From staff reports

MERCERSBURG - James Buchanan played stifling defense against Boiling Springs on Tuesday night.

The result was a 45-30 Mid Penn Colonial Division boys basketball victory for the Rockets, who ended a three-game losing skid and captured their first division victory.

The Bubblers (10-5, 5-3 MPC) made just nine field goals.

"The defense did play well," JB coach Larry Strawoet said. "Sloane Bendell made a difference inside with 10 (points) and 10 (rebounds). He controlled the middle and did a nice job against their big man (Sam Gelber). And Austin Metzler and Ryan Hege did well when they spelled him."

James Buchanan (3-11, 1-6 MPC) led 15-9 at halftime, then outscored Boiling Springs 17-12 in the third to build a comfortable lead.

Liam Corcoran also scored 10 points for the Rockets, and Grant Strawoet and Aubrey Brown each had eight.

Larry Strawoet said, "We have a lot of kids not feeling well right now and one starter was out sick tonight. But they showed a lot of heart wanting to be here; they really showed me something."

James Buchanan 45

Boiling Springs 30

BOILING SPRINGS

Lithgow 1 1-3 3, S.Gelber 2 3-5 7, Keller 0 2-2 2, Pittinger 3 2-2 9, Contreras 3 2-2 9. Totals 9 10-14 30.

JAMES BUCHANAN

Liam Corcoran 3 4-5 10, Grant Strawoet 2 3-4- 8, Jake Muller 2 3-4 7, Aubrey Brown 3 1-2 8, Austin Metzler 1 0-2 2, Sloane Bendell 4 2-3 10, Josh Lechleitner 0 0-0 0, Zach Czuprynski 0 0-0 0, Hege 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 13-20 45.


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Boiling Springs 5 4 12 9 - 30

James Buchanan 9 6 17 13 - 45

3-point shots - Boil 2 (Contrares, Pittinger); JB 2 (Strawoet, Brown). Shooting - JB 15-41 (36.6%). Rebounds - JB 31 (Bendell 10). Assists - JB 9 (Muller 4). Steals - JB 12 (Strawoet 4). Turnovers - JB 22. Blocked shots - JB 5 (Muller 2).

JV: Boiling Springs 62, James Buchanan 21. Justin Helman led JB with 6 points.

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

MPC COLONIAL

Shippensburg 56

Big Spring 51

Tuesday, at Newville

Mid Penn Colonial Div. game

Tyrell Kater was all over the stat sheet for Shippensburg in a 6-point win over rival Big Spring Kater scored 16 points - including 9 in the fourth period - grabbed 12 rebounds, made 3 steals and blocked a shot "We lost the lead once in the third quarter, but got it right back," Ship coach Ray Staver said. "Down the stretch we controlled play. Kater got some big baskets and Britton Hastings (15 points) had seven points and was 5-for-6 at the line." Mac Miller also tossed in 15 points for the Greyhounds (7-7, 4-4 MPC), who ended a 3-game skid For the Bulldogs (4-10, 1-7 MPC), Isaiah Grier had 16 points.

Shippensburg 56, Big Spring 51

SHIPPENSBURG

Britton Hastings 5 5-6 15, Mac Miller 6 0-2 15, Tyrell Kater 7 2-5 16, Reid Singhas 0 3-6 3, Bryce Hastings 3 1-1 7, Austin Springer 0 0-0 0, Nathan Thrush 0 0-0 0, Seth Frey 0 0-0 0, Cordell Shannon 0 0-0 0, Spencer VanScyoc 0 0-0 0, Clinton Bake 0 0- 00, Jeremy Wray 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 11-20 56.

BIG SPRING

Matt Hickman 1 3-4 6, Isaiah Grier 6 2-5 16, Jeremy Witter 2 0-0 5, Tyler Pion 6 0-0 14, Ben Bailey 0 2-2 2, Grant Adams 3 2-2 8. Totals 18 9-113 51.

Shippensburg 19 12 8 17 - 56

Big Spring 13 14 10 14 - 51

3-point shots - Ship 3 (Miller 3); BS 6 (Hickman, Grier 2, Witter, Pion 2). Shooting - Ship 21-48 (43.8%). Rebounds - Ship 24 (Kater 12). Assists - Ship 7 (Bry.Hastings 3). Steals - Ship 6 (Kater 3). Turnovers - Ship 9. Blocked shots - Ship 1 (Kater). Fouled out - Adams.

JV: Shippensburg 43, Big Spring 33. Teagan Staver led Ship with 17 points.

Next game: Friday, at home vs. James Buchanan, 7:30.

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Gettysburg 65

Waynesboro 47

Tuesday, at Gettysburg

Mid Penn Colonial Div. game

The strong Gettysburg team was simply too much for a struggling Waynesboro to handle ... Although the Indians (4-10, 2-7 MPC) scored 30 points in the first half alone, Gettysburg's offense was dominant with 42 points of its own ... The leading scorer for Waynesboro was Cole Warrenfeltz, who finished with 11 points, and he was followed closely behind by Connor Fetterhoff and James Bennett, who each had 9 ... Gettysburg was led by Cody Kiefer, who had 18 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists ... Trey Thomas also scored 18 for the Warriors.

