Basketball

G-A rdp: Blue Devils split vs. JB as girls earn victory

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Greencastle-Antrim 39, James Buchanan 27: The Blue Devils took a wire-to-wire over the Rockets on Friday night in a Mid Penn Colonial game.

McKenna Rakaczewski

McKenna Rakaczewski

A big key was G-A’s defense, led by McKenna Rakaczewski. She held JB’s leading scorer, Mackenzie Stoner (15.6 ppg) scoreless.

For Greencastle (9-3, 5-1 MPC), Mia Libby scored 15 points and had 3 assists, Sayge Wilhide scored 12 points and had 5 rebounds and 5 steals and Lauren Pool had 5 points and 8 boards.

The Blue Devils jumped out to a 16-4 lead after one quarter over the Rockets (2-8 (1-4 MPC).

 

 

BOYS BASKETBALL
James Buchanan 66, Greencastle-Antrim 60: The Rockets used a big third quarter to take the lead and held off rival Greencastle for a Mid Penn Colonial victory Friday night.

Adam Root

Adam Root

Adam Root drained four 3-pointers in the first period to help the Blue Devils (2-9, 1-5 MPC) to a 14-11 lead, and G-A still led 30-29 at halftime.

But Colton Hartman scored eight of his 21 points in the third period to help JB (5-5, 2-3 MPC) take the lead for good.

Blue Devil coach Rick Lewis said, “The kids played well again tonight. We are on the right track.”

Root scored a season-high 20 points and he has scored 60 points in his last four games after scoring only 28 in the first seven games.

Zach Cole scored 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter and Adam Murr contributed 12 points.

For the Rockets, Justin Hissong (13) and Rylan Good (11) also reached double figures in scoring.

James Buchanan 66, Greencastle 60
GREENCASTLE
Bobby Emberton 0 0-0 0, Adam Murr 6 0-0 12, J.T. English 0 0-0 0, Riley Gembe 3 0-0 6, Thomas Lewis 3 0-0 8, Adam Root 5 5-6 20, Zach Cole 5 2-5 14. Totals 22 7-9 60.
JAMES BUCHANAN
Caden Stoner 3 1-2 9, Syrus Maldonado 3 2-2 8, Justin Hissong 4 2-2 13, Rylan Good 4 0-0 11, Jakob Piper 2 0-0 4, Colton Hartman 10 1-4 21. Totals 26 6-10 66.
Greencastle                14   16   11   19   —   60
James Buchanan       11   18   22   15   —   66
3-point shots — GA 9 (Root 5, Lewis 2, Cole 2); JB 8 (Hissong 3, Good 3, Stoner 2).