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Boys Tip-Off Tournament

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Elicia Carrington
Junior Andrew Crouse jumps for the tip.

In its first round Tip-Off Tournament game against Mifflin County at Greencastle High School on Dec. 1, the James Buchanan (JB) boys basketball team lost 40-67. It was a tough game, but the Rockets showed great resilience by not getting down on themselves as they prepared for the next game.

After Greencastle defeated Hanover 55-47, JB and Hanover met in the second round.

JB started strong against Hanover, leading with 12 points in the first quarter. The team continued to put up points and faced any challenge thrown at them in the second quarter reaching halftime tied 33-33 and ready to win.

“During halftime at the Hanover game, I was locked in and ready to win with my team,” junior Jake Miller said.

The boys battled throughout the last two quarters and did not stop playing until the buzzer. Teammate support was excellent, and even those who did not get to play continued to cheer and show their teammates they cared throughout the game.

The final score went against the Rockets, 58-69, but the team showed clear improvement from the previous game.

Mifflin defeated Greencastle 43-34.

Andrew Crouse scored 14 points on the second night of the tournament and was honored by being selected for the Tip-Off Tournament all-tourney team.

“I felt very accomplished since I got the award,” said Crouse. “I felt like all the work I put in at practice is paying off.”

“I feel like we all played hard tonight. Props to the other team, they shot the ball well. I don’t think anyone thought we could come here and make any noise, but we did. I’m proud of my team,” senior team captain Devin Majors said. “I think we have to tune a few things offensively, but other than that, we’ll learn and move on to the game next Wednesday. There was great support from the crowd and bench tonight too. As a team, I felt like we played our hearts out till the last second. I also really appreciated all of the support my teammates were putting forth. I really liked being able to cheer alongside them. We are a true team.”

 

 

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Elicia Carrington, Staff Writer
written by Izzy Hoffeditz Dancing queen Elicia Carrington is a junior at James Buchanan High School. She is a very busy person who is involved in competitive dance and yearbook. Elicia is in the yearbook because she loves capturing those moments and memories that will last a lifetime. This is the first year she is in the yearbook. She is excited about what she is going to accomplish.  Elicia has a love and passion for dancing competitively. She has been dancing for 14 years, starting when she was a little girl. She wants to pursue dancing at the next level. She has been going to college clinics to get herself in front of the coaches. She is excited to go to Long Island University for her next clinic. Elica is very good at managing her time with dance and school. She makes time when there is no time.  Elica has one of the world's craziest pets which is a hermit crab. A fun fact about her hermit crab is that he only has one claw. Elica stated, “All he does is climb”. Her sister has a leopard gecko. The gecko likes to run around and have fun. The gecko is orange, black, and white. She has some of the coolest and unique pets anyone can have. Elica is excited for her junior year of high school and to continue her dancing career while taking pictures in the yearbook. 
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