The Greencastle-Antrim girls basketball team earned its 10th win of the season Tuesday night by defeating Waynesboro 50-29 on the Maidens home floor in a Mid Penn Colonial Division contest.
The Blue Devils (10-1, 6-0 MPC) got ahead early on the shoulders of seniors Jenay Faulkner and Morgan Wagaman, who combined to account for all but two of Greencastle's first-half points. Wagaman finished the game with 15 points and Faulkner scored 21, to go along with 10 rebounds.
At the half Waynesboro (7-4, 4-2 MPC) had played well enough to keep the game within 10, but all the effort put forth on defense seemed to drain the Maidens on both ends of the floor in the second half. The fatigue, along with Faulkner starting the second half on fire - hitting three 3-pointers in the third period - pretty much ended 'Boro's hopes for an upset.
“There is no doubt we have two pretty solid players, and we are continuing to get contributions from everyone else," G-A coach Mike Rhine said. "The girls were a little shaky in the beginning, but once they settled down and got it in gear we were fine. We need to continue to pass the ball well; Jenay gets so much attention, it creates a lot of opportunities for others.”
One night after getting her 1,000th career point, Waynesboro senior Cat Weber led her team in scoring with 13. Abby Ebersole was next in scoring with seven points for the Maidens, who have now lost three straight losses after a six-game win streak.
Rhine went on to credit the defense and effort for the win. Greencastle finished the game with 30 rebounds, 14 of which were offensive. Madison Sweitzer contributed seven points and seven rebounds.
“We haven’t generally been a great offensive rebounding team," Rhine said, "but tonight we really wanted to go after the boards.”