SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - What everyone had for Christmas dinner was obvious during Saturday's Martinsburg-Jefferson girls semifinal at the Blue Ridge Bank Holiday Shootout Saturday at Shepherd College.
The No. 6 Bulldogs got all the chocolate, and used their sugar high to take a big halftime lead and hold off the Cougars after they awakened from their postmeal nap, 64-45.
Martinsburg will face No. 10 Hedgesville in the girls final Monday at 7. The Eagles defeated Musselman, 25-22.
"This was a good team effort today," Martinsburg coach Don Bullett said. "Everybody did a real nice job and hustled to every ball. You do those things, and you'll get a lead like that."
The Cougars (2-4) were within five after one quarter, but simply couldn't handle the Martinsburg pressure in the second. The Bulldogs (2-2) got a 24-11 edge in the quarter behind nine points from Maggie Robinson and eight from LaToya Parks for a 40-23 halftime lead.