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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES, St. Paul, VA, Thursday, January 29, 2009 Sports Features Twin Springs gets by St. Paul by Allen Gregory turned the ball over six times in Over the final 5:08 of the In a game in which the Deacons led for almost 22 minutes, they faltered down the stretch and lost by a score of 53- 41. The game was played at St. Paul on Tuesday, January 20. The Deacons took the lead on a Tyler Phillips layup and foul shot inside the last 30 seconds of the first quarter. They kept the lead that reached as much as 13 points when Trevor Hileman hit a layup off a nice feed from Tyler Phillips to begin the third quarter. From that point on things got tough for the Deacons. The Titans began to exert heavy pressure and trapping on the ball and the Deacon handling the ball. The Deacons turned the ball over seven times in the period. After those seven turnovers, the Titans were able to turn six of those turnovers into 12 points. By the end of the period the Deacons 13 point lead was down to 33-31. Turnovers continued to plague the Deacons in the early going of the final period as they the first four minutes of the final period. One of those turnovers was very questionable and hurtful to the Deacons. With about 6:43 to go in the game the Deacons were down 35-33 when Bryce Lawson drove the lane as he put up a shot which went in. He hit shoulders with a Titan player. Instead of getting the basket which was waved off Lawson was also called for a foul which was his fifth, so he was lost for the last six plus minutes of the game. Earlier in the game Kris Jordan of the Titans drove the lane, put up a left handed shot and bumped shoulders with Deacon Denver Fritz. No call was made except'Jordan's basket was counted. A Titan miss followed the Lawson foul and the Deacons' Phillips hit a short jumper for a 35-35 tie. Following the Phillips basket, Brandon Powers got free for a layup and a 37-35 score and the Deacons never got closer over the remainder of the game. game the Deacons hit just three of nine shots and turned the ball over twice. Both defenses played very hard. The Deacons used the hand check to disrupt the dribbler while the Titans used their bodies to disrupt the dribbler• The hand check was called a foul while the use of the body was in all but a very few of the cases not called. The Deacons shot just two free throws in the second half and Twin Springs was whistled for just four fouls the second when they put heavy pressure and double team on the Deacon ball handler. The Titans hit 9 of 14 foul shots inside the last 3:51 of the game when St. Paul was trying to get the ball back. However, the Deacons could not hit the much needed shot. SCORING: Twin Springs--Mat-thews 15, Creswell 8, Jordan 15, Campbell 8, Powers 7. St Paul--Lawson 8, Ellis, T. Hileman 6, Fritz 13, Phillips 12, D. Hileman, Kiser 2. Event 001) I BRISTOL/vIoTOR ~- by Allen Gregory The Lady Titans of Twin Springs used the 24 points of Tamara Campbell to edge St. Paul 37-31 at the Deacon den on Tuesday, January 20. Only three Titans scored while the Deacons had a more balanced scoring. They could not overcome the output of the three Titans. St. Paul's Hannah Edmonds got the game's first basket and it gave the Deacons their only lead of the game at 2-0. Robin Daugherty's close in jumper tied the game at 2. Campbell then took over for the Titans and scored the team's next eight points. Campbell's eight points and Daugherty's • two gave the visitors ten for the first quarter. After Edmonds two to start the game the Deacons could can Blue Devils down Deacons by 20 by Allen Gregory Wayne Rasnick brought his Castlewood Blue Devil team to St. Paul on Friday, January 23 and went home a happy coach with a 20 point, 55-35, victory. Rasnick controlled the other end of the court (home side) for four years when he coached the Deacon girls to some of their best finishes• Back to this game. Rasnick was pleased with the outcome and how hard his team contested each Deacon shot. He was not however pleased with his players that got in foul trouble• Ruben Rasnick, Derek Allen and Zach Bush had to spend time on the bench with foul trouble. None of the three fouled out. However, near the end of the game, the Deacons lost Trevor Hileman, Denver Fritz and Corey Ellis to fouls. All year long the Deacons have been troubled with starting the game on a slow note. It was also true on Friday as the • Deacons turned the ball over on their first two possessions and missed their first two shots. The game clock registered 4:12 by the time Ellis hit a jumper near the foul line that made the score Castlewood 9, St. Paul 2. The Blue Devils had two free throws each from Allen and Bush, a deuce by Bush and a trey by Justin Smith. Though the Deacons tried hard they could never really get