Paden City and Tyler Consolidated's high school boys basketball teams are doing their best to dodge snowflakes, cold spells and snow days in order to get regularly scheduled games played, with little to no luck. Just when it looks like the teams will be able to manage, school is cancelled, as are games.
The Wildcats managed to get two games of four in last week and the Silver Knights played only once. With the post season less than three weeks away, both teams are scrambling to reschedule when and where they can.
The Wildcats got a nice win over Beallsville on Feb. 10, turning a three point lead at half time into a 12 point margin by the end buzzer. The win put the 'Cats season record at 10-6 on the season thus far in 2014.
Paden had three players hitting double digits in scoring with Kennedy Cain totaling 21; Zach Heasley, 17; and Hayden Hizer, 13.
Cain also had two blocks, a steal and three assists in the game, while Heasley totaled seven rebounds, two blocks and five assists; and Hizer, two steals and three assists. Luke Cooper scored nine points, was credited with nine rebounds, one block, three steals and two assists; Craig Allen added two points, and had three assists; and Deven Price scored two points.
On Feb. 11, the 'Cats played in the OVAC Class A semi-final at Bishop Donahue against the Bishops, unfortunately falling to the other Green team, 79-50. The Bishops held Paden City to 23 points in the first half while putting up 39 on their side of the scoreboard in order to take the win. Donahue went on to take the Class A OVAC championship later in the week.
In the game with the Bishops, Cain scored 21 points had nine rebounds and two assists; Heasley had nine points, eight rebounds, four assists, three blocks; Cooper, eight points, six rebounds, three steals, two blocks.
Allen scored six points for the team, had six rebounds, and four assists; Price, five points, four rebounds, three assists, one block; and Hayden Hizer scored a point, had one rebound and four assists.
Paden City was scheduled to play Meadow Bridge in the Division 2 West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament Championship in Summersville last Friday, but bad weather forced a re-scheduling of the game to later this week, depending on the weather.
The Silver Knights of Tyler Consolidated have been having a difficult time getting scheduled games in thanks to inclement weather and snow days.
The only game statistics can be found for the team is a scheduled game with Parkersburg Catholic on Feb. 11.
The Crusaders took the win from the Silver, 66-48, moving the Silver Knight win/loss record to 4-15 on the year at this point.
With bad weather forcing school and game cancellations, scheduled games for both Paden City and Tyler Consolidated are unavailable at this time.