From staff reports

NEWVILLE - The Chambersburg girls basketball team gave a good effort and gave a good Big Spring team some competition on Saturday, but fell short, 54-47, in a non-league game.

The Trojans (4-12) trailed by 11 entering the fourth quarter and put together their best effort, outscoring the Bulldogs (13-6) by a 20-16 margin.

Chambersburg coach Jenny Schmutzler said, "The girls hung in there and tried to make a comeback. We missed some layups and didn't shoot well at the line (11-for-22)."

Marshay Ryan led the Trojans with 19 points and eight rebounds. Darra Walker added 10 points.

Schmutzler said, "This was one of the loudest games I've ever coached in, and definitely the loudest we've faced this season. It was a pink-out night and they had a good crowd. It was definitely an advantage for Big Spring."

For Chambersburg, it was its most competitive game since defeating Carlisle and, before that, losing by 10 at Harrisburg.

Schmutzler said, "We learn something from every game and tonight we learned about how to deal with adversity in an away game with a lot of noise."

For Big Spring, Danielle Kepner was the high scorer with 15 points - including five 3-pointers - and Dalida Camdzic added 15.

Big Spring 54, Chambersburg 47

CHAMBERSBURG

Darra Walker 4 1-2 10, Kaitlyn Rush 0 0-0 0, Tayana Harrison 1 0-1 2, Crystal Thomas 2 1-2 5, Marshay Ryan 6 7-10 19, Mandy Bell 2 0-0 5, Angeline Hang 0 0-0 0, Elaine Etter 1 0-2 2, Shannon Edwards 1 2-5 4. Totals 17 11-22 47.

big spring

Kepner 5 3-4 18, Bower 1 1 5-9 10, Stevens 0 1-4 1, Camdzic 5 5-6 15, Dupert 1 5-8 7, Burkett 1 1-2 3. Totals 8 6 20-33 54.

Chambersburg 10 9 8 20 - 47

Big Spring 12 11 15 16 - 54

3-point shots - Chbg 2 (Walker, Bell); BS 6 (Kepner 5, Bower). Shooting 17-53 (32.1%) . Rebounds - Chbg 20 (Ryan 8). Assists - Chbg 4 (Walker 2, Rush 2). Steals - Chbg 3 (Harrison, Walker, Ryan). Turnovers - Chbg 9. Blocked shots - Chbg 1 (Thomas). Fouled out - Camdzic, Bitnner.

JV: Chambersburg 32, Big Spring 23. Claire Jacobs and Miana Harrison scored 7 points each for the Trojans.

Next game: Tuesday, at Mifflin County, 7:30.