Basketball

Blazers’ early surge puts away New Life

The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers held New Life Christian to single digits in each quarter and ran away with a 54-22 victory Friday evening in a Mason Dixon Christian Conference girls basketball game.

“We got the offense firing on all cylinders tonight in the first half,” Blazers coach Dylan Ward said. “Sharing and moving the ball the way we did is pretty tough to guard. We were forcing turnovers and making people uncomfortable tonight.”

Sophomore Amber Yanosik scored 29 points to lead the Blazers (15-4, 8-2 MDCC). Yanosik, who scored 30 points earlier this week in a victory at New Life, netted 20 in the first half as the Blazers cruised to a 26-point halftime cushion.

The Blazers led 12-2 at the end of the first quarter and 36-10 at halftime.

Also scoring in double figures for CVCS was Laurel Reitz with 14 points. Kyleigh Teal added four points, Jalen Moats, Mollee Stake and Sarah Vandersleen scored two each, and Emmalyn Hott contributed a foul shot.

“I thought having Jalen Moats back (from a family trip) really helped us down low,” Ward said. “We also had our best rebounding game tonight. Mackenzie Sites, Sarah Vandersleen and Kyleigh Teal were awesome on the boards. Amber Yanosik was fantastic obviously in scoring, but her defense and assists helped pace us. Laurel Reitz was a great floor leader and had a bunch of steals.”

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Laurel Reitz (10) goes up for a left-handed layup in Cumberland Valley Christian’s 54-22 victory over New Life Christian Friday night.