PARKERSBURG - The coaches and rosters have been announced for the 11th annual BACF Basketball Classic - consisting of both Ohio versus West Virginia girls and boys games - on Friday, April 6 at Parkersburg South's Rod Oldham Athletic Center.
Tabbed as coaches for the 6 p.m. girls contest are Williamstown's Fred Sauro, assisted by Parkersburg High's Kenny DeMoss, for the West Virginia squad, while Waterford's Jerry Close, assisted by Logan's Pat Walsh, will direct the Ohio girls' efforts.
In the 8 p.m. boys matchup, Parkersburg High's Jeff Mennillo will serve as the West Virginia head coach, aided by St. Marys assistant Andy Auxier, while Nelsonville-York's Jay Kline, assisted by Athens' Jeff Skinner, will guide the fortunes of the Ohio team.
The rosters, with 14 for each girls' team and 15 for the boys, are led on the boys' side with three entries from both PHS (Alex Ash, Jeremy Bell, Devin Hoehn) for West Virginia and Warren (Jeremy Hastie, Tyler Ward, Josh Windland) for Ohio, and two apiece from St. Marys (K.D. Arnett, Derek Renner) and Fort Frye (Zach Eddy, Kyle Schwendeman) for West Virginia and Ohio respectively.
For the girls, three teams on each side are represented in the game by two players each.
From host Parkersburg South are Carmen Cutlip and Jenna McAtee, while Parkersburg Catholic's Emily Koerber and Liz Ruscitto and Williamstown's Liz Flowers and Courtney Taylor make up the other two-player contingents for West Virginia.
2012 BACF Basketball Classic Rosters
Ohio vs. West Virginia
- Friday, April 6 at Parkersburg South
- Girls game at 6 p.m.
- Boys game at 8 p.m.
- GIRLS ROSTERS -
Head coach: Fred Sauro, Williamstown; Assistant coach: Kenny DeMoss, Parkersburg; Captain: Liz Flowers, Williamstown
Williamstown: Liz Flowers, Courtney Taylor; Parkersburg South: Carmen Cutlip, Jenna McAtee; Parkersburg Catholic: Emily Koerber, Liz Ruscitto; Parkersburg: Precious Ramsey; St. Marys: Dani Renner; Wirt County: Hannah Nichols; Ritchie County: Maria Webber; Paden City: Dominique Craft; Ripley: Paige Smith; Clay County: Jacee Markle; Herbert Hoover: Chelsie Chapman
Head coach: Jerry Close, Waterford; Assistant coach: Pat Walsh, Logan; Captain: Emily Brown, Waterford
Waterford: Emily Brown, Kaitlin Pottmeyer; Belpre: Allison Flowers, Kelsey Lerch; Warren: Allie Grace Proctor, Kasey White; Marietta: Amanda Brown; Fort Frye: Sammi Hanson; Frontier: Mackenzie Haessly; Caldwell: Hannah Jones; Shenandoah: Carissa Wukelich; Meadowbrook: Chasity Brooker; Jackson: Meredith Harless; Fairland: Katie Fuller
- BOYS ROSTERS -
Head coach: Jeff Mennillo, Parkersburg; Assistant coach: Andy Auxier, St. Marys; Captain: Devin Hoehn, Parkersburg
Parkersburg: Alex Ash, Jeremy Bell, Devin Hoehn; St. Marys: K.D. Arnett, Derek Renner; Parkersburg Catholic: Daniel Collie; Parkersburg South: Matt Goldsberry; Parkersburg Christian: Corey Alley; Wood County Christian: Kalen Gandor; Williamstown: Michael Badgley; Wirt County: JT Nemeth; Ravenswood: Ben Pannell; Magnolia: Nick Blatt; Ripley: Cody Miller; Wahama: Issac Lee
Head coach: Jay Kline, Nelsonville-York; Assistant coach: Jeff Skinner, Athens; Captain: Andrew Roseberry, Southern
Warren: Jeremy Hastie, Tyler Ward, Josh Windland; Fort Frye: Zach Eddy, Kyle Schwendeman; Belpre: Drew Nestor; Waterford: Tate Lang; Marietta: Nathan Williams; Nelsonville-York: Casey Cox, Daniel Kline; Athens: Josh Skinner; Alexander: Jake Gray; Southern: Andrew Roseberry; Logan: Luke Miller; Waverly; Devin Kelly
The Ohio girls have two players each from Belpre (Allison Flowers, Kelsey Lerch), Warren (Allie Grace Proctor, Kasey White) and Waterford (Emily Brown, Kaitlin Pottmeyer).
All proceeds from the BACF Basketball Classic go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for research into finding a cure for the disease.
The two series currently stand at 9-1 in favor of the West Virginia boys, while the girls are even at 5-5.
Tickets are on sale now at all area Burger King restaurants for $5 each. All tickets at the doors, which open at 5 p.m., will also be $5.