SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — You win some, You lose some.
The Big Blacks tasted both victory and defeat this weekend at the South Charleston Holiday Classic, as South Charleston got the better of PPHS by a count of 77-46 on Friday night, and Point Pleasant rebounded to defeat St. Clairsville 49-44 on Saturday.
On Friday, the Black Eagles came out firing and led 19-10 through one quarter. SCHS expanded its lead to double-digits in the second and Point Pleasant (3-3) trailed 36-26 at halftime.
It truly was the third quarter that made all the difference and South Charleston outscored the Big Blacks 29-to-5 over the eight minute stretch. Point Pleasant outscored SCHS 15-to-11 in the fourth quarter but the Black Eagles took the 77-46 victory.
Nick Templeton led PPHS with 13 points, followed by Aden Yates with 12 and Wade Martin with seven. Brian Gibbs had five points Alex Somerville had four, Garrett Norris marked three, while Tray Tucker finished with two points.
South Charleston was led by Jordan Lewis and Adrian Cunningham with 19 points each, followed by Brandon Knapper with 14. Kevin Williams had eight points, Anthony Billings marked five, while Kentre Grier and Jacob Miller each had four. Jonah Cosby and Walter Clark rounded out the SCHS scoring with two points each.
On Saturday, the Big Blacks jumped out to a 15-11 lead through the opening quarter and expanded it to 27-20 at halftime. The Red Devils marked 11 points in the third quarter and 13 in the fourth, while PPHS scored 11 in each to take the 49-44 win.
Templeton’s 17 points led PPHS, followed by Somerville with nine and Norris with eight. Yates added seven points, Martin contributed six, while Gibbs finished with one.
Ferns led St. Clairsville with 17 points, followd by Terouten with 11 and Scarnecchia with four. Derose, Coleman, Panepucci and Buchanan each had three points in the setback.