Basketball

Trojan boys win despite huge Carlisle comeback

CARLISLE — Chambersburg built a 17-point first-half lead over Carlisle and kept it in double figures through three quarters in a Mid Penn Commonwealth boys basketball game Wednesday night at Evans Gym.

Aaron Maynard

Aaron Maynard

But the Thundering Herd made a remarkable comeback to take a 47-44 lead on a 3-pointer by freshman Jeremiah Snyder with 3:25 left in the game.

At that point, Chambersburg (5-1, 3-0 MPC) regained control and outscored Carlisle 14-5 down the stretch to pick up a 58-52 victory.

Trojan coach Shawn Shreffler said, “They gathered a little momentum at the end of the third quarter and it carried over into the fourth, where they seemingly made every shot. We missed a few layups and free throws that would have helped stem the tide, but we didn’t convert.”

Ethan Shreffler immediately answered Snyder’s bomb with a three from the corner after a sweet pass from Terell Williams to tie it 47-47 at 3:04. A pair of free throws by Carter Sollenberger and a drive by Williams lifted Chambersburg ahead 51-47 with two minutes left.

A jumper from another freshman, Joaquin Ortiz, got the Herd (2-4, 0-4 MPC) within 51-49.

After Shreffler made one of two free throws, Carlisle missed a shot and Williams found Aaron Maynard free for a fast break layup to push the lead to 54-49 with 1:15 remaining.

After grabbing a rebound, Maynard made a long breakout pass to Shreffler for a layup, and Maynard then stole an inbounds pass and raced in for a layup that essentially sealed it, putting the score at 58-49 with 0:50 left.

“I was really pleased with how we played down the stretch in an extremely hostile environment,” Shawn Shreffler said.

Ethan Shreffler led the Trojans with 16 points, Maynard scored a season-high 10 and Williams scored 9. Chambersburg, however, connected on only 8 of 22 free throws.

For the Herd, the two freshmen led the way, with Ortiz piling up 19 points and Snyder 16, all in the second half. That duo combined for all 25 of Carlisle’s points in the fourth quarter.

Chambersburg 58, Carlisle 52
CHAMBERSBURG
Malki Blair 1 1-2 3, Braden Byers 1 0-0 2, Ethan Shreffler 5 2-5 16, Eli Shearer 2 0-0 5, Aaron Maynard 0 0-5 10, Carter Sollenberger 0 3-6 3, Henry Shearer 2 0-2 5, Brent Byers 0 0-0 0, Terell Williams 3 2-2 9, Gus Mace 2 0-0 5. Totals 21 8-22 58.
CARLISLE
Jeremiah Snyder 5 4-5 16, Joaquin Ortiz 7 1-2 19, Jessy Beck 0 2-2 2, Cameron Steck 1 1-2 3, Zak Kemp 0 1-2 1, Anthony Rovine 0 0-1 0, Andrew West 1 0-1 2, James Barlow 3 3-6 9. Totals 17 10-18 52.
Chambersburg        14   13   12   19   —   58   
Carlisle                        6     8   13   25   —   52                   
3-point shots — Chbg 8 (Shreffler 4, E.Shearer, H.Shearer, Williams, Mace); Car 6 (Ortiz 4, Snyder 2).