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PREP ROUNDUP: Witcher's 17 leads Wolves past Gate City

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Wade Witcher scored 17 points as the West Ridge Wolves roared to a 65-39 road win over the Gate City Blue Devils on Wednesday night.

Ty Barb added 10 points for West Ridge (7-3), which raced out to a 12-point halftime lead and didn’t let up over the final two quarters.

Chris Woodall had 13 points for Gate City. The Blue Devils lost to a Northeast Tennessee team for the second straight night after being dealt a defeat at the hands of Sullivan East on Tuesday.

Richlands 81, Honaker 73

Colton Mullins had 21 points to lead five Richands scorers in double figures as the Blue Tornado held off Honaker for a double-overtime victory.

Canyan Wilson (19 points), Hunter Smith (14 points), Logan Stilwell (13 points) and Sage Webb (11 points) also played well. Richlands fell behind 38-25 at halftime, before rallying to force two extra sessions.

Wilson was 8-for-8 from the free throw line in the OT periods. The Blues shot 36 free throws, compared to 15 for the Tigers.

Honaker was led by Caden Boyd’s 24 points and Jaylon Hart’s 15-point performance. Trajon Boyd was lost to a season-ending knee injury, while Gavin Whitt suffered a high ankle sprain in the loss.

Marion 58, Carroll County 51

Grant Williams scored 17 points to lead three Marion scorers in double digits as the Scarlet Hurricanes collected a non-district win.

Reid Osborne’s 14 points and Bradley Thomas’ 12 points were also vital for Marion.

Brogan Phillips and Bryce Smooth each had 12 points for Carroll County.

GIRLS

Rural Retreat 56, Fort Chiswell 37

Annabelle Fiscus scored 14 points as Rural Retreat rolled to a non-district win.

Brelyn Moore added 10 points for the Indians, who had 11 different players reach the scoring column.

Carroll County 69, Marion 35

Jaelyn Hagee had 18 points as Carroll County – a VHSL state title contender in Class 3 – rolled to a win over Marion.

The Cavaliers opened the second half on a 23-6 run.

Ella Grace Moss led Marion with nine points.

Honaker 48, Richlands 31

Taylor Nolley scored 12 points and Alayna McNulty added nine points and 10 rebounds to lead the Tigers past the Blue Tornado.

Richlands was led by Alyssa Lee with nine points.

Kylie Vance added eight points and 10 boards for the 3-2 Tigers. 

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