LITTLESTOWN - James Buchanan broke its four-game losing streak with a 65-19 rout of Littlestown in a non-league girls basketball game Saturday night.

The Rockets (3-12) came out strong in the first half, outscoring 0-13 Littlestown, 40-13 in the first 16 minutes alone. Although JB's offense slowed down in the second half, its defense improved. The Thunderbolts were held to just six points in the latter half.

JB coach Rick Cristofano said, "The girls played very well after having three straight losses. We played as a team. Everybody came out and put together a good effort to allow us to get a win."

Cheyenne Carbaugh finished with 16 points to lead the Rockets. Jennae Piper followed with 14 points, including two 3-pointers. Tristen Amsley hit a career-high 12 points to contribute to the Rockets' victory.

She wasn't the only one - Taylor Gorman bucketed a season-high eight points. Amsley's previous season high was seven, while Gorman's was just four.

The Rockets continued to improve their free throw shooting and were 10-for-12 (83.3 percent) from the line.

J. Buchanan 65, Littlestown 19

JAMES BUCHANAN

Jenna Carbaugh 1 0-0 2, Bailey Wagner 2 0-0 4, Taylor Gorman 4 0-0 8, Charity Miller 2 0-0 5, Jennae Piper 4 4-6 14, Rochelle Timmons 0 4-4 4, Cheyenne Carbaugh 7 2-2 16, Tristen Amsley 6 0-0 12, Taryn Miller 0 0-0 0, Candice Plessinger 0 0-0 0. Totals 26 10-12 65.

LITTLESTOWN

Robertson 1 0-0 2, Yealy 1 0-0 2, Slater 0 2-2 2, Lanahan 2 3-4 7, M.Smith 1 0-0 2, B.Smith 1 0-0 2, Fogle 1 0-0 2. Totals 7 5-6 19.

James Buchanan 20 20 15 10 - 65

Littlestown 5 8 4 2 - 19

3-point shots - JB 3 (Piper 2, Miller). Shooting - JB 26-66 (). Rebounds - JB 28 (Wagner 7). Assists - JB 12 (Timmons 4). Steals - JB 27 (Amsley 6). Turnovers - JB 7. Blocked shots - JB 1.

JV: James Buchanan 34, Littlestown 9. For JB, Charity Miller led with 10 points.

Next game: Tuesday, at Gettysburg, 7:30.

NON-LEAGUE

Shippensburg 57

Northeastern 48

Saturday, at Shippensburg

Non-league game

Shippensburg is starting to pick up some momentum again with its third consecutive victory, a win over Northeastern ... The Lady Hounds (7-9) had three shooters in double figures ... Alysia Clawson led with 16 ... Brooke Porter earned a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds ... Drew Lovett added 13 points and nearly came away with a double-double, pulling down 9 rebounds ... Ship coach Amy Lyman said, "To have won three of the four games this week, especially all in a row, is a great accomplishment. These girls are learning to step up and fill in where needed, come off the bench and play hard and keep the momentum going." ... The Bobcats (5-12) had 2 players, Jordyn Kloster (15) and Shay Mathison (14), in double figures.

Shippensburg 57, Northeastern 48

NORTHEASTERN

Ashley Meyer 1 0-0 3, Jensen Knappenberger 2 0-0 4, Scarlett Malave 1 2-2 4, Shay Mathison 6 0-1 14, Courtney Weibley 3 1-2 7, Payton Hauck 0 1-2 1, Jordyn Kloster 7 1-4 15. Totals 20 5-11 48.

SHIPPENSBURG

Jazzy Chambers 0 0-0 0, Drew Lovett 4 5-10 13, Alysia Clawson 8 0-0 16, Nicole Baker 0 0-0 0, Kylee Miller 0 0-0 0, Sarah Lyman 3 1-2 7, Brooke Porter 5 5-6 15, Allyson Fetter 1 0-0 2, Denice Lovett 2 0-1 4. Totals 23 11-19 57.

Northeastern 10 13 12 13 - 48

Shippensburg 15 18 16 12 - 57

3-point shots - NE 3 (Mathison 2, Meyer 1). Shooting - Ship 50%.

JV: Chambersburg 34, Shippensburg 28. Mercedes Rideout led Chambersburg with 13 points; Janay Hamilton led Ship with 8.

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

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Southern Fulton 72

Juniata Valley 37

Saturday, at Alexandria

Non-league game

Macey Hollenshead had a career-high 33 points and led Southern Fulton to a dominating victory against Juniata Valley ... Hollenshead also led with 7 assists The Indians (15-0) had one other player, Taelor Morton, in double figures; she finished with 15 ... Southern Fulton played nice defense, especially in the second quarter, when it outscored Juniata Valley, 25-6 ... The Indians finished with 17 steals ... Missing 4 players due to illness, SF did not let it stand in their way ... Indian coach Terry Bard said, "Everyone stepped up today. I was especially pleased with the effort considering the circumstances. Morgan Strait played in place of Ashley Roman and did well inside (7 rebounds). We have NBC (Northern Bedford) on Monday, so we have no time to celebrate. They've been playing really well lately." ... For the Hornets (10-4), Abbie Zinobile was the scoring leader with 16 points.

