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MOUNT UNION - Forbes Road got off to a rocky start, but recovered and went on to hand Mount Union a 46-21 non-league girls basketball defeat on Wednesday afternoon.

The Cardinals (2-4) fell behind 9-4 at the end of the first quarter, but battled back to take a 20-17 lead by halftime. Forbes Road then outscored the Trojans 26-4 in the second half.

FR coach Jeff Gelvin said, "After the first four minutes we played pretty well. They came out in a junk defense and we had to adjust. But some of the other girls hit some shots and that made the difference."

Mina Wilt totaled a season-high 15 points and had seven rebounds and five steals for the Cardinals. McKenzie Gelvin scored 13 points and had five steals, and Mara Broadwater added seven boards.

"We put two in double figures and one more had eight points (Malea Truax), and that's what we need," Jeff Gelvin said. "We've been struggling and the kids needed a win before the break, and they worked hard to get it."

Forbes Road 46, Mt. Union 21 

Forbes Road (46)

Mina Wilt 5 4-5 15, Malea Truax 3 1-2 8, McKenzie Gelvin 3 6-8 13, Courtney Schoen 3 0-2 6, Madeline Miller 1 0-0 2, Mara Broadwater 1 0-0 2. Totals — 16 11-17 46.

Mt. Union (21)

Diana Roher 2 0-0 4, Kearria Worthy 3 2-3 8, Sis Knable 2 0-2 6, Tyonna Hartley 0 1-2 1, Ryleah Woodward 1 0-0 2. Totals — 8 3-7 21.

Forbes Road _ 4 _ 16 _ 17 _ 9 _ — _ 46

Mt. Union _ 9 _ 8 _ 4 _ 0 _ — _ 21

3-point goals — FR 3 (Wilt, Truax, Gelvin), MU 2 (Knable).

Southern Fulton 48, Chestnut Ridge 41 >> A great fourth quarter enabled Southern Fulton to rally past Chestnut Ridge to pick up a Sideling Hill League victory on the road.

The Indians (5-1, 4-1 SHL) trailed 35-30 entering the final period, but outscored the Lions 18-6.

Olivia Mottern poured in 27 points to lead Southern Fulton, and added 15 rebounds to her monster night. Shaye Smartt had six rebounds and Celina Merchant made 4 steals.

SF coach Meagan Raville said, "Liv really carried us on her back tonight. She was our main scoring option the whole game. But in the fourth quarter, everybody pulled it together and we were able to get away with the win."


Southern Fulton 48, Chestnut Ridge 41 

Southern Fulton (48)

Celina Merchant 2 0-0 4, Lakyn Morton 2 0-0 5, Shaye Smartt 0 4-6 4, Drew Hann 3 0-0 6, Olivia Mottern 11 2-3 27, Drew Gordon 1 0-0 2. Totals — 19 6-9 48.

Chestnut Ridge (41)

Hyde 2 3-4 9, Imler 7 0-0 17, Mock 3 1-2 7, Wright 4 0-0 8. Totals — 16 4-6 41.

Southern Fulton _ 14 _ 6 _ 10 _ 18 _ — _ 48

Chestnut Ridge _ 16 _ 4 _ 15 _ 6 _ — _ 41

3-point goals — SF 4 (Mottern 3, Morton), CR 5 (Imler 3, Hyde 2)

JV score — Southern Fulton 32, Chestnut Ridge 19. Drew Gordon scored 15 to lead SF.

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