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GREENCASTLE - Greencastle-Antrim rode a hot hand in the first quarter, which produced a 28-14 lead, to a 65-44 Mid Penn Colonial Division boys basketball victory over Boiling Springs on Friday night.

“All five starters scored in the first quarter and we moved the ball around really well,” G-A coach Gary Martin said. “They slowed us down a little bit in the second quarter with a zone, but we adjusted to it later.”

Casey Hoover popped in 23 points to lead the Blue Devils (3-2, 2-1 MPC), and Bryan Gembe chipped in 14.

The Bubblers (2-4, 1-2 MPC) managed a total of only 16 points in the second half.

Martin said, “Our man-to-man defense has been our bread and butter - we’ve had five opponents now and only one has scored more than 51 points. I’m really happy with how we’re playing, especially on defense.”

Greencastle 65, Boiling Springs 44

Boiling Springs (44)

Hunter Breon 2 0-0 6, Bryan Malone 1 0-0 2, Hunter Goshorn 2 0-0 6, Chase Edwards 2 0-0 4, Ben Wingard 1 2-3 4, Grayson Hacker 3 8-10 15, Corry Bowers 3 0-0 7. Totals — 14 10-13 44.

Greencastle (65)

Brandon Stuhler 3 0-0 6, Spencer Meyers 2 0-0 4, Ben Freeman 1 0-0 2, Sam Sprague 3 0-0 6, Ian Gelsinger 2 0-0 4, Casey Hoover 9 4-6 23, Bryan Gembe 6 0-0 14, Matt Lutz 3 0-0 6, Bryson Robinson 0 0-0 0. Totals — 29 4-6 65.

Boiling Springs _ 14 _ 14 _ 7 _ 9 _ — _ 44

Greencastle _ 28 _ 8 _ 16 _ 13 _ — _ 65

3-point goals — BS 6 (Breon 2, Goshorn 2, Packer, Bowers), GA 3 (Gembe 2, Hoover).

JV score — Boiling Springs 41, Greencastle 28.

Shippensburg 53, Northern York 38, >> In a battle for first place in the Mid Penn Colonial Division, Shippensburg was ready to go from the start.

The Greyhounds (6-1, 4-0 MPC) jumped out to a 17-5 lead after one quarter and never trailed.

“We came with a lot of energy and were very focused,” Ship coach Ray Staver said. “We’ve been emphasizing having passion with what we’re trying to do, and this was a big game.

“Our defense was very good at the start - the man-to-man was exceptional.”

The Polar Bears (3-3, 3-1 MPC) trailed by as many as 19 points early in the third period, but scored on five consecutive possessions to get the deficit down to 10.

“Then Teagan (Staver) made a 1-and-1, and we had three or four stops in a row,” Ray Staver said.

Wade Mills led the Hounds with 19 points, Staver had 12 and Shuntan Hickman added 10.

Shippensburg 53, Northern York  38

Northern York (38)

Heisey 1 0-1 3, McGill 1 1-2 3, Jacobs 5 0-0 14, Sacoman 3 0-0 7, Topper 0 1-2 1, Clendaniel 2 0-0 5, Walsh 2 1-2 5. Totals — 14 3-7 38.

Shippensburg (53)

Adam Houser 1 2-4 5, Cody Gustafson 0 0-1 0, Wade Mills 7 5-7 19, Teagan Staver 2 8-10 12, Shuntan Hickman 4 0-1 10, Carter Van Scyoc 2 3-4 7, Clayton Stine 0 0-0 0, Payton Fridiinger 0 0-0 0, Brady Kuhn 0 0-0 0, Zach Cullen 0 0-0 0. Totals — 16 18-27 53.

Northern York _ 5 _ 7 _ 11 _ 15 _ — _ 38

Shippensburg _ 17 _ 7 _ 14 _ 15 _ — _ 53

3-point goals — NY 7 (Jacobs 4, Heisey, Sacoman, Clendaniel), Ship 3 (Hickman 2, Houser).

JV score — Shippensburg 47, Northern York 31. Ethan Stouffer scored 11 points to lead the Hounds.

Southern Fulton 61, Blairsville 43 >> Southern Fulton lost only one regular-season game last year, to Blairsville in the Mountain Cat Tournament at Pitt-Johnstown.

Consider that game avenged. The Indians hung a 61-43 defeat on Blairsville in the first round of the same tournament on Friday night. SF (4-0) will play Westmont-Hilltop in the final Saturday at 7:30.

Both teams were hot in the first quarter, when the Indians took a 22-18 lead. Dylan Gordon tallied 10 of his 25 points in the period, and Zach Clark scored 8 of his 11 points. The Southern Fulton defense then took over, limiting the Bobcats (2-5) to fewer than 10 points in each of the remaining periods.

