Cumberland Times-News

January 15, 2013

Miners bounce back, beat Frankfort

Northern upsets fourth-ranked Allegany, 37-33

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— SHORT GAP, W.Va. — Second-ranked Mountain Ridge pulled away from Frankfort late in the first half and rolled through the second in a 46-29 victory in Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference girls basketball Monday evening.

Anna Broadwater led three double-figure scorers for the Miners with 15 points. Shae Winner added 11 and Sarah Raines 10 as the Miners (8-1, 6-1) rebounded from their first loss in a big way.

Mikala Miller led Frankfort (6-6, 4-4) with 10 points, six rebounds and four assists.

Mountain Ridge led 12-9 after one quarter and was up 17-13 before ending the second quarter with an 8-0 run for a 25-13 advantage. The Miners, who were aided by 28 Frankfort turnovers, led 37-22 after three quarters.

Amie Blank had 14 points to lead Mountain Ridge to a 30-19 win in the jayvee game.

Frankfort plays at Berkeley Springs and Mountain Ridge visits Petersburg Friday night.

Fort Hill 58, St. Maria Goretti 23

CUMBERLAND — Third-ranked Fort Hill limited St. Maria Goretti to two points in the first quarter and zero in the third as the Sentinels blasted the Gaels.

Alesha Jackson led the Sentinels in scoring with 13 points, while Troie York finished with 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Ashley Parker and Shania James added seven rebounds.

Goretti’s leading scorer, Aubry Eich, finished with nine points.

The Sentinels flew out of the gates to build a 25-2 lead by the end of the first quarter. The Gaels trimmed that down to 29-11 at halftime, but Fort Hill went on a 21-0 run covering the entirety of the third quarter to carry a 50-11 lead into the fourth.

It is the fourth straight win for the Sentinels (7-3), who play again on Thursday at East Hardy.

Northern 37, Allegany 33

CUMBERLAND — Seven players scored, with Natalie Johnson leading with way with 12 points, as Northern upset fourth-ranked Allegany.

Johnson hit five field goals and a pair of free throws for the Huskies, who held slim leads at the end of each quarter. Northern was up 13-11 after one period, 19-15 after two and 26-23 after three.

Rhiannon Dodge hit a pair of three-point goals and finished with eight points for the Huskies (2-9, 2-8 AMAC), who got revenge for a season-opening loss to the Campers.

Micah Wormack had 12 points and Courtney Landis 11 for Allegany (7-5, 4-4).

Allegany won the jayvee game 44-32 behind a 19-point game by Jordan Hare.

Both teams play again Thursday. Northern will host rival Southern while Allegany entertains Keyser.

Keyser 67, Bishop Walsh 16

KEYSER, W.Va. — Fifth-ranked Keyser flew out to a 21-2 lead by the end of the first quarter and continued to pull away from the Spartans to collect an AMAC win Monday at home.

All 10 players that dressed for Keyser wound up scoring with Lexi Carr leading the way at 15. Brooke Staggers added 13 and Sam Hoban scored eight.

The Golden Tornado had a 19-point lead after one quarter and stretched that to 34 points (40-6) at halftime. The lead stood at 55-10 entering the fourth.

Meredith Dunn scored six points to lead Bishop Walsh.

Keyser won the junior varsity game 36-25 behind eight points from Kaitlyn Tichnell and Cheyene Thompson. Bishop Walsh got a 12-point performance from Maggie Mathews.

The win improves Keyser to 8-4 overall and to 5-3 in the AMAC. The Tornado plays again tonight at Berkeley Springs. Bishop Walsh (1-15, 0-8) is at Hyndman on Saturday.

Elkins    46

Hampshire    44

ELKINS, W.Va. — Brianna Swecker and Ashley Simmons scored 12 points each to offset a big night by Hampshire’s Emilynn Corbin and lift Elkins to the victory.

Hampshire, which held a slim lead through much of the game, was on top 21-15 at halftime and 36-33 after three quarters. But Elkins (4-8) forged ahead late and the Trojans lost a chance at tying it with a turnover along the sideline with 10 seconds remaining.

Corbin had a game-high 21 points and five steals in leading Hampshire (6-8).

The Trojans won the jayvee game 49-31. Katie Lafollette had 12 points.

Hampshire will host Keyser on Monday.

Trinity    61

Hyndman    27

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Jackie Halapy scored a game-high 18 points in leading Trinity Christian to a win over Hope for Hyndman.

Mackenzie Hill added 10 points to Halapy’s 18 points, with Meagan Triplett and Catherine Rondy each scoring eight.

The Hornets were led by Jalissa Snyder’s eight points.

Trinity led 20-2 at the end of one quarter and 35-16 at halftime. The lead was 49-25 at the end of three quarters.

Hyndman (5-5) plays at Hancock on Wednesday.