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January 15, 2014

Petersburg holds off Frankfort

Bible scores 23 as 9-1 Vikings survive Falcons’ late comeback, win 53-52

PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Fourth-ranked Petersburg built a big lead behind a 23-point night by Britani Bible and had just enough to hold off Frankfort, 53-52, on Wednesday night.

Bible made nine field goals and 5 of 6 free throws for the Vikings (9-1), who led 20-9 after the first quarter and 35-24 at halftime. Lauren Fleming added 12 points and Samantha Rohrbaugh eight.

Sophomore Madi Pfaff and freshman Katie Beeman led the Frankfort comeback, with Pfaff scoring a game-high 24 points and Beeman 20.

The Falcons (2-9) sliced Petersburg’s lead to 41-38 after three quarters. Pfaff hit a three-point shot with three-tenths of a second to go to bring the Falcons to within a point.

Petersburg also won the jayvee game.

Frankfort plays at Berkeley Springs on Friday night while Petersburg travels to Pendleton County on Saturday night.

Preston 39, Northern 30

ACCIDENT — Tori Hershman scored a game-high nine points and Preston had the slightly more efficient offense during a low-scoring affair with Northern that the Black Knights won by nine Wednesday evening in Accident.

Alex Schoolcraft added eight points and Carlie Goode had seven more for Preston, which got out to a 13-8 lead after one quarter and a 23-15 at halftime. The lead was 33-20 after the third before settling back down to a nine-point margin by the end of the night.

The Huskies were paced by Natalie Johnson’s six points.

Preston won 62-31 in the jayvee game, getting 17 points from Lively and 10 from Ervin. Morgan Rush accounted for 12 points for Northern and Erin Osselburn scored eight.

The Huskies (1-10) travel to play Southern this evening at 7:30.

Shade 64, Salisbury 42

SALISBURY, Pa. — Emma Spinelli scored 21 points, dished out 11 assists and had seven steals to power Shade past Salisbury.

Kailey Karl added 11 points and Brittany Berkey had six and seven rebounds for Shade (9-2).

Kylee Short led Salisbury (4-10) with a game-high 22 points, hitting six field goals, including two three-pointers, and 8 of 12 free throws. Emily Lowery had 12 rebounds and six assists and Brynne Kemp seven points and 11 rebounds.

The Elks play at Shanksville on Friday at 7:30.

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