Parkersburg Big Reds Girls Basketball: 2000-07 Seasons

Strong Core Returns for 2001-2002 Season- Kinsler, Hammell, Litton, Woods

2001-2002 Cabell Midland Holiday Tournament Schedule

PHS Thumps St.Albans 68-33

PHS Shuts Down Hornbuclke But Not Capital, Falls 38-69

PHS Beats GW

PHS Beats Cabell Midland

#1 Capital Downs #10 PHS 62-42 Championship Game Cabell Midland Tourney

Saturday, January 5
PHS Holds Off Spring Valley 61-47

Wednesday, January 9
PHS Defeats Riverside 62-50

Big Reds Defeat Cabell Midland Knights 53-32

PHS Drops St.Albans 68-60

South, PHS Girls Meet For First Time

Tuesday, January 22
PHS Scalps Morgantown Mohigans 67-58

Thursday, January 24
PHS Starts Slow, Loses To Huntington 51-67
A slow start offensively, punctuated by missing its first nine shots from the floor, never let Parkersburg High get the lead in the game as the host Big Red girls fell to No. 2 Huntington 67-51 at Memorial Fieldhouse Thursday night.

No. 8 PHS, now 10-5, fell behind 8-0 by the middle of the first period, misfiring on its initial nine shots, as Huntington dominated the boards, giving the Big Reds only one shot every trip down the floor.
Laura Kinsler finally broke the ice for PHS with a baseline basket at 3:24. But still the Highlander lead grew to 12-2 with 1:12 left in the opening period before the Big Reds notched the final two hoops of the quarter in the last 53 seconds on baskets by Kinsler and Brooke Litton to narrow the gap to 12-6.

''I think the shots were there, they just didn't drop,'' said PHS head coach Don Stansberry. But after the 3-for-15 first quarter shooting, he thought his team ''really pretty much played them even after the first quarter.''

But try as the Big Reds might, they were never able to overtake Huntington, now 13-2.

PHS popped in nine treys in the game, led by Litton's four and two each by Kinsler and Amber Hammell, whose first three in the second stanza knotted the contest at 16 with 3:46 remaining until halftime.

But that was to be the high watermark of the night for the Big Reds because the Highlanders tallied seven of the last eight points in the period, the first five on a basket and trey by Danya Hammond, to forge a six-point halftime advantage, 23-17.

Huntington quickly extended its halftime lead to 10 to open the third quarter on buckets by its two inside players in 6-2 Samantha McComas and 6-1 Molly Sergent. ''I don't how many Sergent had (it was 16 points), but she didn't miss,'' said Stansberry.

And PHS fell back by as many as 13 in the third period before Litton, with a trey, and Kinsler, with a three-point play and two free throws, cut the deficit to eight late in the quarter.

But Sergent turned up her effort to start the final period, drilling a 15-foot jumper from the baseline, connecting on a 12-footer and scoring again at the 6:15 mark to negate a five-point splurge by Litton. ''Last time, she (Sergent) was pretty immobile, but this time, she was moving around and making 'em (eight baskets) too,'' said Stansberry.

Then Kashawna Curry and Hammond picked up the pace for Huntington, tallying its next nine points to build a 19-point bulge, 56-37, with only three minutes left in the game so that four treys, two by Kinsler and one each by Litton and Alicia Woods, down the stretch couldn't bring the Big Reds any closer than 10.

Hammond led all scorers in the game with 20 points while Curry netted 17 for the Highlanders. Litton's 16 points led PHS while Kinsler added 15 and Hammell 10.

HHS 12 11 15 29 - 67
PHS 06 11 11 23 - 51

Litton 16
L.Kinsler 15
Woods 8
Corbitt 2
Hammell 10

PHS travels to Spring Valley this Friday Night at 7:30.

PHS Girls Beat Spring Valley 47-42

Tuesday, January 29
#1 Capital Cruises To Easy 73-40 Win Over #8 Big Reds

Thursday, January 31
Parkersburg High Girls Defeat Robert C. Byrd 86-31

Big Reds Roll Over Riverside, 75-41

Patriot Girls Beat Big Reds Again, 79-61

Wednesday, January 16
South Girls Roll Past Big Reds, 63-42

South-PHS Girls Game Tops Menu

Thursday, February 14
MHS Send Their Love, Downs PHS 71-55

Thursday, February 14
Sophomore Michael At Heart Of MHS Girls' 71-55 Triumph

Tuesday, February 12
Litton Leads PHS Past GW 64-42

MSAC Steals Idea From LKC

Tuesday, February 19
PHS 10th, South 4th, In Final 2001-2002 AAA Girls AP Baskeball Poll

Tuesday, February 26
Regional Brackets, Tidbits For Today

South Meets Wheeling Park In Regional Game Held At Memorial Fieldhouse Tonight

Thursday, February 21
PHS South Meet For Title At South

Thursday, February 21
2001-2002 Sectional Title Goes To Patriots 65-57

Hornbuckle, Capital Cougars Win 2001-2002 AAA Title 72-45 Over Sell, N.Marion

Saturday, May 11
Alexis Hornbuckle to transfer to South Charleston
By Mitch Vingle

Alexis Hornbuckle was the co-player of the year in West Virginia girls’ ...

