By SAM STEWART
11:12 PM EST, February 1, 2013
By SAM STEWART
WAYNESBORO, Pa. — In a season of misfortune, the losses keep piling up.
It was no different Friday as the Waynesboro girls basketball team took a first-quarter lead, only to let it slip away, eventually falling 49-32 to James Buchanan.
The Rockets’ Cheyenne Carbaugh was the key figure in the victory, dominating the paint and the offensive glass, to score 19 points — including 13 from the foul line. She started the effort by cleaning up the offensive glass early and often.
“They killed us on the offensive glass. In the first half, they wanted the ball more than we did,” said Waynesboro coach Doug Stuart. “They were aggressive on the boards and it was just frustrating.”
The lack of rebounding put a damper on a tremendous first-quarter effort. Samantha Nichols started the Maidens on a 6-0 run to open the game. They added three more points in the quarter to hold a 9-7 lead after the first period.
“We got some good early looks to the basket,” Stuart said. “The problem was that we got in foul trouble early.”
The Maidens were plagued by foul trouble in the second quarter, sending the Rockets to the line seven times. James Buchanan converted on 12 of the 14 free throws to build a 23-15 halftime lead.
“They shoot foul shots really well,” Stuart said. “We got in foul trouble and that's what ultimately lost us the game.”
The floodgates opened in the second half.
The Rockets earned another 11 trips to the foul line, converting 16 of 22 free throw attempts. That allowed JB to hold the Maidens at bay, as Waynesboro scored 17 points in the final 16 minutes.
Dory Kozain and Hunter Mowen were honored during Waynesboro’s Senior Day festivities before the game. Kozain led the Maidens with a team-high eight points.
“Dory has brought a lot of energy to the program,” Stewart said. “Her talent will be missed.
“Hunter, this was her first year as a starter. She really turned into a real nice player over the four years. She's very scrappy and loves basketball.”
The biggest contribution of the two seniors was their dedication to the program. Of the 12 players who played on Waynesboro’s seventh grade squad, only Kozain and Mowen made it to their senior year.
“They stuck with the program through the good and the bad and didn't quit,“ Stuart said. “I'm more proud of them for that then for anything else.”
Nichols, who was injured in the third quarter, came back in the fourth and finished the game with seven points.
James Buchanan 49, Waynesboro 32
JAMES BUCHANAN (5-15, 2-10)
C. Carbaugh 19, Piper 10, Timmons 7, J. Carbaugh 5, Moquin 4, Eberly 2, Amsley 2. Totals 10 28-36 49.
WAYNESBORO (0-20, 0-12)
Kozain 8, Nichols 7, Clawson 5, Wagaman 4, Mowen 4, Patterson 2,Chandler 1, McFerren 1. Totals 9 14-31 32.
James Buchanan 7 16 10 16 — 49
Wayneboro 9 6 6 11 — 32
3-point goals—James Buchanan 1 (Piper).
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