Blazers pull away from Mountain View

WINCHESTER, Va. — The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers pulled away from Mountain View Christian in the second half and picked up a 45-28 victory Thursday evening in a non-league girls basketball game.

“We started off really slow on offense, played too fast and took some bad shots,” Blazers coach Dylan Ward said. “In the second half we locked them down on defense, forced a lot of turnovers and got our offense rolling.”

The Blazers (3-0) led 11-8 at the end of the first quarter and 19-15 at the half, then by the end of the third period, they were ahead 33-24. They held Mountain View to four points in the final period.

Kyleigh Teal led the Blazers with 15 points, Laurel Reitz added 12 and Amber Yanosik scored 10. Also hitting the scoring column were Mackenzie Sites with four points and Jalen Moats and Mollee Stake with a basket apiece.

In rebounding, Moats and Reitz each grabbed a team-high six, while Teal, Stake and Sarah Vandersleen pulled down four apiece. Reitz led in assists with four, and Moats led in steals with six. Yanosik and Reitz each added three steals, and Moats and Vandersleen contributed two blocked shots each.