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Basketball

February 26, 2014

Allegany gets 20th win

Southern tops Mtn. Ridge; Newlon scores 1,000th point

BOONSBORO — Darquel Jessie scored 18 points, grabbed seven rebounds and also had seven steals as top-ranked Allegany ended its regular season with a 62-51 victory at Boonsboro.

The win sends coach Tedd Eirich’s Campers into the West Region playoffs with a 20-1 record. They will be the top seed and host the winner of Friday’s Southern-Northern game on Monday.

Bryce Nightengale had a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds, Trenton Eirich had 11 points and Mario D’Atri eight points and six assists for Allegany.

Alex Wetzel had a game-high 21 points for Boonsboro (5-17).

The Campers led 39-19 at halftime.

Boonsboro won the jayvee game.

No. 5 Southern 66, Mountain Ridge 64

OAKLAND — Clay Todd scored 20 points and Lucas Ritchie had 15 points and 11 rebounds to spark No. 5 Southern past Mountain Ridge in the final Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference game of the season.

Southern, 11-9 overall, finished 6-6 and tied with Keyser for third place in the conference. Mountain Ridge slipped to 9-12 overall and ended up 4-8 in the league.

The Miners led 32-27 at halftime and 50-48 after three quarters. The Rams tied the game by scoring on the opening possession of the fourth quarter, took the lead for good moments later, and held on for a sweep of the season series. Todd scored seven of his points in the fourth quarter.

Mountain Ridge sliced the scored to 66-64 with a three-point shot with 3.6 seconds left and came up with a steal with 1.6 seconds to go but a quick, lengthy shot as the buzzer sounded missed the mark.

Brian Reams added 10 points for Southern, which ends its regular season tonight at St. Maria Goretti.

Kevin Gamble had 14 points, Steven Glasbrenner 13, RaShawn Johnson 11 and Brady Folk 10 for Mountain Ridge, which will play at Williamsport on Thursday, at 5:30, in the first round of the Class 2A West Region playoffs.

Mountain Ridge won the jayvee game 50-42 with Justin Halbritter getting 13 points. Brent Gebhardt had 16 for Southern.

The Rams won the freshman game 47-39. Southern’s Logan Hinebaugh and Mountain Ridge’s Kaden McElhenny each had 15 points.

Bishop Walsh 67, Frankfort 59

CUMBERLAND — Kier Turner and Max Paver scored 20 points each and Bishop Walsh knocked off Frankfort on Senior Night in a game that featured 18 three-point goals.

Both teams had nine three-point goals. Frankfort’s Chase Detrick led all scorers with 28 points and hit six of the Falcons’ treys. Paver had four for BW, with three coming in the third quarter.

Turner also had seven rebounds and four assists and Billy Taylor had seven points and four assists for the Spartans, who led 19-6 after one quarter and 31-23 at halftime.

Detrick scored 13 of his points in the second quarter and had 11 more in the third to keep the Falcons within striking distance at 51-44 going into the final eight minutes.

BW’s Turner, who had nine of his points in the first quarter, went 4 for 5 from the free-throw line in the fourth to help seal the win.

Trenton Hamilton added 10 points and Nick Smith eight for Frankfort (5-16).

The Falcons won the jayvee game 48-40. Hunter McTaggart had 22 points for Frankfort and Ryan Dunn 14 for Bishop Walsh.

BW (9-15) will play at St. Maria Goretti in a varsity-only game on Friday at 7 p.m.

Paw Paw 83, Hancock 63

HANCOCK — Josh Newlon scored 27 points, including the 1,000th of his career, and also had nine rebounds and six assists as Paw Paw overpowered Hancock.

River Weese and Robbie Mills had double-doubles, with Weese getting 23 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists, and Mills finishing with 18 points and 11 rebounds for Paw Paw (10-10).

Newlon needed 20 points for 1,000 and now has 1,007 career points.

Jesse Wolford had 23 points for Hancock (0-19).

Paw Paw will play at East Hardy in the opening round of their Class A sectional tournament on Monday at 7 p.m.

Harman 51, Union 38

MOUNT STORM, W.Va. — Coy Cummings scored 15 points, Casey Elza had 14 and Caleb Shifflett 13 to lead visiting Harman past Union.

Union, which trailed by five at halftime, lost ground in each quarter of the second half as their deficit grew to 10 points by the start of the final quarter. Ryan Uphold led the way for the Tigers with 11 points and Travis Murphy contributed eight points and eight rebounds.

Union (6-15) plays at Pendleton County tonight.

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