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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES St. Paul, Va. Thursday, December 29, 2016 , Spartans top -i "Lee in benefit should know each other well. The Wolfpack won for the second time against Castlewood, defeating the Blue Devils 60-52 on Phillips tossed in a game- high 22 points for Castlewood. Kyle Kennedy contributed 12 points. "We didn't make shots game Eastside topped Lee High 65 - 56 in a benefit game played December 21 in Coebum. Ethan Powers dropped a game high 22, including 6 threes, leading the Spartans to the victory. Nick Livingston posted 9 points and Luke Lawson idded 8 for Eastside. - Sam Pennington bagged 20 for the Generals and Jacob Stewart tallied 15 on the night. Pennington chalked up 9 in the first quarter for Lee High, but the Spartans held a slim 13- 10 lead after the first period. In the second stanza Livingston hit a three then added 6 more points and Powers kicked in a trey lifting Eastside to a 32 - 20 lead at the break. Stewart and Permington accounted for 10 points in the Generals third period. Powers responded with an 11 point quarter and the :$partans held the rest of the Generals without a point. Eastside notched 21 in the ,fTame and came away with 53 - 30 lead heading into the fourth quarter. . The Generals came to "'life in the final stanza scor- . mg 26, paced by Pennington's 8 points and 7. from Caleb Coleman. Blake Rhoton scored all 6 of his points in the fourth for Eastside and the Spartans held off the Generals for the 11 point ffin 65 - 56. Monday. "It was a good game for us, my kids continue to work hard and guard their shooters," said Ridgeview coach David Robinette. "I was real pleased with Jessee Edwards, he stepped up and made some big shots for us and played good defense. This is a tough place to play over here, so I thought my kids worked hard and really deserved this one." The teams are evenly matched. The game was tied seven times and there were 17 lead-changes. The biggest lead Castlewood had was four points, the largest lead by the Wolfpack was five points before pulling away late. There were 10 lead- changes in the first half as the teams traded baskets and missed shots. Castlewood had the oppor- tunity to put some distance between the Wolfpack and themselves but couldn't capitalize. The Devils would work hard to get the lead and then go a couple of minutes without scoring. "I don't think our exier- gy from everyone was where it was supposed to be to start the game," Castlewood coach Casey Johnson said. "We were up two at the half, I was really disappointed we weren't up double figures. We just did- n't box out and play as aggressively as we needed to." EASTSIDE (65) Kyle Kennedy tied the ;**: B01eg 4, Ketron 4, contest at 43, scormgona ! . ivingston 9, Powers 22, baseline drive with 6:30 : _ awson 8, Blevins 1, left to play. Edwards hoten 6, Sturgill 7, dropped in a jumper from I: ansford 4. LEE HIGH (56) Watson 0, Stewart 15, .Lawson 0, Pendergraft 4, ::Pennington 20, Thacker 3, :Coleman 9, Caudill 5. Eastside 13 19 21 12 - i65 " Lee High 10 10 10 26 5 6 3-point goals - Eastside (Livingston 1, Powers 6, Lawson 1) Lee High 6 (Pennington 3, Thacker 1, the comer and the Wolfpack never trailed again. Ridgeview attacked the basket and lived at the free throw line from that point. They had 14 attempts from the foul line, making 11 of them as they pulled away the final five minutes. The Blue Devils went cold and that was the game. "We finally got some stops and got the rebound," Robinette said. "We had Coleman 1, Caudill 1) at the end and they did," commented Johnson. "I have to give Ridgeview a lot of credit, they had a nice game plan. "The played a 2-1-2 matchup press and' fell back into a 2-3 matchup zone, it took us some time