Sports reporters Lizi Arbogast and Lindsey Smith break down the game of the week - McConnellsburg at Southern Fulton girls, and Mid Penn Colonial Division hoops. Video by Lindsey Smith
With a minute left to go in Chambersburg's Mid Penn Commonwealth game against Cumberland Valley on Wednesday, an overwhelming sense of deja vu encompassed the CASHS Field House.
The game was tied at 52 with the clock draining fast.
Just four days earlier the Trojans found themselves in a similar situation in another tight MPC game against Central Dauphin, which they won in overtime. But this time Chambersburg was ready to put it away in regulation.
With 40 seconds left, Cole Christian drained a jumper to give Chambersburg a 54-52 lead, which the Trojans never relinquished, pulling out a 57-52 win over CV.
Christian, as well as Cade Whitfield, ByShawn Mincie, Jacob Brouse and Anthony Alvarez, were all honored prior to tip-off in a senior night celebration, adding to the emotion and pressure of a packed house, conference game and a divisional matchup.
"We found a way; I don't know any other words to use other than that," Chambersburg coach Shawn Shreffler said. "With senior night there were a lot of emotions and I think the result of that got us out of sync somewhat, but I thought we were able to regain some sense of competitiveness late in that basketball game."
Chambersburg (12-7, 5-7 MPC), led by Christian and Whitfield with 16 and 12 points, respectively, was aided by five additional scorers off the bench.
"That depth helps us throughout the season and tonight we got a lot of contributions from a lot of guys," Shreffler said. "With them coming off the bench and making a big play, things like that add up over a course of a basketball game and with the emotions that were in the game, we needed to run more guys in just to kind of let guys gather themselves a little bit."
- Southern Fulton trounced Southern Huntingdon Wednesday 57-18, and was led by Dylan Gordon who racked up yet another double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Carl Potter padded the stat sheet with seven assists, three steals and also contributed four points.
- Despite falling to Cumberland Valley 46-33, Chambersburg's Ashley Adams had a career night, putting up 12 points for the Lady Trojans in the Mid Penn Commonwealth loss.
Chambersburg (12-7, 5-7 MPC) 57, Cumberland Valley 52
Southern Fulton (14-3, 10-2 SHL, 9-2 ICC) 57, Southern Huntingdon 18
Northern Bedford 62, Fannett-Metal (9-10, 6-7 SHL, 5-6 ICC) 52
Cumberland Valley 46, Chambersburg (3-18, 0-13 MPC) 33
Littlestown 49, James Buchanan (5-14) 22