The upset that could have been fell apart in the final seconds-literally. The Greencastle-Antrim Blue Devils got a lay up off an inbounds pass in the final second to rally to defeat Shippensburg Tuesday night at Shippensburg.
Greencastle erased a seven-point Greyhound lead in the final two minutes to continue their unbeaten run through the Mid-Penn Colonial Division. The win clinched the division title and moves the Blue Devils into the Mid-Pen tournament next week. The Blue Devils will face State College in the opening round. Hershey will face either Steel-High or Milton Hershey in the other game.
Bryan Gembe of the Devils hit a third quarter trey that catapaulted him past the 1,000 career point mark. Gembe finished the game with 14 while Brandon Stuhler and Ian Gelsinger led the Devils with 18 points each.
“Getting it here, (Shippensburg’s Carter) Van Scyoc is like one of my brothers,” Gembe told Dan Sostek of the Public Opinion. “We’ve played each other since 6th grade. And Ship is usually our biggest rival in the division. So getting it here is pretty special.”
Carter Van Scyoc continued his run to the 1.000 point mark as he tallied 18 points. Collin Taylor added 14 points and Adam Houser scored ten points.
Shippensburg is currently 12-6 overall and 11th in the District 3 Class 5 A power ratings. They travel to James Buchanan on Friday and host East Pennsboro Saturday at 6:30 pm.