HURRICANE, W.Va. — The Hurricane girls basketball team ended Point Pleasant’s season Monday night with a 66-26 Lady Redskins triumph in Putnam County.
Hurricane (12-11) led 25-5 at the end of the first quarter and pushed the lead to 40-8 at halftime. The Lady Redskins outscored Point Pleasant (0-23) 21-to-6 in the third quarter and led 61-14 with eight minutes to play. The Lady Knights outscored HHS 12-to-5 in the fourth period and Hurricane claimed the 66-26 triumph.
The Lady Knights were led b y Charli Leach with 13 points, followed by Marlee Bruner with five. Michaela Cottrill added three points, Kylie Crump and Jessica McCoy each had two, while Aislyn Hayman rounded out the PPHS total with one marker.
Hurricane was led by by Abby Watson with 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Taneisha Sturdivant with 10 points and 17 rebounds. Audrey Barber had 10 points, Bonnie Runyon and Kaylee Wooten both added eight points, while Emily Browning marked five and Cassie Sargent contributed two.
The Lady Redskins also defeated PPHS on January 4, in Mason County by a count of 62-9. Hurricane will travel to St. Albans on Wednesday for the Region IV, Section 1 semifinal.
The Lady Knights join Wahama as the first Mason County teams to have an “imperfect season” since the 2008 Hannan Lady Wildcats. PPHS and WHS both finished 0-23 this season.