Cumberland Times-News

December 27, 2013

Raines layup lifts MR over Catoctin in OT

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— FROSTBURG — Most Valuable Player Sarah Raines drove the lane to score with 1.5 seconds left in overtime to give undefeated Mountain Ridge a 50-49 win over Catoctin Friday night in the second round of the Mountain Ridge Holiday Classic.

Raines, who was named MVP for the second year in a row, led Mountain Ridge with 19 points and six steals. Amie Blank scored 12 points, had four rebounds and two steals, while Emma Baker scored 11 points and had four rebounds.

Mountain Ridge jumped out to a 14-7 first-quarter lead before going cold from the field and being outscored 12-2 in the second to trail 19-16 at the half. The Miners stayed within four at the end three, 31-27, before Blank scored eight and Raines seven for all of Mountain Ridge’s points in the fourth to produce a three-point lead, 42-39. But with 10 seconds to go, Catoctin’s Courtney Clemons hit a three-pointer to tie the game and send it to overtime.

Raines and Baker scored four points each in the overtime as the Miners outscored Catoctin 8-7 to gain the win in the final seconds.

Courtney Topper scored 12 points for Catoctin, while Clemons finished with 10.

Fort Hill’s Sarah Lowery, Catoctin’s Kristy Erfurdt and Clemons, and Mountain Ridge’s Blank and Raines were named to the All-Tournament team.

Mountain Ridge (7-0) will host undefeated Keyser on Friday.

Fort Hill    42

Pendleton County    21

FROSTBURG — Sarah Lowery had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Fort Hill to a victory over Pendleton County in the second round of the Mountain Ridge Holiday Classic Friday at Mountain Ridge.

Lowery had seven field goals and went 2-for-3 from the line for the Sentinels, while Alexis Kimmell turned in a fine all-around game with eight points, five assists and six steals.

Pendleton County was led by Hillary Ord with nine points.

Fort Hill took a 12-6 lead after the first quarter and led 25-8 at the half.

Fort Hill (4-4) will play Friday at Hope for Hyndman Charter, while Pendleton County (5-4) will play Friday in the Spring Mills Invitational.

Allegany    41

St. John’s    38

WILLIAMSPORT — Micah Wormack scored 12 points with 12 rebounds and four blocked shots, and Allegany picked up its defense in the second half to defeat St. John’s Catholic Prep to reach the championship game of the Richard E. Dobb Tournament Friday at Williamsport.

St. John’s took a 12-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 25-21 at the half, before the Campers cut it to 30-29 after three. Allegany, however, outscored St. John’s 12-8  in the fourth to win the game by three points.

Breanua Fagan scored 11 points with nine rebounds for Allegany, while Tori Bohrer and Rachel Wormack both scored six.

Beth Pierce led St. John’s with 11 points.

Allegany (3-2) will play Williamsport today, 7 p.m., in the championship game. St. John’s will play Berkeley Springs at 5 p.m.

Southern    65

Loch Raven    25

HAMPSTEAD — North Carroll Tournament MVP Alicia Roth scored 18 points and the Southern Rams defense dominated Loch Raven for a 20-point victory Friday night at North Carroll High School.

The Rams (4-2) held Loch Raven to only one point in the third period while every Southern player scored.

Roth made seven field goals and sank 4 of 5 free throws for her game-high total. Kamrin Weimer, who was also named to the all-tournament team, and Kambrie Bosley each finished with 14 points. Weimer’s points came off of six baskets including two of the team’s five three-pointers while Bosley had the other three three-pointers, two twos and she made her only free throw attempt. Brianna Evans added eight points..

Loch Raven’s K. Bryant finished with 12 points.

Southern led by three after the first quarter, 12-9, and took a commanding 32-15 lead at halftime. A 20-1 third quarter erased any doubt as the Rams entered the fourth period ahead 52-16.

The Rams visit Allegany on Thursday at 7:30. The junior varsity game starts at 6.

Spring Mills    66

Hamsphire    57

ROMNEY, W.Va. — Hampshire’s Mary Feaster was able to tie the score with less than 10 seconds in regulation to force overtime, but the Trojans went flat in the extra period and lost 66-57 to Spring Mills in the first day of the Hampshire Holiday Tournament.

Hampshire (2-4) plays Westmont (Pa.) today at 1 p.m. after Westmont lost 54-43 to University (W.Va). Spring Mills will take on University at 3 p.m. in the championship game.

The Trojans were down nine points with three minutes to play, but rallied and were able to tie the score on a three by Feaster before stealing the inbounds pass and missing on a chance to win at the buzzer.

Spring Mills would turn the momentum around early in overtime and outscore the Trojans 10-1 in the additional four minutes.

“We ran out of gas in overtime,” Hampshire coach Al Straley said. “We had trouble on the boards all night and struggled at the foul line, but played hard to make up for that. In the end, they made us pay for everything we didn’t do well.”

Taylor Harwood scored 13 points, added seven assists and had four steals, while Ericka Gordon had 10 points and seven rebounds. Feaster and Tori Veach added nine points each.

The Trojans finished 8 of 24 (33 percent) at the foul line. Springs Mills converted 16 of its 24 attempts (66 percent).

Salisbury    52

Paw Paw    25

CONFLUENCE, Pa. — Emily Lowery grabbed the 500th rebound of her career during Salisbury’s rout of Paw Paw Friday in the Turkeyfoot Holiday Tournament.

Lowery finished with a double-double after scoring 13 points to go with her 11 rebounds and now had 502 boards for her career. Kylee Short had a game-high 22 points to go along with eight rebounds and seven assists.

Brynne Kemp collected 13 rebounds in the win.

Belle Harrold led Paw Paw with 11 points.

The Elks (3-5) play the winner of Turkeyfoot vs. Union today at 7:30. Paw Paw plays the loser of the same game today at 6 p.m.