Basketball

Trojan girls post 1st win, thump CD East by 26

CHAMBERSBURG — Depth played a huge role in the first victory of the season for the Chambersburg girls basketball team.

Rosalynn Diehl

The Trojans played 12 players (including 6 seniors) and 11 of them scored — seven scored at least 4 points — and that led to a 59-33 win over Central Dauphin East in a Mid Penn Commonwealth Division game Friday night at CASHS Field House.

“It was great to get our first win of the season, especially on Senior Night,” Chambersburg coach Justin English said. “I was very proud of the seniors and the team overall. We want to carry this positive momentum into next week.”

English started five seniors and midway through the first period, the Trojans led 8-5. Then he brought in five different players and they bumped the lead to 20-8 by the end of the quarter, led by five points from Rosalynn Diehl and four from Allie List.

“The group that came in really gave us a boost,” English said. “We need to figure out how to start faster. We seem to have a lot of early mistakes and turnovers, and then we start to click.”

Another spark for Chambersburg was the return of junior Kiki Walker, who was the top returning scorer from last year, but had missed the first three games. Walker scored nine points.

English said, “Kiki coming back is huge. She is confident and is a welcome addition.”

The Trojans (1-3, 1-2 MPC) were outscored 10-9 in the second quarter to lead 29-18 at halftime. But in the third period, the Panthers (0-6, 0-4 MPC) could not buy a hoop — going 0-for-11 from the field — and Chambersburg’s 11-1 advantage made it 40-19 after three.

Robyn Stepler led the Trojans with 11 points, but plenty of others helped spread the offense around. Madi Flythe totaled 8 points, Erin Pattillo and Diehl each had 7 and Marlee Wrights added 5.

“I’m confident we can put together some wins over the next week or so,” English said. “There appear to be three top teams in the league, but after that it looks like a scramble.”

NOTES: The Trojans shot 42% from the field (22-for-52) and hit 12 of 17 free throws … CD East committed 25 turnovers, 9 more than Chambersburg … Ashante Logan scored 7 points to lead the Panthers, all in the fourth quarter.

Chambersburg 59, CD East 33
CD EAST
Jamiyah Jackson 2 1-2 5, Nyi’Lah Luckett 2 0-2 4, Takayla Sinkler 2 0-2 5, Sinai Penigar 2 0-0 4, Ashante Logan 3 1-2 7, Janaya Ritter 1 0-0 3, Madison Fields 1 3-4 5. Totals 13 5-12 33.
CHAMBERSBURG
Erin Pattillo 3 1-2 7, Madi Flythe 3 0-0 8, Robyn Stepler 4 2-4 11, Marlee Wrights 2 1-2 5, Ahsia Thomas 1 0-0 2, Kylee Miller 1 0-0 2, Sydni Byers 1 0-2 2, Katie Parker 0 0-0 0, Allie List 2 0-0 4, Rosalynn Diehl 2 3-3 7, Joelle Rheam 1 0-0 2, Kiki Walker 2 5-6 9. Totals 22 12-19 59.
C. Dauphin East             8   10   1   14   —   33
Chambersburg             20    9  11   19   —   59
3-point shots — CDE 2 (Sinkler, Ritter); Chbg 3 (Flythe 2, Stepler). Shooting — CDE 27% (13-48); Chbg 42% (22-52). Turnovers — CDE 25; Chbg 16.

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