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Preps Area Roundup -- 'Dogs take control early against Applemen

February 25, 2009

GIRLS BASKETBALL



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Iesha Robinson scored 10 of her 18 points in the first half and Jackie Brewer added seven of her 14 to lead Martinsburg to a 64-47 victory over Musselman in the West Virginia Class AAA Region II Section 1 semifinals Wednesday.

The Bulldogs (20-3) forced the pace of the game to gain a 33-16 lead by halftime and held on for the victory. Martinsburg limited Nikki Stephenson, Musselman's leading scorer, to nine points.

Robinson and Brewer each had 10 rebounds, while Yolonda Pinkcett added seven points and nine rebounds.

Morgan Harms led the Applemen with 17 points.

Martinsburg will host Jefferson for the section championship Friday at 7 p.m.

Martinsburg 64, Musselman 47
MUSSELMAN

Harms 17, Ashton 5, Miller 2, Henderson 6, Stambaugh 4, Marsh 4, Stephenson 9. Total 17 9-14 47.
MARTINSBURG (20-3)
Wright 5, Rogers 2, Quinn 8, Robinson 18, Brewer 14, Pinkcett 7, Hill 7, Hastings 1, Burkhart 2. Totals 22 19-27 64.
Musselman 7 9 10 21 -- 47
Martinsburg 16 17 7 24 -- 64

3-point goals -- Musselman 4 (Harms 3, Ashton), Martinsburg 1 (Hill).

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Martinsburg 75, Preston County 59

KINGSWOOD, W.Va. -- Lance Washington scored 11 of his 14 points in the third quarter to help No. 1 Martinsburg pull away from Preston County for a victory in the Bulldogs' season finale.

The Bulldogs (20-2) led 35-33 at the half but exploded for a 21-5 advantage in the third quarter to open the lead. Martinsburg went to a pressure defense and held Preston County to one shot to gain control.

Isaac Thornton had 14 points and 11 assists for Martinsburg, while Kirk Hairston had 13 points and six rebounds and Kevin Walker added 12 points and seven rebounds.

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Martinsburg 75, Preston County 59
MARTINSBURG (20-2)

Johnson 2, Woodward 3, Cato 13, Washington 14, Thornton 14, Cole 4, Hairston 13, Walker 12. Totals 30 10-14 75.
PRESTON COUNTY
T. Thompson 23, Fike 3, C. Thompson 16, Crogan 6, Murray 2, Goff 7, Contic 2. Totals 18 16-20 59.
Martinsburg 18 15 21 21 -- 75
Preston Co. 17 14 5 23 -- 59

3-point goals -- Martinsburg 5 (Washington 2, Walker 2, Woodward), Preston County 7 (T. Thompson 4, C. Thompson 2, Fike). Fouled out -- Fike.

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