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Roundup: Third quarter dooms Harrison girls against Toronto

CADIZ — Toronto used a 24-9 scoring advantage in the third quarter Wednesday night as fuel for a 61-52 girls’ basketball victory against Harrison Central inside Harrison Central High School.

The score was knotted at 27-27 at halftime before the Red Knights (3-3) went on the game-changing spurt.

Jensyn Jackson paced Toronto with 15 points, while Kennedy Cottrell had 10.

McKayla Dunkle poured in a game-high 27 points for the Huskies (1-5), who return to action Monday at Martins Ferry.

There is no JV game and the game tips at 6 p.m.

BOWLING

River 1,318

Union Local 1,232

WOODSFIELD — Kendall Cross had a 170 and Carlie Lee fired a 150 as River topped Union Local.

Josh Neidert had a 149 for the Jets.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Cardinals take down WV St., 80-73

INSTITUTE — Led by a double-double from sophomore forward Lilly Ritz the Wheeling University women’s basketball team earned an 80-73 win over West Virginia State Wednesday evening inside the Walter Johnson Arena.

Ritz was nearly flawless, scoring a season-high 27 points on a perfect 10-for-10 from the field. She also added 19 rebounds to register her fifth double-double this season.

Charleston 78, West Liberty 68

CHARLESTON — The West Liberty University women’s basketball team couldn’t climb all the way back from a 22-point second half deficit as Charleston held on for a victory at the Wehrle Center.

After being held to six points in the first half, Morgan Brunner poured in 17 of her game-high 23 points after intermission to help fuel the Hilltopper comeback. Corinne Thomas, a true freshman guard, hit double-figures off the bench for the second straight game with 14 points.

MEN

Charleston 83, No. 22 WLU 73

CHARLESTON — The No. 22-ranked West Liberty men’s basketball team went cold in the second half and Charleston came from behind late in the second half to pull off an upset win.

Yoakum kept the Hilltoppers in the hunt over the final 20 minutes, scoring 15 of his team-high 22 points after intermission. Pat Robinson III added 16 points off the bench.

West Virginia State 97, Wheeling 92

INSTITUTE, W.Va. (Dec. 11) – The Cardinals nearly overcame a second half double-digit deficit in their loss at West Virginia State.

Junior guard Jarett Haines led the Cardinals with a game-high and season-high 33 points. Sophomore forward Emmanuel Ansong added 15 points and eight rebounds, while sophomore guard Jay Gentry and junior guard Jordan Reid chipped in 14 and 11 points, respectively.

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