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STATE COLLEGE - University of Connecticut recruit Kyla Irwin showed her stuff early in a Mid Penn Commonwealth Division girls basketball game against Chambersburg on Tuesday night.

Irwin scored 10 points in the first quarter and 10 more in the second to lead the Little Lions to a 59-22 victory. Irwin finished with 30 points.

Trojan coach Barry Purvis said, “We couldn’t stop Irwin. She was a real matchup problem for us.”

State College (6-1, 4-1 MPC) led 15-2 after one quarter and 35-11 by halftime.

“We got off to a slow start, with only two points in the first quarter, and from then on it wasn’t going to happen,” Purvis said. “The girls did play hard in the second half, so that’s a positive.”

The Trojans (1-7, 0-5 MPC) got eight points from Shadai Joyner, which tied her career high, and Taylor Vrabel added six.

State College 59, Chambersburg 22

Chambersburg (22)

Olivia Sommers 0 0-0 0, Monica Henderson 0 0-0 0, Shayla Corwell 0 0-0 0, Camryn Greenlee 0 0-2 0, Kirsten Pugh 0 0-0 0, Liz Egolf 0 0-0 0, Madison Whitfield 0 0-0 0, Shadai Joyner 4 0-0 8, Liz Bishop 1 1-1 3, Lindsay Embly 1 0-0 2, Suzy Anzalone 0 0-0 0, Alexis Sherman 1 0-0 3, Taylor Vrabel 3 0-2 6. Totals — 10 1-5 22.

State College (59)

Kayla Hawbaker 5 3-4 16, Jesse Orndorff 2 1-2 5, Casey Witter 1 2-2 4, Kyla Irwin 12 3-4 30, Ellie Strauss 1 0-0 2, Lexi Risha 1 0-0 2. Totals — 22 9-12 59.

Chambersburg _ 2 _ 9 _ 6 _ 5 _ — _ 22

State College _ 15 _ 20 _ 14 _ 10 _ — _ 59

3-point goals — Chbg 1 (Sherman), SC 6 (Hawbaker 3, Irwin 3).

JV score: State College 38, Chambersburg 18. McKayla Small scored 5 points for the Trojans.

9th grade — Chambersburg 32, Bishop McDevitt 24. Alyssa Wenger had 9 points for the Trojans. Kaia Neidigh had 7, while Becca Fisher scored 6.

Greencastle 49, Waynesboro 23 >> Greencastle-Antrim did not let a slow start get the better of them Tuesday in a Mid Penn Colonial Division win over Waynesboro.

After scoring just 13 points in the first half, their least-productive quarters all season, the Blue Devils went to work, scoring 36 points in the final two frames to earn a 49-23 win over the Maidens (2-6, 2-3 MPC).

Jenay Faulkner led Greencastle (6-1, 3-1 MPC) with 20 points, and had eight rebounds. Faulkner is now just 18 away from 1,000 career points.

Hannah Crist followed with 17 points for the Blue Devils.

Meghan Hirneisen, who is typically a top-three scorer for Greencastle, was busy guarding Waynesboro’s Cat Weber to help shut down the Maiden offense, according to G-A assistant coach Scott McKeever.

Cover led the Maidens with eight points, followed by Olivia Gardenhour with six, and Weber, who had five.

Greencastle 49, Waynesboro 23

Greencastle (49)

Hannah Crist 7 1-2 17, Jenay Faulkner 7 4-4 20, Madison Sweitzer 0 1-2 1, Meghan Hirneisen 2 1-2 6, Lydia Crist 2 0-1 5, Ashley True 0 0-0 0, Hannah Hailey 0 0-0 0. Totals — 18 7-11 49.

Waynesboro (23)

Chelsea Cover 4 0-0 8, Olivia Gardenhour 2 0-0 6, Elizabeth Churchman 2 0-0 4, Catharine Weber 2 1-4 5, Sara Gsell 0 0-0 0, Emma Stieger 0 0-0 0, Brooke Heise 0 0-0 0. Totals — 10 1-4 23.

Greencastle _ 4 _ 9 _ 20 _ 16 _ — _ 49

Waynesboro _ 3 _ 6 _ 6 _ 8 _ — _ 23

3-point goals — GA 6 (H.Crist 2, Faulkner 2, Hirneisen, L.Crist), Way 2 (Gardenhour 2)

JV score — Greencastle 27, Waynesboro 25. Heidi Schanzenbacher led the Blue Devils with 10 points.

James Buchanan 50, Shippensburg 48 >> James Buchanan barely held off Shippensburg to earn a Mid Penn Colonial Division victory.

With score tied at the half, the Rockets outscored Shippensburg 26-24 in the final two frames to squeeze by the Lady Hounds, breaking their three-game losing streak.

“We let Ship get back in,” James Buchanan coach Jen Amsley said. “They hit some key threes, but the kids worked very hard to get this one. It was a great team win.”

Rachel Martin led James Buchanan (3-4, 2-2 MCP) with 18 points, including a 12-for-13 performance at the foul line, followed by Charity Miller, who had 14 points.

Mariah Martin had 12 points for Shippensburg (3-5, 3-2 MPC).

James Buchanan 50, Shippensburg 48

James Buchanan (50)

Charity Miller 6 1-3 14, Madison Martin 0 0-0 0, Cassidy Martin 1 0-2 2, Rachel Martin 3 12-13 18, Nina Shatzer 1 1-2 4, Aspen Anderson 3 0-0 6, Tristen Amsley 3 0-0 6. Totals — 17 14-20 50.

Shippensburg (48)

Kara Newell 3 0-2 7, Maddie Bender 3 0-0 6, Courtney Coy 7 1-6 19, Rachel Kline 0 0-0 0, Kayleen Sydnor 2 0-0 4, Shannon Staver 0 0-0 0, Mariah Martin 3 6-9 12. Totals — 18 7-17 48.

James Buchanan_ 15 _ 9 _ 14 _ 12 _ — _ 50

Shippensburg_ 12 _ 12 _ 8 _ 16 _ — _ 48

3-point goals — JB 2 (Miller, Shatzer), Ship 5 (Coy 4, Newell).

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