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January 30, 2013

Southern edges Keyser in OT

Fort Hill thumps Mountain Ridge

OAKLAND — Mandy Sweitzer had a huge night with 15 points and 14 rebounds and hit a game-tying free throw in the final seconds of overtime to lead top-ranked Southern to a 48-47 win over fourth-ranked Keyser in Appalachian Mountain Athletic Conference girls basketball Tuesday evening.

After Sweitzer’s free throw tied the game 47-47 with 8.6 seconds left, Kambrie Bosley hit one of two technical foul shots to give the Rams (13-1, 10-0 AMAC) a 48-47 lead. Southern inbounded the ball and was able to run out the remaining seconds to notch its ninth straight victory and its third overtime win this month.

Sweitzer and Alicia Roth led the way for Southern. Sweitzer had seven offensive rebounds and seven defense rebounds. Roth had 14 points despite battling foul trouble and hit two big buckets during the overtime.

Carly Grady had a game high 18 points for Keyser (10-6, 7-4), which led by as many as eight points and was on top 29-24 at halftime and 37-34 going into the final quarter. Sam Hoban made 7 of 11 foul shots and had 11 points.

Southern also won the jayvee game, 39-36. Shay Tasker had 12 points and Emma Shaffer nailed a pair of free throws in the final seconds to seal it for the Rams. Kaitlynn Tichnell had 13 points for Keyser.

Southern hosts Northern tonight.

No. 3 Fort Hill    59

No. 2 Mountain Ridge    35

CUMBERLAND — Sarah Lowery and her Fort Hill teammates came up big in avenging their only AMAC loss as the third-ranked Sentinels rolled past second-ranked Mountain Ridge.

Lowery led all scorers with 21 points and she also had eight rebounds. Alesha Jackson scored 15 points for the Sentinels and had five steals. Sydney Winn scored 12 points, had seven assists and five steals, while Alexis Kimmell led Fort Hill on the glass with nine rebounds, also handing out four assists.

Mountain Ridge was led in scoring by Carlie Lewis with 11 points, and Sarah Raines and Emma Baker with 10 points.

Fort Hill took a 19-11 first-quarter lead, stretched it to 32-17 at the half, then entered the fourth quarter with a 52-28 lead. The victory evened the season series between the teams, Mountain Ridge, having defeated Fort Hill, 62-50, in the season-opener played in Frostburg.

“Our only loss to an area team this season has been to Mountain Ridge,” said Fort Hill head coach Amber Waltz, “so the girls were ready to go, and defensively stepped up tonight. I thought we had intense pressure defense tonight and gave a complete team effort.

“Our girls were looking forward to this opportunity to avenge an area loss, so it was a great win for us.”

Fort Hill (10-3 overall, 8-1 AMAC) will host Allegany tonight. Mountain Ridge (9-3, 7-3) will host Hampshire on Thursday.

Mountain Ridge won the junior varsity game, 34-28. Amie Blank led Mountain Ridge with 10 points. Morgan Cranford had 10 for Fort Hill.

Frankfort    55

Petersburg    47

PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Frankfort used a big third quarter to break the game open in defeating Petersburg.

Five Frankfort players scored in double figures with Alyssa Lantz, Taylor Sisk and Katie Jan scoring 11 points, and Mikala Miller and Stephanie Cornachia scoring 10. Sisk had 11 rebounds for Frankfort, and Cornachia had 10. Miller had six rebounds and five assists, while Jan had seven rebounds and six steals.

Petersburg was led by Brittani Bible with 16 points, while Tori Weasenforth and Megan Cook both scored eight.

Frankfort led 25-21 at the half, but broke open the game in the third, outscoring the Vikings, 21-9, to build a 51-33 lead early in the fourth quarter.

Frankfort (8-8) will host Fort Hill on Friday. Petersburg (5-10) will visit Bath County on Monday.

Frankfort won the junior varsity, 35-34, as Crystal Yaider scored 13 points and Carly Jones added 10.

Calvary Christian    49

Grace    30

HAGERSTOWN — Karly Hipsley scored 22 points, including eight during the fourth quarter, to help Calvary outscore Grace 18-3 over the final minutes in a 49-30 victory in their Mason-Dixon Christian Conference game.

Hipsley sank 10 shots from the floor and went 2 for 5 at the foul line to total 22 points. She also grabbed eight rebounds.

Savannah Reed flirted with a triple double, finishing with 10 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds while Kerenne Shaffer had 12 rebounds to go with six points and five steals.

Grace’s leading scorer was Jocelyn Quirple with eight points.

A tightly fought first quarter ended with Grace ahead 12-10, but the Eagles took the lead during the second quarter and led 18-17 at halftime. Calvary extended the lead to 31-27 by the end of the third before outscoring Grace 18-3 in the fourth.

The Eagles (10-5, 5-3 MDCC) are at home on Thursday to play Broadfording.

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