Independence 60, Greenbrier West 39
Any rust Tyler Haga might have had from missing the first couple weeks of practice was not evident in the Patriots season opener on Friday.
Haga poured in 23 points to lead Independence to the victory. Haga had three 20-plus games a season ago, and was just two off his career-high 25 set twice last season.
Dylan Dickens added 15 points and Kyle Saunders added 11.
Greenbrier West (1-1) was led by Adam Johnson with 12 points.
Shady Spring 70, Liberty 35
Jon Sawyers had 22 points as Shady Spring rolled over Raleigh County rival Liberty Friday night.
After starting slow in their second straight game (it was 9-5 after the first quarter), the Tigers got rolling in the second quarter and led 28-14 at the half.
Michael Holt had 14 points for the Tigers and Ryan Riffe added a career-best 11 points.
Freshman Tommy Williams tallied his first double-figure game with 10 points for the Shady (2-0).
For Liberty (0-2), Jalen Hudson was the only Raider in double figures for the second game. He had 12.
Princeton 52, Spring Mills 40
Princeton opened the season with a victory in the Musselman Mixer in the Eastern Panhandle.
Cade Fix, who moved into the starting lineup this season, had a game-high 22 points, also setting a new career high.
The Tigers will face Musselman today.
Jared Hamm had eight for Princeton.
Zane Cogan had 18 for Spring Mills.
Boyd County 60, Wyoming East 47
Class AA No. 1 Wyoming East fell to 1-2 on the season, falling to the host school in a tournament in Kentucky.
Wyoming East led 11-8 early but fell behind 30-18 at the half and never got back into the game.
Jazz Blankenship had 16 points to lead Wyoming East and Katie Daniels had 10. The Warriors are playing without Gabby Lupardus, a first-team all-state guard, after she suffered a knee injury last weekend in Fairmont. She is likely out for the season.
Emily Saunders who averaged 26.5 ppg in the opening two games, was limited to two points.
Misa Quesenberry left the game in the second half when she was undercut. The extent of her injury isn’t known.
Summers County 92, Pocahontas County 40
The Justice twins continued to roll, combining for 43 points in the Bobcats easy victory in the opening round of the R.T. Rogers Oil Classic. Whittney had 23 points and 10 steals and Brittney added 20.
Hannah Taylor had 18 points and Morgan Miller 13.
Summers County is 2-0.
Independence 42, Valley 29
The Patriots picked up their second win of the season behind Alexis Bolen’s 12 points.
Nicole Kester added 10 for the Patriots (2-1) who led 16-11 at the half.
Hannah Foster had a game-high 13 to lead the Greyhounds.
Sherman 53, Greater Beckley 37
The Crusaders fell to 0-3 despite 14 points from Lauren Smith. Brooke Daniels added 10 for Greater Beckley squad.