FREDERICK, Md. – The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers scored half of their points in the third quarter and pulled out a 32-29 victory over New Life Christian Tuesday in a Mason Dixon Christian Conference girls basketball game.
After shutting out New Life 7-0 in the first quarter, the Blazers (6-10, 3-5 MDCC) trailed 13-9 at halftime. However, their 16-point third quarter propelled them to a 25-22 edge to start the final period.
Victoria Price scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead the Blazers. Sydney Wiegand added seven points and three assists, Makenna Morris had five points and three assists, Julia Waltz scored five points, and Reagan Witmer pulled down five rebounds.
“We trailed at a halftime and were able to battle back in the second half off a strong third quarter,” Blazers coach Corey Collins said. “Tori had the hot hand for us. Sydney and Makenna did a great job keeping their best player in check the second half.”
In Monday’s 46-39 non-league loss to McConnellsburg, the Blazers trailed 35-18 at the end of the third quarter before making it close at the end.
“We overcame early turnovers and almost came all the way back,” Collins said. “Chloe (Smith) was a huge spark for us off the bench.”
Smith scored 11 points to lead the Blazers. Also scoring were Witmer (7 points), Emmalyn Hott (5), Wiegand (4), Haven Moats (4), Morris (4), Waltz (2) and Price (2). Wiegand had five steals and four rebounds, and Morris had four assists.