Cedar Crest, Hempfield earn wins over Warwick

By on January 7, 2015
Warwick senior Alexa Mohler scores inside against Cedar Crest.

Warwick senior Alexa Mohler scores inside against Cedar Crest.

For the second game in a row, sophomore guard Taylor Gonzales had a hot shooting hand for the Warwick girls basketball team on Tuesday night.

Coming off a big 13-point night against Section One co-leader Hempfield last Friday, she followed it up with 15 points against Cedar Crest.

Unfortunately, though, it wasn’t quite enough.

The Lady Falcons, led by Alyssa Austin’s game-high 22 points, broke things open with a 26-13 third-quarter run and went on to defeat the Lady Warriors 71-50 in a Section One game in Lititz.

Madison Rakow added 17 points and Nikki Wagner chipped in with 15 for the Cedar Crest girls, who improved to 5-2 L-L (8-3 overall).

Although the Lady Falcons got out of the chute with a 20-point first quarter, Warwick trailed by just 11 points, 33-22, at the half. Gonzales scored seven points in the opening 16 minutes to lead Wariwck. Rakow had 13 of her 17 points in the opening half to pace Crest.

But Austin caught fire in the second half, scoring 16 points in the final two quarters to help the Lady Falcons pull away.

Rylee Derr chipped in with 12 points, including 6-of-8 from the foul line, and Alexa Mohler nailed two treys and finished with 10 points to help lead the Lady Warriors (1-6 L-L, 4-8 overall).

Last Friday, Hempfield remained unbeaten in Section One play with a 59-41 victory over Warwick in Landisville

The Lady Knights capitalized on a 14-6 second-quarter run to extend their lead to double-digits and then outscored Warwick 28-24 in the second half.

Gonzales led three Warwick players in double figures with 13 points. Derr and Kate Martin added 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Hempfield was paced by Julianna Clark, who finished with a game-high 20 points.

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