It's been a trying season, but Mechanicsburg had reason to celebrate Friday night.
Caleb Everett drained a desperation heave on the far side of the half-court line, beating Bishop McDevitt at the buzzer 57-56.
Mechanicsburg posted video the winning bucket on Twitter.
— Wildcat Athletics (@GoMechanicsburg) February 3, 2018
The shot came on Senior Night for Everett and the Wildcats (6-15, 4-10 Keystone). He finished with a game-high 18 points, with Ethan Babcock and Ty Deiter contributing 14 and 11, respectively.
Mechanicsburg erased a 31-23 halftime deficit to pull out the win.
- On back-to-back nights Colonial seniors joined the 1,000-point club. This time it was Shippensburg's Carter Van Scyoc. The Greyhounds' leading scorer (18.8 ppg) needed seven entering Friday to reach the mark. He finished with 15, but Ship was upset by James Buchanan 53-50 on the road. Alaric Hickman added 12 for the Greyhounds. "Special thanks goes out to my coaches, teammates, family, friends for pushing me to become the player I am today," Van Scyoc said over the phone. He said the shot came early in the third quarter on a put-back attempt. "When I started my sophomore year it was a goal of mine," he said. He'll be recognized in Saturday's home game by the school as the seventh Greyhound to reach the feat.
- Gerald Jarmon III had 20 points, Justin Gause 17 in Cedar Cliff's 74-61 loss to Susquehanna Twp.
- Trinity was smacked by Milton Hershey 75-53, getting 14 points from Jack Bucher and 13 from Sean Good. DonYae Baylor-Carroll torched the Shamrocks for 32.
- With one week to go, three divisions are set. State College (Commonwealth), Hershey (Keystone) and Greencastle-Antrim (Colonial) all have outright crowns. Steel-High and Milton Hershey are tied with 9-2 Capital Division records with one game to play.