In recent high school basketball games:

Valley 66

Fayetteville 56

The Valley Greyhound boys owned a nine-point halftime lead and held off a rally by the Fayetteville Pirates to win their season opener 66-56 Monday at the Fayette County Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building.

Zac Warden and Henry Barron-Houchins led the ‘Hounds with 21 and 20 points, respectively, while Damaria Davis chipped in 10 points. Barron-Houchins canned four 3-point goals, as did Fayetteville's Will Fenton.

Warden had eight rebounds and Davis cleared six boards for Valley. Warden collected five assists and blocked three shots, and Spencer Armentrout logged three steals.

Fenton paced the Pirates with a game-high 26 points, and Dylon Doyle added 13.

Valley endured a rough shooting night, going 27-for-81 for a 33 percent effort.

Fayetteville (1-2) hosts Clay County Monday, and Valley (1-0) travels to Sherman Friday.

This Saturday at 3 p.m., the VHS boys will play their first home game of the season. The Greyhounds host Pendleton County, with a jayvee contest set for 1 p.m.

The first 100 people to buy for a ticket Saturday will receive a free 2014-15 Valley Greyhounds seat cushion courtesy of El Jalisco in Montgomery.

Valley coach Joe McCoy said he hopes people will come out and see what "should be a pretty good game." He also thanked El Jalisco for sponsoring the giveaway.

Valley 66, Fayetteville 56

Valley (1-0)

Henry Barron-Houchins 7 2-5 20, Zac Warden 8 3-4 21, Tracy Conliffe 4 0-0 8, Damaria Davis 5 0-2 10, Spencer Armentrout 2 1-2 5, Jaden Bess 1 0-0 2. Totals: 27 6-13 66.

Fayetteville (1-2)

Caleb Bailes 2 0-0 4, Zach Hopkins 1 0-2 3, Ricky Meadows 2 0-0 5, Dalton Dempsey 1 0-0 3, Will Fenton 10 2-2 26, Dustin Gilkerson 1 0-0 2, Dylon Doyle 5 3-5 13. Totals: 22 5-9 56.

V: 20 15 17 14 — 66

F: 15 11 15 15 — 56

3-point goals: V: 6 (Barron-Houchins 4, Warden 2); F: 7 (Fenton 4, Hopkins, Meadows, Dempsey). Fouled out: F (Holster).

Fayetteville 53

Valley 30

The Fayetteville girls stumbled early but eventually secured a comfortable margin over host Valley Wednesday.

Kendall Malay tallied 16 points and Kathryn Peelish 11 for the Pirates.

Chelsey Lively scored seven points to pace Valley (0-3). Other scorers were: Rachel Hagen, 2; Emily Beard, 1; Emily Smallman, 5; Kaylee Wood, 6; Abby Buchan, 5; Lauren Pleva, 1; Haley Casto, 1; and Rachel Starsick, 2.

Valley hosts Sherman at about 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18. There will be a middle school double-header pitting Valley and Sherman boys and girls teams prior to the girls varsity game.

Fayetteville 54

Midland Trail 41

The visiting Pirate boys picked up their first win of the season Thursday night, defeating cross-county rival Midland Trail 54-41.

Fayetteville (1-1) was led by Ricky Meadows, who went 7-for-8 at the line and scored 17 points. Will Fenton finished with 13 and Dalton Dempsey 11.

Midland Trail (0-1) had a trio of players in double-digits, led by Dillon Harper's 12 points, all which came via 3-point goals. Tristan Minor and Steven Blume netted 11 each.

Fayetteville 54, Midland Trail 41

Fayetteville (1-1)

Caleb Bailes 0 0-2 0, Zach Hopkins 1 1-2 4, Ricky Meadows 4 7-8 17, Dalton Dempsey 3 4-6 11, Will Fenton 5 2-6 13, Michael Smith 1 0-0 2, Timmy Holster 2 1-2 5, Dustin Gilkerson 1 0-2 2, Dylan Doyle 0 0-2 0. Totals: 17 15-30 54.

