From staff reports

WILLOW HILL - Fannett-Metal outscored Everett by nine points over the final three quarters.

But a first-quarter deficit of 23-9 was too much to overcome and the Tigers were defeated by the Warriors 63-58 in a Sideling Hill League and ICC game Tuesday night.

"The first quarter just killed us," F-M coach Jen Lauthers said. "We had 10 turnovers that led to easy buckets for them. We'd work our tails off to make a steal or get a rebound and then we'd give it right back."

The Tigers (2-1, 1-1 SHL, 0-1 ICC) had 30 turnovers in the game.

Lauthers said, "The other thing was we missed so many shots in the paint - a lot of layups and easy putbacks.

"But the girls played hard. Down 23-9 they could have just said, 'We're done.' But they didn't. We just need them to play well right from the start. If we want to make that next step into the top tier of the league, we have to take care of business."

For Fannett-Metal, Blaire Lauthers racked up 22 points and 16 rebounds, Megan Dougherty scored 13 points, McKenna Bair had 11 and Melissa Zeger corralled 14 boards. Logan Brallier pumped in 27 points for Everett.

Everett 63, Fannett-Metal 58

EVERETT

Duvall 1 0-0 2, Logan Brallier 9 7-9 27, Beegle 1 0-5 2, Kadie Morral 8 10-11 17, Snyder 4 3-4 11, Rice 2 0-1 4. Totals 25 11-20 63.

FANNETT-METAL

Megan Dougherty 6 0-2 13, Blaire Lauthers 6 10-12 22, Amanda Laye 3 0-0 6, McKenna Bair 3 4-5 11, Melissa Zeger 2 2-2 6, Jodi Adams 0 0-0 0, Jess Becker 0 0-0 0, Alexis Mackey 0 0-0 0, Falcone 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 16-21 58.

Everett 23 9 17 14 - 63

Fannett-Metal 9 14 16 19 - 58

3-point shots - Evt 2 (Brallier 2); FM 2 (Dougherty, Bair). Shooting - FM 20-52 (38.5%). Rebounds - FM 55 (Lauthers 16, Zeger 14). Assists - FM 13 (Dougherty 6). Steals - FM 9 (Dougherty 3). Turnovers - FM 30. Blocked shots - FM 4 (Lauthers, Zeger 2). Fouled out - Duvall; Laye, Adams.

JV: Everett 52, Fannett-Metal 47. Melissa Zeger (13) and Amanda Laye (12) led F-M in scoring.

Next game: Thursday, at Tussey Mountain, 7:30.

SIDELING HILL, ICC

Northern Bedford 37

McConnellsburg 25

Tuesday, at McConnellsburg

Sideling Hill League, ICC game

McConnellsburg struggled from the floor, shooting just under 18 percent, and lost to Northern Bedford ... The Spartans (1-3, 0-2 SHL) are now on a 3-game losing skid ... Jessie Keefer and Nikki Fleming both nice games for McConnellsburg, scoring 9 points each ... Fleming led in rebounds (11), while Keefer led in assists (2) and blocks (5) ... Spartan coach Dave Garland said, "When you shoot that way, you're not going to beat anybody. We rebounded well and played decent defense, but you can't shoot that poorly from the floor."

N. Bedford 37, McConnellsburg 25

N.BEDFORD

Hershberger 1 0-0 2, Beach 5 0-0 10, Clark 2 0-2 4, Cottle 4 3-6 11, Smith 4 0-0 10, Drenning 0 0-2 0, Gochenour 0 0-2 0. Totals 16 3-12 37.

McCONNELLSBURG

Nikki Fleming 2 4-4 9, Brittany Parsons 0 1-2 1, Mara Houston 0 0-1 0, Libby Strayer 1 0-0 2, Jessie Keefer 2 5-7 9, Kylie Zittle 1 0-0 2, Sam Roberts 1 0-0 2, Kylee Keefer 0 0-1 0, Katie Shore 0 0-0 0, Caitlin Lynch 0 0-0 0. Totals 7 10-15 25.

N. Bedford 13 9 4 11 - 37

McConnellsburg 9 7 6 3 - 25

3-point shots - NB 2 (Smith 2); McC 1 (Fleming). Shooting - McC 7-39 (17.9%). Rebounds - McC 46 (Fleming 11). Assists - McC 5 (J.Keefer 2). Steals - McC 4. Turnovers - McC 24. Blocked shots - McC 5 (J.Keefer 5).

JV: N. Bedford 32, McConnellsburg 29. Kylee Keefer led the Spartans with 14 points.

Next game: Thursday, at home vs. Southern Huntingdon, 7:30.

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Southern Fulton 54

Tussey Mountain 39

Tuesday, at Saxton

Sideling Hill League, ICC game

Tusey Mountain played even with Southern Fulton for a half, until the Indians' defense kicked in and limited the Titans to 19 points in the second half, including 5 in the decisive third period SF coach Terry Bard said, "We couldn't buy a bucket in the first half and the defense seemed a step slow. But we came out in the third with some intensity and carried it through. The defense picked up and when that happens the offense will follow." For Southern Fulton (5-0, 3-0 SHL, 2-0 ICC), Macey Hollenshead tallied 22 points, Kayla Chilcote had 13 and Taelor Morton added 10 Hollenshead also racked up 11 assists.

