HARRISBURG - The Chambersburg Trojan girls basketball team got out of the gate slowly on Tuesday night and it led to 55-45 loss to Harrisburg in a Mid Penn Commonwealth Division game.

The Trojans, who lost their seventh straight game, trailed 18-4 after one quarter and faced an uphill battle the rest of the way.

Chambersburg coach Jenny Schmutzler said, "We got off to a slow start and it's always tough to play at Harrisburg. I have to commend our big girls for their defense. They have two 6-footers (Jada Sloane and Briana Mack) and we limited their shots in the paint."

Sloane and Mack combined for only nine points. Doing the damage, though, was the Cougars' running game.

Schmutzler said, "In getting down by 20, the transition points hurt. And we didn't shoot the ball well (26% from the floor). I think we're growing each game. It might not show up in the final score, but we're getting better and that's what matters."

Marshay Ryan and Darra Walker scored 11 points apiece to lead Chambersburg (3-8, 1-6 MPC). Ryan also led the Trojans with nine rebounds.

Tianna Jackson led the Cougars (5-7, 2-5 MPC) with 18 points.

Harrisburg 55

Chambersburg 45

CHAMBERSBURG

Darra Walker 2 6-6 11, Claire Jacobs 0 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Rush 2 0-0 6, Tayana Harrison 1 3-4 5, Lindsay Embly 0 0-0 0, Crystal Thomas 0 0-0 0, Marshay Ryan 2 7-11 11, Amanda Bell 1 0-0 2, Angeline Hang 2 1-4 5, Elaine Etter 0 2-4 2, Shannon Edwards 1 1-2 3, Alexis Sherman 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 20-31 45.

HARRISBURG

Watt 1 4-4 6, Jackson 6 4-6 18, Hickerson 2 4-6 8, Marshall 4 0-0 9, Sye 1 2-4 5, Sloane 1 1-2 3, Mack 2 2-3 6. Totals 17 17-25 55.

Chambersburg 4 19 8 14 - 45

Harrisburg 18 14 12 11 - 55

3-point shots - Chbg 3 (Rush 2, Walker); Harr 4 (Jackson 2, Marshall, Sye). Shooting - Chbg 11-42 (26.2%). Rebounds - Chbg 30 (Ryan 9). Assists - Chbg 5 (Ryan, Hang 2 ). Steals - Chbg 11 (Walker 4). Turnovers - Chbg 18. Blocked shots - Chbg 1 (Hang). Fouled out - Walker; Mack.

JV: Harrisburg 41, Chambersburg 20. Claire Jacobs led the Trojans with 6 points.

Next game: Friday, at CD East, 7:30.