to get going. We got good shots, our wings just didn't knock the shots down." Ridgeview 60, Castlewood 52 RIDGEVIEW (60) Dingus 0, Ga. Counts 12, Yates 16, Edwards 12, Gr. Counts 5, B. Mullins 0, N. Mullins 15, Griffitts 0, Thomas 0. CASTLEWOOD (52) Kennedy 12, Turner 7, Comett 4; Owens 0, Phillips 22, Milgrim 3, Long 4, Baker 0. Ridgeview 15 11 15 19---60 Castlewood 14 14 11 1352 3-point goals - Ridgeview 6 (Ga. Counts 1, N. Mullins 3, Yates 2), Castlewood 4 (Milgrim 1, Kennedy 2, Turner 1). Girls The Ridgeview girls won their sixth game with- out a loss as they rolled by Castlewood 70-29 in non- conference play. Bailey Frazier led all scorers, toss- ing in 22 points for the Wolf pack. "In a game like this, try- ing to get your intensity level up is the hardest part about it," Ridgeview coach Donnie Frazier said. "You try to get your kids to moti- vate each other and play off one another. "That's why we got in the press early and tried to turn them over a couple of times. As soon as we go to our half-court defense the intensity leaves and we don't chase the ball." Castlewood (1-9) went over five minutes at the start of the game without scoring. But when Ridgeview started slowly in the second quarter the Blue Devils pulled within 15-12. However, the Wolfpack closed out the been getting some stops first half on a 17-0 run to but couldn't get the take complete control of ; Ridgeview rebound to finish it off. the contest. "There were four or five "Small steps, I was over trips where we challenged proud of my girls they han- " le Cast wood their shots and closed it out died the pressure well," ,, with a rebound. Then weCastlewood coach Tiffany , BY ANTHONY STEVENS CASTLEWOOD, Va. - The Blue Devils last three games have been against :Ridgeview, so the teams limited our turnovers and that was huge." Jacob Yates (16 points), Noah Mullins (15 points), Gabe Counts (12 points) and Edwards (12 points) led the Wolfpack. Trey Austin said. "We were able to move the ball around Castlewood Lady Devils - Photo by Anthony Stevens and I think that helped." Addison Whitner added 10 points for Ridgeview. Sydney Strange scored eight points to pace Castlewood. Ridgeview 70, Castlewood 29 RIDGEVIEW (70) Fletcher 6, Frazier 22, Gulley 6, Counts 8, Phillips4, Rose 2, Coleman 9, Grant 1, Dotson 2, Whitner 10, Clark 0, Taylor 0. CASTLEWOOD (29) Collins 2, Strange 8, L. Taylor 4, Gray 2, Fleming 5, Hall 3, Ingle 2, Lambert 0, A. Taylor 3, Thomas 0. Ridgeview 15 17 20 18--70 Castlewood5 7 13 4---29 3-point goals - Ridgeview 8 (Coleman 3, Frazier 1, Gulley 2, Whitner 2), Castlewood 4 (Hall 1, Strange 2, A. Taylor 1). I Castlewood's Cassidy Fleming - Photo by Anthony Stevens SWCC offers Driver Improvement Clinic Have you been court or DMV directed to attend an eight-hour Driver Improvement Clinic? Southwest Virginia Community College will offer the Driver Improvement (Defensive Driving) Clinic eight-hour course on the following dates: January 28, February 18, March 18 and April 29, 2017. The driving clinic is recognized by the Department of Motor Vehicles and the area court/legal system in deliv- ery. of the National Safety Council curriculum. Tuition cost for the course is $60.00 cash or money order payable to SWCC. Individuals attending a driver improvement clinic will learn defensive driving techniques, which can help prevent crashes and' assist with. points and fines reduction. Registration and tuition need to be submit- ted five days prior to the clinic Register on-line at http :// driving/ or for additional information, contact the Driver Training Services office at Southwest Virginia Community College by calling 276.964.7369 or emailing lnes'. ads: Monday noon copy: Monday 3 pm / OF THE WEEK Stk 18725B crew, 4x4 o !:Castlewood's Colton Long - Photo by *Anthony Stevens