Chambersburg moves forward, looks ahead

February 15, 2000|By MARK KELLER / Sports Editor

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Shawn Shreffler's hope is that Chambersburg's 56-49 boys basketball win over Carlisle Tuesday night was a result of his team looking ahead.

There's no doubt Shreffler was happy with the win, especially with the District 3 playoffs looming next week, but he wasn't altogether pleased with the way it came about.

"All in all, we held them to 16 points in the first half and got some good looks on the offensive end," the Chambersburg coach said. "I would think we would have come out in the second half and stepped up the level and tried to end the game right there."

Instead, the Trojans (14-10, 4-4 Mid Penn Commomnwealth second half), leading 30-16 at the break, allowed Carlisle to hang around in the third quarter and eventually make a run at the lead.


The Thundering Herd chipped the Chambersburg lead all the way down to 52-47 on a Bryan Freberg 3-pointer with 56 seconds remaining. Nate Holmes hit 1 of 2 free throws to push the margin back to six, while Freberg had another 3 spin out at the other end.

Craig Schoenberg, who led the Trojans with 15 points, hit 3 of 4 free throws in the final 43 seconds to seal the win. Chambersburg was 11-for-16 from the line in the final period, and its only field goal of the quarter - a layup by Schoenberg - didn't come until the final minute.

"They weren't all pretty, but I felt like at the time we had the lead that we had, the offense we were running is designed not just to stall, but to score out of it," Shreffler said. "But we got passive with it and were looking to get fouled rather than attacking the basket.

"If we make our foul shots there and stop them defensively, the game's over," Shreffler added. "But give Freberg credit. He hit some big shots and kept his team close."

The Trojans are off until next Wednesday when they travel to Cedar Crest to play No. 2 seed Wilson in the first round of the District 3-AAAA playoffs.

"I guess maybe the kids are looking ahead. I hope that's the case," Shreffler said. "I hope that we're focused, because if we're not ... we're playing a very good team. We'll see what happens."

Schoenberg also led the Trojans with seven rebounds in what Shreffler said was "his best all-around game of the year."

Holmes had 14 points and six rebounds and Mike Clark had nine points and six boards.

Chambersburg 56, Carlisle 49


Walters 3, Livingston 9, Henninger 9, Freberg 19, Mack 6, Hallam 3. Totals 19 6-15 49.


Fisher 3, Pogue 3, Leedy 3, Wingerd 3, Holmes 14, Schoenberg 15, Witter 4, Stumbaugh 2, Clark 9. Totals 17 16-22 56.

Carlisle 9 7 15 18 - 49

Chambersburg 17 13 12 14 - 56

Three-point goals - Carlisle 4 (Livingston, Freberg 3), Chambersburg 5 (Fisher, Pogue, Leedy, Wingerd, Holmes).

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