Basketball

G-A rdp 1/25: Blue Devil girls roll; boys fall to powerful Hounds

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Greencastle-Antrim 61, Shippensburg 30: The Blue Devil girls snapped out of a slump in a huge way Friday night, blowing out first-place Shippensburg in a Mid Penn Colonial game.

Ashley Noblit

Ashley Noblit

“We played our best game of the year tonight,” G-A assistant Scott McKeever said.

Greencastle (10-6, 6-4 MPC) had lost three straight games and four of five, but took a 17-7 lead after one period and never let up, pushing the lead to as many as 36 points. The normally high-scoring Greyhounds (9-6, 8-2 MPC) made only three baskets in the first half.

Ashley Noblit made a big contribution by holding Ship’s leading scorer, Tori Rumbaugh, to just 5 points.

The Blue Devils got 15 points from Sayge Wilhide, 13 from Mia Libby, a career-high 10 from Jenna Powell and 9 points and 7 rebounds from Lauren Pool. In addition, McKenna Rakaczewski had 7 points, 8 boards and 5 steals.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Shippensburg 69, Greencastle-Antrim 48: The Greyhounds gradually pulled away from the Blue Devils on their way to a 21-point victory in a Mid Penn Colonial matchup Friday night.

Thomas Lewis

Thomas Lewis

“We played well against an excellent team,” G-A coach Rick Lewis said. “I am very pleased with our effort tonight.”

Shippensburg (13-3, 9-1 MPC) led by six after one period and by 12 at halftime.

For the Blue Devils, Thomas Lewis led the way with 18 points, including four 3-pointers.

Collin Taylor totaled 18 points for the Hounds, and got help from Jeremy Thomas (13) and Isaiah Houser (10).

Shippensburg 69, Greencastle 48
SHIPPENSBURG
Jayden Statum 3 0-1 6, Isaiah Houser 4 0-0 10, Nathaniel Edey 1 0-0 2, Blake Orndorff 0 0-0 0, Jacob Cramer 0 0-0 0, Carter Funk 1 0-0 2, Collin Taylor 7 3-4 18, Jeremy Thomas 4 2-2 13, Anthony Smith 4 0-0 8, Tyler Hall 1 0-0 2, Dalton Foore 3 2-3 8. Totals 28 7-10 69.
GREENCASTLE
Bobby Emberson 0 2-2 2, Adam Murr 1 2-2 4, J.T. English 1 2-2 4, Riley Gembe 1 1-2 3, Ethan Shank 0 0-0 0, Tim Ehko 1 0-0 2, Thomas Lewis 7 0-0 18, Adam Root 4 1-1 9, Zach Cole 3 0-0 6, Jackson Wright 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 8-9 48.
Shippensburg           16   21   18  14   —  69 
Greencastle               10   15   14    9   —  48
3-point shots — Ship 6 (Thomas 3, Houser 2, Taylor); GA 4 (Lewis 4).