Fighting for the ball: Greencastle-Antrim s Katie Gelsinger, left, grabs a rebound against James Buchanan on Tuesday night. The Blue Devils won the rivalry
Fighting for the ball: Greencastle-Antrim s Katie Gelsinger, left, grabs a rebound against James Buchanan on Tuesday night. The Blue Devils won the rivalry game, 60-44. (Public Opinion/Ryan Blackwell)
MERCERSBURG - James Buchanan suffered another injury at the center position on a night it could ill afford to.

Already minus starting center Jess Moquin - sidelined with a foot injury - the Rockets (9-9, 7-4 MPC) lost Taryn Miller to injury in the first quarter of Tuesday night's Mid Penn Colonial Division girls basketball game at home against Greencastle-Antrim.

That allowed the Blue Devils' talented center, Katie Gelsinger, to take over. She completed a double-double with 26 points and 10 rebounds in G-A's 60-44 win over the Rockets (4-14, 1-9 MPC).

"Gelsinger dominated on the inside," said James Buchanan coach Rick Cristofano. "We just didn't have an answer for her size and ability."

Greencastle coach Mike Rhine said, "Katie was incredible tonight. She is developing into a solid all-around player."

Chloe Hoover (12) and Hannah Crist (11) gave her help, combining for 23 more points to help the Blue Devils win their third game in a row.

For the Rockets, Cheyenne Carbaugh continued her role as the do-it-all player. She led JB with 14 points and 10 rebounds. She was aided by point guard Rochelle Timmons, who chipped in 11 points.

The Rockets battled down the stretch, scoring 25 points in the fourth quarter, but the deficit was too much to overcome.

"(The fourth quarter) was kind of a mess," Cristofano said. "We were pressing and got some turnovers, but we were so far behind at that point there was no chance to come back.


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Greencastle 60

James Buchanan 44

GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM

Lauren Powers 0 0-0 0, Ashlynn Schaeffer 0 0-0 0, Hannah Crist 5 0-0 11, Shelby Stouffer 1 2-5 4, Meghan Hirneisen 1 0-0 2, Chloe Hoover 4 2-2 12, Jane Herman 2 0-0 5, Katie Gelsinger 10 6-8 26, Erin Bontrager 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 10-15 60.

JAMES BUCHANAN

Jenna Carbaugh 1 0-0 2, Bailey Wagner 1 1-2 3, Candice Plessinger 0 0-0 0, Taylor Gorman 0 0-0 0, Charity Miller 1 0-0 3, Jennae Piper 0 3-3 3, Rochelle Timmons 4 3-4 11, Cheyenne Carbaugh 4 6-8 14, Taryn Miller 0 0-0 0, Tristan Amsley 1 0-0 3, Eberly 2 1-2 5. Totals 14 14-20 44.

Greencastle 16 17 7 20 - 60

James Buchanan 7 9 3 25 - 44

3-point shots - GA 4 (Hoover 2, Herman, Crist); JB (C.Miller, Amsley). Shooting - GA 23-50 (46%); JB 14-58 (24%). Rebounds - GA 23 (Gelsinger 10); JB 32 (C.Carbaugh 10). Assists - GA 15 (Crist 4); JB 10 (C.Carbaugh 3). Steals - GA 10 (Herman, Crist 3); JB 19. Turnovers - GA 24; JB 31. Blocked shots - JB 2. Fouled out - Schaeffer; Timmons, Amsley.

JV: James Buchanan 30, Greencastle 24. Charity Miller led the Rockets with 9 points.

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

ICC

Forbes Road 56

Southern Huntingdon 33

Tuesday, at Hustontown

Inter-County Conf. game

Forbes Road snapped a 6-game losing streak in pinning a 23-point loss on Southern Huntingdon The Cardinals (4-11, 2-8 ICC) got 14 points from Shayla Carmack Braylin Hohman added 9 points, Breanna Worthing had 8 and Shania Gelvin scored 7 Carmack also had 5 steals Sam Clippinger grabbed 6 rebounds FR coach Stacy Horne said, "The girls played well on both ends of the court. We held Southern to one field goal in the first half. We were pretty aggressive. We were kind of cruising in the second half." The Cardinals led 24-14 at halftime The Rockets (1-15) were led by Kendra Donaldson with 16.

