High School Sports
Mount Union 55
McConnellsburg was edged out by one point on Saturday by Mount Union, who clinched the Belleville Mennonite Tournament title by the score of 55-54. Jessi Pittman was the high scorer with 21 points for the Lady Spartans ,and Libby Strayer also reached double figures with 10 points. Strayer also added three steals, and Nikki Fleming followed with nine points and 10 rebounds.
Highland View 35
Fulton County Community Christian School pulled off a one-point victory last Thursday evening during its first game of the season against Highland View. The Chargers were led by Jenae Gordon, who had the lion’s share of the points scored with 20. Morgan Daniels was the team’s next highest scorer with five points, five assists and four steals. Christina Koontz finished out the match with 11 rebounds.
Belleville Mennonite 9
McConnellsburg easily dominated Belleville Mennonite last Friday, defeating the tournament hosts by a whopping 40 points. Libby Strayer led the team’s scoring effort with 20 points and seven steals, and Nikki Fleming and Sarrah Pollock both chipped in eight points. Fleming also tallied 10 rebounds.
Northern Bedford 69
Northern Bedford sunk 10 three-point shots Monday night on its way to a 69- 32 ousting of the Mc- Connellsburg Lady Spartans. During the Sideling Hill League matchup, Jessi Pittman netted a team-high eight points. Sarah Pollock and Rikki Green both chipped in seven points. Becca Hahn rounded out the day with 10 rebounds.
Mount Union 85
McConnellsburg was hot from the three-point zone, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Mount Union during Saturday’s Inter- County Conference Tournament. Tony White rallied for 21 points to lead the Spartans and also chipped in nine rebounds. Teammate Evan Appleby added 15 points and six assists, while Jesse Swope tallied 14 points, which included four threepoint shots. Tyler Green reached double digits as well with 11 points and two steals.
Huntingdon Christian 81
Fulton County Community Christian School was outmatched in both speed and size during a 81-37 loss to Huntingdon Christian last Thursday evening. Skyler Gordon led the Charger’s scoring effort with 17 points, while Nathaniel Gingerich followed with 10 points and six rebounds. Teammate Caleb Gingerich rounded out the non-league match with eight points, three assists and seven steals.
Southern Huntingdon 62
McConnellsburg played well in its season opener last Friday to clinch the opening round of the Inter- County Conference Tournament over Southern Huntingdon 86-62. Evan Appleby had a team-high 23 points and eight rebounds, while teammate Tyler Green followed closely with 21 points. Jesse Swope chipped in 17 points, and Tony White hit double digits as well with 10 points and four steals.
Southern Fulton 45
Southern Fulton may have gotten off to a slow start Friday night but went on to win its season opener 45-38 against Shanksville. Nick Smartt netted 14 points to lead the Indians during the non- league match, and Seth Hall tallied 13 points and four assists. Jacob Ashkettle finished with six rebounds and two blocked shots.
Chestnut Ridge 75
Forbes Road 49
Forbes Road was outscored in every period except one Monday night during a 75-49 loss to Chestnut Ridge. During the Sideling Hill League match, Chase Shaw had 15 points to lead his teammates. Teammate Tristan Gelvin added nine points, and Jordan Sowers and Kyle Schoen both finished with seven. Brett Burger led the defensive effort with seven rebounds.