Schools, Sports, The Braxton Democrat

BC Lady Knights are Runners-up in CWVAC Tournament Play

Four Braxton girls receive conference honors

To earn the right to play for the CWVAC tournament championship, the Lady Knights defeated both Clay and Ravenswood. In a low-scoring, close game George Washington Middle edged Braxton’s girls to get the conference championship. The Lady Knights ended their season 11-4.
All-Tournament Awards went to Aubrey Mowery and Makenna Robinson, and Avah Mollohan received the CWVAC Heart and Hustle Award. CWVAC coaches choose the winner of this award. Jade Chapman added to Braxton’s awards as she won the 3-point shootout competition.
In the 31-23 win over Clay in their first conference tournament game, the Braxton girls outscored Clay in every quarter. Coach Matt Pritt explained one difficulty he and his team faced in that game. “We had four girls in foul trouble with four fouls each,” he said. “ {Then] Rion Given and Avah Mollohan came off the bench and gave the girls a spark.” In that win, Aubrey Mowery led in scoring with 11. Avah Mollohan scored 7, Makenna Robinson 4, Jade Chapman 4, Rylan Criner 3, and Brooklyn Paletti 2.
In the second round of conference tournament play, the Lady Knights played Ravenswood at the Braxton County Armory. Braxton won 21-19 in what Coach Pritt said was “a close game the entire time.” The Lady Knights trailed 12-9 at halftime but managed to keep the game close through the second half. With less than a minute to go, Mowery hit her only shot of the game to put Braxton up by two. Coach Pritt noted, “The girls played great defense to seal the win.”
Scoring against Ravenswood included Robinson with 8, Paletti and Chapman with 3 each, Mowery 2, Given 2, Mollohan 2, and Rylan Criner 1.
In the championship game, George Washington won 14-10. “It was a tough game,” Coach Pritt said. “We couldn’t get anything going! We didn’t shoot well or have any energy. Brooklyn Paletti was out with a broken finger from the night before which really hurt us on defense, and the energy she brings would have meant a lot.” Mowery scored 5 points, Robinson 2, Mollohan 2, and Criner 1 .
Coach Pritt said of the loss to George Washington, “This was not the ending we wanted, but I’m proud of this team. They improved all season and gave it their all.”
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