Big Reds Place 3 on AAA All State Team- Sheena Davis, Amber Hammell, Laura Kinsler

Wheeling Park's Buzzer Beater Tops PHS In Region I Final.
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Sheena Davis - 2X First Team All-MSAC; Amber Hammell, Laura Kinlser Were 2nd Team

Big Reds' Sheena Davis Becomes G.S.C. Pioneer


Tuesday, October 1
2002-2003 Schedule Unveiled!
Thu, Dec 12 7:30PM Parkersburg Big Reds vs. Saint Albans Red Dragons Parkersburg   
Sat, Dec 14 7:30PM Parkersburg Big Reds vs. Morgantown Mohigans Parkersburg   
Thu, Dec 19 7:30PM Huntington Highlanders vs. Parkersburg Big Reds Huntington   
Sat, Dec 21 12:00PM Spring Valley Timberwolves vs. Parkersburg Big Reds Charleston Civic Center   
Thu, Dec 26 TBA Holiday Tournament Game 1 Parkersburg   
Fri, Dec 27 TBA Holiday Tournament Game 2 Parkersburg   
Wed, Jan 8 7:30PM Morgantown Mohigans vs. Parkersburg Big Reds Morgantown   
Fri, Jan 10 7:30PM Parkersburg Big Reds vs. Hurricane Redskins Parkersburg   
Tue, Jan 14 7:30PM Nitro Wildcats vs. Parkersburg Big Reds Nitro   
Thu, Jan 16 7:30PM South Charleston Black Eagles vs. Parkersburg Big Reds South Charleston   
Sat, Jan 18 7:30PM Parkersburg South Patriots vs. Parkersburg Big Reds Parkersburg South   
Wed, Jan 22 7:30PM Parkersburg Big Reds vs. George Washington Patriots Parkersburg   
Fri, Jan 24 7:30PM Ripley Vikings vs. Parkersburg Big Reds Ripley   
Tue, Jan 28 7:30PM Parkersburg Big Reds vs. Capital Cougars Parkersburg   
Thu, Jan 30 7:30PM Riverside Warriors vs. Parkersburg Big Reds Riverside   
Sat, Feb 1 7:30PM Parkersburg Big Reds vs. Cabell Midland Knights Parkersburg   
Mon, Feb 3 7:30PM Parkersburg Big Reds vs. South Charleston Black Eagles Parkersburg   
Fri, Feb 7 7:30PM George Washington Patriots vs. Parkersburg Big Reds George Washington   
Tue, Feb 11 7:30PM Parkersburg Big Reds vs. Ripley Vikings Parkersburg   
Thu, Feb 13 7:30PM Capital Cougars vs. Parkersburg Big Reds Capital   
Wed, Feb 19 7:30PM Parkersburg Big Reds vs. Riverside Warriors Parkersburg   
Fri, Feb 21 TBA MSAC Tournament Game TBA   
Thu, Feb 27 7:30PM Region 1, Section 2 Championship Parkersburg   
Tue, Mar 4 7:30PM Region 1Championship TBA   
Wed, Mar 12 TBA WV AAA Girl's State Quaterfinals Charleston Civic Center   
Fri, Mar 14 TBA WV AAA Girl's State Semi-Finals Charleston Civic Center   
Sat, Mar 15 7:30PM WV AAA Girl's State Championship Charleston Civic Center   

Practice Starts November 11th!
The first day of practice will be on Monday, November 11th, from 11AM-2PM. You must have a physical form completed and in hand or on record in the field house office to participate.

Friday, December 13
Parkersburg's dynamic duo does it to St. Albans

Aana Wherry and Alicia Woods were double-trouble for St. Albans, especially in ...

Morgantown downs Big Reds

Parkersburg head girls basketball coach Don Stansberry understands it's the season ...

Patriots' star steals show in 72-45 rout over Big Reds

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PHS Downs St. Albans...Again
The Big Reds used the strength of 12 varsity scorers to thump the winless Red Dragons. Aana Wherry turned in ...

Thursday, January 9
Joseph joins Pryor to give MHS girls 1-2 punch
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Friday, January 10
Parkersburg girls defeat Hurricane

Two good middle quarters sparked Parkersburg High to a 51-44 girls basketball ...

Saturday, January 18
Patriots romp PHS, 66-39

Parkersburg South's twin towers, Jill Stephens and Lauren Blair, combined for 33 ...

Freshman guard Brittany Holestine scored a game-high 23 points and handed out eight assists as visiting George ...

Mara Kestner led Ripley with a game-high 15 points as the Vikings defeated visiting Parkersburg. Sonya Jones added 11 points for Ripley (8-5). Kristina Herdman led the Big Reds (3-9) with eight points.

No. 7 Capital hammers PHS

As if things weren't bad enough Tuesday night at the Memorial Fieldhouse.

Parkersburg, in the throngs of one of its longest losing streaks in school history, was forced to take on No. 7 ranked Capital without leading scorer and rebounder Aana Wherry.
It was far too much for the youthful Big Reds to overcome as the Cougars handed their Wood County hosts a 76-47 thumping.

"She (Wherry) does a lot of things for us," said head coach Don Stansberry. "Her presence would have helped because they (Capital) aren't that big.

"But, I'm not sure even she could make up that big of a difference."

Led by Tiana Beatty's 22 points and Randi Cary's 19, the Cougars broke a 4-4 tie midway through the opening quarter with a 12-4 run and never looked back in recording their ninth win in 11 outings this winter.

"They (Capital) are a very good team despite not having the four players they lost to transfer over the summer," continued Stansberry.

Parkersburg, which travels to Riverside on Thursday, looked as if it would make a game of it when sophomore Michelle Cobb rebounded a missed free throw by Tabitha Ball and knotted the contest at four with 5:27 showing on the clock.

But, those would be the final points by the hosts until a layup by Ball, who finished with eight points, broke a 7-0 Capital run with 49 seconds left in the frame. Both teams tallied two-pointers over the next 20 seconds before a trey by the Cougars' Ashley Teel swished through the net for the final points of the period just as the buzzer sounded.

Trailing 16-8, PHS fought back to within seven twice, 19-12 and 21-14, before a 9-0 run by the Kanawha Countians mored than doubled the Big Reds, 30-14, with 2:53 left before the intermission.

