From staff reports

BOILING SPRINGS - Greencastle-Antrim fought off Boiling Springs, 57-52, in a Mid Penn Colonial Division boys basketball game on Tuesday night.

It was the second close game between the teams this season. The Blue Devils won the first encounter, 61-57.

G-A coach Gary Martin said, "We were trying to bounce back from the Gettysburg game (53-41 loss). We fell short on Friday night, so we were challenged to beat Boiling Springs on their court. It was a really big win for us. They were right behind us in the conference."

Joel Zola led he Blue Devils (13-3, 7-2 MPC) in scoring with 18 points. Holden Baker added nine points on three 3-pointers.

The Bubblers (11-6, 5-4 MPC) were led by Matt Gelber with 13 points and Sam Gelber with 12.

Greencastle 57, Boiling Springs 52

GREENCASTLE

Holden Baker 3 0-0 9, Danny Stepler 1 6-10 8, joel Zola 6 4-4 18, Austin Scott 1 1-2 3, Eli Englehart 3 0-2 7, Matt Montedoro 0 1-2 1, Zach Faulkner 2 3-7 7, Justin Smalls 0 4-4 4, Brandon Puffenbarger 0 0-0 0, Sammy Sprague 0 0-0 0, Wayne Kline 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 19-31 57.

BOILING SPRINGS

Sam Gelber 3 6-8 12, Matt Gelber 5 3-5 13, Andrew Keller 2 1-2 5, Tyler Wise 0 3-4 3, Austin Pittenger 4 1-2 10, B.J. McHenry 2 2-2 6, Eric Contreras 0 3-4 3. Totals 15 19-27 52.

Greencastle 12 13 15 17 - 57

Boiling Springs 15 10 7 20 - 52

3-point shots - GA 6 (Baker 3, Zola 2, Englehart); BS 3 (M.Gelber 2, Pittenger). Fouled out - Scott.

JV: Boiling Springs 67, Greencastle 47. Justin Smalls led the Blue Devils with 12 points.

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

MPC COLONIAL

Gettysburg 50

James Buchanan 36

Tuesday, at Mercersburg

Mid Penn Colonial Div. game

A slow start cost James Buchanan a chance to knock off Gettysburg - the Rockets found themselves behind 19-9 after one quarter "We got killed in the first quarter and you can't play from out of a hole against a team like Gettysburg," JB coach Larry Strawoet said. "They outhustled and outrebounded us, then we woke up and started playing. But we're not good enough to not come out with a sense of urgency, especially on defense." Trey Thomas continued his hot shooting by leading the Warriors (15-4, 1-0 MPC) with 21 points For the Rockets (4-13, 1-8 MPC), Grant Strawoet scored 11 points and Garrett Malanka added 9.

Gettysburg 50, J. Buchanan 36

GETTYSBURG

Ben Kroll 2 0-0 5, Colin Bortner 1 1-2 4, Jeremiah Colbert 1 0-0 2, Jon Tarbox 1 0-0 3, Jason Nye 1 0-0 2, Cody Kiefer 4 2-5 10, Trey Thomas 10 1-2 21, Tyler Lampe 0 3-4 3. Totals 20 8-13 50.

JAMES BUCHANAN

Liam Corcoran 1 0-0 2, Grant Strawoet 4 0-0 11, Garrett Malanka 4 0-0 9, Jake Muller 2 0-0 5, Austin Metzler 1 1-2 3, Zach Czuprynski 0 2-2 2, Sloane Bendell 2 0-0 4, Dustin Gossert 0 0-0 0, Aubrey Brown 0 0-0 0, Ryan Hege 0 0-0 0, Shamar Pates 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 3-4 36.

Gettysburg 19 11 11 9 - 50

James Buchanan 9 9 11 7 - 36

3-point shots - Get 3 (Kroll, Bortner, Tarbox); JB 5 (Strawoet 3, Muller, Malanka). Shooting - JB 14-49 (28.6%). Rebounds - JB 22 (Strawoet, Malanka 5). Assists - JB 7 (Brown 4). Steals - JB 2. Turnovers - JB 10. Fouled out - Corcoran.

JV: Gettysburg 51, James Buchanan 19. Toby Sowers led the Rockets with 11 points.

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

SIDELING HILL/ICC

Tussey Mountain 56

Forbes Road 43

Tuesday, at Hustontown

Sideling Hill League/ICC game

Forbes Road got itself into a 20-4 deficit after one quarter and couldn't fight its way back against Tussey Mountain "We didn't shoot the ball well early in the game, and they hit their shots early," Cardinals coach Jeff Gelvin said. "And when they missed they hit the boards hard. After that we played much better and we played hard the whole way to the end." For Forbes Road (2-11, 0-7 SHL, 1-6 ICC), Tristan Gelvin led with 13 points and Kyle Schoen had 8 points and 6 rebounds Luke Zelanko scored 19 for the Titans (10-4, 7-2 SHL).

Tussey Mtn. 56, Forbes Road 43

TUSSEY MTN.

Runk 1 2-4 4, Husick 3 4-4 12, Mitchell 2 0-0 5, Luke Zelanko 5 9-10 19, Wilson 2 0-0 4, Shauf 1 0-0 2, Kline 1 0-2 2, Chadwick 1 4-8 6, Willis 0 2-2 2. Totals 16 21-30 56.

