2011-12-29 / Sports

Area High School Sports

Boys Basketball

Chestnut Ridge 51

Southern Fulton 49

Two rival teams in the Sideling Hill League squared off Friday night and pushed the action into overtime play. Chestnut Ridge prevailed over the Southern Fulton Indians for the 51-49 win, with Seth Hall and Noah Smartt leading the Indians. Hall had 16 points and six assists, and Smartt had 16 points as well. Damon Gordon was the next-highest scorer with eight points, eight rebounds and six assists.

Southern Fulton 67

Hancock 37

Southern Fulton jumped out to a 20-point lead Monday and cruised to a 67-37 victory over Hancock, Md., during the opening round of the Tri- State Shootout Tournament. Nick Smartt rallied for a team-high 14 points, while Alex Seburn, Jacob Ashkettle and Brandon Wertz each added 10 points. Damon Gordon finished out the match with nine points, nine rebounds, nine assists and two blocked shots.

McConnellsburg 51

Cumberland Valley

Christian 47

In spite of shooting a dismal 31 percent from the floor last Thursday night, the Mc- Connellsburg Spartans still managed to prevail for a 51- 47 non-league win over Cumberland Valley Christian. Tyler Green tallied a teamhigh 21 points and three steals, while Evan Appleby had 12 points and seven assists. Tony White finished with 10 points.

Tussey Mountain 52

Forbes Road 45

In spite of shooting better from the field, the Forbes Road Cardinals fell short at the free-throw line during last Wednesday’s 52-45 loss to Tussey Mountain. Chris Everts netted 25 points and blocked four shots to lead the Cardinals during the Sideling Hill League game. Brett Burger pulled down 10 rebounds and added five points.

Girls Basketball

Southern Fulton 63

Chestnut Ridge 24

Southern Fulton’s winning season record increased to a perfect 4-0 last Thursday when the Lady Indians easily downed Chestnut Ridge 63-24. Ashley Roman tallied 20 points to lead the Indians’ offense while also grabbing seven rebounds. Macey Hollenshead added 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals during the Sideling Hill League matchup. Kayla Chilcote and Taelor Morton each had six points, and Morton also contributed one blocked shot and five assists.

Tussey Mountain 52

Forbes Road 27

The Forbes Road Cardinals only managed 13 points in the opening half last Thursday evening and an additional 14 following the halftime break for a disappointing 52-27 loss to the Tussey Mountain Titans. Sammie Clippinger had nine points to lead the Lady Cardinals, who also got six points and 10 rebounds from teammate Jess Gearhart. Shayla Carmack and Haley Lashinsky both closed out the game with five points.

McConnellsburg 64

Cumberland Valley

Christian 41

Leading by just two points after the first half, the McConnellsburg Lady Spartans blew last Thursday’s non- league match wide open. Downing Cumberland Valley Christian 64-41, the Lady Spartans received a team-high 15 points from Libby Strayer. Strayer also added six steals, and teammates Jessi Pittman and Becca Hahn both contributed 11 points. Nikki Fleming led the defense with 11 rebounds.

Mercersburg Academy 33

McConnellsburg 32

McConnellsburg fought back from a five-point deficit last Tuesday evening and narrowed the gap to one during a 33-32 loss to Mercersburg Academy. Nikki Fleming was the Lady Spartans’ high scorer with nine points while also adding nine rebounds, two assists and two steals. Sarrah Pollock and Becca Hahn both contributed seven points.

Southern Fulton 38

Tussey Mountain 35

Southern Fulton only scored three points in the fourth quarter last Tuesday evening but it was just enough to hold on for the 38- 35 Sideling Hill League win over Tussey Mountain. Macey Hollenshead was the only player to reach double digits during the victory. Hollenshead finished with 16 points and four assists. Taelor Morton added eight points, and Courtney Strait netted five points and pulled down nine rebounds.

Northern Bedford 65

Forbes Road 26

The Forbes Road Cardinals were outmatched by Northern Bedford’s offense from the get-go last Tuesday night and ended the Sideling Hill League match in a disappointing 65-26 loss. Sammi Clippinger rallied for nine points during the game, which also saw five points and two blocked shots from freshman Braylin Hohman.

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