The defense was on full display for the Chambersburg boys basketball team Friday night.
The Trojans did not allow Mifflin County to score more than six points in any quarter and handed the Huskies a 66-22 defeat in a Mid Penn Commonwealth Division game.
Chambersburg (8-5, 2-5 MPC) led 13-5 after one quarter and 34-11 by halftime.
“We heard that it was their lowest total since they joined the Mid Penn six years ago,” Trojan coach Shawn Shreffler said. “Our defense was pretty solid. I liked our attitude - we respected our opponent, but we didn’t take them for granted and we attacked them.”
Shreffler was particularly pleased with the play of guard Jacob Brouse, who scored 14 points to tie his career high.
“Jacob guarded their best player (Ryan Walker), who was averaging something like 17 or 18 points, and he did not score tonight. He set the tone early, and we picked up the intensity on defense. Jacob’s getting a little more comfortable and aggressive.”
Also for Chambersburg, Cole Christian had 10 points and Tyler Collier had a career-high nine.
In the first game of the season for Shalom Christian, Broadfording administered a 79-45 spanking to the Flames.
Friday night, in the teams’ second meeting, Shalom came away with a 35-32 victory.
The Flames (10-3, 5-2 MDCC) led 29-20 after three quarters, then hung on for the win. Jonah Stains (13 points) and Cameron Roseman (10) led the way.
McConnellsburg won its fifth straight game by holding off Forbes Road 45-40, as Chase Novak and Chance Hawbaker had 12 each and Ethan Barclay scored 11. Brycen Hohman led the Cardinals with 13 points.
Shippensburg held second place in the MPC Colonial by defeating Northern York 58-43 on the road. The Hounds’ strong duo of Cody Gustafson (22 points) and Carter Van Scyoc (18) led the way.
Chambersburg fell to Mifflin County 56-43, but it was much closer than the first time they met (51-26 Huskies). Taymija Harrison led the Trojans with 13 points.
Brooke Emge tallied 13 points to lead Shalom Christian over Broadfording, 33-20.
For the unbeaten Shippensburg girls (6-0), four girls each won two events and swam on two winning relays - Makenna Morris, Madelyn Facchinei, Madison Osanitsch and Teddi Powell - in a win over Red Lion.
Sam Nonemaker took the 200 freestyle in 1:48.18 and the 100 free in 49.85, although Shippensburg (3-3) fell to Red Lion.
Chambersburg 66, Mifflin County 22
Waynesboro (8-5, 5-2 MPC) 61, James Buchanan (3-10, 1-6 MPC) 46
Shippensburg (9-3, 5-2 MPC) 58, Northern York 43
Southern Fulton (9-2, 5-1 SHL/4-1 ICC) 72, Fannett-Metal (6-5, 3-4 SHL/3-3 ICC) 38
McConnellsburg (8-3, 6-1 SHL/5-1 ICC) 45, Forbes Road (6-5, 2-5 SHL/ICC) 40
Shalom Christian 35, Broadfording 32
Mercersburg Academy (3-8) 69, Pennington 62
Mifflin County 56, Chambersburg (3-10, 0-8 MPC) 43
Waynesboro (8-4, 5-2 MPC) 52, James Buchanan (4-9, 2-5 MPC) 39
Shippensburg (5-7, 4-3 MPC) 53, Northern York 35
Shalom Christian (9-4, 6-1 MDCC) 33, Broadfording 20
Girls, Shippensburg (6-0) 128, Red Lion 42
Boys, Red Lion 91, Shippensburg (3-3) 78