Blazers put away Faith early

The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers scored the game’s first 13 points and cruised to a 60-20 victory over Faith Christian Tuesday evening in a Mason Dixon Christian Conference girls basketball game.

“I thought we came out right away focused and locked in,” Blazers coach Dylan Ward said. “We moved the basketball tremendously and had several possessions with five or six passes early on and got a lot of great looks. But once again it was our defense that led us all the way. We forced turnovers and steals from the start in getting ahead 17-6.”

The Blazers (14-4, 7-2 MDCC) led by 17-6 after the first quarter and 33-12 at the half. They then blitzed Faith with a 20-point third quarter.

Kyleigh Teal scored 24 points to lead the Blazers. Amber Yanosik added 12 points and Laurel Reitz collected 11. Also scoring were Mariah Peck with seven points, and Mollee Stake, Sarah Vandersleen and Emmalyn Hott with two each.

“Amber Yanosik did a great job pacing us in the first half, and Kyleigh Teal had a great second half – those two had great games,” Ward said. “Mariah Peck was great tonight on both ends of the floor and had her career high with seven points. Laurel Reitz was tough to guard tonight and had a monster game on defense. Sarah Vandersleen did a great job manning the middle of the 2-3 and had five blocks. Mackenzie Sites was strong again manning the defensive rebounds, and Emmalyn Hott had a strong performance throughout the game.

“Overall we just need to keep focusing on getting better and better. I don’t think we have hit our true potential or peak yet.”


Cumberland Valley Christian’s Amber Yanosik (2) tries to prevent the ball from going out of bounds during the Blazers’ 60-20 victory over Faith Christian Tuesday evening.