ST. ALBANS, W.Va. — Like a fine wine, the Point Pleasant boys basketball team kept getting better with age Thursday night during a 67-47 victory over host St. Albans in a non-conference matchup in Kanawha County.
The Big Blacks (4-3) captured a slim 18-16 edge after eight minutes of play, but the guests followed with a 49-31 charge over the final three periods to wrap up their second straight triumph with the 20-point decision.
PPHS extended its halftime lead out to 30-22 following a 12-6 second quarter surge, then kept that momentum moving forward with an 18-13 run in the third to claim a 48-35 edge headed into the finale. Point Pleasant outscored the Red Dragons (1-3) by a 19-13 margin down the stretch to conclude the final outcome.
Wade Martin spearheaded the Point offense, scoring 24 of his game-high 26 points in the first three periods of play. Nick Templeton was next with 12 points, followed by Aden Yates with nine points and Garrett Norris with eight markers.
Alex Somerville contributed six points to the winning cause, while Brian Gibbs and Cody Sroufe respectively rounded things out with four and two markers. PPHS was 18-of-23 at the free throw line for 78 percent.
Cody Young led SAHS with 17 points, followed by Taylor Clark with 14 points and Jeffrey Seams with six markers. The hosts were 4-of-7 at the charity stripe for 57 percent.