Although the season ended sooner than expected, the Greyhounds had a solid year and won the Colonial Division for the first time since 2010.
Shippensburg entered the District 3 Class 5A tournament as an 11th seed and drew 6th seed Spring Grove, a team that beat Shippensburg earlier in the season. The ‘Hounds trailed by three after the first quarter, but struggled through a nightmare second quarter and never recovered from the quarter. The Rockets ended the Greyhound season 58-34 at Spring Grove Tuesday night.
Although the future looks bright with the large number of returning freshmen who saw significant playing time, it came down to the three seniors who put the ‘Hounds in this position. This team excelled defensively but struggled at times on the offensive end on their way to a 16-9 season.
Mariah Martin, Kara Newell, and Samantha Barmont provided the leadership and steadying influence for the youngsters, who got thrown into the fire from day one this season. Martin led the team with 11 points and Newell added nine. The rest of the team totaled 14 points.
Freshmen Tori Rumbaugh, Remy Staver, Emelie Nonemaker, Alexa Henry, Brantlea Fridinger, Shea Morris and Alyssa Nori saw significant minutes this year and will be counted on to improve offensively and defensively this off season in hopes of defending the Colonial championship.