Greyhounds rally for 46-37 win over rival Big Spring

(Photo by Casey K Sports Photography)

A big difference from meeting one where the Shippensburg Greyhounds drained 17 threes enroute to a 86-37 win.  Shippensburg had to rally from a cold shooting and foul troubled first quarter to earn a hard fought 46-37 win.

Both teams got off to cold shooting nights, but the Bulldogs lead 7-2 after one.  Aiden Sallie with four and Jake Knouse with three paced the home squad.  The Hounds lone two points came from Jesse Kelso off the bench.  The Hounds were 1-9 from the field and Big Spring 2-10 in quarter one.

The Hounds with three starters saddled with two fouls each (Cole Trn, Trae Kater and Jackson Stought) found their touch in the second quarter and lead 17-15 at the half.  Back-to-back threes from Trn and Kater tied and then gave the Hounds the lead for good with 2:12 left in the half.  The Hounds were 5-9 from the field in the second quarter.

The Hounds outscored Big Spring 29-22 in the second half to earn the win

Trn led the Hounds with 18 points.  Kelso off the bench with 9, Graison Michajluk 6, Kater 4, Drew Chamberlin, Mason Fogelsonger and Thayne Stine 3 apiece.  For the Bulldogs Sallie tallied 17 and Knouse 14.  Hodge had three and Heckendorn 2.

Shippensburg shot 35% from the field (15-42) and Big Spring 25% (11-44).  The Hounds were 6-16 from 3-pt range (38%) and the Bulldogs 3-19 (16%).  Shippensburg held a 34-22 edge on the boards.  For the Hounds Michajluk lead with 10 and Chamberlin added five.  Sallie had eight boards and Heckendorn six for the Bulldogs.

Shippensburg plays in the Hoops for Harmony Tournament at Chambersburg today vs. Landsdowne, MD Vikings from Baltimore County Leauge. The game will stream on Roxamore Sports Network. Click here to watch

Shippensburg    2              15           12           17                           46
Big Spring            7              8             9             13                           37

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