Blazer girls run past Carlisle Christian

CARLISLE – The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers shut out Carlisle Christian in the first quarter en route to a 48-16 victory in a non-league girls basketball game Thursday evening.

The Blazers (3-1) rolled to a 13-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and were ahead 22-4 at the half. If there was still any doubt at that point, it was removed when the Blazers put together a 20-point third quarter to lead by a football-like score of 42-14.

“We got out to a great start with our defense,” Blazers coach Corey Collins said. “We created a ton of turnovers and got some easy buckets in transition. This was a great win and building some momentum with two conference games next week.”

The scoring was pretty well spread out, with Victoria Price (11 points), Sydney Wiegand (10) and Makenna Morris (nine) leading the way. Emmalyn Hott and Haven Moats added six points each, Chloe Smith scored four points, and Julia Waltz contributed two points.

Wiegand led with nine steals, and Hott pitched in with team highs in assists with three and rebounds with five. Morris added six steals, and Price and Hannah Vandersleen made four steals each.