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Basketball

January 14, 2014

Jessie, Allegany coast over Northern, 82-54

Keyser upsets No. 2 Fort Hill; Petersburg tops Frankfort

ACCIDENT — Darquel Jessie scored 20 points to lead four double-figure scorers, and top-ranked Allegany picked up its defense in the second half to pull away from Northern in an 82-54 victory on Tuesday night.

Trenton Eirich and Bryce Nightengale added 17 points and Colton Sivic had 15 for Allegany (8-1 overall, 5-0 Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference). The Campers have won 12 of their last 13 conference games.

Trevon Jones led Northern (2-7, 0-5) with 12 points, Kyle Klotz had 11 and Jonah Schneider 10.

Allegany led 40-33 at halftime, then outscored Northern 26-12 to build a 66-45 lead.

Allegany also won the jayvee game 64-21. Jason Copman had 25 points for the Campers and Austin Evans seven for the Huskies.

Northern visits Hancock tonight and Allegany hosts Moorefield Thursday night.

Keyser    57

No. 2 Fort Hill    52

KEYSER, W.Va. — Ryan Streets scored 10 points, with five coming when Keyser needed them the most, to help the Golden Tornado to an upset of second-ranked Fort Hill.

Keyser (4-4, 2-3 AMAC) led the majority of the night but lost the lead late in the fourth quarter, 52-51, after a pair of free throws by Dalton Gaus. Streets answered, putting Keyser back on top with a field goal, and Keyser ended the game on a 6-0 spurt to get the win. Streets had five of the six points, hitting one field goal and three foul shots.

Ryan Kunis scored all 10 of his points in the first half to help Keyser to its largest lead, 12 points, in the second quarter. The Tornado led 32-23 at halftime and 42-32 after three periods before Fort Hill (6-3, 3-2) went on a 20-9 run to grab its brief lead.

Josh Hoban led Keyser with 12 points and Malik Harper had 11. Streets also dished out seven assists and Wes Nelson had 11 rebounds.

K’Shaun Powell led Fort Hill with 17 points and Gaus had 16.

Keyser won the jayvee game 50-49 with Amonte Turner getting 17 points and Zach Kerns and Vince Blackburn nine. Killian Carroll had 10 and Xavier Trimble eight for Fort Hill.

Keyser also won the freshman game 51-35. Camden White had 19 points and Justin Burgess 11 for Keyser, while Nathaniel Graves had 13 and Michael Looker 10 for Fort Hill.

Keyser will host Frankfort in a tripleheader on Friday, the freshman game kicking things off at 4:15 p.m. Fort Hill will play the third of four straight road games on Friday at Mountain Ridge, in a tripleheader that begins at 5 o’clock.

No. 3 Petersburg    59

Frankfort    38

SHORT GAP, W.Va. — Brian George scored 13 points and Josh Inskeep scored 10 to lead third-ranked Petersburg over Frankfort Tuesday night at Frankfort.

Petersburg broke open a close game (29-23 at the half) with a 17-8 third-quarter run to take a 46-31 lead into the fourth quarter. Ryan Vanmeter scored eight points for the Vikings.

Frankfort was led by Jacob Young with 13 points.

Frankfort won the junior varsity game, 45-39. Seth Leedom scored 11 points for the Falcons, while Stone Hynes scored 14 for the Vikings.

Petersburg (6-2) will host Moorefield Friday. Frankfort (3-7) visits Keyser Friday.

Broadfording    64

Mountain Ridge    45

FROSTBURG — Three Broadfording players reached double figures, led by Isaiah Daniels with 17 points, in a victory over Mountain Ridge Tuesday at Mountain Ridge.

Daniels hit seven field goals, two of them three pointers, while Moni Anderson scored 12 points and Daniel Wegener 11 for Broadfording. Ernest Puzaras and Domas Sakickas, both of whom scored eight points, also hit a pair of three-pointers.

For Mountain Ridge, Michael Livingston scored 10 points and Brady Folk scored nine.

Broadfording took a 21-14 lead at the end of the first quarter before Mountain Ridge tied it at the half at 26-26. But Broadfording outscored the Miners in the third, 18-7, to begin to pull away.

Mountain Ridge won the junior varsity game, 75-37. Justin Halbritter scored 18 points and Hayden Lindsey scored 12.

