Basketball

Trojan boys rally to down CD East, 60-54

BOYS BASKETBALL
Chambersburg 60, CD East 54: Terell Williams made some critical plays and he and Ethan Shreffler knocked down clutch free throws in the final 1:30 of the game to carry the Trojans to a comeback Mid Penn Commonwealth win over the Panthers on the road Friday night.

Terell Williams

Terell Williams

“Tonight’s game required a high level of physicality and toughness, and I thought our guys rose to that level,” Trojan coach Shawn Shreffler said.

Chambersburg (7-3, 4-1 MPC) actually led the entire way until CD East tied the score 37-37 with 1:56 left in the third period.

The Panthers then took a 43-40 lead into the fourth period when Loyal Riley banked in a long 3-pointer just before the buzzer.

East’s largest lead was 46-42 and was a two-point or fewer lead for much of the last quarter. It was still tied 54-54 when Williams sank a pair of free throws with 1:30 left.

The Panthers (4-3, 3-2 MPC) missed a shot, Shreffler was fouled and he made two more foul shots for a 58-54 advantage with 0:38 left. CDE missed again, Williams secured the rebound and Carter Sollenberger was fouled at the other end.

With 15 seconds left, Sollenberger missed both free throws, but Williams got the long rebound on the second one to pretty much sew up the game. Shreffler then drained two more free throws to end the scoring.

Shawn Shreffler said, “There were many moments of adversity, so to be mentally tough and poised, in addition to the physical toughness, was very encouraging and demonstrated tremendous resolve from our guys.”

Williams scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth period. Shreffler scored 14 points and Braden Byers added a season-high 11. For East, Amir Jackson led with 18 points.

Chambersburg 60, Central Dauphin East 54
CHAMBERSBURG
Jacob Bassham 0 0-0 0, Malaki Blair 1 2-2 4, Braden Byers 3 4-6 11, Ethan Shreffler 4 5-6 14, Eli Shearer 0 0-0 0, Aaron Maynard 2 0-0 4, Carter Sollenberger 1 0-2 2, Henry Shearer 2 0-2 5, Brant Byers 0 0-0 0, Terell Williams 7 6-9 20, Gus Mace 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 17-27 60.
CD EAST
Tyree Cowan 1 0-0 2, Amir Fox 3 3-5 10, Aaron Jones 2 2-2 6, Amir Jackson 6 6-8 18, Brian Tatum 1 2-4 4, Jacobi Williamson 0 2-2 2, Loyal Riley 1 0-0 3, Izaiah Bowens-Perrin 4 1-2 9. Totals 18 16-23 54.
Chambersburg         12   14   13   21  —  60  
CD East                         5   16   22   11  —  54
3-point shots — Chbg 3 (Brad.Byers, Shreffler, H.Shearer); CDE 2 (Riley, Fox).