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After an up-and-down season for the Shippensburg girls basketball team, it came to an end Tuesday with a non-league victory over Red Land.

The Lady Hounds put three players in double figures en route to a 67-49 victory.

"We moved the ball well, and we had two people essentially cutting for most of the night," Ship coach Andrew Markel said. "We were putting two screens on them, and when kids are moving with a purpose like that, it's hard to stop. We got a lot of good looks tonight."

Mariah Martin tied her career high with 18 points, while Liz Logan followed with 17. Kara Newell also contributed 11.

"(Mariah) was able to finish tonight," Markel said. "We haven't been finishing well at all around the rim this whole season, and tonight she was able to concentrate and finish. A lot of that was her teammates giving her open looks and open layups."

Offensive explosion

When Chance Hawbaker and Ethan Barclay both got in foul trouble early for McConnellsburg's boys basketball team, the Spartans needed someone to pick up the slack.

Chase Novak did that and more. He tied his career high of 36 points - which he scored the first time against the Titans - and McConnellsburg won, 58-46.

"He's our leader, and I think he sensed that we needed some scoring and he did it," Spartan coach Drew Washabaugh said. "His (shooting) percentage was outrageous. He kept us int he game tonight, and we needed it."

Novak finished 13-for-16 (81.3%) from the field, including 5-for-6 from beyond the arc.

Washabaugh said Cale Harman and Bryce Feagley also gave him good minutes off the bench.

Top performers

Boys basketball

  • Despite a loss to Northern Bedford, Fannett-Metal had three players score in double figures. Mikell McGee led the way with 24 points, while Austin Raymer and Lucas Wingert contributed 18 and 16, respectively.
  • John Miller and Eli Riley each scored 20-plus points in Mercersburg Academy's win over Shenandoah Valley. Miller had a career-high 22 points, and Riley was just one shy of his top mark, finishing with 20.

Girls basketball

  • Olivia Mottern and Emily Bradshaw combined for more than half of Southern Fulton's offense in a 61-52 loss to Claysburg-Kimmel. Mottern had 18 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double, while Bradshaw had 13 points and four assists. 

SCORES

Boys basketball
Northern Bedford 90, Fannett-Metal (9-12, 6-9 SHL, 5-8 ICC) 73
McConnellsburg (17-3, 13-1 SHL, 11-1 ICC) 58, Tussey Mountain 46
Mercersburg Academy (6-12) 66, Shenandoah Valley 61

Girls basketball
Susquehanna Township 47, Greencastle-Antrim (18-4) 42
Shippensburg (10-11) 67, Red Land 49
Belleville Mennonite at Forbes Road, no report
Claysburg-Kimmel 61, Southern Fulton (13-7) 52
St. James 43, Mercersburg Academy (4-15, 0-4 IPSL) 34

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