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Lions douse Flames

February 05, 2011|By DAN KAUFFMAN | kauffman@herald-mail.com
  • Broadfording Christian Academy's Ben Cradduck (33) applies defense to Shalom's Alex Crilly.
By Colleen McGrath/Staff Photographer

HAGERSTOWN — One night after being swept by St. Maria Goretti, Broadfording’s boys and girls basketball teams started quickly and never trailed in their games against Shalom Christian on Friday night.

Jade Boone scored 12 of her game-high 14 points in the first quarter as the Lions girls took a 26-7 lead after eight minutes on the way to a 55-28 victory. Then Broadfording’s boys raced to a 12-0 lead and never looked back, shooting the lights out in a 73-45 win in the Mason Dixon Christian Conference.

· With leading scorer Katie Connolly (17.8 points per game) under the weather, her teammates took charge, forcing 17 Shalom turnovers in the first quarter.

“We’ve been working hard on our defense, especially our press,” Lions coach Dana Gonzales said. “Our offense will be off sometimes, but our defense should always be on.”

Boone made six of Broadfording’s 12 field goals in the quarter. Chelsea Foltz and Kristen Grimm each made two field goals and Kelsey Burkhardt and Aspen Flook drained 3-pointers in the opening quarter.

Grimm finished with 10 points and four steals, while Burkhardt and Flook each had nine for the Lions (8-15). Connolly made two 3s and finished with seven points, eight rebounds, four steals and two assists while battling a fever.

“That’s Grimm’s best overall game. She was making shots tonight,” Gonzales said. “Jade was a little more composed tonight. She puts so much pressure on herself, she wants to be perfect. She moved better in our press tonight, that’s where she got some of her points.”

Karlee Wise led Shalom (0-7) with 11 points and Lydia Tissue added 10. The Flames dressed only five players, are playing just a 10-game schedule this season and are not being counted in the Mason Dixon Christian Conference standings.

· Broadfording’s boys had a sensational shooting night, making 30 of 53 field goals — including 10 3s. D.J. Blanks made six 3s on the way to a game-high 24 points, and Andrew Wyand drained four 3s and finished with 18 points.

“Last night against Goretti, we were 15 for 61 from the field, so this really felt good,” Lions coach Burnie Clutz said. “We shot in rhythm, took good shots and had a nice offensive night.”

Broadfording (16-9, 12-1) also controlled the glass, grabbing 35 boards to 18 for Shalom (5-6, 5-6).

Mo Sallah finished with 10 points, six rebounds and six blocks — all while on the bench for most of the first half — and Wyand added six boards, three steals and three assists. Blanks had three steals and three assists, and Ryan Dominguez had four assists. Broadfording finished with 20 assists on its 30 field goals as the Lions moved the ball well.

Tyler Strite led Shalom with 12 points and Matt Wenger added 10.


Boys
Broadfording 73, Shalom 45
SHALOM CHRISTIAN (5-6, 5-6)

Crider 1 4-7 6, Crilley 3 0-0 7, Strite 3 5-6 12, Clapper 1 0-1 2, McCracken 3 0-0 8, Wenger 3 2-3 10. Totals 14-45 11-17 45.
BROADFORDING (16-9, 12-1)
Wyand 7 0-0 18, Blanks 8 2-2 24, P. Cradduck 4 1-1 9, Boone 2 0-0 4, Colliflower 2 0-0 4, Sallah 5 0-0 10, Dominguez 0 0-2 0, B. Cradduck 2 0-0 4. Totals 30-53 3-5 73.
Shalom    11    10    15    9    —    45
Broadfording    19    18    18    18    —    73

3-point goals — Shalom 6 (Crilley, Strite, McCracken 2, Wenger 2), Broadfording 10 (Wyand 4, Blanks 6). Rebounds — Shalom 18, Broadfording 35 (Wyand 6, Sallah 6). Assists — Broadfording 20 (Dominguez 4). Steals — Broadfording 8 (Wyand 3, Blanks 3). Turnovers — Shalom 18, Broadfording 18.

Girls
Broadfording 55, Shalom 28
SHALOM CHRISTIAN (0-7)

Tissue 3 2-2 10, Wise 4 0-0 11, Nolt 2 3-4 7. Totals 9-41 5-6 28.
BROADFORDING (8-15)
Foltz 2 0-0 4, Burkhardt 4 0-2 9, Boone 7 0-0 14, Grimm 5 0-0 10, Flook 4 0-0 9, Couch 1 0-0 2, Connolly 2 1-2 7. Totals 25-77 1-4 55.
Shalom    7    9    7    5    —    28
Broadfording    26    9    12    8    —    55

3-point goals — Shalom 5 (Tissue 2, Wise 3), Broadfording 4 (Burkhardt, Flook, Connolly 2). Rebounds — Shalom 27, Broadfording 44 (Connolly 8). Assists — Broadfording 2 (Connolly 2). Steals — Broadfording 15 (Connolly 4, Grimm 4). Turnovers — Shalom 35, Broadfording 18.

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