Basketball

G-A roundup 12/17: Blue Devil girls fend off Big Spring rally

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Greencastle-Antrim 48, Big Spring 33: The Blue Devils took a good lead in the second quarter, then fended off an early fourth-quarter run by the Bulldogs to collect a Mid Penn Colonial victory Tuesday night.

Olivia Winslow

Olivia Winslow

G-A (5-1, 3-0 MPC) led only 11-9 after one period, but used some pressure defense to raise the advantage to 25-14 by halftime. Big Spring scored 10 of its 14 points at the foul line.

The Blue Devils led safely, 38-21, after three periods, but the Bulldogs scored the first nine points of the fourth to climb within 38-30. But a drive by Mia Libby and a fastbreak basket by Jenna Powell restored the lead to 12 points.

McKenna Rakaczewski led G-A with a season-high 19 points. Libby and Olivia Winslow each scored 10 points and Winslow added nine rebounds.

 

BOYS BASKETBALL
Big Spring 75, Greencastle-Antrim 56: The Blue Devils had a hard time stopping the Bulldogs and dropped a Mid Penn Colonial road game Tuesday night.

Adam Murr

Adam Murr

Big Spring received 28 points from Matthew Ward, including eight 3-pointers, 22 points from Javaun Moore, including 13-for-14 at the foul line, and 15 more from Gavin Pritchard.

“We played well in spurts, but until we play with a consistently high energy level, we will struggle,” G-A coach Rick Lewis said.

For Greencastle (1-4, 1-2 MPC), Zach Cole (13) and Thomas Lewis (11) hit double figures in scoring, while J.T. English scored 9, Adam Murr 8 and Adam Root and Riley Gembe 7 each.

Big Spring 75, Greencastle 56
BIG SPRING
Matthew Ward 9 2-2 28, Javaun Moore 4 13-14 22, Gavin Pritchard 6 3-4 15, Jack Shulenberger 3 0-1 6, Seth Griffie 2 0-2 4. Totals 24 18-23 75.
GREENCASTLE
Bobby Emberson 0 0-0 0, Adam Murr 3 0-0 8, J.T. English 3 0-0 9, Riley Gembe 2 3-4 7, Thomas Lewis 3 2-2 11, Adam Root 3 0-2 7, Zach Cole 5 2-3 13. Totals 19 7-11 56.
Big Spring              12   23   19   21   —   75       
Greencastle             8   14   15   18   —   56
3-point shots — BS 9 (Ward 8, Moore); GA 10 (English 3, Lewis 3, Murr 2, Cole).