BECKLEY — Scoring the first 23 points of the game gave Princeton High boys basketball an insurmountable lead as it beat Sherman 75-55 in a consolation game of the 2019 Little General Battle for the Armory Saturday at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center.
The Tigers used their ability to create 32 turnovers and grab 18 offensive rebounds to bounce back from a loss Friday night were they struggled making shots. Princeton made 40.5 percent of its shots while Sherman made 40 percent but the Tigers attempted 79 shots to only 45 for the Tide.
Peyton Brown was the focus of the Princeton offense scoring 22 points with nine assists, five rebounds and five steals. Joining him in double figures were Braydon Quesenberry with 12 points, Delathan Wilbon with 11 and 10 from Brady Martin.
Martin grabbed four steals and Jon Wellman had team-high eight rebounds for the Tigers.
While the Princeton defense was creating turnovers the offense was taking care of the ball only committing 13 turnovers and making five three-pointers.
The Tide were led by 12 points apiece from Logan Green and Chris Abbot with Alex Kirk chipping in 11.
Princeton wrapped up the calendar year traveling to Oak Hill on Monday, where Ethan Parsons scored 13 points to lead Princeton to a tight 46-43 win at Oak Hill.
Jason Manns scored 15 and Jacob Perdue 14 for the Red Devils (1-3).
Both teams will next play in the NRCTC Invitational. Oak Hill will take on James Monroe Thursday at 3:15 p.m., while Princeton (6-2) will play Nicholas County Friday at 4:15 p.m.
Princeton......9 19 9 9 — 46
Oak Hill......13 13 5 12 — 43
Grant Cochran 3, Jonathan Wellman 7, Peyton Brown 7, Ethan Parsons 13, Brady Martin 5, Brayden Quesenberry 5, Delathan Wilborn 3, Ben Broyles 3.
OAK HILL (1-3)
Jacob Perdue 14, Jason Manns 15, Brandon Wisen 3, Hunter Rinehart 3, Sam Crist 1, Cade Maynor 5, Darian McDowell 2.
Three-point goals: P: 5 (Wellman, Brown, Martin, Quesenberry, Broyles); OH: 8 (Perdue 4, Manns 2, Rinehart, Maynor). Fouled out: P: Parsons.
PikeView 68, Summers County 43:
The shots were falling for PikeView Saturday and they were solid defensively to beat Summers County in Hinton.
Chase Watkins had 13 points, four steals and four assists for the Panthers.
PikeView (2-3) was led in scoring by Kobey Taylor-Williams with 19 points and 15 from Cameron Ellis.
Dawson Ratliff led the Bobcats with 14 points.
PikeView hits the road Friday to play Bluefield at the Brushfork Armory.