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Basketball

April 14, 2014

Seniors split all-star games

West Virginia boys rally, win 114-112 shootout

FROSTBURG — Ian Nichols and Ethan Smith scored 20 points each and West Virginia hit 13 three-point goals to rally for a 114-112 victory over Maryland in the boys game of the 34th annual Frostburg Lions All-Star Basketball Classic Sunday at Frostburg State University.

The two games were decided by a total of just eight points, as Maryland won the girls game 56-50.

In the boys game, West Virginia trailed 55-44 at halftime, then came back to win one of the highest-scoring games of the 34-year series.

Smith, of Hampshire, scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half to lead the comeback. The West Virginians had seven double-figure scorers, and shot 37 percent from the three-point line, making 13 of 35 tries. Dane Heavener, also of Hampshire, had 13 points and a game-high four three-pointers.

Petersburg’s Grant Shanholtz had 12 points, and Pendleton’s Evan Arrington, Paw Paw’s Josh Newlon and Union’s Travis Murphy 10 each.

Nichols, of Tucker County, and Smith were selected the West Virginia most valuable players.

Bishop Walsh’s Isaac Mourier had 18 points to lead six double-figure scorers for Maryland. Allegany’s Colton Sivic had 14, Fort Hill’s Tyler Michael 13, Allegany’s Trenton Eirich and Bryce Nightengale 11 and Fort Hill’s Dalton Gaus 10.

Mourier and Sivic were named the Maryland MVPs.

In the girls game, Southern’s Alicia Roth and Allegany’s Rachel Wormack had a game-high 15 points and Mountain Ridge’s Sarah Raines 13 to lead the Marylanders to the six-point win. All three shot 6 for 10 from the field and all three shared Maryland MVP honors.

Wormack had eight points and Raines and Roth seven each in the first half, helping Maryland built a 34-21 lead.

Keyser’s Lexi Carr and Tucker County’s Stephanie Betler had 12 points apiece for West Virginia and were named their team’s MVPs.

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