New River CTC announces girls’ basketball matchups for 2023 Invitational

The schedule for the girls’ basketball matchups has been set for the 2023 New River Community and Technical College Invitational, January 3-7, 2023, at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center.

“We’re bringing our strongest girls’ field to Beckley for the fifth New River CTC Invitational with six of the seven teams ranked in the top 10 of their respective classification,” said New River CTC Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and College Foundation Michael Green. 

Participating girls’ teams are the Huntington Lady Highlanders (2022 Class AAAA State Champions), Pikeview Lady Panthers (2022 Class AAA semifinalists), Spring Valley Lady Timberwolves, University Lady Hawks, Wheeling Park Lady Patriots (2022 Class AAAA State Tournament), Woodrow Wilson Lady Flying Eagles, and Wyoming East Lady Warriors (2022 Class AA State Runners-Up).

Matchups will pit three of the premier programs in the state as Huntington, Woodrow Wilson and Wheeling Park will be matched up against one another, Spring Valley will play University and Wyoming East, and Pikeview will play University to close out the exciting week of girls’ basketball action. 

“The 2023 event will welcome 15 female All-State Players, including three first-team selections, to the convention center,” Green added.

Girls’ All-State players include: 2022 Class AAAA first-team member Alexis Bordas from Wheeling Park and 2022 Class AA first-teamers from Wyoming East, Maddie Clark and Kayley Bane as well as second-team All-State members Lala Woods from Wheeling Park and Abby Russel from Wyoming East, who was a first-team selection in 2021.

In addition, there will be numerous recipients of the All-State Honorable Mention awardees in Hallie Bailey, AAAA, Spring Valley; Allie Daniels, AAAA, Spring Valley; Dria Parker, AAAA, Spring Valley; Abby Dillon, AAAA, Woodrow Wilson; Amara Jackson, AAAA, Huntington; Jada Turner, AAAA, Huntington; Hannah Stemple, AAAA, University; Riley Meadows, AAA, Pikeview; Cadee Blackburn, AA, Wyoming East; and Colleen Lookabill, AA, Wyoming East.

Dates and times for the girls’ division will be set later this year, and the boys’ tournament roster will be finalized over the summer as the college kicks-off its sponsorship drive and fundraising for the event.

The New River CTC Invitational supports student scholarships and participating high schools’ Project Graduation committees. For information about the New River CTC Invitational and sponsorship opportunities, call 304-929-6734 or email