It would prove to be the closest the hosts would get for the remainder of the contest.

A pair of buckets by Alicia Woods, who led the Big Reds with nine points on the night, and a steal and layup by Ball closed out the scoring for the hosts in the first half. But, Capital got two buckets from Cary and one from Teel to offset the Big Reds' surge and head to the locker rooms with a comfortable, 36-21, lead.

The second half proved to be more of the same as Capital continued to take advantage of Parkersburg's shooting woes-the Big Reds made 19 out of 42 shots for 45.2 percent-and inability to handle the Cougar pressure defense to build its margin to 20, 56-36, as the third period came to a close.

But, things didn't get any better as the final quarter began as Capital tallied the first 12 points to up its lead to 32, 68-36, before clearing its bench for the last five minutes of the game.

"It seems like I've been saying this a lot," said Stansberry. "But, it's true. Fundamentals and taking care of the ball are what's hurting us the most."

In addition to Beatty and Cary, the Cougars got 11 points from Janielle Watts and eight from Teel, who also dished out a game-high six assists and came away with three of Capital's 16 steals on the evening.

Parkersburg, now 3-10 overall and 3-6 in the MSAC, got eight points each from Cobb and Ball and six from reserve Tara Lane.

The host Warriors let one get away at the free-throw line, as the Big Reds broke open a third-quarter tie.

Melanie Hill had 12 points and Heather Boyd had 11 for Riverside, but the Warriors missed 20 foul shots, 11 in the fourth quarter.

Parkersburg’s Anna Wherry led all scorers with 15 points. Jessy Offenberger added 14 for the Big Reds.

Hornbuckle, Montgomery lead Eagles past Big Reds

Friday, February 7
PHS Knocks Off #10 GW

Mara Kestner led the Vikings with 14 points as Ripley defeated host Parkersburg in an overtime game. Cara Waybright added 12 points and Alison Spiker 11 for Ripley (11-7). Tabitha Ball scored a game-high 15 points for Parkersburg (5-13). Jessy Ossenberger and Aana Wherry each had 13 points.

Capital shot just 21 percent from the field, but played solid defense to pull out a victory over visiting Parkersburg.

“I don’t know if there was a basket up there,” said Cougars coach Terry Ferrell. “If there was, we couldn’t find it. But if you play great defense, you might luck out and win it, and that’s what we did.”

Randi Cary scored nine points and landed 14 rebounds to pace Capital (15-3), while Danielle Burkes added six points and 12 boards.

Aana Wherry scored 16 of the Big Reds’ 28 total points. Parkersburg, which led 18-15 at the half, scored just 10 second-half points.

“People are going to get to know her name,” said Ferrell of Wherry. “She scored 16 points, but we did a good job defensively on her. She’s just a heckuva player.”

Saturday, February 15
Big Reds Lead Through 2 1/2 QTRS, then SC Pulls Away
Rebecca Charles scored 22 points and Renee Montgomery 21 Saturday afternoon to lift state-ranked South Charleston to a 62-42 girls basketball victory over Parkersburg at the SC Community Center.
Alexis Hornbuckle, who was limited to 11/2 quarters of playing time at Ripley on Thursday because of a sprained ankle, scored just five points for the Black Eagles (16-1), who are ranked No. 2 in Class AAA. The Big Reds lead through the 3:42 mark of the 3rd QTR until Hornbuckle came in to finish the game.
Aana Wherry led the Big Reds with 19 points and Tabitha Ball scored 10.

Parkersburg uses 18-6 second quarter to turn back Knights
By ROBYN RISON - The Herald-Dispatch

ONA -- Parkersburg had everything going Friday night and took a 49-37 win over Cabell Midland in the ninth-place game of the Mountain State Athletic Conference girls basketball playoff

Parkersburg (6-13) seemed a step quicker than the Knights (7-13) for most of the game, but a strong second quarter provided what the Big Reds needed.

The game was tied 8-8 after a quarter when the Big Reds’ fullcourt pressure forced several Knights turnovers. Parkersburg, led by Tabitha Ball with 17 points and 11 rebounds, took advantage of the Midland miscues and built a 26-14 halftime lead.

"We controlled the ball better this time," Parkersburg coach Don Stansbury said. "They’re a tough team to beat down here. I think we’re a better team when we press. We didn’t press that hard tonight, but the consistent pressure wears them down."

Cabell Midland was able to beat the Parkersburg pressure some of the time and fed the ball inside to forward Natalie Adkins, who led all scorers with 21 points.

The Knights also their only senior, Kathryn Willis, prior to the game.

Other than that, Cabell Midland didn’t have much to be excited about.

"We just didn’t play very hard," Midland coach Kenny Carter said. "I think we were in a daze the whole time. We didn’t run our offense and they out-hustled us in every part of the game."

Parkersburg outscored the Knights 11-2 in the final 4:16 of the first half to pull away.

Cabell Midland came out of the locker room a bit more inspired in the third quarter. The Knights handled the pressure better and were more aggressive on the defensive end.

The Knights cut the deficit to eight, 36-28, heading into the final quarter.

Adkins scored three quick points to start the fourth quarter and got the Knights within striking distance at 36-31, but they didn’t get any closer.

Parkersburg, which was extremely patient on offense in the fourth quarter, hit a couple of big shots down the stretch to seal the victory.

"We didn’t panic," Stansbury said of his team’s success in staving off the Knights’ final charge. "We’ve matured a little and everybody did what they were supposed to. We didn’t score every time, but we were able to control the ball."

PARKERSBURG 8 18 10 13 -- 49: Kaltnecker 2, Wherry 2, Rhodes 2, Cobb 5, Woods 8, Ball 17, Offenberger 17, Herdman 3.

