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Game of the Day

Boys basketball, Southern Fulton 77, Chestnut Ridge 70: In just its second game of the year, Southern Fulton was put to the test on the road against one of the top District 5 Class 3A teams, and it passed with flying colors. The Indians put three in double figures to earn a narrow Sideling Hill League win.

Senior Dylan Gordon led the Indians (2-0, 1-0 SHL), exploding for 30 points - just two shy of his career high. Gordon capped off his night with a double-double by pulling down 12 rebounds. He also added four assists.

Chase Varner put up another double-digit performance with 13 points and led the team with four steals. Carl Potter scored 13 points, and Branden Lynch added nine.

Top performers

Boys basketball: Shalom Christian’s Jonah Stains just keeps piling on the points. In a 67-58 Mason-Dixon Christian Conference win over Faith Christian, Stains scored 32 points on 10 field goals and 9-for-9 free-throw shooting. He drained three 3-pointers.

After spending most of last year coming off the bench, Chance Hawbaker had a stellar effort to start the season in McConnellsburg’s 53-35 win over Southern Huntingdon. Despite going 5-for-16 from the line, Hawbaker finished with a game-high 19 points. Chase Novak had 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Spartans (1-0, 1-0 Sideling Hill/1-0 Inter-County Conference).

Despite suffering a 59-51 loss to Northern Bedford in Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference action, Forbes Road junior Brycen Hohman had a breakout game, finishing with a career-high 17 points to go along with seven rebounds.

SCORES

Boys basketball

James Buchanan (1-2) 46, West Perry 31
Northern Bedford 59, Forbes Road (1-1, 1-1 SHL/ICC) 51
McConnellsburg 53, Southern Huntingdon 35
Southern Fulton 77, Chestnut Ridge 70
Shalom Christian 67, Faith Christian 58
Broadfording 96, Cumb. Valley Christian (2-3, 1-3 MDCC) 29

Girls basketball

West Perry 42, James Buchanan (0-3) 26
Mount Union 51, Forbes Road (0-1) 39
Shalom Christian (2-1, 2-1 MDCC) 35, Faith Christian 15
Tussey Mountain 62, Fannett-Metal (0-1, 0-1 SHL/ICC) 33
Cumb. Valley Christian (1-3, 1-3) 25, Broadfording 21

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