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PAGE B2 Wednesday, February 21, 2018 SPORTS and ~. P1RI I of ,IL.[ F ERSON FARMER'S ADVOCATE SPORTS IN BRIEF University High takes top spot in the boys rankings The University High Hawks boys basketball squad sits atop the Class AAA rankings this week with the Fairmont Senior boys holding steady for Class AA. Here is the Associated Press boys basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses. Class AAA Class AA Team Record Team . Record 1. University (8)19-1 1. Fairmont Senior (9) 18-0 2. Parkersburg South (1)18-3 2. Chapmanville 19-1 3. G.W. 16-3 3. Oak Hill 17-2 4. Martinsburg 17-4 4. Westside 15-5 5. Woodrow Wilson 15-5 5. Bluefield 16-4 6. (T) Capital 12-6 6. Philip Barbour 16-3 6. (T) Musselman 16-5 7. Nitro 18-3 8. Huntington 13-6 8. Mingo C. 14-7 9. Hedgesville 14-5 9. Bridgeport 13-6 10. Morgantown 14-7 10. Braxton County17-3 Wrestlers compete at states CHARLES TOWN -- Eastern Panhandle wrestlers are set to travel down to Huntington to compete against the best in the state in the Class AAA and Class AA-A state tournament. The tournament will last three days with the first-round matches getting underway on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. On Fri- day there will be two sessions at 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Then, on Saturday, the morning session begins at 10:30 a.m. and the championship matches start at 6:30 p.m. Parkersburg South, Independence and Wirt County won the titles last year. Second half lifts Shepherd men SHEPHERDSTOWN - Senior guard Steffen Davis and sophomore guard Thomas Lang each scored 16 points to lead Shepherd University (16-10, 12-8 MEC) to a 75-59 win over Charleston (14-12, 10-10 MEC) in MEC men's basketball ac- tion at the Butcher Center on Saturday. Davis connected on 6-of-12 field goals with a 4-of-9 effort from three-point range. He added four assists and three steals. Lang hit on 4-of-14 field goals with a 1-of-8 effort from be- yond the arc. He was 7-of-8 from the line. Lang also dished out a game-high five assists. Junior guard Derek McKnight added 14 points, while junior guard Devin Smith tossed in 11. Junior forward Winston Burgess contributed eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Charleston had a 33-26 lead at half- time behind 17 first-half points from Anderson. Shepherd con- nected on 43.6 percent (24-55) from the floor with a 31.3 per- cent (10-32) performance from beyond the arc for the game. The Rams hit on 85 percent (17-20) of their free throws. The Rams return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Glenville State for a 7:30 p.m. game. -- Shepherd Sports Information Shepherd women top Charleston SHEPHERDSTOWN - Freshman forward Sydney Clay- ton scored a game-high 16 points to lead four Rams in double figures as Shepherd University (13-13,9-11 MEC) recorded a 58-45 win over University of Charleston (11-15, 7-13 MEC) in MEC women's basketball action at the Butcher Center on Saturday. Clayton connected on 8-of-14 field goals. She add- ed seven rebounds and two steals. Junior guard Karl Lankford posted her fifth double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds. She added five assists and three steals. Ju- nior guard Kayla Tibbs and senior guard Morgan Arden each tossed in 10 points. Arden added eight boards and four assists. The Rams return to action on Wednesday when they travel to Glenville State for a 5:30 p.m. contest. -- Shepherd Sports Information JEFFERSON HIGH's Simmons Simmons placed eighth in the 100 breaststroke and 12th in the 200 IM at the state meet, along with helping the Cougars in multiple relay races. Call today tor your Free Publishing Kit! 855-781-5497 PROUDLY SPONSORED BY Start your total experience today/ 1 800-574-1648 CHARLES TOWN- The Martins- day night after press time in Class burg girls finished undefeated in East- AAA, Region II, Section 2 matchup. ern Panhandle Athletic Conference The winner of that one takes on Hamp- play and escaped Monday night with shire Thursday night. a win over Hedgesville in the Class The Cougars won over South Hager- AAA, Region II, Section 1 semifinal stown, Md on senior night Friday by game. the final of 55-15 to finish up regular Hedgesvile led at halftime 21-19 be- season play. Jefferson had lost its two fore the top seeded Bulldogs made a previous games before the win over second half run to get the job done by South Hagerstown to Hedgesville and the final