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Creek Holds Off Magnolia

February 20, 2019
BY BRUCE CRAWFORD - STAFF WRITER (BCRAWFORD@WETZELCHRONICLE.COM) , Wetzel Chronicle

An early 9-0 run and a late 6-0 run by the Indian Creek Redskins proved too much for the Magnolia Blue Eagles to overcome, as they lost, 53-43, on Feb. 15 and inside Indian Creek Gymnasium. The boys basketball action was game two of the OVAC Consolation Pool.

The Blue Eagles' Trevor Williamson swished a three-pointer to open the game, but the Redskins used a 9-0 run to take an early lead, 9-3.

But the never-say-die Blue Eagles ,with a driving deuce by Jake Gamble and long-range bonus bomb by Jacob Miller, pulled the Eagles to 9-8.

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Photo by Cris Jenkins
The Blue Eagles’ Trevor Williamson stops and pops one from beyond the arc against Indian Creek.

Indian Creek would hold on to a 17-14 lead after one period of play, but Gamble would outscore the hosts, 7-4, in the second period to even things up, 21-21, heading into the locker rooms.

The Redskins scored the first three third-quarter baskets, but Williamson and Miller each tickled the twine from beyond the arc to even things up at 27-27. After trading baskets, the Creek would score the next five points to take a five-point advantage, but Gamble scored three free throws to pull to within a deuce.

However, by the end of the period, Creek swished a buzzer-beating triple to take a 41-35 lead heading into the final eight minutes of play.

The Redskins opened the fourth with a 6-0 run, and would hold-off the Blue Eagles to get the win.

Gamble paced the Eagles with 18 points, which included 6-9 at the charity stripe, while Williamson followed with 15 markers, all by three-pointers. Likewise, Miller swished all six of his points from beyond the arc, while Damon Shimp tacked on a triple and a free throw for all the Magnolia scoring.

(R.J. GOODE also contributed to the story.)

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Wheeling Central Spoils Magnolia's Senior Night, Wins 94-56

Wheeling Central raced out to a 29-11 advantage and never looked back in spoiling the Magnolia Blue Eagles' Feb. 13 senior night, 94-56.

Central was up 54-21 at halftime, but the Blue Eagles came out of the break rejuvenated and outscored the Maroon Knights, 19-15, in the third period.

Damon Shimp came off the bench to lead the Big Blue with 13 points, including three baskets from beyond the arc. Sebastian Sticker followed with an even dozen markers, which included a three-ball.

In addition, Trevor Williamson and Jake Gamble both scored eight points, as Williamson added two triples from bonus ball territory. Chase Glover and Marcus Barnes also came off the bench to each score six points, with each sinking a 3-pointer. Jacob Miller sank a two-point shot, and Eli Nice swished a free throw.

 
 
 

 

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