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HEDGESVILLE — Domination in the first and second quarters gave homestanding Hedgesville a huge lead over winless Jefferson last Thursday when the Lady Eagles cruised to a 76-50 after moving to a commanding 50-23 lead by halftime. Hedgesville totally owned the first quarter with its effective pressure defense, offensive rebounding, and effort. It was 28-8 […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Rachel Johnson and many of her Shepherd teammates were unhesitant in their disregard for what Alderson-Broaddus was showing them. Johnson scored 12 of her 15 points in the first half of Shepherd’s, 75-45, West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win over the Battlers on Saturday at the Butcher Center. Shepherd had a 50-19 lead […]

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SHEPHERDSTOWN — Even after college basketball teams maneuver through a near-even first half, neither has any real advantage. And then comes the first five minutes of the second half. Coaches realize the importance of the first minutes of the second half. The tempo can change. The flow can be much different. Or early-half fouls can […]

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SHENANDOAH JUNCTION — The Jefferson Invitational wrestling tournament had six teams this year and was held on Saturday only instead of the two days it took to complete in its storied past. The host Cougars defeated the Woodgrove “B” team, the Handley “B” team, Berkeley Springs, Hampshire, and Hedgesville to go 5-0 in the event. […]

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Exacting turnovers from the beginning of the second quarter until the half ended, made Washington’s quest for a girls basketball win over Jefferson much easier. The Patriots outscored the troubled Lady Cougars by 12 points in the second quarter alone en route to a comfortable 71-32 victory on Saturday at Washington High. The win was […]

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Pressure, bench slay Battlers

SHEPHERDSTOWN — Never in 60 years known for its defense, Shepherd literally choked the life out of Alderson-Broaddus with a stifling full court, man-to-man pressure defense that carried the effort-giving Rams to a mammoth 92-59 conference win over the Battlers. Prior to Saturday’s thorough spanking at the Butcher Center, Alderson-Broaddus was an unbeaten 4-0 in […]

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Washington girls glide past Martinsburg

Patriots use second quarter to quiet Lady Bulldogs, 41-31 When homestanding Washington kept Martinsburg from accomplishing anything in the second quarter of the teams’ girls basketball game, the Patriots were well on their way to a 41-31 win over the Lady Bulldogs. The game was one of marked differences and form reversals.Martinsburg led, 10-6, after […]

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MARTINSBURG — Search through the age-old list of basketball adages or bromides and you’ll come across the one that says, “Teams that use pressure defenses don’t like to be pressed themselves.” After a mostly even first half that had unbeaten Martinsburg just ahead of visiting Washington by just four points, the third quarter had the […]

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Foul troubles for Gabby Flinchum, Emily Daniel, and Priscilla Moseh were too much for Shepherd to overcome last Thursday when the Lady Rams fell, 70-67, in a WVIAC game at Pitt-Johnstown. Shepherd dipped to 2-3 in the conference and just 3-6 overall while the Mountain Cats neared the .500 mark overall with […]

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JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — With Chad Moore beginning the 2013 portion of the Shepherd schedule with 31 points and 11 rebounds, the Rams picked up a choice WVIAC road win over host Pitt-Johnstown, defeating the Mountain Cats, 92-84, last Thursday. Shepherd stayed near the top of the conference’s mens basketball standings with a 4-1 league record […]

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