Prep roundup: Jan. 14
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STEPHENS CITY — A game-high 22 points from Morgan Sirbaugh and 19 more from Erin Drumheller led the way for Sherando as the Warriors bounced back from Wednesday’s loss to Millbrook with a 62-55 girls basketball win over Skyline Friday night.
In the first half, Sherando took advantage of trips to the free throw line to open a comfortable lead over the visiting Hawks. The Warriors had 17 free throw points compared to just five for Skyline, and 30 points in the first two quarters were enough to keep Sherando in front, but eight first-half points from Oshene Kelly and Taylor Henry allowed Skyline to linger around into the second half.
The third quarter saw both Henry and Sirbaugh take control for their respective teams. Sirbaugh had 15 points over the final two quarters, while Henry had 11 for the Hawks. But 11 second-half points from Drumheller made sure Sherando’s lead wouldn’t be caught.
Morgan Sirbaugh added seven rebounds, Drumheller chipped in five steals and assists, and Keyaira Newman just missed a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds.
Taylor Henry led the Hawks with 19 points, and Kelly added 12.
With the win, Sherando moves to 13-2 overall and 2-1 in the Northwestern district. Skyline, meanwhile, falls to 9-3 overall and 0-1 in the district.
Pioneers 68, Colonels 22
WINCHESTER — The Pioneers forced the Colonels into 49 turnovers en route to a convincing Northwestern District victory on Friday.
The Pioneers held James Wood scoreless in the first quarter and to only four points in the opening half. Courtni Green led the Pioneers with 21 points, 12 steals and eight rebounds. Sara Mead had 12 points and 11 steals and Ky Rooks added eight points for Millbrook.
The Colonels were led by seven points and 14 rebounds from Shannan Thorne.
Gladiators 59, Falcons 38
STAUNTON — Host Riverheads erased a first-quarter deficit with a 17-9 second-quarter run to down Shenandoah District rival Central on Friday.
The Gladiators trailed 14-11 after the first eight minutes, but outscored the Falcons in each of the remaining quarters.
Kelsie Floyd scored a game-high 20 points to lead Riverheads.
For Central (8-3, 3-3 Shenandoah), Katelyn Poston had team-high 12 points and four steals.
Falcons 69, Gladiators 44
WOODSTOCK — Seth Bauserman tallied a game-high 18 points as host Central downed Shenandoah District rival Riverheads on Friday.
Three other Falcons reached double digits in scoring — Matt Sherfey had 13 points, Hayden Bauserman had 12 and Seth Wymer added 10.
Central improved to 5-6 overall and 3-3 in district play.
Patriots 94, Crusaders 66
STEPHENS CITY — Kervin Rameau connected for 16 field goals en route to a game-high 24 points to lead SVCA past United Christian on Friday.
Ethan McGann added 13 points for the Patriots, and Shi Butler chipped in with 11 points.
SVCA improved to 17-2 with the win.
Panthers 82, Generals 32
SHENANDOAH — Page County’s Pete Monteleone and Keith Smart notched 14 points apiece as the Panthers rolled past Shenandoah District rival Stonewall Jackson on Friday.
Tyler Jenkins added 12 points for Page County in the win.
Carlos Saavedra scored a team-high 12 points for Stonewall (0-11, 0-5 Shenandoah).