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Hundred 56, West Greene 65 Holden Moore scored 28 points, including four triples, but it wasn’t enough to get by West Greene, who triumphed 65-56 Dec. 10 in the warm and cozy Hornets Nest. Moore also had five rebounds, four steals and dished out three a

By Staff | Dec 19, 2014

Magnolia 57, Wheeling Central 73

Wheeling Central broke open a 6-6 tie with a 22-7 run in the first half and went on to defeat Magnolia 73-57 to open the 2014-15 Lady Eagle basketball season in Wheeling Dec. 9.

Magnolia converted 9-14 free throws to end the first period, down only eight markers at 34-26. However, the Lady Maroon Knights opened the second half with a 1-2 run before outscoring Magnolia 24-15 in the third. Magnolia reversed that in the final period, outscoring the Central girls 16-15.

“It was a typical first game,” remarked Head Coach Tom Tisher. “Central is very talented and played extremely well. But we are extremely proud of our kids. They didn’t quit. We played as hard as we could. We’re going to grow and get better. We know we’re going to play them some more.”

Grace Berisford scored a team-high 16 points, including two bonus bombs, while adding four assists, two steals and two blocks. Kelsi Chapman’s three steals led a 12-steal night for the Big Blue. Chapman netted 14 markers that included a pair of long-range baskets. Taylor Ludewig also netted a pair of three-pointers on her way to an 11-point night.

In addition, Kierra Standiford scored five points and hauled in six boards, while Autumn Cecil swished four charity tosses and blocked a team-high four shots. Anna Gibb, Tylar Seckman and Jordan Delaney each recorded a deuce, while Katie Blatt knocked down a free throw, grabbed six boards and blocked three shots.

Magnolia 57, Monroe Central 53

The Lady Blue Eagles doubled up Monroe Central 16-8 in the opening period and held on for a 57-53 victory in girls’ basketball action Dec. 11 inside the MHS HammerDome.

Kelsi Chapman led the way with 22 points, including a pair of long-range bombs, while Grace Berisford swished three bonus bombs enroute to a 17-point performance in the Eagles’ first victory of the season.

Berisford added seven rebounds and made four steals, while Chapman snatched three rebounds and one steal. Katie Blatt scored in double figures with 10 markers, while making a team-high eight rebounds. She also contributed three assists, two steals and a block in an all-around nice performance.

Kierra Standiford was 4-4 at the charity stripe, while Jordan Delaney netted two points. Anna Gibb and Taylor Ludewig each sank a free throw, while Standiford stuffed the stat sheet with eight rebounds, two blocks and six steals.

Magnolia 60, Weir 46

The Lady Eagles went on a 24-7 scoring rampage in the fourth period to gain a 60-46 victory over the Weir Red Riders Dec. 13 in Weirton.

Chapman and Berisford teamed for 36 points, including four triples, while Autumn Cecil tallied a career-high 10 points to pace the Lady Eagles. Delaney added four points, while Standiford and Blatt each netted three points. Gibb and Ludewig tallied two points each.

The Blue Eagles made 20 steals in the game, with Delaney making six swipes and Berisford five. Berisford, Ludewig and Delaney each dished out four assists, and Gibb made three assists in a 17-assist performance for the Eagles. Magnolia also made 42 rebounds, with Chapman leading the way with 16 boards and Ludewig followed with seven. Blatt hauled in six and Delaney five.

Magnolia 54, Cameron 35

The Magnolia Lady Eagles outscored the Cameron Lady Dragons 27-22 in the first half and went on to cruise to a 54-35 victory Dec. 15 in Dragon territory.

Grace Berisford paced Magnolia with a game-high 15 points, including three baskets from beyond the arc, while adding four steals and four assists. Kelsi Chapman added 10 points, including one triple, and Katie Blatt stuffed the Blue Eagle stat sheet with eight markers, 10 rebounds, four steals and three blocks.

In addition, Kierra Standiford netted nine markers and wiped the glass free with 10 boards, while Taylor Ludewig tallied eight markers, including a triple, while leading the Eagles with six of the team’s 15 assists. Anna Gibb tacked on four markers.

Magnolia made 40 rebounds with Standiford and Blatt leading the way with 10 each. Jordan Delaney and Autumn Cecil hauled in 10 between them. Magnolia also made eight blocks on the night, with Blatt claiming three of them, while Cecil slapped away a pair. Also the Lady Blue made 19 steals in the game with Blatt and Berisford leading the way with four each and Delaney three.

The Lady Eagles will host Beallsville tonight at 6 p.m. before the Christmas break.