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F-F Highlights: Waynesboro boys escape Northern

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Narrow escape

Earlier this season, Northern York handed Waynesboro one of its worst boys basketball losses of the year.

On Tuesday night, it looked as if the Indians might be in for another tough defeat. They trailed the Polar Bears by eight points heading into the final quarter before slowly but surely chipping away at it.

The Indians took the lead for good with about two and a half minutes remaining, and eventually earned a 69-67 victory.

"It could've been a little bit of our style of play that just wore them down a little bit," 'Boro coach Tom Hoffman said. "Some of the shots that were falling earlier for them in the game weren't falling as easily, and they just weren't as efficient offensively."

Point guard Kyle Hoffman had his best offensive output of the season by scoring 18 points, and he capped the night off with a 10-assist double-double.

"With the way Mitch (Neterer) and Evan (Hine) have played this year, (Kyle) is a facilitator," Tom Hoffman said. "He's done a really good job of becoming a true point guard."

Cameron Keck matched Hoffman’s 18 points, and Neterer also contributed 17 points on four 3-pointers.

Big turnaround

Just two weeks after falling to Everett in double overtime, Southern Fulton avenged the defeat with a 62-49 take down of the Warriors.

Dylan Gordon led the way with a double-double. He went 13-for-16 from the line and finished with 31 points and 12 rebounds. Carl Potter added 10 points, and Branden Lynch notched five points and 12 boards.

"We did a very nice job on the offensive and defensive rebounds (36 total rebounds)," SF coach Kent Hendershot said. "Country (Lynch) had a couple of really good boards and was really a force underneath. Dylan was Dylan. We had a big advantage underneath, and we needed to take advantage."

Top performers

Girls basketball

  • Despite taking a loss to non-league foe Smithsburg, James Buchanan’s Maggie Strawoet posted a career-high 16 points.

  • Olivia Gardenhour pumped in 17 points, tying her career high, in Waynesboro's 46-38 victory over Northern York. She nailed five 3-pointers. Cat Weber contributed 15 points.

  • In Greencastle-Antrim's 60-42 win over Boiling Springs, Lydia Crist earned a career-high 16 points and was helped by a 17-point performance from Morgan Wagaman.

  • Brooke Emge outscored Faith Christian by herself in a 45-15 win for Shalom Christian. Emge finished with 17 points and five rebounds. Grace Banfe scored 13 points. 

Girls swimming

  • Despite placing second against Cumberland Valley, Chambersburg’s Abbie Reichelderfer posted a personal best 1:16.12 in the 100 breaststroke. “Abbie is doing a lot of different events for us, but one of her specialities is the 100 breaststroke,” Trojan coach Donnie Miller said. “We’ve been working on technique and head position, and she really focused on that tonight. The results showed.” 

Boys basketball

  • Cameron Roseman exploded for 20 points to help secure Shalom Christian’s ninth straight victory, this one a 48-41 defeat of Faith. Jonah Stains added 16 points.

  • Dominick Reed and Ethan Barclay each scored 16 points in McConnellsburg’s 62-33 rout of Southern Huntingdon. 

  • Matt Brown led Forbes Road to a 72-41 blowout of Northern Bedford, putting up 18 points and 11 rebounds. He got plenty of help from Aaron Schepis, who had 13 points and eight assists.


Boys basketball

State College 59, Chambersburg (10-7, 3-7 MPC) 42
Greencastle-Antrim (12-5, 9-0 MPC) 62, Boiling Springs 41
Smithsburg at James Buchanan, no report
Shippensburg (11-4, 7-2 MPC) 57, Big Spring 41
Waynesboro (11-6, 7-2 MPC) 69, Northern York 67
Fannett-Metal (8-7, 5-5 SHL) 90, Chestnut Ridge 79
McConnellsburg (12-3, 9-1 SHL, 7-1 ICC) 62, Southern Huntingdon 33
Forbes Road (9-5, 4-5 SHL/ICC) 72, Northern Bedford 41
Southern Fulton (11-3, 7-2 SHL, 6-2 ICC) 62, Everett 49
Shalom Christian (14-4, 9-2 MDCC) 48, Faith Christian 41
Broadfording at Cumb. Valley Christian, no report

Girls basketball

State College 63, Chambersburg (3-15, 0-11 MPC) 20
Greencastle-Antrim (13-3, 9-0 MPC) 60, Boiling Springs 42
Smithsburg, Md. 39, James Buchanan (5-11) 37
Shippensburg (8-8, 6-3 MPC) 53, Big Spring 42
Waynesboro (10-6, 7-2 MPC) 46, Northern York 38
Johnstown Christian at Forbes Road, no report
Shalom Christian (12-5, 9-1 MDCC) 45, Faith Christian 15
Broadfording at Cumb. Valley Christian, no report
Md. School for the Deaf 35, Mercersburg Academy (3-10, 0-4 ISPL) 27

Boys swimming

Cumberland Valley 121, Chambersburg (3-4, 2-4 MPC) 62
Shippensburg (5-4, 3-1 MPC) 101, James Buchanan 51

Girls swimming

Cumberland Valley 145, Chambersburg (3-4, 2-4 MPC) 40
Shippensburg (9-0, 4-0 MPC) 94, James Buchanan 75