CABELL MIDLAND 8 6 14 9 -- 37: Williams 4, Rogers 2, Chapman 2, Adkins 21, Setter 8.

Parkersburg cruises past Riverside

Rachel Hines, Julie Dougherty, Alicia Woods and Dava Kaltenecker went out in style on senior night at Memorial Fieldhouse Monday as Parkersburg drilled visiting Riverside, 77-39.

Kaltenecker, on her 18th birthday, led all scorers with 20 points. She added five rebounds and a quartet of steals.
"They're just a really great group of hard working kids," said PHS mentor Don Stansberry of his seniors. "Great kids, great parents and they've just really done a lot for the program all the way through."

Sophomore Aana Wherry tallied 17 points while Woods hit for a dozen and Tabi Ball 10.

Parkersburg (7-15) led just 6-5 after an opening first quarter which produced a combined 18 turnovers. Part of the Big Reds' nine giveaways was credited to the new mix in the starting lineup for senior night.

After the first eight minutes of play, the Big Reds dominated the 3-19 Warriors, outscoring them 71-34 the rest of the way.

"We've been building since the second half of the season," said the coach. "We felt we turned the corner a few games ago."

Dougherty's steal and coast-to-coast lay-in gave the red and white a 6-3 advantage with 2:53 left in the first. Vanessa Herrald, who had 10 points and 11 rebounds, hit a pair of charity tosses to make it a one point affair heading into the second.

That's where Wherry did most of her damage on the night, lighting up the scoreboard for 14 points in the stanza.

Although a deuce by Herrald at the 3:47 mark made it 14-13, PHS went into the locker room with a 28-18 cushion.

Parkersburg missed its first shot of the second half, but then caught fire, making 11 in a row before missing.

Kaltenecker had 10 points in the period as the Big Reds turned it into a route, outscoring Riverside 27-9.

The Big Reds increased their final margin of victory by winning the fourth quarter, 22-12.

Warrior Amelia Jett joined Herrald in double digits with 10. Amanda Craft had seven points and nine rebounds in the loss while teammate Heather Boyd chipped in with eight markers.

Riverside shot just 26.8 percent from the floor (15-56) and committed 27 turnovers.

Big Red upset ends South's season
Parkersburg, WV - Tabitha Ball scored 22 points as Parkersburg High upset cross-town rival Parkersburg South in sectional girls basketball play on Thursday night.

PHS held Jill Stevens to only 6 points and 4 rebounds the entire game.   

Ball dwarfed the Patriot guards and took advantage of South's help defense in the paint scoring several uncontested baskets.

The Lady Patriots went ahead 5-0 after Heidi Floyd hit a 3-pointer early in the game.   Parkersburg then went on a 13-2 before Patriot coach Steve Wiseman called time-out at the 3:10 mark.   Ball scored 8 points in the stretch with Offenberger adding 3 points and Wherry scoring 2.   Lauren Blair converted an offensive putback for South's only marks of the stretch.   

After the stop in play, Ice Ibrahim hit a 3-pointer from the top to cut the deficit to 13-10.    Ball would score again on the next possession to make it 15-10.    Stephanie Blanc grabbed grabbed an offensive rebound and score after Jill Stephens missed two foul shots.   The two teams combined for 5 turnovers the remainder of the quarter to keep the score at 15-12, Parkersburg.

South scored the first 7 points of the third quarter to gain a 19-15 advantage.   After a PHS time-out, both teams scored to maintain the margin, 22-17.    Stephanie Blanc found Heidi Floyd for a 3-pointer for South while the Big Red's Jessie Offenberger slashed through the lane for two points.

Ball converted a put-back and Blanc hit a 3-pointer to make the score 25-19 with 1:35 left in the half.   Parkersburg would end the quarter with a 4-0 run on consecutive baskets by Ball and Wherry.      South led 25-23 at half-time.

Parkersburg picked up two baskets to start the 4th, taking a 29-27 lead.   Alyssa Rhodes scored a basket and Ball finished another putback for the Big Reds.   Jill Stephens scored South's first bucket of the quarter under the 6:00 mark to tie the game at 27.   Sizemore and Ball would both score to maintain the tie at 29 all.   

Stephens added another basket, but Woods and Ball each scored one as the Big Reds took a 33-31 lead into the final period.

Parkersburg called a time-out at 5:13 after South put together a 6-2 run to start the period.   South led 37-35 at the time.

Sizemore scored a basket and Offenberger answered to keep the South lead at two points, 39-37.   The Patriots failed to convert on their next two possesions, while Wherry found the basket for 2 points.   South called time-out at 2:54 with a 39 all score.

Out of the time-out, the Lady Patriot's last score came from Heidi Floyd assisted by Ibrahim.   After a couple of time-outs, the Big Red's Ball scored a basket to tie the game again.   The Patriots turned the ball over on their final possesion and Wood's buzzer shot failed to reach iron as the game expired.

The Big Reds won the tip and Alicia Woods would score to give PHS a 43-41 lead.   South missed a shot in it's ensuing possession and the Big Reds came away with the ball. Wherry was called for a travel at 2:41.    On the South possession, a swarm of Big Reds converged on Stephens on the left block and swatted away a shot.   

PHS recovered and ran off the final two minutes of the game.   The Patriots entered the bonus with just two team fouls and had to waste precious minutes accumulating fouls to try to gain possession.

Offenberger would give South a chance when she missed the front end of a 1-1 oppurtunity with 0:07.4 to play.   South brought the ball down the floor quickly but momentum stopped when a foul was called on Offenberger as she mugged Stephanie Blanc on the baseline.

A last second shot failed to touch the rim as the buzzer expired.

