3-point blitz in 3rd quarter lifts Butler over Chambersburg


Tyler Collier had 10 points in his final game for Chambersburg.

CANONSBURG — Butler had a healthy lead in the second quarter, but by halftime, Chambersburg had clawed back to tie the game at 26-26.

But when the Golden Tornado went back in front in the third quarter, the Trojans could not find a way to rally. The result was a 54-42 victory for Butler in a PIAA Class 6A boys basketball first-round game Saturday evening at Canon-McMillan.

Chambersburg finishes its season with a 20-8 record and was the Mid Penn Commonwealth Division champion. The Golden Tornado (21-5) face Coatesville (27-2) on Wednesday.

“It’s never a good feeling losing the last game,” Trojan coach Shawn Shreffler said, “but it does nothing to take away from the tremendous season that this team had. It was very special and I’m extremely proud of what our players accomplished.

“They left some footprints that will be remembered for quite some time.”

Tyler Collier opened the game with a dunk off a rebound, and Chambersburg stayed with Butler in the first half.

Collier had 8 of his 10 points, Ty Holsopple had all 7 of his and Seth Brouse scored all 6 of his in the first half.

The Golden Tornado countered by hitting six 3-pointers in the first half, two each by Matty Clement and Mason Montag.

But in the third quarter, Butler got a pair of threes from Devin Carney and another from Luke Patten — it hit nine 3-pointers in the game — to break away to a nine-point lead that the Trojans could not reel in.

Shreffler said, “We didn’t play our best, but we competed, and fought back to tie it at halftime. However, there was a flurry in the third quarter when we missed some shots and turned it over, and they converted those possessions into threes that created separation for them.

“That was ultimately the difference in the game, and then they sealed it from the line in the fourth.”

Butler star Ethan Morton was held to 7 points in the first half, but he ended up with 20 (still 8 points under his average) by sinking 9 of 12 foul shots in the second half. The Golden Tornado were 11-for-15 at the line; Chambersburg went 6 of 12.

Ethan Shreffler scored all 8 of his points in the second half.

The Trojans lose seniors Collier, Holsopple, Brouse, Max Doctor and DaQuan Rodgers.

Butler 54, Chambersburg 42
Daquan Rodgers 0 0-0 0, Braden Byers 0 0-0 0, Ethan Shreffler 2 3-4 8, Seth Brouse 3 0-0 6, Aaron Maynard 0 0-2 0, Tyler Collier 4 2-4 10, Kyere Morton 0 0-0 0, Henry Shearer 0 0-0 0, Max Doctor 2 0-0 4, Ty Holsopple 3 1-2 7, Terell Williams 3 0-0 7. Totals 17 6-12 42.
Devin Carney 5 2-3 14, Colby Anderson 0 0-0 0, Matty Clement 2 0-0 6, Mason Montag 3 0-0  8, Luke Patten 3 0-0 8, Charles Kreinbucher 0 0-0 0, Ethan Morton 5 9-12 20, Isaiah Scribner 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 11-15 54.
Chambersburg       13    13    7    9   —   42
Butler                        13    13  16  14   —   54
3-point shots — Chbg 2 (Shreffler, Williams); But 9 (Carney 2, Clement 2, Montag 2, Patten 2, Morton).