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NEWVILLE -- There was a defensive showdown on the boys basketball court on Tuesday night.

Shippensburg and Big Spring were knotted at halftime of a Mid Penn Colonial Division game, and both teams had managed to score only nine points.

The Greyhounds broke through a bit in the second half and secured a 38-23 victory.

“Their defense is pretty good, and I thought our defense played very well,” Ship coach Ray Staver said. “We didn’t shoot very well from the perimeter, either. We did figure out in the second half that we could get the ball inside, and we finally got to the foul line some in the fourth quarter.”

The Hounds (5-1, 3-0 MPC) trailed 20-15 with two minutes left in the third quarter, but they finished the game on a 21-3 run.

Despite the low-scoring affair, Wade Mills finished with his third straight double-double. He scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Shippensburg 38, Big Spring 23

Shippensburg (38)

Clayton Stine 0 1-2 1, Cody Gustafson 0 3-6 3, Wade Mills 5 3-4 13, Teagan Staver 1 3-4 5, Shuntan Hickman 3 2-3 8, Carter Van Scyoc 2 2-3 8, Adam Houser 0 0-0 0, Payton Fridinger 0 0-0 0, Brady Kuhn 0 0-0 0, Garret Cavanaugh 0 0-0 0. Totals — 11 14-22 38.

Big Spring (23)

Petty 2 0-0 4, Black 1 0-0 2, Ruth 3 0-1 6, Header 1 1-2 3, Bechtold 3 0-2 8. Totals — 10 1-5 23.

Shippensburg _ 3 _ 6 _ 11 _ 18 _ — _ 38

Big Spring _ 2 _ 7 _ 11 _ 3 _ — _ 23

3-point goals — Ship 2 (Van Scyoc 2), BS 2 (Bechtold).

JV score — Shippensburg 50, Big Spring 23. Alaric Hickman led the Greyhounds with 16 points.

Northern York 57, Waynesboro 51 >> A rough second half cost Waynesboro a victory in a Mid Penn Colonial Division matchup with Northern York.

The Indians (0-5, 0-3 MPC) built up a four-point lead by halftime, but struggled to get much scoring going in the second half.

Cameron Keck had a nice offensive game, finishing with 22 points. Mitch Neterer had 11 points, and Ogo Akamelu contributed eight points and seven rebounds.

Northern 57, Waynesboro 51

Waynesboro (51)

Kyle Hoffman 2 4-7 9, Jevik Fogelsonger 0 0-0 0, Cal Dvais 0 0-0 0, Mitch Neterer 5 0-0 11, Cameron Keck 7 3-4 22, Ogo Akamelu 3 2-4 8, Dakota Rhyne 0 1-3 1, Logan Weibley 0 0-0 0, Evan Hine 0 0-0 0. Totals — 17 10-18 51.

Northern (57)

Eric Jacobs 6 6-6 18, Jared Kearns 1 0-0 2, Scott Leitholf 5 6-7 16, Curtis Robison 2 2-5 6, Nick Sacoman 0 4-5 4, Bobby Shelly 0 2-2 2, Dominik Topper 2 0-0 4, Jack Walsh 2 1-3 5. Totals — 18 21-28 57.

Waynesboro _ 8 _ 17 _ 12 _ 14 _ — _ 51

Northern _ 7 _ 14 _ 16 _ 20 _ — _ 57

3-point goals — Way 7 (Keck 5, Hoffman, Neterer), Nor 0.

McConnellsburg 56, Everett 33 >> McConnellsburg overcame a scoring drought with a 21-point fourth quarter and handed Everett a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference loss.

“We went into a lull at the end of the second quarter and into the third,” Spartan coach Dane Pollock said, “but we played good defense, and we played well again in the fourth quarter. It was kind of sloppy, with a lot of fouls, and hard to get into a rhythm.”

Three players scored 11 points for McConnellsburg (3-0, 3-0 SHL, 2-0 ICC) -- Quintin Miller, Chase Novak and Ian Cheatle, while Jake Boehme had 10. Boehme added seven assists and Miller had six rebounds.

Pollock said, “Novak did a great job on (Bruce) Weaver, holding him to two points.”

McConnellsburg 56, Everett33

McConnellsburg (56)

Jake Boehme 3 3-4 10, Quintin Miller 5 1-6 11, Ryan Koontz 2 0-0 4, Landon Richards 1 0-0 3, Chase Novak 4 3-4 11, Ian Cheatle 4 1-2 11, Patrick Keefer 1 0-0 2, Chance Hawbaker 1 0-1 2, Ethan Barclay 1 0-0 2, Nic Culler 0 0-0 0, Logan Little 0 0-0 0. Totals — 22 8-17 56..

