Basketball

Big 3rd quarter lifts JB girls past Ship

The James Buchanan Lady Rockets used a strong third quarter to rally past Shippensburg, 61-55 Tuesday night in a Mid Penn Colonial Division game.

Trailing 28-24 at halftime JB (10-7) came out and outscored the Lady Hounds 21-7 in the third quarter to take a 10-point lead.

“We got out to an early lead, but went down 4 at the half,” JB coach Jenny Lauthers said. “We went back to our press and played a great third quarter.”

JB’s Cass Martin edged Ship’s Tori Rumbaugh for top game scorer. Martin finished with 27 points and 16 rebounds. Rumbaugh, who scored 14 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter, nailed 6 3-pointers in the game.

“We were keying on Rumbaugh, but she still had 24; we left her have too many uncontested looks,” Lauthers said. “We were in some foul trouble, but the girls stepped up.”

Other double figure scorers for the Lady Rockets were Maggie Strawoet (12) and Reilly Heinbaugh (11). Alyssa Nori added 10 points for Shippensburg, which dropped to 7-10 on the season.
James Buchanan 61, Shippensburg 55
SHIPPENSBURG
Fridinger 1 0-0 2, Johnson 3 1-1 7, Staver 1 0-0 2, Nonemaker 4 0-0 8, Forrester 1 0-0 2, Rumbaugh 8 2-3 24, Keetch 0 0-0 0, Nori 4 2-4 10. Totals 22 5-8 55.
JAMES BUCHANAN
Strawoet 6 0-2 12, R.Heinbaugh 2 5-6 11, Kimmel 1 0-0 2, Martin 11 5-7 27, Dukehart 0 0-0 0, Sollenberger 3 0-0 7, Blair 1 0-3 2, Myers 0 0-0 0, Iverson 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 10-18 61.
Shippensburg 13 15 7 20 – 55
James Buchanan 15 9 21 16 – 61
3-point shots – Ship 6 (Rumbaugh); JB 3 (R.Heinbaugh 2, Sollenberger). Rebounds – JB 32 (Martin 16, Strawoet 10). Assists – JB 16 (Sollenberger, R.Heinbaugh 4). Blocks – JB 4 (Sollenberger 2). Steals – JB 11 (Martin Blair 3). Turnovers – JB 15.