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Sallah, Lions take down New Life

November 29, 2011|By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent

HAGERSTOWN — Broadfording Christian Academy hosted New Life Christian in a boys-girls doubleheader Tuesday and split the two games.

New Life prevailed 55-42 in the girls game before Broadfording bounced back with a 80-60 win in the boys contest.

Mo Sallah led the Lions with a monstrous game with 32 points, 28 boards and eight blocks.

“Mo works very hard,” Broadfording coach Burnie Clutz said. “He has a desire to improve his game. He’s a wonderful young man.”

Sallah scored 19 points in the second half and dominated the backboards to give the Lions plenty of second-chance scoring opportunities.

New Life opened with a 9-0 run — all on 3-pointers — but faded down the stretch.

“Broadfording is good. They’re well coached,” New Life coach Bruce Bryant said. “We need to start being more physical if we want to compete in this league.”

Broadfording took control in the fourth quarter, breaking a 50-all tie by outscoring the Rams 30-10 in the final eight minutes to storm to the win.

“I told the kids that we would get punched in the mouth out the gate and we did,” Clutz said. “We got more aggressive after the first time out and were able to sustain our aggression, which paid dividends.”

Connor Brown led New Life (0-1, 0-1) with 25 points to help spark the Rams to their early lead.

“We’ll keep improving,” Bryant said. “I still think we can compete in this league.”

Moni Anderson added a solid game by scoring 19 points for Broadfording (2-1, 1-0), including all six of his foul shots.

It was a different story in the girls’ game as New Life overcame an early deficit to pull out the win.

Aileen Maknati, the reigning Mason Dixon Christian Conference player of the year, paced the Rams with 21 points and 17 rebounds.

“(Maknati) is the only senior on the team this year and I told her she needed to step up and be a leader and she did that tonight,” New Life coach Brian Roynestad said.

Broadfording jumped out to a 9-0 lead to open the game but but New Life closed the quarter with a 9-2 run of its own.

Broadfording capitalized on New Life’s 11 first-quarter turnovers to build the early lead. The Rams cleaned up their game to gain control of the game.

Broadfording went ice cold in the third quarter, scoring only five points, and fell behind 47-27 early in the fourth quarter before attmpting a comeback.

“The girls kept digging and never gave up,” Broadfording coach Eric Boone said. “They’re scrappy and have heart and we’ll come out on top.”

The Lions were led by Jade Boone with 18 points and Katie Connolly with 17.

Sophomore Elizabeth Catoe added 19 points for New Life.

“I was pleased to see how well (Catoe) did,” Roynestad said. “She’s another one of the girls I expect to be leader this season.”

Boys
Broadfording 80, New Life 60
BROADFORDING CHRISTIAN
Sallah 14 4-7 32, Anderson 5 6-6 19, B. Cradduck 3 4-6 10, Silva 5 0-0 10, Durst 1 0-0 3, Snodderly 1 1-2 3, Campagna 0 2-3 2, Lohr 0 1-2 1, M. Cradduck 0 0-2 0. Totals 29 18-28 80.
NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN
C. Brown 10 2-2 25, Myers 5 2-3 14, A. Brown 3 2-2 11, Dejong 4 2-2 10, Bois 0 0-2 0. Totals 22 8-11 60.
Broadfording     16    16    18    30    —    80
New Life    21    15    14    10    —    50
3-point goals — Broadfording 4 (Anderson 3, Durst), New Life 8 (C. Brown 3, A. Brown 3, Myers 2).

Girls
New Life 55, Broadfording 42
NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN
Maknati 9 3-4 21, Catoe 8 1-2 19, Stopyra 3 0-0 6, Vick 2 0-0 4, Sammick 1 1-2 3, Hamrick 1 0-0 2. Totals 24 5-8 55.
BROADFORDING CHRISTIAN
Boone 7 4-4 18, Connolly 5 2-4 17, White 2 1-1 5, Flook 0 2-4 2. Totals 14 9-13 42.
New Life    9    12    17    17    —    55
Broadfording    11    9    5    17    —     42
3-point goals — New Life 2 (Catoe 2), Broadfording 5 (Connolly 5).

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