Basketball

Roundup: Chambersburg boys barely holds off Cougars

CHAMBERSBURG — Harrisburg’s press clearly had Chambersburg flustered.

A steal and layup by the Cougars’ Deion Patterson brought his team to within 53-52 of the Trojans with just over 20 seconds left Friday night in a Mid Penn Commonwealth boys basketball game at CASHS Field House.

But Chambersburg did what it had to do — beat the press and put the ball in the hands of Seth Brouse. He was fouled with 9.7 seconds left and dropped in both foul shots and the Trojans survived a thriller, 55-54.

After Tony James scored the last of his 19 points (11 in the fourth period) with 1.7 ticks left, all Chambersburg (16-4, 10-3 MPC) had to do was in-bound the ball and it was able to get it done, wrapping up the first time the Trojans had swept the Cougars in a season series in many moons.

“We knew with their press, they’d be in our shorts, and we had to be prepared,” said Brouse, who led his team with 16 points. “They were face-guarding us in man-to-man and we had to work together to get open.”

Chambersburg coach Shawn Shreffler said, “That last possession we did a good job against the their press by moving the ball and finally got the ball to Seth.”

Harrisburg (15-6) held Chambersburg to zero field goals in the final quarter, but the Trojans did make 10 of 16 foul shots, which proved to be just enough.

“Trying to beat this team twice in one season is really hard,”  Shreffler said, “and the reason is that if you beat them the first time, they’ll come at you really hard the next game.

“We had to play our own game and I think we did that for three quarters. We did some good things in the fourth, but we were a little sloppy, too. We’ve improved on that, but we can do better.”

In the last game against Harrisburg, Joel Torres piled up 34 points, including 14 baskets. On Friday, he made just one. The Cougars made it hard to feed him the ball and when he got it, he was swarmed and battered.

Terell Williams hit a jumper and a heavily-contested layup to give Chambersburg a 15-12 lead to start the second quarter and the Trojans never trailed again.

Later in the second, Torres was fouled and the Cougars were hit with a technical foul for arguing. Torres hit his foul shots and Brouse made the techs to push the lead to 24-16. From that point until James got red-hot in the last quarter, the lead remained anywhere from 8 to 15 points.

Cade Brindle added 11 points and Terell Williams and Torres each had 8 for the Trojans.

Chambersburg will host CD East on Tuesday in a makeup game to end the regular season. The Trojans are currently No. 3 in the Class 6A rankings in District 3, so a win over East would likely clinch a first-round bye and a quarterfinal home game for the playoffs.

Chambersburg 55, Harrisburg 54
HARRISBURG
Ky’Aire Sumpter 3 0-1 8, Na’Reece Glenn 3 4-5 12, Nyiere Brannon 2 0-0 4, Deion Patterson 1 1-2 3, Tony James 8 3-3 19, Tyhier Butler 3 2-2 8. Totals 20 10-13 54.
CHAMBERSBURG
Noah Beidel 0 0-0 0, Ethan Shreffler 1 0-0 3, Seth Brouse 3 7-8 16, Cade Brindle 3 4-4 11, Tyler Collier 2 0-1 4, Evan Shreffler 0 1-2 1, Terell Williams 3 2-3 8, Tyron Williams 1 1-2 4, Joel Torres 1 6-10 8. Totals 14 21-30 55.
Harrisburg                12     8   15   19  —   54             
Chambersburg         11   21   13   10   —  55   
3-point shots — Harr 4 (Sumpter 2, Glenn 2); Chbg 6 (Brouse 3, Et.Shreffler, Brindle, Ty.Williams).

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Harrisburg 74, Chambersburg 34: The Cougars, the top team in the Mid Penn Commonwealth, took control early to defeat the Trojans by 40 points.

Chambersburg (7-14, 1-12 MPC) got 12 points from Ashley Adams and Gabby Lecuona remained hot from the outside, hitting a trio of 3-pointers to tally 9 points.

Ahmya Woodyard led the Cougars with 21 points.

Harrisburg 74, Chambersburg 34
CHAMBERSBURG
Erin Pattillo 0 0-0 0, Robyn Stepler 0 0-0 0, Gabby Lecuona 3 0-0 9, Amanda Abbott 0 0-0 0, Bre’ya Clopper 0 0-0 0, Ariana Burke 1 3-5 5, Madison Flythe 1 0-0 2, Taylor Vrabel 1 0-0 2, Sydney Schmus 2 0-0 4, Ashley Adams 5 2-4 12, Marlee Wrights 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 5-9 34.
HARRISBURG
Deanna Shepherd 1 0-0 2, Brianna McCullough 2 0-0 5, Ahmya Woodyard 9 0-0 21, Destiny Shepherd 1 0-0 3, Jazmine Wright 2 0-2 4, Destiny Stewart 3 0-0 6, Cheyenne Collins 2 1-2 5, Jasmine Mathis 1 0-0 3, Alayah Cowan 5 0-0 11, Dajahane Brannon 4 4-8 12, Kierra Sherman-Greene 1 0-0 2. Totals 31 5-12 74.
Chambersburg            6     5   10   13   —   34
Harrisburg                 13   23   22   16   —   74
3-point shots — Chbg 3 (Lecuona 3); Harr 7 (Woodyard 3, McCullough, Des.Shepherd, Mathis, Cowan).