Blazers rack up 6th straight win

The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers steadily pulled away from Grace Academy and picked up a 60-37 victory Tuesday evening in a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference girls basketball game.

Laurel Reitz had 20 points to go along with seven assists and five rebounds to lead the Blazers (6-0, 5-0 MDCC). Amber Yanosik contributed 15 points, five rebounds and five steals, and Sarah Vandersleen had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Blazers led 12-7 at the end of the first quarter and 25-16 at the half as Vandersleen scored eight of her 10 points and Mollee Stake scored all six of her points. Reitz scored 10 points in the third quarter as the Blazers upped the margin to 42-13, and then the Blazers put the game away by outscoring Grace 18-6 in the final period.

“It wasn’t our best effort in the first half, but we really came out and turned up our defensive pressure in the second half and forced a lot of turnovers,” Blazers coach Dylan Ward said. “We need to keep getting better and better.”

Also for the Blazers, Brylee Moats  scored three points, while Emmalyn Hott, Mackenzie Sites and Julia Waltz added two apiece.

Grace Academy was led by Emma Smith with 12 points and Amanda Sweeney with 11.