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March 1, 2014

Mountain Ridge, Northern advance

Broadwater, Blank key Miners by Catoctin


FROSTBURG — Anna Broadwater’s blistering first quarter gave Mountain Ridge a lead and Amie Blank’s dead-eye accuracy in the fourth enabled the Miners to hold on to it Saturday in a 55-49 win over Catoctin in the first round of the Class 2A West Region, Section I girls basketball tournament.

Broadwater scored 10 of her game-high 23 points in the opening quarter to help the second-seeded Miners (15-6) get out to a 17-12 lead. Catoctin rallied back in the second quarter and led 26-25 at halftime, but Broadwater played the third like she did the first and added nine more points as Mountain Ridge regainted a 37-34 lead.

Blank helped finish off the Cougars by scoring 10 of her 13 points in the final eight minutes. She made 9 of 10 foul shots as part of the Miners’ 11 for 12 showing at the line during the fourth.

Sarah Raines scored 14 points, had five steals and four assists for the Miners.

Courtney Clemons led Catoctin, the seventh seed, with 16 points and Kristy Erfudt added 11. Hannah Grey had 10 points and six rebounds before fouling out, and Amanda Hackney had nine points and nine rebounds.

Mountain Ridge advances to play at home on Tuesday against sixth-seeded Oakdale, a 57-39 winner over Boonsboro, in the section semifinals. A tip off time has yet to be determined.

Northern 53, Hancock 25

ACCIDENT — Fourth-seeded Northern carried its momentum from the end of the regular season into the playoffs and beat fifth-seeded Hancock in the opening round of the Class 1A West Region, Section I playoffs.

The win was the fifth in the last six games for the Huskies.

Northern built an 11-7 advantage in the first quarter, but it was the second that broke the Panthers. The Huskies held Hancock to one point in the second and held a commanding 23-8 lead at halftime. The lead grew to 19 points (37-18) after the third and 28 by game’s end.

Twelve  players scored for Northern, with Natalie Johnson leading the way with 15 points. Rhiannon Dodge and Emma Edwards added eight points.

Hancock was paced by Shelby Brown’s nine points.

The Huskies (6-17) sat at 1-16 following a loss to Mountain Ridge three weeks ago, but reeled off three straight wins before losing to Fort Hill and has since beat Bishop Walsh and Hancock.

Northern will travel to play the top seed and archrival Southern in a section semifinal on Tuesday evening at 7 o’clock.

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