Cumberland Times-News

January 10, 2013

Frankfort holds off Hampshire

Cutter’s double double leads Falcons’ balance in 2-point win

From Staff Reports
Cumberland Times-News

— SHORT GAP, W.Va. — Thane Cutter had a double double and Frankfort maintained its poise to hold off Hampshire, 57-55, Thursday night at Frankfort High School.

Cutter was one of three players to score in double figures. He finished with 13 points and had 13 rebounds. Chase Detrick led the team with 16 points and Nick Smith added 11. Gage Shaffer and Colten Dorsey each finished with nine points. Shaffer pulled down eight rebounds.

Hampshire’s Travis Clower was the game’s leading scorer with 26 points but he was the only Trojan to score in double figures. Dane Heavener, Garrett Crawford and David Smith all finished with seven points.

The Falcons avenged an earlier loss at Hampshire when the Trojans won by 35, 73-38.

“The boys played hard,” said Frankfort head coach Scott Slider. “Two weeks ago they beat us by 35. We played hard defensively and that transferred over to offense.”

Hampshire led 11-8 after the first quarter before Frankfort used a 17-10 second period to lead 25-21 at halftime. The Falcons then led 39-36 going into the fourth quarter and used the free-throw line to hold off the Trojans in the fourth quarter.

“We had a six-point lead with about a minute to go and that was the largest of the game,” said Slider.

Frankfort made 13 of 22 from the free-throw line while Hampshire hit 9 of 14.

Hampshire won the junior varsity game 44-33 behind Jordan Grapes’ 13 points. Trent Hamilton had seven for the Falcons.

Frankfort (3-8) hosts Petersburg Tuesday. Hampshire (4-5) visits Bishop Walsh Saturday evening.

No. 5 Fort Hill    72

Northern    42

ACCIDENT — David Proietti and Travis Bush each had a season-high 18 points as fifth-ranked Fort Hill powered past Northern in an Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference game on Tuesday night.

Dalton Gaus added 13 points for Fort Hill (4-5 overall, 3-2 AMAC), which hosts Allegany in an AMAC and City League game tonight. The tripleheader begins with the freshman game at 4:15.

Jordan Evans scored 13 points for Northern (0-9, 0-6), which hosts top-ranked Bishop Walsh this evening.

Petersburg    75

Berkeley Springs    61

PETERSBURG — Brian George scored 15 of his game-high 23 points in the first half to lead Petersburg over Berkeley Springs on Wednesday night.

The Vikings jumped out to an early 14-4 lead and the Indians heated up offensively late in the first quarter to take an 18-16 lead into the second quarter. Petersburg scored 22 points in the second quarter  and went to halftime with a slim 38-35 advantage. Both teams played even throughout the third quarter as Petersburg maintained a three-point lead entering the fourth quarter at 54-51. Petersburg then took control of the game early in the fourth quarter and outscored Berkeley Springs 21-10.

Nine Vikings scored and they controlled the rebounding margin 39-17. Grant Shanholtz scored 14 points, hitting four three-pointers, and had six assists on solid shooting. Kelson Thorne added 10 points and Todd Cook had eight. George also pulled down 15 rebounds.

For Berkeley Springs, Tyler Zinzow scored 13 points, Zach Wise 12, and Michael Kearney added 11.

Petersburg (4-5) will play at Moorefield tonight.

Berkeley Springs won the junior varsity contest, 54-48, in overtime, led by Cameron Johnson with 14 points and Chris Kees with 13.  Brandon Seabolt led Petersburg with 18 points and seven rebounds.  Jace Shanholtz scored 11 and Ryan VanMeter added seven points and six assists.


Altoona    30

Allegany    28

ALTOONA, Pa. — Luciado scored eight points for Altoona White Thursday during a 30-28 win over Allegany in a freshmen basketball match.

Allegany’s Nate Green and Sage Dye scored eight points each, while Jason Copman finished with seven. Bryson Shepherd scored six for the Campers.

For the Lions, Abram and Gehret both added six points.

Allegany plays again today at Fort Hill in the beginning of a tripleheader at 4:15.