BLUE DEVIL DISPATCH 1-4-12
Junior Cody Carbaugh inked tournament championship number two for the season by claiming the 106-pound weight class at the Jeff Yingling Memorial Holiday Tournament held at Francis Scott Key High School in Union Bridge, Md.
Carbaugh was the lone Blue Devil to make it into the finals of the 2011 event, but he came through with flying colors collecting the title with a technical fall over Josh Grossnickle of Middletown.
G-A struggled in the eight-school team race, finishing seventh with 53 1/2 points. Middletown won with 233 points.
To say the Blue Devil boys’ basketball team is on a roll may be an understatement. The team used its break to collect a second tournament title already this season and move to 8-0. This time it was the 31st annual Richard E. Doub Classic held at Williamsport (Md.) High School, first knocking off the host Wildcats 69-54 and clinching the championship game by an 82-50 margin over Broadfording Christian Academy. Junior Zach Faulkner proved he had an affinity for the Williamsport hoop with 37 points combined in the two games and being named MVP of the tournament.
G-A wasted no time in jumping out with defense and closing the door with offense against Broadfording. The Devils outscored the opponent in each frame, putting up the widest margin of 23-11 in the fourth to pull away for the 28-point victory.
Denver Cordell led the scoreboard with 19 points and added six assists. Faulkner delivered 17 points and chalked up a double-double with 10 rebounds. Joel Zola contributed 16 point and seven rebounds. The Devils weren’t done there. Senior Corey Meyers also inked a double-double with 12 points and 10 assists.
Cordell and Meyers joined Faulkner on the all-tournament team.
Against Williamsport the night before the Devils were hurt by some inside play by the Wildcats, but made up for it in other ways to pull off the 15-point spread. Faulkner dumped in 20 that night, while Cordell was all over the place with 17 points, six rebounds, seven assists and four steals.