H.S. Highlights: JB storms past F-M
Check out the Top 10 plays of the non-league boys basketball game between James Buchanan and Fannett-Metal. Video by Lindsey Smith
James Buchanan used a well-rounded scoring effort to overwhelm Fannett-Metal on Saturday in a "friendly rivalry game" between non-league boys basketball opponents.
The Rockets claimed a 78-58 victory over F-M for their second win in a row thanks to almost five scorers putting up big numbers against the Tigers.
Jared Pine led James Buchanan with a career-high 21 points, followed by Hunter Reath with 19, Micha Wise with 13 - both career-highs - and Hunter Sowers with 11. And despite having the daunting task of guarding the area's leading scorer, Mikell McGee, Owen Stoner also contributed nine points for the Rockets (5-11).
"That's tough to stop having more than one guy in double figures, and I think Stoner did a great job guarding McGee," James Buchanan coach Larry Strawoet said. "McGee is a nice player and he creates a lot of offense and Owen accepted that challenge."
McGee finished with game-high 24 points while Lucas Wingert scored 12 for the Tigers (7-7).
- Jared Pine was a workhorse for James Buchanan this weekend, putting up 20 points in a three-point win over Big Spring on Friday, then added another 21 points in a 78-58 win over Fannett-Metal.
- Waynesboro's Cameron Keck led the Indians in a non-league loss to Spring Grove, scoring 20 points in the 72-61 defeat. Mitch Neterer scored 14 points, followed by Logan Weibley with 10.
- Greencastle-Antrim's Ethan Zimmerman placed sixth in the 132-pound weight class at the New Oxford Tournament, finishing the day with a 4-3 record including two pins. Thomas Richmond was the Blue Devils' other place winner in the tournament, placing eighth at 138. He was 3-3 on the day with a technical fall and a major decision.
- Waynesboro's Seth Egolf made his way to the championship round at 195 at the New Oxford Tournament thanks to three pins, including one in just 24 seconds in the opening round. Egolf was pinned in the title bout by Jake Koser of Northern York in 1:33. Matt McCann placed third at 120, making his way through the consolation bracket with two pins and a 5-2 decision in the third-place match. Laken Rouzer (126) also took third with a fall in 40 seconds in the third-place bout.
- Chambersburg's Jacob Greenwood won two events at the Big Spring quad meet, breaking a pool record along the way. He won the 200 free in 1:46.70, breaking the previous pool record by less than a second. He also touched the wall first in the 500 free in 4:42.65. Avery Barley also set a pool record in the 100 backstroke. He won the race in 53.09, beating the previous record by .88 seconds.
James Buchanan (5-11) 78, Fannett-Metal (7-7) 58
Spring Grove 72, Waynesboro (10-6) 61
Mercersburg Academy 60, Kiski 19
Cedar Crest 39, James Buchanan 4
York Vo-Tech 66, James Buchanan 12
Big Spring quad meet: 1.Palmyra 164, 2.Spring Grove 153, 3.Big Spring 117, 4.Chambersburg 84
Big Spring quad meet: 1.Big Spring 172, 2.Palmyra 159, 3.Chambersburg 95, 4.Spring Grove 92.