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Chambersburg can't escape Lion's den

February 26, 2005

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HERSHEY, Pa. - Poor shooting from the floor and the foul line late in the game doomed Chambersburg on Friday as the Trojans lost to Red Lion 54-50 in the PIAA District 3-AAAA third-place game at the Giant Center.

Chambersburg shot just 39 percent (19 of 49) from the field and 48 percent (10 of 21) from the free throw line in the game, missing several opportunities to tie the game down the stretch.

Chance Petry and Grant Becker each had 17 points and Cory Bray added 13 for Red Lion (24-6).

Colby Nitterhouse led Chambersburg with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Matt George added 13 points.

The Trojans (18-9) will play District 12 champion Philadelphia Central next Saturday in the first round of the state tournament at a site to be announced.

Grace 51, Shalom Christian 49

Zack Koontz had 13 points and 16 rebounds and Grace Academy ran out to a 28-16 halftime lead, then held on in the second half to defeat Shalom Christian in a Mason Dixon Christian Conference Tournament semifinal at St. Maria Goretti.

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Grace (10-11) will face New Life in today's championship game at 2:30 p.m.

Alex Lehman had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Knights, while David Hardcastle also had 11 points.

Joe Horner led all scorers with 21 points for Shalom (14-9).

New Life 42, Heritage 35

Sean MacLeod had 14 points to lead New Life Christian (18-6) past Heritage Academy in the MDCC semifinals.

Hamilton Stamper led Heritage (19-7) with seven points and 17 rebounds. The Eagles play Shalom in today's consolation game.

Episcopal 57, St. John's-PH 49

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Arinze Onuaku scored 25 points to lead Episcopal (12-8) past St. John's at Prospect Hall during the first round of the 49th annual Sleepy Thompson Invitational.

Corey Dorsey hit six 3-pointers and finished with 29 points for the Vikings (9-19), who will play consolation-round games today and Sunday.

IMG Academy 70, Mercersburg 57

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mercersburg Academy ripped the nets for 10 3-pointers but it was not enough against IMG Academy, Fla., in the quarterfinals of the Mercersburg Rotary Tournament.

Eric Rahauser hit four 3s and had a team-leading 20 points, while Colin Cubit hit three 3s and chipped in with 14 points for the Blue Storm (9-15), who were outscored 17-3 at the foul line.

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Heritage 38, Broadfording 30

Heritage Academy used an 18-1 advantage from the foul line to defeat Broadfording Christian in the MDCC semis.

Heather Stamper scored 12 points and added 10 rebounds and five assists for Heritage Academy (24-2), which will face Cumberland Valley Christian in today's championship game at 1 p.m.

Tina Conner led Broadfording (14-14) with 11 points.

PREP WRESTLING


Edgin earns spot in semis

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Mercersburg Academy junior Josh Edgin recorded three first-period pins to earn a spot in today's championship semifinals in the 275-pound weight class at the National Prep Tournament at Lehigh University.

In the quarterfinals, he pinned Paul Mancuso (16-1) of Trinity Pauling (N.Y.) in 1:11. Edgin (44-4) next faces Justin Wren (52-4) of Bishop Lynch (Texas).

Mercersburg's Brad Nielson (160 pounds) and Nick Mazzei (119) still are alive in the consolation brackets.

Trio in title hunt

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Three area wrestlers will wrestle in tonight's championship finals at the West Virginia state championships.

In the Class AAA semifinals, Musselman's Dustin Haislip won an 8-4 decision over Huntington's Zach Fraley at 112 pounds, while Martinsburg's Chris Conner was a 7-2 winner over Parkersburg South's Nick Munday at 160.

Berkeley Springs' Randy Waugh was a winner by tech fall, 21-4, over Oak Hill's Frankie Treadway in the Class AA-A semifinals at 189.

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