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NEW KINGSTOWN -- It was not an unexpected result Tuesday night when defending PIAA Class AAAA state championship Cumberland Valley hosted Chambersburg in a Mid Penn Commonwealth Division.

The powerful Eagles scored a 53-14 victory, holding the Trojans to just two points each in the first two quarters.

“They are just so much better than us at every position,” Chambersburg coach Barry Purvis said. “We’re so far away from where we need to be; we don’t have enough horses to play with teams like this.”

Of course, the Eagles, who are currently ranked No. 1 in the state, do have plenty of horses - particularly all-state player Kelly Jekot, who dropped in 23 points, and sister Katie Jekot, who had 11.

Purvis said, “The girls played hard, but we just couldn’t score. We had too many turnovers (26) and didn’t shoot well (4-for-41, which is 9%). All we had was two foul shots in the first quarter and one basket in the second.”

Lindsay Embly scored four points for Chambersburg (1-2, 0-1 MPC), Taylor Vrabel had three points and six rebounds and Alexis Sherman also scored three points.

Cumberland Valley 53, Chambersburg 14

Chambersburg (14)

Olivia Sommers 0 0-0 0, Monica Henderson 0 0-1 0, Shayla Corwell 1 0-2 2, Camryn Greenlee 0 0-0 0, Kirsten Pugh 0 0-0 0, Liz Egolf 0 0-0 0, Madison Whitfield 0 0-1 0, Shadai Joyner 1 0-0 2, Liz Bishop 0 0-0 0, Lindsay Embly 0 4-5 4, Suzy Anzalone 0 0-0 0, Alexis Sherman 1 0-0 3, Taylor Vrabel 1 1-2 3. Totals — 4 5-11 14.

Cumb. Valley (53)

Morgan Frazier 1 0-0 2, Katie Jekat 4 2-2 11, Addi Kirkpatrick 2 0-0 4, MacKenzie Zimmerman 1 0-0 2, Morgan Baughman 1 0-0 2, Kelly Jekot 8 5-6 23, Jess Tonrey 3 0-0 6, Sarah Lehman 1 1-3 3. Totals — 21 8-11 53.

Chambersburg _ 2 _ 2 _ 5 _ 5 _ — _ 14

Cumb. Valley _ 18 _ 16 _ 16 _ 3 _ — _ 53

3-point goals — Chbg 1 (Sherman), CV 3 (Ke.Jekot 2, Ka.Jekot).

JV -- Cumberland Valley 41, Chambersburg 12. Gabby Lecuona scored 3 points for the Trojans.

9th grade — Cumberland Valley 64, Chambersburg 5. Maddie Dick had 3 points and Alyssa Wenger 2 for the Trojans.

James Buchanan 58, Big Spring 55 >> Charity Miller poured in a career-high 33 points and led James Buchanan to a 58-55 Mid Penn Colonial Division victory over Big Spring.

“Charity took Buchanan on her back and played the best game of her career,” JB coach Jen Lauthers said.

Miller was consistent, scoring seven points in the first quarter, five in the second, 12 in the third and nine in the fourth.

Tristen Amsley had four points, 12 assists, two blocks and four rebounds for the Rockets (2-1, 1-0 MPC).

Lauthers said, “We had a slow start, but changed some things defensively and played much better in the second half. Big Spring always plays us hard.”

Marissa Emlet led the Bulldogs with 24 points.

James Buchanan 58, Big Spring 55

Big Spring (55)

Marissa Emlet 10 2-4 24, Megan Emlet 3 4-7 10, Madison Colyer 1 0-0 2, Hannah Swenski 3 8-10 14, Olivia Fry 2 1-1 5.. Totals — 19 15-22 55.

James Buchanan (58)

Tristen Amsley 2 0-0 4, Madison Martin 1 0-1 2, Charity Miller 12 4-5 33, Nina Shatzer 0 0-0 0, Aspen Anderson 1 0-0 2, Rachel Martin 3 3-4 9, Saige Eckard 0 0-0 0, Abby Mackling 0 0-0 0, Renee Sollenberger 0 0-0 0, Cassidy Martin 4 0-0 8, Rachel Manikowski 0 0-0 0. Totals — 23 7-10 58.

