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A night after earning a hard-fought road win at Dover, Gettysburg dazzled the home spectators with an 87-51 victory against Littlestown in YAIAA boys' basketball action Wednesday night.

Wednesday's win wouldn't require digging out of a 10-0 hole like Tuesday's did, as Gettysburg scored the first eight points against the Thunderbolts and never looked back.

Gettysburg (7-2) connected on 7-of-10 from beyond the arc in the first quarter and led 28-13 after the opening stanza.

Littlestown (3-5) played things even for the first 6 1/2 minutes of the second quarter and trailed 44-30 when Brady Topper knocked down a 3-pointer with 1:31 left in the half.

However, Gettysburg sprinted to the halftime horn with a 9-0 run over the final 56 seconds of the half to go to the locker room in front, 53-30.

"We came out ready to play tonight," Gettysburg senior Marquise Camel said. "We didn't want to take Littlestown lightly after we got a big win over Dover (Tuesday)."

Camel hung 12 points on the board and handed out ten assists to go along with five steals. His nicest assist may have come on a lob pass in the third quarter to Ravaughn Dillard. Camel penetrated from the right wing and lofted the pass up for Dillard who charged in from the left corner for the alley oop jam.

It was Dillard's 11th dunk of the season.

"Stuff like that takes teams out of games," Camel said. "It's a thing that gets us going, too."

Camel's hoop on a coast-to-coast foray with 2:51 left in the third quarter pushed the lead to 68-33 and was followed by Warrior head coach Jeff Bair pulling his starters for the rest of the night.

Cade Eckhart paced Gettysburg with 14 points, while Camel, David Buxton and Connor Weikert each had 12 and Dillard contributed 10.

Topper led the Bolts with 14 points, and they received 12 from Avery Eyler and 11 from Russell Livesay.

"Littlestown played really hard all night, and they shot the ball well," Bair said. "We had a chance to work on some things in our playbook that we haven't used much so far this season."

Bair admitted that he didn't expect the Warriors to start the season 7-2 after having to replace three starters off of last year's team that reached the PIAA Class AAA tournament.

"We've defined our roles earlier this season than we have in the past," Bair said. "Guys know what is expected of them, and they have accepted it."

In the girls' contest that led off the night's proceedings, New Oxford blew past Gettysburg, 64-36.

It was tight for the first ten minutes as the Warriors hung in the game, trailing 19-16.

New Oxford (5-3) then hit Gettysburg with a 21-2 run that spanned the halftime break and put the game out of reach.

Gettysburg (3-6) scored just two points over a nine-minute span and went from down three to down 20.

"Our energy output was high in the first quarter," Gettysburg head coach Max Laing said. "Unfortunately, we had to work really hard to score, and they kept scoring."

The Colonials ended the third quarter in front, 57-26.

"We tried to play full court defense early, and they were beating it," New Oxford head coach Jim Kunkle said. "We dropped back to our man-to-man, which is our bread and butter defense, and that worked well for us."

Haley Luckabaugh led the winners with 17 points, while Kaelyn Long added 14.

"The girls are starting to understand what we want to do on offense, and they are executing it well," Kunkle said. "I'm pleased with where we are at this point in the season."

Girls

New Oxford 64, Gettysburg 36

New Oxford (64)

Stabler 1 2-2 4, Sauter 2 3-3 7, Berryhill 2 1-2 5, Nailor 1 1-2 3, Haley Luckabaugh 7 1-2 17, Smith 2 2-4 6, Kaelyn Long 5 4-5 14, Ross 0 0-0 0, Rippeon 2 0-2 4, Slonaker 2 0-1 4, Megonnell 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 14-23 64.

Gettysburg (36)

Crushong 2 0-0 4, A. Bortner 3 1-4 9, Tomassini 0 0-0 0, H. Bortner 0 2-2 2, James 1 0-0 2, Sanders 1 0-0 3, Johnson 4 0-0 8, Brown 4 0-0 8. Totals 15 3-6 36.

New Oxford _15 _16 _26 _7 - _64

Gettysburg _12 _4 _10 _10 - _36

3-point goals — NO 2 (Luckabaugh 2), Get 3 (A. Bortner 2, Sanders)

JV Score— New Oxford 45, Gettysburg 34

Boys

Gettysburg 87, Littlestown 51

Littlestown (51)

Brady Topper 5 0-0 14, Towner 0 0-0 0, Avery Eyler 4 0-0 12, Noble 3 1-2 7, Barthel 0 0-0 0, Russell Livesay 2 7-7 11, Collins 0 0-0 0, B. Eyler 1 0-0 3, Pittinger 2 0-0 4. Totals 17 8-9 51.

Gettysburg (87)

Cade Eckhart 5 0-0 14, Marquise Camel 5 1-2 12, Biggins 1 0-0 2, Lampe 3 0-0 8, Ringler 4 1-4 9, Connor Weikert 4 0-0 12, Sherman 1 0-0 2, Ravaughn Dillard 5 0-2 10, Crushong 1 0-2 2, David Buxton 5 0-1 12, Bream 2 0-0 4. Totals 36 2-11 87.

Littlestown _13 _17 _9 _12 - _51

Gettysburg _28 _25 _21 _13 - _87

3-point goals — Lit 9 (Topper 4, A. Eyler 4, B. Eyler), Get 13 (Eckhart 4, Weikert 4, Lampe 2, Buxton 2, Camel)

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