BLUE DEVIL DISPATCH 1-5-11
The Blue Devils (7-3, 3-0 MPC-Colonial) advanced to the championship game of the 30th annual Richard E. Doub Basketball Classic in Williamsport, taking on the host Wildcats and falling 59-46. G-A covered an early 8-0 deficit to go into the locker room down by just one points. Williamsport came out strong again in the second half and this time held onto a 10-point edge after three to stretch the final to a 13-point victory. Cory Meyers put in four three-points to fuel his game-high 18 point tally. He added six steals and five assists. Denver Cordell also went to double figures with 14 points. Each of the high scoring Devils was named to the All-Tournament Team.
G-A punched its ticket to the title game with a 69-58 win over Broadfording a day prior. After a close opening frame, the Devil pulled away to take a 28-17 halftime lead. G-A extended the advantage to 14 by the opening of the final stanza and held on for the solid win. Cordell was key with a double-double. He scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds. He added four steals. In all, four Devils hit double figures in the scorebook. Denton Cordell led G-A with 15 points. Zach Faulkner put in 14 and Eric Baymon contributed 13 points.
The Blue Devil wrestlers took to the tournament mat in Union Bridge, Md. at the Jeff Yingling Memorial Tournament at Francis Scott Key High School. G-A finished sixth as a team and had one champion crowned as Cody Carbaugh claimed the 103-pound prize.
The freshmen boys’ team (3-7) traveled to the Cumberland Valley Tournament and went 1-3. In the 53-46 win over Palmyra, G-A used an 18-4 fourth quarter for the win behind 25 points from Joel Zola. Eli Englehart added 10 points. Zola was the high scorer in the other three tourney games. He had 11 in a 29-27 loss to Boiling Springs, nine in a 31-27 loss to Columbia and nine in a 29-22 loss to Middletown.