Trent Rider (13) also scored in double figures for SF, while Gordon had 10 rebounds and Owen Hawkins made four assists.

Southern Fulton 61, Blairsville 43

Southern Fulton (61)

Carl Potter 2 0-0 5, Owen Hawkins 1 1-2 3, Zach Clark 4 1-2 11, Dylan Gordon 9 9-10 25, Trent Rider 6 0-0 13, Branden Lynch 0 2-2 2, Logan Beatty 0 0-0 0, Chase Varner 1 0-2 1, Mitch Potter 0 0-0 0, Austin Schriever 0 0-0 0. Totals — 21 13-17 61.

Blairsville (43)

Ricky Shirley 1 4-4 6, Jared Uncapher 2 0-0 4, Dylan Dirienzo 4 0-0 10, Matt Jackson 4 2-2 11, Dakota Sunday 3 3-4 9, Layton Downs 1 1-2 3. Totals — 15 10-12 43.

Southern Fulton _ 22 _ 12 _ 11 _ 16 _ — _ 61

Blairsville _ 18 _ 8 _ 8 _ 9 _ — _ 43

3-point goals — SF 6 (Clark 2, Gordon 2, C.Potter, Rider), Blair 3 (Dizienzo 2, Jackson).

McConnellsburg 56, Northern Bedford 27 >> McConnellsburg put together a great start and a big finish and that was enough to dust Northern Bedford in a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference game.

The Spartans (4-0, 4-0 SHL, 3-0 ICC) broke out to a 19-6 lead after one quarter, helped by three of Landon Richards’ four 3-pointers. McConnellsburg blitzed the Black Panthers 20-4 in the final period.

“The defense was good, but the offense is a bit of a roller coaster,” Spartan coach Dane Pollock said. “The first and fourth were good, but we haven’t found a rhythm. Our depth is helping because I think we’re wearing teams out, and we rebounded better tonight. Landon got us off to a good start.”

Richards totaled 14 points and Quintin Miller had 12 points and seven rebounds. Chase Novak and Ian Cheatle each had four assists.

Northern Bedford 27, McConnellsburg 56

Northern Bedford (27)

Jake Cherry 5 0-0 11, Jacob Dasher 3 2-4 8, Josh Dasher 1 0-0 2, Isaac Drenning 1 2-2 4, Jaden Fernandez 1 0-0 2. Totals — 11 4-6 27.

McConnellsburg (56)

Jake Boehme 4 0-0 8, Quintin Miller 4 4-4 12, Ryan Koontz 2 0-0 4, Landon Richards 5 0-0 14, Chase Novak 1 0-0 3, Ian Cheatle 3 0-0 7, Patrick Keefer 1 0-0 2, Chance Hawbaker 1 1-2 3, Ethan Barclay 1 0-0 3, Nic Culler 0 0-0 0, Logan Little 0 0-0 0. Totals — 22 (7) 5-6 56..

Northern Bedford _ 6 _ 11 _ 6 _ 4 _ — _ 27

McConnellsburg _ 19 _ 12 _ 8 _ 20 _ — _ 56

3-point goals — NB 1 (Cherry), McC 7 (Richards 4, Novak, Cheatle, Barclay).

JV score — McConnellsburg 56, N. Bedford 25. Cale Harmon and Bryce Feagley each scored 12 points for the Spartans.

Everett 86, Fannett-Metal 63 >> Everett simply had too much firepower for Fannett-Metal and trounced the Tigers in a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference game.

“Tonight Everett outplayed us, and they shot the ball very well,” F-M coach Greg Best said. “At times we played very hard and made runs, but every time we made one they countered with a larger run.”

Mikell McGee fired in 36 points for Fannett-Metal (1-4, 1-3 SHL, 1-2 ICC), which included an 18-22 performance at the foul line. Layton Hoffmann added 16 points and five steals, and Sawyer Rosenberry grabbed 13 rebounds.

Cameron Steed had 20 points for the Warriors.

Everett 86, Fannett-Metal 63

Everett (86)

Derek Lasch 3 0-2 7, Marc Karns 4 0-1 8, Joel Colledge 5 3-3 13, Brice Weaver 6 4-8 17, Devin Weaver 4 2-6 10, Cameron Steed 10 0-0 20, Austin Sobsack 2 0-2 4, Elihah Treece 2 1-2 5, Nathaniel Maxwell 1 0-0 2. Totals — 37 10-24 86.

Fannett-Metal (63)

Layton Hoffmann 5 4-8 16, Mikell McGee 9 18-22 36, Lucas WIngert 3 0-2 6, Timber Brookens 0 0-0 0, Sawyer Rosenberry 0 1-3 1, Austin Raymer 1 0-3 2, Dylan Seibert 1 0-0 2, Brandon Winegardner 0 0-0 0, Kyler Goshorn 0 0-0 0, Frank Ryder 0 0-0 0, Hunter Gibbons 0 0-0 0. Totals — 19 23-38 63.