Parkersburg South    12   13    6   10   0   = 41
Parkersburg          15    8   10    8   2   = 43

South Scoring:   Blair 10, Floyd 8, Sizemore 6, Ibrahim 6, Stephens 6, Blanc 5.

PHS Scoring:   Ball 22, Wherry 8, Offenberger 7, Woods 4, Cobb 2.

South Statistics:   Rebounds, 17 (Blair 5, Sizemore 4); Assists, 14 (Floyd 6); Steals, 8 (Ibrahim 3); Turnovers, 16;   Field Goal Shooting, 18-39 (46.2%);   3-Point Field Goal Shooting, 5-15 (33%).

PHS girls upset South in sectional play

PARKERSBURG-Thursday night's third clash of the season between intracity rivals Parkersburg and No. 7 ranked Parkersburg South could easily be replayed as part of TBS' Ripley's Believe It or Not.

Coming into the Region VI, Section One championship the two Class AAA schools had met twice during the season with the southsiders laying claim to a pair of 27-point wins (66-39 and 72-45).
But, that would not be the case in Thursday night's winner-take-all showdown as junior Tabitha Ball scored a career-high 22 points and the Big Red defense limited Mid-Ohio Valley scoring leader Jill Stephens to six points-17 below the sophomore's seasonal average-to capture a two-point, 43-41, overtime decision.

"We thought we turned the corner midway in the season and even though though our record didn't show it, we were getting better game after game," said PHS head coach Don Stansberry.

The results of that season-long improvement became evident as the sectional contest entered quarter after quarter without South making surges to separate itself from the hosts.

"We've been an up-and-down team all year," said South head coach Steve Wiseman. "This was one of those nights when we didn't play well."

And, it couldn't have happened at a worse time for the Patriots as now Parkersburg will advance to next Tuesday's Region VI championship at Memorial Fieldhouse, where the Big Reds will take on Mountain State Athletic Conference foe Ripley, which ended two-time defending champion Capital's title hopes with a 42-40 overtime win Thursday night.

"To be honest it doesn't really matter (who we play on Tuesday)," added Stansberry. "We've played decent against both."

The game opened as if the final score would be in the 60s or 70s as both teams came out firing. Parkersburg (8-15) took a three-point, 15-12, lead to the bench after the first eight minutes of play thanks mainly to Ball, who bucketed 10 of her game-high total in the period.

South, however, went on a 7-0 run to open the second quarter with Lauren Blair scoring four of her team-high 10 points to open the frame and junior Aisha Ibrahim capping the spurt with the second of her two treys in the opening half.

But, Parkersburg righted itself behind in the nick of time as sophomore Aana Wherry's layup with one second left sent the two teams to the locker rooms with the Patriots' clinging to a two-point, 25-23, lead.

A margin that would swing the other direction after PHS outscored South by a 10-6 margin in the third quarter.

Both teams took turns taking the lead over the final eight minutes but Parkersburg pulled even at 41 when Ball connected on a short jumper with 1:02 on the clock. It would be the final points of the quarter for either team, forcing the extra period.

In the overtime Parkersburg scored the only points it would need when senior Alicia Woods scored from eight feet out. From there the Big Reds played keep away when they had the ball and South was unable to connect on any of its four shots during the four-minute span.

Ripley 42, Capital 40 OT

CHARLESTON-Two-time (Class AAA) defending state champion Capital saw its hopes for a three-peat derailed Thursday night as visiting Ripley dealt the Cougars a 42-40 overtime loss.

The Vikings, now 14-9, were led by Christina Gossett's 10 points. Mara Kestner chipped in with nine points and Jaci Miller added seven.

Capital, which closes out the season with an 18-5 mark, received 11 points each from Randi Cary and Tiana Beatty.

Wherry, Woods Gain All-State Honors
Three-time first team All-staters Alexis Hornbuckle and Megan Withrow lead the 2003 Class AAA All-state girl's basketball team, as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writer's Association.

Hornbuckle, a junior, led South Charleston to a AAA state title along with fellow Black Eagle Renee Montgomery (sophomore) a first time All-state choice.

Hornbuckle averages 23.5 points per game, 14 rebounds, eight assists and eight steals and has garnered attention from UConn, LSU, UNC, Tennessee and others.

Withrow, a junior, and fellow Nitro Wildcat Keisha Tyler were both first team All-state picks. Tyler, a senior, has signed with Ohio University.

Senior guard Jill Justice of Greenbrier East led the Spartans to two consecutive state tournament appearances by dropping in 201 career 3-pointers, 144 coming in the past two years alone. She'll play in the ACC for Clemson next season.

Freshman Keri Pryor led Morgantown to a state title game appearance, where the unbeaten Mohigans suffered their first defeat at the hands of SC.

Senior Sherele Vossen of John Marshall became known statewide as a long bomb threat, dropping in three-pointers for the Monarchs. She is a first time All-state pick.
Jill Justice

Sophomore Jill Stephens showed a knack for running the floor and scoring inside for the Parkersburg South Patriots. She is also a first time All-state selection.

Class AAA All-state team
Selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.

