Cumberland Times-News

December 29, 2013

Snyder sneaks Berlin past MR

Trojans hammer Spring Mills to win Holiday Tournament

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— BERLIN, Pa. — Jake Snyder broke a tie with six seconds left and Mountain Ridge was unable to get off a reply as Berlin won its own Holiday Tournament with a 55-53 win over the Miners on Saturday.

Led by the sharp shooting of Steven Glasbrenner Mountain Ridge was able to maintain a lead through most of the first three quarters. Berlin kept it close the whole time before getting a chance to take the lead in the fourth.

Glasbrenner scored a game-high 26 points on the back of five three-pointers, and Michael Livingston and Kevin Gamble both added eight.

Snyder had 15 points in the win. Nick Stockwell also had 5 points and Trevon Ward scored 17.

Mountain Ridge (3-3) plays at Allegany on Friday.

Hampshire    71

Spring Mills    53

SPRING MILLS W.Va. — Travis Clower and Ethan Smith led Hampshire to a win against Spring Mills Saturday in the championship of the Hampshire Christmas Tournament.

Clower had a well-rounded night for the Trojans Trojans with 24 points, four steals, six assists and five rebounds, with Smith contributing 13 points and eight rebounds. Jordan Grapes jumped in the action with 12 points and six rebounds of his own.

Hampshire jumped out and attacked early up 21-7 after the first quarter and never let up.

Hampshire (3-2) will look for their fourth win when they travel to Frankfort on Jan. 8.

On, Friday, Clower was again Hampshire biggest weapon as he scored 29 points and had eight rebounds and seven assists to lead the Trojans to an 81-61 win over Shenandoah Christian.

Smith scored 15 points and had 10 rebounds, while Dane Heavener scored 14 points and Grace scored 10 points and had 10 rebounds.

In Friday’s opening game, Spring Mills defeated Frankfort, 67-52. Henderson and DuPree both scored 14 for Spring Mills, while Chase Detrick scored 24 for Frankfort.

Petersburg    69

Pendleton    63

PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Petersburg was able to hold off a feisty Pendleton County team to win the championship game of the Petersburg Holiday Tournament, 69-63, Saturday evening.

The Vikings held a comfortable 56-39 lead entering the fourth, but Pendleton County heated up and rallied to score 24 points in the quarter behind Evan Arrington’s four 3-pointers. Petersburg was able to convert on key free throws late  to maintain a lead.  

Brian George led Petersburg with 15 points and three steals, Jace Shanholtz and Trevor Harman scored 11 apiece, while Grant Shanholtz added 10 points and five assists.  

Arrington led Pendleton County with a game-high 32 points, Logan Cooper added 11, and Hayden Fox 10.   

The all-tournament team included George and Jace Shanholtz from Petersburg, Arrington and Cooper from Pendleton County, Aaron Cole from Moorefield, and Thomas Shrader from Bath County (Va.)

Petersburg won the opening-round game of its Tournament over Bath County, 91-65, on Friday behind 27 points and 13 rebounds from George and 24 points on six three-pointers from Jace Shanholtz.

The Vikings outscored Bath, 30-14, in the third quarter to enter the final quarter with a comfortable 74-45 lead. Grant Shanholtz handed out six assists and Marshall Wratchford added eight rebounds in the win.

Petersburg (4-2) travels to play at Lincoln Friday.

Moorefield    68

Bath County    44

PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Aaron Cole scored 26 ponts and earned a spot on the All-Tournament team by leading Moorefield to a 68-44 win over Bath County Saturday in the consolation of the Petersburg Holiday Tournament.

Cole knocked down nine field goals and seven foul shots on his march to 26. Austin Williams scored 14 points in support, while Tyler Smith added nine. Cole also had six rebounds and four steals as the Trojans finished with 21 swipes as a team.

In a 52-49 loss to Pendleton County on Friday, Cole led the Yellow Jackets with 18 points and Smith scored 13.

Now 3-3, Moorefield hosts East Hardy on Friday.