Fort Gay, W. Va. — #10 Tolsia Girls basketball snapped a two game losing streak with a 60-47 victory over previously unbeaten #8 River View ( 7-1 ) Wednesday at Rebel Arena.
Kerigan Salmons hit four three pointers in a victory over River View Wednesday night.
Julie Boone and Kerigan Salmons led the way with 14 each including 6 three pointers combined, Autumn Block also hit double figures with 10 points, Kylea Pollinger 7 points, Selena Browning 6 points, Jace Litton and Isabella Simpkins chipped in with 4 points each.
Tolsia hit 7 three pointers and went 15 of 24 from the foul line.
Head Coach Ric Morrone presents Julie Boone with a basketball after she accomplished 500 points and 500 Rebounds for her career last week.
River View was led by Haylie Payne with 15 points, Ali Morson 13 points, Trista Lester 9 points, Jenna Atwell 6 points, Sheridan Calhoun 2 points, Chloe Mitchem and Katie Bailey 1 point each.
The Raiders hit 2 three pointers and went 13 of 25 from the foul line.
RHS 9 16 11 10
THS 17 14 19 10
Huntington St. Joe 81 Tolsia 47 ( Friday )
#4 ranked in Class 3A the Fighting Irish was to much for the Lady Rebels in a matchup of former section opponents.
Kylea Pollinger hit 3 three pointers and finished with 11 points, Julie Boone and Kerigan Salmons tallied 10 points each, Selena Browning 5 points, Kenzie Young 3 points, Julie Young and Autumn Block 2 points each.
Tolsia hit 6 three pointers and went 3 of 6 from the foul line.
St. Joe was led by Anya Damon with 27 points, Lacee Smith 12 points, Ava Lee and Julia Preservati 10 points each, Makayla Smith 6 points, Sophie Ransbottom and Ramey George 5 points each.
The Irish hit 11 three pointers and went 8 of 15 from the foul line.
THS 12 14 13 8 = 47
HSJ 19 19 17 26 = 81
Wayne 48 Tolsia 43 ( Wednesday )
In a battle of Wayne Co. rivals the #4 team in Class 3A the Wayne Pioneers held of the Lady Rebels to squeak out the victory.
Tolsia was led by Autumn Block with 13 points, Julie Boone tallied 10 points, Selena Browning, Kylea Pollinger and Kerigan Salmons 6 points each, Isabella Simpkins 2 points.
The Rebels hit 2 three pointers and went 9 of 15 from the foul line.
Autumn Block surveys the floor against Wayne.
Wayne was led by Jasmine Tabor with 23 points, Alana Eaves 14 points, Kirsten Stroud and Dilaneigh Brooks 4 points each, Morgan Marshall 1 point.
The Pioneers hit 1 three pointer and went 19 of 27 from the foul line.
THS 8 8 8 19 = 43
WHS 15 9 7 17 = 48
Tolsia will return to action on Saturday with a trip to Mingo Central before hosting Grace Christian on Monday at Rebel Arena.
Tolsia Head Coach Ric Morrone
“… I’m so proud of our girls for their efforts tonight, River View is a good team and deserved to be in the top ten. They were ranked a couple spots ahead of us and were 7-0 coming in here tonight with some quality wins under their belts. We are just trying to get better become section starts in a couple weeks. This was a team win tonight. We got into some foul trouble and I thought every girl we put in the game and even the ones that didn’t get in were a part of this victory tonight.”
“… We have played a brutal schedule so far with the likes of St. Joe, Wayne, Spring Valley and Greenup Co. but I think it will have us prepared for postseason. This was another good test for us tonight because I think River View will come out of Region 3 and make the state tournament. Really proud of the team tonight.”