Cumberland Times-News

December 20, 2012

Thomas, Eirich lead Alco’s win

Campers second-half too much for Moorefield, 80-56

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— CUMBERLAND  — Allegany didn’t get out to the fastest start, but rebounded quickly to build an eight-point lead by the end of the first and cruised to an 80-56 win over visiting Moorefield Wednesday evening.

With 22 points, seven assists and four steals, Christian Thomas helped the Campers win two games since suffering their first loss on Friday. Allegany (4-1) goes for its third win this week when it hosts Southern on Friday.

Moorefield opened with an 8-2 spurt, but the Campers put a stop to it and finished out the first quarter by outscoring the Yellow Jackets 18-4 the rest of the way. Moorefield made up a little bit of ground in the second quarter to close to within 35-30, but Allegany added four more points to that to lead 52-43 entering the fourth.

Trenton Eirich also had 22 points, adding six assists and five rebounds. Calman McKenzie had a double-double with 14 rebounds and 10 points and Bryce Nightengale finished with 17 points.

Garrett Keller was the Yellow Jackets’ leading scorer with 21 points. Jared Kite finished with eight.

Allegany won the jayvee game 76-42 with Darquel Jessie scoring 33 points. Carson Imes and Trevor Evix each scored 10 points and Darick Kerns added nine.

Tyler Smith scored 13 for Moorefield.

The Campers will hold their Hall of Fame induction on Friday along with playing the Rams.

Moorefield (0-4) plays Charleston Catholic at home, 1 p.m., on Saturday.

University    63

Fort Hill    48

CUMBERLAND — Travis Tomer scored 22 points and University stepped up its defensive pressure in the second half to defeat Fort Hill Wednesday evening on the Sentinels’ floor.

Fort Hill played University tight in the first half to trail by two at halftime, 30-28, following a 13-10 deficit after the first eight minutes.

“They put more pressure on us and we weren’t able to generate much offense,” said Fort Hill head coach Thad Burner.

The Hawks outscored the Sentinels 18-8 in the third quarter and 15-12 in the fourth.

Tomer made nine buckets, one a three-pointer, and made only two of six free throws. Deion Cunningham added 11 points and Adam Meadows had 10.

Dalton Gaus, with all three of the Sentinels’ three-pointers, finished with 18 points. He was the only Fort Hill player in double figures. David Proietti and Jarrett Wolfe each scored eight points.

University swept the preliminary games, winning the junior varsity game 64-34 behind Mitchell’s 19 points. Fort Hill’s Kris Jackson had 17.

The Hawks rolled in the freshman game, winning 40-13 behind Tyler Hart’s nine points. Ethan York led Fort Hill.

The Sentinels (1-2) hosts Frankfort tonight as part of another tripleheader. The varsity game begins at 7:30. The freshman game will tip at 4:15 with the junior varsity to follow at 6 p.m.

Union    72

Highland County    41

MOUNT STORM, W.Va. — Travis Murphy scored a game-high 32 points and Union used a scorching third quarter to defeat Highland County, Va., Wednesday night at Union.

Murphy scored 25 of his total in the second half for the Tigers. He made 13 baskets, including three three-pointers, and sank half of his six free throws. Nathan Evans added 12 points and Tyler Seabolt had nine.

Luke Jones led Highland County with 14 points.

Union (5-1) never trailed at the breaks, leading 16-12 and 28-21 in the first half before putting the game away with a 26-14 third quarter.

“At the start of the second half, we shot the ball well,”said Union head coach Lee Evans. “We were 10 for 13 from the field in the third quarter.”

Union visits Paw Paw Friday night.

Hampshire    52

Southern    39

ROMNEY, W.Va. — Dane Heavener scored 12 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to help Hampshire pull away for a win over Southern at home Tuesday.

Both teams were cold offensively in the first quarter, with Hampshire leading 6-4.

The second quarter wasn’t much better as the Trojans were able to add a point to their lead to make it 13-10 at the break.

Southern never quite got over the hump in the second half, trailing 27-21 at the end of three.

The Rams scored a game-high 18 in the fourth but allowed 25 for the Trojans to win comfortably.

Landon Todd led Southern with 17.

David Smith collected nine rebounds while Logan Hill grabbed six. Travis Clower and Garrett Crawford each dished out three assists.

Hampshire (2-3) hosts Mountain Ridge tonight at 6 p.m.

Southern (2-3) play at Allegany Friday at 7:30.

Tucker County    61

Petersburg    44

PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Visiting Tucker County used solid defense and a balanced scoring attack to earn a win at Petersburg on Tuesday night.

Mitchell Mason had 14 points, Tyler Snyder added 13 and Nathanial Goldstein 12 for the Mountain Lions, who jumped out to a 16-11 first quarter lead and maintained a 32-22 margin at the half. Tucker County stretched it to a 44-31 lead by the end of the third, but the Vikings fought back to narrow the margin to 46-40 before Tucker pulled away.   

Grant Shanholtz and Brian George both had 11 points to lead Petersburg. Todd Cook added seven points and nine rebounds, while Trevor Harman added nine points. Petersburg was 19-for-24 from the free-throw line.

Petersburg (1-3) travels to Grafton to play in the Sam Bord Tournament tonight and Friday. It opens the tournament against Grafton.

Petersburg won the junior varsity contest 56-49. Jace Shanholtz led the way with 21 points and Brandon Seabolt had 12 points and 11 rebounds while Ryan VanMeter added nine points and eight assists. Jake Pifer led Tucker County with 13 points.