Valley's Cinderella Run Ends In First Round

Sports - 3/6/2013 5:06 PM by Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Wheeling Central used an 18-0 run at the start of the third quarter to beat Valley Fayette 66-27 in the girls Class A quarterfinals Wednesday.

Second-seeded Wheeling Central (22-4) advances to the semifinals for the third straight year and will play No. 3 St. Marys on Friday.

Wheeling Central led 24-22 at halftime before turning up its defensive pressure. Valley Fayette went scoreless over the first five minutes of the third quarter and trailed 50-27 entering the fourth.

Colleen McCormick and Emily Bucon led Wheeling Central with 14 points apiece. McCormick also had nine rebounds while Bucon had eight steals and eight assists. Sydney Bennington added 10 points.

Alexis Payne had 14 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots for No. 7 Valley Fayette (13-8).

-Courtesy Associated Press


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