Basketball

Blazers’ Yanosik reaches 1,000 points

Cumberland Valley Christian junior Amber Yanosik reached the 1,000-point plateau Friday night as the Blazers defeated New Life Christian 53-25 in a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference girls basketball game.

Yanosik broke away for a layup in the fourth quarter to score the 1,000th point of her three-year career. She finished with a game-high 24 points. She popped in four 3-pointers and four other baskets and was 4-for-4 from the line.

“Amber is a tremendous athlete who works hard each day to get better and better,” Blazers coach Dylan Ward said. “She is also a very unselfish player and is working hard now to be more than a scorer. I cannot wait to see what she does with the rest of her junior and senior year. What she has accomplished is a tremendous feat.”

The Blazers (5-0, 4-0 MDCC) gave up the game’s first six points but rallied to claim a 16-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. They led 30-12 at the half and 41-21 at the third-quarter break.

Cumberland Valley Christian’s Amber Yanosik heads down the court en route to scoring her 1,000th career point Friday night.

Laurel Reitz scored 12 points for the Blazers, followed by Brylee Moats with 10, Mollee Stake with four, Sarah Vandersleen with two and Hannah Vandersleen with one.

On Thursday, the Blazers held off Heritage Academy 56-46. Yanosik led the team with 20 points, and Sarah Vandersleen contributed a career-high 14. Stake scored nine points, Reitz six, Moats four and Mackenzie Sites two.

The Blazers led 26-21 at the half and only 37-35 in the fourth quarter before stretching the final margin.

On Tuesday, the Blazers cruised to a 50-25 win over Broadfording after leading 29-7 at the half.

Yanosik scored 21 points, and Moats also hit double figures with 15. Reitz and Vandersleen scored six apiece, while Sites and Julia Waltz each hit a foul shot.