Forbes Road 56, So. Huntingdon 33

SOUTHERN HUNTINGDON

Donelson 5 6-11 16, Leonard 1 8-12 10, Booher 0 3-4 3, Varner 0 2-2 2, Griffin 0 1-2 1, Zinobile 0 1-2 1. Totals 6 21-33 33.

FORBES ROAD

Shayla Carmack 4 5-6 14, Sam Clippinger 3 0-0 6, Corri Parsons 0 2-2 2, Shania Gelvin 3 0-0 7, Hohman 4 1-3 9, Breanna Worthing 2 4-4 8, Haley Lashinsky 2 0-2 4, Lauren Black 2 0-0 4, Mina Wilt 0 0-2 0, Arica Carbaugh 0 0-0 0, Malea Truax 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 12-19 56.

So. Huntingdon 5 7 7 14 - 33

Forbes Road 9 20 7 20 - 56

3-point shots - FR 2 (Carmack, Gelvin). Shooting - SH 6-35 (17%); FR 21-52 (40%). Rebounds - SH 24; FR 30 (Clippinger 6). Steals - FR 10 (Carmack 5). Turnovers - SH 24; FR 12.

JV: Southern Huntingdon 33, Forbes Road 27. Breanna Worthing led the Cardinals with 13 points.

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

SHL/ICC

Everett 78

Fannett-Metal 46

Tuesday, at Everett

Sideling Hill/ICC game

Fannett-Metal fell behind early vs. Everett and couldn't recover Tigers coach Jenny Lauthers said, "Everett is a very good shooting team. They run the floor very well. We did not capitalize on mistakes they made. We'd get a steal and just throw it away. We were not real strong with handling the ball tonight. Some of the kids played hard; others just played." The Tigers (9-6, 3-6 SHL, 4-6 ICC) were led by Blaire Lauthers with 19 points and 9 rebounds Megan Dougherty added 9 points, 7 steals and 5 assists Amanda Laye scored 8 points For the Warriors (14-4, 9-2 SHL), Aubrea Phipps led with 18 points.

Everett 78, Fannett-Metal 46

FANNETT-METAL

Megan Dougherty 3 3-4 9, Blaire Lauthers 8 3-4 19, Naomi Fields 1 0-0 2, Jodi Adams 1 0-0 2, Amanda Laye 2 4-5 8, McKenna Bair 1 0-2 2, Melissa Zeger 2 0-0 4, Jessica Becker 0 0-0 0, Lexi Mackey 0 0-0 0, Caroline Yarish 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 10-15 46.

EVERETT

B.Morral 5 2-2 15, Au.Phipps 8 2-4 18, Duvall 1 0-0 2, Brallier 4 1-2 10, Beegle 2 0-0 4, Al.Phipps 1 0-0 2, McDonald 1 0-0 2, K.Morral 7 0-2 14, Snider 1 0-0 2, Rice 4 1-2 9. Totals 34 6-12 78.

Fannett-Metal 8 10 18 10 - 46

Everett 15 15 28 20 - 78

3-point shots - Evt (B.Morral 3, Brallier). Shooting - FM 18-58 (31%). Rebounds - FM 38 (Lauthers 9). Assists - FM 12 (Dougherty 5). Steals - FM 12 (Dougherty 7). Turnovers - FM 33. Blocked shots - FM 1 (Adams).

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

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Northern Bedford 74

McConnellsburg 36

Tuesday, at Loysburg

Sideling Hill/ICC game

Northern Bedford connected on 12 three-pointers in defeating McConnellsburg Leah Hershberger led the Panthers (12-5, 9-2 SHL) with 24 points For the Spartans (7-8, 2-7 SHL, 3-7 ICC), Jessi Keefer tossed in 20 points Nikki Fleming led with 13 rebounds and Sam Roberts had 3 assists and 3 steals McConnellsburg coach Dave Garland said, "They had too much for us to shut down. We knew they could hit the three. We threw a lot of defenses at them, but every time we adjusted to what they were doing, they'd hit something else on us."

Nor. Bedford 74, McConnellsburg 36

McCONNELLSBURG

Nikki Fleming 2 1-1 5, Katie Shore 0 1-2 1, Libby Strayer 1 5-7 7, Jessi Keefer 7 3-4 20, Kylie Zittle 1 0-0 2, Sam Roberts 0 1-2 1, Brittney Parson 0 0-0 0, Marah Huston 0 0-0 0, Kylie Keefer 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 11-15 36.

