Cumberland Times-News

December 29, 2012

Moorefield keeps Petersburg title

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Moorefield defeated Petersburg, 60-48, to win the Petersburg Holiday Tournament for the third year in a row.

The Yellow Jackets entered the tournament 0-4 and leave it 2-4.

Petersburg made it difficult for most of the game. It led 9-7 after one and trailed at halftime, 26-22.

Moorefield had the upper hand in the second half, leading 39-36 after three.

The fourth quarter was tight until the final four minutes when Moorefield pulled away for the 12-point win.

Adam Snyder was a difference maker with 29 points. Lance Taylor scored 14 and Garrett Keller added 13.

Brian George led Petersburg with 12.

Moorefield hosts Tucker County Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Mt. St. Mary’s    51

Bishop Walsh    39

RICHMOND, Va. — Bishop Walsh dropped its third consecutive game to Mt. St. Mary’s at the Benedictine Capital Classic Saturday.

Mt. St. Mary’s led 10-6 after one. They applied a full-court press for much of the first half enabling them to take a 24-15 lead at halftime.

The Spartans constant scrambling in the first half, affected their legs in the second half. They scored just seven points in the third and trailed by 12. Mt. St. Mary’s led by as many as 17 in the second half. Bishop Walsh cut it to six late in the fourth but Mt. St. Mary’s made enough free throws to ice it.

Bishop Walsh shot just 13-for-48 from the field for the game. Quincy Redmon led the Spartans with 13 points and seven rebounds and was named to the All-Tournament team.

Bishop Walsh (8-3) will look to bounce back at Frankfort Wednesday at 7:30.

Southern 56, Cristo Rey 46

OAKLAND — Brian Wildman cracked the press for five easy layups in the second half to lead Southern to a win over Cristo Rey Jesuit in a back-and-forth battle in the final day of the 36th Annual First United Bank and Trust Snowball Classic at Southern High School.

Lucas Ritchie’s hot shooting in the first half helped spot the Rams to a 17-8 lead in the first quarter and a 26-16 advantage at halftime. Cristo Rey switched to a full-court press in the third and outscored Southern 25-9 to take a 41-37 lead into the fourth before the Rams broke the press.

Wildman scored a team-high 15 points, with Ritchie finishing behind him with 12. Landon Todd added 11 points and Alex Fike scored eight.

The Hornets’ Jamal Eggleston led all players with 19 points.

In other action during the Snowball, St. John’s defeated Berwick 65-41 in the early game, while Walt Whitman downed Thomas Jefferson 51-42.

The Rams (3-4) play on Wednesday at home against Fort Hill.

Blacklick Valley    72

Hyndman    50

BERLIN, Pa. — Dalton Cesarz accounted for 34 points to lead Blacklick Valley over Hyndman in the Berlin Holiday Tournament Saturday.

The Vikings doubled Hyndman in the first. Though the Hornets bounced back with a 15-13 second but still trailed 35-26 at the break.

Blacklick Valley added on to their lead in the second half, leading by 15 after three and pulling away for a 22-point win.

Johnny Sheesley scored 26 for the Vikings.

The Hornets were led by Brad Torbet with 18.

Hyndman won the jayvee game, 44-17, with Seth Cook and Jordan Hiquet each scoring 14 points.

Hyndman (4-2) plays at Chestnut Ridge Friday at 7:30.

Friday Night

Petersburg 59, Pendleton 54

PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Grant Shanholtz and Brian George scored 15 points as Petersburg beat Pendleton County in the opening round of the Petersburg Holiday Tournament.

The Vikings jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead and never trailed. The score stayed close until a Petersburg run near the end of the second quarter sent the Vikings to halftime with a 22-13 lead. The pace changed in the second half as both teams found a rhythm on offense. Petersburg took a 35-28 lead into the fourth quarter, and was able to hold off a surge by the Wildcats. Petersburg shot 15-for-18 from the free-throw line in the second half.   

Kelson Thorne added eight points and Todd Cook blocked seven shots for the Vikings. Evan Arrington led Pendleton County with 24 points.

Petersburg (2-4) played Moorefield in last night’s championship game.