WEST UNION -- Doddridge County shocked Class A No. 11 Paden City, 69-40, Monday night.
Doddridge County (7-10) opened with a 14-0 run, scoring on its first six possessions, to put Paden City (11-6) in a deep hole. The Bulldogs were paced early by Chris Mitchell, who had seven of his nine points in the first quarter.
Paden City battled back, behind Michael King, to pull within 16-11 at the end of the quarter. Paden City got as close as 16-13 early in the second on a Jonathan Lindsey jumper, but Doddridge County quickly regained control.
Battling essentially against a two-man attack, Doddridge County led 36-24 at halftime. King and Lindsey combined for all of Paden City's first half points.
"Starting out down 16-2 tonight was tough," Paden City coach Bob Burton said. "We're not playing very well right now, and they played extremely well tonight. They made some tough shots on the move."
Paden City scored the third quarter's first four points, but Doddridge County answered with a 13-2 run to put the Wildcats away. Chris Gum nailed two 3-pointers during the decisive spurt.
King finished with 27 points, including seven 3-pointers. Doddridge County was led by Ben McKinney with 16, and reserve Brad Wildt with 10. Wildt made each of his five field goals.
n BELPRE (OHIO) 61, Emmanuel Christian 55: Frank Rodriguez scored a game-high 42 points to lead Belpre.
Ben Bowers added 15 points for Belpre (4-8).
Stephen Golden led Emmanuel Christian (3-10) with 15 points, followed by Jon Barker and Hector Martinez with 13 and 11 points, respectively.
n LUMBERPORT 77, South Harrison 33: Lumberport opened Harrison County Middle School Tournament play with a lopsided win.
Adam Southern paced Lumberport (13-2) with 18 points, followed by Evan Nuzum with 14.
Lumberport will face Bridgeport at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a semifinal matchup.
n BRIDGEPORT 48, Notre Dame 23: Kash Kiefer scored a game-high 15 points to lead Bridgeport to victory.
Terrance Taylor and B.R. Hathaway followed for Bridgeport with eight and seven points, respectively.
James Douglas paced the Fighting Irish with eight points, while Jon Thomas added six.
n ALDERSON-BROADDUS 71, Ohio Valley 44: Kevyn McBride scored 17 points to lead Alderson-Broaddus to a victory over Ohio Valley.
Glenn Phillips, the West Virginia Conference's leading rebounder, grabbed 13 rebounds and added six points for Alderson-Broaddus (13-7, 7-7 West Virginia Conference). Courtney Tolliver had a double-double, scoring 14 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.
Jeremiah Colgrove scored 15 points to lead Ohio Valley (3-21).
Ohio Valley could manage only six of 29 from the floor and one of seven from 3-point range in the first half.
Alderson-Broaddus held a 31-15 halftime lead.