Everett  _ 21 _ 21 _ 28 _ 16 _ — _ 86

Fannett-Metal _ 13 _ 13 _ 20 _ 17 _ — _ 63

3-point goals — Evt 2 (Lasch, B.Weaver), FM 2 (Hoffmann).

JV score — Everett 50, Fannett-Metal 38. Dylan Seibert scored 10 points for the Tigers.

Forbes Road 56, Southern Huntingdon 34 >> Forbes Road used a good shooting night to hand Southern Huntingdon a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference defeat.

The Cardinals (2-3, 1-3 SHL, 1-2 ICC) made 22 of 43 shots (51%), while the Rockets hit only 15 of 60 (25%).

Forbes Road was red-hot in the first period, racing out to a 27-10 advantage. After Southern got it back to 32-23 at halftime, the Cardinals allowed only 11 points in the second half.

"We did a good job getting out and setting the pace from the beginning," Forbes Road coach Trent Black said. "We bothered their guards and did what we needed to do to get a win. It was a good team effort and nice to get some other guys worked in."

Matt Brown paced FR with 16 points and Aaron Schepis contributed 14.

Forbes Road 56, Southern Huntingdon 34

Forbes Road (56)

Matt Brown 6 4-4 16, Aaron Schepis 6 2-2 14, Brycen Hohman 4 1-4 9, Grayson Hall 3 0-0 6, Michael Fleck 1 3-4 5, Trey Kennedy 1 1-1 4, Talon Blair 1 0-0 2, Logan Grubb 0 0-0 0, Wright 0 0-0 0. Totals — 22-43 11-15 56..

Southern Huntingdon (34)

Cornelius 5 2-2 12, Wilson 4 0-0 8, Parks 3 1-2 7, Detwiler 2 0-0 5, Miller 1 0-0 2. Totals — 16 3-4 34..

Forbes Road _ 27 _ 5 _ 13 _ 11 _ — _ 56

Southern Huntingdon _ 10 _ 13 _ 7 _ 4 _ — _ 34

3-point goals — FR 1 (Kennedy), SH 1 (Detwiler)

JV score — Forbes Road 40, Southern Huntingdon 37. Grayson Hall scored 17 points to lead the Cardinals.

Ad Fontes Academy 69, Shalom Christian 66, OT >> Shalom Christian took its first-round game of the Shenandoah Valley Christmas Tournament into overtime before falling to the Ad Fontes Academy.

The Flames (3-3) got a 29-point effort from Jonah Stains, and Cameron Roseman added 16 points.

Shalom coach Danley Shank said, “We did some good things at times tonight and overall we played our best game of the year. We had a couple of turnovers and missed foul shots that could have helped us get the win. We just need to continue to get better and we’ll be able to turn some of these close games into Ws.”

Ad Fontes Academy 69

Shalom Christian 66, OT

Shalom Christian (66)

Chase Martin 0 4-7 4, Barrett Eshbaugh 2 2-3 6, Coby Roseman 2 0-0 6, Cameron Roseman 6 3-4 15, Josh Coldsmith 2 0-2 4, Johan Stains 10 8-11 29, Micah Lehman 1 0-0 3. Totals — 23 17-27 66.

Ad Fontes (69)

Nathan Lyell 1 2-2 4, Mark Melbourne 9 3-3 26, Zach Miller 1 0-2 2, Nate Siu 1 0-0 3, Brandon Leevy 7 0-3 17, Neil Smith 6 0-2 12, C.J. McDonald 2 0-0 5. Totals — 27 2-9 69.

Shalom Chr. _ 13 _ 19 _ 9 _ 17 _8 _ — _ 66

Ad Fontes _ 14 _ 20 _ 4 _ 20 _11 _ — _ 69

3-point goals — SC 3 (C.Roseman 2, Stains), AF 10 (Melbourne 5, Leevy 3, Siu, McDonald).

Mercersburg 58, New Foundations 52 >> Mercersburg Academy picked up a victory on the first day of Devils Winter Hoops Classic, defeating New Foundations Charter School in the opening round.

The Blue Storm (3-2) held a dominating 35-16 lead at halftime but had to hang on for the victory.

“We played well in spurts today,” Mercersburg coach Sean Crocker said. “We are still learning to come together and how to win together. I look forward to learning from this game and growing as a team.”

Luka Sevalijevic led the Storm with 28 points, while Carlos Austin contributed 16 points.

Mercersburg will play Solebury School in the second round on Saturday.

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