Basketball

Greencastle girls pull away from JB to win tournament

MERCERSBURG — Greencastle-Antrim played a consistent game on offense and three quarters of very stingy defense.

That was a good blueprint to capture a 61-41 victory over James Buchanan in the girls championship game of the Franklin County Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday evening at JB.

Mia Libby

Mia Libby

The Blue Devils blew open a close game with a 19-0 run that encompassed the end of the second quarter and beginning of the third period.

Lauren Pool scored 8 of her 20 points during that run on four free throws and a pair of baskets. The tournament MVP also collected 10 rebounds, including seven at the offensive end.

“Lauren was in beast mode, just relentless on the glass,” said Blue Devil coach Mike Rhine.

G-A (2-0) got balanced scoring, as Mia Libby scored 14 points, McKenna Rakaczewski added 10 and Sayge Wilhide hit a trio of 3-pointers for 9 points.

For James Buchanan (1-1), Hannah Kimmel scored 12 points, Carly Sollenberger had 10 and MacKenzie Stoner put up 9. But Stoner did not get any 3-pointers after hitting six the night before.

Rhine said, “It was another good team win with everybody contributing. Sayge took Stoner out of the game with great defense. And Mia is a perfect fit for our team — she’s fast, is great on defense and can score.”

The Blue Devil defense forced 20 turnovers and held the Rockets (1-1) to just 27% shooting (8-for-29) through the first three quarters.

The teams combined to sink 15 of 17 free throws.

The All-Tournament team included Wilhide and Rakaczewski of G-A, Stoner of JB, Chambersburg’s Kiki Walker and Waynesboro’s Brooke Davis.

Greencastle-Antrim 61, James Buchanan 41
GREENCASTLE
Ashley Noblit 0 0-0 0, McKenna Rakaczewski 3 2-2 10, Sayge Wilhide 3 0-0 9, Olivia WInslow 1 1-2 3, Lauren Pool 7 6-6 20, Mia Libby 6 1-2 14, Jenna Powell 2 0-0 4, Sydney Barnes 0 0-0 0, Anya Winslow 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 10-12 61.
JAMES BUCHANAN
Reilly Heinbaugh 3 0-0 6, Hannah Kimmel 5 2-2 12, Ashley Dukehart 1 0-0 2, Carly Sollenberger 4 0-0 10, MacKenzie Stoner 3 3-3 9, McKayla Heinbaugh 1 0-0 2, Taylor Piper 0 0-0 0, Morgan Shughart 0 0-0 0, Campbelle Dayley 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 5-5 41.
Greencastle                 14   15   19   13   —   61
James Buchanan        10    5     7    19   —   41
3-point shots — GA 6 (Wilhide 3, Rakaczewski 2, Libby); JB 2 (Sollenberger 2). Shooting — GA 22-52 (42%); JB 17-45 (38%). Turnovers — GA 11; JB 21.