4-Point Play: Kyle Hoffman is assist machine
Check out the best plays from Waynesboro's 46-43 victory over Shippensburg in Friday night's boys basketball game. Video by Lizi Arbogast, GameTimePA.com
The makeup of Waynesboro's boys basketball team has changed quite a bit this season, and with that has come a change for Kyle Hoffman.
Despite not scoring as much as he did last year, Hoffman has accepted his role as the team's floor general.
Not only has he accepted the role, he's excelled at it. Last week, Hoffman surpassed 100 assists for the season.
"Last year, he and Cam (Keck) were the only two guys coming back, so he took more shots and had to be more of a scorer," Indian coach Tom Hoffman said. "But with the way Mitch (Neterer) and Evan (Hine) played this year, he's become a facilitator. He's done a really good job of becoming a true point guard."
Hoffman is averaging just 4.9 points per game this year, but has racked up an average of 5.8 assists per game. He has averaging 7.0 in his last six outings, including 10 against Northern York.
"His all-around floor game has been really excellent this year," Tom Hoffman said. "He didn't let his shooting slump dictate the rest of his game."
Consistent threat: It's one thing for a player to be averaging double figures.
It's a whole different story when that player has scored in double figures in every single game this season.
Shippensburg's Cody Gustafson has emerged as one of the best Mid Penn Colonial Division players, and he has not scored fewer than 10 points in a game this season.
What's even more impressive about Gustafson's game this season is his sheer improvement. He's nearly tripled his scoring average from a year ago. Last season, Gustafson finished with an average of 5.9 ppg; now he's at 15.7 ppg.
Gustafson is joined by just two other area players - Fannett-Metal's Mikell McGee and Southern Fulton's Dylan Gordon - who have scored more than 10 every game this year.
Team of rebounders: Greencastle-Antrim coach Rick Lewis will be the first to admit he doesn't have the tallest team.
Regardless of any kind of height disadvantage, the Blue Devils have found a way to make it work as a team. All five G-A starters have more than 70 rebounds for the season.
Brandon Stuhler leads the way with 81 boards, while Casey Hoover and Bryan Gembe follow with 75 and 74, respectively. Both Ben Freeman and Ian Gelsinger have pulled 70 off the glass.
Another milestone coming: As if there haven't been enough milestones and broken records this season, there's another one just around the bend.
Shalom Christian's Cameron Roseman, a junior, is just 98 points from hitting his 1,000th career point. Roseman is currently averaging 14.1 ppg. The Flames have four regular season games remaining and will play at least one game in the Mason-Dixon Christian Conference tournament.