FPS staff report
January 13, 2014
Conotton Valley 40, Strasburg 34 OT
The visiting Rockets outscored Strasburg 10-4 in overtime for a 40-34 nonleague win last Wednesday night.
The victory improved the Rockets to 10-0 for the season.
Conotton, which is ranked eighth in Division 4, had to rally in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Tigers 11-8 to tie the score at 30-30 at the end of regulation.
Olivia Bower led the Rockets with 19 points.
Makinze McGaha led the Tigers with 10 points.
Last Saturday the Rockets hosted Bishop Donahue and rolled to a 66-32 win.
Bower had a huge game for the Rockets with 27 points, while Brynlynn Belknap added 14 points, Piper Edie followed with 11 and Chandice Cottis chipped in with 10 points.
The Rockets led from start to finish, 25-6 after the first quarter, 41-15 at halftime and 44-19 going into the final eight minutes of play.
Jewel Purpura led Bishop Donahue with 12 points and Cassidy Campbell added 11.
West Branch 50, Minerva 32
The West Branch Lady Warriors remained a game behind Carrollton in the battle for the Northeastern Buckeye Conference with their 50-32 win over visiting Minerva last Wednesday night.
West Branch improved to 6-1 in the NBC, only one game behind Carrollton.
The Lions hung around with the Warriors for three quarters, trailing 35-25 going into the final frame. But, West Branch outscored the Lions 15-7 in the fourth period to win going away.
Pavin Heath scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Warriors, while Erica John only scored two points, but she grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked six Minerva shots.
The Warriors held a huge advantage on the boards, out-rebounding the Lions 30-15.
Morgan Preston and Lauren Haynam each scored seven points for the Lions.
Last Saturday afternoon, the Lions got 15 points from Josie Chaddock and 12 from Haynam in defeating host Salem 47-31.
The Lions led 12-4 after the opening quarter and never looked back.
The win improved the Lions to 7-6 over all and 3-5 in the NBC.
Hiland 77, Malvern 31
Hiland’s Regina Hochstetler poured in 32 points to lead the host Hawks to a 77-32 win over Malvern last Wednesday night in an Inter-Valley Conference game.
For the Hornets, who fell to 7-7 overall and 3-6 in the IVC, Hunter Martin led in scoring with 14 points and Sara Loomis added 11 points and nine rebounds.
Malvern kept the game close for the first half, but the Hawks outscored the Hornets 41-9 in the second half to put the game away.
Last Saturday the Hornets evened their overall record at 7-7 with a 43-34 IVC win over host Strasburg.
Loomis again led the Hornets with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Tara Tucci added 10 points.
Malvern trailed 9-4 after the opening quarter and 14-12 at halftime, but they outscored the Tigers 13-7 in the third quarter to take a 25-21 lead into the final quarter.
Makinze McGaha led the Tigers with 13 points.
Ridgewood 58, Sandy Valley 33
Ridgewood started strong and never let up in defeating host Sandy Valley 58-33 last Saturday in an Inter-Valley Conference game.
Ridgewood led 17-9 after one, 28-17 at the intermission and 44-25 with eight minutes left to play.
Courtney Huffman led the Cardinals with 14 points and seven rebounds.
Laura Frazee scored 17 points and Amanda Lowery added 15 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for Ridgewood.