Parkersburg - Parkersburg South’s girls basketball team has had a few tough losses to start the 2018-19 campaign, but they battled through and defeated a game Warren team, 50-44.
The Rod Oldham Athletic Center crowd witnessed a tight contest dripping with all the intensity and emotion they could handle. Despite only using seven players, the Patriots were able to spread the ball efficiently. Makenna Winans led all scorers, as she dropped a cool 20 points on the Warriors. Eleven of her points came from the free throw line, and that speaks to the inside effort of the Parkersburg South Patriots. That effort was noted from Parkersburg South head coach Ed Davis.
“All of them contributed,” he said. “We played seven tonight, and we had one kid out that got hurt in the JV game. That kind of limited us, but I think all seven of them contributed, and that’s what we need.”
What Warren didn’t need was another loss, but they held strong with 12 points from Molly Grayson and an equally impressive 11 from freshman Abbie Smith. Warren got off to a red-hot start with a 12-2 run to start the game. Grayson and Sommer Saboley either scored or assisted on 10 of those first quarter points. South would come roaring back to end the frame, as they cut the lead down to four thanks to points from Winans, Kenzie Johnson and Lauren Pelfrey respectively.