First team
Captain -- Alexis Hornbuckle, South Charleston, jr, 23.5 points per game
Megan Withrow, Nitro, jr, 29.6
Jill Justice, Greenbrier East, sr, 17.1
Keisha Tyler, Nitro, sr, 15.3
Jill Stephens, Parkersburg South, soph, 25.0
Renee Montgomery, South Charleston soph, 17.2
Sherele Vossen, John Marshall, sr, 19.6
Keri Pryor, Morgantown, fr, 15.4

Second team
Captain -- Tara Hammond, Nitro, sr, 15.0
Kashawna Curry, Huntington, sr, 16.0
Julie Gompers, Wheeling Park, sr, 18.0
Rebecca Bonasso, Fairmont Senior, jr, 18.3
Samantha Nestor, Greenbrier East, jr, 18.0
Mara Kestner, Ripley, sr, 13.6
Brittany Holestine, George Washington, fr, 20.5
Jamie Mundy, Spring Valley, jr, 12.1

Third team
Captain -- Asher Zaccagnini, East Fairmont, sr, 17.0
Sarah Goldfarb, George Washington, jr, 21.1
Maddie Lawther, John Marshall, sr, 10.1
Anna Wherry, Parkersburg, soph, 13.0
Yolanda Anthony, Woodrow Wilson, jr, 21.0
Rebecca Charles, South Charleston, sr, 12.4
Tiana Beatty, Capital, soph, 14.6
Joanna Joseph, Morgantown, soph, 13.6

Honorable mention
Jenna Frankenfield, Brooke; Amy Bullock, Brooke; Natalie Adkins, Cabell Midland; Jenny Setter, Cabell Midland; Ashlee Teel, Capital; Danielle Burkes, Capital; Milan Cary, Capital; Shelley Capito, George Washington; Holly Burns, Greenbrier East; Christy Loving, Greenbrier East; Stephanie Bennett, Hampshire; Tiffany Linn, Hedgesville; Danya Hammond, Huntington; Laura Adkins, Hurricane; Keisha Thomas, Jefferson; Stephanie Luzader, John Marshall; Te Johnson-Peters, Martinsburg; Hilary Henderson, Nicholas County; Sarah Wiseman, Nitro; Tae Thomas, Nitro; Alicia Woods, Parkersburg; Heidi Floyd, Parkersburg South; Valerie Cole, Princeton; Heather Anderson, Princeton; Cara Waybright, Ripley; Amelia Jett, Riverside; Vanessa Herrald, Riverside; Chevon Robertson, Wheeling Park.

Monday, December 8
PHS # 16 in Coaches Poll
West Virginia Coaches Association
Class AAA Girl's Basketball Poll

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Monday, November 10
2003-2004 Big Reds Schedule Unveiled!

Thursday, December 11
Parkersburg Spoils Red Dragons’ Debut in New Gym
Despite St. Albans’ 69-30 setback against Parkersburg on Thursday night, Red Dragons coach Scott James saw his ...

Saturday, January 3
PHS Wins Holiday Tourney
Tabi Ball celebrated her 18th birthday Saturday night with a team win on the Memorial Fieldhouse basketball floor. ...

PHS to Meet Williamstown in Finals
With Williamstown trailing by two at crunchtime, there was no question that the Yellowjackets were going to try ...

Monday, January 5
PHS Tied for 11th in Latest Coaches Poll
Here is latest coaches poll and when the Big Reds play each of those teams that are ranked. Now this is the toughest ...

Tuesday, January 6
Mohigans Roll Past Big Reds, stay 10-0
To be able to beat the No. 2-ranked Morgantown High girls' basketball team, you first must be able to handle the ...

Friday, January 9
South Girls Win Big
A decisive third quarter, when Parkersburg South totally took control of the game, enabled the Patriots to coast ...

Monday, January 12
Latest AP Poll
The Associated Press girl’s high school basketball poll released Sunday, with first-place votes in parentheses, ...

Saturday, December 13
Big Red girls fall to Morgantown by 71-57 margin
Parkersburg's Big Red girls held down hyped Rebecca Bonasso, but Keri Pryor netted a game-high 28 points to pace ...

Wednesday, December 17
Jamie Mundy scored 22 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the Timberwolves over Parkersburg. Sarah Stender ...

Monday, December 22
Jessy Offenberger scored 23 points to pace Parkersburg (2-2) in a victory over Hurricane. Tabi Ball added 10. Bre ...

Tuesday, January 13
Megan Withrow poured in 31 points to lead a balanced scoring attack as the visiting Wildcats blasted the Big Reds. ...

Monday, January 19
Latest AP & Coaches Poll
West Virginia Coaches Association
Girls Basketball Poll
Class AAA
Pl School Record FPV T-Point LW
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Saturday, January 31
Parkersburg 58, Cabell Midland 51:
Aana Wherry tallied 17 points and Jessy Offenberger added 14 here Saturday as Parkersburg handled host Cabell Midland ...

Wednesday, January 28
Parkersburg 82, Riverside 17:
Sophomore Ali Morris led the Big Reds with 15 points to help snap a 7 game losing streak. Everyone scored for the ...

Wednesday, February 4
Renee Montgmery scored 13 points, including her 1,000th career point, as South Charleston downed the Big Reds. ...

Friday, February 6
Big Red girls fall victim to George Washington, 59-41
The weather outside Memorial Fieldhouse on Friday night may very well have been frightful.

But, it paled ...

Monday, February 9
Final Girls' 2004 AP State Poll Rankings

Friday, April 2
Basketball Post Season Tournament Proposals
several articles discuss the history of the current basketball play off system and proposed changes to permit the ...

Sunday, March 28
PHS' Aana Wherry & Jessy Offenberger Make All-Area & All-State Teams

Friday, February 20
Parkersburg Girls Knock out St. Albans, 48-27
Seniors Jessy Offenberger and Tabi Ball made their final games at Memorial Fieldhouse a memorable one with a 48-27 ...

Thursday, February 26
PHS Falls To #7 Patriots In Sectional; South To Face #4 Capital In Regional Finals
Parkersburg- #7 Patriots Host Big Red Girls In Sectional Final Tonight. It doesn't matter that Parkersburg South ...

Saturday, February 14
Patriot girls dominate PHS, 57-30
Heidi Floyd had to do a double take at the scoreboard at the end of the opening period.
"I couldn't believe ...

