From staff reports

McCONNELLSBURG - The McConnellsburg girls basketball team got even with Fannett-Metal by beating the Tigers at home in a Sideling Hill League and Inter-County Conference division girls basketball game on Thursday.

Having suffered a 63-37 loss to Fannett earlier in the season, the Spartans (8-8, 3-7 SHL, 4-7 ICC) not only evened the season series with the Tigers but matched their record with the divisional foe in both the SHL and ICC standings.

"Have to give it to McConnellsburg," said Fannett-Metal coach Jen Lauthers. "They wanted that game and wanted it in a big way and it showed. We just tried four different defenses and they found the open spot."

The Tigers (9-7, 3-7, 4-7) led 46-42 heading into the fourth quarter, but couldn't hold off the Spartan rallies after that point.

"They maintained a five or six point lead through the first three quarters," said McConnellsburg coach Dave Garland. "We'd make a run, they'd hit a big shot. With 5:30 left to play, the score was 51-50 them and we went on an 8-0 run."

Nikki Fleming - having scored only six points in the first meeting with Fannett-Metal - scored 18 points, 10 of which came in the fourth quarter. She also led the Spartans with eight assists.

Brittany Parson kept McConnellsburg close in the third quarter, when she scored 11 of her 12 points in the game. Teammate Jessi Keefer turned in a double-double with 17 points and 15 rebounds.

The Tigers filled that stat sheet with rebounds, with Melissa Zeger hauling in 15 boards and teammate Blaire Lauthers taking down 10.

The Spartans overcame a poor night at the free throw line by outshooting Fannett from the field, 47% to 27%.

Jen Lauthers said, "They didn't miss much."

Blaire Lauthers led the Tigers with 17 points.

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McConnellsburg 65, Fannett-Metal 59

FANNETT-METAL

Meghan Dougherty 2 1-2 6, Blaire Lauthers 7 3-4 17, Naomi Fields 2 0-0 6, Amanda Laye 1 6-6 8, McKenna Bair 4 1-2 10, Melissa Zeger 5 2-2 12, Jodi Adams 0 0-0 0, Jess Becker 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 13-16 59.

McCONNELLSBURG

Nikki Fleming 5 8-13 18, Brittany Parson 5 1-2 12, Libby Strayer 3 1-6 7, Jessi Keefer 7 2-6 17, Kylie Zittle 5 0-2 10, Sam Roberts 0 1-2 1, Kylie Keefer 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 13-31 65.

Fannett 15 12 19 13 - 59

McConnellsburg 12 12 18 23 - 65

3-point shots - FM 4 (Fields 2, Dougherty, Bair); McC 2 (Parson, J.Keefer). Shooting - FM 21-77 (27%); McC 25-53 (47%). Rebounds - FM 45 (Zeger 15, Lauthers 10); McC 37 (J.Keefer 15). Assists - FM 12 (Dougherty 6); McC 14 (Fleming 8). Steals - FM 11 (Lauthers, Laye 3); McC 15 (Strayer 5). Turnovers - FM 19; McC 25. Blocked shots - FM 2 (Zeger 2); McC 3 (Keefer 3). Fouled out - Dougherty.

JV: McConnellsburg 37, Fannett-Metal 36. Kylie Keefer led the Spartans with 17 points.

Next game: FM: Tuesday, at Northern Bedford, 7:30; McC: Saturday, at James Buchanan, 6:30.

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IPSL

Mercersburg Academy 50

Maryland School for Deaf 34

Thursday, at Frederick, Md.

Ind. Parochial School game

In defeating Maryland School for the Deaf, Mercersburg Academy finished IPSL play with a 5-1 record The Blue Storm will play in the IPSL championship game on Monday Mercersburg led by only 2 points after one quarter, then increased its lead to 26-16 by halftime Melody Gomez led the Blue Storm (13-4) with 19 points and 9 rebounds Teal Tasker (of Chambersburg) added 13 points and had 3 assists Mercersburg assistant coach David Bell said, "We played a pretty solid, steady game tonight. Our scoring was consistent. They tried to slow the pace down. They played a zone and walked the ball up. But we controlled the tempo and we didn't have too many turnovers."

Mercersburg 50, Maryland School 34

MERCERSBURG

Teal Tasker 6 1-2 13, Sarah Firestone 2 0-0 4, Hanna Warfield 2 4-9 8, McKenzie Brink 1 0-0 2, Melody Gomez 8 3-4 19, Sydney Reath 2 0-0 4, Syd Godbey 0 0-0 0, Paige Richardson 0 0-0 0, Gabbi Bucci 0 0-0 0, Chantel Yague 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 8-15 50.

MARYLAND SCHOOL

Desimone 2 0-0 4, Goldberg 4 0-0 9, Washington 4 3-4 11, Lewis 5 0-0 10. Totals 15 3-4 34.

Mercersburg 12 14 14 10 - 50

Md. School 10 6 15 3 - 34

3-point shots - MSD 1 (Goldberg). Shooting - MA 21-55 (38%). Rebounds - MA 24 (Gomez 9). Assists - MA 8 (Tasker 3). Steals - MA 13. Turnovers - MA 14.

Next game: Saturday, at The Hill School, 12:30.