of 45=40. Martinsburg now St. James, Md. moves on to host Spring Mills in to- In the 41-32 loss to Hedgesville, Ki- day's sectional title game. ayha Bradley and ChristianaArmstrong The Cardinals won over Musselman led the Cougars with eight points each. 49-46 on Monday night to advance. Jefferson finished up the regular sea- A basket by Jada Brooks with just 55 son at 4-7 in conference play and 7-14 seconds to go earned Spring Mills the overall. The Washington girls end- win. ed the regular season at 1-16 overall, The Jefferson girls went up against without a win in conference play. cross town rival Washington on Tues- -- Zach Cumberland DAVID PENNOCK Jefferson High's Kiayha Bradley shoots over South Hagerstown defenders in F i- day night's 55-15 win. ZACH CUMBERLAND Washington's Tyler Hardy goes up for a shot earlier this season against Jefferson. Boys basketball FROM PAGE B1 The Hedgesville Eagles are ranked ninth in the state, so there's plenty of firepower coming out of the East- ern Panhandle this season, with one of those teams likely to have a good shot at playing for it all in Charleston at the state tournament. The Section 1 final ,viii ,o 1~0 plaoo on March 2, with the winner of No. 3 Hedgesville and No. 2 Musselman taking on the winner of No. 4 Spring Mills and No. 1 Martinsburg. The game will be played at 7 p,m. at the court of the highest advancing seed. The games are expected to be played as planned Thursday and Fri- day, despite the statewide public school employee walkout scheduled on those two days. i The Charleston Gazette-Mail re- ports that the regular season boys basketball games in Kanawha Cou0- ty, however, will be cancelled ThurS- day and Friday. Jefferson High (7-12, 3-8) is on a two-game win streak af- ter a 54-49 win over Spring Mills on Tueoday night. The Cougars also won over Hampshire on Friday, 59- 39. Jefferson finishes the regular sea- son this week with games at home Wednesday against Silver Oak, Md and then Friday against Hedgesvige at home as well at 7:30 p.m. Washington (9-13, 5-7) has fin- ished up its regular season. 7 CHARLES TOWN -- After the pre- length lead down the backside and by vious week's races were nixed by in- the opening quarter in 22 seconds fiat. clement weather and poor track con- George Town Cat, upset winner of the ditions, Charles Town kicked off last West Virginia Dash For Cash here last week's programs by hosting a solid card fall, broke well to race second, just in on Valentine's Day last Wednesday. front of the venerable Greenway Court Right at the midway point of the and the consistent Cat Come Home. Wednesday card, Charles Town offered Roman Officer widened his advantage a one-turn open allowance dash for old- through the far turn and the one-turn er runners, sprint specialist looked poised to draw When the gates opened in that one- off. But the Kevin Patterson trainee be- turn dash for older sprinters, favored gan to weaken turning for home and Roman Officer broke in the air but Greenway Court and Cat Come Home gathered his momentum upon reaching both began to slice into the favorite's the surface and then darted to a three- advantage. 'S For an instant, it looked as though those two run overtake the leader but Roman Officer just lasted for a nedk score after getting the 4 1/2-furlongs {n 52.63 over a fast track that has been sit- ting idle for some time. A 7-year-old Roman Ruler gelding trained by Patterson for owner Robert Cole, Jr Roman Officer kicked off his 2018 in similar style to the way he end- ed his 2017 slate - with a determinrd victory. Last year Roman Officer wdn four of five starts and his lone setbadk came here against E1 Deal. -- Ted Black CHARLES TOWN -- 31-30 with only 23 sec- tle game with l6 points. Mya The Charles Town Middle onds to go, Carmen Skinner Griffin led Spring Mills with School eighth-grade girls scored the go-ahead buck- 15 points. took the Mountaineer Ath- et with just seven seconds Thomas came up big for letic Conference champion- to go, eventually lifting the the Panthers in the second ship on Thursday evening Panthers to the title, half as she scored six-straight over Spring Mills. Delany Thomas of Charlespoints. Charles Town jumped With Charles Town down Town led all scorers in the ti- out to a four-point lead be- JEFFERSON HIGH's Hanson Hanson placed sixth in the 100 free and seventh in the 100 backstroke Friday at the state meet in Morgan- town. 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