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Shippensburg Girl’s Basketball

The Greyhounds picked up two huge wins this weekend as they prepare for their big match up with Greencastle-Antrim on Monday. They defeated Northern York 34-27 on Friday and Mechanicsburg 32-24 on Saturday at the 11th Annual Dunks for Drew competition at Chambersburg.

The team improves their record to 7-4 and 5-1 in the Colonial Division, one win behind front-running Big Spring who was knocked off by Boiling Springs Friday night.

Senior Mariah Martin led the ‘Hounds with 17 points as she heads toward a possible 1,000 career points. Freshman Tori Rumbaugh canned three 3-pointers for nine points.

The Greyhound defense held the Polar Bears to only ten baskets and 27 points.

The defense also proved solid on Saturday as they held Mechanicsburg to only 10 baskets, although four were 3-pointers. The key to the game was the Wildcats never got to the foul line in the game. Shippensburg made ten of nineteen at the line.

Rumbaugh led the Greyhounds with 13 points, while Kara Newell added seven and Martin tallied only six points, struggling to find any space against the constant double-teams.

Shippensburg heads to Greencastle on Monday for a make-up game from last week, postponed due to school being closed.

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