Beyond the Arc: Faulkner finds a way
There’s no question that Greencastle-Antrim’s Jenay Faulkner is a threat to even the best defenses. But fortunately for the Lady Blue Devils, Faulkner is a pro on both ends of the floor, so when her scoring suffers she can make up for it on the defensive end.
Faulkner was shut down in back-to-back games last week, scoring just five points against West York in the championship game of the Lower Dauphin tournament, and was limited to eight points against Big Spring.
But Faulkner put forth an impressive effort on defense against the Bulldogs, grabbing 13 rebounds, blocking eight shots and handing out four assists.
Rivalry no more
Last year the first meeting between Fannett-Metal and Forbes Road resembled a grudge match, as the rivals clashed in a tight SHL/ICC contest. But new year, new Tigers, as Fannett-Metal handed the Cardinals a 71-34 loss on Tuesday.
Ally Hoffmann put up a season-high 20 points against Forbes Road, while Taylor Coffman and Maddy Johns each scored nine.
But that wasn't the first high-scoring affair for the Tigers, who are on a three-game winning streak after starting the season 1-2. Against Chestnut Ridge, Coffman (17), Hoffmann (15), Emily Metcalfe (13) and Morgan Ritchey (12) each scored in double figures, and against Belleville Mennonite, Johns (10), Hoffmann (18), and Coffman (15) added another double-digit performance.
Hoffmann is leading the Tigers with 14.2 points per game, followed by Coffman who is averaging 10.8.
Fannett-Metal has outscored its last two opponents 134-67.
In a Mid Penn Colonial Division matchup on Tuesday, the Waynesboro and Shippensburg girls basketball teams found themselves in a unique fouling situation, which not only affected the scoring, but the momentum of the all-important first meeting between the two budding rivals.
But midway through the fourth quarter, when Shippensburg capitalized on being in the bonus early, the momentum shifted in Waynesboro’s favor as the Maidens forced three turnovers and cashed in on the miscues.
“That was huge and they were ready then,” Waynesboro coach Allison Steiger said. “Once you taste a little bit of that, that’s how we got the second turnover, and then the third one right away and then they were able to breathe a little bit more. They knew that even if we fouled we kind of opened it up and controlled that part of the floor a little more.”
Waynesboro’s 59-42 win over Shippensburg was the Maidens’ first win over the Greyhounds since 2013 and extended their winning streak to six games.