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February 12, 2014

Keyser stuns Southern, 83-76

KEYSER, W.Va. — Keyser won its second straight game by defeating fifth-ranked Southern 83-76 Tuesday evening in Keyser.

Wes Nelson led all scorers with 28 points, and added 12 rebounds as the Golden Tornado doubled their win total from last season — improving to 8-8.

Keyser took a 40-24 lead at halftime, but the Rams came out strong in the second half narrowing the gap to just four behind a 27-point third quarter.  Southern would make it interesting late, hitting three three-pointers in the final minute — but Keyser’s free-throw shooting down the stretch was enough to hold on for the victory.

Ryan Kunis had six assists and Josh Hoban grabbed nine rebounds for Keyser.

Clay Todd led the way for Southern with 21 points. Brian Reams and Travis Newton each scored 20 points.

Keyser will travel to face No.1 ranked team in Class AA at Robert C.Bryd on Saturday, while Southern (9-8) plays Thursday at home against Mountain Ridge.

No. 1 Allegany    80

Mountain Ridge    40

FROSTBURG — Five players scored in double figures as top-ranked Allegany cruised to a 40-point victory over Mountain Ridge Tuesday night on the Miners’ floor.

Trenton Eirich and Darquel Jessie both scored a game-high 18 points. Colton Sivic added 16 and Mario D’Atri and Bryce Nightengale each added 10. Jessie and Sivic each had 11 rebounds for double-doubles.

Steven Glasbrenner led the Miners with 13 points.

Allegany led 15-5 and 38-16 in the first half and took a 60-29 lead into the final period.

Mountain Ridge won the junior varsity game, 58-33. Justin Halbritter and Lucas Lowry combined to score 42 points with Halbritter getting 25. Nate Green led Allegany with 10.

In the junior high game, Allegany rolled to a 78-29 victory. Sean Rhodes led with 18 points and Garrett Whitaker had eight for the Miners.

Allegany (17-1 overall, 11-0 Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference) visits Moorefield on Friday. Mountain Ridge (8-9, 3-6 AMAC) visits Southern on Thursday.

Fort Hill    68

Northern    49

ACCIDENT — Fort Hill went on a 25-14 third-quarter run to pull away from Northern and win its sixth straight game Tuesday night in AMAC play at Northern.

Tyler Michael led Fort Hill (14-4 overall, 7-3 AMAC) with 17 points, while Dalton Gaus scored 15 points. Austin Christ added 10 for the Sentinels.

Fort Hill led 12-11 after the first quarter and held a 30-25 lead at the half before pulling away in the third quarter to take a 55-39 lead into the fourth.

Northern (4-12, 0-9) was led by Brett Oates with 10 points and Kyle Sherbin and Kyle Klotz with nine points apiece.

Fort Hill won the junior varsity game, 53-48, as Ethan York scored 22 points and Killian Carroll 11. Caleb Cain scored 12 for Northern and Brendon Palmer 10.

Fort Hill will host University on Thursday. Northern will play Friday at Salisbury.

Berkeley Springs    38

Frankfort    36

SHORT GAP, W.Va. — Michael Kearney and Bailey Mills both scored eight points to lead Berkeley Springs to a come-from-behind victory over Frankfort Tuesday afternoon at Frankfort.

Brandon McCumbee and Cameron Johnson both scored seven points for Berkeley Springs, which trailed 23-16 at the half and 30-29 after the third quarter before outscoring the Falcons, 9-6, in the fourth quarter.

Frankfort’s Trenton Hamilton led all scorers with 17 points while Jacob Young scored nine for the Falcons.

Frankfort (4-12) will play Friday at Lincoln.

Frankfort won the junior varsity game, 54-49. Hunter McTaggart and Brooke Mickey both scored 15 points for the Falcons. Brady Compton scored 13 for Berkeley Springs.

Calvary      47

Shalom      31

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Matt Dillow did all his damage from behind the arc, converting on six three pointers to lead Calvary Christian Academy over Shalom Christian on Tuesday evening.

Dillow scored a team-high 18 points, bringing his career total to 1,019 with two games remaining in the regular season. Caleb Snyder chipped in with 13 points.

The win is the second straight for Calvary, who had dropped their previous two.

Shalom’s Jonah Stairs accounted for 20 of his team’s 31 points.

Calvary (10-11) will play Thursday at home, 7 p.m., against Cumberland Valley Christian Academy.

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