MEYERSDALE, Pa. — Brady Weimer and Sean Brown scored 18 points apiece and visiting Mountain Ridge led early and cruised past Meyersdale 72-53 on Thursday night.
Weimer’s shared game-high came on seven field goals, including a pair of 3s, and 2 for 3 from the free-throw line. Brown’s 18 came via seven shots falling from the floor, including a three, and 3 for 4 from the foul line.
Four Miners tallied double-figure point totals — Nathaniel Washington added 11 points and Tommy Pittman had 10.
Mountain Ridge led 23-12 at the end of the first quarter, 51-24 at halftime and 65-35 entering the fourth.
Dakota Kennell led the Red Raiders with 13 points and Reese Kennell added 11.
The Miners won the jayvee game, 58-34. Peyton Miller tallied 11 points and Bryce Snyder and Ashton Shimko had 10 apiece. Gabe Kretchman scored a game-high 12 for Meyersdale.
Mountain Ridge (12-3) visits Broadfording on Monday evening.
Petersburg 66, Moorefield 64
MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — Free-throw shooting came back to haunt Moorefield, as it shot 10 for 27 from the line and fell to Petersburg in overtime on Thursday evening.
Chase Vance scored a game-high 22 points for the Yellow Jackets, knocking down nine shots from the floor and 4 of 5 from the foul line.
Charlie Moomaw and Kahner Turner led the Vikings with 15 points apiece. Matt VanMeter tacked on 14 points.
The only end-of-quarter lead came at halftime, where Petersburg led 27-26. The game was tied at 14 at the end of one, 40 entering the fourth and 56 at the end of regulation.
Petersburg (5-14) will play in the Shootout at the Big House on Monday. Moorefield hosts Van today at 2 p.m.
Calvary 54Blair County 50
DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. — Ashby Whitacre buried both of his free throws and Noah Robinette split a pair in the waning seconds, as Calvary did just enough to eke out a win over Blair County.
The Bobcats opened the contest up 13-7 after the opening eight minutes and took a narrow 27-24 lead into the break in the close-knit affair. The Eagles took control in the third with a 14-8 edge before taking the lead for good with 1:21 left in the contest.
Whitacre tied for a team-high 16 points on five field goals — three from deep. Jonathan Larry matched that threshold with 16 on five makes of his own and went 6 for 7 from the foul line. Larry also came down with 13 boards for a double-double. Jackson Dayton nearly missed double figures scoring with nine points on four field goals, one of the three-point variety.
Noah Robinette and Whitacre both assisted on four buckets each.
For Blair County, Davis Dull went for a game-high 21 points on eight makes but went just 5 of 12 from the stripe. Jonathan Hight and Connor Dull also finished in double figures with 13 and 11 points, respectively.
In a close loss, the Bobcats’ undoing was their poor foul shooting — they only converted 13 of 25 opportunities from that distance.
Calvary (7/9, 4/7 Mason-Dixon Christian Conference) plays at Hancock today at noon.