WAYNESBORO - It was a streaky night for both teams on Wednesday, but in the end it was Shippensburg that made the last offensive run and defeated Waynesboro, 63-55, in a Mid Penn Colonial boys basketball game.

Shippensburg got the better of the first half, outscoring the Indians 16-8 in the first quarter and increasing its lead to 36-20 by halftime. Things looked very good for the Hounds at that point.

Then the tide turned. Waynesboro went on a 16-0 run in the latter part of the third quarter, scoring 28 in the period, and extended the run into the early fourth quarter, 22-2 all told, to lead by four.

Then things turned once again. Shippensburg owned the rest of the fourth quarter, outscoring the Indians 13-7, and won the game by eight points.

Hounds coach Ray Staver said, "I'm not sure I've ever been involved in game like that. Up 16 at half, then six minutes into the third quarter the lead was gone. We missed a couple of chippies to start the third. They got it down to 10 and I called a timeout. They made six or seven shots in a row; they just caught fire. They had 28 points in the third quarter, but only 55 for the whole game."

Waynesboro assistant coach Travis Hardman said, "In the first half we didn't come out playing very well, obviously. They pretty much dominated us on the boards. Then in the second half we began our run. They did a good job of answering and we went cold shooting-wise at the end."

For the Hounds (4-2, 3-1 MPC), Reid Singhas scored 15 points and Mac Miller added 13.

The Indians (2-4, 1-3 MPC) were led by Shaquill Smith (19 points) and Seth Hoffman (12).

Staver said, "Defensively, we did a great job in the fourth quarter. I told the team that they had to really step it up and play defense. We held them to only seven points. We struggled a little offensively, but defense has been our thing. It keeps us in games."

Shippensburg 63

Waynesboro 55

SHIPPENSBURG

Britton Hastings 3 1-1 7, Mac Miller 4 4-6 13, Austin Springer 1 0-0 2, Seth Frey 1 2-2 5, Tyrell Kater 4 1-3 9, Reid Singhas 6 3-6 15, Cordell Shannon 3 0-0 7, Bryce Hastings 1 3-4 5, Spencer Van Scyoc 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 14-23 63.

WAYNESBORO

Shaquill Smith 7 3-4 19, Seth Hoffman 4 0-0 12, Tim Ingram 1 0-2 2, Ryan Kelley 2 1-2 5, Cole Warrenfeltz 2 2-4 6, Connor Fetterhoff 2 2-3 7, James Bennett 1 0-0 2, Devonte Montgomery 1 0-0 2, Darion Brown 0 0-0 0, Cory Chatfield 0 0-0 0, Alex Cline 0 0-0 0, Steven Ridenour 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 8-15 55.

Shippensburg 16 20 14 13 - 63

Waynesboro 8 12 28 7 - 55

3-point shots - Ship 3 (Miller, Frey, Shannon); Way 7 (Hoffman 4, Smith 2, Fetterhoff). Shooting - Ship 23-47 (48.9%); 20-52 Way (38.5%).

JV: Shippensburg 51, Waynesboro 37. Jake Neterer and Nate Roefaro led the Indians with 12 points.

Next game: Ship: Friday, at home vs. Greencastle-Antrim, 7:30 Waynesboro: Dec. 27 in North Hagerstown Mixer vs. Brunswick, Md.

MPC COLONIAL

Gettysburg 49

James Buchanan 47

Wednesday, at Gettysburg

Mid Penn Colonial Div. game

Winless James Buchanan came within an eyelash of picking up a huge upset win over unbeaten Gettysburg The Rockets held a 47-46 lead when the Warriors (6-0, 4-0 MPC) ran their final play "They tried to get the ball to (Cody) Kiefer, but we doubled him," JB coach Larry Strawoet said. "He had to pass it to (Colin) Bortner, who was way outside the (3-point) line, out near the volleyball line. But he hit the shot." The Rockets (0-5, 0-3 MPC) got 11 points from Dustin Gossert, a career high, and 10 from Liam Corcoran Kiefer led Gettysburg with 22 Strawoet said, "This was a heartbreaker. I really feel for these kids. In 26 years, this is the best 0-5 team I've ever coached. These kids put out every day and I just hope they stay the course, because they'll get some wins. One things is for certain - other teams probably won't overlook us because they know they'll be in for a dogfight."

