Cumberland Times-News

February 21, 2014

Carr drives Keyser over FH


Cumberland Times-News

— KEYSER, W.Va. — Lexi Carr became the third girl in Keyser history to score 1,000 or more points as she led the second-ranked Golden Tornado to their 20th victory with 20 points in a 56-39 win over Fort Hill Thursday evening.

Carr now has 1,011 points and needs five more to move Carly Grady’s 1,015 into second place. Carr made six baskets, two from beyond the three-point line, and sank 6 of 10 from the foul line.

Lexi Taylor added 12 points and Sydney Lyons had 11.

Fort Hill was led by Sarah Lowery’s 14 points. She had four baskets and 6 of 9 from the line.

Keyser led 14-11 after the first quarter, 25-17 at halftime and took an 11-point, 39-28, margin into the final quarter against the fifth-ranked Sentinels.

Keyser also won the junior varsity game, 30-24. Jayna Wilson led the Tornado with seven points and Baylee Yaider had six. Fort Hill’s S. Barbe scored seven and B. Godlove had six.

The Golden Tornado finishes the regular season 20-2 overall and 10-2 in the Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference.

Keyser also closed with a three-game win streak against teams ranked in the Times-News poll, defeating No. 3 Mountain Ridge on Monday, upsetting top-ranked Southern in Oakland on Tuesday and No. 5 Fort Hill last night.

Southern (15-4) is 9-1 in the AMAC with conference games remaining against Fort Hill and Bishop Walsh.

Keyser will open postseason play against Berkeley Springs on Tuesday. Fort Hill (10-8, 4-5 AMAC) visits Southern on Monday.

Tucker County     54

No. 1 Southern     52

HAMBLETON, W.Va — Stephanie Betler socred a game-high 31 points as Tucker County defeated Southern in overtime Thursday evening.

Betler hit 11 field-goals and was 8 of 8  from the foul line.

After losing to Keyser Tuesday night, this marks the second straight loss for the Rams. Southern had a chance to win in regulation, but missed two shots in the final nine seconds — the final a put-back attempt at the buzzer.

Southern overcame a three-point third quarter by outscoring the Mountain Lions 20-14 in the fourth to force the game into an extra period.  In overtime, Tucker County (15-4) was able to capitalize on free throws for the win.

The Rams were led in scoring by Lauren Francillon and Kamrin Weimer, each with 15 points.

The junior varsity game was won by Tucker as well, 52-45. Southern’s Marley Merrick scored 15 and Sam Swift had 11.

Southern (15-4) will host Fort Hill on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Northern    62

No. 4 Petersburg    57

ACCIDENT — Natalie Johnson scored a game-high 23 points and pulled down 22 rebounds to lead Northern over fourth-ranked Petersburg Thursday on the Huskies’ floor.

Johnson made 10 baskets and 3 of 8 from line as the Huskies maintained a four- to five-point lead from start to finish.

Northern, winners of three straight, led 12-8 and 29-24 in the first half, and took a 43-38 lead in the final quarter where both teams finished with 19 points.

Ashley Murphy added 11 points and Rhiannon Dodge had 10 for Northern.  Emily Fratz added seven.

Four Vikings scored in double figures, led by Laura Fleming’s 16 points. Britani Bible added 13 and both Callie Wisnewski and Samantha Rohrbaugh had 10.

There were 46 fouls in the game with Petersburg being whistled for 29. Wisnewski, Rohrbaugh, Bible and Megan Cook all fouled out.

Petersburg won the junior varsity game, 47-34. Hannah Nesselrodt scored nine for the Vikings and Erin Osselburn had a game-high 16 for Northern.

Northern (4-16) visits Fort Hill on Saturday with the junior varsity game begining at 11 a.m. and the varsity at 12:30 p.m.

Petersburg (12-6), has lost two straight, and hosts Moorefield on Friday.

St. Maria Goretti    63

Bishop Walsh    26

CUMBERLAND — Jasmin Tirado and Jasmine Johnson combined for 24 points as St. Maria Goretti overpower Bishop Walsh Thursday night at Bishop Walsh School.

Tirado scored 14 points and Johnson had 10 to lead a balanced attack.

Maggie Mathews led the Spartans with 11 points.

Goretti never trailed at the breaks, leading 12-6, 35-11 and 49-22.

Bishop Walsh (8-16) is at Allegany Saturday afternoon beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Hampshire     61

Frankfort     28

ROMNEY, W.Va — Emilynn Corbin scored a game-high 17 points and Ericka Gordon had a double-double to lead Hampshire over Frankfort on Thursday evening.

The Trojans were led by a trio of underclassmen with junior Corbin’s 17 points and five steals. Gordon, a sophomore, scored 16 points and had 11 rebounds while junior Mary Feaster added 15 points.

Hampshire jumped out to a 17-8 advantage after the first quarter and proceeded to increase its lead in each quarter to follow.

“This was our best all-around game of the season,” said Hampshire head coach Al Straley.

The Trojans limited the Falcons to just 11 second-half points with a great defensive effort.

Crystal Yaider and Emma Keech each scored six points to lead Frankfort. The loss is the final regular season game for the Falcons, who are now 4-16, will begin Regional playoff action next week.

Hampshire (9-10) travels to face Spring Mills today, at 7:30 p.m., in its regular-season finale.