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Heritage, Calvary move on in MDCC

February 21, 2003|by JACK HILL III

Heritage Academy did more than a little "Kidd"-ing around Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Mason-Dixon Christian Conference tournament.

Junior point guard Drew Kidd did it all for the Eagles with 25 points to go with nine assists and four steals in a 70-59 victory over Grace Academy.

"I thought that we didn't shoot the ball very well, but our defense made up for it," said Kidd, who hit 9 of 13 foul shots. "We played very hard defense. Our guys kept the intensity level up and we played hard for the whole game."

Calvary Christian's girls also advanced the the semifinals as Marge Kennedy scored 23 points in a 51-39 upset victory over Heritage Academy.

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In the boys game, Heritage led 60-56 with 1:25 remaining before starting a 10-3 run to ice the game as Kidd scored eight of his 13 fourth-quarter points during the stretch, including 6-for-8 foul shots.

Senior center Kenton Shatzer adde 20 points along with seven rebounds and four steals for the Eagles (18-7), while Jesse Latta had 10 points and four assists. Jonathan Buckley and Latta grabbed six rebounds each for Heritage Academy.

"I thought that we did a good job defending Brian Lantz, who is a very good offensive player," Heritage coach Mike Kidd said. "Although we didn't shoot the ball well, I thought that we kept our composure. We stayed with it until the end of the game and did a good job on defense."

Lantz led the Knights (10-13) with 20 points, while reserve Jack Sharkey added 13 points and eight rebounds and Chris Brunner had 10 points.

"Drew Kidd and Kenton Shatzer just played good basketball for Heritage Academy," Grace coach John Hill said. "We played hard, but we were missing two of our seniors."

Jared Barnhart was ineligible for the game after receiving a double technical foul and Dan Carver was out with a broken hand.

In the girls game, Kennedy hit five 3-pointers to pace Calvary, while point guard Erin Wheeler added 10 points, nine assists and six steals and Laura Capper grabbed 10 rebounds.

"Our kids did a good job with the box-and-one on their leading scorer, Whitney Schlimgen," Calvary coach Rusty Kitzmiller said.

Calvary (12-9) held Schlimgen to seven points.

Heidi Stamper had 11 points and 23 rebounds to lead Heritage Academy (15-9) while Heather Stamper added nine rebounds.

"I thought that we played real well this season," Heritage Academy coach Barry Lourdon said. "We have definitely improved since last season."

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