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HUSTONTOWN - It was a night to remember for the Forbes Road girls basketball team.

Not only did the Cardinals find redemption in an overtime win over Johnstown Christian, a non-league opponent that beat them in OT two weeks ago, but the win will likely propel FR to its first post-season appearance since 2011-2012.

Forbes Road beat the Blue Jays 62-59 in overtime.

“This was a very good team effort, and a good win for this girls program,” Forbes Road coach Jeff Gelvin said. “The girls knew this was like a playoff game, and we had to win to get in (the playoffs).”

Forbes Road (10-12) held a narrow lead going into the final frame, but Johnstown tied it up late. The Cardinals held the ball with 20 seconds left and got a solid look at the basket, but the shot was no good.

“We couldn’t have gotten a better shot,” Gelvin said. “But the girls kept their composure in overtime, even when we fell behind. They didn’t panic and we fought hard to get it back.”

Down four points with two minutes to go in overtime, Malea Truax drained a 3-pointer to get the Cardinals moving. Then Forbes Road used a few opportunities at the foul line that gave it the edge.

McKenzie Gelvin, who led the team with 27 points, drained 4-of-5 foul shots in overtime. Mina Wilt had a double-double, scoring 13 points and grabbing 12 rebounds, while Truax finished with 13 points. Gelvin had five steals and Courtney Schoen led the team in rebounding with 13 boards.

Forbes Road 62, Johnstown Chr. 59, OT

Johnstown Chr. (59)

Kristie Lynch 5 4-4 15, Kyrstin Jeffreys 0 0-2 0, Ashley Euen 5 2-6 13, Maddie Sprankle 7 0-0 16, Beth Felix 4 4-6 15. Totals — 21 10-15 59.

Forbes Road (62)

Mina Wilt 6 1-5 13, Malea Truax 5 0-0 13, McKenzie Gelvin 8 10-13 27, Courtney Schoen 2 0-0 4, Maddie Miller 1 1-2 3, Mara Broadwater 1 0-0 2. Totals — 23 13-20 62.

Johnstown Chr. _ 11 _ 8 _ 21 _ 10 _ 9 _— _ 59

Forbes Road _ 16 _ 9 _ 18 _ 7 _ 12 _ — _ 62

3-point goals — JC 7 (Felix 3, Sprankle 2, Euen, Lynch), FR 4 (Truax 3, Gelvin).

Fannett-Metal 45, Chestnut Ridge 41: Fannett-Metal trailed winless Chestnut Ridge by three points after three quarters Friday night, but rallied to force overtime and the Tigers went on to claim a 45-41 Sideling Hill League victory.

F-M ended a 13-game losing streak and finished the season with a record of 6-15 (3-13 SHL).

Ally Hoffmann had the hot hand for Fannett-Metal with 21 points. She scored six in the fourth quarter and all eight of her team’s points in overtime.

The Tigers won the game at the foul line, hitting 19 of 31 free throws  to just 3 of 10 for the Lions.

Fannett-Metal 45, Chestnut Ridge 41, OT  

Fannett-Metal (45)

Becky Runk 0 0-0 0, Makayla O’Donel 1 4-6 6, Maddy Johns 1 0-0 2, Taylor Coffman 1 3-4 5, Ally Hoffmann 6 8-14 21, Katie Johns 2 2-5 6, Emily Metcalfe 1 2-2 5, Jessi Custer 0 0-0 0. Totals — 12 19-31 45.

Chestnut Ridge (41)

Abigail Hyde 1 0-0 2, Erin Imler 5 2-2 16, Lydia Mock 2 0-0 4, Aubrey Price 2 0-3 4, Laura Wright 2 0-0 4, Makayla Weyant 2 0-0 4, Kayla Diehl 3 1-5 7. Totals — 17 3-10 41.

Fannett-Metal _ 13 _ 4 _ 6 _ 14 _ 8 _ — _ 45

Chestnut Ridge _ 6 _ 9 _ 11 _ 11 _ 4  _ — _ 41

3-point goals — FM 2 (Hoffmann, Metcalfe), CR 4 (Imler 4).