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SHL/ICC

Southern Fulton 78

Forbes Road 36

Thursday, at Warfordsburg

Sideling Hill/ICC game

Macey Hollenshead scored 23 points, leaving her 7 shy of 1,000, as Southern Fulton handled Forbes Road Hollenshead was 3 steals shy of a quadruple-double, getting 11 rebounds, 11 assists and 7 steals Taelor Morton added 17 points and Ashley Roman had 16 for the Indians (17-1, 10-1 SHL, 9-1 ICC) SF coach Terry Bard said, "We had a week off (since losing our first game of the season to Everett), a lot of time to think about it. The girls were eager to play. They came out and set the tone. Macey could have scored more points, but she passed it around - 11 boards and 11 assists, that says a lot about her. She knows we're a better team if everyone is involved." For Forbes Road (5-12, 1-9 SHL, 2-9 ICC), Shayla Carmack and Braylin Hohman led with 10 points each Hohman also added 7 rebounds Cardinals coach Stacy Horne said, "They're a good team. They came out and ran a half-court trap. We had a lot of turnovers. But the girls played better in the second half."

Southern Fulton 78, Forbes Road 36

FORBES ROAD

Shayla Carmack 4 0-0 10, Sammie Clippinger 1 1-2 3, Corri Parsons 2 0-0 4, Shania Gelvin 3 0-0 7, Braylin Hohman 4 2-4 10, Breanna Worthing 0 2-4 2, Mina Wilt 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 5-10 36.

SOUTHERN FULTON

Kayla Chilcote 3 3-4 9, Taelor Morton 7 1-3 17, Morgan Strait 2 2-2 6, Kayla Wertz 2 1-3 5, Macey Hollenshead 9 2-2 23, Ashley Roman 8 0-1 16, Celina Merchant 1 0-0 2, Christina Koontz 0 0-0 0, Maddie Mellott 0 0-0 0, Tylar Smith 0 0-0 0, Allison Spade 0 0-0 0, Lakyn Morton 0 0-0 0, Shaye Smartt 0 0-0 0. Totals 32 9-15 78.

Forbes Road 4 7 14 11 - 36

Southern Fulton 27 18 18 15 - 78

3-point shots - FR 3 (Carmack 2, Gelvin); SF 5 (Hollenshead 3, T.Morton 2). Shooting - FR 14-39 (36%); SF 32-60 (53%). Rebounds - FR 15 (Hohman 7); SF 31 (Hollenshead 11). Assists - FR 8 (Carmack 4); SF 22 (Hollenshead 11). Steals - FR 4 (Carmack 2); SF 20 (Hollenshead 7). Turnovers - FR 26; SF 12. Blocked shots - FR 1 (Hohman).

JV: . Southern Fulton 33, Forbes Road 28. Maddie Mellott led the Indians with 12 points and 10 rebounds; Brianna Worthing led the Cardinals with 11 points.

Next game: Forbes Road - Monday, at home vs. Belleville Mennonite, 6:00 Southern Fulton - Tuesday, at home vs. Southern Huntington, 7:30.

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MPC COLONIAL

Big Spring 59

James Buchanan 35

Thursday, at Mercersburg

Mid Penn Colonial Div. game

Dalida Camdzic continued her impressive senior campaign for Big Spring (13-5, 9-2 MPC) with 23 more points to beat James Buchanan for the second time this year in MPC Colonial Division play ... Cheyenne Carbaugh led the Rockets (4-15, 1-10 MPC) with 11 points and 8 rebounds ... Tristan Amsley had five points for JB, including a 3-pointer, and led the team with two assists ... Rocket coach Rick Cristofano said, "It was a very competitve game for three quarters. We struggled in the second and fourth (quarters). We just didnt have an answer for Camdzic - she had an excellent game. We turned the ball over and it really cost us when the game was still within reach."

Big Spring 59, James Buchanan 35

BIG SPRING

Keppner 2 6-6 12, Bauer 1 1-2 4, Stevens 1 0-0 2, Camdzic 10 3-4 23, Bittner 1 2-2 4, Dupert 3 6-7 12, Burkett 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 18-21 59.

JAMES BUCHANAN

Jenna Carbaugh 2 0-0 4, Candice Plessinger 0 0-0 0, Taylor Gorman 0 0-0 0, Charity Miller 2 1-2 7, Jennae Piper 1 0-0 2, Rochelle Timmons 1 0-0 2, Cheyenne Carbaugh 4 3-4 11, Jess Moquin 0 0-0 0, Taryn Miller 2 0-0 4, Tristan Amsley 2 0-1 5, Erica Eberly 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 4-7 35.

Big Spring 12 14 17 16 - 59

James Buchanan 10 6 13 6 - 35

3-point shots - BS 3 (Kepner 2, Bauer); JB 3 (C.Miller 2, Amsley). Shooting - 14-51 JB (27.5%). Rebounds - JB 22 (C.Carbaugh 8). Assists - JB 5 (Amsley 2). Steals - JB 10 (Amsley 4). Turnovers - JB 25. Blocked shots - JB 1.

JV: Big Spring 34, James Buchanan 31. Jenna Carbaugh led the Rockets with 10 points.

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