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Chambersburg’s defense has been strong all season.

But it may have produced its best result Friday night at CASHS Field House.

The Trojans held a high-scoring Carlisle team well below its season average and pulled out a 44-41 Mid Penn Commonwealth Division boys basketball victory, their best win of the season.

Chambersburg’s win boosted its record to 10-6 (3-6 MPC) and bumped it up to No. 9 in the District 3 power rankings.

The Trojans, who sank only 6 of 15 at the free throw line, led 15-12 after one quarter and 23-19 at halftime, but the Thundering Herd (11-4) tied it entering the fourth period. Chambersburg then held Carlisle to just four points in the final quarter to prevail.

Cade Whitfield led the Trojans by scoring 13 points, which was the top total for the game. Cole Christian also scored nine points.

For Carlisle, still No. 4 in the power rankings, Gavyn Barnes and DeShawn Milligan each scored 10 points.

Top performers

Boys basketball

  • In a 74-63 loss to Tussey Mountain, Fannett-Metal’s Mikell McGee once again had an onslaught of points. He finished with 31 points, including five 3-pointers. Lucas Wingert added 12 points.

  • Jackson Chilcote put up a career-high 12 points to help Forbes Road defeat Southern Huntingdon, 75-38. Brycen Hohman scored a game-high 13.

Girls basketball

  • Freshman Zoe Gooch scored a jumper with three seconds remaining to lift Mercersburg Academy to a 41-39 victory over Highland. Olivia Coleman finished with 19 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, and Isiuwa Oghagbon had a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds. 

SCORES

Boys basketball

Chambersburg (10-6, 3-6 MPC) 44, Carlisle 41
Greencastle-Antrim (11-5, 8-0 MPC 63, Northern York 46
Big Spring at James Buchanan, no report
Shippensburg (10-4, 6-2 MPC) 68, Boiling Springs 42
Tussey Mountain 74, Fannett-Metal (7-6, 4-5 SHL, 4-4 ICC) 60
McConnellsburg (11-3, 8-1 SHL, 6-1 ICC) 30, Southern Fulton (10-3, 6-2 SHL, 5-2 ICC) 27
Forbes Road (7-5, 3-5 SHL/ICC), Southern Huntingdon 38
Shalom Christian (13-3, 8-2 MDCC) 56, Calvary Christian 18
Cumb. Valley Christian at Shenandoah Valley, no report
Mercersburg Academy at Massanutten, Va., canceled

Girls basketball

Carlisle 55, Chambersburg (3-13, 0-10 MPC) 30
Greencastle-Antrim (12-3, 8-0 MPC) 60, Northern York 31
James Buchanan (5-10, 3-6 MPC) 58, Big Spring 46
Shippensburg (7-8, 5-3 MPC) 56, Boiling Springs 52
Shalom Christian (11-5, 8-1 MDCC) 49, Calvary Christian 41
Cumb. Valley Christian at Shenandoah Valley, no report
Mercersburg Academy (3-9) 41, Highland 39

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