Despite playing with some early foul trouble, the Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers got solid efforts all around and knocked off Calvary Christian 60-46 Thursday evening in a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference girls basketball game.
The Blazers (11-3, 5-1 MDCC) outscored Calvary in three quarters and played the Eagles even in the other to avenge a December loss. The Blazers led 13-11 at the end of the first quarter and 28-20 at halftime. They secured the victory with a 21-point final period.
“Tremendous effort all the way around tonight,” Blazers coach Dylan Ward said. “We were a bit sloppy defensively having some key players in foul trouble. But we had some players step up tonight in a big way. Mollee Stake 10 points off the bench to lead the way. Emmalyn Hott late in the game with excellent defense. Sarah Vandersleen was a monster tonight on the defensive end blocking shots and causing them to be uncomfortable. Jalen Moats did a great job double teaming and also finished with six points.”
Amber Yanosik led three players in double figures with 18 points. Kyleigh Teal scored 17 and Stake contributed her season-high 10. After Moats and her six points were Vandersleen with five and Laurel Reitz with four.
“Of course Laurel was the Energizer Bunny hustling all over the court, and Amber Yanosik and Kyleigh Teal played some of their best basketball of the season,” Ward said. “Just so proud it was a team effort all the way around. Now we focus on our rival with a chance for first place outright in the MDCC. Can’t be anything more exciting than that.”
The Blazers host Shalom Christian on Saturday.