Tigers fall to Miami East in boys hoops opener

Staff report

West Liberty-Salem lost to Miami East, 46-41 in non-league boys basketball on Saturday.

Tyler Louden had 17 points to power the attack for WL-S and Cody King added 8 points.

“We have a lot of things to get ironed out, but I was proud of the way our guys didn’t quit,” WL-S Coach Darrin Leichty said. “We were down 16 late in the third quarter and were able to regain the lead with a couple of chances to extend it. A couple of errors kept us from getting the result we wanted.”

In the jayvee game, Miami East won, 37-31.

In the freshman game, West Liberty-Salem won 37-33. Ethan Larson scored 11 points for the Tigers.

WL-S girls win

West Liberty-Salem defeated Miami East, 55-30, in non-league girls basketball on Saturday.

Lily Yoder scored 15 points, Taylor Lauck had 13 and Laine Godwin added 10 for the Tigers.

The Vikings won the jayvee game, 19-15.

Triad boys win

Triad defeated Riverside, 57-54, in boys basketball on Saturday to take third place at the Benjamin Logan Invitational.

Triad (1-1) plays Graham on Tuesday.

M’burg girls win

Mechanicsburg defeated Shawnee, 64-42, in non-league girls basketball on Saturday.

Elly and Kasey Schipfer powered the Indians to victory. The sisters were magnificent, with Elly recording 19 points, 11 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists and Kasey adding 17 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals and 6 assists.

The jayvee girls basketball team lost to Shawnee, 28-24. Shannon Dingey and Emma Jones scored 7 points each and Jones added 7 rebounds.

JH basketball

West Liberty-Salem’s 8th grade girls basketball beat Graham, 44-8. Sophie Cole had 14 points and Selena Weaver added 13 points and 9 rebounds for the Tigers. Mikayla Whaley had five points for Graham.

The WL-S 7th grade girls beat Graham, 34-13. For WL-S, Naomi McGill had 9 points and 7 rebounds and Emily Hollar had 12 points and 5 steals.

The WL-S 8th grade boys lost to Graham, 49-31. Isaiah McGill had 7 points to lead the Tigers, while Nick Burden had 6.

The WL-S 7th grade boys lost to Graham, 43-35. Owen Johnson had 9 points for WL-S, while Zack Vanscoy had 22 for Graham.

Staff report