So. Fulton 72, Juniata Valley 37

SOUTHERN FULTON

Kayla Chilcote 4 0-0 8, Taelor Morton 6 3-3 15, Morgan Strait 1 1-2 3, Kayla Wertz 2 1-2 5, Macey Hollenshead 14 3-6 33, Christina Koontz 0 0-0 0, Maddie Mellott 0 0-0 0, Allison Spade 2 0-0 4, Celina Merchant 1 0-0 2, Lakyn Morton 1 0-0 2, Shaye Smartt 0 0-0 0. Totals 29 8-13 72.

JUNIATA VALLEY

Lecrone 0 1-2 1, Zinobile 8 0-0 16, Ammerman 2 4-4 8, Myers 2 4-4 8, Levi 2 0-0 4. Totals 14 9-10 37.

Southern Fulton 19 25 16 12 - 72

Juniata Valley 12 6 11 8 - 37

3-point shots - SF 2 (Hollenshead 2). Shooting - SF 31-60 (51.7%). Rebounds - SF 27 (Strait 7, T.Morton 5). Assists - SF 21 (Hollenshead 7, T.Morton 5, Chilcote 5). Steals - SF 17 (T.Morton 5, Chilcote 4). Turnovers - SF 11. Blocked shots - SF 1 (Hollenshead).

JV: So. Fulton 49, Juniata Valley 22. Allison Spade led SF with 15 points.

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

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Northern 46

Waynesboro 17

Saturday, at Dillsburg

Non-league game

Northern picked up its first victory of the season with a convincing defeat of Waynesboro ... The Indians (0-15) kept it close in the first half and were trailing just 15-9 at halftime, but then the Polar Bears (1-15) began to take over ... Sara Yunez had a stellar game with 24 points, including 10-of-14 from the line for Northern ... Waynesboro struggled from the line, hitting just 8-of-20 free throws ... The Indians' Dori Kozain scored 5 points.

Northern 46, Waynesboro 17

WAYNESBORO

Mallory Patterson 0 1-4 1, Sam Nichols 0 1-2 1, Kennedy Chandler 1 0-0 3, Dori Kozain 1 3-6 5, Hunter Mowen 0 3-6 3, Lily Harish 0 0-0 0, Abby Roxby 0 0-0 0, Lauren Wagaman 1 0-0 2, Katie Clawson 0 0-0 0, Kristy McFerren 0 0-0 0, Deb Rosenberger 1 0-2 2. Totals 4 8-20 17.

NORTHERN

Darby Anders 1 0-0 2, Candace Gerber 1 0-0 2, Mo Brown 0 0-2 0, Lexie Wadell 1 0-0 2, Steph Clark 1 4-6 6, Hope Jacobs 1 1-2 3, Mary Walsh 1 2-2 4, Lizzy Horn 1 1-2 3, Sara Yunez 7 10-14 24. Totals 14 18-28 46.

Waynesboro 4 5 4 4 - 17

Northern 6 9 14 17 - 46

3-point shots - Way 1 (Chandler).

Next game: Monday, at home vs. Mechanicsburg, 7:30.

MID-ATLANTIC

Hun School 65

Mercersburg Academy 51

Saturday, at Princeton, N.J.

Mid-Atlantic Prep League game

After starting out 9-0, Mercersburg Academy is now on a 2-game losing streak after falling to Hun School ... The Blue Storm (9-2, 3-2 MAPL) were outscored 22-6 in the second quarter ... Mercersburg assistant coach David Bell said, "The second quarter just killed us. It was even in the first, then we got ourselves in a deep hole in the second quarter. We actually outplayed them in the second half, but we were too far behind to make up the difference." ... The Raiders' Johanna Johnson banked 34 points ... Bell said, "Obviously their big girl beat us almost single-handedly tonight. She was hard to match up against and very athletic. Clearly, we just couldn't stop her." ... The Blue Storm were led by Melody Gomez, who had 18 points ... She was followed closely behind by Teal Tasker (17 points).

Hun 65, Mercersburg 51

MERCERSBURG

Teal Tasker 7 3-6 17, Sarah Firestone 1 2-11 4, Hanna Warfield 3 0-0 6, McKenzie Brink 2 0-0 4, Melody Gomez 7 4-5 18, Sydney Reath 1 0-0 2, Paige Richardson 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 9-22 51.

HUN

Johanna Johnson 15 4-6 34, Brown 3 2-4 8, Bernette 3 1-4 8, Dwyer 1 0-0 3, Jess Johnson 1 0-0 2, Mullen 2 4-4 10. Totals 25 11-18 65.

Mercersburg 12 6 18 15 - 51

Hun 12 22 17 14 - 65

3-point shots - Hun (Mullen 2, Bernette, Dwyer). Shooting - MA 21-60 (35.0%). Rebounds - MA 38 (Tasker 11, Gomez 10). Assists - MA 8 (Warfield, Tasker 3). Steals - MA 4. Turnovers - MA 18. Blocked shots - MA 3. Fouled out - Tasker; Jo.Johnson, Brown.

JV: Mercersburg 36, Hancock, Md. 33. Maya Miller led the Storm with 19 points.

Next game: Sunday, at Lawrenceville, N.J., 2:45.