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SHIPPENSBURG - In a game played closely the whole way, a four-point advantage for Shippensburg in the second period proved to be the difference.

The Lady Hounds led Waynesboro by four points after the third period and played them even in the final eight minutes to pick up a 47-43 victory in a Mid Penn Colonial Division girls basketball game Tuesday night.

Maiden coach Allison Steiger said, "During the first half we played well and executed our offense, but in the second half Shippensburg took us out of our rhythm and we turned the ball over more. We started forcing shots."

The Lady Hounds (5-8, 4-3 MPC) played only six players in the game, but four of them reached double figures. Kara Newell led with 13 points, Liz Logan and Shannon Staver each scored 12 and Mariah Martin chipped in 10. The points were a career high for Staver, while Logan matched her best-ever total.

"On defense, we struggled to put consecutive stops back-to-back, and Shippensburg took advantage of those scoring opportunities," Steiger said.

For Waynesboro (4-9, 2-5 MPC), which has lost three straight, Chelsea Cover drained a trio of 3-pointers on her way to 19 points, and Cat Weber added 16 points.

Shippensburg 47, Waynesboro 43

Waynesboro (43)

Chelsea Cover 8 0-2 19, Olivia Gardenhour 1 0-0 2, Sara Gsell 2 0-0 4, Elizabeth Churchman 1 0-0 2, Cat Weber 7 2-2 16, Brooke Heise 0 0-0 0. Totals — 19 2-4 43.

Shippensburg (47)

Kara Newell 6 0-0 13, Maddi Bander 0 0-2 0, Liz Logan 5 2-2 12, Kayleen Sydnor 0 0-0 0, Shannon Staver 6 0-0 12, Mariah Martin 5 0-0 10. Totals — 22 2-4 47.

Waynesboro _ 12 _ 8 _ 13 _ 10 _ — _ 43

Shippensburg _ 10 _ 12 _ 15 _ 10 _ — _ 47

3-point goals — Way 3 (Cover 3), Ship 1 (Newell).

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