Mackenzie DeWees went into Friday’s game against North Hagerstown needing 26 points to reach 2,000 for her career, and the Manchester Valley senior got just that — and then some.
DeWees finished with 30 points to lead the Mavericks past the Hubs 63-52 in Hagerstown.
The shooting guard added 11 rebounds and five steals for the Mavs, who improved to 15-3. Josey Klingenberg totaled nine points and six assists, Annie Saunders scored eight, and Ellie Boswell netted six.
DeWees surpassed 1,000 career rebounds earlier this week. Her point total now stands at 2,004.
Recap: At Westminster, Sophia Diehl scored 15 points to lead the Owls (18-0, 12-0 county), who recognized their three seniors on Senior Night. Sarah O’Donnell had 11 points and 10 rebounds, Sydney Popielski scored seven points and handed out seven assists, and Nicole Roberts netted six points. Ashleigh Zepp had 13 points for the Cavaliers (10-10, 7-5).
JV result: Westminster, 36-24.
Century 44, Liberty 35
Recap: At Eldersburg, the host Knights (6-13, 2-9 county) bested their rivals thanks to 12 points apiece from Kelsey Weishaar and Jess Diorio. Rachel Thiem had 12 points to lead the Lions (2-18, 1-10).
JV result: Century, 37-11 (C-Christina Haspert 8).
Gerstell 32, Rockbridge Academy 30
Recap: At Millersville, Jillian Wilson collected 15 points, nine rebounds, and four steals to pace the Falcons (10-9), who defeated Cristo Rey on Thursday night 38-29.
Westminster 74, South Carroll 63
Recap: At Winfield, the Owls (11-10, 7-5 county) built a 16-point lead at the half, withstood a Cavs rally, and held on. Jacob Busic scored 26 points, Drue Giles had 17, and Reese Diehl netted 13. Dylan Graham had 26 points, Matthew Gamble had 15, and Josh Kaye 12 for SC (11-9, 8-4), which trimmed the deficit to two points before falling short.
Recap: At Westminster, the Eagles (8-12, 6-6 county) edged the Falcons on a free from Matt Diehl — his first career varsity point — with 5 seconds to go. Amir Cole had 25 points, Josh Brown scored 17, and Noah Vipond had 16 fo FSK. Chandler Gentzel led WM (1-16, 0-12) with 22 points and Devin Callahan scored 19. The Falcons made 10 3-pointers in the second half.
Recap: On Thursday, Erin McGrath won the girls 1,600 run in 5:35.97 to qualify for the state meet, and she ran second in the 3,200 to advance in that event as well. On the boys side, Zane Lewis (fourth) qualified in the 300 dash while Brandon Arbaugh (fifth) made it in the 800 run. Charlie Ferguson finished second in the 3,200 to quailfy, as did Danny Gillcrist in the pole vault. Westminster’s 4x800 relay team placed fifth but advanced based on time. The Owls were sixth as a team (43 points) and the girls finished eighth (33).