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Eagles’ Berisford Scores 1,000th Point

By Staff | Dec 23, 2015

Photo by Bruce Crawford Magnolia’s Grace Berisford receives the game ball from Paden City Athletics Director Fred King after scoring her 1,000th career point in the victory over Paden City.

Grace Berisford netted a game-high 17 points in becoming the Blue Eagles latest career 1,000-point scorer, lifting Magnolia to a convincing 69-32 victory over the Paden City Wildcats Dec. 14 inside the warm and cozy Bob Burton Gymnasium at Paden City High School.

Magnolia raced out to a 25-4 first quarter lead and never looked back. Berisford dialed long distance twice in about 10 minutes of work, while dishing out eight assists and making a half dozen steals to lead the Blue Eagles.

Kelsi Chapman followed with 14 points, while Kaeleigh Ratliff came off the bench to contribute 10 points and grab eight rebounds. Cedar Sands, also came off the bench to net eight markers.

In addition, Jordan Delaney sank three baskets and made two steals, while Autumn Cecil posted five points and four blocked shots.

Anna Gibb sank two baskets, while Taylor Ludewig sank a triple and dished out a game-high eight assists. Rachel Arbogast netted a deuce to round out the Blue Eagle scoring.

Ashlyn Moses scored a career-high 11 points and grabbed five rebounds to pace the Lady Wildcats. Chelsea Baker netted six points and hauled in six boards, while Darien Ritchie and Hope Cooper each netted five points. Ritchie also grabbed eight rebounds.

Lady Eagles Defeat Blue Dons

Four Lady Blue Eagles scored in doubledigits to help them defeat the Madonna Blue Dons, 64-57 in girls basketball action Dec.19 in Weirton.

Grace Berisford led the way with 20 markers, including a pair of three point baskets, while swishing 4-4 from the free throw line. Kelsi Chapman and Taylor Ludewig each sank 14 markers, and combined to swish 11-14 free throws. Anna Gibb was the only other Magnolia player to score, netted a deuce.

Eagles Slow First Half Too Much To Overcome

Four Magnolia players hit double-digits, but it wasn’t enough to get past the Frontier Lady Cougars on Dec. 16 inside the Eagles HammerDome.

After only scoring 16 first-half points, Magnolia tallied 38 points in the final two periods. However it was a little too late as Frontier matched basket-for-basket most of the way to gain the nod.

Grace Berisford, fresh off her 1,000 career points against Paden City, finished with 14 markers, including four bonus bombs, while Taylor Ludewig stuffed the stat sheet with 13 points, 10 assists and four steals in her first double-double of the season. Kelsi Chapman and Jordan Delaney each tallied 10 points, while Autumn Cecil followed with four points and Anna Gibb three points.

Lexi Brookover paced the Lady Cougars with a game-high 17 points.