Big Spring _ 15 _ 14 _ 15 _ 11 _ — _ 55

J. Buchanan _ 11 _ 11 _ 22 _ 14 _ — _ 58

3-point goals — BS 2 (Ma.Emlet 2), JB 5 (Miller 5).

JV score — Big Spring 34, James Buchanan 20. Cassidy Martin had 6 points for JB.

Fannett-Metal 62, Belleville Mennonite 40 >> A burst of scoring near halftime gave Fannett-Metal a lead over Belleville Mennonite and the Tigers cruised to a non-league win.

“A quick two-minute run at the end of the half gave us an 11-point lead and we were able to continue to build on that in the third,” F-M coach Todd Best said. “It’s nice for a young team to start 2-0 and hopefully gain some confidence heading into league play.”

Ally Hoffmann piled up 25 points to lead Fannett-Metal, and she added nine rebounds and six steals. Taylor Coffman added 14 points for the Tigers. Makayla O’Donel contributed seven points and three assists.

Fannett-Metal 62

Belleville Mennonite 40
Belleville Menn. (40)

Leah Peachey 0 1-2 1, Mollie Morgan 7 2-6 18, Grave Peachey 7 0-0 14, Melissa Yoder 1 1-2 3, Alexis Peachey 1 2-5 4. Totals — 16 6-15 40.

Fannett-Metal (62)

Becky Runk 2 1-2 5, Emily Metcalfe 1 1-3 1, Makayla O’Donel 3 1-3 7, Maddy Johns 1 1-2 3, Taylor Coffman 6 12-2 14, Ally Hoffmann 11 3-4 25, Jessi Custer 0 0-0 0, Becca Rotz 0 0-0 0, Morgan Ritchey 0 3-4 3, Jamie Adams 0 0-0 0, Katie Johns 1 0-0 2, Alyssa Rotz 0 0-0 0. Totals — 25 12-18 62.

Belleville Menn. _ 10 _ 14 _ 10 _ 6 _ — _ 40

Fannett-Metal _ 10 _ 25 _ 22 _ 5 _ — _ 62

3-point goals — BM 2 (Morgan 2).

Mercersburg Academy 72, Shenandoah Valley 4 >> A very young Shenandoah Valley team put up little resistance against Mercersburg Academy, falling 72-4 in a non-league game.

“It was a mismatch,” Blue Storm assistant coach David Bell said. “They have only one upperclassmen and the rest are freshmen.”

Isiuwa Oghagbon (11 points, 13 rebounds) and Sarah Lyman (17 points, 10 rebounds) each had double-doubles for Mercersburg (2-0), which also got 13 points from Molly Taylor and 10 from Tori Yoder.

Mercersburg 72
Shenandoah Valley 4

Mercersburg (72)

Molly Taylor 6 0-0 13, Sarah Lyman 8 1-3 17, Tori Yoder 4 2-3 10, Isiuwa Oghagbon 5 1-1 11, Joanna Santos 4 1-2 9, Maddi Jones 1 0-0 2, Sam Goldman 1 0-0 2, Carrie Jornlin 2 2-2 6, Maddie Sumacz 1 0-0 2. Totals — 32 7-11 72.

Shenandoah Valley (4)

Mia Irvin 1 0-0 2, Nikki Taylor 1 0-0 2. Totals — 2 0-0 4.

Mercersburg _ 31 _ 26 _ 7 _ 8 _ — _ 72

Shen. Valley _ 4 _ 0 _ 0 _ 0 _ — _ 4

3-point goals — Merc 1 (Taylor).

JV score — Mercersburg 36, Lighthouse Christian 16.  Patrice McGloin and Katie Brennan each had 12 points for the Blue Storm.

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