Gettysburg 49, James Buchanan 47

JAMES BUCHANAN

Liam Corcoran 4 0-0 10, Grant Strawoet 3 0-0 6, Garrett Malanka 0 3-4 3, Jake Muller 3 0-0 7, Dustin Gossert 4 0-0 11, Austin Metzler 1 0-0 2, Sloane Bendell 3 0-0 6, Ryan Hege 1 0-0 2, Josh Lechleitner 0 0-0 0, Aubrey Brown 0 0-0 0, Zach Czuprynski 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 3-4 47.

GETTYSBURG

Ben Kroll 2 0-0 5, Colin Bortner 3 1-2 10, J.J. Colbert 0 1-4 1, Jason Nye 2 1-2 5, Cody Kiefer 8 5-7 22, Trey Thomas 1 0-0 2, Tyler Lampe 1 2-2 4. Totals17 10-17 49.

James Buchanan 10 11 13 13 - 47

Gettysburg 9 11 15 14 - 49

3-point shots - JB 6 (Gossert 3, Corcoran 2, Muller); Get 5 (Kroll, Bortner 3, Keifer). Shooting - JB 19-42 (45.2%). Rebounds - JB 24 (Muller 8). Assists - JB 11 (Malanka 4). Steals - JB 3. Turnovers - JB 18.

JV: Gettysburg 49, James Buchanan 26. Toby Sowers led JB with 8 points.

Next game: Friday, at home vs. Big Spring, 7:30.

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Greencastle-Antrim 61

Boiling Springs 57

Wednesday, at Greencastle

Mid Penn Colonial Div. game

After trailing by 5 points going into the second quarter, Greencastle outscored Boiling Springs by 10 to take a 5-point lead en route to a victory Joel Zola (23 points) and Zach Faulkner (17) combined for two-thirds of the Blue Devils' scoring For the Bubblers, Eric Contreras was the game's high scorer with 24 points G-A coach Gary Martin said, "We felt like we've been getting off to a slow start in our games, but tonight we put together a good second quarter. We never trailed after that. Our emphasis was to get on top and stay on top." The Blue Devils are 4-2, 2-1 MPC; Boiling Springs is 4-1 (2-1 MPC).

Greencastle 61, Boiling Springs 57

GREENCASTLE

Zach Faulkner 7 1-1 17, Danny Stepler 2 0-0 4, Brandon Puffenbarger 5 1-3 11, Joel Zola 9 3-5 23, Austin Scott 2 0-0 4, Holden Baker 1 0-1 2, Eli Englehart 0 0-0 0, Matt Montedoro 0 0-0 0. Totals 26 5-10 61.

BOILING SPRINGS

Sam Gelber 1 0-1 2, Matt Gelber 4 5-6 13, Andrew Keller 1 0-0 2 , Tyler Wise 2 0-0 4, Austin Pittenger 2 0-0 6, B.J. McHenry 1 3-3 6, Eric Contreras 9 1-4 24. Totals 20 9-14 57.

Greencastle 16 20 17 8 - 61

Boiling Springs 21 10 9 17 - 57

3-point shots - GA 4 (Faulkner 2, Zola 2); Boil 8 (Contreras 5, Pittenger 2, McHenry).

JV: Boiling Springs 62, Greencastle 58. Cody Green led the Blue Devils with 16 points.

Next game: Friday, at Shippensburg, 7:30.

SIDELING HILL, ICC

Fannett-Metal 71

Everett 64

Wednesday, at Willow Hill

Sideling Hill League, ICC game

Fannett-Metal blew past Everett in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Warriors 25-11 to pick up a 7-point victory "We were down nine right at the start of the fourth," F-M coach Greg Best said. "We turned up the defensive pressure, spread them out and forced some bad shots." Walker Bannister scored 9 of his 17 points in the final period for the Tigers (2-1, 2-0 ICC, 1-1 SHL), including a pair of 3-pointers Bryce Chilcote (20 points, 11 rebounds), Trevor Reisinger (14 points) and Jordan Hurrell (10) all reached double figures Best said, "Their big man fouled out in the fourth and Jordan did a nice job passing inside to Bryce and Trevor. Between them, they scored 10 points. We played with tons of heart tonight. Everybody contributed to the win, and it was the kind of win we haven't had many of for a while." Spencer McInroy led Everett (1-2, 1-2 SHL) with 21 points.

