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January 28, 2014

Faith holds off Calvary

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Calvary Christian allowed just six second-half points but the Eagles were unable to capitalize on the offensive end and fell to Faith 31-24 in Mason-Dixon Christian Conference action Tuesday night.

Faith (10-5, 6-3 MDCC) jumped out to a 13-5 lead after one quarter and was ahead 25-14 at the half. Calvary (9-5, 3-4) put the clamps on the Faith offense in the second, but the Eagles struggled through a difficult shooting night and managed only 10 points themselves over the final two quarters.

“We played incredible defense, especially in the second half, against a team that has two girls over 6-feet tall,’’ said Calvary coach Rusty Kitzmiller. “We double-teamed them and scrapped and got back into it with an 8-0 run to get back into it.

“Unfortunately, we just didn’t have a good night on offense.”

Payton Emerick had eight points and seven rebounds for Calvary, which could have gotten closer if not for seven missed foul shots in the third quarter. Karly Hipsley added six points, six rebounds and four steals and Brook Riker had four points and nine rebounds

Caroline Castle had 10 points and Madelyn Samsell eight for Faith.

The Eagles will look to rebound Thursday night at Fulton County (Pa.) Christian.

Fulton Christian 50, Paw Paw 42

WARFORDSBURG, Pa. — Jennae Gordon scored 18 points and Morgan Daniels had 17 to lift Fulton County Christian past Paw Paw Monday evening.

Shiann Groah led Paw Paw with 10 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots, while Lauren King had nine points and six rebounds and Alivia Snyder eight points, five steals and four assists. Belle Harrold also had eight points and Brandi Kidwell had seven.

The Pirates host East Hardy tonight.

Meyersdale 49, Salisbury 16

SALISBURY, Pa. — In a Western Pennsylvania (Southern Division) conference matchup, Meyersdale faced local rival Salisbury-Elk Lick Tuesday evening and came away with a 49-16 victory in girls basketball action.

After two straight losses the win moves Meyersdale to 8-8 and 6-4 in conference play. Sophomore Katie Bolden led the Red Raiders with nine points and five steals while Erika Ritchey contibuted eight points. Layne Deakins and Jordan Cerreta, both freshman, each scored six points.

Salisbury (4-13, 2-9) got a strong effort from juniors Kylee Short and Emily Lowery in their second loss to Meyersdale this month. Short led the Elks with seven points and four steals, as Lowery had six points and a team-high nine rebounds.

Salisbury will play Monday at home against Berlin. Meyersdale visits Conemaugh Valley this Thursday.

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