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F-F Highlights: Shalom Christian avenges earlier loss

Game of the Day

Despite being down by six at halftime, Shalom Christian's girls basketball team found a way to avenge its only Mason-Dixon Christian Conference loss with a 44-42 victory over Heritage Academy on Tuesday night.

The Flames clawed back into it in the third quarter, when they outscored Heritage 11-6. After several back-and-forth minutes, Shalom finally took a lead midway through the fourth quarter and held on for the victory.

"They were able to handle the tight game and just kept chipping away - just one possession at a time," Shalom coach Brad Eby said. "They did that really well. They would make a stop, then they could come down and move the ball really well and get good shots."

Grace Banfe, who finished with a game-high 14, was a big reason for the Flames' success, and Eby said Kylie Eby had a pair of 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to get Shalom "back within striking distance."

Freshman Hannah Pogue had a breakout game for the Flames, finishing with six points and 11 rebounds.

"She performed really well defensively," coach Eby said. "She had an awesome game, it was probably her best game of the season. It was a big night for us."


Southern Fulton's Olivia Mottern had a putback with two seconds remaining to lift the Indians over Northern Bedford, 54-52.

Mottern finished with 20 points, putting her 85 points away from the school's all-time scoring record. Drew Gordon also added 14 points.


After a 63-35 loss to Greencastle-Antrim, James Buchanan boys assistant coach Grant Strawoet said, "They're close. It's all about finishing a whole game. We're having good first halves. We were tied with Shippensburg, and against Waynesboro, we were up at the half. This game, we were in it until almost halftime. It's just about finishing the game and growing as a team."

Lack of depth

Chambersburg’s swim team won 13 races against Central Dauphin on Tuesday, but a lack of depth enabled the Rams to win both meets, 94-76 in the boys meet and 107-63 in the girls.

“We have some experienced talent at the top, and we have some really inexperienced kids who are just learning,” Trojan coach Donnie Miller said. “Our boys won eight events, but couldn’t get enough of the other places. Those younger kids just need more yardage in.”

Jacob Greenwood and C.J. Pong each won two individual events and swam on two winning relays for Chambersburg (1-4, 1-3 MPC). Pong won the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke and Greenwood the 200 IM and 100 butterfly.

For the girls, (2-3, 1-3 MPC), Abbie Reichelsderfer won the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke and Ashlyn Ellis took the 200 and 100 free events.

Top performers

Boys basketball

  • In a 60-48 win over Big Spring, Cameron Keck scored a season-high 24 points for Waynesboro. He also had three rebounds and a pair of steals. 
  • Chambersburg's Seth Brouse scored a career-high 13 points in the Trojans' 74-66 loss to CD East. Cole Christian led with 18 and Cade Whitfield added 15.

Girls basketball

  • For the second game in a row, McConnellsburg's Bronwyne Mellott exploded for 36 points, this time in an 85-51 win over Chestnut Ridge. McKenzie Gelvin and Justice Seville split 30 points evenly, while Kellyn Perry pulled down 13 rebounds and was one point shy of a double-double. 
  • Ally Hoffmann went 9-for-10 at the free-throw line and finished with 17 points in Fannett-Metal's narrow loss to Southern Huntingdon. Katie Johns had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.


Boys basketball

Central Dauphin East 74, Chambersburg (9-6, 2-6 MPC) 66
Greencastle-Antrim (10-5, 7-0 MPC) 63, James Buchanan (3-11, 1-7 MPC) 35
Waynesboro (10-5, 6-2 MPC) 60, Big Spring 48
Shalom Christian (12-3, 7-2 MPC) 52, Heritage 46
Cumb. Valley Christian at Grace, no score reported

Girls basketball

Central Dauphin East 52, Chambersburg (3-12, 0-9 MPC) 29
Greencastle-Antrim (11-3, 7-0 MPC) 49, James Buchanan (4-10, 2-6 MPC) 31
Waynesboro (9-5, 6-2 MPC) 56, Big Spring 40
So. Huntingdon 54, Fannett-Metal (7-5, 3-5 SHL, 2-5 ICC) 50
McConnellsburg (7-3, 4-2 SHL) 85, Chestnut Ridge 51
So. Fulton (8-4, 6-2 SHL, 5-2 ICC) 54, Northern Bedford 52
Shalom Christian (10-5, 7-1 MDCC) 44, Heritage 42
Cumb. Valley Christian at Grace, no score reported

Boys swimming

Central Dauphin 94, Chambersburg (2-3, 1-3 MPC) 76
James Buchanan at Boiling Springs, no score reported
Gettysburg 94, Shippensburg (3-4) 85

Girls swimming

Central Dauphin 107, Chambersburg (1-4, 1-3 MPC) 63
James Buchanan at Boiling Springs, no score reported
Shippensburg (7-0) 116, Gettysburg 64