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CAMP HILL - Chambersburg’s girls basketball team got better and better as the night went on, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Camp Hill in a 68-52 non-league loss Thursday night.

“We got in a hole as usual, but this time, we fought out of it a little bit,” Trojan coach Barry Purvis said. “We just could never come out of it, but I was glad to see that we battled back.”

The Trojans (1-13) trailed Camp Hill 39-16 at halftime before out-scoring the Lions, 36-29 in the second half. Chambersburg racked up 24 points in the final quarter alone.

“We played pretty well in the second half,” Purvis said. “We did some good things and made some shots. I saw some good improvements in things that we’ve been working on, so that was a good sign. I thought (Liz) Bishop and (Taylor) Vrabel both played really well for us tonight.”

Vrabel led the offense with 14 points, while Lindsay Embly followed with 12 points. Bishop contributed seven points.

The Lions (11-2) got 23 points from Diamond Bragg.

Camp Hill 68, Chambersburg 52

Chambersburg (52)

Olivia Sommers 0 0-0 0, Monica Henderson 1 0-0 2, Shayla Corwell 1 0-1 2, Camryn Greenlee 0 0-0 0, Kirsten Pugh 1 0-0 2, Liz Egolf 1 1-2 3, Madison Whitfield 2 0-0 6, Shadai Joyner 1 2-5 4, Liz Bishop 2 2-2 7, Lindsay Embly 3 2-2 12, Suzy Anzalone 0 0-0 0, Taylor Vrabel 5 4-6 14. Totals — 17 15-22 52.

Camp Hill (68)

Kiley Stevens 1 0-0 3, Aislyn Murray 5 0-0 12, Maddie Thompson 2 0-0 4, Diamond Bragg 6 7-9 23, Passion Bragg 1 0-0 3, Maddie Hepfer 2 1-2 5, Leah Springer 7 4-5 18. Totals — 24 6-12 68.

Chambersburg _ 7 _ 9 _ 12 _ 24 _ — _ 52

Camp Hill _ 26 _ 13 _ 15 _ 14 _ — _ 68

3-point goals — Chbg 3 (Whitfield 2, Bishop), CH 8 (D.Bragg 4, Murray 2, Stevens, P.Bragg).

JV score — Chambersburg 31, Camp Hill 30. Ashley Adams and Gabby Lecuona each scored 8 points to lead the Trojans to victory.

McConnellsburg 66, Forbes Road 60, OT: With 30 seconds remaining, McConnellsburg's Bronwyne Mellott hit a 3-pointer to send the Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference game to overtime.

The Spartans then rode that momentum, outscoring Forbes Road 8-2 in the extra frame to capture a victory.

“We left Bronwyne open for a split second, and she hit the three to tie it up,” Cardinal coach Jeff Gelvin said. “We had a good shot at the end of the regulation; it was through traffic, but we still had a chance to win it. We controlled most of the game, but they took over in the overtime and controlled it from there.”

Mellott had a strong effort for McConnellsburg (10-3, 6-2 SHL, 5-2 ICC). She finished with 34 points and went 12-for-12 from the line.

Justice Seville racked up five 3-pointers, and Mellott had four to give the Spartans a total of nine. But that number was even higher for Forbes Road (5-6, 2-6 SHL, 1-6 ICC). The Cardinals scored 10 buckets from beyond the arc, including five from McKenzie Gelvin, who led Forbes Road’s offense with 26 points.

“I knew this was going to be a tough game for us,” McConnellsburg coach Brent Seville said. “Forbes may not have many on their roster, but they are hustlers and are very well coached. We are struggling to play four quarters of ball right now. We only had six turnovers all night but we are struggling on the boards. Our foul shooting was the difference in the end.”

Bridgette Ritchey was the strongest rebounder for the Spartans. She finished with six points, 10 rebounds and four steals.

For the Cardinals, Courtney Schoen and Gelvin split 20 boards evenly. Malea Truax also scored 13 points.

McConnellsburg 66, Forbes Road 60, OT

Forbes Road (60)

Mina Wilt 3 1-2 8, Malea Truax 5 0-0 13, McKenzie Gelvin 8 5-7 26, Courtney Schoen  2 0-0 4, Maddie Miller 2 0-0 5, Mara Broadwater 2 0-0 4. Totals — 22 6-9 60.

