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LOYSBURG -- It wasn’t a great start for Southern Fulton’s girls basketball team Monday.

The Indians trailed by seven points at halftime, but they came back to outscore Northern Bedford, 13-2, in the third quarter and capture a 52-49 victory in Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference action.

“We started off a little sluggish, but after halftime, the girls really picked it up and responded well," SF coach Meagan Raville said. "We just took off in the third quarter. We had to keep fighting and kept our lead.”

Olivia Mottern paced SF (2-1, 1-1 SHL/ICC) with 25 points, while Shaye Smartt followed with nine.

Celina Merchant contributed four points, nine rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Southern Fulton 52, Northern Bedford 49

Southern Fulton (52)

Celina Merchant 2 0-0 4, Lakyn Morton 3 0-0 7, Shaye Smartt 3 0-0 9, Drew Hann 2 0-0 5, Olivia Mottern 10 4-4 25, Jessie Covalt 1 0-0 2, Maddie Baker 0 0-0 0, Drew Gordon 0 0-0 0. Totals — 21 4-5 52.

Northern Bedford (49)

Makenzie Eshelman 4 1-4 9, Jostin Ebersole 2 0-0 4, Emma Eckenroad 3 1 2-2 11, Peyton Leidy 0 0-0 0, Sydney Snyder 1 3 4-4 15, MacKenzie Gates 3 4-6 10. Totals — 17 11-16 49.

Southern Fulton _ 8 _ 16 _ 13 _ 15 _ — _ 52

Northern Bedford _ 9 _ 23 _ 2 _ 15 _ — _ 49

3-point goals — SF 6 (Smartt 3, Hann, Mottern, Morton), NB 4 (Snyder 3, Eckenroad).

JV score — Southern Fulton 34, N. Bedford 37. Jessie Covalt scored 19 points for the Indians.

Everett 56, McConnellsburg 30 >> McConnellsburg allowed Everett to run away with the score early in a Sideling Hill League/Inter-County Conference loss.

The Spartans (1-2, 0-2 SHL, 0-2 ICC) were limited to just two points in the first quarter, while Everett netted 20 in the opening frame. At halftime, the Warriors held a 32-9 lead.

Bronwyne Mellott was the leading scorer for McConnellsburg with 10 points, all scored in the third and fourth quarters.

Everett 56, McConnellsburg 30

Everett (56)

Kristen Mills 1 2-2 4, Sydney Reffner 4 1-3 9, Desiree Hall 0 0-1 0, Brooke Colledge 0 0-0 0, Madison Hicks 0 0-0 0, Kadie Morral 7 3-6 17, Hannah Prather 6 0-0 14, Cammie Jenkins 1 1-2 3, Raelyn Rice 1 1-1 3, Allison Snider 1 1-1 3. Totals — 23 8-15 56.

McConnellsburg (30)

Alexis Mellott 2 1-4 5, Bridgette Ritchey 2 0-2 4, Justice Seville 2 0-0 5, Kylie Keefer 2 0-0 4, Bronwyne Mellott 5 0-0 10, Kellyn Perry 1 0-0 2. Totals — 14 1-6 30.

Everett _ 20 _ 12 _ 16 _ 8 _ — _ 56

McConnellsburg _ 2 _ 7 _ 9 _ 12 _ — _ 30

3-point goals — Eve 2 (Prather 2), McC 1 (Seville).

Fannett-Metal 60, Chestnut Ridge 52 >> Fannett-Metal continued its undefeated start with a win over Sideling Hill League foe Chestnut Ridge.

Fannett-Metal (4-0, 2-0 SHL) controlled the entire game, heading into the half with a nine-point lead, but according to Tiger coach Todd Best, inexperience plagued the young team in the second half.

“We really came out and set the tone to start the third quarter,” Best said. “We made some inexperienced plays, coupled with some bad luck, but we were able to weather the storm.”

Fannett-Metal was led by Ally Hoffmann, who earned her first double-double of the year with 24 points and 11 rebounds, and nearly tallied a triple-double with nine assists.

Taylor Coffman had 19 points for the Tigers, while Makayla O’Donel had nine points and three steals.

Fannett-Metal 60, Chestnut Ridge 52

Chestnut Ridge (52)

Abigail Hyde 1 1-2 3, Erin Imler 4 0-6 14, Aubrey Price 2 0-0 4, Lydia Mock 8 1-2 17, Makayla Wayant 2 2-2 7, Laura Wright 2 1-7 5, Kaya Diehl 1 0-2 2.Totals — 20 11-23 52.

Fannett-Metal (60)

Becky Runk 0 0-0 0, Makayla O’Donel 4 1-3 9, Maddy Johns 1 0-2 2, Taylor Coffman 8 2-2 19, Ally Hoffmann 9 6-8 24, Morgan Richy 1 2-2 4, Emily Metcalfe 1 0-0 2. Totals — 24 11-17 60.

Chestnut Ridge _ 12 _ 12 _ 10 _ 18 _ — _ 52

Fannett-Metal _ 15 _ 18 _ 15 _ 12 _ — _ 60

3-point goals — CR 1 (Wayant), FM 1 (Coffman).

JV score — Fannett-Metal 45, Chestnut Ridge 27. Jamie Adams led with 16 points for the Tigers, while Jessi Custer scored 11.

Tussey Mountain 44, Forbes Road 38 >> Despite keeping the game close in the first half, Forbes Road allowed Tussey Mountain to pull ahead in the final two quarters in a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference loss.

“We just couldn’t put the ball in the basket in the fourth quarter,” Forbes Road coach Jeff Gelvin said. “We were pretty much in a two- to three-point game or tied, we just didn’t score when we needed to down the stretch. That was the difference in the game.”

The score was tied at 23 at the break, but the Cardinals were outscored by Tussey Mountain 22-15 in the second half.

Courtney Schoen led Forbes Road (1-2, 0-2 SHL/ICC) with 12 points. Mina Wilt scored eight points and had four assists, while McKenzie Gelvin netted nine and had four steals.

Tussey Mountain 44, Forbes Road 38

Forbes Road (38)

Mina Wilt 1 6-10 8, Malea Truax 2 0-0 5, McKenzie Gelvin 2 5-9 9, Courtney Schoen 6 0-0 12, Madeline Miller 1 2-2 4, Mara Broadwater 0 0-1 0. Totals — 12 13-22 38.

Tussey Mountain (44)

McKenna Sitch 5 0-0 12, Emily Shuke 4 1-2 9, Terri Weimert 2 0-0 5, Allie Lemin 2 0-0 5, Ashley Clark 4 3-6 11. Totals — 16 4-8 44.

Forbes Road _ 11 _ 12 _ 9 _ 6 _ — _ 38

Tussey Mountain _ 11 _ 12 _ 11 _ 10 _ — _ 44

3-point goals — FR 1 (Truax), TM 2 (Weimert, Lemin).

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