Williamson, W. Va. — Tolsia Boys basketball went 1-1 in the annual Hatfield/McCoy shootout this past weekend at the Williamson Fieldhouse.
Head Coach Brian Stacy talking to his squad during the Hatfield/McCoy Shootout.
Westside 72 Tolsia 38 ( Saturday )
Tolsia ( 4-14 ) was led by Parker Watts with 13 points, Anthony Lovins hit 2 three pointers and finished with 7 points, Eli Blackburn also tallied 7 points, Ben Clayton had 4 points, David Dingess, Colton Austin and John Stewart scored 2 points each and Dylan Dawson scored 1 point.
The Rebels hit 4 three pointers and went 8 of 16 from the foul line.
Westside ( 6-9 ) was led by Ashton Reed with 23 points, Hunter Lester and Dale Bledsoe with 12 points each, Bryson Blankenship 9 points, Shandell Adkins 5 points.
The Renegades hit 6 three pointers and went 8 of 16 from the foul line.
WHS 24 18 16 14 = 72
THS 10 10 8 10 = 38
Tolsia 63 Beth Haven 44 ( Friday )
Parker Watts bringing the ball across half court against Beth Haven on Friday.
Parker Watts scored a game high 28 points to lead the Rebels including 6 three pointers, Eli Blackburn tallied 11 points, David Dingess and Colton Austin netted 9 points apiece, Anthony Lovins, CJ Johnson and Julian Vance scored 2 points each.
The Rebels hit 8 three pointers and went 3 of 5 from the foul line.
Beth Haven ( 7-3 ) was led by Nick Knox with 23 points, Dawson Lovings 12 points, Brad Preece 5 points, Matt Moore and Kevin Wells 2 points each.
The Hornets hit 3 three pointers and went 5 of 14 from the foul line.
BH 8 9 19 8 = 44
THS 16 13 18 16 = 63
The Rebels will return to action on Monday February 14th for Senior night at Rebel Arena versus Grace Christian.
Tolsia Head Coach Brian Stacy
“… Friday we played really well on defense we held there second leading scorer to only 3 points. We controlled the boards CJ Johnson had 18 rebounds which let us get out and push the ball and control the tempo. Parker Watts finished with 28 including 6 three pointers. We played without senior Dylan Dawson which allowed a few other kids to step up.”
“… Saturday’s game against Westside who’s has a really nice team was tough. They start a 6’8 center a 6’6 forward and another 6’4 forward, which hindered us on the boards. They threw over the top of our half court press really and we couldn’t get nothing started on offense and went 5 of 34 from 3 point range. As you know we have no true big post player but we try and make the most with Dylan Dawson and CJ Johnson who split roles playing post and guard for us but those 2 will battle in the paint for me day in and day out. But we were just outmanned. We didn’t get many turnovers and didn’t control the boards and we struggled to score in our half court offense.”
“… We got a week off now and maybe we can regroup and get back to working on little things. The team is going to rally behind Fort Gay Middle this week and try to take in a game or two. Don’t want them to think we forgot about them, but with this Covid stuff it’s really hard to get a free date to go watch. We usually play Tuesday and fridays. This year we play any day of the week which makes it rough. Hopefully we can get out watch them this week.”