Fort Gay, W. Va. — Rob Cantrell scored a career high 24 points to lead Tolsia ( 7-8 ) to a convincing 78-56 victory over Van ( 4-10 ) Tuesday in the Rebels second WV HIT pool play game at Rebel Arena.
The Rebels raced out to a 27-6 lead after one period and never looked back, coasting to the Section victory behind 9 points each from Cantrell and Austin Salmons.
Rob Cantrell receiving a pass from Zack Ball for the east lay in vs Van Tuesday night at Rebel Arena.
Cantrell led the Rebels with 24 points including 4 three pointers. Salmons and Zack Ball 13 points each, Tyler Johnson tallied 10 points, Jesse Muncy 9 points, Trey Brumfield 4 points, Anthony Lovins 3 points and Blake Sturgell 2 points.
Tolsia hit 8 three pointers and went 6 of 10 from the charity stripe.
Jacob Jarrell led Van with 28 points and Hunter McMicken tallied 10 points.
Tolsia will host Carter Christian at 7:30 Friday then host South Harrison on Saturday at 12:00/2:00 in the WV HIT both games at Rebel Arena.
Tolsia Head Coach Todd Maynard
“… Thought we played really well the first quarter and then settled for three pointers in the second and third quarters. We were really stagnant on offense after the first period. Was really happy for Rob Cantrell to get going on offense.”
Tolsia Lady Rebels 67 Tug Valley Lady Panthers 66 OT (Thursday)
For the second time in two days 32 minutes wasn’t enough for these two rivals as the Lady Rebels ( 9-8 ) held off a valiant Lady Panther team at Rebel Arena in an absolute barnburner.
Autumn Block had 21 points, Selena Browning 16 points, Katie Marcum had 11 points and 10 rebounds, Julie Boone 6 points, 11 rebounds and 7 block shots, Kylea Pollinger Kerigan Salmons 5 points each, Jace Litton 4 points.
The Lady Rebels hit 6 three pointers and went 14-28 from the line.
Kaylea Baisden hit 6 three pointers for 27 points and Makayla May scored 25 points.
Tolsia 70 Greenbriar West 51
The Lady Rebels improved to 2-0 in the WV HIT with a victory at Rebel Arena.
Tolsia placed five in double figures led by Katie Marcum and Julie Boone with 13 points each, Boone also grabbed 10 boards, Selena Browning, Katie Marcum and Kerigan Salmons each had 11 points, Salmons knocked down 3 three pointers, Kylea Pollinger 6 points, Elizabeth Johnson 3 points and Trinity Muncy 2 points.
Tolsia hit 4 three pointers and went 11-20 from the line.
Calhoun Co. 65 Tolsia 28 ( Saturday )
The Lady Rebels made the long trek to Mount Zion in the semifinals of the WV HIT and were blitzed by the Red Devils from the start.
Tolsia was led by Kylea Pollinger with 8 points, Julie Boone and Selena Browning 6 points each, Katie Marcum and Autumn Block 3 points each, Kerigan Salmons 2 points.
Tolsia will host Carter Christian at 5:45 in a varsity only game Friday night inside Rebel Arena.
Tolsia Head Coach Ric Morrone
“… We played well against Greenbrier West and Tug Valley. The Tug Valley game was crazy we jumped out to big lead and controlled the game for 3 and half quarters and then we didn’t handle the pressure the last few minutes they capitalized with turnovers and hit a barrage of three pointers to get it to Overtime. Once they got it to over time and had all of the momentum I was really proud of our girls for refocusing, buckling down and not quitting to get the key section victory.”
“… The atmosphere inside Rebel Arena was unreal. I want to thank Great crowd on both sides with everyone into the ballgame. Coach Farley is a friend of mine, give them a ton of credit for getting his team to not quit and battle and get the game to overtime. He does a great job and they have a couple of really good players.”