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Heritage splits with CVCS

December 04, 2002|by JACK HILL III

Heritage Academy needs a few good men to be successful this season and Kenton Shatzer might be one to fill the bill.

Shatzer scored 22 of his game-high 28 points during the first 2 1/2 quarters Tuesday to help Heritage build a 26-point lead before settling for a 59-47 victory over Cumberland Valley Christian School.

"I have been involved with pre-boot camp training for the Marine Corps and that has really helped me out with basketball," said Shatzer, a 5-foot-10 senior center, who added 10 rebounds and four steals. "I feel that we can go real far, if we work hard. We have good senior leadership and quite a bit of talent. We played real well. It was great that the team passed me the ball. I felt wonderful after I made all of those baskets."

Junior point guard Drew Kidd added 10 points and seven steals for the Eagles (1-0).

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"I thought that we came out and played very aggressive defensively," Heritage Academy coach Mike Kidd said. "That helped to set the tempo. I think that made it very difficult for them to run their offense."

Kidd was impressed with Shatzer's performance.

"Kenton Shatzer was very aggressive," Kidd said. "He was all over the offensive glass and he ran the floor pretty well, too. I think that running the floor well enabled Kenton to get some easy opportunities. He was able to convert a high percentage."

Mark Ricks topped the Blazers (1-1) with 19 points.

In the girls' game, Cumberland Valley Christian School (2-0) came back from a 15-5 deficit to pull out a 40-36 win over Heritage Academy (0-1).

The Blazers led 25-24 after three quarters before they outscored the Eagles 15-12 in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Ten of those points came from off the bench.

Maggie Brookens scored 13 points and Shaina Liddick added 10 points for CVCS.

Whitney Schlimgen had 14 points and six steals for Heritage Academy. Heather Stamper collected 12 rebounds and Heidi Stamper added nine rebounds for the Eagles. Abby Ellis and Jamie Dudeck made five steals each for the Eagles.

"Cumberland Valley definitely played aggressive," Heritage coach Barry Lourdon said. "They played well inside and outside."




CVCS girls 40, Heritage 36

CVCS (40)

Armstrong 2, Steenstra 6, Mo. Brookens 1, Wright 2, Liddick 10, Ma. Brookens 13, Geiger 6. Totals 16 8-14 40.

Heritage Academy (36)

Hei. Stamper 6, Hea. Stamper 7, Schlimgen 14, Ellis 7, Dudeck 2. Totals 12 10-14 36.

CVCS 4 15 6 15-40

Heritage Academy 11 5 8 12-36

Three-point goals - Heritage 2 (Schlimgen 2).

Heritage boys 59, CVCS 47

CVCS (47)

Ricks 19, McBeth 3, Davenport 5, Gunnell 3, Zook 9, Romero 2, Cubbedge 2, Coleman 2, Tolbert 2. Totals 17 10-14 47.

HERITAGE ACADEMY (59)

Shatzer 28, Latta 2, Kidd 10, Buckley 2, Hoy 1, K. Sandell 3, B. Sandell 6, Harrell 3, Hartman 4. Totals 27 4-12 59.

CVCS 5 9 10 23-47

Heritage Academy 15 18 11 15-59

Three-point goals - CVCS 3 (Ricks, Davenport, Zook). Heritage 1 (Kidd).

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