The Greyhound players and coaches got the chance to step on the ladder to cut the nets down for the first time since 2010. They clinched the Mid-Penn Colonial title with a 44-34 win over James Buchanan. That coupled with the Big Spring loss to Northern gave the Greyhounds the outright title and a berth in the Mid-Penn tournament where they will play face Harrisburg.
Seniors Kara Newell, Samantha Barmont, and Mariah Martin have been the leaders and at the fore front of this team since they were freshmen. They combined for a total of 30 points. Martin led with 13, Barmont added nine, and Newell scored eight points. Freshman Tori Rumbaugh also scored nine points as the ‘Hounds jumped out to a 13-4 first quarter lead and added a 19-4 third quarter to go up 35-22 heading into the final eight minutes.
Shippensburg hosts West Perry Monday and travel to Red Land on Tuesday night.
The Greyhounds currently sit at number 10 in the updated power ratings and two wins could possibly boost them to a possible first round home game.
Shippensburg (11-1 Colonial champs, 14-6 overall) will face Harrisburg in the opening game of the Mid-Penn tournament on Tuesday, February 13th at Cumberland Valley High School, according to George Null, Carlisle A.D. and Mid-Penn Basketball Chairman. Greencastle- Antrim boys will face State College in the second half of the double-header.
The District 3 Tournament will commence the following week where the Greyhounds will face an opponent to be determined by the power ratings.