HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Shalom Christian's girls didn't show any signs of rust Friday night, jumping on Faith Christian early and winning their Mason-Dixon Christian Conference semifinal game, 53-31.

The Flames had some time off since their last game, but they picked up where they left off, winning their 12th straight game and improving their record to 16-4. Shalom took a 17-3 lead in the first quarter, led 26-11 at halftime and was up 43-21 after three periods.

Shalom coach Brad Eby said, "We've been off all week because of the first-round bye (for being top seed). I was afraid we'd be flat, but we started out fairly quickly. The girls were sharp and the defense was strong."

Tori Yoder led the Flames with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 6 steals. Teammate Lydia Tissue scored 13 points, while Brooke Kuhns and Lydia Harris added 9 points apiece.

Eby said, "Our captain, Lydia Tissue, sparked us a number of times. She had 6 of her points in the third quarter. Tori Yoder and Lydia Harris - they do their thing and they do a pretty nice job."

Hannah Dupson led Faith with 11 points.

Shalom will play New Life for the MDCC tournament championship on Saturday at 1:15 p.m.

The Shalom boys upset top-seeded Broadfording by one point on Friday night. They will play Heritage on Saturday at 3 p.m. for the MDCC tourney championship.

Shalom Christian 53, Faith Christian 31

FAITH

Hannah Dupson 4 0-0 11, Caroline Coste 1 2-5 4, Amanda Denesus 2 1-4 5, Madeline Sansell 1 0-0 2, Olivia Stoddard 3 1-2 7, Elizabeth Castle 1 0-0 2.


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Totals 12 4-13 31.

SHALOM

Kamry Baum 1 0-0 2, Lydia Tissue 5 1 0-0 13, Brooke Poe 1 0-0 2, Rachel Holderman 1 0-0 2, Brooke Kuhns 2 5-6 9, Lydia Harris 4 1-2 9, Tori Yoder 6 4-8 16, Jennifer Knepper 0 0-0 0, Tara Lehman 0 0-0 0, Jessica Grove 0 0-0 0, Lexy Poe 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 10-16 53.

Faith Christian 3 8 10 10 - 31

Shalom Christian 17 9 17 10 - 53

3-point shots - SC 1 (Tissue); FC 3 (Dupson 3). Shooting - SC 21-45 (46.7%). Rebounds - SC 36 (Yoder 13). Assists - SC 8. Steals - SC 16 (Yoder 6, Holderman 4). Turnovers - SC 15. Blocked shots - SC 4 (Baum 2).

Next game: Saturday, vs. New Life in the MDCC championship game, at Grace Academy, 1:15.