Prep Basketball: Lady Pirates score 70 to beat Waldron; Pirates rally to win
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Cedarville’s Bailie Murphy scored up a double-double as the Lady Pirates had nine players score and two more hit double digits in Tuesday’s nonconference win at home.
Both Cedarville teams swept Class 4A Waldron in the first contest for both teams since the Christmas break.
Murphy led all scorers with 17 points and had a game-high 10 rebounds as the Lady Pirates won their third game in five starts with the 70-33 win.
Shanda Brown had 12 points and Maddy Armer led the bench with 12 points of her own. Patience Wise scored all eight of her points in the fourth quarter as Cedarville’s bench contributed to 24 points.
Malia Hernandez added nine points with seven rebounds and a game-high five steals.
Cedarville out-rebounded Waldron 38-15 and forced 15 of the Lady Bulldogs’ 18 turnovers.
The Lady Pirates jumped to a 12-0 lead to start the game after Murphy grabbed a rebound and put back the shot with 4:11 remaining in the first quarter. Cedarville led 18-6 after the first quarter and another scoring burst gave the Lady Pirates 24-8 lead at the 6:45 left in the first half.
Brown sparked an 11-4 run to close out the first half and the Lady Pirates led 38-18 at the break.
Ashley Sims led Waldron with 12 points and Nikki Harrison added nine points and a team-high five rebounds.
Cedarville hosted conference foe Elkins on Friday and will hit the road next week with games at Greenland (Jan. 14) and County Line (Jan. 17).
Cedarville 60, Waldron 45 (Men’s)
Garrett Parson had 23 points and 15 rebounds as Cedarville rallied from an eight-point deficit to beat Waldron.
Parson was one of four players to reach double-digits for Cedarville with Corey Fincher adding 11 points and seven rebounds. Both Alex Cantrell and Kendall Pittman had 10 points each.
Waldron’s big man Hunter Ball had a double-double 10 points and 11 rebounds before he fouled out with 2:23 remaining in the game.
Down 17-12, Cedarville began the second half with a 5-0 run to tie up the game after a shot by Parson. Ethan Haga quickly gave Waldron its lead back as the game saw four lead changes and two ties over the final 4:24 of the second half.
Haga sank one free throw and Waldron was up 25-23 with 1:53 remaining in the half, but a behind-the-back pass from Parson to Pittman, who scored and tied up the game one last time, 25-all, to close out the second quarter.
Cedarville began the second half with a 7-0 run to take the lead for good thanks to Cedarville’s first three pointer of the game made by Beau Miller. The run was part of a larger 20-6 scoring spree over the course of the third quarter. The scoring was balanced with Cantrell scoring six points and Fincher adding five with four from Parson during the quarter.
The Pirates had its biggest lead of the night on a breakaway steal from Parson (his second of the game), who converted it into a dunk with 6:50 remaining in the game. In all, Cedarville was able to convert 13 Waldron turnovers (six forced) into eight points. Conversely, the Bulldogs had just six points off of 10 turnovers (five forced).
Ball scored four of the first eight points as the Bulldogs took an 8-0 lead with 5:35 remaining in the first quarter. The Pirates began to climb back into the game and eventually trailed 15-12 after a putback by Parson with 52.3 remaining in the quarter. However, Waldron had the final word in the quarter after Ethan Haga drew a foul and sank both shots to give Waldron a 17-12 lead.