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Panthers defeat Doddridge to run winning streak to 5

Dec. 31, 2012 @ 12:15 AM

ELLENBORO, W.Va. -- Lincoln County continued its hot streak Saturday night, defeating Doddridge County, 56-40, in the championship game in the Ritchie County Tournament at Ritchie County High School.

T.J. Arbaugh led the Panthers and all scorers with 22 points as the champs extended their winning streak to five games. Andrew Davis added 19 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double.

The Bulldogs (1-3) didn't have a player in double figures.

The Panthers return to action Wednesday at home against Cabell Midland.

LINCOLN COUNTY 18 14 9 14 -- 56: T.J. Arbaugh 22, Holton 4, Bragg 3, Andrew Davis 19, Kelley 2, Wiley 4, Reynolds 2.

DODDRIDGE COUNTY 7 11 15 7 -- 40:

Plaugher 4, Alexander 9, Britton 4, Hindman 9, Yeager 4, Lett 2, Baldwin 6, Bee 2.

GREATER BECKLEY CHRISTIAN 75, HUNTINGTON ST. JOE 39: Keith Mullins scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out five assists to lead the unbeaten Crusaders (3-0) past the Irish in the Capital City Showcase.

St. Joe got 11 points from Travis McNeal and Michael Mayes.

GREATER BECKLEY CHRISTIAN 15 13 23 24 -- 75: Staunton 6 5-6 17, Kidd 6 0-1 14, Moreland 3 0-2 7, Cook 2 0-0 5, Payne 1 0-0 2, Daniels 2 0-0 4, Mullins 8 2-4 20, Helton 3 0-0 6. Totals: 31 7-13 75.

HUNTINGTON ST. JOE 10 12 9 8 -- 39: Jenkins 1 0-0 3, Pratt 3 2-4 8, McNeal 3 2-2 11, Mayes 3 2-4 11, Dransfield 3 0-0 6. Totals: 13 6-10 39.

3-point baskets: GBC 6 (Kidd 2, Moreland, Cook, Mullins 2); SJ 7 (Pratt, McNeal 3, Mays 3).

OHIO RIVER CLASSIC: Chesapeake split in the Ohio River Classic at New Richmond High School. Anderson beat the Panthers, 65-47, on Friday. Chesapeake beat Bellevue (Ky.) on Saturday, 63-23. Chesapeake's next game is Friday at Fairland.

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