Gettysburg 65, Waynesboro 47

WAYNESBORO

Shaquill Smith 1 2-2 4, Tim Ingram 0 0-0 0, Ryan Kelley 1 0-0 2, Cole Warrenfeltz 4 1-1 11, Connor Fetterhoff 3 1-1 9, Ethan Mohn 0 0-0 0, Alex Cline 0 2-2 2, James Bennett 4 0-2 9, Darion Brown 0 0-0 0, Cory Chatfield 3 0-0 6, Devonte Montgomery 2 0-0 4. Totals 18 6-8 47.

GETTYSBURG

Ben Kroll 5 2-5 15, Colin Bortner 1 2-2 5, J.J. Colbert 1 0-0 2, Jon Tarbox 2 0-0 5, Cody Kiefer 7 3-3 18, Jordan Nye 1 0-0 2, Trey Thomas 8 2-3 18. Totals 25 9-13 65.

Waynesboro 15 15 9 8 - 47

Gettysburg 25 17 12 11 - 65

3-point shots - Way 5 (Fetterhoff, Warrenfeltz 2, Bennett 1); Gett 6 (Kroll 3, Bortner, Tarbox, Kiefer 1). Turnovers - Way 10.

JV: Gettysburg 35, Waynesboro 32.

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

SHL/ICC

Northern Bedford 72

Fannett-Metal 54

Tuesday, at Loysburg

Sideling Hill League/ICC game

Fannett-Metal had its 2-game winning streak snapped by losing to Northern Bedford ... The Tigers (8-4, 4-3 SHL, 5-1 ICC) had a difficult time overcoming a 20-9 deficit after the first quarter ... Fannett-Metal coach Greg Best said, "We played very lethargic. We talked about coming out and being the aggressive ones, and it seemed like they physically beat us up tonight. We didn't get off to a good start, and it carried through the whole game." ... The Tigers shot just 30.9 percent from the field and just over 50 percent from the line ... Walker Bannister led the scoring effort with 19 points, plus 10 rebounds ... Bryce Chilcote also scored a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Trevor Reisinger hit double figures with 10 points ... The Panthers were led by Kyler Diehl, who scored 18 points.

N. Bedford 72, Fannett-Metal 54

FANNETT-METAL

Walker Bannister 6 6-8 19, Jordan Hurrell 4 0-0 8, Bryce Chilcote 5 2-3 12, Trevor Reisinger 4 2-6 10, Dan Peppernick 2 1-3 5, Ryan Snyder 0 0-0 0, Dylan Bradley 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 11-20 54.

NORTHERN BEDFORD

Taylor Pressel 2 5-5 9, Zach Pressel 5 4-6 14, Kyler Diehl 8 1-3 18, Blake Over 6 1-2 15, Zane Snyder 3 2-2 10, Trenton Barnes 1 0-0 2, Andrew Conrad 1 0-0 2, Cory Zimmerman 0 0-1 0, John Petrou 0 2-2 2. Totals 26 15-21 72.

Fannett-Metal 9 11 14 20 - 54

Northern Bedford 20 13 21 18 - 72

3-point shots - FM 1 (Bannister); NB 5 (Over, Snyder 2, Diehl 1). Shooting - FM 21-68 (30.9%). Rebounds - FM 39 (Chilcote, Bannister 10). Assists - FM 10 (Hurrell 5). Steals - FM 6. Turnovers - FM 15. Blocked shots - FM 3.

JV: N. Bedford 38, Fannett-Metal 33. Josh Walls led F-M with 9 points.

Next game: Friday, at home vs. Southern Fulton, 7:30.

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Tussey Mountain 73

McConnellsburg 56

Tuesday, at McConnellsburg

Sideling Hill League/ICC game

Tussey Mountain's gunners dropped in 13 3-pointers (they had only 12 2-point field goals) and overcame an early deficit to bomb McConnellsburg The Spartans (2-7, 0-5 SHL, 1-5 ICC) led 15-7 after one quarter "We played well in the first half and were only down by four at halftime," McConnellsburg coach Dennis Swope said. "But they came out on fire in the third - they hit six 3-pointers - and we coldn't catch back up." Jesse Swope led the Spartans with 17 points, Tyrell White scored 12 and Nick Daniels added 11 Eric Husick paced the Titans with 17 points.

Tussey Mountain 73, McConnellsburg 56

TUSSEY MTN.

Runk 4 0-0 12, Husick 6 1-2 17, Mitchell 4 0-2 12, Zelanko 4 4-8 12, Wilson 1 0-0 2, Kline 3 2-2 8, Sitch 0 0-2 0, Cornelius 1 0-0 3, Chadwick 2 3-4 7. Totals 12 10-20 73.

