Fort Gay, W. Va — Tolsia ( 10-8 ) avenged an earlier loss to Buffalo ( 7-10 ) with a 76-69 Section victory Tuesday night at Rebel Arena.
The Rebels trialed 18-11 late in the first period before rattling off 6 straight points to pull within 18-17 at the end of the quarter.
In the second quarter both teams traded baskets with neither team leading by more than four points before Buffalo hit buzzer beater to lead 35-32 at the break.
In the third period it was much of the same as the pace was break neck with Buffalo hitting another buzzer beater to take a four point lead 52-48 heading to the final stanza.
In the fourth Tolsia would find its groove with some timely steals which led to easy buckets and closed out the comeback victory at foul line making 6-8 and scoring 28 points in the period.
Jesse Muncy led a balanced attack with 19 points, Tyler Johnson tallied 16 points, Rob Cantrell 13 points, Zack Ball 11 points, Steven Ward 9 points and Austin Salmons 8 points.
Tolsia only hit 2 three pointers well below their average and went 14 of 20 from the charity stripe.
Buffalo was led by Alec Hanshaw with a game high 26 points, David Whittington tallied 14 points.
The Bison hit 2 three pointers and went 5 of 11 from the free throw line.
BHS 18 17 17 17 = 69
THS 17 15 16 28 = 76
Tolsia 102 South Harrison 62 ( Saturday)
The Rebels cracked the century mark on Saturday afternoon at Rebel Arena and improved to 2-1 in the WV HIT with five players in double figures.
Jesse Muncy led the way with 35 points and hit 5 three pointers, Tyler Johnson hit 2 three pointers and finished with 25 points, Rob Cantrell and Austin Salmons 14 points each, Zack Ball tallied 10 points, Trey Brumfield and Steven Ward 2 points each.
The Rebels hit 8 three pointers and went 18 of 22 from the free throw line.
South Harrison was led by Noah Burnside with 17 points and Lucas Elliott 14 points.
The Hawks hit 2 three pointers and went 12 of 14 from the free throw line.
SHHS 12 13 16 14 = 62
THS 22 26 29 26 = 102
Tolsia will finish out WV HIT play Saturday afternoon at 3:30 against East Hardy at Robert C. Byrd High School.
Tolsia Head Coach Todd Maynard
“… Great Section win for us after losing a close one up at Buffalo, We only hit 2 three pointers and still scored 76 points which is odd for us but it shows that we can win and not have to depend on the three point shot.”
“… Steven Ward played well off of the bench for us, I challenged him at halftime and responded with a couple big shots and on the defensive end as well. He has a ton of talent and is still evolving as a player. Proud of Zack Ball for gutting it out with a bum ankle. Ward and Ball helped out on Alec Hanshaw and held him to four points in the fourth quarter. Hanshaw has killed us both times this year.”!
Tolsia 58 Covenant Christian 14 ( Monday )
The Lady Rebels improved to 11-8 with a lopsided road victory as eleven different players cracked the scoring column.
Karie Marcum led Tolsia with 16 points, Julie Boone tallied 8 points, Kerigan Salmons 6 points, Trinity Muncy 5 points, Madison Maynard and Jace Litton 4 points and 7 rebounds each, Lyndsie Wilson and Elizabeth Johnson 4 points each, Selena Browning 3 points, Taylor Ball and Kylea Pollinger 2 points each.
THS 17 22 13 6 = 58
CCHS 4 6 2 2 = 14
Chapmanville 57 Tolsia 53 ( Wednesday )
The Lady Rebels lost a tough road game against a very good Lady Tiger team.
Katie Marcum had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Kylea Pollinger tallied 15 points, Autumn Block 12 points, Julie Boone 6 points and 12 rebounds, Selena Browning and Kerigan Salmons 2 points each.
Tolsia hit 1 three pointer and went 8-14 from the line.
Ali Williamson led Chapmanville with 17 points, Gracie Brumfield 15 points, Hollie Blair 10 points.
THS 17 12 10 14 = 53
CHS 14 11 19 13 = 57
The Lady Rebels will travel across the river to face Lawrence Co. on Friday before traveling to Poca Monday to finish out the regular season.