HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — White Falcons’ late run falls short.
The Wahama boys basketball team scored 23 points in the fourth quarter of Thursday night’s Class A Region 4, Section 2 semifinal. Huntington St. Joe scored 18 in the fourth held off the White Falcons by a count of 63-59.
The Irish (18-2) outscored the Wahama (10-13) 15-to-9 in the opening quarter but the White Falcons cut the deficit to five points at halftime. Huntington St. Joe scored 16 in the third period and pushed its lead to 45-36 with eight minutes to play. The Red and White outscored SJHS 23-to-18 in the fourth quarter but the Irish claimed the 63-59 triumph.
Wahama was led by Hunter Rose with 16 points, followed by Hunter Bradley and Wyatt Zuspan with 12 apiece. Brent Larck had eight points, Derek Hysell added five, while Ryan Thomas rounded out the WHS total with two points.
Keith Clemons led the Irish with 26 points, followed by Payne Meadows with 14 points and Brian Conaty with 12. Travis McNeil added six points and Thomas Rabel had five to round out the SJHS total.
The Irish face Charleston Catholic in the sectional final on Friday. Defending state runner-up Charleston Catholic defeated Buffalo 62-41 on Thursday.
This marks the final game for Wahama seniors Hunter Bradley, Wyatt Zuspan, Michael Hendricks, Derek Hysell and Ian Kapp.