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Cumberland Valley sweeps Highland View

November 28, 2007|By JACK HILL III / Staff Correspondent

Cumberland Valley Christian School swept a basketball doubleheader at Highland View Academy on Tuesday, winning 58-17 in the girls game and 77-59 in the boys game.

In the girls game, Miranda Payne had 24 points for CVCS (1-0), outscoring Highland View (0-2) on her own. Payne had 20 in the first half to help the Blazers build a 31-9 lead at halftime. Payne also pulled down eight rebounds and made 12 of 14 free throws.

"I have been practicing a little bit with my foul shots," Payne said. "I just remember that they are free shots. They are ones that I can't and shouldn't miss."

CVCS coach John Shannon was impressed with his team's season-opener.

"I would say that for the first game of the season, we did all right," Shannon said. "We have a strong team and we have many goals. We want to have a fundamentally sound team and we want to build on that. I think we did that tonight."

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Angelique Bagirimvano led Highland View with 13 points and nine rebounds.

In the boys game, the Blazers (1-0) overcame some subpar shooting to build a 44-20 halftime lead over Highland View (0-1).

"We did a decent job of pressing in the first half," CVCS coach Tony Kuhn said. "We try to score off of our press. But we were only 15-of-38 from the floor in the first half. In the second half, they just outhustled us. They just beat us to everything. We just have to play better defensively and execute on offense."

Charles McBeth had 21 points and five steals, while Scott Levy collected 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for CVCS. Tyler Larson added 14 points, six steals and six assists and John Charles Watson grabbed seven rebounds.

Kenzer Herbert scored 19 points, Austien Owens had 14 points, Nathan Zollman added 11 and Mike Nyatta 10 for the Tartans.

"We're trying to push it every chance that we get," Highland View coach Brad Durby said. "We're trying to go up-tempo. When we get into a set offense, we are in trouble because of our lack of size. We are not going to match up well with anybody."

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