Basketball

Huge 2nd quarter carries Trojans over Blue Devils

CHAMBERSBURG — If Greencastle-Antrim decides to watch a film of Saturday night’s boys basketball game against Chambersburg, you can bet that whoever is playing the video will fast forward right through the second quarter.

Braden Byers

Braden Byers

Unless somebody had already erased it.

The Blue Devils held their own in the first quarter, and actually led the Trojans 10-7. But Chambersburg scored 37 of the next 39 points (yes, that’s not a mistake), led 44-12 at halftime and romped to an 82-47 win at CASHS Field House to wrap up the 13th annual Dunks for Drew showcase.

J.T. English hit a 3-pointer and drove for a basket to give G-A (2-10) its 10-7 lead. But before the quarter ended, the Trojans’ Terell Williams scored on a putback, Ethan Shreffler finished a fast break on a sweet pass from Aaron Maynard and Gus Mace drilled a 3-pointer for a 14-10 lead.

Mace dropped in another three to open the second quarter, and Chambersburg (8-4) went on to outscore Greencastle 30-2 in the period. It was aided greatly by 11 Blue Devil turnovers, and G-A managed only four shots in the quarter.

“We showed really good patience,” Trojan coach Shawn Shreffler said. “We did not take many bad or contested shots, and when you can get good shots, more often than not, they’ll go down.

“Plus when we did miss, we got a lot of offensive rebounds.”

Williams had three putback buckets on his way to 14 points and Braden Byers had a pair and scored 11.

J.T. English

J.T. English

Shreffler said, “I think Braden did a great job on the boards and got in position for some easy baskets. That’s his game, and when he plays like that, he makes us a better basketball team.”

Greencastle coach Rick Lewis said, “Chambersburg has a very good team and they play extremely physical. I thought our kids played hard the whole game.”

The Trojans spread the scoring out among 12 players. Malaki Blair and Brant Byers each totaled 9 points and Ethan Shreffler and Eli Shearer each had 8.

One night after shooting 21% in a loss to Cumberland Valley, Chambersburg shot 54% (33-for-61).

For Greencastle, English led the scoring with 11, including a trio of 3-pointers, Thomas Lewis added 8 points and Jackson Wright scored 6.

“I am still excited for the second half of the season,” Rick Lewis said. “We have played 11 of our 12 games on the road so far.”

Chambersburg 82, Greencastle 47
GREENCASTLE
Bobby Emberson 0 0-0 0, Adam Murr 2 1-2 5, J.T. English 4 0-0 11, Riley Gembe 2 1-2 5, Thomas Lewis 3 0-0 8, Adam Root 0 0-0 0, Zach Cole 2 1-2 5, Ethan Shank 0 2-2 2, Tim Ehko 2 0-0 5, Jackson Wright 3 0-1 6. Totals 18 5-9 47.
CHAMBERSBURG
Braden Byers 4 3-6 11, Ethan Shreffler 3 0-0 8, Aaron Maynard 1 0-0 2, Henry Shearer 2 1-2 5, Terell Williams 6 2-2 14, Malaki Blair 4 1-2 9, Eli Shearer 3 0-0 8, Carter Sollenberger 2 1-1 5, Brant Byers 4 1-1 9, Gus Mace 2 0-0 6, Trestin Hill 0 0-0 0, Caden Eby 0 0-0 0, Jacob Bassham 1 0-0 3, Noah Yeager 1 0-0 2.
Greencastle              10    2    15   20   —   47           
Chambersburg        14   30   19   19   —   82
3-point shots — GA 6 (English 3, Lewis 2, Ehko); Chbg (Shreffler 2, E.Shearer 2, Mace 2, Bassham). Shooting — GA 18-40 (45%); Chbg 33-61 (54%). Turnovers — GA 22; Chbg 8.