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HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Shalom Christian hung on in the last few seconds to outlast Broadfording 53-51 in a Mason-Dixon Christian Conference boys basketball semifinal game Friday evening.

Two shots by the Lions misfired as the game ended, including a putback that rolled off the rim as the buzzer sounded.

That enabled the Flames (20-6) to escape a big comeback and advance to Saturday’s championship game against Shenandoah Valley. The game is scheduled for 7:15 at Grace Academy.

“We jumped out to a big first-half lead (33-20), but we knew they’d make a run at us,” Shalom coach Danley Shank said. “They cut it to two points on several occasions, but we were able to get that last stop.”

In the final quarter, the Flames were 7 of 10 at the free throw line, including 4-for-4 by Micah Lehman.

Shank said, “For us to win, we had to have everybody play their best game, and I think we did.”

Chase Martin scored 10 points in the first half for Shalom, and ended up with a career-high 13. Jonah Stains not only scored 19 points, but also guarded Broadfording’s top scorer, Tores Cheraka and held him to four points.

“Chase’s points were big and Jonah had a great defensive game, and just go down the line,” Shank said. “It was a great team win.”

Shalom 53, Broadfording 51

Shalom Christian (53)

Chase Martin 5 1-2 13, Barrett Eshbaugh 3 1-2 7, Coby Roseman 0 0-0 0, Cameron Roseman 3 0-2 6, Josh Coldsmith 0 0-0 0, Jonah Stains 6 7-11 19, Micah Lehman 2 4-4 8. Totals — 19 13-21 53.

Broadfording (51)

Jason Gettel 3 6-6 12, Tantar Bergelis 1 0-0 2, Henson Ujoh 2 4-8 8, Daniel Durst 3 1-2 7, DeAundre Gonzales 2 5-6 9, Tores Cheraka 1 2-2 4, Domas Sackickas 3 0-0 7. Totals — 20 18-24 51.

Shalom Chr. _ 15 _ 18 _ 9 _ 11 _ — _ 53

Broadfording _ 10 _ 10 _ 15 _ 16 _ — _ 51

3-point goals — SC 2 (C.Martin), Broad 1 (Sackickas).

Girls basketball

Shalom Christian 49, Heritage 43: Top-seeded Shalom Christian booked its ticket to the Mason-Dixon Christian Conference girls basketball final, but it wasn’t easy.

The Flames (22-1) got past Heritage Academy 49-43 on Friday night and will play in the championship game Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Grace Academy against the host Knights.

Shalom built a 33-20 lead by halftime, but was then outscored 13-2 in the third period.

“They had the lead early, but we had a good run in the second quarter to get that nice lead,” Flames coach Brad Eby said. “But we knew they would not let down - they had come back on us in an earlier game, too. They took advantage of our turnovers.

“Down the stretch we had to limit those turnovers and the girls did a good job of getting rebounds.”

Brooks Kuhns collared seven boards and scored 10 points, mostly off putbacks. Lexy Poe scored 15 points (one off her career high) and Lydia Harris added 13. Brooke Emge added four assists.

Eby said, “Poe hit four threes, which is probably her high for the year, and they came at key spots. Our seniors - Kuhns, Harris and Poe - really stepped up for us tonight. They had nice games and we needed it from them.”

Mikayla Hoy led the Eagles with 19 points and Chloe Prejean had 18.

Shalom Christian 49,  Heritage 43

Heritage (43)

Hannah Barnes 0 0-0 0, Chloe Prejean 9 0-0 18, Maclynne Patey 1 0-0 2, Leanna Shane 2 0-0 4, Mikaylah Hoy 9 1-4 19. Totals — 21 8-11 43.

Shalom (49)

Brooke Kuhns 5 0-0 10, Lexy Poe 5 1-2 15, Lydia Harris 6 0-0 13, Brooke Emge 4 1-2 9, Paige Hoover 0 0-0 0, Kylie Eby 1 0-0 2, Lauren Stains 0 0-0 0. Totals — 21 2-4 49.

Heritage _ 14 _ 6 _ 13 _ 10 _ — _ 43

Shalom Chr. _ 16 _ 17 _ 2 _ 14 _ — _ 49

3-point goals — SC 5 (Poe 4, Harris).

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