Basketball

Greencastle boys knocked out of playoff berth

Thomas Lewis

ENOLA — Greencastle-Antrim began Saturday with a chance to play its way into the District 3 Class 5A playoffs, but  a pair of defeats left the Blue Devils on the outside looking in.

Littlestown began the day being edged by East Pennsboro, 58-57 in overtime. The Thunderbolts came right back to post a 68-63 defeat over G-A. Then the Blue Devils took on East Penn and were handed a 76-65 loss.

“It was a tough way to end the season, with two losses and falling short of the playoffs,” Greencastle coach Rick Lewis said, “but I am so proud of the team’s improvement over last year.”

In the first game, Thomas Lewis scored a career-high 22 points for the Blue Devils, who finish 7-10. Adam Murr and Conner Wright helped out with 9 each. Jayden Weisharr topped the Bolts (15-3) with 21 points.

East Penn got 34 points from Adnan Sbai and 22 from Devin Shellenberger to pile up the points in the second game. For G-A, three players scored in double figures — Wright (12), Zach Cole (11) and Murr (10).

Littlestown 68, Greencastle-Antrim 63
GREENCASTLE
Bobby Emberson 2 1-2 5, Adam Murr 4 1-1 9, JT English 2 0-0 5, Riley Gembe 2 0-0 4, Conner Wright 3 3-4 9, Tim Ehko 0 0-0 0, Thomas Lewis 8 2-2 22, Adam Root 1 1-2 4, Zach Cole 1 3-4 5. Totals 18 11-15 63.
LITTLESTOWN
L. Denault 3 3-4 10, B. Unger 4 0-0 12, J. Bosley 7 4-6 18, D. Elliot 3 0-0 7, G. Meakin 0 0-1 0, J. Weishaar 6 6-12 21. Totals 23 13-23 68.
Greencastle           10   10   12   29   —   63
Littlestown            17   13   17   21   —   68 
3-point shots — GA 6 (Lewis 4, English, Root); Litt 9 (Unger 4, Weishaak 3, Denault, Elliot).
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East Pennsboro 76, Greencastle 65
GREENCASTLE
Emberson 1 1-2 3, Murr 4 2-2 10, English 1 0-0 3, Gembe 2 0-0 4, Wright 6 0-0 12, Ehko 3 0-0 9, Lewis 2 2-2 6, Root 1 0-0 3, Cole 5 0-0 11, Hutson Trobaugh 2 0-0 4. Totals 27 5-6 65.
EAST PENNSBORO
A. Sbai 14 4-5 34, Z. Zeiders 2 0-0 4, G. Anderson 1 1-2 3, D. Shellenberger 8 3-3 22, D. Bio 1 0-0 2, E. Farling 4 2-3 11. Totals 30 10-14 76.
Greencastle                12   17   17   19   —   65   
East Pennsboro         21   18   15   22   —   76 
3-point shots — GA 6 (Ehko 3, English, Root, Cole); EP 6 (Shellenberger 3, Sbai 2, Farling).

 

 

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