15-0 run sparks Eagles

January 27, 2003|by JACK HILL III

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Hedgesville Eagles used a 15-0 run to close the first half to build a working margin on their way to a 46-37 win over Martinsburg on Wednesday.

Junior center Tiffany Lynn was the high scorer for Hedgesville (10-3) with 14 points. Freshman point guard Miranda Reed and sophomore reserve guard Megan Grant scored nine points each for the Eagles.

Senior fast forward Te Johnson-Peters led Martinsburg (4-7) with 14 points.

"Coach (Dennis) Firey has done a good job with the inside players," Hedgesville coach Ben Merica said. "They have made a lot of progress. We did a better job of rebounding and our press worked well in spurts. We haven't been working on it too much in the past few weeks. It is time to pull it out, instead of just working on it in practice."

It took Hedgesville a little while to pull out the victory. Martinsburg held a 16-15 lead with 4:51 remaining in the second quarter.


But the Eagles then scored the final 15 points of the first half to build a 30-16 halftime lead. Hedgesville never trailed the rest of the way.

"That was very big for us to build that lead up right before halftime," Merica added. "I give credit to Martinsburg for jumping back at us during the second half."

Hedgesville took its biggest lead at 44-26 with 3:17 to go in the fourth quarter.

"We didn't score enough points," Bullett said. "Hedgesville did a nice job of executing. They definitely deserved the win. They pressed us and we threw the ball away. We didn't take care of it."

No. 5 Hedgesville 46 Martinsburg 37


Lynn 14, Grant 9, Guell 4, Himic 3, Hoffman 4, Reed 9, Shipper 3. Totals 14 17-28 46.


Roman 4, Johnson-Peters 14, Williams 8, Griffin 2, DiMagno 7, Harrold 2. Totals 11 15-25 37.

Hedgesville 11 19 6 10 - 46

Martinsburg 10 6 4 17 - 37

Three-point goals - Hedgesville 1 (Reed).

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