By: Glenn Scherer
January 2, 2013
If you are looking for something to do, there are several good basketball games are on tap this weekend.
On Friday night, Mingo Central travels to Poca for a quick rematch. The Dots beat the Miners by 10 points up on the mountain at the MCHS gym.
Coach Brad Napier, in his first season, hopes his team will bounce back. “They have a balanced attack and play a slow, methodical style of basketball.”
“They shot well against us last Friday,” Napier added. “They made us play their style of ball. They passed the ball well. They are not that big. It’s like playing against five guards.”
Belfry’s Randy Casey takes his squad to Phelps to take on the Hornets of Coach Bobby Varney. The Pirates are 6-2 so far this season, while the Hornets are 1-7, having lost most of their squad due to graduation.
The Hornets are the defending 60th District tournament champs.
The Belfry girls will take on the Lady Hornets in this doubleheader.
On Saturday night, there will be another twinbill as Tug Valley plays host to Richwood. The Panthers of coach Garland Thompson have only played four games thus far this season and are 3-1.
The Lady Panthers of coach Okey Smith are 5-1 this season and have gotten off to a good start.
There is also an all-day shootout being held at Williamson Middle School on Saturday. That schedule is as follows:
The event has been billed as the Dave Tincher’s New Year’s Basketball Shootout featuring teams from West Virginia versus Kentucky will be held on Saturday January 5, 2013 at the Williamson Middle School (WMS) Gym. Tincher was a former police officer for the city of Williamson and a longtime volunteer for both WMS and Williamson High School.
The games start at 11 a.m. and will run all day long.