Cumberland Times-News


February 22, 2014

Allegany wins 14th straight, 87-50

CUMBERLAND — Allegany captured its 14th consecutive win Friday evening, rallying behind four players in double-digit scoring by beating Maryland Academy of Technology and Health Sciences 87-50 to improve to 19-1.

Darquel Jessie scored a game-high 21 points and added six rebounds and three steals and Trenton Eirich put up 19 points and six assists as the two combined to account for almost half of the Campers’ offense. Bryce Nightengale had a double-double with 10 points and just as many rebounds, and Colton Sivic added 10 points.

Mario D’Atri had 10 assists and Darick Kerns had seven points to go with eight rebounds.

Allegany, which hasn’t lost since the Bill Bowers Christmas Tournament in late December, grabbed a 21-8 lead through the first quarter and led 40-17 at halftime. The lead grew to 67-29 after three.

Brent Rooster had 14 for MATHS before picking up his fifth foul and Lamar Cuddle added 10 points.

The Campers enter the final week of the regular season with a game at Boonsboro on Tuesday and a possible make-up with Moorefield awaiting a new date.

No. 5 Southern    61

Keyser    59

OAKLAND — Travis Newton’s floater in the lane passed through the net as time expired to lift Southern to a buzzer-beating win over visiting Keyser that snapped a four-game losing streak Friday in Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference action.

After leading for most of the way over the second, third and fourth quarters, Keyser found itself down 59-58 with 10 second left with Ryan Streets going to the foul line with a chance to give the Golden Tornado the lead.

Streets was able to make one of two to tie the score and Southern called timeout with 3.7 seconds left after bringing the ball past half court. Newton took the inbounds and drove to the basket before getting off a shot almost directly under the basket that found its way through the rim and gave the Rams the win.

Lucas Ritchie paced Southern by scoring 16 points and clearing 10 rebounds. Clay Todd added 14 points and 10 rebounds and Josh Adams also scored 14 points. Brian Reams finished with eight points.

Keyser’s high-scorers were Streets with 16 and Ryan Kunis with 15. Wes Nelson scored 12, while Malik Harper and Josh Hoban had eight apiece.

The Rams got out of the first quarter with an 18-15 lead, but Keyser was ahead 32-28 at halftime. The Tornado was ahead 48-43 following the third.

Tyler Fazenbaker had 17 points during Southern’s 52-40 junior varsity win. Brent Gebhardt added 13 points, and Isaiah Bartlett had 12 for Keyser.

The Golden Tornado took the freshmen game 56-46 with Staggers scoring 11 in the win and Bryson Bittinger scoring 16 in the loss.

Southern (10-9, 5-6 AMAC) hosts Mountain Ridge Tuesday and Keyser (9-10, 5-6) plays today at home against Petersburg.

Mountain Ridge    43

Northern    35

ACCIDENT — Rashawn Johnson scored 13 points to lead Mountain Ridge past Northern in an Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference game.

Johnson made four field goals and all five of his foul shots for the Miners (9-11, 4-7). Brady Folk and Kevin Gamble added eight points.

Trevon Jones led all scorers with 16 points for Northern (5-14, 0-11). Brett Oates had eight and Kyle Klotz seven.

Mountain Ridge led 14-13 after a low-scoring first half. The Miners were clinging to a 24-22 lead after three quarters before putting up 19 points in the fourth.

Northern outproduced Mountain Ridge from the field, 16-13. The Miners won it from the free-throw line, where they converted 17 of 22 tries. Northern was just 1 for 2.

Mountain Ridge won the jayvee game 60-46. Dylan Williams led the way with 14 points, followed by Dylan Shimko with 12, Lucas Lowry with 11 and Tyler Thomas with 10. Austin Evans scored 13 and Brenden Palmer had 12 for Northern.

The Huskies host Hancock tonight. Mountain Ridge plays at Southern on Tuesday.

Frankfort    82

Union    48

MOUNT STORM, W.Va. — Chase Detrick scored 20 points in leading five Frankfort players in double figures as the Falcons defeated Union Friday on the Tigers’ floor.

Detrick made five baskets, including three of the Falcons’ six three-pointers, and sank 7 of 10 free throws for his team-high total. Jacob Young added 14 points, Devin Alt 11 and Nick Smith and Trenton Hamilton each scored 10 points as the Falcons snapped an 11-game losing streak.

Union’s Travis Murphy scored a game-high 22 points and added to his school-record scoring record that he set last game, eclipsing Donnie Kessel’s mark that has stood since 1987. Murphy, he has more than 1300 points, made nine field goals, two being from beyond the three-point line, and he hit 2 of 5 from the foul line. Tyler Seabolt, with six baskets and 4 of 7 free throws, finished with 16 points. Seabolt led the Tigers with seven rebounds and Murphy and Alt each had three assists.

Frankfort won the junior varsity game. No other details about the game were available.

The Tigers (5-14) host West Virginia School for the Deaf on Monday. A middle school game will precede the 7:30 p.m. varsity game at 6. Frankfort (5-14) visits Bishop Walsh on Tuesday.

Paw Paw    76

Hancock    58

PAW PAW, W.Va. — River Weese picked up a triple-double, scoring 26 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and handing out 10 assists, as Paw Paw pounded Hancock Friday evening.

Reese hit 11 field goals, including four 3-pointers, to score a game-high, but Robbie Mills was right behind him with 24 points. Mills had a double-double by adding 11 rebounds, and Josh Newlon did the same by finishing with 17 points and 13 rebounds.

For Hancock, Jesse Wolford scored 14 points and Jordan Trosten added 13.

Paw Paw (9-10) has a rematch with the Panthers Tuesday in Hancock.

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