Column: March 19..LMHS, Senior ALL Star info

Short column
March 19, 2018

PIAA news
Lancaster Mennonite is still alive. The Blazers continue to thrive in the Western bracket of 3A. LMHS’ 2 OT win on Saturday keeps the dreams alive of a title run this week at the Giant Center. Andy Herr covered that game for LLhoops here’s the link.

Tuesday, the Blazers travel to Chambersburg HS to take on Richland (District 6 runner-up).

Coach Geoff Groff provided us with some thoughts about both games:

“One of our best defensive efforts of the year.  Greenville was very patient and we did a good job of staying disciplined and down the stretch our off the ball defense matched what we were doing on the ball. 

Richland is well coached and has good size, experience and balance in their attack.   Believe they have had a different high scorer in each of their PIAA games and Districts final!  They defend well and look to run, especially after made baskets.  They have people who can score inside, off the dribble and from behind the arc.  We will need to defend everyone!    

Bus ride will only be 90 minutes! “ 

LLhoops plans on covering the game!

Also last week, we covered Hempfield/Lincoln 6A boys. Andy provided a written wrap and we also posted a photo gallery. The Knights hung tough for most of the game, but in the end foul trouble (4 starters fouled out) hurt Hempfield in the final stanzas.

LL All Stars ….senior all stars are posted on the main page. These players (only seniors) were selected by a vote of the LL coaches. The annual senior all-star game will be played at Hempfield on Tuesday, March 27th. The girls game will start at 6:30 followed by the boys game.

LLhoops all LL teams will be announced AFTER the PIAA games are completed.

NCAA…Warren Buffet’s money is safe, as he offers up a sizable reward for picking a perfect bracket. As happens every year, an upstart or 2 finds itself in the sweet sixteen (Loyola-Chicago and Nevada). The coaches of these teams certainly like the chance to upset the big boys and use the W’s to propel their careers.

‘Cuse– its all about the ZONE. Sometimes when teams get away from their conferences and play a different style, they can do some damage in the NCAA.

In the end the big boys come thru. Nova, Duke, Purdue, Michigan, Kentucky are certainly not teams we have not heard from. The ACC and the Big 12 lead the way with the most teams still alive.

Nobody cares but category…ESPN did not have updated brackets as of Monday morning on NCAA tournament— guess no money involved, no update 🙂 CBS sports here we come!

Enjoy a week with PIAA and NCAA hoops!

~Dell Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

 

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