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GREENCASTLE - Three-pointers were falling left and right for Greencastle-Antrim’s girls basketball team Thursday afternoon.

The Blue Devils racked up 10 3-pointers, including seven in the opening frame alone, and went on to defeat Waynesboro, 69-44, in a Mid Penn Colonial Division matchup.

“I was surprised how well we started,” G-A coach Mike Rhine said. “After that long of a layoff, you’d think maybe you’d have a little bit of rust. We were able to play a lot of kids, which was nice. We have a lot of games coming up, so we can’t keep continually running the same seven kids.”

Waynesboro (4-13, 2-8 MPC) got better and better as the night went on, but a 39-19 deficit at halftime proved to be too much.

“We struggled in the first half with moving on defense and not taking care of the ball on offense,” Maidens coach Allison Steiger said. “We made some adjustments going into the second half and did a better job on both ends of the court.”

Jenay Faulkner and Hannah Crist both had fine offensive performances for Greencastle (15-1, 8-1 MPC), scoring 24 points apiece. Faulkner stuffed the stat sheet with 14 rebounds, five assists and four blocks, and Crist led on the defensive end with five steals. Meghan Hirneisen also contributed a pair of 3-pointers and finished with 12 points.

For Waynesboro, Cat Weber picked up 22 points, and Olivia Gardenhour finished with 14 points.

Greencastle 69, Waynesboro 44

Waynesboro (44)

Leah Blount 1 0-0 2, Chelsea Cover 1 0-2 2, Olivia Gardenhour 6 0-0 14, Sara Gsell 1 0-0 2, Elizabeth Churchman 0 0-1 0, Cat Weber 8 3-5 22, Emma Steiger 1 0-0 2, Brooke Heise 0 0-0 0. Totals — 18 3-8 44.

Greencastle (69)

Lydia Crist 1 0-0 3, Ashley True 2 0-0 4, Meghan Hirneisen 4 2-2 12, Madison Sweitzer 1 0-0 2, Jenay Faulkner 10 0-0 24, Hannah Crist 9 3-6 24, Morgan Wagaman 0 0-0 0, Hannah Haley 0 0-0 0, Heidi Schazenbacher 0 0-0 0, Madi Sherrill 0 0-0 0. Totals — 27 5-8 69.

Waynesboro _ 12 _ 7 _ 12 _ 13 _ — _ 44

Greencastle _ 27 _ 12 _ 17 _ 13 _ — _ 69

3-point goals — Way 5 (Weber 3, Gardenhour 2), GA 10 (Faulkner 4, H.Crist 3, Hirneisen 2, L.Crist).

Forbes Road 52, Fannett-Metal 38: Leading by only five points heading into the final quarter, Forbes Road outscored Fannett-Metal 12-3 in the final eight minutes to secure a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference victory.

Maddie Miller was the difference maker for the Cardinals (7-8, 4-8 SHL, 2-8 ICC). She scored nine of her career-high 15 points in the fourth quarter.

“It was a struggle because we didn’t shoot the ball well,” Forbes Road coach Jeff Gelvin said. “But Maddie Miller hit some big shots for us in the fourth quarter, and she shot the ball really well. I thought the defense was pretty good, and that’s what kept us in the game early.”

McKenzie Gelvin finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and six steals, while Mina Wilt also contributed 12 points and seven boards.

For Fannett-Metal (5-11, 2-10 SHL, 1-10 ICC), Taylor Coffman was the offensive leader with 15 points. Coffman has finished in double figures in six of her last seven games.

Forbes Road 52, Fannett-Metal 38

Forbes Road (52)

Mina Wilt 4 4-9 12, Malea Truax 3 0-0 8, McKenzie Gelvin 4 3-6 13, Courtney Schoen 0 2-4 2, Maddie Miller 5 3-4 15, Mara Broadwater 1 0-0 2. Totals — 17 12-22 52.

Fannett-Metal (38)

Becky Runk 0 2-4 2, Mikayla O’Donel 1 1-2 4, Maddy Johns 2 0-0 4, Taylor Coffman 6 2-2 15, Ally Hoffmann 2 1-4 5, Emily Metcalfe 0 0-0 0, Morgan Ritchey 0 2-2 2, Ashlyn Murray 0 0-0 0, Jessi Custer 0 0-0 0, Katie Johns 2 2-2 6. Totals — 13 10-16 38.

Forbes Road _ 16 _ 12 _ 12 _ 12 _ — _ 52

Fannett-Metal _ 11 _ 11 _ 13 _ 3 _ — _ 38

3-point goals — FR 6 (Gelvin 2, Truax 2, Miller 2), FM 2 (O’Donel, Hoffmann).

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