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MERCERSBURG - Kara Newell exploded for 15 of her career-high 25 points in a dominating fourth quarter for Shippensburg.

The Lady Hounds outscored James Buchanan 21-10 in the final period to register a 48-38 Mid Penn Colonial Division girls basketball victory on Wednesday night.

Newell sank a pair of 3-pointers and made 5 of 7 free throws to lead her team in the final period. No other player for Ship (6-11, 5-5 MPC) had more than five points.

For the Rockets (7-9, 4-5 MPC), Charity Miller dropped in five 3-pointers and had 17 points and Rachel Martin scored 10 points and ripped down 17 rebounds, including nine off the offensive glass. Aspen Anderson contributed five steals.

JB coach Jen Lauthers said, “It’s not an excuse because everybody’s in the same boat, but you could tell that we haven’t been in the gym (with the school being closed). Charity got hot, and Ship changed some things defensively, and we did not adjust well. Poor shooting (23%) hurt us tonight, too.”

Shippensburg 48, James Buchanan 38

Shippensburg (48)

Kara Newell 8 6-9 25, Maddie Bender 2 0-2 4, Liz Logan 2 1-2 5, Rachel Kline 1 0-0 2, Kayleen Sydnor 1 1-2 3, Amber Orndorff 2 0-0 5, Shannon Staver 0 0-0 0, Mariah Martin 0 4-6 4. Totals — 16 12-21 48.

James Buchanan (38)

Charity Miller 6 0-0 17, Madison Martin 0 2-2 2, Cassidy Martin 2 0-2 4, Saige Eckard 0 0-0 0, Abby Mackling 0 0-0 0, Rachel Martin 3 4-7 10, Nina Shatzer 0 0-0 0, Aspen Anderson 0 0-0 0, Tristen Amsley 2 0-0 5. Totals — .

Shippensburg _ 11 _ 7 _ 9 _ 21 _ — _ 48

James Buchanan _ 9 _ 10 _ 9 _ 10 _ — _ 38

3-point goals — Ship 4 (Newell 3, Orndorff), JB 6 (Miller 5, Amsley).

Southern Huntingdon 59, Fannett-Metal 20: Fannett-Metal put up its lowest offensive numbers of the season and suffered a Sideling Hill/Inter-County Conference loss at the hands of Southern Huntingdon.

Although the Tigers (5-10, 2-9 SHL, 1-9 ICC) got point contributions from eight different players, only one of them scored more than two points. Ally Hoffmann finished with seven.

So. Huntingdon 59, Fannett-Metal 20

Fannett-Metal (20)

Becky Runk 1 0-0 2, Makayla O’Donel 0 1-2 1, Maddy Johns 1 0-2 2, Taylor Coffman 2 0-0 4, Ally Hoffmann 3 0-0 7, Emily Metcalfe 0 1-2 1, Morgan Ritchey 0 0-0 0, Ashlynn Murray 0 1-2 1, Becca Rotz 0 0-0 0, Jessi Custer 1 0-0 2, Jamie Adams 0 0-0 0, Katie Johns 0 0-0 0. Totals — 8 3-8 20.

So. Huntingdon (59)

Larissa Leonard 6 1-3 16, Kendar Donelson 8 3-6 20, Rheanna Winter 1 0-0 2, Rachel Miller 4 0-2 8, Morgan Sheeder 2 0-0 4, McKenzie Yohn 2 1-2 5, Hanna Booher 0 2-2 2, Raven Booher 0 2-2 2. Totals — 23 9-17 59.

Fannett-Metal _ 0 _ 7 _ 7 _ 6 _ — _ 20

So. Huntingdon _ 14 _ 10 _ 20 _ 15 _ — _ 59

3-point goals — FM 1 (Hoffmann), SH 4 (Leonard 3, Donelson).

JV score — Southern Huntingdon 37, Fannett-Metal 36. Ashlynn Murray led the Tigers with 14 points.

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