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Musselman 76, Mercersburg Academy 38 >> The Mercersburg Academy boys basketball team claimed second place in the Musselman Winter Classic tournament after a loss to the host team in the championship game.

After a 49-32 win over Jefferson in the first round of the tournament, the Blue Storm (2-2) fell flat in the middle two frames of the final, allowing the Applemen to go into the half with a 37-21 lead, and was then limited to just four points in the third.

"Musselman is a very fundamental team that ran well and took advantage of some lapses in our defense," Mercersburg coach Sean Crocker said. "They shot the ball extremely well (8 3-pointers)."

Luka Sevaljevic led Mercersburg with 16 points and went 6-for-7 from the free throw line.

"We will regroup and figure out a way to improve," Crocker said. "Every game is an opportunity to learn and get better and that is how we are taking this game."

Musselman 76, Mercersburg 38

Mercersburg (38)

Carlos Austin 3 1-2 7, Victor Burgess 0 0-0 0, Eli Riley 2 0-0 4, Colin Adams 0 0-0 0, Daniel Bowes 0 0-0 0, Elliot Hicks 2 2-2 6, Jake Rist 0 0-0 0, Luka Sevaljevie 4 6-7 16, Yomo Onobrakpeya 1 0-0 2, Jonkai Brown 0 1-4 1, Bo Lowery 1 0-0 2, Nick Rubino 0 0-0 0. Totals — 13 10-15 38.

Musselman (76)

Cameron Stephens 4 2-2 12, Deandre Reid 1 1-2 3, Devin Catoh 1 3-6 5, Isaac Heironimys 1 0-0 2, Trey Stamcy 4 0-0 11, Keven Payne 1 0-0 2, Kyle Jackson 8 3-4 22, Jake Stephens 2 4-6 8, Quintin Burner 2 1-2 6. Totals — 24 14-24 76.

Mercersburg _ 13 _ 8 _ 4 _ 13 _ — _ 38

Musselman _ 17 _ 20 _ 11 _ 24 _ — _ 76

3-point goals — Mercersburg 2 (Sevaljevie 2), Musselman 8 (Jackson 3, Stamcy 3, Stephens 2, Burner).

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