Basketball

G-A roundup: Blue Devil girls handle Carlisle

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Greencastle-Antrim 52, Carlisle 32: The Blue Devils turned a close ballgame into a comfortable victory during a period spanning the third and fourth periods and won a non-league contest over the Thundering Herd at home Tuesday night.

Shaina Overcash

In the final two seconds of the third, Mia Libby made a foul shot and missed a second. But Aubrey Smith snared the rebound and passed to Libby, who hit a jumper in the lane for a 34-25 lead.

The Blue Devils (3-0) then held Carlisle (1-2) scoreless for the first 4 minutes of the fourth and scored 12 to bump the lead to 46-25. Libby and Shaina Overcash made layups, Haley Noblit had a three-point play, Libby hit a jumper that bounced off the back of the rim and in, and Rylee Henson hit a 3-pointer.

“They prepared for us well and they picked apart our zone early,” G-A coach Mike Rhine said. “Then we went to our man-to-man and that worked. This was one of the harder 20-point wins we’ve had. Mia was sensational, Shaina battled well on defense and Meadow (Gambacurta) played well everywhere I put her.”

Libby piled up 24 pts and had 6 steals, Henson had 10 points and 5 rebounds, Noblit scored 7 and had 5 assists, and Overcash and Ainsley Swindell grabbed 8 rebounds each for Greencastle, which was only 3-for-16 on 3-pointers in the first half.

Eli Sterling

BOYS BASKETBALL
Littlestown 59, Greencastle-Antrim 52: The Blue Devils’ two-game win streak to open the season came to a halt in a non-league road loss at Littlestown on Tuesday night.

Eli Sterling produced 21 points to lead Greencastle (2-1), while Logan Alvey and Conner Wright each scored 9 points. Sterling had 12 points in the first half.

Littlestown (1-1), which led by 4 points at halftime, got 22 points from Jake Bosley, including 16 in the second half.

Littlestown 59, Greencastle 52
GREENCASTLE
Eli Sterling 9 1-1 21, Surzano Solomon 1 1-2 3, Logan Alvey 3 0-0 9, Jordan Hunt 0 0-0 0, Adam Horst 2 1-3 5, Conner Wright 4 0-0 9, Blake Shadoan 1 0-0 3, Owen Plum 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 3-6 52.
LITTLESTOWN
Lucas Denault 1 0-0 2, Jake Bosley 9 3-3 22, Cole Riley 3 0-0 8, Christopher Meakin 5 2-2 12, Zyan Herr 6 1-2 15. Totals 29 6-7 59.
Greencastle             11    12    15    14    —    52
Littlestown              15    14    17    13    —    59
3-point shots — GA 7 (Alvey 3, Sterling 2, Wright, Shadoan); Litt 5 (Riley 2, Herr 2, Bosley).

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