Fulton/FM Boys Basketball Roundup 1/27/18

McConnellsburg 62, Fannett-Metal 59, OT

With 3.8 seconds to go in overtime, Dom Reed took a pass from Colton Mellott and launched a long range three to hit the game winning shot in a thriller win over the league rival Fannett-Metal. The Spartans (5-8, 3-6 SHL, 3-5 ICC) trailed the Tigers (1-14, 0-12 SHL, 0-9 ICC) for three quarters before tying the game in the fourth and winning in overtime. Cale Harmon led all scorers with 30 points and Dom Reed added 21 for the Spartans. Lucas Wingert led the Tigers with 19 points, Timber Brookens added 12, while Frank Ryder chipped in 11 points. Spartans Coach Drew Washabaugh said, “Fannett-Metal really outplayed us in the first three quarters.  We did not play well at all in the first half. Dom played a solid game again and Cale really showed some senior leadership in the 4th and overtime.  Cale puts in a lot of work and I was glad to see him really pull us through at the end and then Dom hitting a half court shot at the end to win. It was great for us.  FM really gave us all we could handle even with Brookens in foul trouble.  Moving forward we have to get some more balanced scoring. ” No JV Game. Fannett-Metal will travel to Everett on January 30th while the Spartans will travel to Northern Bedford on the 30th.

James Buchanan 48, Southern Fulton 38

Southern Fulton traveled to James Buchanan tonight to take on the Rockets in a non-league game.  The Indians could not maintain their 3-point lead late in the game and were outscored 19-11 in the fourth quarter as they fell by a final of 48-38 in a very close back and forth game.  James Buchanan sealed the game down the stretch by converting on 13 of 18 free throws.  Southern Fulton drops to 11-4 (8-1 ICC and 8-2 SHL).  Branden Lynch was the high scorer for the Indians with 13 points. Hunter Sowers netted a game high 18 points for the Rockets.  Southern Fulton will get back to league play on Tuesday, as they host Tussey Mt. Southern Fulton won the JV contest 47-44 as Dylan Melton tossed in a game high 14 points for the Indians.