Huntington, W. Va. — Tolsia Boys improved to 12-6 on the year with a 73-61 victory over Huntington St. Joe ( 8-7 ) on Friday.
The Rebels won for the third straight time on the road and beat the Irish for the second time this season.
Parker Watts heads toward the basket for a layup against St. Joe
Parker Watts hit 4 three pointers led the Rebels with 21 points, Bray Mollette tallied 17 points, Ben Clayton hit 3 three pointers and finished with 16 points, Bryson Muncy netted 10 points, David Dingess added 6 points and Colton Austin chipped in with 4 points.
Tolsia hit 8 three pointers and went 11 of 23 from the free throw line.
Caden Ehirim had a game high 36 points for the Irish, Grady Paynter had 16 points, Marcus Jackson had 5 points, Isiah Sanders had 2 points.
The Irish hit 5 three pointers and went 20 of 24 from the foul line.
Tolsia 81 Rose Hill Christian 56 ( Monday )
Colton Austin eyes the free throw attempt versus St. Joe Friday.
Colton Austin scored 24 points to lead the Rebels to the road victory, Ben Clayton tallied 18 points, David Dingess added 11 points, Bryson Muncy netted 8 points, Bray Mollette and Dakota Blackburn had 7 points apiece and Josh Hofmeister chipped in with 2 points.
The Rebels hit 5 three pointers and went 11 of 16 from the free throw line.
Tolsia 53 Mingo Central 50 ( Saturday )
Parker Watts hit 5 three pointers and scored a game high 27 points to help the Rebels to the road victory on Miner Mountain, Ben Clayton and Bryson Muncy tallied 7 points each, Bray Mollette added 5 points, Evan Ball had 3 points, David Dingess and Colton Austin had 2 points each.
Tolsia hit 8 three pointers and went 9 of 11 from the foul line.
Bray Mollette brings the ball up the court against St. Joe
The Rebels will return to action on Tuesday with a trip to Class 4A Hurricane.
Tolsia Head Coach Brian Stacy
“… We have faced some adversity the last few games and I’m really proud of our guys for that. To win three straight in the road is really impressive. Coach Maynard and this place jumping tonight. Great atmosphere to play in, it felt like a section championship or region championship environment. They had community night and has things going down here right now.”
“ We went to Rose Hill on Monday and took care of business. Colton Austin really stepped up his game for that contest. We we are balanced that is when we are at our best.”
“ Last Saturday we went to Mingo Central and beat them after they beat us at home by one point. These games are really going to help us when the post season rolls around.”