Big 3rd quarter carries Blazer girls

The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers broke away from a two-point halftime lead with a big third quarter to defeat Shenandoah Valley (Va.) 46-38 in a non-league girls basketball game Thursday evening.

The Blazers (8-3) led 22-20 at halftime but outscored Shenandoah 18-10 in the third period to grab a 40-30 advantage. They pretty much maintained the double-digit cushion for most of the final quarter.

“We had a great third quarter,” CVCS coach Dylan Ward said. “We came out strong and forced turnovers.”

The Blazers had balanced scoring, with Amber Yanosik leading the way with 13 points, Kyleigh Teal adding 12 and Laurel Reitz tossing in 10.

“I also loved the way we moved the basketball tonight,” Ward said. “Having three girls in double figures is great for us.”

Also scoring for the Blazers were Mollee Stake with five points, Jalen Moats with four and Sarah Vandersleen with two.

“We are focused now on league play with some great matchups ahead of us (starting with Friday evening’s Homecoming game against Heritage),” Ward said.