Basketball

Blazer girls claim 20-point victory

The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers built an early 10-point lead and pulled away late to defeat Rosedale Baptist of Baltimore 56-36 Friday evening in a non-league girls basketball game.

The Blazers (7-2) rolled out to a 16-6 lead at the end of the first quarter. They led 29-17 at halftime and 39-27 entering the fourth quarter.

Rosedale got within nine during the final period, but Kyleigh Teal, Mollee Stake and Amber Yanosik nailed consecutive 3-pointers to help the Blazers construct a 20-point cushion.

“I thought we came out ready to play from our Christmas break,” Blazers coach Dylan Ward said. “I love this team’s focus and passion on the defensive end.”

Yanosik scored 21 points to lead the Blazers in scoring. Laurel Reitz added 16 points and Teal popped in 10.

“Amber Yanosik did a great job tonight – it was her best game of the season,” Ward said.

Jalen Moats added six points for the Blazers and Stake finished with three.

“When we create and force turnovers, we are going to be very tough to beat,” said Ward, whose team caused numerous turnovers in securing the victory.