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Eagles remain unbeaten with a sweep of Knights

December 06, 2008|By JACK HILL III

The Heritage Academy Eagles remained undefeated in both boys and girls basketball by sweeping a Mason Dixon Christian Conference doubleheader at Grace Academy on Friday night.

Heritage Academy won the girls game, 50-20, before earning a 66-33 victory in the boys game.

In the girls game, Heritage (3-0, 2-0) quickly took care of business, racing out to a 19-0 lead over Grace (1-1, 1-1) in the first 6:34.

"We played a decent ballgame," Heritage coach Ed Dorsey said. "Our fast break was excellent tonight. We rebounded well and the girls executed the offense easily. Our defense took them out of their offense. It didn't give them time to set up. With each game, the girls are getting more used to playing with each other."

Senior point guard Morgan McIntire finished with 18 points and six rebounds, while sophomore center Caroline Clark added nine points and 10 rebounds for Heritage. Junior forward Brianna Dorsey had 14 rebounds, seven steals and four assists.

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Tori Aikens was the top scorer for Grace with 13 points. Katy Carroll had nine rebounds and five steals, while Kelsey Koontz grabbed eight rebounds.

"I thought we hung tough against a fairly good team," Grace coach Leland Zlomke said. "Heritage is a strong team. We are young and inexperienced. As the season goes along, I think that we will improve."

In the boys game, Heritage (3-0, 2-0) used an 11-2 run to take an 18-6 lead over Grace (1-1, 1-1) at the end of the first quarter.

The Eagles outscored the Knights 9-1 in the first two minutes of the second quarter to increase their advantage to 27-7.

All five Heritage starters ended up in double figures. Forward Travis Barthalow led the way with 18 points and four steals. Andrew Hendershot had 12 points and seven rebounds, Cody Butts had 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Andrew Harrell had 10 points and six rebounds, and Aaron Clark added 10 points.

Caleb Serafini led Grace with nine points.

"I thought we got out and really pushed the pace early," Heritage coach Mike Kidd said. "We got some buckets in transition. I thought our offense was pretty solid, particularly when we had the up-tempo. If we play together and work hard, we will be competitive."

By Ric Dugan/Staff Photographer

Grace Academy's Tori Aikens, right, reaches across Heritage Academy's Brianna Dorsey to try and make a steal. For more photos, go to www.herald-mail.com.

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