Chambersburg got close, but still couldn’t come up with its first Mid Penn Commonwealth Division boys basketball victory Tuesday night.
The Trojans took a 30-28 lead over Central Dauphin just before the end of the third quarter on a 3-pointer by Cole Christian and outscored the Rams 15-5 in the period, but fell behind again in the fourth and dropped a 45-42 decision.
“I liked the way we came out in the third quarter,” Trojan coach Shawn Shreffler said. “That’s a blueprint for how we can have success - hard-nosed defense and opportunistic on offense.”
But once CD retook the lead in the fourth, Chambersburg couldn’t claw back again. And going 5-for-10 at the foul line (14-for-23 for the game) didn’t help.
Shreffler said, “We had opportunities in the fourth to stay right there or get the lead, but missed some big free throws, and then went through a stretch where we couldn’t get a bucket.”
Christian had 18 points for the Trojans and Cade Whitfield added 11.
The Waynesboro girls basketball team locked in its sixth-straight win with a 59-42 victory over Shippensburg on Tuesday - the Maidens first win over Ship since 2013 - in a flip-flopping foul spree.
In the first half, Shippensburg (4-5, 3-1 MPC) racked up eight fouls in the first quarter alone, helping the Maidens (7-1, 4-0 MPC) to a 34-22 lead at the half. But after the break the tides turned on Waynesboro, which was nailed with its 10th foul of the half early in the fourth quarter.
"I told the girls at halftime, when you have a situation like that when its lopsided, at halftime it flips so the official who was calling for you is now going to call against you," Waynesboro coach Allison Steiger said. "I told my girls to expect it so they wouldn't get frustrated and I feel like they knew it was coming and were OK with it."
"We failed to correct really silly habits that we have," Shippensburg coach Andrew Markel said. "It's correctable; we just have to go back to the drawing board, but turnovers and missed shots killed it for us today."
Cat Weber led the Maidens with 22 points, followed by Chelsea Cover with 13. For the Lady Hounds, Mariah Martin scored 12, followed by Shannon Staver with 10.
Last week at the Hancock Holiday Mixer, Southern Fulton’s girls handed Clear Spring, Md. a 65-47 defeat. Tuesday night in a rematch, the Blazers outscored SF 17-7 in the fourth period to win 42-35.
Greencastle-Antrim girls basketball coach Mike Rhine, on his opponent after 36-27 win over Big Spring: "They've had just horrible luck with injuries, but they play really hard and give it everything they have. That's what a high school basketball team should look like. It's cool to watch. Not very fun to play against, but they are fun to watch."
- Greencastle-Antrim's Ben Freeman led the Blue Devils to a dominating victory with 13 points. G-A led 14-1 after a quarter and 29-6 at halftime in a 60-40 win over Big Spring.
- Ally Hoffmann poured in a season-high 20 points to help Fannett-Metal take care of Forbes Road, 71-34.
- While being held to 8 points (0-for-4 at the foul line), Greencastle's Jenay Faulkner had 13 rebounds, 8 blocked shots and 4 assists in a win over Big Spring. Morgan Wagaman led with 14 points.
- McConnellsburg's Bronwyne Mellott rolled up 29 points and teammate McKenzie Gelvin had 20 as the Lady Spartans took a 56-12 halftime lead in a win over Chestnut Ridge.
- Shippensburg's Sam Nonemaker won the 50 freestyle (22.87) and 100 fly (57.63), both times under the standard for Mid Penn and District 3 qualification.
- Shippensburg's Makenna Morris swam the 100 back in 1:05.42 to post qualifying times for the Mid Penn and District 3.
- Shippensburg's Madison Osanitsch's time of 59.55 in the 100 free qualified her for Mid Penns.
Central Dauphin 45, Chambersburg (5-4, 0-4 MPC) 42
Greencastle-Antrim (6-3, 4-0 MPC) 60, Big Spring 40
Waynesboro (6-3, 3-1 MPC) 60, Shippensburg (7-2, 3-1 MPC) 56
McConnellsburg (4-3, 4-1 SHL/ICC) 64, Chestnut Ridge 46
James Buchanan at Boiling Springs (score not reported)
Central Dauphin 50, Chambersburg (3-7, 0-5 MPC) 37
Greencastle-Antrim (7-1, 4-0 MPC) 36, Big Spring 27
Boiling Springs 41, James Buchanan (3-7, 1-3 MPC) 24
Waynesboro (7-1, 4-0 MPC) 59, Shippensburg (4-5, 3-1 MPC) 42
Fannett-Metal (4-2, 2-2 SHL/1-2 ICC) 71, Forbes Road (1-7, 0-5 SHL/ICC) 34
McConnellsburg (4-3, 2-2 SHL) 86, Chestnut Ridge 35
Clear Spring 42, Southern Fulton (5-2) 35
Girls, Shippensburg (4-0, 2-0 MPC) 120, East Pennsboro 60
Boys, Shippensburg (2-2, 1-1 MPC) 100, East Pennsboro 48