Midland Trail (0-1)

Cyrus Jackson 0 2-5 2, Seth Crosier 1 0-0 2, Tristan Minor 4 2-2 11, Steven Blume 3 4-9 11, Ryan Wilson 0 3-4 3, Jared Stover 0 0-3 0, Dillon Harper 4 0-0 12. Totals: 12 11-23 41.

F: 14 6 12 22 — 54

MT: 7 7 8 19 — 41

3-point goals: F: 5 (Meadows 2, Hopkins, Dempsey, Fenton); MT: 6 (Harper 4, Blume, Minor).

Oak Hill 60

Liberty 21

The Red Devil girls jumped out to a quick lead and cruised past the Liberty Raiders 60-21 Thursday.

Alyssa Barron tallied 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Oak Hill. Caelea Teel added 12 points and Kaitlyn Goodman scored seven for the Red Devils.

Taylor Trump and Stacy Williams scored seven points apiece to lead Liberty.

Oak Hill (4-1) hosted Capital Tuesday.

Oak Hill 60, Liberty 21

Liberty

Lydia Philogene 1 0-0 2, Madison Stone 2 1-2 5, Taylor Trump 2 2-2 7, Stacy Williams 3 1-2 7, Dakota Lyons 0 0-2 0. Totals: 8 4-8 21.

Oak Hill (4-1)

Alyssa Barron 8 1-4 19, Caelea Teel 6 0-0 12, Savannah Keffer 2 1-2 5, Madison Lilly 1 1-2 3, Haley Harold 2 0-0 4, Destiny Davis 0 1-2 1, Kaitlyn Goodman 3 1-2 7, Taea' Scruggs 1 0-0 2, Sarah Keffer 2 1-2 5, Alyssa Calloway 1 0-0 2. Totals: 26 6-14 60.

L: 6 5 10 0 — 21

OH: 10 21 16 13 — 60

3-point goals: L: 1 (Trump); OH: 2 (Barron). Fouled out: None.

Midland Trail 46

Richwood 42

Emily Carte hit two free throws with 26 seconds left to secure the win for the Patriots and hand Richwood its second straight close loss.

Carte finished with a game-high 20 points to lead Midland Trail, and Madison Syner added nine points and had nine rebounds.

Erica Lawrence led the Lumberjacks with 18 points, and Katie Mullins had 15.

Midland Trail (3-2) plays Fayetteville on Dec. 18.

Midland Trail 46, Richwood 42

Midland Trail (3-2)

Abby Sevy 3 0-0 6, Jesika Cooper 0 1-2 1, Emily Carte 7 3-5 20, Madison Syner 2 5-10 9, Devon Nickell 2 2-2 6, Makenna Nickell 2 0-0 4. Totals: 16 11-19 46.

Richwood (0-3)

Katie Mullins 5 4-6 15, Hannah Green 0 1-2 1, Demmi Smallwood 3 0-0 6, Erica Lawrence 9 0-4 18, Emilia Bard 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18 5-12 42.

MT: 12 14 13 7 — 46

R: 11 9 14 8 — 42

3-point goals: MT: 3 (Carte); R: 1 (Mullins). Fouled out: None

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The Riverside High girls (0-3) were slated to play at Spring Valley last night. The Warriors visit South Charleston at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 22.

The Riverside boys opened their campaign with a 67-42 defeat of St. Albans. Riverside played at Greenbrier East last night and will visit Huntington on Thursday, Dec. 18 before coming home for a game against Wheeling Park on Friday, Dec. 19.

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When turning in scores or statistics, coaches/statisticians are reminded to provide at least last names of participants; information will not be accepted with only the first name.

If they haven't been, schedules and rosters for winter sports teams can also be submitted.

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Anyone with questions can call Steve Keenan at 304-469-3373.

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