Basketball

Boy’s Basketball Roundup 1/10/20 Fulton/FM

Southern Fulton 35 McConnellsburg 27

McConnellsburg, Pa. – Southern Fulton defeated McConnellsburg (1-6, 1-3 ICC) Friday evening in an ICC matchup. The Indians (5-4, 4-1 ICC) were led by Gabe Stotler with 13 points, 6 rebounds, and  2 assists.  Justin Morris had 6 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals. Konner Pittman added 6 points, and 4 steals. The Spartans were led by Zander Sipes with 12 points and 4 rebounds. Indian Coach Jeremy Hann commented, “Our young guys played well. We have a big week coming up and have a lot of work to do.” Spartans Coach Josh Lowery said, “It was a good ole Fulton County showdown. Unfortunately, we didn’t get the win this time, but it was nice to see our young team compete with an all senior lineup.” JV – SF 40 MHS 36 (SF – Caleb Elder, 11 points) Rebounds – SF 22 MHS 13. Turnovers – SF 13 MHS 19. McConnellsburg returns to action on Wednesday at 6:00 at Tussey Mt. Southern Fulton travels to Southern Huntingdon on Monday at 6:00.

Fannett Metal 48 Forbes Road 41

Waterfall, Pa. – Fannett Metal (3-6, 1-4 ICC) traveled to Forbes Road (0-9, 0-4 ICC) and held off a stubborn Cardinal team 48 to 41 in an Inter County Conference contest. Wyatt Appleby led all scorers with 25 points. Hunter Hill added 10 for the Tigers and Darstan Warren chipped in 9. The Cardinals were led by Wyatt McGowan with 21 points and Matt Clippinger added 8 points.

Forbes Road Coach Tyler Gelvin commented, “Appleby came out absolutely on fire, scoring 24 of his game high 25 points in the first half, including 7 threes. He was the difference in the first half as they took a 32-19 lead into the half. I challenged my boys at half to pick it up defensively and they responded much better in the second half. We had a chance to tie it up late in the fourth, but costly turnovers and a few missed shots let FM close out the win. Hopefully going forward we can clean up some of our mistakes and come all the way back. Hats off to FM. They never got rattled, when we made a run, and closed out the game for a win.”

Fannett Metal Coach Paul Coffman commented, “We have had different players the past six games stepping up to take the pressure off of Hunter and that will only make us better. It was a tough atmosphere tonight with Forbes Road having their Homecoming. We couldn’t buy a bucket in the 3rd quarter, which ignited a Cardinals comeback.  In the fourth quarter, we were more patient on offense and we made our shots when they counted. We had a couple key steals in the 4th that led to a few easy buckets.  I was proud of how we maintained our composure tonight.” Fannett Metal travels to James Buchanan tonight at 7:30, while Forbes Road returns to action on Tuesday, when they travel to Everett for a 6:00 start.