Basketball

Shippensburg dominates James Buchanan

By Matt Kellam

Shippensburg—The Shippensburg Greyhounds placed all five starters in double figures and completely dominated the James Buchanan Rockets, 84-40 in a Mid Penn Colonial match up Friday night at Shippensburg.

The Rockets, (3-5, 2-3 MPC), led 5-4 on a Caden Stoner three but Shippensburg quickly took control on an offensive put back by Anthony Thomas and three’s by Jeremy Thomas and Isaiah Houser to go up 15-5.  The lead was 11 at the end of the quarter, 25-14.

Shippensburg opened the second quarter on a 15-4 run, fueled by six points in a row by Jayden Statum, to open up a huge 46-19 halftime lead.

“I thought we shot really well from the floor,” said Shippensburg head coach Ray Staver. “We moved the ball exceptionally well against the zone and their man to man.”

The Greyhounds, (8-1, 5-0MPC), continued to pour it on in the third quarter, outscoring the Rockets 23-11.  Coach Staver was able to get some floor time for his reserves in the fourth.

Collin Taylor led the balanced scoring attack with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Jeremy Thomas and Isaiah Houser added 13 each and Jayden Statum and Anthony Smith both scored 12.  Houser had six assists and Statum five.

Jakob Piper came off the bench to lead the Rockets with eight points.  Hartman added six before fouling out.

Shippensburg returns to action Tuesday night with a key match-up against the Northern York Polar Bears. Coach Staver said, “They’re good. We’re going to have our hands full. This will be a good road test for us.”

Tuesday’s game will be available on www.midpennbroadcasting.com starting around 7:15.

SHIPPENSBURG 84, JAMES BUCHANAN 40
James Buchanan
Caden Stoner 2 0-0 5, Syrus Maldanado 2 1-2 5, Justin Hissong 1 2-2 5, Jakob Piper 4 0-0 8, Colton Hartman 2 2-3 6, Donavin Carrington 2 0-0 4, Rylan Good 2 1-2 5, Trent Amsley 0 2-2 2 Total: 15 8-11 40
Shippensburg
Jayden Statum 5 2-4 12, Isaiah Houser 5 2-2 13, Collin Taylor 7 2-5 16, Jeremy Thomas 5 0-1 13, Anthony Smith 6 0-1 12, Carter Funk 2 0-0 5, Nathaniel Edy 0 4-4 4, Dalton Foore 3 1-4 7, Blake Orndorff 1 0-0 2 Total: 35 11-20 84

Three point shots, James Buchanan, 2 (Stoner, Hissong) Shippensburg, 5 (Thomas 3, Houser, Funk 1)
JAMES BUCHANAN     14    5    11    10    40
SHIPPENSBURG           25   21   23   15    84