Blue Devil hoopsters take tournament runner-up honors

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Both the boys' and girls' Greencastle-Antrim High School varsity basketball teams claimed runner-up honors in the 2012 Franklin County Tip-Off Tournament held over the weekend in Waynesboro.

Victories Friday night put both squads in the championship games Saturday and both against Chambersburg. Each came up just short in the title tilts. The Blue Devil boys' team was edged 44-40, while the G-A girls' also came within four at 42-38 against the Lady Trojans.

In Friday's opening games, the G-A girls were 52-17 winners and the boys also bypassed Waynesboro in a 55-49 final score.

The Blue Devil teams will open divisional play Tuesday night with games against Waynesboro. The boys will host the Indians and the Devil girls will be on the road.

FRANKLIN COUNTY TIP-OFF TOURNAMENT

BOYS

CHAMPIONSHIP

Chambersburg 44, Greencastle-Antrim 40

G-A (40): Zach Faulkner 3 4-5 10, Danny Stepler 1-3-4 5, Brandon Puffenbarger 1 5-6 7, Joel Zola 4 3-4 1, Austin Scott 2 0-0 4, Matt Montedoro 0 0 0, Holden Baker 0 2-2 2, Eli Englehart 0 0 0. 3-point goals: Zola 1.  TOTALS: 11 17-21 40.

CHAMBERSBURG (44): Charles 2 0 5; Williams 3 6-7 12; Martin 1 1-2 3, Myer 2 0 4, Ogbonna 5 1-2 11, Carlin 1 2-2 4, Sollenberger 2 0 5, Snider 0 0 0, Flores 0 0 0. 3-point goals: Charles, Sollenger. TOTALS: 16 9-13 44.

G-A    0    11    10    19    —    40

Cha.    9    9    13    13    —    44

REBOUNDS: G-A 18; Cha. 24.

STEALS: G-A 7 (Faulkner 4); Cha. 14.

BLOCKED SHOTS: G-A 4; Cha. 14.

THIRD-PLACE GAME

Waynesboro 46, James Buchanan 28

OPENING GAMES

G-A 55,  Waynesboro 49

G-A (55): Faulner 5 4-4 15, Scott 1 0 2, Stepler 4 2-2 6, Zola 8 2-3 19, Puffenbarger 3 0 6, Montedoro 0 0-1 0, Englehart 0 0 0, Baker 3 0 7. 3-point goals: 3 (Zola, Baulkner, Baker). TOTALS: 24 8-10 55.

WAYNESBORO (49): Smith 3 1-1 7, Hoffman 3 0 8, Ingram 4 2-5 10, Warrenfeltz 0 0 0, Fetterhoff 4 2-2 11, Bennett 2 0 5, Kelley 0 1-2 1, Montgomery 2 2-3 7, Cline 0 0 0. 3-point goals: 6 (Hoffman 2, Fetterhoff, Smith, Bennett, Montgomery). TOTALS: 18 8-13 49.

G-A    18    8    17    12    —    55

Way.    15    19    8    7    —    49

REBOUNDS: G-A 23  (Zola 9, Puffenbarger 6); Way. 21.

ASSISTS: G-A 9 (Scott 4, Faulkner 3); Way. 6.

STEALS: G-A 4 (Scott 3); Way. 2.

BLOCKED SHOTS: G-A 3 (Scott, Puffenbarger 2).

Chambersbrg 67, James Buchanan 29

GIRLS

CHAMPIONSHIP

Chambersburg 42, Greencastle-Antrim 38

G-A (38): Katie Gelsinger 6 1-2 13, Chloe Hoover 5 0 11, Hannah Crist 4 1-4 9, Ashlynn Schaeffer 1 2-4 4, Meghan Hirneisen 0 1-2 1, Herman 0 0 0; Pool 0 0 0. 3-point goal: 1 (Hoover).

CHAMBERSBURG (42): Ryan 8 2-3 118, Walker 2 4-5 9, Hang 2 0-1 5, Bell 1 1-2 3, Rush 1 0-3 3, Harrison 1 0 2, Jacobs 1 0- 2, Thomas 0 0 0, Edwards 0 0 0. 3-point goals: 3 (Hang, Rush, Walker).

G-A    11    8    8    11    —    38

Cha.    9    9    15    9    —    42.

REBOUNDS: G-A 33 (Gelsinger 9); Cha. 20.

ASSISTS: G-A 8 (Herman 3); Cha. 13.

STEALS: G-A 6 (Hoover 2); Cha. 11.

BLOCKED SHOTS: G-A 4 (Gelsinger 2); Cha. 2.

THIRD-PLACE GAME

James Buchanan 54, Waynesboro 27

OPENING GAMES

G-A 52,  Waynesboro 17

G-A (52): Hoover 9 0-1 19, Gelsinger 7 2-4 16, Crist 4 2-5 10, Herman 2 1-4 5, Hirneisen 1 0 2, Schaeffer 0 0 0; Shelby Stouffer 0 0 0, Pool 0 0 0. 3-point goals: 1 (Hoover). TOTALS: 23 5-14 52.

WAYNESBORO (17): Kozain 4 0 8, Wagaman 2 0 4, Patterson 1 1-3 3, McFerren 0 2-4 2, Nichols, 0 0 0, Mowen 0 0 0, Harnish 0 0 0, Clawson 0 0 0, Harris 0 0 0. TOTALS: 7 3-10 17.

G-A    11    17    17    7    —    52

Way.    9    0    6    2    —    17

REBOUNDS: G-A 32 (Schaeffer 11); Way. 22.

ASSISTS: G-A 12 (Herman 4); Way. 4.

STEALS: G-A 19 (Crist 5); Way. 4.

BLOCKED SHOTS: G-A 1 (Gelsinger); Way. 5.

Chambersbrg 58, James Buchanan 43