Southern Fulton 52 Meyersdale 17
Warfordsburg, Pa. – Southern Fulton (16-7) hosted Meyersdale (7-15) in the first round of the District V Class AA Playoffs and downed the Red Raiders 52 to 17. The Indians were led by Drew Gordon with 13 points and 4 rebounds. Jessie Colvalt added 11 points and 5 rebounds. Lindsey Hollenshead had 8 rebounds and 4 assists, while Abby Fischer chipped in 5 points and 3 blocks. Southern Fulton will now advance to the Class AA Semi final game on Tuesday, February 26, when they travel to #2 seeded Windber High School at 7:00.
Berlin 55 Forbes Road 11
Berlin, Pa. – Forbes Road (6-16) drew a tough matchup by traveling to the defending District V Class A Champion Berlin Mountaineers. The Mountaineers (18-5) jumped out to a 20 to 3 first quarter lead and never looked back in route to a 55 to 11 win in the first round of the District V Class A Playoffs. Berlin put 3 players in double figures. Zoe Harding (15), Kiera Booth (14), and Zoie Smith (10) led the defending champs. Madison Hays led the Cardinals with 4 points. Cardinal Coach Jamie Gelvin, “Berlin is a quality team. We definitely weren’t ready for that type of game. We limped into this one with Quincy being hurt and toughing it out just to even play tonight. It also didn’t help us that Mara Broadwater sprained her ankle vs Johnstown Christian and couldn’t even dress tonight. No excuses, from me though, the better team won tonight. I am happy that my girls fought hard until the end and that I had the opportunity to work with this years seniors. They will be missed.” Berlin now advances to the semifinal round against Tussey Mountain on Tuesday, February 26, at Chestnut Ridge High School at 7:00. Forbes Road’s season ended with the loss.
Fannett Metal 64 Shade Central City 60
Willow Hill, Pa. – Fannett Metal (16-6) hosted Shade (14-8) in the first round of the District V Class A Playoffs and held off a stubborn Panther team 64 to 60. On Thursday night Fannett-Metal did something it’s never done before. That feat was to host a girls’ basketball playoff game. The small gym was packed with a large crowd that was treated to a seesaw battle, that saw the hosts walk away with a win. The first few minutes saw several turnovers at both ends of the court as both teams were working out some nervousness. The first quarter ended with an 8-7 advantage for the Tigers. In the second quarter things started to open up as the Tigers intensified their defensive pressure. The Tigers scored 26 points compared to just 12 for Shade and ended the half with a 34-19 lead. However, Shade made things interesting in cutting the deficit to 9 points at the end of the 3rd quarter. Shade continued to shrink the Tiger’s lead and at one point had it down to 2. That was as close as the Panthers would get as FM made just enough foul shots and buckets to stay on top. Fannett-Metal got scoring from Hartman 28, Johns 15, K Ritchey 9, Rotz 4, Adams 3, McClure 3, and M Ritchey 2. Fannett Metal will travel to Bedford High School on Tuesday, February 26, to take on the top ranked Shanksville Vikings at 7:00.