HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — So much for gracious hosts.
The Point Pleasant girls basketball team dropped an 82-11 decision to host Huntington High Tuesday night.
The Lady Highlanders (1-0) led 31-0 after the first quarter and scored the first four points of the second period. PPHS got on the board in the first time at the 6:13 mark of the second period when freshman Kylie Crump hit two free throws. The Lady Knights scored once more in the half, on a Bailey Williams lay up, but HHS led 52-4 at halftime. Following the intermission HHS slowed the pace and took the 82-11 victory.
Bailey Williams led the Lady Knights with four points, while Kylie Crump marked three. Cassie Nibert and Michaela Cottrill both marked two points in the setback. Cotrill had a team-high seven rebounds, while Nibert and Williams each had one steal. Aislyn Hayman had the lone Point Pleasant block in the game.
Huntington High sophomore Ericka Budd led all scorers with 16 points, followed by Dazha Cogleton with a11 and Abby Conley with 10. HHS had 11 of its 13 players score on the night.
Huntington High shot 36-of-69 (52.1 percent) from the field, compared to the 4-of-19 (21.1 percent) fired by the Lady Knights. HHS held a 28-to-19 rebounding advantage and a 34-to-7 advantage in turnovers.
This is the lone scheduled meeting between the Lady Knights and Lady Highlanders this season.