McConnellsburg (66)

Alexis Mellott 0 2-4 2, Bridgette Ritchey 3 0-0 6, Justice Seville 5 1-2 16, Kylie Keefer 0 0-0 0, Bronwyne Mellott 9 12-12 34, Kellyn Perry 3 0-0 6, Sam Hensley 1 0-0 2. Totals — 20 15-28 66.

Forbes Road _ 18 _ 16 _ 12 _ 12 _ 2 _ — _ 60

McConnellsburg _ 15 _ 10 _ 21 _ 12 _ 8 _ — _ 66

3-point goals — FR 10 (Gelvin 5, Truax 3, Wilt, Miller), McC 9 (Seville 5, B.Mellott 4).

Southern Fulton 80, Fannett-Metal 50: Four players finished in double figures to lift Southern Fulton to a dominating victory over Fannett-Metal in Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference action.

Olivia Mottern had another big night for the Indians (10-2, 6-2 SHL, 5-2 ICC) by scoring 18 points, while Drew Gordon followed right behind with a career-high 17 points. Gordon nearly notched a double-double by pulling down nine rebounds.

“After scoring 14 in the JV game, Drew really stepped into the varsity game and contributed offensively,” SF coach Meagan Raville said. “Everyone contributed tonight. It was definitely one of those good team wins, which is something we needed.”

Celina Merchant racked up 10 points, five assists and four steals, and Drew Hann also cracked double figures with 10 points.

Fannett-Metal (5-7, 2-6 SHL, 1-6 ICC) was led by Becky Runk and Taylor Coffman, who scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Southern Fulton 80, Fannett-Metal 50

So. Fulton (80)

Celina Merchant 3 4-5 10, Lakyn Morton 1 2-2 4, Shaye Smartt 4 0-0 8, Madison Baker 2 0-0 4, Drew Hann 5 0-0 10, Olivia Mottern 7 2-2 18, Fallon Ritz 1 1-2 3, Jessie Covalt 0 1-2 1, Drew Gordon 6 5-7 17, Emily Bradshaw 2 0-0 5. Totals — 31 15-20 80.

Fannett-Metal (50)

Becky Runk 3 5-8 11, Maddy Johns 1 1-2 3, Makayla O’Donel 2 2-2 6, Taylor Coffman 5 0-0 10, Ally Hoffmann 2 2-2 6, Emily Metcalfe 0 2-2 2, Morgan Ritchey 2 0-0 4, Jamie Adams 0 0-0 0, Becca Rotz 0 0-0 0, Katie Johns 3 0-0 6, Jessi Custer 1 0-0 2, Ashlynn Murray 0 0-0 0. Totals — 19 12-16 50.

Southern Fulton _ 27 _ 18 _ 20 _ 15 _ — _ 80

Fannett-Metal _ 11 _ 10 _ 14 _ 15 _ — _ 50

3-point goals — SF 3 (Mottern 2, Bradshaw).

JV — Fannett-Metal 52, Southern Fulton 44. Katie Johns led the Tigers with 16 points, while Drew Gordon put up 14 for SF.

Shalom Christian 67, New Life 26: Shalom Christian had a fine defensive effort, holding New Life to less than eight points in each quarter of a non-league victory.

Brooke Emge filled up the stat sheet with 14 points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists. Lydia Harris also had quite the night, finishing with 14 points, six steals and four assists.

Lexy Poe and Brooke Kuhns each had seven points and five rebounds.

Shalom 67, New Life 26

Shalom (67)

Brooke Kuhns 3 1-1 7, Lexy Poe 2 2-2 7, Lydia Harris 6 1-2 13, Brooke Emge 5 2-2 14, Paige Hoover 3 0-0 7, Kylie Eby 1 0-0 2, Lauren Stains 2 0-2 4, Lindsey Stenger 2 1-2 5, Grace Banfe 4 0-0 8, Maggie Keller 0 0-0 0, Rachel Rheam 0 0-0 0, Emma Diehl 0 0-0 0, Sina Kim 0 0-0 0. Totals — 30 7-11 67.

New Life (26)

Printz 4 0-0 10, Gustafson 2 0-0 4, E.Johnson 1 0-0 2, D.Johnson 5 0-0 10. Totals — 12 0-1 26.

Shalom Chr. _ 22 _ 10 _ 20 _ 15 _ — _ 67

New Life _ 5 _ 6 _ 7 _ 8 _ — _ 26

3-point goals — SC 4 (Emge 2, Hoover, Harris), NL 2 (Printz 2).

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