High School sports: Fannett-Metal annual Christmas tourney

Fannett-Metal and the F-M High School annual Christmas Boys Basketball Tournament is back, after a one-year pandemic hiatus.

Teams from four area high schools gathered at F-M’s gymnasium on Path Valley Road Tuesday for the 48th annual Christmas event hosted by the Fannett-Metal Tigers. The competition continues tonight.

Participating were the Tigers, the McConnellsburg Spartans, Chambersburg’s Shalom Christian Academy Flames and the Orioles from the Maryland School for the Deaf.

Fannett-Metal fell to the Maryland Orioles 70-50 in the 7:30 p.m. second game of the night.

McConnellsburg bested Shalom 58-54 in the first match, played at 6 p.m. The Spartans completed a comeback after Shalom first took a 14-point lead early in the third quarter. McConnellsburg was able to continually get second chance points and score in the paint.

Tonight’s tournament features a consolation match between Fannett-Metal’s Tigers and the Flames from Shalom at 6 p.m. The tournament champions will be determined when Maryland’s Orioles meet McConnellsburg’s Spartans at 7:30 p.m.

Fannett-Metal Athletic Director Greg Best, left, accepts an $800 donation from Keystone Ford representative Chad Sites at Tuesday’s opening of F-M’s 48th annual Christmas Tournament. (Photo by Tina Neil)

Chambersburg’s Keystone Ford, located on Walker Road, sponsors the Christmas Tournament.

Between games during Tuesday’s opening rounds, Keystone representative Chad Sites presented a check to F-M Athletic Director Greg Best.  The donation covered the cost of T-shirts for the F-M team and the tournament’s trophies.

[Featured image by Tina Neil]

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