Fort Gay, W. Va. — Tolsia ( 5-2 ) bounced back after losing Monday with a 64-60 victory over Point Pleasant ( 3-6 ) at Rebel Arena Tuesday night.
Rob Cantrell drives to the basket against Point Pleasant Tuesday.
Tolsia Senior Rob Cantrell led four Rebels in double figures with a season high 20 points, Tyler Johnson and Jesse Muncy tallied 13 points apiece, Austin Salmons netted 11 points and Steven Ward chipped in with 7 points.
The Rebels hit 6 three pointers and went 12 of 15 from the charity stripe.
Point Pleasant was led by Hunter Bush with 26 points, Kyelar Morrow 18 points, Eric Chapman 14 points, Malik Butler and Trey Peck 1 point each.
The Black Knights hit 11 three pointers and went 7 of 13 from the foul line.
PPHS 16 8 16 20 = 60
THS 19 20 7 18 = 64
Man 64 Tolsia 61 ( Monday )
The #1 team in the state of West Virginia proved to be to much for the Rebels on the road as the Hillbillies led most of the way.
Jesse Muncy led the Rebels with 18 points, Rob Cantrell tallied 10 points, Tyler Johnson 9 points and Austin Salmons 4 points.
Tolsia hit 4 three pointers and went 8 of 13 from the foul line.
Man ( 3-0 ) was led by Austin Ball with 23 points, Peyton Adams 14 points, Caleb Blevins and Jackson Tackett 11 points each, Ryan Cozart 5 points.
The Hillbillies hit 5 three pointers and went 8 of 16 from the foul line.
THS 8 10 10 13 = 41
MHS 10 21 18 15 = 64
Tolsia 60 Huntington St. Joe 49 ( Thursday)
Jesse Muncy led the Rebels with 16 points, Austin Salmons tallied 15 points, Anthony Lovins hit 4 three pointers and finished with 12 points, Tyler Johnson 8 points, Rob Cantrell 7 points and Gavin Meadows chipped in with 2 points.
Austin Salmons tallied 15 points in a road victory over Huntington St. Joe last week.
The Rebels hit 5 three pointers and went 1 of 1 from the foul line.
St. Joe was led by Christian Layne with 21 points, Caden Ehirim 14 points, Marshall Reynolds and Phillip Ignatidis 6 points each.
The Irish hit 4 three pointers and went 9 of 10 from the foul line.
THS 7 21 17 15 = 60
HJS 12 8 15 14 = 49
2021 Tolsia Cheerleaders and mascots
Top Row L to R Kaylee Johnson, Kerigan Salmons, Camree Meddings, Hayley Collie, Addy Meadows, Haley Fluty, Carissa Grace, Mika McCormick
Middle L to R Sara Sturgell, Sara Doss, Desiree Keene, Kendall Tucker, Brynn Thompson
Bottom L to R Paisley Maynard, Sadie Maynard, Cheyanne Blankenship
Tolsia will return to action on Saturday at Noon against Huntington St. Joe at Rebel Arena.
Tolsia Head Coach Todd Maynard
“…Good bounce back win for us against Point Pleasant, probably our best first half of the season. Thought we took our shot and that is what we emphasize in the program.”
“… A win is a win, we didn’t play very good on the offensive end of the floor for much of the game against St. Joe but we will take the victory. I thought we took better shots but we just didn’t connect. We were more patient and that is what we worked on. Anthony Lovins came in off the bench and gave us a spark with four three pointers.”
“… Defensively we were much better, probably our best effort of the year on that end. They have a couple nice pieces and we tried to contain them the best we could.”
“… We went to #2 Man on Monday and it didn’t go very well. We started out ok and then we had a tough time scoring. I thought we rushed our offense in the second half especially. They are long and athletic and gave us fits.”