McCONNELLSBURG

Jesse Swope 7 2-6 17, Tyler Green 4 0-0 9, Hunter Miller 2 0-0 5, Nick Daniels 2 7-8 11, Tyrell White 6 0-0 12, Chris Franklin 1 0-0 2, Jacob Boehme 0 0-0 0, Matt Snyder 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 9-14 56.

Tussey Mtn. 7 23 24 19 - 73

McConnellsburg 15 11 11 19 - 56

3-point shots - TM 13 (Runk 4, Husick 4, Mitchell 4, Cornelius); McC 3 (Swope, Green, Miller). Shooting - McC 19-42 (45.2%). Rebounds - McC 32 (White 12). Assists - McC 10 (Swope 5). Steals - McC 3. Turnovers - McC 19.

JV: Tussey Mtn. 40, McConnellsburg 25. Chris Franklin led the Spartans with 7 points.

Next game: Wednesday, at Chestnut Ridge, 7:30.

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Everett 43

Forbes Road 40

Tuesday, at Hustontown

Sideling Hill League/ICC game

The offenses were not dominant in Everett's victory over Forbes Road, and the Cardinals lost several chances to win down the stretch "We had a five-point lead with three minutes to go and we let them rebound a missed foul shot, and they made a 3-pointer after that," Forbes Road coach Jeff Gelvin said. "Then, we missed a couple of foul shots when we were tied near the end. We were really flat tonight. We have to learn how to win a close game - that's two in a row now we could have won." Chase Shaw and Brock Broadwater each scored 8 points for the Cardinals (2-9, 0-5 SHL, 1-4 ICC) and Kyel Schoen had 9 rebounds.

Everett 43, Forbes Road 40

EVERETT

Rhoat 4 0-4 8, Mellott 3 2-2 8, McInroy 3 2-4 8, Ward 6 2-6 19. Totals 16 6-16 43.

FORBES ROAD

Tristan Gelvin 1 2-2 4, Chase Shaw 3 0-1 8, Kyle Schoen 3 1-2 7, Macklin Hawkins 4 0-0 8, Brock Broadwater 2 0-2 6, Hunter Horton 1 0-0 2, Tyson Berkstresser 2 0-0 5. Totals 16 3-7 40.

Everett 5 13 8 17 - 43

Forbes Road 4 13 9 14 - 40

3-point shots - Evt 5 (Ward 5); FR 5 (Shaw 2, Broadwater 2, Berkstresser). Shooting - FR 16-42 (38%). Rebounds - FR 31 (Schoen 9). Assists - FR 9 (Shaw 4). Steals - FR 8 (Shaw 3). Turnovers - FR 9.

JV: Everett 35, Forbes Road 30. Nick Keller led FR with 7 points.

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

ICC

Southern Fulton 68

Southern Huntingdon 37

Tuesday, at Warfordsburg

Inter-County Conf. game

Southern Fulton broke out to a 39-19 lead by halftime and coasted to a win over Southern Huntingdon "After last night (a loss to Greencastle), it was good that we came out with intensity and fire and played a solid ballgame," Indians coach Kent Hendershot said. "We did better tonight with some of the things we did not do well last night." Nick Smartt led Southern Fulton (5-4, 4-2 ICC) with 15 points, Brady Golden had 12 and Brayden Litton added 10 SF made 25 steals.

So. Fulton 68, So. Huntingdon 37

SO. HUNTINGDON

Smith 0 1-2 1, Covert 1 0-0 2, B.Thomas 2 0-0 4, Cornelius 6 0-2 13, Ford 2 2-2 6, Booher 1 0-0 2, Rogers 1 0-2 2, A.Thomas 2 3-4 7. Totals 15 6-12 37.

SO. FULTON

Nick Smartt 5 2-4 15, Brady Golden 4 2-2 12, Jacob Ashkettle 1 3-5 5, Alex Seburn 2 0-0 6, Jordan Clingerman 2 0-0 4, Brayden Litton 3 4-4 10, Noah Smartt 2 0-0 4, Connor Litton 3 0-1 6, Austin Mellott 3 0-0 6, Dristin Mellott 0 1-2 1, Casey Elbin 0 0-0 0, Carpenter 0 0-0 0. Totals 25 12-18 68.

So. Huntingdon 11 8 7 11 - 37

Southern Fulton 21 18 15 14 - 68

3-point shots - SH 1 (Cornelius); SF 6 (Ni.Smartt 2, Golden 2, Seburn 2). Shooting - SF 25-57 (43.8%). Rebounds - SF 27 (B.Litton, C.Litton 5). Assists - SF 13 (Ni.Smartt 3). Steals - SF 25 (B.Litton 4). Turnovers - SF 11. Blocked shots - SF 9.

Next game: Friday, at Fannett-Metal, 7:30.