in the game. Lady Titans edge Lady Deacons by a score of 37-31 only three more points in the first period. Edmonds hit on 1 of 2 free throws while Carrie got a putback. The teams combined for 15 first quarter turnovers and it continued that way through the game. The Deacons, though playing hard, could not get their shots to fall. Moreover, their hard aggressive play brought on a lot of fouls and several Deacons had to sit out part of the second quarter because they had collected two or three fouls. Four of the eight Titans second quarter points came at the foul line. The Deacons hit only three of eleven shots in the second quarter. They were deuces by Edmonds, Emily Salyer and Rachel Evans. The third period turned out to be a battle, at least the scoring part, between Campbell and Edmonds. They each scored all their team's points in the third period as Edmonds got nine and Campbell got seven. The Deacons trailed by 25- 20 as the final period began. By the 2:48 mark of the game St. Paul trailed 29-26. With about 2:26 to play, St. Paul had a chance to cut into the three point deficit when Campbell missed the front end of a one and bonus foul shot but St. Paul missed a close in shot and a putback attempt. The Titans were able to close out the game at the free throw line hitting 8 of their last 10 attempts. The only Deacon point over the last 2:20 were a deuce by Salyer and a trey by Evans. Sixteen of the Titans 37 points came at the foul line while St Paul hit three foul shots. SCORING: Twin Springs-- Weddle, Parks, Stidham, K. Daugherty, McConnell 4, Devine, R. Daugherty 9, Campbell 24. St. Paul--Evans 5, Crawford 2, Wells 3, Along with the slow start the Deacons, with the exception of Ellis, seemed to play tight or as if they were tired. Many of their shots hit the front edge of the rim and fell off. This was true also of the very close in shots. The Blue Devils did contest every shot and when they did foul St. Paul could not convert their free throws very well as they hit only 9 of 19 attempts. The Blue Devils hit on 26 of 35 free throws. Rasnick was pleased with the play of his team and pointed to the spirited play of Allen who had started the last five or six games and came up with ten tonight, he said. At the beginning of the third period the Deacons had begun a mini-run by getting two free throws from Bryce Lawson and a bucket by Tyler Phillips. Allen put a stop to a Deacon run by twice getting free on run outs to get layups and free throws to push his team to a 34- 18 lead. The Blue Devils cruised to their victory from that point on.~ SCORING: Castlewood--- Smith 16, Rasnick 2, Meade 12, Bush 9, Allen 10, Collins i, Dingus 3, Fields, Summers 2, Owens. St. Paul--Ellis 14, Lawson 6, T. Hileman 1, Fritz, Dupuie, Phillips 12, Kiser, D. Hileman 2. Devils take big victory over Eagles of Rye Cove by Jonathon Salyer The Castlewood Blue Devils traveled to Clinchport on Tuesday, January 20 to take on the Eagles of Rye Cove. The Devils jumped out early to a big lead and cruised to a 90-46 victory. The Devils jumped out early in the first quarter 32-17 lead behind 12 points from Ruben Rasnick. In the second quarter the Devils bench scored 14 points to help Castlewood extend their lead to a 52-28 halftime lead. In the second half the Blue Devils used every player available on the bench and every single player scored at least three points to help Castlewood come away with the 90-46 Cumberland District victory. Ruben Rasnick led the Devils with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Zach Bush (15 points) and Ryan Meade (8 points, 11 assists, and 6 steals) each had big parts in the victory. Eric Summers playe~l well coming off the bench and scoring 13 points. The Blu~ Devils shot an amazing 34 far 54 from the field good for 62%. Jacob Arwood led all scorers with 29 points to lead Rye Cove. SCORING: Castlewood-- Smith 7, Ruben Rasnick 18, Collins 8, Dingus 4, Meade 8, Zach Bush: 15, Allen 6, Fields 8, Eric Summers 13, Owens 3. Rye Cove--Lawson 2, Maness 4, Wells 4, Smith 1, Jacob Arwood 29, Rollins 2, Berry 4. MORE SPORTS (Continued onpage 7) American Heart ~1~ Association®~Wly Edmonds 17, N. Rose, Salyer 4, M. Rose. EARN YOUR LP .2 YEAR PROGRAM o FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE . JOB MARKET EXCELLENT , COMPETITIVE SALARY Telephone ' 'l (276) 889-6550 i ill i i i RUSSELL HUNTY CAREB &TECHOLOGYCENTER SCHOOL OF PRACTi HgBsIR , , i i ......... : i i . ...... ! IT IS NOW TIME TO APPLY FOR THE 2009-2010 LPN CLASS. APPLICATIONS CAN BE PICKED UP AT RCCTC MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM, 100% PROGRAM PASS RATE ON STATE BOARD EXAM 2008 SCHOOL YEAR COMPLETED APPLICATION= SHOULD BE RETURNED NO LATER THAN 4 PM FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2009 RCCTC ] 304 Career Tech Drive P.O. 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