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Seasons end for local basketball squads

Feb. 29—Below is a look at basketball tournament games involving county teams on Tuesday and Wednesday:

Boys

PikeView 53

Midland Trail 48

A big third quarter lifted No. 3 seed PikeView past No. 2 Midland Trail 53-48 Tuesday on the opening night of the Class AAA Region 3, Section 1 tournament.

The Panthers outpointed the Class AAA No. 8 Patriots 21-7 in the third period to set the stage for the upset win at the Flournoy Center in Hico.

In arrears by nine points, 44-35, entering the final period, Midland Trail surged to get back in contention.

The Patriots twice cut the deficit to four points, on an Eli Campbell 3-pointer and a drive by Justin Cooper, and they eventually crept to within one, 49-48, on a Jaden Gladwell drive with less than 30 seconds to go.

The Panthers, however, finished the game out at the charity stripe and kept Midland Trail at bay, eliminating the Patriots in the first round for the second straight year.

David Thomas scored 21 points and Elijah Hall added 12 to lead PikeView (8-15).

For the Patriots, Payton Bailes netted five 3s and 16 points to lead the attack. Campbell contributed 11 points and Cooper eight.

Cooper and Thad Brown had five rebounds each for the hosts. Gladwell assisted on six goals, Campbell logged two steals and Cooper blocked a pair of PikeView shots.

During the contest, Campbell's 3-point goal elevated him to 70 for the season, which broke the former boys school record of 69 established by Nathan Hanshew.

The loss ended Trail's outstanding season at 18-5.

Midland Trail head coach Curtis Miller said he is "super proud of these seniors and their commitment to the program."

"They are responsible for changing the culture here and showing the younger guys what it takes to win," he added. "I am most proud of their accomplishments off the court more than anything.

"I hate that it ended the way that it did, but they have absolutely nothing to hang their heads about. They had a great season and will do great things in life. I am blessed to coach them and grateful of the example that they set for younger players."

PikeView

Austin Bennett 0 0-0 0, Drew Damewood 2 4-4 8, Elijah Hall 5 1-1 12, Bryson Bailey 1 0-0 3, David Thomas 8 5-8 21, Jared Vestal 3 0-0 9, Zach Rose 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 19 13 53.

Midland Trail

Payton Bailes 5 1-1 16, Thad Brown 3 0-1 6, Justin Cooper 4 0-2 8, Jaden Gladwell 3 0-0 7, Eli Campbell 4 2-2 11, Landon Syner 0 0-0 0, Bryar Bailes 0 0-0 0. TOTALS: 19-44 3-6 48.

PV 13 10 21 9 — 53

MT 9 19 7 13 — 48

Three-point goals — PV: 5 (Hall, Bailey, Vestal 3); MT: 7 (P. Bailes 5, Gladwell, Campbell). Fouled out — None.

Greenbrier West 102

Meadow Bridge 60

Braydon McClung scored 26 points and Greenbrier West rolled to a 102-60 win over Meadow Bridge in the Class A Region 3, Section 2 semifinals Wednesday night in Charmco.

Brycen Sawyers led Meadow Bridge (4-19) with 27 points. Trent Roles added 12 and Cordell McClung nine.

West (13-10) will play at No. 1 Webster County on Friday, March 1 for the section championship.

Meadow Bridge

Trent Roles 4 2-9 12, Kaiden Sims 3 0-0 6, Cordell McClung 3 0-0 9, Blake Bennett 3 0-0 6, Brycen Sawyers 10 7-11 27. TOTALS: 23 9-20 60.

Greenbrier West

Kamden Sams 2 0-0 5, Tanner Hagy 4 0-0 9, Damian Dixon 1 2-2 4, Braydon McClung 11 2-3 26, Landon McClung 1 0-0 2, Randy Keener 3 1-2 7, Aiden Crane 3 0-0 9, Isaac Agee 4 3-3 11, Chris Davis 5 0-0 11, Levi Ramsey 2 0-0 4, Colton Dunbar 7 1-2 15. TOTALS: 43 9-12 102.

MB 14 10 18 18 — 60

GW 25 29 29 19 — 102

Three-point goals — MB: 5 (Roles 2, McClung 3); GW: 8 (Sams, Hagy, B. McClung 2, Crane 3, Davis); Fouled out — None.

Girls

James Monroe 72

Meadow Bridge 24

James Monroe led 24-6 after the first quarter and cruised to a 72-24 victory over Meadow Bridge Tuesday in a Class A Region 3 co-final Tuesday night in Lindside.

The Mavericks secured their first state tournament trip since 2003.

They dropped the Class AA title game to Sissonville after winning the two previous state championships.

James Monroe (16-8) will be the No. 5 seed and will face No. 4 Huntington St. Joe (19-5) Wednesday, March 6, at 9 p.m.

Meadow Bridge concluded its season with a 13-11 record.

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