Minutemen JV boys have rough week


The Lewis County Minutemen JV basketball team suffered through a rough week with three games played in six days and found themselves on the losing end of all three contests.
The first game was on Jan. 22, when they traveled to Clay County. Clay County outscored Lewis County 9-2 in the first quarter to take an early lead.
The Panthers once again held the scoring edge in the second quarter 7-3 to take a 16-5 halftime lead. Lewis County mounted a comeback in the third quarter as they outscored Clay County 15-7 to make the score heading into the final quarter of play 23-20 in favor of the Panthers.
Clay County outscored Lewis County 16-12 in the fourth quarter to claim a 39-32 win Chase Wyant led the Minutemen with 19 points, while Jeremiah Cruz added five points.
On Jan. 24, the Minutemen JV traveled to Elkins to take on the Tigers. The Tigers held 37-26 halftime lead and the Minutemen mounted a second half comeback that fell short as they suffered a 64-59 loss to Elkins.
Chase Wyant, with 24 points, and Jacob Gragg, with 13 points, paced the Minutemen. The Lewis County JV team concluded the week with a home contest with the East Fairmont Bees.
The Bees outscored the Minutemen in all four quarters and took a 55-25 win over the Minutemen. Jacob Gragg six points and Justin Stark four points led the Lewis County scoring attack. The Minutemen JV will have a busy week upcoming with four games scheduled. On Jan. 29, they were at Bridgeport, and will be at home on Jan. 31, versus North Marion, Feb. 2, at Buckhannon Upshur and Feb. 5, at home versus Nicholas County.
Score By Quarters
Lewis County 2 3 15 12 - 32
​Clay County   9 7   7 16 - 39
​Lewis County: Jeremiah Cruz 2 1-2 6; Chase Wyant 8 0-1 19; Jacob Carder 2 0-1 5; Jared Warner 0 2-2 2; Totals 12 3-6 32; Three Point Field Goals: Cruz - 1; Wyant - 3; Carder - 1
Score By Quarters
Lewis County 16 10 11 22 -59
​Elkins             23 14 10 17 - 64
​Lewis County: Jeremiah Cruz 4 1-2 9; Jacob Gragg 5 0-0 13; Chase Wyant 9 2-2 24; Jacob Carder 1 0-0 3; Jared Warner 0 2-2 2; Tyler Moore 0 1-4 1;Liam Fultineer 1 0-0 2; Ayden Wyckoff 2 1-5 5; Totals 22 7-14 59; Three Point Field Goals: Gragg 3; Wyant 4; Carder 1
​Score By Quarters
​East Fairmont 15 15 12 14 - 55
​Lewis County   8   8   6   3  - 25
​Lewis County: Jeremiah Cruz 1 0-0 2; Jacob Gragg 3 0-0 6; Chase Wyant 1 -0 2; Justin Stark 2 0-2 4; Liam Fultineer 1 1-3 3; Ayden Wyckoff 1 0-0 2; Totals 11 3-7 25


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