Basketball

Ship boys too much for Greencastle to handle

GREENCASTLE — Shippensburg scored at least 20 points in each quarter and was no match for Greencastle-Antrim in a Mid Penn Colonial boys basketball game Friday night.

Riley Gembe

Riley Gembe

The Greyhounds (5-1, 4-0 MPC) found themselves behind 10-9 in the early going, but went on a 13-2 run to end the first quarter and led 22-12. To start the second quarter, a pair of 3-point shots and a three-point play bumped the lead to 17.

Ship led by 20 at halftime and 30 by the end of the third period.

“Our kids played hard,” G-A coach Rick Lewis said, “but Shippensburg has an outstanding team and can beat you in a lot of ways.”

The Hounds put four players in double figures, led by Jayden Statum and Collin Taylor each with 21. In the first half, Statum had 17 points and Taylor 14. In addition, Jeremy Thomas put in 16 points and Anthony Smith contributed 12.

For the Blue Devils (1-5, 1-3 MPC), Thomas Lewis scored 14 points and Riley Gembe tallied 9.

Shippensburg 88, Greencastle 51
SHIPPENSBURG
Jayden Statum 9 2-2 21, Isaiah Houser 2 0-1 4, Nathaniel Edey 0 2-4 2,Jacob Cramer 2 1-3 5, Carter Funk 2 0-0 4, Collin Taylor 5 9-10 21, Jeremy Thomas 5 3-5 16, Anthony Smith 6 0-0 12, Blake Orndorff 1 0-0 3, Tyler Hall 0 0-0 0. Totals 32 17-24 88.
GREENCASTLE
Bobby Emberson 1 0-0 3, Adam Murr 3 0-1 6, J.T. English 1 0-0 3, Riley Gembe 4 1-1 9, Ethan Shank 0 0-0 0, Tim Ehko 1 0-0 2, Thomas Lewis 5 1-2 14, Zach Cole 3 1-2 7, Jackson Wright 3 1-2 7. Totals 21 4-8 51.
Shippensburg         22   24   20   22   —   88
Greencastle             12   14   10   15   —   51 
3-point shots — Ship 7 (Thomas 3, Taylor 2, Statum, Orndorff); GA 5 (Lewis 3, Emberson, English).