Area briefs: Wood boys to face former coach in Maryland tourney final

Posted: December 28, 2013

From Star staff reports

BOONSBORO, Md. — The James Wood boys’ basketball team used a big third quarter to turn a seven-point halftime lead into a blowout 61-34 victory over host Boonsboro in the semifinals of the Boonsboro Holiday Tournament Friday.

The Colonels (5-2) outscored the host Warriors 23-11 in the third to build an insurmountable lead.

Senior Cam Butler knocked down four 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 18 points, fellow senior Ryland Williams connected on three from long distance to finish with 15 points and Peyton Crickman had 13 points in the victory.

James Wood will face Tuscarora and former coach Al Smith in the championship game of the tournament at 7 p.m. today.

Judges 64, Lancers 39

CHESTERFIELD — Cameron Jackson, Solomon Finley and Jason Morgan scored 15 points each to lead the Judges to victory over Manchester in the L.C. Bird Holiay Shootout Friday.

The Judges (4-0) will now face Stafford at 5 p.m. in the second day of tournament action today.

Foxes 64, Pioneers 50

KING GEORGE — Millbrook lost in the semifinals to the host team in the King George tournament Friday.

The Pioneers (2-7) will play in a consolation game today at 5 p.m. Millbrook’s opponent was determined late Friday night.

The Pioneers were led by Zach Harrell (20 points), Chris Oates (five points, seven rebounds, three steals) and Bryce Hicks (eight points, three steals).

Trojans 81, Patriots 61

ROMNEY, W.Va. — Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy lost to Hampshire (W.Va.) in the Hampshire Holiday Classic Friday.

SVCA (2-3) was led by Evan Hotek’s 23 points, six rebounds and five assists and Tyler Fincham added 15 points in the loss.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Warriors 50, Knights 26

ASHBURN — Sherando advanced to the championship game of the Maroon & Gold Classic at Broad Run High School with a semifinal victory over John Champe Friday.

The Warriors (5-3) will face Yorktown — a 70-51 winner over Millbrook in the other semifinal — at 7 p.m. in today’s title game.

Sherando had a 29-12 rebounding advantage and forced 25 turnovers (19 steals) against the Knights.

Heidi Brown (19 points, seven rebounds), had 17 of her points in the first half to help the Warriors to a 31-14 halftime advantage. Davina Lane added 14 points, Jessica Hakel had seven points, eight rebounds and four assists, and Erin Magalis had six points and four assists.

Warriors 45, Colonels 43

BOONSBORO, Md. — James Wood suffered its first loss of the year in the semifinals against the host school in the Boonsboro (Md.) Holiday Tournament Friday.

James Wood (5-1) — which never led — had the game tied at 43 late, but two Warriors free throws with 3.6 seconds left gave Boonsboro the winning margin.

The Colonels were led Brooke Nesselrodt (13 points, six rebounds, two steals) and Sarah Johnson (10 points, five rebounds, three steals, two blocks).

James Wood will face Northwestern District rival Skyline in the consolation game today at 1 p.m.

Patriots 70, Pioneers 51

ASHBURN — Millbrook was outscored 26-7 in the third quarter and suffered its first loss of the season at the hands of Group 6A Yorktown in the semifinals of the Maroon & Gold Classic at Broad Run High School Friday.

The Pioneers (9-1) led 32-28 at the half but had no answer for the Patriots and sophomore Allison Criswell (game-high 25 points) in the third quarter.

Senior Brenna Cook finished with a team-high 22 points to lead the Pioneers and sophomores Elizabeth McDonald and Lauren Reed chipped in with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Cougars 50, Patriots 48

SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va.— Host school Jefferson (W.Va.) outscored Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy 23-14 in the fourth quarter to pick up a semifinal win in the Cougar Classic Friday.

The Patriots (5-2) were led by Grace Snyder (13 points), Sam Yarnall (13 points, 10 rebounds, three assists), Carol Bartholomew (13 points, six rebounds) and Alex Yarnall (eight rebounds).

The Patriots will face Martinsburg (W.Va.) in the consolation game tonight at 6.

WRESTLING

Judges in 1st at Willie Walters/Jaye Copp

WINCHESTER — The Handley wrestling team is in first place with 94 points after Friday’s action at the 12-team Willie Walters/Jaye Copp Holiday Tournament, the first of two days of competition at James Wood High School.

The Judges lead second-place Skyline (92) by two points. James Wood is in third with 82 and Sherando is in fourth with 80.

Today’s action begins at 9:30 a.m. The finals are scheduled for 4 p.m.

Those who advanced to today’s championship semifinals from Handley were Lio Quezada (120 pounds), Dolan Delaney (152), Kevin Cooksey (182), Josh Wagner (195), Tommy Shea-Roop (220) and Jordan Dowrey (285).

James Wood semifinalists are Brandon Butts (113), Matt Surber (126), Jimmy Woznak (138), Daniel Funkhouser (182), Austin Henry (195) and Adam Vadell (220).

Sherando semifinalists are Mike Duffy (106), Curtis Guthridge (113), Jacob Guthridge (132), Colton Simmons (138), Jordan Dalton (145), John Borst (152), Noah Fox (160), P.K. Jessen (170) and Tyler Hamilton (220).