Everett (33)

Lasch 1 0-0 3, Karns 1 0-0 2, Ja.Colledge 1 0-0 3, Jo.Colledge 3 5-6 11, B.Weaver 1 0-0 2, D.Weaver 1 0-1 2, Bowman 0 1-2 1, . Totals — 11 9-15 33.

McConnellsburg _ 15 _ 12 _ 8 _ 21 _ — _ 56

Everett _ 4 _ 11 _ 9 _ 9 _ — _ 33

3-point goals — McC 4 (Cheatle 2, Boehme, Richards), Evt 2 (Lasch, Ja.Colledge).

JV score — McConnellsburg 44, Everett 35. For the Spartans, Cale Harmon had 13 and Ethan Barclay 11 points.

Tussey Mountain 68, Forbes Road 63 >> Forbes Road saw a 10-point halftime lead slip away in a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference loss to Tussey Mountain.

“We played well in the first half; we executed on defense and held Tussey’s scorers in check,” Cardinal coach Trent Black said. “We got sloppy in the third and gave them momentum. It was a close game. We just need to do a better job of taking care of the ball down the stretch and finishing the game.”

Aaron Schepis led Forbes Road (1-3, 0-3 SHL, 0-2 ICC) with 19 points, while Matt Brown contributed 15.

Tussey Mountain 68, Forbes Road 63

Tussey Mtn. (68)

Cornelius 7 10-10 26, Leonard 7 3-4 20, Black 4 0-0 11, Sitch 3 1-5 7, Kling 1 0-0 2, Rightenour 1 0-0 2. Totals — 23 14-19 68.

Forbes Road (63)

Aaron Schepis 8 0-1 19, Matt Brown 5 3-3 15, Brycen Hohman 3 0-0 7, Talon Blair 3 1-2 7, Owen Gilbert 3 0-0 6, Grayson Hall 2 1-2 5, Jackson Chilcote 1 0-0 2, Brycen Ulsh 1 0-0 2, Trey Kennedy 0 0-0 0, Lane Ulsh 0 0-0 0, Logan Deshong 0 0-0 0, Michael Fleck 0 0-0 0, Logan Grubb 0 0-0 0. Totals — 26 5-10 63.

Tussey Mtn. _ 14 _ 11 _ 18 _ 25 _ — _ 68

Forbes Road _ 15 _ 20 _ 8 _ 20 _ — _ 63

3-point goals — TM 8 (Leonard 3, Black 3, Cornelius), FR 6 (Schepis 3, Brown 2, Hohman).

JV score — Forbes Road 27, Tussey Mountain 25. Grayson Hall led the Cardinals with 7 points.

St. James 78, Mercersburg 51 >> Mercersburg Academy lost its second straight game in a Independent Parochial School League contest to St. James.

Luka Sevaljevic led the Blue Storm with 20 points, followed by Elliot Hicks, who had seven for Mercersburg (2-2, 0-2 IPSL).

"We had some great stretches in the game, but we couldn't maintain our execution as well as we needed to," Mercersburg coach Sean Crocker said. "We will continue to grow from this game and improve."

St. James 78, Mercersburg 51

Mercersburg (51)

Carlos Austin 2 2-2 6, Victor Burgess 2 0-0 2, Miles Hearon 2 0-0 6, Eli Riley 3 1-2 6, Colin Adams 0 0-0 0, Daniel Bowes 0 0-0 0, Elliot Hicks 3 1-2 7, Jake Rist 0 0-1 0, Luka Sevaljevic 8 0-0 20, Yomo Onobrakpeya 0 3-4 3, Jonkai Brown 0 0-0 0, Beau Lowery 0 0-0 0. Totals — 20 7-11 51.

St. James (78)

Jared Carr 3 0-0 6, Jordan Bastlett 2 0-0 5, Spencer Adams 1 0-2 3, Jaiyer Jinwright 1 0-0 2, Mitch Wilson 0 1-2 1, Isaiah Mucius 5 0-0 10, Omar Habwe 2 2-2 4, Craig LeCense 4 1-2 10, Grant Golden 7 0-0 15, Myles Nicholson 0 0-0 0, Anthony Garcia 4 1-2 9, Bryce Golden 8 1-2 13. Totals — 37 6-12 78.

Mercersburg _ 19 _ 8 _ 14 _ 15 _ — _ 51

St. James _ 23 _ 21 _ 21 _ 14 _ — _ 78

3-point goals — Merc 6 (Hearon 2, Sevaljevic), SJ 4 (Bastlett, Adams, Habwe, LeCense).

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