From Staff Reports
OAKLAND — Top-ranked Southern hit 77 percent from the free throw line and gained control of the game with a big second quarter in defeating Tucker County, 63-49, for the Rams’ fourth straight win Thursday night at Southern.
The Rams hit 24 of 31 free throws on the night, outgoaling Tucker from the field by just one, as Alicia Roth came up big with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Hannah Horne led all Southern scorers with 15 points, while Kambrie Bosley and Mandy Sweitzer both scored 11 points.
Tucker County was led by Stephanie Betler with 23 points and Amber Evans with 15 points.
Tucker led 12-9 at the end of the first quarter, before Southern went on a 15-6 run in the second to lead 24-18 at the half. The Rams then took a 36-29 lead into the fourth, before putting up 27 points in the final period.
Southern (18-2) will host Fort Hill Monday.
Tucker won the junior varsity game, 51-48, as Lydia Mullenax scored 18 for Tucker County and Brianna Evans 21 for Southern.
No. 3 Mtn. Ridge 62
No. 4 Keyser 44
FROSTBURG — Third-ranked Mountain Ridge shook off a slow start that was facilitated by the hot shooting of Keyser’s Sam Hoban, then rode the hot shooing of Sarah Raines to take over in winning its seventh straight game in a shootout with the fourth-ranked Golden Tornado Thursday night on Senior Night at Mountain Ridge,
Raines led the Miners with 19 points, along with six assists and four steals. Carlie Lewis scored 18 points and had eight rebounds, while Shae Winner scored 10 points and Anna Broadwater scored 10 to go with five assists and three blocked shots.
Keyser was led by Sam Hoban with 18 points and Carly Grady with 12.
The Tornado hit six three-point goals, with Hoban knocking down five. Mountain Ridge countered with four, with Lewis hitting two.
Hoban opened the first quarter with two three-points goals and a two-pointer to help stake Keyser to a 19-8 lead. However, Raines came on strong in the second, scoring 10 for her 19 in the period to put the Miners ahead 30-26. Mountain Ridge then increased its lead to 47-33 entering the fourth.
“We got off to a slow start and they were just on fire,” said Mountain Ridge head coach Valery Broadwater. “Sam Hoban had a big game for them. In the second quarter, Sarah got hot, and once we got the lead we were able to maintain it.
“This is a good win for us. Keyser is a very good team, it’s our third game of the week and we have another one tomorrow. I’m beginning to feel like an NBA team.”
Mountain Ridge (16-3 overall, 11-3 in the AMAC) will host Allegany today at 6 p.m. Keyser (12-9, 8-7) has concluded its regular season.
Mountain Ridge won the junior varsity game, 49-30. Lexi Metz scored 17 for the Miners and Kaitlynn Tichnell scored 17 for Keyser.
Frankfort 49, Bishop Walsh 26
CUMBERLAND — Frankfort spread its scoring out amongst 11 different players Thursday while the Falcons rolled past Bishop Walsh in an AMAC match.
Katie Jan and Taylor Sisk led the balanced effort with seen points each. Ashley Noah finished with six points.
The score remained relatively close in the first quarter as Frankfort built a 17-11 advantage, and grew to 31-15 as the Falcons outscored the Spartans 14-4 in the second quarter. A 10-3 third quarter made it 41-18 Falcons entering the fourth.
Ally Simpson led all scorered with nine points and Breanna Uhl finished with 12 rebounds and four points. Julia Morin added 10 rebounds, six steals and two points.
Crystal Yaider scored 15 points in Frankfort 38-19 jayvee win. Carolyn Snyder scored nine for the Spartans.
Frankfort improves to 12-10 and finishes 9-7 in the AMAC. Bishop Walsh (2-24, 0-12) hosts Allegany on Saturday at 2:30.