From staff reports

ORBISONIA - McConnellsburg put up some stellar defense to more than double up on Southern Huntingdon in a 37-15 Inter-County Conference girls basketball victory on Thursday night.

The Spartans (7-7, 3-6 ICC) held the Rockets to just 15 points - the second time this season McConnellsburg held a team to 15 or fewer points this season.

Nikki Fleming and Libby Strayer led the defense with five steals apiece; the team totaled 18.

Spartans coach Dave Garland said, "I was very pleased with our defense. We were able to generate some turnovers. They didn't shoot a very good percentage because we did a nice job of putting pressure on the ball and having them rush some shots."

McConnellsburg's scoring was led by Brittany Parson, who had 10 points.

McConnellsburg 37

Southern Huntingdon 15

McCONNELLSBURG

Nikki Fleming 1 6-6 8, Brittany Parson 5 0-0 10, Libby Strayer 3 0-4 6, Jessie Kiefer 2 1-2 6, Kylie Zittle 1 0-1 3, Samantha Roberts 1 0-0 2, Kylie Keefer 1 0-0 2. Totals 14 7-13 37.

SO. HUNTINGDON

Kara Leonard 2 2-5 7, Kendra Donelson 0 0-4 0, Kaylee Bohre 1 0-0 2, Lily Yohn 1 0-0 3, Ashley Griffiths 1 1-2 3. Totals 4 3-9 15.

McConnellsburg 10 9 8 10

So. Huntingdon 3 1 10 1

3-point shots - McC 2 (J.Keefer, Zittle 1); SH 2 (Leonard, Yohn 1). Shooting - McC 14-39 (35.9%). Rebounds - McC 38 (Fleming 8). Assists - McC 8 (Fleming 4). Steals - McC 18 (Fleming, Stayer 5). Turnovers - McC 19. Blocked shots - McC 3 (J.Keefer 2). Fouled out - Leonard.

Next game: Thursday, at home vs. Fannett-Metal, 7:30.

SIDELING HILL/ICC

Everett 67

Southern Fulton 43

Thursday, at Everett

Sideling Hill League/ICC game

Southern Fulton finally met its match in an improved Everett squad, and the Indians fell for the first time this season ... SF (16-1, 9-1 SHL, 8-1 ICC) previously beat Everett by 20 points, but it was the Warriors who had the edge this time ... Southern Fulton coach Terry Bard said, "They wanted to win a lot more than we did. They came out jacked up to play us, and everything that we're supposed to do, they did to us. Everett deserved to win, 100 percent; they played a great game." ... The Indians were led by Macey Hollenshead, who finished with 16 points ... Southern Fulton suffered from poor shooting - just 29 percent from the field - and a large number of turnovers (19) ... Bard said, "Mentally, we didn't have it tonight. We didn't play defense, we turned the ball over, we couldn't shoot. Our heads weren't in the game. That's the recipe for failure every time."

Everett 67, Southern Fulton 43

SOUTHERN FULTON

Kayla Chilcote 2 0-0 4, Taelor Morton 3 0-0 6, Kayla Wertz 0 0-0 0, Macey Hollenshead 7 2-3 16, Christina Koontz 0 0-0 0, Maddie Mellott 0 1-4 1, Ashley Roman 2 1-2 5, Tylar Smith 0 0-0 0, Allison Spade 2 0-0 5, Celina Merchant 3 0-0 6, Lakyn Morton 0 0-0 0, Shaye Smartt 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 1 4-9 43.

EVERETT

Bailey Morral 4 3-4 14, Aubrey Phipps 6 8-9 22, Laura DuVall 1 1-2 3, Logan Brallier 4 1-2 10, Baylee Beegle 1 2-4 4, Nicole Clark 1 0-0 2, Kavie Morral 6 0-1 12. Totals 17 6 15-22 67.

So. Fulton 14 7 14 8 - 43

Everett 18 20 17 12 - 67

3-point shots - SF 1 (Spade); Evt 6 (B.Morral 2, Clark 2, Brauly 1). Shooting - SF 19-65 (29.2%). Rebounds - SF 23 (Roman 6). Assists - SF 8 (T.Morton 4). Steals - SF 15 (T.Morton, Hollenshead 5). Turnovers - SF 19. Fouled out - Roman.

JV: Everett 38, Southern Fulton 37, OT.

