KEYSER - The Golden Tornado stopped a two game losing skid and got back on track Friday night with a convincing 54-37 win over Moorefield.

By: Nick Carroll
Tribune Sports Editor
ncarroll@newstribune.info
@MineralSports
KEYSER - The Golden Tornado stopped a two game losing skid and got back on track Friday night with a convincing 54-37 win over Moorefield.
 Keyser jumped out to an early 11-7 lead after the first quarter. The key to Keyser’s victory was the second quarter, as the Golden Tornado completely shut out Moorefield, allowing zero points.  
Keyser continued to improve offensively, scoring 13 points in the second quarter to take a 24-7 halftime lead.  
In the second half, the Golden Tornado defense became lackadaisical allowing the Yellow Jacket offense to score 15 points in the third quarter and another 15 points in the fourth quarter, a stark contrast to the first half performance.
Fortunately, Keyser remained competitive on the offensive side, improving their scoring output each quarter with 14 points in the third and 16 points in the fourth.  
Lexi Turner led the Golden Tornado scoring attack with 18 points, and Brie Kunis finished in double figures with 10 points. Madi Anderson finished the game with 7 points and Makenna Staggers contributed 6 points.  
Kearstin Lucas owned the glass, pulling down a game high 15 rebounds in combination with 7 points, while Aubrey Smith finished the game with 4 points.  
For the Yellow Jackets, Lindsey Rinker set up camp at the free throw line in the fourth quarter making 11 out 16 from the charity stripe and finished with a team high 14 points. Ciara Smith dropped in 9 points and Emma Baker finished with 5 points.  
The loss dropped the Moorefield Yellow Jackets to 5-7 on the year, while Keyser improved their overall record to 8-4.
Next up for Keyser is a trip to Southern Garrett High School on Thursday, Jan. 19, with a 7 p.m. tipoff time.