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Blue Devils, Lions dabble in `D' for Doub wins

December 27, 2011|By BRETT NIEVES | Staff Correspondent

WILLIAMSPORT — Broadfording Christian Academy and Greencastle-Antrim each played their way into the Doub Classic championship game with opening-round wins on Tuesday night.

Broadfording came back to beat Mountain Ridge 57-48 while Greencastle avenged last year’s Doub loss to Williamsport, defeating the Wildcats 69-54.

“We wanted to win this one,” Greencastle coach Gary Martin said. “We weren’t able to make the adjustments we needed to last year to win. But we were able to make them tonight.”

The Blue Devils went to a physical style of play to serve notice.

“Had to play a different style tonight,” Martin said. “We didn’t want to send them to the line, but we didn’t want to back down either. We just had to adjust to the style of play.”

Once Greencastle (7-0) made those adjustments, defense turned stops into points. Zach Faulkner led the Blue Devils with 20 points while Denver Cordell scored 17.

“Our offensive production varies from night to night,” Martin said. “We have four guys in averaging double digits.”

Greencastle led 35-25 at the half and put the game away in the fourth quarter, outscoring Williamsport 21-15.

Tyler Wise was an inside force for Williamsport as he accounted for nearly half of the Wildcats’ offense with 26 points.

“We wanted to try and get the ball inside,” Williamsport coach Scott Mowbray said. “(Wise) did a good job of finishing in the low post.”

Williamsport drew close to Greencastle several times but, according to Mowbray, the Wildcats weren’t able to get the defense needed to close the gap.

“We made some of the same mistakes tonight as we do in practice,” Mowbray said. “We need to make some changes and we aren’t executing very well.”

Broadfording overcame an early deficit in the tournament opener to gain control and earn a championship berth.

The Lions led 8-7 in the first quarter until Mountain Ridge used a 9-0 run to take a 16-8 lead heading into the second quarter.

Broadfording limited the Miners to just four points in the second quarter, holding them without a field goal until Tyler Whitaker drained a shot 1:41 before the intermission.

The Lions’ defensive pressure carried over into the second half as they held Mountain Ridge to 10 points in the third quarter to take a 40-30 lead into the final eight minutes.

Moni Anderson led the Lions with a game-high 20 points — including three 3-pointers. Mo Sallah added 13 points, while Ben Cradduck recorded 12.

Mountain Ridge lost one of its leading scorers late to foul trouble just as he was heating up. Montana Bradley had 14 points, including 12 in the second half, before he fouled out. Dan Strictback also had 14 points for the Miners.

Mountain Ridge meets Williamsport tonight at 5 in the consolation game before Broadfording faces Greencastle in the championship game at 7.

Richard E. Doub Classic
Broadfording 57, Mountain Ridge 48
BROADFORDING (8-5)
Anderson 20, Sallah 13, Cradduck 12, Snodderly 6, Campagna 2, Durst 2, Silva 2. Totals 18 18-26 57.
MOUNTAIN RIDGE (2-4)
Bradley 14, Strictback 14, Glasbrenner 5, Raines 5, Fazenbaker 3, Whitaker 3, Markwood 2. Totals 17 8-14 48.
Broadfording     8    16    16    17    —    57
Mountain Ridge     16    4    10    18    —    48
3-point goals — Broadfording 3 (Anderson). Mountain Ridge 6 (Bradley 2, Strictback 2, Glasbrenner). Fouled out — Bradley.

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Greencastle 69, Williamsport 54
GREENCASTLE-ANTRIM (7-0)
Faulkner 20, Dv. Cordell 17, Dt. Cordell 7, Meyers 7, Puffenbarger 6, Szaflarsk 6, Potter 2. Totals 28 6-7 69.
WILLIAMSPORT (1-5)
Wise 26,  Jackson 11, Aleshire 8, Barr 5, Butts 4. Totals 20 13-20 54.
Greencastle     15    20    13    21    —    69
Williamsport    13    12    14    15    —    54
3-point goals — Greencastle 7 (Faulkner 4, Dt. Cordell, Dv. Cordell, Meyers). Williamsport 1 (Jackson).

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