The great part about the Holiday Tournaments are the matchups. Conestoga Valley advanced to the Wyomissing Holiday Tourney Championship game by defeating Exeter 49-45 on Wednesday. Muhlenberg moved on by handling Wyomissing 72-47. In the Championship game the Buckskins erased a five point halftime deficit to come away with a 58-52 victory over Muhlenberg.
Conestoga Valley was led in scoring by Logan Monroe’s 21 points. Logan also ruled the paint on defense. Tournament MVP Austin Monroe had 17. Dre Kipp led the way with 16 for the Mules.
It was back and forth for the entire first quarter. The Mules held a slim 11-10 lead after one. Muhlenberg then jumped out to as much as a nine point lead in quarter two. Dre Kipp and Trey Flynn got hot at just the same time. The Buckskins regrouped and by halftime had cut the Muhlenberg lead to 30-25.
Conestoga Valley came out quickly in quarter three. Muhlenberg held a slim 32-31 lead at the 5:32 mark. It was np and tuck the rest of the quarter. The Mules up 43-42 heading into the fourth. In the final quarter CV began to really be patient on offence The Buckskins controlled tempo and worked for good shots. CV held as much as a five point lead but the Mules tied it at 50 with 1:45 left. Muhlenberg had some tough shooting luck down the stretch. The Buckskins played error free ball and were great at the charity stripe when it mattered most. CV came away with the 58-52 win.
The now (5-5) Buckskins have some well deserved rest , Next up is Lebanon on January 5th. Muhlenberg is now (4-4) and face a tough task in Reading High on January 2nd.