Blazers romp over Heritage

The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers pulled away from Heritage Academy after halftime and defeated the Eagles 56-31 Friday night in a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference girls basketball game.

The Blazers (9-3, 3-1 MDCC) led 32-21 at the half but outscored Heritage 13-4 in the third period to carry a 20-point advantage into the final quarter.

“Fantastic effort all the way around tonight,” Blazers coach Dylan Ward said. “We struggled defensively in the second quarter but responded after halftime and made a huge run to open the third quarter.”

Amber Yanosik scored 22 points to lead the Blazers. Laurel Reitz added 15 and Kyleigh Teal scored 10. Mollee Stake and Sarah Vandersleen each scored four points and Jalen Moats contributed a foul shot to the scoring column.

“Everyone played solid tonight,” Ward said. “Laurel forcing turnovers, Amber great offensive performance, and Sarah Vandersleen great game overall. Kyleigh did a great job creating shots for other people and looking also for herself. Mollee Stake had one of her best games this season.

“We have some big games next week and are looking forward to the challenge of it.”