JV score — Chestnut Ridge 33, Fannett-Metal 30. Emily Metcalfe scored 15 points for the Tigers.

Southern Fulton 53, Northern Bedford 42: Southern Fulton added another Sideling Hill League/Inter-County Conference victory to its season’s repertoire with a win over Northern Bedford right before playoffs.

Thanks to advanced intensity to start the first quarter, Southern Fulton (17-5, 12-4 SHL, 10-4 ICC) outscored Northern Bedford 15-7 after eight minutes, but cooled off to end the half with a nine-point lead.

“The intensity coming into the game was great,” Southern Fulton coach Meagan Raville said. “We opened the third with the same intensity and that pulled us through the whole game.”

Olivia Mottern produced another double-double, leading the team with 21 points and adding 11 boards. Celina Merchant flirted with a double-double, adding 13 points and eight rebounds. Drew Gordon also grabbed eight rebounds, while Shaye Smartt scored 13 points and had six assists.

“It was an all-around, really good team win for us.” Raville said. “It’s a good win to go into the playoffs. It was Senior Night and everyone was really excited.”

So. Fulton 53, Northern Bedford 42

Northern Bedford (42)

Emma Eckenroad 1 2 2-2 10, Peyton Leidy 3 2 0-2 12, Sydney Snyder 1 3 5-6 16, Mackenzie Gates 0 2-2 2, Sadie McConnell 1 0-0 2. Totals — 6 7 9-12 42.

Southern Fulton (53)

Celina Merchant 2 1 6-8 13, Lakyn Morton 1 0-0 2, Shaye Smartt 2 3 0-0 13, Drew Hann 1 0-0 2, Olivia Mottern 7 2 1-1 21, Drew Gordon 1 0-0 2, Maddie Baker 0 0-0 0, Jessie Covalt 0 0-0 0, Emily Bradshaw 0 0-0 0. Totals — 14 6 7-9 53.

No. Bedford _ 7 _ 7 _ 9_ 18 _ — _ 42

So. Fulton _ 15 _ 8 _ 18 _ 12 _ — _ 53

3-point goals — NB 7 (Snyder 3, Leedy 2, Eckenroad 2), SF 6 (Smartt 3, Mottern 2, Merchant).

JV score — So. Fulton 42, N. Bedford 25. Emily Bradshaw paced the Indians with 11 points, and Jessie Covalt had 10.

Shalom Christian 52, Calvary 27: Shalom Christian did its job Friday, with a win over Calvary Christian to end the regular season undefeated in the Mason-Dixon Christian Conference, and a nearly-perfect overall record.

The Flames (20-1, 14-0 MDCC) were led by Brooke Emge with 12 points and Lydia Harris followed with 11. Emge and Harris split 10 steals evenly.

Lexy Poe led Shalom with seven boards and also added seven points.

Shalom Christian 52, Calvary 27

Shalom Christian (52)

Brooke Kuhns 2 4-5 8, Lexy Poe 3 1-2 7, Lydia Harris 4 2-3 11, Brooke Emge 5 2-2 12, Paige Hoover 3 0-0 6, Kylie Eby 4 0-0 8, Lauren Stains 0 0-0 0, Grace Banfe 0 0-0 0, Maggie Keller 0 0-0 0, Rachel Rheam 0 0-0 0, Emma Deihl 0 0-0 0, Sina Kim 0 0-0 0. Totals — 21 9-12 52.

Calvary (27)

Brooke Ricker 8 2-2 18, Macy Ricker 3 0-0 6, Olivia Cesnick 1 0-0 2, Madi Hott 0 1-2 1. Totals — 12 3-6 27.

Shalom Chr. _ 11 _ 16 _ 15 _ 10 _ — _ 52

Calvary Chr. _ 6 _ 11 _ 2 _ 8 _ — _ 27

3-point goals — SC 1 (Harris).

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