BETHEL – Logahn Walker scored a game-high 17 points, including two 3-pointers, and Mt. Abram turned up the heat defensively in a convincing 65-28 win over Telstar in a Mountain Valley Conference girls’ basketball game Friday night.

The first quarter saw the lead changing sides seven times. The competitiveness sub-sided as Mt. Abram posted a 14-3 run and led 31-20 at halftime.

“This was a great way for us to enter the break,” Mt. Abram coach Doug Lisherness said. “I thought that we started pressuring well in the first quarter, and it carried over into the second quarter. Telstar broke down and we got some easy baskets off our transition.”

The score was tied at 17-all when Walker drained a trey from the top of the key and Morgan Cummings added a basket. Telstar answered with a Bailey Davis trey, but the Roadrunners scored the final nine points, including a jumper by Jessica Thomas (eight points, seven rebounds).

Telstar simply had no answer for stopping the inside game of Brittany York (13 points, 10 rebounds). Kenni Norton added 15 points.

Telstar’s (2-3) Davis and Josie Reiss have been a two-pronged attack, but the tandem was held to seven and eight points, respectively. The Rebels shot 17 percent from the floor and made three baskets over the last 17 minutes of the game.

“We did a great job on defense,” Lisherness said. “We really keyed on the Davis girl. She has been their big scorer, but Stephanie Coburn did a tremendous job covering her. You could tell that Davis was really frustrated by the fourth quarter.”

Megan Smith scored the Rebels lone field goal of the third quarter. Walker buried a 3-pointer to give Mount Abram a 39-22 lead midway through the third quarter.

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