MERCERSBURG - Dre Wills pumped in a whopping 46 points for Mercersburg Academy on Thursday night.

Despite his efforts, the Blue Storm boys basketball team lost in overtime, 83-77, to highly-regarded Princeton Day Academy, a suburban Washington, D.C., school in Laurel, Md.

Mercersburg (6-10) had a 15-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but Princeton Day (24-11) rallied to tie the score 68-68 at the end of regulation.

Princeton Day outscored the Blue Storm 15-9 in the overtime period.

Wills, a 6-1 senior guard, connected on 17 of 21 shots from the floor, including 2-for-3 on 3-pointers, and was 10-for-16 from the foul line.

In addition, Wills also led the Blue Storm with 9 rebounds and 5 assists.

Also for Mercersburg, Patrick Ryan had 13 points, Reggie Fiumano and Mike Collins scored 8 apiece and Trustin Riley had 2.

Princeton Day 83, Mercersburg 77

Princeton Day 6 11 19 32 15 - 83

Mercersburg 12 16 25 15 9 - 77

3-point shots - Merc 7 (Ryan 3, Wills 2, Fiumano 2). Shooting - Merc 27-53 (51%). Rebounds - Merc 24 (Wills 9). Assists - Merc 12 (Wills 5). Steals - Merc 1.

Next game: Saturday, at The Hill School, 2.

MPC COLONIAL

Big Spring 57, James Buchanan 56

Thursday, at Newville

Mid Penn Colonial game

Despite a 23-point fourth quarter, James Buchanan's comeback fell short against Big Spring ... The Bulldogs (5-14, 1-9 MPC) had four players in double figures ... Grant Strawoet scored all 14 of his team-high points from the field, including 4 of JB's seven 3-pointers ... Rockets coach Larry Strawoet said, "We were down by a bucket with nine seconds left. They missed two free throws, they rebounded the basketball and that was it. We have not found ways to win games this year. That's the bottom line. I take responsibility for looking at it and saying, 'How do we do this?' We need to get an idea of how to win the close ones."

Big Spring 57, James Buchanan 56

JAMES BUCHANAN

Liam Corcoran 2 0-0 6, Grant Strawoet 5 0-0 14, Garrett Malanka 2 2-4 6, Jake Muller 1 2-2 4, Dustin Gossert 1 0-0 3, Aubrey Brown 4 0-0 8, Austin Metzler 3 1-2 7, Sloane Bendel 0 1-2 1, Ryan Hege 3 1-2 7 Josh Lechleitner 0 0-0 0 Dustin Ziemba 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 7-12 56.

BIG SPRING

Hickman 4 2-2 10, Grier 2 3-6 8, Pion 5 3-10 14, Bailey 3 8-10 15, Adams 4 2-5 10. Totals 18 8-33 57.

James Buchanan 11 14 8 23 - 56

Big Spring 11 12 14 20 - 57

3-point shots - JB 7 (Strawoet 4, Corcoran 2, Gossert); BS 3 (Greer, Pion, Bailey). Shooting - JB 21-58 (36%). Rebounds - JB 29 (Lechleitner 4, Corcoran 4). Assists - JB 14 (Corcoran 5). Turnovers - JB 9. Fouled out - Muller, Malanka.

JV: James Buchanan 31, Big Spring 49. Ryan Hissong led the Rockets with 7 points.

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

MDCC

Heritage Academy (Md.) 49

Shalom Christian 43

Thursday, at Marion

Mason-Dixon Christian Conf. game

Heritage sweeps Shalom Christian with a 49-43 road win against their second Mason-Dixon Christian Conference rival ... Alex Cosner led the Eagles with 19 points with Ben Cosner right behind him scoring 15 points ... The Flames (7-9, 5-4 MDCC) were led by Jeffrey McCracken's 13 points ... Matt Wenger chipped in two 3-pointers in his 10-point night ... Shalom coach Danley Shank said, "In every hard-fought game there is always going to be a team that doesn't get a win to show for it, but I thought the guys got better today because of how hard they played."

Heritage 49, Shalom 43

HERITAGE

Bryce High 1 0-2 2, Nate Patey 2 1-3 5, Alex Cosner 8 3-5 19, Chris Harrell 3 0-0 9, Ben Cosner 5 4-4 14. Totals 20 8-14 49.

SHALOM

Matt Wenger 4 0-0 10, Logan Benton 3 0-0 6, Jeffrey McCracken 6 1-1 13, Alex Crilley 4 0-0 9, Quentin Clapper 2 1-1 5.

Heritage 9 13 14 13 - 49

Shalom 9 6 16 12 - 43

3-point shots - HA 1 (Harrell); SC 3 (Wenger 2, McCracken).

Next game: Saturday, at home vs. Broadfording (Md.), 4:30.

SHL/ICC

Northern Bedford 84

Forbes Road 43

Thursday, at Loysburg

Sideling Hill League/ICC game

Northern Bedford took an early lead and rolled to a big win over Forbes Road The Cardinals (2-13, 0-9 SHL, 1-7 ICC) were led by Tristan Gelvin with 15 points, including 13-for-20 from the line Kyle Schoen added 10 points FR coach Jeff Gelvin said, "We got off to another sluggish start. They zapped us pretty early in the game and we never got it going. We played pretty well in the second half, but we were too far behind to come back."

Northern Bedford 84, Forbes Road 43

FORBES ROAD

Tristan Gelvin 1 13-20 15, Chase Shaw 2 2-2 6, Kyle Schoen 4 2-2 10, Macklin Hawkins 3 0-0 6, Brock Broadwater 0 0-0 0, Tyson Berkstresser 1 0-0 2, Nick Keller 2 0-2 4, Gunner Strait 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 17-26 43.

NORTHERN BEDFORD

T.Pressel 9 4-7 22, Z.Pressel 2 0-0 4, Diehl 7 0-0 14, Over 8 3-4 22, Snyder 3 2-3 9, England 2 2-3 6, Barnes 1 1-1 3, Litzenberger 0 4-4 4, Totals 32 16-22 84.

Forbes Road 3 13 15 12 - 43

No. Bedford 24 21 23 16 - 84

3-point shots - NB 4 (Over 3, Snyder). Shooting - FR 13-60 (22%). Rebounds - FR 25 (Hawkins 6). Assists - FR 8 (Shaw 3). Steals - FR 10 (Shaw 3). Turnovers - FR 19.

JV: Forbes Road 42, Northern Bedford 34. Grant Moore led the Cardinals with 8 points.

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