Shippensburg made a long trek to Interboro High School in Prospect Park Friday night to see their season go down in flames. The District 1 champion Penncrest (25-2) started to pull away in the second quarter and maintained the lead to edge the Greyhounds 49-36.
Carter Van Scyoc led the Greyhounds with12 points against the defensive-minded Lions.
The Lions led 16-14 after the first eight minutes but an 8-3 second quarter put the ‘Hounds behind 24-17 and they never recovered from the hole.
Shippensburg (16-10) kept the game within a few possessions but never got over the hump. Alaric Hickman added eight and freshman Collin Taylor added six for the ‘Hounds. Shippensburg’s defense which has been a staple all season, held a high scoring team to 49 points.
Junior sharpshooter Tyler Norwood led the Lions with 20 points.