Cumberland Times-News

December 18, 2012

Alco rally defeats Frankfort

Eirich scores 26 in 71-56 win

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— SHORT GAP, W.Va. — Trailing 30-25 at halftime, Allegany stormed out in the second half to score 46 points and pull way from the Falcons for a 71-56 win in Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference boys action.

Trenton Eirich supplied another standout performance with 26 points to go along with seven rebounds and four assists. Christian Thomas added 15 points and five assists, and Mario D’Atri finished with nine points. Bryce Nightengale gave the Campers six rebounds and six blocks to go with his six points.

Frankfort got out in front of Allegany to lead 15-13 after one quarter. The Falcons expanded on that to make it 30-25 at halftime, but head coach Scott Slider thought they could have made that cushion even bigger.

“I was happy with the way we were playing, but it also felt like we missed a few opportunities to get even more points,” he said. “Allegany came out strong in the third and made the plays they needed to, but if we had gotten some of those extra chances it could have bought us more time.”

Allegany performed a nine-point swing in the third quarter to take a 44-40 lead into the fourth and continued to expand on it.

Frankfort’s Gage Shaffer scored 14 points and had nine rebounds, Thane Cuter scored eight points with nine rebounds and seven blocks, and Chase Detrick had nine points.

Allegany won the jayvee game 74-24. Darquel Jessie had 25 points for the Campers and Tanner Oaks scored eight for Frankfort.

Allegany (3-1, 3-0 AMAC) plays its home opener against Moorefield on Wednesday. Frankfort (1-4, 1-3 AMAC) is at Fort Hill on Thursday.

Fort Hill    69

Broadfording    57


CUMBERLAND — Jarrett Wolfe led three players in double figures and Fort Hill held off Broadfording to win its first game Monday evening at Fort Hill High School.

Wolfe finished with a game-high 22 points, hitting eight field goals and 6 of 10 from the free-throw line. Dalton Gaus added 15 points and Travis Bush scored 11 and had a double double with 10 rebounds.

Broadfording (9-3) was led by Monty Anderson’s 21 points and Isaiah Daniels 18. Daniels and Anderson combined to hit six of Broadfording’s seven three-pointers with Daniels sinking four.

Fort Hill jumped out to a 23-8 lead after the first quarter and was up 11 at halftime, 40-29. It was 49-40 after the third quarter.

With about six minutes to play, Broadfording pulled to within one at 54-53 before the Sentinels finished the game with a 15-4 run.

Fort Hill won the junior varsity game 58-25 behind Jacob Painter’s 15 points. Tyler Smallwood and Tye Mance each had 13. Chris Puffenberger scored seven for Broadfording.

Fort Hill (1-1) hosts University Wednesday evening in a tripleheader. The freshman game will start it at 4:15 p.m., the junior varsity at 6 followed by the varsity at 7:30.

Calvary    76

Salisbury    31


CRESAPTOWN — Calvary outscored Salisbury 21-2 during the second quarter to a open a 24-point lead at halftime of a win over Salisbury Monday in Cresaptown.

Tyler Michael scored 27 points on 11 field goals and 4-for-4 shooting at the foul line to pace the Eagles’ offense. Gavin Hart added 11 points, Justin Swogger nine and Matt Dillow had eight.

Calvary was in front 17-12 after the opening quarter, but saw that skyrocket to 38-14 over the next eight minutes. The lead swelled to 56-20 by the end of the third.

Calvary collected a 42-27 win in the jayvee contest. Caleb Snyder scored 17 points and Nick Phillips scored 11. Kyle Niland had eight points.

Calvary (4-2) plays again tonight at Paw Paw.

Allegany frosh    53

Frankfort frosh    34


SHORT GAP, W.Va. — The Allegany freshman basketball team defeated Frankfort Monday at Frankfort.

Jason Copman scored 26 points for Allegany, while Jake Young had 16 for Frankfort.

Allegany will host Somerset today at 7 p.m. Frankfort will play Thursday, 4:15 p.m., at Fort Hill.