CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Mason County certainly made its impact in the Capital City.
Friday night during the North South Basketball Classic at the South Charleston Community Center Point Pleasant’s Wade Martin was named North team Most Outstanding Player, while on Saturday at the North South Football Classic at Laidley Field Wahama’s Kane Roush earned South team Most Valuable Player.
The North team won the basketball classic by a 104-88 count and was led by Most Outstanding Player Jon Elmore, who scored 25 points on the night. The South team MOP, Martin, scored 18 points while marking seven rebounds and four assists. Martin combined with teammates Jerome Jones, of Washington, and David Park, of Wheeling Central, combined for 61 points and 28 rebounds. Martin also competed in the three-point and slam dunk competitions.
Saturday’s football classic was won by the South team by a score of 46-26, despite the North offense holding a 21-10 advantage in first downs. Roush made his impact on the defensive side of the ball forcing and recovering a fumble, which he then returned 75 yards for a touchdown. Roush also intercepted a pass in the win. Zach Phillips of Wheeling Park was named MVP for the North squad.
Wade Martin will be attending Fishburne Military School in Virginia next season, while Kane Roush will be playing on Laidley Field for the University of Charleston.