So. Fulton 54, Tussey Mountain 39

SOUTHERN FULTON

Kayla Chilcote 6 1-2 13, Taelor Morton 5 0-0 10, Morgan Strait 1 0-0 2, Kayla Wertz 1 0-0 3, Macey Hollenshead 8 5-6 22, Ashley Roman 2 0-0 4, Maddie Mellott 0 0-0 0, Celina Merchant 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 6-8 54.

TUSSEY MTN.

Lynn 5 3-7 13, Kendrick 2 7-8 12, Coffman 2 0-0 5, Reed 2 2-4 7, Claycomb 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 12-19 39.

Southern Fulton 9 13 15 17 - 54

Tussey Mountain 8 12 5 14 - 39

3-point shots - SF 2 (Wertz, Hollenshead); TM 3 (Kendrick, Coffman, Reed). Shooting - SF 23-42 (54.8%). Rebounds - SF 15 (Chilcote 5). Assists - SF 19 (Hollenshead 11, Morton 5). Steals - SF 8 (Morton, Hollenshead 3). Turnovers - SF 13. Blocked shots - SF 2.

JV: Tussey Mountain defeated So. Fulton.

Next game: Thursday, at home vs. Everett, 7:30.

ICC

Forbes Road 50

Southern Huntingdon 39

Tuesday, at Orbisonia

Inter-County Conf. game

Forbes Road scored 12 of the game's final 13 points to defeat Southern Huntingdon for its first win Cardinals coach Stacy Horne said, "It was tied 38-38 with 3:12 left to go and we went on a 12-1 run to end the game. We hit seven of eight free throws during that stretch and we were 10-for-12 at the line in the fourth quarter. We handled the pressure in the clutch." Shayla Carmack and Braylin Hohman each went 3-for-4 in the fourth period Sammie Clippinger led FR (1-2, 1-1 ICC) with 13 points, Hohman had 12 and Carmack added 9 Kara Leonard led the Rockets with 15 points.

Forbes Road 50, So. Huntingdon 39

FORBES ROAD

Shayla Carmack 2 4-7 9, Sammie Clippinger 5 3-5 13, Corri Parsons 1 1-2 3, Shania Gelvin 3 0-0 7, Braylin Hohman 3 6-8 12, Breanna Worthing 0 6-8 6, Erica Carbaugh 0 0-0 0, Malea Truax 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 20-30 50.

SO. HUNTINGDON

Kara Leonard 6 3-6 15, Anna Goshorn 1 0-0 3, McKalya Detwiler 4 0-0 10, Kenra Donaldson 1 2-8 4, Kaley Booher 2 0-0 5, Alexis Walker 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 5-14 39.

Forbes Road 9 14 10 15 - 50

So. Huntingdon 13 10 8 8 - 39

3-point shots - FR 2 (Carmack, Gelvin); SH 4 (Goshorn, Detwiler 2, Booher). Shooting - FR 14-35 (40%). Rebounds - FR 20 (Hohman 7). Assists - FR 8. Steals - FR 13 (Parsons, Gelvin 3). Turnovers - FR 18. Blocked shots - FR 2 (Hohman). Fouled out - Parsons.

JV: Forbes Road 31, So. Huntingdon 13. Malea Truax and Breanna Worthing each had 8 points for FR.

Next game: Thursday, at Northern Bedford, 7:30.

NON-LEAGUE

Mercersburg Academy 41

New Life 21

Tuesday, at Nolde Gym

Non-league game

Mercersburg Academy ran its record to 7-0 with a 20-point win over New Life After one period, the Blue Storm was tied 6-6 with the Rams Mercersburg assistant coach David Bell said, "We started very flat for the first quarter. We were down 4-0 at one point. But we turned on the defensive intensity and got a lot of steals and easy baskets and pulled away from there." Teal Tasker dropped in 22 points to lead the Blue Storm and Sarah Firestone had 11 rebounds Mackenzie Brink added 8 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals.

Mercersburg 41, New Life 21

NEW LIFE

Stopyra 2 1-4 5, Vick 4 0-2 8, Socash 3 0-0 6, Gouldin 1 0-0 2. Totals 10 1-6 21.

MERCERSBURG

Chantel Yague 1 0-0 2, Teal Tasker 11 0-0 22, Sarah Firestone 2 0-0 4, Hanna Warfield 1 1-2 3, Mackenzie Brink 4 0-0 8, Sydney Reath 0 0-0 0, Syd Godbey 0 0-0 0, Paige Richardson 1 0-0 2, Rachel Ditzler 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 1-2 41.

New Life 6 4 2 9 - 21

Mercersburg 6 19 10 6 - 41

Shooting - MA 20-61 (32%). Rebounds - MA 42 (Firestone 11, Brink 8). Assists - MA 14 (Warfield 6). Steals - MA 10 (Brink 5). Turnovers - MA 11. Blocked shots - MA 1.

Next game: Jan. 12 at home vs. Peddie, 1.