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FRONT ROYAL -- With Central trailing by nine points early in the fourth period, Falcons sophomore Katelyn Poston took over. The guard spearheaded a 21-4 run to lead the Falcons to a 58-52 girls basketball non-district victory over Skyline on Tuesday night.
Poston scored 15 of her game-high 29 points in the final period, while the Hawks managed only 14 as a team. Skyline (2-1) took a 43-34 lead on five consecutive points by Shayne Clifton with 6:55 left in the game. A basket by Theresa Barela started the Central spurt, which included 11 points by Poston.
Poston sealed the game by making five free throws in the final 1:27 of the game, and went 9-for-12 from the line in the fourth quarter.
"We let Poston run around and do whatever she wanted," Skyline coach Jim Kenney said. "Don't get me wrong, she's a great player. I told them I don't know how many times, don't let her catch the ball, and she found a way to get the ball and she made her free throws. Give her credit."
The Falcons (1-2) were coming off two tough losses and Central coach Stephanie Cooper said she was really pleased with the effort of her team.
"I think all night we played with intensity, and that hasn't been there in our first two games," Cooper said. "We played together as a team more than we have been.
"This was a great win, especially because we battled back. We were down nine and we battled back and were able to turn things around."
Poston had three steals and three assists to go with her points, while Rebecca Sigler had 11 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore Brenna Cook added five points, six rebounds and four assists.
The Hawks were led by Taylor Henry with 21 points, and Oshene Kelly with 12 points and 15 rebounds.
Millbrook 101, Jefferson 24
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. -- Visiting Millbrook scored all the points it would need in the first quarter, pouring in 29 to start an eventual 101-24 blowout victory over host Jefferson (W.Va.) on Tuesday night.
Courtni Green finished with a game-high 24 points and also chipped in six steals, six assists and five rebounds for Millbrook (3-0). Danielle Banks added 20 points, Alisha Mobley had a double-double with 18 points, 10 rebounds and five steals, and Lisa Merriman tallied 12 points, five steals and five assists for the Pioneers. In all, 11 different Millbrook players scored in the game.
For Jefferson (2-2), Marissa Jones finished with a team-high eight points.
James Wood 55, Kettle Run 37
NOKESVILLE -- Miranda Moore and Brooke Nesselrodt combined for 26 points as visiting James Wood topped Kettle Run 55-37 on Tuesday night.
Moore finished with a game-high 14 points, while Nesselrodt had 12 for James Wood (3-0).
Melissa McCann led Kettle Run (1-2) with 10 points.
Handley 58, Washington 51
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- Sadie Thomas scored a game-high 21 points to lead visiting Handley to a 58-51 victory over host Washington (W.Va.) on Tuesday night.
Cassie Alamo chipped in with 15 points and Corin Scott had 12 or Handley (2-1), which jumped out to a 15-4 first-quarter lead and never trailed from there.
Clarke County 96, James Wood 91, OT
BERRYVILLE -- The Eagles won their first game of the season, but it was anything but easy. Clarke County overcame 16 3-pointers by James Wood en route to a 96-91 win in overtime.
Davey Hardesty led the Eagles with 27 points, while Todd Benton had 23. Ethan Emmart added 22 points for the Eagles (1-2).
Mick Ford had 17 points to lead the Colonels (0-2). Michael Carter had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Ryland Williams had nine points and nine rebounds for James Wood.
Millbrook 63, Jefferson 45
WINCHESTER -- Rze Culbreath tallied an unconventional double-double with 17 points and 10 steals to lead homestanding Millbrook to a 63-45 victory over Jefferson (W.Va.) on Tuesday night.
Donte' Harris added 11 points and Boomer Kaczmarzewski chipped in 11 rebounds for the Pioneers, who outscored Jefferson 18-8 in the second quarter to take command.