Cumberland Times-News

February 22, 2014

Shalom holds off Calvary in MDCC semifinal

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— HAGERSTOWN — Lydia Harris hit a three-point goal to give Shalom the lead late in the fourth quarter and the top-seeded Flames held on to turn back upset-minded, fourth-seeded Calvary, 41-36, in the semifinals of the Mason-Dixon Christian Conference tournament Friday evening at Grace.

The win was the 15th in a row for Shalom (18-3), of Chambersburg, Pa., which went unbeaten in winning the conference’s regular-season title.

Calvary (16-7) led 12-5 after one quarter, 20-13 at halftime and 28-27 after three quarters. The Eagles were still up, 33-32, with 3:49 to play when Harris hit the three-point shot, her only one of the night, to put the Flames ahead 35-33.

Shalom pushed the lead to six, 39-33, before Payton Emerick nailed a three-pointer to get Calvary to within 39-36. But Tori Yoder helped seal the win for Shalom by going 6 for 6 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.

Yoder finished with 17 points and Brooke Kuhns had 10 for Shalom.

Brooke Ricker and Karly Hipsley had double-doubles to lead Calvary. Ricker had 15 points, 14 rebounds and two steals, and Hipsley 14 points, 12 rebounds and two blocked shots. Emerick had six rebounds and four assists.

The Eagles kept Shalom in check most of the night with a triangle-and-two defense. Chesni Ultis held Yoder to three field goals, and Logan Ketterman kept Harris to five points, nearly 10 under her average.

“We played the game we wanted to play. We controlled the tempo and did a good job on defense with the triangle and also did a good job getting back,” said Calvary coach Rusty Kitzmiller. “The defense worked well and the offense worked well. The girls played as good as they could and I couldn’t be prouder.”

Calvary will play No. 3 Faith in today’s 3:30 consolation game. Shalom will take on No. 2 New Life in the championship game at 6:30.

The Eagles will be the No. 5 seed in the Maryland Christian Schools State Tournament and will host Carroll Christian in a first-round game on Monday at 5 o’clock.

No. 3 Mtn. Ridge    51

No. 5 Fort Hill    42

FROSTBURG  —  Sarah Raines matched a season-high by scoring 24 points, getting nine in the first quarter to help Mountain Ridge get off to a fast start, as the Miners finished the regular season by beating Fort Hill Friday in Frostburg.

Raines sank nine buckets and made six of her eight free throws on the march to 24. She added four assists and three steals, while Anna Broadwater supplied another nine points. Amie Blank added seven more.

Behind the hot start by Raines, the Miners got out to a 14-6 lead after the opening quarter and kept the lead between seven and nine points for most of the final three. The lead was 26-18 at halftime and 37-30 at the end of three.

Alexis Kimmell had a double-double for Fort Hill, grabbing 10 boards to go with 18 points. Camden Wilson added 14 points.

Molly Winner scored 17 points as the Miners won 38-29 in the jayvee game. Lekiah Powell finished with 15 points for the Sentinels.

Mountain Ridge’s junior varsity finishes the regular season 15-1 and will host a junior varsity tournament Tuesday and Wednesday that includes Allegany, Southern and Fort Hill.

The Miners’ varsity closes the regular season at 14-6 (7-5 AMAC) and awaits the Maryland 1A Playoff draw on Sunday to find their opponent. Fort Hill (10-9, 4-6) plays at Southern on Monday.

Spring Mills    51

Hampshire    34

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Jaylyn Copeland scored 18 points and Carolyn Hill had 17 to carry Spring Mills past Hampshire in the regular-season finale for the Trojans.

Copeland made six field goals, including three of the Cardinals’ four three-pointers, and three foul shots. Rachel Chapman added 10 points to give Spring Mills (13-6) three double-figure scorers.

Emilynn Corbin led all scorers with 19 points for Hampshire (9-11), hitting six field goals and going 7 for 7 from the foul line. She also had five steals. Tori Veach added five points and seven rebounds.

The Cardinals jumped out to an 18-8 lead after the first quarter and kept the 10-point lead at halftime, 27-17. They outscored the Trojans 16-6 in the third quarter to increase the spread to 43-23.

Hampshire won the javyee game 28-16 with Tessa Mulledy scoring a team-high seven points.

Hampshire will host Elkins in a Class AAA, Region 2, Section 2 semifinal on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Paw Paw    49

Hancock    39

PAW PAW, W.Va. — Belle Harrold, Alivia Snyder and Brandi Kidwell all scored in double figures and Paw Paw slowly pulled away from Hancock to come up with a 10-point win.

Harold led all scorers with 13 points, and Snyder and Kidwell had 10 apiece. Snyder also had six steals and Shiann Groah added 15 rebounds.

The Pirates paved an 11-5 lead in the first quarter and built it to 21-14 after two. They carried a 37-28 lead into the fourth.

The Pirates finish the regular season 5-15 and will play Monday at East Hardy in the West Virginia Class A Sectionals.