Fannett-Metal 71, Everett 64

EVERETT

Ritchey 1 2-3 4, Rhoat 3 3-6 9, Mellott 5 2-4 12, Spencer McInroy 9 1-2 21, Ward 5 5-8 16, Mearkle 0 0-2 0, Donelson 1 0-0 2. Totals 24 13-25 64.

FANNETT-METAL

Walker Bannister 5 4-5 17, Jordan Hurrell 3 3-6 10, Bryce Chilcote 9 2-6 20, Trevor Reisinger 7 0-4 14, Ryan Snyder 2 2-3 6, Ben Metcalfe 0 2-4 2, Dylan Bradley 0 2-2 2, Josh Walls 0 0-0 0, Sam Turner 0 0-0 0. Totals 26 15-30 71.

Everett 16 17 20 11 - 64

Fannett-Metal 18 17 11 25 - 71

3-point shots - Evt 3 (McInroy 2, Ward); FM 4 (Bannister 3, Hurrell). Shooting - FM 26-55 (45.5%). Rebounds - FM 35 (Chilcote 11). Assists - FM 17 (Hurrell 8). Steals - FM 4 (Hurrell 2). Turnovers - FM 16. Blocked shots - FM 4 (Reisinger 2). Fouled out - Mellott.

JV: Everett 63, Fannett-Metal 44. Ben Metcalfe led F-M with 21 points.

Next game: Friday, at home vs. Tussey Mountain, 7:30.

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Northern Bedford 88

Forbes Road 62

Wednesday, at Hustontown

Sideling Hill League, ICC game

Northern Bedford outscored Forbes Road 27-10 in the first quarter and rode that lead to the end ... The Cardinals (1-4, 0-2 SHL, 1-1 ICC) struggled with fouls - 3 players fouled out and gave the Panthers 39 chances at the line ... Northern Bedford took advantage, sinking nearly 80 percent of its free throws ... Forbes Road was led by Macklin Hawkins, who recorded a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds ... Tyson Berkstresser was the team's leading scorer with 16 ... Northern Bedford had 5 players in double digits and 2 with 20 or more points ... Cardinal coach Jeff Gelvin said, "They jumped on us early. We got off to a very poor start. The kids fought hard in the second half, but we just got ourselves in too big a hole."

N. Bedford 88, Forbes Road 62

NORTHERN BEDFORD

T.Pressel 6 8-11 20, Z.Pressel 5 3-5 13, Diehl 3 4-5 10, Over 6 5-5 21, England 1 1-2 3, Snyder 1 9-10 11, Barnes 1 0-0 2, Litzenberger 2 2-3 8. Totals 25 31-39 88.

FORBES ROAD

Tristan Gelvin 3 2-4 9, Chase Shaw 0 0-0 0, Kyle Schoen 0 1-3 1, Macklin Hawkins 5 5-6 15, Brock Broadwater 2 0-0 4, Hunter Horton 3 0-0 6, Tyson Berkstresser 5 5-9 16, Gunner Strait 3 0-0 8, J.J. Martz 1 0-0 3, Marcus Snyder 0 0-0 0. Totals 22 13-22 62.

Northern Bedford 27 23 21 17

Forbes Road 10 16 14 22

3-point shots - NB 6 (Over 4, Litzenberger 2); FR 4 (Strait 2, Gelvin, Berkstresser, Marks 1). Shooting - FR 22-55 (40.0%). Rebounds - FR 32 (Hawkins 11). Assists - FR 15 (Broadwater 3). Steals - FR 12 (Shaw 3). Turnovers - FR 14. Fouled out - Shaw, Schoen, Strait.

JV: Forbes Road 56, N. Bedford 20. Gunner Strait led the Cardinals with 15 points.

Next game: Wednesday, vs. Huntingdon at Huntingdon Christmas Tournament, 8:30.