It was a night to remember in Shippensburg as Bryon Gembe scored his 1000th career point late in the third quarter and the Greencastle-Antrim Blue Devils clinched their second consecutive Colonial Division crown on a last second shot by Ian Gelsinger to record a thrilling 59-58 win over the Shippensburg Greyhounds Tuesday night.
It was a 3 pointer with 1:51 remaining in the third quarter that Gembe reached the milestone.
The Blue Devils trailed the Greyhounds 56-49 with 1:30 remaining when Greencastle rallied. Ben Freeman cut the lead to one point with a three point shot at 58-57 with about a minute remaining. After a Shippensburg turnover, Greencastle ran the clock down and after a timeout with 3.6 seconds remaining Gelsinger came up with the game winner on an inbound pass from Gembe.
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The Blue Devils were lead by Brandon Stuhler and Ian Gelsinger with 18 points each, and Bryon Gembe with 14.
Carter Van Syoc came into the game needing 25 points to reach the 1000 mark and netted 18 to lead the Greyhounds, Collin Taylor had 14 and Adam Houser 10.
Greencastle won its ninth consecutive game and improves to 17-2 overall and 10-0 in Colonial Division play while Shippensburg falls to 12-6 and 7-4 in the MPC. The Blue Devils host Waynesboro Friday night at 8:00 p.m. Shippensburg travels to James Buchanan for a 7:30 p.m. game.