Fort Gay, W. Va. Tolsia ( 7-11 ) celebrated Senior night with a 55-38 victory over Prestonsburg ( 7-23 ) Saturday night at Rebel Arena to close out their regular season home schedule.
The Rebels led 14-9 after one quarter and 23-17 at halftime as the Blackcats tried to slow the pace. In the second half Tolsia picked up the shooting and extended their lead out to 40-26 heading into the final period. Tolsia outscored Prestonsburg 15-12 in the final stanza to close out the victory.
Senior Coty Jude was recognized for scoring his 1,000th point after his first bucket. He finished with 16 points. Senior Jordan Johnson tallied 15 points, Trey Smith had 9 points, Senior Brian Campbell and Jared Switzer both chipped in with 5 points, Senior Logan Presley who left the game early with injury had 4 points, Jacob Mollette hit one free throw. Tolsia went 21-29 from the line and hit 3 threes on the contest.
Prestonsburg 9 8 9 12 – 38
Tolsia 14 9 15 17 – 55
TOLSIA 59, VAN 45
On Thursday night at Rebel Arena Tolsia handed Van a 59-45 loss it was the second time this season the Rebels took care of the Bulldogs. Three Rebels hit double figures in the win as Coty Jude poured in 25 points including two monster dunks in the first half, Brian Campbell finished with 15 points, Jordan Johnson tallied 12 points, Trey Smith and Jared Switzer chipped in with 4 and 2 points respectively.
Van 8 10 17 10 – 45
Tolsia 9 23 15 12 – 59
#3 seeded Tolsia will start postseason play Saturday night in Region 4 Section 2 first round vs #6 Buffalo at Rebel Arena tipoff set for 7:00.
Tolsia Senior Coty Jude
“… It was a surreal moment walking across the floor it has been a wild ride but I really think I have accomplished a lot, this is our last regular season home game but we are far from done.” The cried tonight was great I loved seeing the stands packed with orange and blue. We have fought through some adversity this year but are playing good at the right time.”
Tolsia Senior Jordan Johnson
“… Fastest year of my life can’t believe it’s almost tournament time, always good to win on Senior night. We finally got everybody healthy and all of the pieces together to make a run.” It felt really good to hear the crowd, it was really emotional knowing it was my last regular season game glad we got the win.”