NORTHERN BEDFORD

Cottle 3 2-2 8, Hershberger 8 3-4 24, Smith 4 0-0 12, Beach 6 0-0 12, Clark 2 2-2 6, Cronrath 2 1-2 6, Gochnour 2 0-0 6. Totals 27 8-10 74.

McConnellsburg 11 7 4 14 - 36

Nor. Bedford 16 15 26 17 - 74

3-point shots - McC 3 (J.Keefer 3); NB 12 (Hershberger 5, Smith 4, Gochnour 2, Cronrath). Shooting - McC 11-45 (24.4%). Rebounds - McC 37 (Fleming 13). Assists - McC 8 (Roberts 3). Steals - McC 8 (Roberts 3). Turnovers - McC 20. Blocked shots - McC 2 (Fleming, J.Keefer).

JV: Northern Bedford 40, McConnellsburg 28. Kylie Keefer led the Spartans with 12 points.

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

MASON-DIXON

Shalom Christian 36

Faith Christian 24

Tuesday, at Marion

Mason-Dixon Christian Conf. game

Lydia Harris and Lydia Tissue each scored 9 points and hauled in 8 of Shalom Christian's 15 steals as the Flames extended their winning streak to 7 games ... Tori Yoder continued her strong season with 8 points and 11 assissts ... Shalom coach Brad Eby said, "The first half was great (for us) - taking care of ball, getting steals, rebounds, blocked shots. The second half I'm not sure what was different, but our shooting was really off - we had good looks but just couldn't finish. I was very pleased, though, with Rachel Holderman with five blocked shots, and Lydia Tissue had a very nice game."

Shalom Christian 36, Faith 24

FAITH CHRISTIAN

Hannah Dobson 1 0-0 3, Allie Ronnine 0 2-2 2, Caroline Coste 2 1-9 5, Amanda Denesus 1 1-4 3, Madeline Samsell 1 3-4 5, Olivia Steiddard 2 2-4 6. Totals 5 9-24 24.

SHALOM CHRISTIAN

Lydia Tissue 4 0-0 9, Kara Lehman 0 2-2 2, Brooke Kuhns 4 0-0 8, Lydia Harris 3 3-4 9, Tori Yoder 4 0-2 8, Kamry Baum 0 0-0 0, Brooke Poe 0 0-0 0, Lexi Poe 0 0-0 0, Jessica Grove 0 0-0 0, Rachel Holderman 0 0-0 0, Jennifer Knepper 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 5-8 36.

Faith Christian 3 3 5 13 - 24

Shalom Christian 13 12 2 9 - 36

3-point shots - FC 1 (Dobson); SC 1 (Tissue). Shooting - SC 14-55 (25.5%). Rebounds - SC 27 (Yoder 11). Assists - SC 8 (Harris, Yoder 3). Steals - SC 15 (Harris, Tissue 4). Turnovers - SC 13. Blocked shots - SC 10 (Holderman 5).

Next game: Saturday, at home vs. Broadfording, 3.

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Broadfording 51

Cumb. Valley Christian 43

Tuesday, at Broadfording, Md.

Mason-Dixon Christian game

Broadfording's Jade Boone racked up 34 points to lead the Lions to a win over Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers coach Mike Sanders said, "Our defense just couldn't stop No. 14. Plus, the game was won at the free throw line." The Lions were 19-for-29 on foul shots and CVC was 4-for-12 Hannah Turner scored 10 points to lead the Blazers (2-13, 1-7 MDCC) and Maddie Keck had 10 rebounds Sanders said, "Our offense played better; now we have to put it together with our defense."

Broadfording 51, CV Christian 43

CV CHRISTIAN

Morgan Keck 3 1-4 7, Emily Ocker 2 0-0 4, Karli Fogal 1 3-4 5, Karlee Kipe 2 0-1 4, Hannah Turner 4 0-0 10, Loryn Sanders 3 0-0 7, Maddie Keck 2 0-3 4, Jessie Morrow 0 0-0 0, Vosia Balafoutos 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 4-12 43.

BROADFORDING

Jade Boone 13 8-10 34, Kiera White 1 5-8 7, Ambrielle Kohl 1 5-7 7, Cheska Knable 1 1-4 3. Totals 16 19-29 51.

