The Warriors outscored the Squires 21-4 in the final eight minutes


It didn't look like it was Gettyburg's night for most of the game Monday night.

Taking on Delone Catholic at home, the Warriors trailed the Squires after each of the first three quarters and went into the fourth down by two following a 3-pointer by Alex Maitland at the end of the third quarter.

But with all the momentum seemingly with Delone Catholic, Gettysburg quickly turned it around. The Warriors scored seven of the game's final eight field goals to come away with a 50-35 victory. Gettysburg outscored Delone Catholic, 21-4, in the fourth quarter.

Despite his team's successful comeback, Gettysburg coach Jeff Bair sounded anything but pleased.

"I thought we were bad all night," Bair said. "We looked very out of sync, and we looked selfish. Hopefully we can put this behind us."

The Warriors (8-2) struggled for periods, scoring just 16 points and shooting only 29 percent in the first half. But they outscored the Squires (4-5) in the fourth quarter.

Connor Weikert gave the Warriors a lead they would not relinquish when he finished a layup off a slick pass from Marquise Camel two minutes into the fourth. The Warriors also limited the Squires to just one field goal in the final quarter.

"We're a good defensive team," Bair said. "We have the ability to guard people and slow them down. Thirty-five is a pretty good number defensively. So we always have a chance."

Delone entered the game on a two-game winning streak and came out of the gates strong. Though they struggled to score all night, the Squires controlled the boards and the tempo of the game for the first three quarters.

But the Squires came unglued in the final eight minutes. According to coach Lawrence Williams, a handful of bad shots was what doomed Delone.

"We took two bad shots when we were up a couple points, which we didn't need," Williams said. "That was a major turning point because they went on a big run and we never recovered after that."

A 2000 graduate of Gettysburg High School, Williams is now 0-2 as a coach against his former school. The Squires lost to the Warriors, 56-44, in overtime last season in Williams' first year at Delone Catholic.

"I have family and cousins who go to school here, so it sucks that we couldn't get the win," Williams said. "I wanted the win for us, but I also wanted it for myself because there is no better feeling than beating your alma mater."

Gettysburg plays Chambersburg Tuesday in the title game of the Gettysburg Lions Club Holiday Tournament. The Trojans advanced to the title game by beating South Western, 60-48, in the tournament's opening game.

The opener was close for three quarters before Chambersburg pulled away in the fourth. Despite keeping the game tied at halftime, the Mustangs (0-9) were unable to secure their first win of the season.

Gettysburg 50, Delone Catholic  35

Delone Catholic (35)

Bryce Mondorff 3 3-6 10, Tavian Dorsey 5 1-2 12, Alexander 3 0-0 7, Maitland 1 0-0 3, McNutt 1 0-0 3, Kuntz 0 0-0 0, Lawyer 0 0-0 0. Totals — 13 4-8 35. 

Gettysburg (50)

Marquise Camel 6 2-4 19, Ravaughn Dillard 4 5-8 13, Lampe 1 5-8 7, Weikert 2 1-2 5, Ringler 1 0-0 2, Sherman 2 0-0 4. Totals — 16 13-22 50.

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3-point goals — Gettysburg 3 (Camel) Delone Catholic 5 (Mondorff, Dorsey, Maitland, McNutt, Alexander)

JV score — Delone Catholic 44, Gettysburg 37

Chambersburg 60, South Western 48

South Western (48)

Brock Geiman 8 0-0 21, Coury 1 0-0 2, Green 3 0-0 6, Wells 2 0-2 4, Klecker 1 0-0 2, Topper 0 0-0 0, Brown 2 0-0 5, Schmelyun 2 0-0 4, Bean 2 0-0 4. Totals — 21 0-2 48.

Chambersburg (60)

Adams 0 0-0 0, Cole Christian 4 0-0 12, Brouse 1 2-6 4, Brindle 0 4-6 4, Collier 3 0-0 6, Cadet 1 0-0 2, Shreffler 1 0-0 2, Cade Whitfield 8 6-7 22, Mincie 3 1-4 8, Torres 0 0-0 0. Totals — 21 13-23 60.

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3-point goals — South Western 6 (Geiman 5, Brown), Chambersburg 5 (Christian 4, Mincie).

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