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Boys basketball

Mercersburg 63, Hun 62: Despite missing nine free throws down the stretch, Mercersburg Academy outlasted The Hun School for its first Mid-Atlantic Prep League victory since the 2012-13 season.

"The guys believed they deserved to be there today, and that makes all the difference," Blue Storm coach Sean Crocker said. "We executed the system and the game plan and trusted our teammates. We had 14 assists and 18 made field goals - that's teamwork for you."

Luka Sevaljevic led Mercersburg (5-6, 1-1 MAPL) with 20 points and five assists. Elliot Hicks and Miles Hearon both finished in double figures with 18 and 11 points, respectively. Carlos Austin filled up the stat sheet with five points, five rebounds and four assists.

"Carlos and Elliot each played their best games of the season and were really key to our win," Crocker said.

Girls basketball

Mercersburg 74, Hun 29: Mercersburg Academy jumped out to a 27-2 lead after the first quarter and rolled to a Mid-Atlantic Prep League victory over The Hun School.

All nine players scored for Mercersburg (7-2, 2-0 MAPL), which put four players in double figures.

"This was a great team effort, and we got a chance to give everyone some good minutes in real game action," Blue Storm coach Katie LaRue said. "We worked hard to improve our half-court offense, which is something we haven't done well lately."

Isiuwa Oghagbon and Molly Taylor were both just shy of double-doubles. They scored 16 and 15 points, respectively, to lead Mercersburg, and each pulled down nine rebounds. Tori Yoder finished with 13 points, six rebounds and four steals, and Sarah Lyman did notch a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Maddi Jones also contributed 11 rebounds, including eight on the defensive side.

Mercersburg 74, Hun 29

Mercersburg (74)

Sam Goldman 2 1-2 5, Joana Santos 3 0-2 7, Tori Yoder 5 3-5 13, Maddie Surmacz 1 0-2 2, Sarah Lyman 4 2-2 10, Maddi Jones 1 0-0 2, Molly Taylor 6 1-2 15, Carrie Jornlin 1 2-2 4, Isiuwa Oghagbon 7 2-3 16. Totals — 30 11-20 74.

Hun (29)

Sapia 4 1-2 12, Fassi 1 0-0 2, Cura 2 0-0 5, Kelly 3 2-2 8, Peoples 1 0-0 2. Totals — 11 3-4 29.

Mercersburg _ 27 _ 13 _ 14 _ 20 _ — _ 74

Hun _ 2 _ 8 _ 11 _ 8 _ — _ 29

3-point goals — Merc 3 (Taylor 2, Santos), Hun 4 (Sapia 3, Cura).

JV score — Mercersburg 37, Lighthouse Christian 17. Patrice McGloin led the Blue Storm with 16 points.

Wrestling

Mercersburg goes 3-2:Mercersburg Academy placed fifth at the Capital Duals after going 3-2 on the day.

The Blue Storm got victories over Potomac (46-36), Washington Latin (64-12) and Boys Latin (42-36), but suffered defeats at the hands of Bullis (52-30) and Calvert Hall (40-39). 

Joseph Yonke had a standout day for Mercersburg. He went 5-0 with three pins at 113 pounds. The only other Blue Storm wrestler with multiple pins was Thomas Yonke, who had two and went 3-1 at 120 pounds. 

Capital Duals   

at St. John's College, Washington, DC

Team results: Mercersburg 46, Potomac 36; Bullis 52, Mercersburg 30; Calvert Hall 40, Mercersburg 39 (8th criteria); Mercersburg 64, Washington Latin 12; Mercersburg 42, Boys Latin 36.

Individual results

106 — Raphael Gotera (3-2, 1 pin). 113 — Joseph Yonke (5-0, 3 pins). 120 — Thomas Yonke (3-1, 2 pins) . 126 — Chris Fazekas (2-1, 1 pin), Garrett Noone (2-0). 132 — Ben Cantera (0-4), Steve Min (1-0, 1 pin). 138 — Brian Nelson (2-3, 1 pin). 145 — Fernando Cervera (2-2, 1 pin), Chris Kroese (1-2). 152 — Carson White (1-3, 1 pin). 160 — Nick Furigay (2-3, 1 pin). 170 — Gnim Bazim (0-3), Nick Wertz (0-2). 182 — Jose Cervera (2-2, 1 pin). 195 — Jose Cervera (3-1, 1 pin), Esteban Cervera (1-0). 220 — Slater Laird (4-1). 285 — Daniel Davis (3-0, 1 pin), Stefan Antoniazzi (1-1). 

 

Boys swimming

Mercersburg 98, Kiski 64:Mercersburg Academy won every single event en rout to a victory over The Kiski School.

Jake Girard and Eric Oh won all four of their events for the Blue Storm. Individually, Girard took first in the 100 freestyle (50.95) and the 200 IM (2:05.68), while Oh won the 50 free (23.28). Girard and Oh were both members of the winning 200 and 400 freestyle relays, and Oh was also the anchor leg of the 200 medley relay. 

Mercersburg 98, Kiski 64  

at Saltsburg

200 medley relay — 1.Merc (Tyler Russell, Alistar Matsuda, Ben Carter, Eric Oh) 1:45.34. 200 free — 1.Andrew Zhugayevich (Merc) 2:01.64. 200 IM — 1.Jake Girard (Merc) 2:05.68. 50 free — 1.Oh (MerC) 23.28. 100 fly — 1.Carter (Merc) 53.34. 100 free — 1.Girard (Merc) 50.95. 500 free — 1.Logan Cort (Merc) 5:13.05. 200 free relay — 1.Merc (Carter, Oh, Girard, Dilin Massand) 1:33.51. 100 back — 1.Russell (Merc) 57.71. 100 breast — 1.Matsuda (Merc) 1:05.49. 400 free relay — 1.Merc (Cort, Girard, Oh, Zhugayevich) 3:37.86.

 

Indoor track & field

Mercersburg boys 2nd, girls 6th: Mercersburg Academy had a fine day on Friday at the Maroon & Black Relays at Episcopal.

The boys captured second with 56 points, and the girls tied for sixth with 22. 

Mercersburg's boys did especially well in the field, where Alex DeGrange and Jake Artz teamed up to win the long jump, and Suky Kuye and Jude Ikekhua were victorious in the high jump. 

"There is a reason it is called track - and field," Blue Storm coach David Grady said. "I was glad to see that all our field event relay teams scored, and in doing so, raised our overall team performance significantly." 

On the girls side, the highlight of the day was Finley Stewart won the 55 dash and teamed up with Rahama Sadiq to place second overall. 

 

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