Ralph’s Furniture defeats WBR Utilities for Men’s Summer League Basketball title

Ralph’s Furniture were the champions of the 2020 Upshur County Men’s Summer Basketball League sponsored by Harper’s Lumber and Building Supply after an 84-70 victory over WBR Utilities Friday night at the Buckhannon-Upshur High School gymnasium. Ralph’s Furniture ended the year with a perfect 13-0 record. They are, front row, left to right: Ta-Rel Franklin and Drew Pingley. Back row, left to right: Jeff Jenkins, Cam Farley, Adrian Summerfield, Brett Morris, Josh Wamsley and Chris Everson. Not pictured: Josh Allen.

TENNERTON – Brett Morris saved his best for last as he poured in a game-high 36 points to lead Ralph’s Furniture to an 84-70 victory over WBR Utilities in the championship game of the 2020 Upshur County Men’s Summer Basketball League presented by Harper’s Lumber and Building Supply Friday night at the Buckhannon-Upshur High School gym.

Ralph’s Furniture had to overcome a two-point deficit at the half (38-36) to earn the victory, outscoring WBR Utilities by a 48-34 score in the second half of the title game.

Adrian Summerfield helped the cause for Ralphs Furniture with 23 points while Josh Wamsley and Josh Allen each had eight.

Ralph’s Furniture, who entered as the top seed, ended the year with a perfect 13-0 record.

WBR Utilities, who entered the post-season tournament as the seventh seed, was led by Zakeem Davis who scored 26 points and Darhius Nunn who added 18.

WBR Utilities ended the season with a 6-7 record.

In the two semi-final match-ups earlier in the evening, Ralph’s Furniture edged out the fourth seed The Social by a 65-61 score and WBR Utilities downed the third seed KBAM Builders by a 88-68 score.

Summerfield had a team-high 15 points for Ralph’s Furniture while Allen added 11 points and Wamsley 10.

Clay Todd had a game-high 22 points for The Social while Shawn Moran poured in 16.

The Social ended their year with a 9-3 record.

Davis scored 30 points while Nunn added 22 for WBR Utilities in their win over KBAM Builders.

KBAM Builders was led by Scott Trent who paced the team with 21 points while Connor McCauley chipped in with 16.

KBAM Builders finished the season with a 9-3 mark.

The boxscores:

(Semi-finals)

The Social        28  33 – 61

Ralph’s Furniture             33  32 – 65

The Social 61

Clay Todd 7 5-5 22; Shawn Moran 7 0-0 16; Josh Trent 3 1-3 8; Jake Rahming 3 2-3 8; Riley Lamb 2 0-1 4; Caden Rorhbaugh 1 0-0 3; Dillon Gaudet 0 0-0 0. 23 8-12 61.

Ralph’s Furniture 65

Adrian Summerfield 7 1-4 15; Josh Allen 4 0-0 11; Josh Wamsley 4 1-4 10; Drew Pingley 4 0-0 9; Brett Morris 2 4-10 8; Cam Farley 3 1-2 8; Ta-Rel Franklin 1 0-0 2; Jeff Jenkins 1 0-0 2; Chris Everson 0 0-0 0. Totals 26 7-20 65.

KBAM Builders                             68

WBR Utilities                                 88

(Score by halves not provided)

KBAM Builders 68

Scott Trent 8 2-2 21; Connor McCauley 8 0-1 16; Nate Smarr 4 2-2 11; Zach Karickhoff 2 4-4 8; Jimmy Anderson 3 0-0 6; Dave Hamner 2 0-1 4; Shaun Rexroad 0 2-2 2; Mitchell Shaw 0 0-0 0. Totals 27 10 -12 68.

WBR Utilities 88

Zakeem Davis 10 2-4 30; Darhius Nunn 8 0-0 22; Cordell Nicola 5 1-2 13; Rico Sheffield 3 3-4 10; Tirrell Harris 4 0-0 9; Zach Dean 2 0-0 4; Jeremiah Nicola 0 0-0 0. Totals 32 6-10 88.

(Championship)

WBR Utilities                     38  32 – 70

Ralph’s Furniture             36  48 – 84

WBR Utilities 70

Zakeem Davis 8 9-19 26; Darhius Nunn 6 3-3 18; Cordell Nicola 6 2-2 14; Rico Sheffield 4 1-1 9; Jeremiah Nicola 1 0-0; Tirrell Harris 0 0-0 0; Zach Dean 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 15-26 70.

Ralph’s Furniture 84

Brett Morris 16 4-4 36; Adrian Summerfield 10 0-1 23; Josh Wamsley 3 2-2 8; Josh Allen 3 0-0 8; Cam Farley 2 0-0 6; Ta-Rel Franklin 1 0-0 3; Jeff Jenkins 0 0-0 0; Drew Pingley 0 0-0 0; Chris Everson 0 0-0 0. Totals 35 6-7 84.

Tournament Results

Play-in Game

No. 8 Appalachian Oral Surgery Center 78; No. 9 JesterLine 61

First Round Games

No. 1 Ralph’s Furniture 69; No. 8 Appalachian Oral Surgery Center 58

No. 3 KBAM Builders 59; No. 6. Triple K Kustomz 43

No. 4 The Social 77; No. 5 Pre Played Media 75

No. 7 WBR Utilities 76; No. 2 Whitey’s Supply LLC. 68

Semi-Finals

No. 1 Ralph’s Furniture 65; No. 4 The Social 61

No. 7 WBR Utilities 88; No. 3 KBAM Builders 68

Championship

No. 1 Ralph’s Furniture 84; No. 7 WBR Utilities 70

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