Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 18, 2012

Roundup: Bears gobble Panthers

MCA boys, James Monroe girls win

Staff Writer
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLAND, Va. — Asher Dillow connected on five three-point shots in the first quarter to help the Bland County Bears to a 24-14 lead after eight minutes, and the Bears gobbled up the Panthers 80-58 Monday night on the Bland High School court.

Dillow scored 24 of his 34 points before halftime. He also had five assists, three rebounds and three steals. Chase Hankins chipped in 15 points, four rebounds and an assist, and Darryl Clark scored 14 for the Bears (6-1), who sank nine treys overall.

Jason Prater led Northwood with 26 points.

Bland County travels to Eastern Montgomery tonight with the JV game starting at 5:30.



At Bland High School

NORTHWOOD

Robbins 2, Jason Prater 26, Call 2, Cardwell 3, Havens 9, Jones 3, Surber 4, Williams 5, Nunley 4.

BLAND COUNTY (6-1)

Asher Dillow 34, Darryl Clark 14, Pauley 2, Chase Hankins 15, Lambert 3, John Miller 6.

Northwood.............14   16   12   16  —  58

Bland County.........24   26   18   12  —  80

Three-point goals — NHS (Cardwell); BC 9 (Dillow 6, Clark 1, Hankins 1, Lambert 1). JV game — Bland County won.

*****

Mercer Christian 50, Jefferson Christian 47

PRINCETON — Mercer Christian Academy increased a 25-19 halftime lead by scoring 23 points in the third quarter Monday, then held on in the fourth to defeat their visitors.

Caleb Janning had three three-point goals on his way to 17 points for the Cavaliers, now 6-1 on the season. Jonathan Easter contributed 12 points.

Jefferson Christian got 12 points from Austin Testerman and 11 each from Justin Weaver and Lucas Reed.

Mercer Christian travels to Montcalm this evening for a 7:30 game.



At Mercer Christian

JEFFERSON CHRISTIAN

Austin Testerman 12, Andrew Caldwell 6, Adam Otey 7, Justin Weaver 11, Lucas Reed 11.

MERCER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (6-1)

Josiah Janning 5, Jonathan Easter 12, Caleb Janning 17, Kenny Shrewsberry 2, Samuel Stephens 6, Kody Plott 2, Jacob Dove 2.

Jefferson Christian.....13     6   11   17  —  47

Mercer Christian........14   11   23     2  —  50

Three-point goals — JC 1 (Testerman); MCA 4 (Caleb Janning 3, Easter 1).

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Girls basketball: James Monroe 39, Giles 27

LINDSIDE — James Monroe won its fifth straight game, all in a seven-day period, on Monday night, jumping out to a 20-10 halftime lead on neighboring Giles.

Carter Shiflet led the Lady Mavericks’ stats with 18 points and eight rebounds. Jordan Page had nine assists and seven points.

Giles hosts Christiansburg today. James Monroe trvels to Independence on Thursday.



At James Monroe

GILES (2-7)

Dowdy 2, T. Flinchum 4, Estep 9, Karli Beechler 10, C. Flinchum 2.

JAMES MONROE (5-2)

Carter Shiflet 18, Jordan Page 7, Kelsie Mann 4, Rebecca Sparks 3, Lane Shiflet 2, Lauren Throckmorton 2, Kayla Via 3.

Giles.....................2   8   10     7  —  27

James Monroe...12   8     7   12  —  39

Three-point goals — none.