GLENVILLE, W. Va. — There will be better days.
The Point Pleasant girls basketball team dropped a 63-28 decision to Nicholas County in the opening round of the IOGA Classic, on Wednesday at Glenville State College’s Waco Center.
The Lady Knights (1-6) — who have lost three straight games — trailed 10-4 at the conclusion of the opening period. The Lady Grizzlies (2-1) extended their lead to 25-12 by halftime and 48-26 by the end of the third quarter. NCHS capped off the 35-point win with a 15-to-4 fourth quarter run.
The PPHS offense was led by senior Michaela Cottrill with seven points, followed by Hannah Smith with six. Aislyn Hayman tallied five points, Morgan Roush and Allison Henderson each added four, while Peyton Campbell and Porsha Mayo both scored one.
Anna Hamilton led the victors with 15 points, followed by Olivia Carpenter with 11, Alexis Nicholas with nine, Emily Parker with six and Josie Chapman with five. Zoe Spencer and Kristen Woods both marked four points, Taylor Brown chipped in with three, while Michaela O’Dell, Alexis Montgomery and Maggie Gadomoski each scored two points.
Point Pleasant will meet Braxton County in the Class AA girls consolation game, at 5:40 p.m. on Friday.
Nicholas County will meet Roane County on Saturday at 3:20, in the girls Class AA championship game.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.