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Lady Pirate Basketball News - Second Week
The second week of the basketball season was a rough one on the road for the Lady Pirates varsity squad, two losses in two away games. The junior varsity team had a brighter week, earning two victories in two outings.
On Monday evening the Monroe County girls traveled to PikeView Middle School in Princeton. Peterstown’s shooters were slow to warm up, falling behind 6 -21 by halftime, then coming around a bit to outscore the Panthers 19-18 in the second half, losing by a final score of 25-39. Hannah Perdue and Kaila Hazelwood each had 13 points for Pike View. Akayla Hughes had ten points for Peterstown and teammate Kendra Karnes added seven. The Lady Pirates made 58% (7/12) of their free throws and the Panthers hit for 47% (9/19) from the line.
In JV action, Peterstown won against PikeView 19-16. Destiny Cook tossed in 7 points and Sydney Hunt added 6 for the JV Lady Pirates. Montana Mann was high scorer for Pike View with 6.
On Tuesday, the Peterstown girls made the long bus trip to Crawley, WV to play the Lady Timberwolves of Western Greenbrier Middle School. In a hotly contested, physical game, the Lady Pirates fell just short of a win, 28-30. Kellie Belcher led the scoring for Peterstown with 12 and Logan Vandall scored 15 for Western Greenbrier.
The Lady Pirate JV team came from behind to win 22-15 against the Timberwolves. Destiny Cook scored eight and Briana Cook added seven points for Peterstown. For Western Greenbrier, Madison Vandall and Meagan Poticher each hit for four points.
The Lady Pirates will host Summers County this week just before the Christmas break and will be back in action on January 3 at Eastern Greenbrier.
Peterstown Lady Pirates Basketball - First Week
The Lady Pirates basketball team played three games during the opening week of the 2016-17 basketball season and earned two wins and a loss.
On Monday, they traveled to Trap Hill in Glen Daniel (Raleigh County) and emerged victorious. The Peterstown girls led 16-0 at the end of the first quarter behind the sharp shooting of Akayla Hughes and Kendra Karnes. Teammates Kelissa Robertson and Kellie Belcher soon warmed up and the girls rolled to a 47-8 win. High scorer for Trap Hill was Leashawn Clay with four. Top scorers for Peterstown were Hughes with 12, Belcher, ten, Karnes, nine, and Robertson, seven.
Their cross-county rival, the Mountain View Hawks, swooped in on Tuesday. They started the game slowly, falling behind in the first half 20-3, but rallied in the second half, scoring 14 points. Peterstown held on to win 31-17. The leading Hawk scorer was S. Collins with six. The top scorer for Peterstown was Akayla Hughes with 12.
Powerhouse Eastern Greenbrier came to town on Thursday evening. Even though Peterstown jumped out to a 4-2 lead, the speed and shooting prowess of the Knights from Greenbrier County were overwhelming. Eastern led 26-12 at halftime and sailed on to a 48-19 win. Amya Damon led all scorers with 17 for the Knights and Akayla Hughes and Kellie Belcher each had seven for Peterstown.
In junior varsity action, Eastern Greenbrier again prevailed, 29-6. Adyson Hines score three points for Peterstown and B. Davis earned nine points for the winning team.