POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A tale of two halves.
A 47-25 second half surge allowed visiting St. Albans to pull away for a convincing 74-50 victory over the Point Pleasant boys basketball team Tuesday night during a non-conference matchup in Mason County.
The Big Blacks (2-10) dropped a season-worst sixth consecutive contest, but the hosts once again came out ready for a fight. Trey Tucker and Will Harbour each contributed four points in the opening canto, which allowed PPHS to secure a 14-12 advantage.
The Red Dragons (3-7), however, got seven points from Dujuan Dawson during a 15-11 second quarter run that gave the guests a slim 27-25 edge headed into the intermission.
John Klassen buried three trifectas for SAHS as part of a 22-15 third quarter run, making it a 49-40 contest headed into the finale. The Dragons had eight different players make a field goal during the fourth, which led to a 25-10 surge that wrapped up the 24-point outcome.
Doug Workman led Point Pleasant with 16 points, followed by Bradley Gibbs with 13 points and Tucker with six markers. Cason Payne was next with five points, while Harbour and Trenton Tucker chipped in four markers apiece.
Brad Linger rounded out the host tally with two points. PPHS made seven of its 17 field goals from behind the arc and also went 7-of-16 at the free throw line for 44 percent.
Klassen paced St. Albans with a game-high 19 points, followed by Dawson with 15 points and Jacob Grigsby with 11 markers. Ayon Lunsford was next with 10 points, while Zack Smith and Phillip Hall each contributed seven markers.
Jordan Lucas and Jake Carr added two points apiece, while David Moles rounded out the winning tally with one point. SAHS netted five of 28 field goals from three-point range and also went 11-of-20 at the charity stripe for 55 percent.
Point Pleasant returns to action Thursday when it hosts Hurricane in a non-conference matchup at 6 p.m.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.
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