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Spartans, Lady Panthers fall on Friday at Big Atlantic Classic

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BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) - Five games filled up the Friday slate at the Big Atlantic Classic in Beckley.

The first of four Class AAA boys matchups saw Greenbrier East take on top-ranked University. The Hawks lead at half was 43-30, but quickly grew in the third quarter.

The Spartans scored seven points in the quarter and just 14 in the second half in an 88-44 defeat.

University will play Woodrow Wilson in a championship on Saturday at 9 p.m., while Greenbrier East gets Hampshire at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, PikeView faced-off with Spring Valley in a girls consolation game.

The Lady Panthers led 32-28 at the break, but saw the advantage disappear in the next eight minutes. The Lady Timberwolves outscored their opponents 25-18 in the third quarter.

Laken McKinney posted 21 points and 20 rebounds, but still, PikeView fell 72-65.

The Lady Panthers return home against James Monroe on Tuesday.

Nick Dugan

Sports Director

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