Monday, February 16
Parkersburg 67, Riverside 11:
Aana Wherry scored 12 points to lead Parkersburg (7-14) past Riverside. Michelle Cobb added 11 points, while Jessy ...

Thursday, February 12
Capital defeats Big Reds
A strong start, sparked by the inside scoring of 5-11 center Aana Wherry, didn't translate into a win for Parkersburg ...

Friday, February 13
Parkersburg’s Ball Wins Gatorade Soccer Honor
Tabitha Ball of Parkersburg was named Gatorade West Virginia High School Soccer Player of the Year.

“Tabitha ...

Tuesday, February 10
Ripley Slips By Parkersburg
Leading by one point with @ 50 seconds to play, Ripley converted on 2 free throws to take a one point lead. With ...

Tuesday, January 27
Capital 11-2 after 56-49 win over Parkersburg
Ashlee Teel had 17 points, Tiana Beatty added 16 points and nine rebounds and Randi Cary scored 15 points as Capital ...

Friday, January 23
Ripley Girls Victorious
Parkersburg girls basketball coach Don Stansberry cringed when he looked at the stat sheet.

Despite the ...

Wednesday, January 21
George Washington built a 19-point halftime lead and survived a strong Parkersburg third quarter for a win at GW.

Shelley ...

South Charleston, Hornbuckle to battle with Big Reds
Class AAA defending state champion South Charleston, led by All-American Tennessee recruit Alexis Hornbuckle, invades ...

Thursday, January 15
PHS comes up short
Alexis Hornbuckle's last trip to Memorial Fieldhouse wasn't a pleasant one for host Parkersburg here Thursday as ...

Wednesday, February 8
Host #6 South Girls Blast Big Reds 53-28
Parkersburg— South, PHS girls resume series tonight at Oldham. A couple of winning streaks are on the line in prep ...

Friday, February 10
PHS Girls Bounce Back For Home Win Over Riverside, 58-22
Parkersburg— Big Red sophomore Amelia Hammell has played a lot of basketball in her short career on the hardwood. ...

Former Assistant Ken DeMoss Completes Successful First Season Coaching Warren
Vincent, OH— Warren Claims SEOAL Title. Chelsea Clifton was driven by sentimental reasons as much as what she perceived ...

Friday, February 17
PHS Honors Jack Stephens On Senior Night, Defeats Hurricane 56-44
Parkersburg— The final home game for a quartet of Parkersburg High School seniors was a victorious one here Thursday ...

Tuesday, February 21
Parkersburg Earns Season Split At Wirt Co 47-42
Elizabeth- Visiting Parkersburg picked up a season split against Wirt Count on Tuesday night as the Big Reds used ...

Sunday, February 26
Former Big Red Amber Hammell Humble About Great Career At Case-Western Reserve
Jun, 2006. Cleveland, OH- Amber Hammell was named Case's "Female Athlete of the Year" at the end of the 2005-06 ...

Sunday, March 5
Former Big Red Laura Kinsler Tops 1000 Career Points, Praised By UC Coach Sherry Winn
"Tradition Never Graduates", by Sherry Winn, Head Coach University of Charleston's Women's Basketball:   When ...

Sunday, March 5
Big Reds Rhodes, Hammell Place At MSAC Night Of Champions Skills Competitions
Charleston Civic Center- George Washington's Chris Long and St. Albans' Jacob Miller, two of the top free throw ...

Wednesday, December 21
PHS Girls Blow Past Hurricane
Parkersburg- Visiting Hurricane tried to make a late run here Tuesday night at Memorial Fieldhouse but the Redskins ...

Thursday, December 22
PHS Girls Fall To Visiting #2 Huntington, 52-64
Parkersburg- Parkersburg High gave No. 2 Huntington High a battle. But playing a team tough and actually beating ...

Big Red Girls Fall To #13 Bridgeport, 23-49
Fairmont- Parkersburg High was outscored in three quarters here Wednesday night as the Big Red girls fell to Bridgeport ...

Girls Come Up Short At East Fairmont, 48-64
Fairmont- Parkersburg big red girls held tough for the first two quarters with the score tied at 9 at the end of ...

Big Red Girls Drop A Close One At Spring Valley, 61-66
Huntington- PHS fell behind in the first, 13-20, but came storming back in the second to take a 31-27 lead into ...

Saturday, January 7
Parkersburg Falls 51-61 To Visiting #8 S.Charleston
Parkersburg - Kaylyn Crosier scored a season-high 18 points and finished with a strong double-double by pulling ...

Tuesday, January 10
#5 South Girls Roll Past PHS, 56-34
Parkersburg- Kayla Ayers was a little sunburned after going to a tanning salon. The Parkersburg South sophomore ...

Thursday, January 12
#8 Capital 55, Parkersburg 46:
Parkersburg- Shawnice Garland dropped in 21 points to pace the visiting Cougars (6-4), who led 25-17 at halftime. ...

Tuesday, January 17
Cole Ignites #4 Greenbrier East Spartans Over Parkersburg Despite Kim Dent's 1st Dbl.Dbl
Fairlea- Courtney Cole wasn’t lucky before Greenbrier East’s home game with Parkersburg Monday night. She lost ...

PHS Stuns Cold Shooting #11 Ripley 36-27.
Parkersburg- Dent, Rhodes Lead Big Reds. Kim Dent scored 13 or her 15 points in the fourth quarter and posted the ...

Big Reds Claim 65-63 Win Over Woodrow Wilson At Foul Line, Shooting 24/26 FT, 92%
Beckley- For Parkersburg, beating Woodrow Wilson proved simply a matter of stepping to the foul line. The visiting ...

