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Second-Half Rally Lifts WV Stars Past Ohio

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A huge, second-half rally lifts the West Virginia All-Stars past the Ohio girls in the OVAC Samuel A.Mumley OVAC All-Star Classic at Ohio University Eastern.

John Marshall's Kiley Howard raced end-to-end and made the game winning bucket as time expired, erasing a 24-point deficit, as the stars from the Mountain State walked away with an impressive 89-87 victory. Howard, the reigning Gatorade WV Softball Player of the Year, finished with a game-high 17 points. Wheeling Central's Colleen McCormick added 15 points, and spirited the second half rally. Wheeling Park's Emily Puskarich, the second leading scorer in school history and Robert Morris recruit, finished with 13 points. Morgantown's Leah Taylor added 11 points.

On the boys side, St.Clairsville great Dan Monteroso scored a game-high 21 points, as the Ohio boys won easily 98-71. Monteroso, a Purdue University football recruit, finished his career with 2,340 points--the most in school history. Steubenville's Periogn West added 18 points, Kyle Ritz of Cambridge contributed 10 points.

West Virginia was led by West Virginia University recruit Nathan Adrian of Morgantown High with 11 points.