Shippensburg Girls basketball

Senior captain Mariah Martin led the Greyhounds with 26 points as they tallied the first ten points en route to a 68-20 rout of Northern York in the opening game of the Mid Penn Colonial Division.

Martin and Kara Newell banged home threes to start the game and the Greyhounds stretched out the lead out to 20-5 at the end of the quarter.

“I am expecting a lot out of our seniors every night and the rest of the team is freshmen,” Greyhound coach Andrew Markel said. “Having all of the freshmen can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. Some of our weaknesses on this team are some of the strengths coming from those freshmen. This weekend, we were in the first game against Northwest Area but couldn’t hit any shots down the stretch.”

“We had a good game on Saturday all around and tonight was another good shooting night,” Markel said. “Northern missing Corinna Smith (head injury in first minute), hurt them — she might be the best player in the division. Tonight we moved the ball well from inside to outside and we knocked down some 3-point shots.”

Shippensburg (2-1, 1-0 Colonial) led 42-12 at half and 59-16 after three quarters.

Newell filled out the stat sheet as she tallied 12 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 6 steals and two blocked shots.

Martin scored 26 points, grabbed six rebounds, 5 assists, and three blocked shots.

Emelie Nonemaker had 13, including three treys. Sam Barmont scored nine points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Shippensburg hosts Spring Grove on Thursday at 7:30 pm.