Zach Cullen hadn’t scored for the Greyhounds in the first five games but broke out in a nice manner.
The sharpshooter drained five 3-pointers in the rivalry game with host Big Spring Wednesday night as he tallied 19 points in a 69-37 victory.
The ‘Hounds canned nine threes as they dominated the boards and the game.
Carter Van Scyoc and freshman Collin Taylor had double-doubles in the contest against the length of the Bulldogs.
“We took some time to figure out how to attack their zone and their length but once we worked the ball in and back out, it opened up our shooters,” said Greyhound coach Ray Staver. “It was surprising that Cullen hadn’t scored this year but he just needed to make one.”
The Hounds jumped out to a 14-3 lead only to watch the Bulldogs rally to tie the game at 18. Shippensburg ran off a 24-7 third quarter and a 22-point run that opened up a 58-25 lead. The ‘Hounds hit four threes in the run. Adam Houser added 11 and Nick Gustafson added eight points and five rebounds in the win.
Shippensburg improves to 3-0 in the Colonial division and 5-1 overall. They next host Delone Catholic next Thursday, December 28th in the Shippensburg Holiday Tournament.