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Braxton varsity boys
end regular season with two losses
The Eagles varsity played two games last week and lost both.On their floor, the Clay Panthers handed Braxton a 55-40 loss last Monday night, and Charleston Catholic defeated the Eagles Wednesday night at the Braxton County Armory. Wednesday night was also Senior Night.
Braxton stayed close to the Panthers in Monday night’s game until the fourth period. After the first half, the Eagles trailed by only two. In the third quarter, the teams played evenly so Clay held a two point lead going into the fourth. In that last period, the Panthers outscored the Eagles 20-7 to seal the win.
Eagles jv boys go
2-0, end season at 10-8
With victories over both Clay’s and Charleston Catholic’s junior varsity squads, Braxton’s jv team, coached by Jacob Wolfe, finished with a 10-8 season record.
Heath Cottrill put in 17 points and Garrett Shingler added 13 to lead the Eagles to a 55-53 victory at Clay last Monday night. Braxton managed a 17-12 lead at the end of the first period and went into the dressing room at halftime up 30-22. The Eagles held off a strong Panther comeback effort in the second half to hold on to the win.
Lady Eagles defeat Webster,
lose to Ravenswood in post season action
The Lady Eagles opened last week with a 51-45 sectional victory over Webster’s Lady Highlanders. Braxton’s season ended when Ravenswood defeatd the Eagles 65-42 Thursday night in a sectional semifinal game.
Commenting on the games and the season, Lady Eagles’ coach Keith Greene said, “We ended the year 10-13. We didn’t win as much as I wanted, but we’re only losing two seniors this year.We have a very young team with a lot of talent.” Moving on to the post-season games, Coach Greene added, We won our first game against Webster in post season to move on to the second game against Ravenswood, which is one of the top-ranked teams in the state.” He ended by saying, “I’m very proud of our team and how they grew as a team.”
Knights’ season ends
with CWVAC Tournament first-round loss
Webster outscored the Braxton Knights 56-41 in the first round of CWVAC Tournament action last Tuesday night. The game was played on Webster’s home floor. Braxton ended a somewhat abbreviated season with a record of 8-5.
Junior varsity Knights
score win in last game of season
Jadyn Stewart and Ryan Shreve each contributed 14 points to the Knights’ 43-25 jv win over Webster last week. Coach Gary Rexroad noted that his team led throughout the game. At halftime,the young Knights were up 25-14.
Adding to Stewart’s and Shreve’s contributions, Todd Spencer scored 8 points, Hunter Kniceley 3, and Drew Toler 4.
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