NEWTOWN — No. 7 Mingo Central emerged victorious in a top-10 Class AA clash as the Lady Miners beat No. 9 Charleston Catholic 51-34.
The Lady Miners (12-6) got their revenge on the Lady Irish as Charleston Catholic beat them 51-32 earlier in the season.
“It feels good to get this win, we felt like we should have gotten the win in our first game in Charleston, but we just didn’t come to play when we went,” said the Mingo Central head coach Kim Davis Smith after the win. . “But we made some adjustments defensively and we think that has really helped us in this second half of the season. We are happy to be heading in the right direction at the end of the season and we hope to build on this victory today. “
Mingo Central held Charleston Catholic to a single point in the first quarter and then limited the Irish to just 11 points in each quarter until the end.
The Lady Miners led 18-12 at halftime, then used a big push in the third quarter to push their lead to 25-12 after a runner from rookie Addie Smith.
Charleston Catholic made one final run to try to get back into the game as they cut the Miners’ lead to 29-23 after a three from Aurelia Kurby late in the third quarter.
Mingo Central then went on a 9-0 run as they pushed their double-digit lead to 38-23 after a transition bucket from Alyssa Davis.
“I think we were a bit stagnant offensively tonight,” Charleston Catholic coach Hunter Moles said after the game. “I thought the ball wasn’t moving very well and it got stuck on the perimeter from time to time, we kind of wanted to get into the paint a bit more. I just don’t think we did any good. attacking work today.”
Smith led the Lady Miners on the night with 20 points, Madisyn Curry followed her with 13 points and nine rebounds, and Davis joined them in double figures with 12 points and six boards.
Charleston Catholic led Annie Cimino’s 12 runs, Claire Mullen followed with nine and Kirby threw six.
CC: Cimino 12, Mullen 9, Kirby 6, Skinner 5, Clark 2.
MC: Smith 20, Curry 13, Davis 12, Hall 4, Adkins 2.
MINGO CENTRAL 47 WESTSIDE 41 (Monday February 7)
The Lady Miners earned the season sweep of AAA class foe Westside by winning a close game on the road by a final score of 47-41.
Curry recorded another double-double for Mingo Central as she led the way with 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, including six on the offensive side.
Smith was right behind her on the scoresheet with 16 points, DaLaney Grimmett followed with five and Davis added four points, eight rebounds and five steals. Bella Hall threw three and Megan Adkins scored a run for MCHS.
Shyan Jenkins led Westside with 11 points.
MC: Curry 18, Smith 16, Grimmett 5, Davis 4, Hall 3, Adkins 1.
W: Jenkins 11, Stacy 8, Morgan 6, Dials 6, Lester 4, Cline 3, Johnson 3.
GILMER COUNTY 74 MINGO CENTRAL 48 (Wednesday, February 9)
Mingo Central visited the Institute on Wednesday afternoon for its annual trip to play in the Par Mar Classic at West Virginia State University.
The Lady Miners could never do anything against No. 1 ranked Gilmer County Class A as they shot just 39 percent from the floor and committed 23 turnovers in the loss.
Curry again led the way by delivering another monster double-double with a game-high 24 points and 12 rebounds, 10 on offense.
Smith was next with 17 points on 7-23 shooting from the floor. The freshman point guard committed 8 turnovers for a single assist in the loss.
Malaysia Morgan led the way for Gilmer with 23 points and Trinity Bancroft was next with 17.
After going 2-1 for the week, the Lady Miners’ record improved to 12-6 this season.
Mingo Central is expected to play its final three regular season games on the road as it travels to No. 3 Class A Tolsia on Tuesday night, plays Liberty on Thursday and ends the season at No. 4 East Class AAAA Greenbrier.
CM: Curry 24, Smith 17, Adkins 5, Davis 2.
CG: Morgan 23, Bancroft 17, Ellison 12, Ferguson 9, Taylor 9, McKinney 4.
HD Media reporter Jarrid McCormick covers sports in Mingo County.