Basketball

Chbg rdp 2/7: Trojan edge Cougars on last-second shot

BOYS BASKETBALL
Chambersburg 46, Harrisburg 44: Ethan Shreffler drained a 3-pointer from the right corner as time expired Friday night to lift the Trojans to a huge Mid Penn Commonwealth victory over Harrisburg at CASHS Field House.

Ethan Shreffler

Ethan Shreffler

There were 0:0.4 seconds left after the Cougars knocked the ball out of Shreffler’s hands on an attempted drive. On the in-bounds play, Terell Williams and Brant Byers set screens and Aaron Maynard passed Shreffler the ball and his shot was quick and pure.

The Trojans had fouled Harrisburg’s Davon Lee with 0:07 left, but he missed the front end of a 1-and-1 and Shreffler grabbed the rebound and took it the length of the court.

“On the drive, we just wanted to push the ball up the floor and try to get something up,” Shreffler said. “I thought I was fouled, but …”

During a timeout before the final play, coach Shawn Shreffler was telling his team that if the pass to Ethan wasn’t available, Maynard was supposed to lob the ball to Williams in the middle.

Ethan Shreffler said, “A couple of the Harrisburg players walked past our bench and they heard him say ‘lob the ball to Terell,’ so I think they were faked out.

“(The shot) felt pretty good  — I knew I had to get it off quick. That’s probably the best memory I’ll ever have in my career.”

Trojan coach Shawn Shreffler said, “We saw a player from Harrisburg eavesdropping on our huddle and they anticipated the wrong action. That last shot was the result of five guys executing a play flawlessly.

“That ending will make this night extremely memorable for all who were in attendance or watching at home. It’s a great moment for a very special and gritty group of young men.”

Chambersburg finished the regular season 16-6 overall and 12-4 in the Mid Penn Commonwealth, tied for second with Cumberland Valley after Central Dauphin beat State College on Friday to win the title.

The Trojans — with their seventh consecutive victory over the Cougars — gained the No. 9 spot in the District 3 power rankings in Class 6A, and will play at McCaskey (15-7) in the first round on Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.

Shawn Shreffler said, “Unfortunately, we couldn’t share the division crown, but finishing second in this division, this year, as competitive as it has been, is a tremendous accomplishment.”

Chambersburg was led in scoring by Ethan Shreffler, with 13 points, while Gus Mace tallied 9. Harrisburg was led by Lee, with 14 points.

“I’m really proud of our guys and how they hung in when a lot of things weren’t going our way,” Shawn Shreffler said. “We received a lot of contributions from a variety of people tonight. Now we’ll get back in the lab Monday and work hard to get better.”

Chambersburg 46, Harrisburg 44
HARRISBURG
John McNeil 4 0-1 8, Nateur Dennis 2 0-0 4, Davon Lee 6 0-1 14, Marnell Horne 1 0-0 3, Nahteise Thompson 4 1-3 9, Ellyn Houston 3 0-2 6. Totals 20 1-7 44.
CHAMBERSBURG
Malaki Blair 1 0-0 2, Braden Byers 2 0-2 5, Ethan Shreffler 4 1-2 13, Eli Shearer 0 0-0 0, Aaron Maynard 2 1-1 6, Carter Sollenberger 1 0-1 2, Henry Shearer 1 0-0 2, Brant Byers 2 0-0 5, Terell Williams 1 0-0 2, Gus Mace 3 0-0 9. Totals 17 2-6 46.
Harrisburg                 17   9   14     4   —   44
Chambersburg          13   9   14   10   —   46
3-point shots — Harr 3 (Lee 2, Horne); Chbg 10 (Shreffler 4, Mace 3, Brad.Byers, Maynard, Bran.Byers).

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Harrisburg 64, Chambersburg 45: Erin Pattillo reached a career-high mark in scoring, but the Cougars broke on top with a 21-7 advantage in the second period and the Trojans never caught up in a Mid Penn Commonwealth game Friday night.

Erin Pattillo

Erin Pattillo

Pattillo scored 19 points to surpass her previous high by 5 points. She bagged four 3-pointers and added a three-point play.

Madi Flythe scored 9 points on a trio of threes and Sydney Schmus also put up 9 points.

For Harrisburg (10-12, 6-10 MPC), Shawnetta Simmons led with 18 points and Ah’nae Robinson added 15.

Chambersburg finished the season with a 4-18 record, 2-16 in the Commonwealth.

Harrisburg 64, Chambersburg 45
CHAMBERSBURG
Erin Pattillo 6 3-3 19, Madi Flythe 3 0-0 9, Sydney Schmus 3 1-2 9, Bre’ya Clopper 1 0-2 2, Stonesifer 1 0-0 3, Katie Parker 0 0-0 0, Sydni Byers 1 0-0 2, Ahsia Thomas 0 1-2 1. Totals 15 5-9 45.
HARRISBURG
Jaa Brown 3 2-4 11, Destiny Stewart 4 0-0 8, Ah’nae Robinson 7 0-0 15, Shawnetta Simmons 8 2-6 18, Ki’airah Singleton 5 0-0 10, Tatianna Glover 1 0-0 2. Totals 28 4-10 64.
Chambersburg         10    7   12   16   —   45
Harrisburg                10   21  19   14   —   64
3-point shots — Chbg 10 (Pattillo 4, Flythe 3, Schmus 2, Stonesifer); Harr  4 (Brown 3, Robinson).