Shippensburg defeated Delone Catholic 69-56 in the first round of the Hound Invitational Wednesday night.
The Greyhounds (6-1) were led by point guard Cody Gustafson, who scored a career-high 29 points.
“I think they had a lot of trouble with Cody,” said Shippensburg coach Ray Staver. “Their best player probably fouled out because he had his hands full with him.”
Logan Alexander was in foul trouble early thanks to his task of covering Gustafson, heading into the locker room with three fouls at the half. Alexander fouled out in the fourth quarter, but not before putting up 18 points for Delone.
The Greyhounds led throughout most of the first half and took a nine-point lead into halftime. However in the third quarter the Squires made a run and got the lead down to three on a couple of occasions.
“I thought we got a little impatient on a couple of possessions,” Staver said. “But I told them we have gotten good results out of our set-plays tonight and not to go away from those.”
Staver’s words helped as Shippensburg outscored Delone Catholic (5-3) by 10 over the final six minutes to win by 13.
Games of the day
Waynesboro girls claimed the Biglerville Tournament title with a 64-26 win over the Canners, improving its winning streak to five games.
The Maidens (6-1) put four players in double figures led by Olivia Gardenhour and Cat Weber who each knocked down 15. Chelsea Cover scored 12 points all from beyond the arc, while Leah Blount scored a career-high 12 points.
Through two games at the Biglerville Tournament Waynesboro outscored opponents 119-46.
The Waynesboro boys team claimed a 57-35 win over Bermudian Springs in the consolation final of the New Oxford Tournament after a late-game loss to Hershey in the first round. Ten Indians put up points in the win, led by Cameron Keck with 11, and followed by Mitch Neterer with 10 points.
Waynesboro started off strong, shutting out the Eagles in the first quarter all the while racking up a 17-point lead.
"It was a good bounce back game for us," Waynesboro coach Tom Hoffman said. "We obviously got off to a great start and we really never looked back. We played our pressure defense pretty well, which resulted in a lot of transition points."
Making a splash
Shippensburg had a fine day at the Big Spring Bulldog Bash swim meet, as the girls placed third of 19 teams, and the boys finished fifth out of 15.
The Greyhound boys' top swimmer Sam Nonemaker placed first in the 100 freestyle, touching the wall in 50.10, and came in second in the 200 free (1:48.25). Chambersburg's Jacob Greenwood placed fourth behind Nonemaker in the 200 free at 1:49.47.
Greenwood and Avery Barley both came home with first place finishes on the Chambersburg boys team. Barley earned a top time in the 200 IM in 2:03.79, while Greenwood placed first in the 500 freestyle at 4:46.95 to break a pool and meet record by nearly three seconds.
"Both of those boys had some good swims today and they are right where we want them to be with the bigger picture in mind," Chambersburg coach Donnie Miller said. "We also had a lot of inexperienced swimmers have big days as well, dropping times from where they were a month ago and that is a great motivation going into the bulk of our season."
Barley also placed second in the 100 breast stroke at 1:06.05.
For the girls, the Lady Hounds had a number of top performers on the night. Makenna Morris placed second in the 200 free (2:04.03) and aided a second-place finish in the 200 free relay (1:49.19) with the help of Madison Osanitsch, who placed third in the 500 freestyle (5:32.73). Shippensburg's Madelyn Facchinei came in second in the 100 breast stroke at 1:13.90.
James Buchanan's Annabell McCullough touched the wall second in the girls 200 IM (2:18.70). Waynesboro's Derek Benchoff was the runner up in the boys 200 IM race at 2:05.59.
Indians win Tri-State Shootout
Southern Fulton captured the Tri-State Shootout Tournament title on Wednesday with a 55-35 win over Berkeley Springs. Dylan Gordon led with 20 points, followed by Carl Potter with 11. Potter scored a perfect 7-for-7 from the foul line, while his brother Mitch added another eight points.
Branden Lynch scored five points and pulled down nine rebounds.
East Pennsboro Tournament
Greencastle-Antrim (5-3) 77, Donegal 66
Northeastern 62, East Pennsboro 43
Susquehanna Township 73, Octorara 54
Shippensburg (6-1) 69, Delone 56
Southern Fulton (7-1) 55, Berkeley Springs 35
Solanco 62, South Western 38
Chambersburg (5-3) 49, Gettysburg 31
New Oxford Tournament
Waynesboro (5-3) 57, Bermudian Springs 35
New Oxford 67, Hershey 48
Lower Dauphin Tournament
Lower Dauphin 40, Dallastown 18
West York 52, Greencastle-Antrim (6-1) 24
Waynesboro (6-1) 64, Biglerville 26
Boys — 1. Bishop McDevitt 255, 2. Carlisle 177.5, 3. Big Spring 165.5, 4. Gettysburg 152.5, 5. Shippensburg 118, 6. Chambersburg 103, 11. Waymesboro 26, James Buchanan 12.
Girls — 1. Carlisle 221, 2. Bishop McDevitt 180, 3. Shippensburg 155, 4. Dover 148, 5. St. Maria Goretti 92, 7. Chambersburg 77, 11. James Buchanan 35, 12. Waynesboro 32, 17. Greencastle-Antrim 12.