The Shippensburg Greyhounds had a difficult time running with the Milton Hershey Spartans, who had plenty left in reserve for the second half, particularly Kendale Chase.

Chase scored seven of his team-high 15 points in the final 16 minutes and dished out six assists, helping the Spartans beat the Greyhounds 63-48 on Saturday night at the sixth annual Dunks for Drew basketball showcase at CASHS Field House.

"We wanted to come out tonight and play our best, as well as carry over the momentum from earlier this week," said Chase. "We did a good job of moving the ball and crashing the boards, and I thought we still had plenty left in the tank at the end."

Tariq Bennett added 14 points, and Joret Chambers finished with 13 for Milton Hershey (15-6), which was playing its fourth game in five days.

Shippensburg coach Ray Staver said, "They've played three games the last three nights and I think the only place that showed up some was in their jump shooting. We played last night and lost a game we probably should have won in regulation, so that would have been four minutes less we would have had to play. Plus, mentally, we would have been in a better frame of mind coming in here. But in the end, we were clearly the tired team."

The Spartans, Mid Penn Capital Division co-champions with Steel-High, never trailed and used a 12-5 third-quarter run to pull away.

"I have a lot of respect for Ray Staver and his staff, and his kids played hard," Spartans coach Mark Zerbe said. "I thought we got it up to the pace we wanted and we were able to knock down some shots.


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We also did a nice job distributing the basketball tonight - we almost put four guys in double figures."

Shippensburg (9-11) got 15 points from Mac Miller. Reid Singhas added 10 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots. The Greyhounds shot 35.7 percent, including 3-of-16 from 3-point range. But they went just 5-for-12 from the line and committed 16 turnovers, leading to 18 Milton Hershey points.

Staver said. "We took too many quick shots, turned the ball over, and didn't have any defensive balance. I mean they're happy to trade baskets with you, and in the first half how many good opportunities did we have underneath that we missed?"

Milton Hershey outscored Ship 46-32 in the paint and dominated the boards 32-22 behind Chambers' team-high 10 rebounds.

The Greyhounds eventually rallied to within 33-32 on Miller's long 3-pointer with about six minutes remaining in the third, but Chase answered with a 3-pointer of his own on the next possession and Shippensburg got no closer than three points the rest of the way.

The Hounds' record fell to 1-5 in Dunks for Drew - their only win coming in 2009 when Kyle Plasterer hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give them a 56-55 victory over Chambersburg.

Milton Hershey 63

Shippensburg 48

MILTON HERSHEY

Kendale Chase 6-15 0-0 15, Tariq Bennett 6-9 2-2 14, Joret Chambers 6-11 1-2 13, Ibn Short 4-10 1-4 9, Ron Adams 3-12 0-2 6, Dru Gibson-Allen 1-1 0-0 2, Mejal Allen-Prince 1-2 0-0 2, Kevin Wiggins 1-3 0-0 2, Tre Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Noah Klemens 0-1 0-0 0, Rafael Moronta 0-0 0-0 0, Jamar Royster 0-0 0-0 0, Myleck Winston 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-64 4-10 63.

SHIPPENSBURG

Mac Miller 6-14 1-3 15, Reid Singhas 5-12 0-0 10, Bryce Hastings 3-5 1-1 8, Ty Kater 3-8 1-4 7, Seth Frey 1-2 1-2 3, Austin Springer 1-4 0-0 2, Spencer Van Scyoc 1-5 0-0 2, Tony Johnson 0-3 1-2 1, Clinton Bake 0-0 0-0 0, Britton Hastings 0-1 0-0 0, Cordell Shannon 0-1 0-0 0, Nathan Thrush 0-1 0-0 0, Jeremy Wray 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-56 5-12 48.

Milton Hershey 19 13 18 13 - 63

Shippensburg 15 10 13 10 - 48

3-point shots - MH 3-13 (Chase 3); Ship 3-16 (Miller 2, Bry.Hastings). Shooting - MH 43.8%; Ship 35.7%. Rebounds - MH 32 (Chambers 10); Ship 22 (Singhas 9). Assists - MH 17 (Chase 6); Ship 13 (Bry.Hastings 4). Steals - MH 9 (Chase 3); Ship 6 (Miller 2). Blocked shots - MH 5 (Chambers 2, Short 2); Ship 3 (Singhas 2). Turnovers - MH 14; Ship 16. Fouls - MH 11; Ship 11.

Ship: Tuesday, at home vs. Camp Hill, 7:30.