CV Christian 3 8 13 19 - 43

Broadfording 8 18 10 15 - 51

3-point shots - CVC 3 (Turner 2, Sanders). Rebounds - CVC 38 (Mad.Keck 10). Assists - CVC 9 (Fogal 5). Steals - CVC 10 (Fogal 4). Turnovers - CVC 16. Fouled out - Sanders.

Next game: Tuesday, at Maryland School for the Deaf, 7:30.

IPSL

Mercersburg Academy 46

St. Maria Goretti 33

Tuesday, at Mercersburg

Ind. Parochial School game

Mercersburg Academy outscored St. Maria Goretti 11-1 in the first quarter and led 22-7 at halftime in improving its record to 12-4 Sarah Firestone (of Mercersburg) led the Blue Storm with 10 points and Teal Tasker (of Chambersburg) and Hanna Warfield each scored 9 points Warfield had 5 assists and 3 steals Melody Gomez collected 14 rebounds The Blue Storm (4-1 IPSL) won by 13 despite shooting 30 percent Mercersburg assistant coach David Bell said, "We took control of the game early. We could've had a bigger lead in the first half, but we missed a lot of easy shots. They battled back in the second half and played tough. (Maggie) Murray hit all four of her 3's in the second half and 14 of her 17 points. She kept things close."

Mercersburg 46, St. Maria Goretti 33

ST. MARIA GORETTI

M.Murray 5 3-6 17, C.Murray 2 2-5 6, Jackson 1 0-0 2, Lorensen 2 2-2 6, Rock 0 2-2 2. Totals 10 9-15 33.

MERCERSBURG ACADEMY

Teal Tasker 4 1-2 9, Sarah Firestone 5 0-1 10, Hanna Warfield 4 1-2 9, McKenzie Brink 2 0-0 4, Melody Gomez 1 4-10 6, Sydney Reath 2 0-0 4, Paige Richardson 2 0-2 4, Syd Godbey 0 0-0 0, Gabi Bucci 0 0-0 0, Chantel Yague 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 6-17 46.

St. Maria Goretti 1 6 14 12 - 33

Mercersburg 11 11 10 14 - 46

3-point shots - SMG 4 (M.Murray). Shooting - MA 20-66 (30%); Rebounds - MA 41 (Gomez 14, Firestone 7). Assists - MA 10 (Warfield 5). Steals - MA 11 (Warfield 3, Gomez 3). Turnovers - MA 12. Blocked shots - MA 6 (Brink 2, Gomez 2).

JV: Hancock (Md.) 30, Mercersburg 23. Maya Miller led the Blue Storm with 12 points.

Next game: Thursday, at Maryland School for the Deaf, 4:30.

MPC COLONIAL

Boiling Springs 50

Waynesboro 24

Tuesday, at Boiling Springs

Mid Penn Colonial Div. game

Waynesboro suffered another dominating defeat at the hands of Boiling Springs ... The Maidens (0-19, 0-11 MPC) managed to put up just 24 points ... Dori Kozain scored most of them, finishing the night with 18, including a game-high three 3-pointers ... Kozain also had a team-leading 9 rebounds and 5 blocks ... The Bubblers were led by Casie Hostetter, who scored 11 points.

Boiling Springs 50, Waynesboro 24

BOILING SPRINGS

Ceclie Crowley 4 0-2 9, Mary Spisak 2 2-3 7, Kaitlyn Read 2 4-4 8, Mikayla Snyder 3 0-0 6, Casie Hostetter 4 1-1 11, Megan Bobb 0 1-2 1, Morgan Illgenfritz 1 0-0 2, Taylor Malinish 3 0-1 6. Totals 19 8-13 50.

WAYNESBORO

Mallory Patterson 0 0-0 0, Sam Nichols 0 2-2 2, Kennedy Chandler 0 0-0 0, Dori Kozain 7 1-1 18, Hunter Mowen 0 0-0 0, Lily Harnish 0 0-0 0, Abby Roxby 0 0-0 0, Lauren Wagaman 1 1-4 4, Kristy McFerren 0 0-0 0, Deb Rosenberger 0 0-0 0. Totals 8 4-7 24.

Waynesboro 8 8 5 3 - 24

Boil. Springs 16 14 15 5 - 50

3-point shots - Way 4 (Kozain 3, Wagaman 1); Boil 4 (Hostetter 2, Crowley, Spisak 1).

JV: Boiling Springs 34, Waynesboro 7. Shannon Colvin led the Maidens with 4 points.

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