Big Reds Defeat St.Albans 64-47
Parkersburg- Alyssa Rhodes scored 18 points as Parkersburg High downed visiting St.Albans in the Mountain State ...

Monday, January 30
Parkersburg Wins 37-35 At Cabell Midland On Rhodes Buzzer-Beater
Ona- Alyssa Rhodes scored with 1.2 seconds left in the fourth quarter to send the Big Reds past Cabell Midland ...

PHS Girls Advance Over Nitro 44-27 Behind Kim Dent's Dbl.Dbl For Coach Stansberry's 250th Career Victory
Parkersburg — ‘‘The girls never stopped believing in themselves’’ is the reason Parkersburg High head coach Don ...

Saturday, February 4
Parkersburg Prevails At #12 Ripley In OT Thriller 42-41
Ripley- It looked like Tori Eagle's 3-pointer at the end of overtime was the game winner here Friday night but ...

Tuesday, December 6
Wirt County Stuns PHS 49-46
Parkersburg- Wirt County's defense limited host Parkersburg to just one field goal in the final 5:20 here Tuesday ...

Saturday, December 10
#8 Princeton Tigers Win Their Season Opener Over Big Reds 75-70
Princeton- Forget about the team’s youth. Forget about first-game jitters. The Princeton Tigers launched their ...

Friday, December 16
PHS Wins 56-54 On Last Second Shot By Rader At GW
Charleston- Kacie Rader converted a layup on a dish from Laura Rasel with two seconds left in the game as Parkersburg ...

Sunday, March 26
Rhodes Gains All Conference Recognition; Rhodes, Dent, Hammell Earn All-State Notice.
South’s Taylor Phillips Makes AAA All-State Team, by Justin Jackson, Dominion Post.
Morgantown, WV- For four ...

Sunday, March 26
Former Big Red Ali Thompson Recognized as Gatorade's Volleyball WV State Player of the Year and Wendy's Girl's WV State Heisman Winner
Charleston- Each fall since 1994, the Wendy's High School Heisman Program has recognized the nation's most esteemed ...

Sunday, October 29
[Time to Rally, Big Reds !!]: Dave Poe crows, "South Has Taken Over City Sports"

Sunday, October 29
Big Reds Fall 42-64 in Sectional Final to Patriots at ROAC

Sunday, October 29
Ostrowski to be enshrined in Lady Vols Hall of Fame

Saturday, January 6
PHS 58, South Charleston 49:
In a game that was supposed to be played at South Charleston, the Black Eagles ended up coming to Parkersburg and ...

Tuesday, January 9
PHS Girls Drop Decision to Hedgesville

PARKERSBURG — A woeful lack of offense did in Parkersburg High’s girls basketball ...

Tuesday, January 9
Patriot girls entertain Big Reds tonight

PARKERSBURG — Sarah Harvey is determined to play.

But a tender ankle may limit ...

Wednesday, January 10
South Upends Crosstown Rival

PARKERSBURG — No. 3-ranked and defending Class AAA state girls basketball champion ...

Friday, January 12
The host Cougars jumped out to a 50-23 lead at halftime and never looked back.
Shawnita Garland and Shawnice Garland each scored 20 points to for Capital (8-1). For Parkersburg (3-8), Kim Dent tallied 16 points and Amelia Hammell grabbed 11 rebounds.

Tuesday, January 16
Greenbrier East girls outlast Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG—Veteran Parkersburg head coach Don Stansberry said it best after watching his ...

Sunday, January 21
PHS Girls Win

PARKERSBURG — Big Red head coach Don Stansberry got a great team effort Friday night ...

Wednesday, January 24
PHS Girl's Program reaches 500 wins milestone; Coach Stansberry also gets 260th career win!!!
PARKERSBURG 52, ST. ALBANS 47: Amelia Hammell scored 18 points and Meranda Brudige added 12 as the Big Reds slipped by the Red Dragons. Rachel Viglianco led the way for St. Albans with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Monday, January 29
Parkersburg 58, Cabell Midland 46:
PARKERSBURG — Laura Rasel scored 14 of her career-high 18 points in the fourth quarter here Saturday to help lift host Parkersburg to a MSAC win versus Cabell Midland.

Rasel added a career-high 17 rebounds as well for PHS (6-9), which also got 13 points and 11 boards from Kim Dent.

Thursday, February 1
Nitro 55, Parkersburg 42
NITRO — Parkersburg’s upset bid against triple-A No. 14 Nitro (9-8) wasn’t quite good enough as the Wildcats bolted ...

Friday, February 2
Current MSAC Standings & Stats
MSAC East Division

1. Capital 3-0 8-1 14-1
2. Princeton 5-1 8-3 10-4
3. Woodrow Wilson ...

Saturday, February 3
Parkersburg slips past Ripley
PARKERSBURG—The Big Reds conducted Senior Night early and senior Kim Dent made the most of it, scoring a game-high ...

Wednesday, February 7
South girls defeat Big Reds, 58-30
PARKERSBURG — Kayla Ayers provided Parkersburg South with a boost coming off the bench.

The 5-foot-9 junior, ...

Friday, February 9
Kim Dent scored 12 points and Amelia Hammell 10 for the visiting Big Reds (8-11).

Parkersburg 12 14 8 ...

Friday, February 16
MSAC 4th-Place Playoff Game: Parkersburg 41, St. Albans 32
ST. ALBANS — Parkersburg High made only nine field goals here Thursday night, but sank 19 of 25 free throws to ...

Thursday, February 22
PHS tries to swing pendulum away from South

PARKERSBURG — Scott Stephens knows he may not always be the most popular fellow among his ...

Friday, February 23
Patriots pound Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — Veteran Parkersburg South head coach Scott Stephens has seen what can happen ...