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Robert C. Byrd        11  09  19  23  =  62

Parkersburg South    21 13   19  24  =  77


South Scoring:   Shannon Piggott 16, Donnie Jenkins 4, Josh McMurray 10, Brooks Ludwig 4, Sean Smith 2, Aaron Dobson 15, Kenneth Hess 3, Josh Gains 18, Will Richardson 5.

RCB Scoring:   Skasik 1, Gilmore 5, Griffin 7, Adams 2, Morrison 11, Patsy 15, Iaquinta 2, Collins 17, Ervin 2.


South Statistics:   Rebounds, 19 (Gains, Dobson, Ludwig 4);  Assists, 25 (Dobson 7, Ludwig 5);  Steals, 12 (Dobson 3);   Turnovers, 15;   Field Goal Shooting, 28-46 (60%);  3-Point Field Goal Shooting, 6-14 (42%);  Free-Throw Shooting, 15-19 (79%);  Total Fouls, 13.


RCB Statistics:  Rebounds, 25;  Turnovers, 18;  Field Goal Shooting, 24-47 (51%);  3-Point Field Goal Shooting, 5-15 (33%);  Free-Throw Shooting, 9-12 (75%);  Total Fouls, 15.


JV:   Parkersburg South 71, Robert C. Byrd 37

South Scoring:   Andy Morris 9, Tyler McKinniss 2, Jake Whytsell 4, Wes Vincent 5, Chad Knox 9, Ronnie Jenkins 6, Drew Shaffer 10, Chris Davis 11, Blaize Scott 11, Jacob Beha 4.

Byrd Scoring:  Holden 6, Dunn 10, Sullivan 2, Dye 5, Ervin 14.


South Statistics:  Rebounds, 43 (Davis 12, Morris 7);  Steals, 20 (Jenkins 5); Turnovers, 17;  Field Goal Shooting, 28-62 (45.2%);  3-Point Field Goal Shooting, 4-14 (28.6%);  Free-Throw Shooting 11-16 (69%);   Total Fouls, 12.

RCB Statistics:   Rebounds, 35;  Turnovers, 23;  Field Goal Shooting, 12-41 (29%);  3-Point Field Goal Shooting, 4-12 (33%);  Free-Throw Shooting, 9-15 (60%);  Total Fouls, 16.


Boys Basketball Round-Up, Charleston Gazette

PARKERSBURG SOUTH 77, ROBERT C. BYRD 62: Parkersburg South hurried out to a 14-point halftime lead and defeated visiting Robert C. Byrd. Josh Gaines and Shannon Piggott led the way with 18 and 16 points, respectively. It was Piggott’s career high and included nine first-quarter points. Eric Dobson added 15 points and Josh McMurray had 10 for the Patriots (8-3). Steve Collins paced Robert C. Byrd (6-5) with 17 points and Derek Patsy had 15.

South boys take lead, never let up

By RON JOHNSTON, Sports Writer, Parkersburg News & Sentinel

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg South had Robert C. Byrd reeling and on the ropes at the beginning.

The Patriots had a 17-0 first-quarter run en route to a 77-62 triumph over the visiting Flying Eagles in non-conference boys’ basketball action at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center Tuesday night.

“That was a great start, and we’ve done that now two games in a row,” said PSHS coach Roy Edman. “That’s what you like to see, especially at home. Put ’em down a little bit and take a little air out of their bubble.”

Josh Gains paced South with a team-high 18 points, four rebounds and three blocked shots. Shannon Piggott added a career-high 16 points, nine in the opening period, while Aaron Dobson had 15 markers, seven assists, four caroms and three steals.

PSHS non-starter Josh McMurray contributed 10 points.

“We called off the presses and got a lot of people in there,” Edman said.

Stephen Collins led RCB with 17 points. Derek Patsy chipped in with 15 points, all in the second half, and Jordan Morrison netted 11.

Class AAA, No. 9 South, now 8-3, extended its winning streak to three, while RCB, 6-5, has dropped three of its last four games.

Sparked by Piggott, who was four-of-four from the field in the first quarter, South scored 17 unanswered points to take a 19-4 lead. At the end of one, the Patriots owned a 21-11 advantage.

“We’ve really been focusing on intensity in practice,” Piggott said. “We wanted to come out with it and jump on them early.

“On our team, anyone can score on any given night. I mean, sometimes Aaron (Dobson) has 20 and (Josh) Gains gets 20. But we have other guys, too, that can step up when those guys (Dobson and Gains) are double-teamed. We can all shoot it whenever we need to.”

During first-quarter action, Dobson added six points and three assists.

“Aaron sees the court real well,” Piggott said. “He’s just an all-around ballplayer.

“When he gets the ball, you’re looking for an open space, because if he finds the open space, there’s a good chance he’s going to hit you with it.”

At the start of the second quarter, Will Richardson scored a layup and Dobson finished a steal to give the Patriots a 25-11 lead.

But RCB came back on Stephens’s trey and deuce to cut it to 10. At the 3:02 mark, the Flying Eagles then reduced the deficit to single digits (26-18) on two freebies by Jordan Griffin.

But just before the half, South had an 8-2 run on points by Donnie Jenkins (2), Gains (4), and Dobson (2) to make it 34-20.

After the break, PSHS maintained the lead, pretty much matching Robert C. Byrd basket for basket. Gains had six third-quarter points as the Patriots led 53-39 going into the final stanza.

South is scheduled to play Parkersburg High at Memorial Fieldhouse at 7:30 p.m. today. Earlier this month, the Patriots defeated the Big Reds at the Rod Oldham Athletic Center.

“We’ve played back-to-back games before,” Edman said. “But that’s why I played a lot of kids tonight. I can’t wait until tomorrow (Wednesday).”

RCB plays at Fairmont Senior Saturday.

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