Trojans rout Donegal in Saturday matinee

CHAMBERSBURG — It was a big day for the bigs.

Playing a Saturday afternoon non-league boys basketball game at CASHS Field House, Chambersburg pulled away in the second quarter and routed Donegal 63-37 for its fifth consecutive victory.

Joel Torres posted his second straight 19-point game, going 9-for-9 from the foul line, while Tyler Collier had one of his best games of the season with 11 points.

The Trojans (10-2) controlled the defensive glass, got plenty of second chances at the offensive end and did not miss many of the excellent chances they got inside with their size advantage.

“Joel played well again, and Tyler did some really nice things today,” Chambersburg coach Shawn Shreffler said. “I think he’s starting to feel comfortable that he can do some of those things.”

Three times, Collier went strong to the hoop for a basket and was fouled. He converted only one three-point play, but it was an encouraging sign.

The Indians could not handle Torres inside and he missed only one shot on which he wasn’t fouled.

The Trojans were deadly at the foul line, sinking 18 of 22 shots.

Chambersburg also scored six buckets on the fast break, which is a good sign to Shreffler.

“I think we’re starting to gain some confidence in those situations,” he said. “Last night when CV was pressing we were satisfied just to get the ball inbounds. I told them in a time out, ‘Let’s attack the basket on those,’ and Cade (Brindle) hit a layup right after that.

“When a team presses, they’re giving something up, and we haven’t taken advantage of that. Today, we did.”

Chambersburg was also relentless on defense. Indians top scorer Avery Walker scored around his average (17), but only one other player had more than 4 points.

The Trojans travel to Harrisburg on Tuesday to take on the Cougars (6-2).

Chambersburg 63, Donegal 37
Elijah Swanigan 3 0-0 8, Abdalla Ibraham 1 0-0 3, Michael Lyons 1 2-2 4, Cameron Kurtz 1 0-0 2, Avery Walker 7 3-3 17, Andrew Stwalley 1 0-0 3. Totals 14 5-5 37.
Noah Beidel 0 0-0 0, Seth Brouse 1 4-4 6, Cota Heckman 1 0-0 3, Cade Brindle 2 4-6 8, Tyler Collier 5 1-3 11, Evan Shreffler 1 0-0 2, Terell Williams 3 0-0 6, Tyron Williams 2 0-0 6, Joel Torres 5 9-9 19, Will Harriger 1 0-0 2, Yianni Hronis 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 18-22 63.
Donegal                  8     9    13    7   —   37
Chambersburg    11   17   16   19   —   63
3-point shots — Don 4 (Swanigan 2, Ibraham, Stwalley); Chbg 3 (Ty.Williams 2, Heckman).