Southern Fulton 46, Hancock 39
Southern Fulton increased a two-point advantage following the halftime break and picked up a win in the first round of the Tri-State Shootout Friday evening by downing Hancock 46- 39. Josh Wertz and Josh Hall had 12 and 11 points, respectively, and Luke Mellott netted nine points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Indians. Jesse Smartt added seven assists and three steals.
Clear Spring 53,
Southern Fulton 48
Some key foul shooting in the final quarter of Saturday's championship game allowed Clear Spring, Md., to walk away with the Tri-State Shootout title and a 53-48 win over the Southern Fulton Indians. Luke Mellott led his Indian teammates with 13 points, seven rebounds and six steals during the Indians' first loss of the 2008-09 season. Mellott was also named to the all-tournament team. Both Josh Wertz and Josh Hall hit double digits with 11 and 12 points respectively.
Forbes Road 75,
Southern Huntingdon 62
Forbes Road had a huge second half Friday night, easily defeating the Southern Huntingdon Rockets in the opening game of the Fannett-Metal Christmas Tournament by 13 points. Jesse Newman netted a whopping 33 points, and Brandon Mellott added 14 points and four steals. Trent Black wrapped up the evening with 13 points, seven assists and 15 rebounds.
Fannett-Metal 56, Forbes Road 40
Forbes Road's Jesse Newman was held to 12 points Saturday evening during the championship round against tournament hosts the Fannett-Metal Tigers, who won the tourney for the first time in 14 years. Newman was aided by Trent Black, who finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds and three steals.Tanner Henry was the next highest scorer with six points.
Everett 54, Forbes Road 51
Forbes Road's four-game winning streak came to a halt last Tuesday when the Cardinals fell by a mere three points to the Everett Warriors. Jesse Newman led his teammates during the 54- 51 league loss, the first of the year for the Cardinals, with 21 points. Tanner Henry followed with 11 points, and Trent Black posted double digits with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
Southern Fulton 62, Hyndman 39
Southern Fulton's perfect season continued last Tuesday when the Indians easily dispatched of the Hyndman Hornets by the final score of 62-39. During the league match at Hyndman, Josh Hall opened up the game netting six three-point shots. Hall finished with 18 points and five rebounds. Josh Wertz was the next highest scorer with nine points, and Jesse Smartt added seven points, five rebounds and five assists.
Chestnut Ridge 59,
The McConnellsburg Spartans streak of losses jumped to seven last Tuesday with Chestnut Ridge utilizing their home court advantage for a 10-point Sideling Hill League victory. Ryan Defibaugh and Drew Wink both totalled 17 points, and Defibaugh added 13 rebounds for a doubledouble. Nathan Swope followed with eight points.
FCCCS 52, Lighthouse
Christian Academy 37
In spite of needing better rebounding, Fulton County Community Christian School made up the difference with its shooting both from the field and from the foul line. Seth Gordon led the Chargers Friday, December 19, against Lighthouse Christian Academy with 16 points. Kenny Linninger and T.J. Leedy followed with 13 and 10 points respectively, during the Chargers 52-37 victory.