Girls Basketball: Blue Devils go cold in loss to Gettysburg

December 17, 2012|By SAM STEWART | Staff Correspondent

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Gettysburg’s Camden Boehner scored 21 points and Madalyn Weikert added 15 as the Warriors took advantage of ice-cold shooting by Greencastle-Antrim in the second quarter on the way to a 54-38 victory over the Blue Devils on Monday night.

Coming off of a 54-25 victory against Waynesboro a week ago, the Blue Devils (2-2) continued its solid play as they kept it close with the Warriors early on.

Sophomore Katie Gelsinger made 2 of 4 shots, and freshman Chloe Hoover and sophomore Jane Herman each added a 3-pointer one as the Blue Devils held a 10-9 lead at the end of the first frame.

However, Greencastle went ice cold from the field in the second quarter, making just 1 of 9 shots.

Weikert went to work taking apart the Bule Devils’ defense. The junior was evasive, finding holes in Greencastle’s zone en route to a 12-point quarter.

“We kept throwing it right where they wanted us to,” Greencastle coach Michael Rhine said. “They got some easy runouts and that led to some easy baskets for (Weikert).”

Those easy fast breaks were the result of Gettysburg’s staunch defense. The Warriors wreaked havoc, forcing six turnovers in the second frame.

“We decided that we wanted to play some defense,” Gettysburg coach Casey Thurston said. “We were playing really slow in the first quarter, we had to pick up the pace and the kids decided that we had to.”

The third quarter was Boehner’s turn to come alive. The junior, with help from point guard Ellen Bair, found open shots and torched the Blue Devils for 12 points, including two 3s — catapulting the Warriors to their biggest lead at 18 points.

Hoover scored eight points in the frame and finished with 16 for Greencastle, but the deficit kept growing. Boehner’s 3 at the buzzer deflated any energy the Blue Devils had.

Despite the loss, Rhine saw a vast amount of potential in his team. Playing against a perennial championship contender and a dynamic guard duo offered a measuring stick for the Blue Devils.

“I told our kids that (Gettysburg) has probably played in more championship games than we have varsity games,” Rhine said. “Our program is bright. It’s a long-term process but we’re going to keep rolling.”

Gelsinger was reliable in the post, finishing with 12 points for Greencastle.

JV: Gettysburg, 35-16.

Gettysburg 54, Greencastle-Antrim 38
GETTYSBURG (5-0, 3-0)
Boehner 21, Weikert 15, Camel 10, Bair 5, Wood 3. Totals 20 10-16 54.
Hoover 16, Gelsinger 12, Herman 5, Crist 5. Totals 15 3-5 38.
Gettysburg    9    17    19    9    —    54
Greencastle    10    3    17    8    —    38
3-point goals — Gettysburg 2 (Boehner 2), Greencastle-Antrim 4 (Hoover 3, Herman).

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