In a freshman game, Frankfort topped Mountain Ridge, 42-33. Brett Wiseman scored 15 for Frankfort and Drew Shimko scored eight for Mountain Ridge.

Mountain Ridge (4-4) will host Fort Hill on Friday.

Strasburg    49

Moorefield    32

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — Matthew Clutter scored 13 points, Tyler Doman had 12 and Strasburg took advantage of a poor shooting night by Moorefield to sweep their home-and-home series with the Yellow Jackets.

Aaron Cole and Austin Williams had nine points for Moorefield, which trailed 25-16 at halftime.

The Yellow Jackets (3-5) held Strasburg scoreless in six straight possessions to begin the second half but were unable to capitalize on the offensive end and cut into the deficit. It was 32-21 after three quarters.

Moorefield took the jayvee game 31-19 with Mitchell Martin and Caleb Kite scoring 10 points.

Moorefield plays at Allegany Thursday night.

Union    59

Highland County    50

MONTERAY, Va. — Travis Murphy poured in 26 points and Tyler Seabolt had 11 and a team-high eight rebounds to power Union past Highland County.

Murphy hit 10 field goals and five of nine free throws for the Tigers, who led 28-20 at haltime and 42-38 entering the final eight minutes. He also had four assists.

Nathan Evans added 12 points and Ryan Uphold had four points and four assists.

Joey Whitelaw scored a game-high 29 points, hitting 10 field goals, five being three-pointers, and all four of his free throws for Highland County.

Union (3-5) plays at East Hardy tonight.

Cumberland Valley    49

Calvary Christian    44

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Josh Sanders scored 18 points and Jeremiah Graves added 12 to help rally Cumberland Valley to a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference win at Calvary.

Matt Dillow scored a game-high 22 points and hit four of Calvary’s six three-point goals. Zack Nelson and Zach Mason had eight points each.

Calvary (2-6, 1-4) led 19-11 after one quarter and 25-22 at halftime before Cumberland Valley went on a 16-7 run in the third to take a 38-32 advantage into the final period.

Calvary will host Paw Paw on Thursday. The girls game starts at 6 p.m. and the varsity at 7:30.

Rockwood    56

Hyndman    40

ROCKWOOD, Pa. — Logan Svonavec and Ethan Keefer combined for 33 points to propel Rockwood past HOPE for Hyndman on Monday evening.

Svonavec scored a game-high 17 points and Keefer finished with 16 as the Rockets built a 20-point lead by halftime. Avery Deskevich added nine points.

The Hornets were led by Seth Cook and his 14 points. Micah Stair added 11 points before fouling out and Jordan Hiquet scored nine points.

Rockwood started with a 16-7 first quarter and then outscored Hyndman 18-4 in the second to lead 34-11 at halftime. The score grew to 45-22 through three quarters.

Hunter Scaife and Keith Deneen each scored six points for Hyndman during a 39-18 loss in the jayvee game.

Hyndman (4-6) is at McConnellsburg on Wednesday.

Turkeyfoot    46

Salisbury    42

SALISBURY, Pa. — Turkeyfoot used a 19-point fourth quarter to come from behind to defeat Salisbury Monday evening at Salisbury.

The Elks entered the third period leading 36-27 before Turkeyfoot, behind Nathan Enos eight fourth-quarter points and six from Brandon McClintock, rallied while holding Salisbury to six points.

The Elks led by six at halftime, 26-20.

McClintock led Turkeyfoot with 11 points, Austin Orndorff had 10, including five in the final period, and Enos’s eight.

Corey Ringler led Salisbury with a game-high 12 points. Nathan Bodes added nine and led the team with 11 rebounds. Roberto Pattison scored seven points.

Salisbury (1-9) hosts Shade tonight in a varsity-only game at 7:30 p.m.

Freshman

Allegany    50

Hollidaysburg    22

CUMBERLAND — Jaden Jessie had 12 points and led a balanced scoring attack that carried Allegany to a 50-22 victory over Hollidaysburg in freshman boys basketball on Tuesday.

Sean Rhodes, Ryan Miller and Tyrae Barmore had eight points each and Kristian Robinette added six for the Campers. John Servello led Hollidaysburg with nine.

Allegany will host Southern on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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