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Southern upsets No. 2 Allegany, 61-57; Frankfort routs No. 4 Petersburg

Jan. 22—CUMBERLAND — Southern gave first-year head coach Hunter Broadwater the biggest win of his young career Saturday, as the Rams upset No. 2 Allegany, 61-57, on the road.

The Southern (7-4, 2-2 Western Maryland Athletic Conference) victory came just two weeks after Allegany (10-2, 4-2 WestMAC) routed the Rams, 75-46 in Oakland to improve to 9-0.

Since then, Allegany has lost 2 of 3, and Southern has won three straight.

Noah Wilt delivered the performance of his career with a game-high 24 points on 11 field goals, and sharpshooter Jared Haskiell added 21 points. Haskiell and Isaiah Keller, who ended with nine points, both made three triples.

Allegany held narrow leads of 15-13 and 31-30 after the opening two quarters and the game was tied at 43-all entering the fourth. The Campers' paltry foul shooting, making just 10 of 22 from that range, played a significant role in the upset.

Southern made six of its eight free-throw attempts.

Dylan Shaffer paced Allegany with 23 points on 11 field goals and he had two steals. Zach Michael notched a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds, adding four assists and two steals.

Blake Powell chipped in eight points, and Dae Dae Smith scored six.

Allegany standout Isaiah Fields, one of the area's leading scorers, was held to just four points on 4 of 6 free throws. The senior did dish out four assists to equal Michael for a team high.

Allegany won the junior varsity game 45-17. Devin Tinnen (11 points) and Landon Holliday (eight) paced the Alco JVs. Braden Lucas scored six to lead Southern.

Southern is at No. 1 Fort Hill (7-2 overall, 3-0 WestMAC) today at 7 p.m.

Allegany is at Berlin (Pa.) Brothersvalley (12-1) on Thursday at 7 p.m. Berlin defeated Fort Hill, 75-65, in overtime earlier this year.

Frankfort 84, No. 4 Petersburg 51

PETERSBURG, W.Va. — Frankfort played its best basketball of the season Saturday, ending Petersburg's seven-game winning streak with a lopsided triumph.

The Falcons (5-5), who lost to Petersburg (8-2), 60-56, at home on Dec. 19, jumped out to a 20-11 lead after the first quarter and extended their advantage to 40-20 by halftime.

Jeremy Phillips exploded for 17 points before halftime; he finished with a game-high 24, making four shots from 3-point land.

Frankfort led 60-36 entering the fourth before ultimately winning by 33 points.

Cam Layton joined Phillips in double figures with 19 points. Cam Lynch scored nine and Jeremiah Babo added eight.

Frankfort was 11 for 14 from the free-throw line, led by Layton, who was 6 of 6 from that range.

Kaleb Kuhn paced Petersburg with 16 points, followed by Caden Ours and Carter Hardy with eight and Peyton Tingler with six.

Petersburg won the JV game 55-49, led by Jackson Boddy's team-high 24 points. Kycin Waites topped Frankfort with 27.

Frankfort is at Berkeley Springs on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Petersburg is at Hampshire (3-7) at the same time.