Next game: Monday, at home vs. Tussey Mountain, 7:30.

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Tussey Moutain 68

Fannett-Metal 46

Thursday, at Willow Hill

Sideling Hill/Inter-County game

Tussey Mountain outscored Fannett-Metal in every quarter on the way to a 22-point victory The Tigers' 24 turnovers didn't help "A lot of them were unforced when we just lost the ball," F-M coach Jen Lauthers said. "Tussey came out and made plays and we didn't." Blaire Lauthers had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Fannett-Metal (9-5, 3-5 SHL, 4-5 ICC), while Melissa Zeger put up 16 points and had 12 boards The Titans (11-3, 8-2 SHL), who got 21 points from Brianna Kendrick, held Megan Dougherty to just 1 point "Her game is flashing to the basket and they took that away tonight," Jen Lauthers said.

Tussey Mountain 68

Fannett-Metal 46

TUSSEY

Lynn 3 0-3 6, Brianna Kendrick 7 3-6 21, Rupert 3 2-2 10, Kauffman 2 0-0 4, Reed 4 3-4 11, Stodnour 2 2-2 6, Brumbaugh 4 2-2 10. Totals 25 12-19 68.

FANNETT-METAL

Megan Dougherty 0 1-2 1, Blaire Lauthers 7 5-8 19, Naomi Fields 1 0-1 2, Jodi Adams 1 0-0 2, Amanda Laye 1 0-0 2, McKenzie Bair 2 0-0 4, Melissa Zeger 6 4-7 16, Jess Becker 0 0-0 0, Alexis Mackey 0 0-0 0, Caroline Yarish 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 10-16 46.

Tussey Mtn 19 22 13 14 - 68

Fannett-Metal 13 17 8 8 - 46

3-point shots - TM 6 (Kendrick 4, Rupert 2). Shooting - FM 18-53 (33.9%). Rebounds - FM 39 (Zeger 12, Lauthers 10). Assists - FM 13 (Dougherty 5). Steals - FM 5 (Zeger 3). Turnovers - FM 24.

JV: Tussey Mountain 65, Fannett-Metal 49. Amanda Laye led the Tigers with 12 points.

Next game: Friday, at Mount Union, 7:30.

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Northern Bedford 48

Forbes Road 38

Thursday, at Hustontown

Sideling Hill/Inter-County game

Despite a strong game, Forbes Road was defeated by Northern Bedford by 10 points ... Cardinal coach Stacy Horne said he thought the girls were much-improved since the teams' first meeting ... Shayla Carmack led the Cardinals (3-11, 0-8 SHL, 1-8 ICC) with 14 points, followed closely by Sam Clippinger, who put up 12 ... The Cardinals were down late in the fourth quarter but manged to pull within 3 before they had to start fouling ... The Panthers hit 11 of 20 charity shots, but were strong in the fourth ... Horne said, "Our goal was just to try to break it down by quarters and working on improving against them. Actually our girls played really hard considering the first time we played them."

Nor. Bedford 48, Forbes Road 38

NO. BEDFORD

Cierra Cotte 3 4-6 11, Leah Hershberger 7 0-0 17, Alyssa Smith 0 1-2 1, Brianna Beach 3 0-1 6, Bethany Conrad 0 0-2 0, Hannah Drenning 2 5-6 10, Lana Gochenour 1 1-3 3. Totals 16 11-20 48.

FORBES ROAD

Shayla Carmack 5 3-5 14, Sam Clippinger 5 1-1 12, Corri Parsons 0 2-2 2, Shania Gelvin 1 0-0 2, Braylin Hohman 2 4-6 8, Breanna Worthing 0 0-0 0, Hayley Lashinsky 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 10-14 38.

No. Bedford 9 10 17 12 - 48

Forbes Road 9 6 10 13 - 38

3-point shots - NB 5 (Hershberger 3, Cotte, Drenning); FR 2 (Carmack, Clippinger). Shooting - FR 13-43 (30.0%). Rebounds - FR 31 (Clippinger, Parsons 7). Assists - FR 10 (Gelvin 5). Steals - FR 8 (Carmack 4). Turnovers - FR 20. Blocked shots - FR 1 (Carmack). Fouled out - Parsons.

JV: Forbes Road 23, Northern Bedford 20. Breanna Worthing led the Cardinals with 6 points.

Next game: Friday, at home vs. Chestnut Ridge, 7:30.