Everyone knows Greencastle-Antrim senior Jenay Faulkner is capable of having huge games.
But she continued to make jaws drop Wednesday night when she poured in a career-high 38 points against East Pennsboro. And the Blue Devils needed every bit of it, as they escaped with a 47-44 victory in a Mid Penn crossover game.
"If you weren't there, you probably would think she was just being selfish, but it really wasn't like that," G-A coach Mike Rhine said. "We moved the ball, she passed the ball, and we set her up. The kids didn't score to contribute, but they were still running the offense."
Faulkner exploded from beyond the arc, sinking a staggering nine 3-pointers. From midway through the first quarter to nearly the end of the fourth, she scored 33 consecutive points for Greencastle.
With 5:31 left in the third quarter, the Blue Devils trailed by 12 before Faulkner went on a 14-point run to give the Blue Devils a much-needed lead.
"She seems to play as good as she needs to to win," Rhine said. "Whatever challenge you put in front of her, she's going to meet it. She does not accept failure, and it just clicks in. She realized she had to do it last night, and she gets it done."
Moreover, Faulkner held East Pennsboro's leading scorer to just 13 points, and she also added six rebounds and seven steals.
Mercersburg Academy earned a pair of victories on Wednesday afternoon to claim the Independent-Parochial School League wrestling championship.
To begin the day, the Blue Storm gutted out a 42-34 win over St. James, before easily claiming a 72-12 defeat of Maryland School for the Deaf.
In the win over St. James, Raphael Gotera (106 pounds), Joseph Yonke (113), Steve Minh (120), Thomas Yoke (126), Aurelius Dunbar (152) and Nico Critides (285) all posted pins for Mercersburg.
- In a 75-48 defeat of Chestnut Ridge, Forbes Road's Brycen Hohman secured a career-high 29 points. He also had six rebounds and three steals. "He's been shooting the ball well for us," Cardinals coach Trent Black said. "The key for him is just to get him started early. When he gets going, he seems to roll pretty well."
Forbes Road put on an offensive onslaught in Wednesday's rout of Chestnut Ridge. Here are the best of the best plays from the 75-48 victory. Video by Lizi Arbogast, GameTimePA.com
Indoor track & field
- Last weekend, McConnellsburg's McKenzie Gelvin improved her indoor personal best in the 800 at the Youngstown State Open. She finished second with a time of 2:20.39, which is good enough for seventh best in the state. Her top 400 time of 58.66 still ranks fifth in Pennsylvania.
Forbes Road (9-5, 5-5 SHL) 74, Chestnut Ridge 48
Greencastle-Antrim (14-3) 47, East Pennsboro 44
Everett 66, Fannett-Metal (7-7, 3-7 SHL, 2-7 ICC) 38
Waynesboro 132.23, Chambersburg 112.88