FORBES ROAD

Tristan Gelvin 3 7-9 13, Kyle Schoen 3 2-4 8, Macklin Hawkins 2 1-4 5, Brock Broadwater 2 1-2 6, Hunter Horton 0 1-4 1, Tyson Berkstresser 1 0-2 2, Nick Keller 1 1-1 3, J.J. Martz 2 1-2 5, Cordell Strait 0 0-0 0, Grant Moore 0 0-0 0, Gunner Strait 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 14-28 43.

Tussey Mtn. 20 9 16 11 - 56

Forbes Road 4 9 14 16 - 43

3-point shots - TM 3 (Husick 2, Mitchell); FR 1 (Broadwater). Shooting - FR 14-45 (31.1%). Rebounds - FR 24 (Schoen 6). Assists - FR 8 (Gelvin 3). Steals - FR 3. Turnovers - FR 11.

JV: Tussey Mtn. 44, Forbes Road 39. Cordell Strait led the Cardinals with 10 points.

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

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Northern Bedford 61

Southern Fulton 54

Tuesday, at Warfordsburg

Sideling Hill League/ICC game

Southern Fulton suffered another hard-luck loss, this time by 7 points to Northern Bedford The Indians (5-6, 3-5 SHL, 4-4 ICC) have lost 5 games by 7 or fewer points SF coach Kent Hendershot said, "We've got to get this monkey off our backs. We were down by three points with two minutes to go. They were money at the line at the end of the game. They didn't miss their foul shots." Nick Smartt led the Indians with 17 points and Jordan Clingerman added 12 SF shot 51 percent from the floor and had 14 defensive rebounds The Panthers (11-3, 8-2 SHL) were led by Zane Snyder with 17 points and Taylor Pressel with 13.

No. Bedford 61, So. Fulton 54

NORTHERN BEDFORD

T.Pressel 5 3-4 13, Z.Pressel 2 1-1 6, Diehl 1 2-2 4, Over 3 3-4 11, England 0 2-2 2, Snyder 7 2-3 17, Barnes 3 2-2 8. Totals 21 15-18 61.

SOUTHERN FULTON

Nick Smartt 4 8-9 17, Brady Golden 3 0-0 7, Jake Ashketttle 3 0-0 6, Alex Seburn 1 0-0 2, Jordan Clingerman 6 0-0 12, Connor Litton 4 0-0 8, Mellott 1 0-0 2, Noah Smartt 0 0-0 0. Totals 22 8-9 54.

N. Bedford 12 16 17 16 - 61

S. Fulton 18 16 10 10 - 54

3-point shots - NB 4 (Over 2, Z.Pressel, Snyder); SF 2 (Ni.Smartt, Golden). Shooting - SF 22-50 (51.2%). Rebounds - SF 16 (Clingerman 6). Assists - SF 15 (Seburn 4, No.Smarrt 4). Steals - SF 6. Turnovers - SF 11. Blocked shots - SF 4 (Clingerman). Fouled out - Z.Pressel.

JV: N. Bedford 21, S. Fulton 45. Connor Litton led the Indians with 14 points.

Next game: Thursday, at home vs. Hancock, Md., 7:30.

MASON-DIXON

Shalom Christian 62

New Life Christian 55

Tuesday, at Frederick, Md.

Mason-Dixon Christian Conf. game

Shalom Christian parlayed 2 huge scoring quarters into a 7-point win over New Life The Flames (6-8, 4-3 MDCC) tallied 25 points in the second period, including 11 by Jeff McCracken, and 22 in the fourth, thanks to 10-for-14 free throw shooting That made up for the Rams' 27-point third period Shalom coach Danley Shank said, "This was a roller coaster game. We opened up a 20-point lead, then they pressured us in the third and we turned it over. I was glad to see the guys respond with a strong fourth to pull off a quality win against a tough team." Alex Crilley led Shalom with 22 points (9 in the fourth), McCracken had 15 and Matt Wenger added 12 Connor Brown led New Life with 17 points.

Shalom 62, New Life 55

SHALOM

Hunter Martin 0 0-0 0, Matt Wenger 4 2-2 12, Levi Nicklas 0 0-0 0, Logan Benton 2 2-6 6, Jeffrey McCracken 7 0-0 15, Alex Crilley 7 8-14 22, Quentin Clapper 2 3-4 7. Totals 22 15-26 62.

NEW LIFE

Connor Brown 6 4-6 17, Jeremiah Chambers 5 2-3 12, Michael Allwein 4 2-3 14, Jared McCrory 0 1-2 1, Austin Brown 3 4-4 11. Totals 18 13-18 55.

Shalom 7 25 8 22 - 62

New Life 6 5 27 17 - 55

3-point shots - SC 3 (Wenger 2, McCracken); NL 6 (Allwein 4, C.Brown, A.Brown).

Next game: Friday, at home vs. Heritage Academy, 7:15.

IPSL

Mercersburg Academy 86

St. John's Catholic Prep 61

Tuesday, at Nolde Gym

Ind. Parochial School League game

Mercersburg Academy snapped a 5-game losing skid in a big way by crushing St. John's Catholic Prep The Blue Storm (6-8, 3-1 IPSL) broke out to a 28-14 lead after one period, then outscored the Vikings 26-13 in the third to salt the victory away Dre Wills tossed in 31 points to lead Mercersburg, while Patrick Ryan (16), Reggie Fiumano (14) and Mike Collins (10) also reached double figures Wills also led his team in rebounds (7), assists (7) and steals (3).

Next game: Thursday, at home vs. Princeton Day, 5:30.