Dell’s Column: January 16

Written by: on Monday, January 17th, 2022

 

Dell’s column
Jan 16, 2022

LLhoops live stream
LLhoops produced several games last week. We had some technical difficulties on our first game (TWP @ Warwick Girls), but the rest of the games turned out well. Player of the game is a big hit!

TWP/Warwick girls (no sound)

TWP/Warwick Boys

Columbia/Lancaster Mennonite Boys

Mulenberg/ Governor Mifflin

 

This week’s scheduled games:

Manheim Central / Lancaster Catholic GIRLS

ELCO @ LS Boys

 

Pick and Roll
Our initial production of Pick and Roll took place last Wed.
The show features interviews with different coaches around District 3.
Last week we featured Columbia’s Kerry Glover and Hempfield’s girls Coach Merrifield.
We plan on focusing on different leagues during the next 7-8 weeks. This week’s focus is the York-Adams league. Coaches schedule to appear are West York’s boys and Delone Catholic girls. We hit over 200 views last week, and we believe that we will increase those numbers as the season progresses.

Last week’s wraps
Ephrata/Cocalico
Hempfield/ Warwick
Lebanon/Crest
Columbia/Pequea Valley
McCaskey/Conestoga Valley
Octorara/Kennett

NorthEast beat
Check out Jon K’s rankings, scores, and thoughts. Phillip Trash provides coverage of various games.

Kehler on Hoops
Our good friend is recovering from a surgery. He’ll be back soon 🙂

LL brackets..
Is it too early to start thinking about possible match-ups? Some say yes some say no…
So here is the link to the tentative brackets. Enjoy!
We are sure things will change as for as teams placement in the next few weeks 🙂

LL Finals
LLhoops has secured the rights to broadcast via live stream the boys and girls finals at TWP. Feb 17 for the girls and Feb. 18 for the boys. We might also be able to broadcast earlier rounds. So…to help cover our costs we are looking for sponsors for the games. Contact: webmaster@llhoops.com for rates.

Looking ahead
This week’s schedule can be found here. The Mid Penn/LL Shootout is back on Saturday at Manheim Central, but the games are played at Doe Run Elementary – there will be limited seating. LLhoops might be covering via twitter- stay tuned.

Race me
Section 1
Biggest surprise of the year so far has to be Cedar Crest. The Falcons start 3 sophs and are probably the deepest team in Section 1. Crest has height, Aiden Schomp 6’5”, power, 6’2” Fernando Marquez, senior leadership Jake Wolfe, 6’ senior…and some ‘energy bunnies’ coming off the bench -Leo Tirado and Jay Aviles. Crest’s only LL loss was on Dec. 17th to Hempfield. The re-match is scheduled for Jan. 28th. The Falcons scored a big W against Section 2 first place Lebanon 55—48 on January 15.

Hempfield is lurking one game back. The Knight’s escaped Warwick’s late push on a three ball by Michael Rieker, 6’2” jn, at the buzzer.

McCaskey is in third one game back behind Hempfield.

Section 2
As predicted by our own, Andy Herr, the section title is still up for grabs.

Lebanon is hanging onto first. The Cedars feature an excellent guard combo, Adrian Cruz and Marquis Ferreira. The Cedars have a key cross-over game with Hempfield this week.

Warwick suffered a heart-breaking loss to Hempfield last week. The Warriors are led by all everything , Tate Landis. Landis had 30 points in the loss to Hempfield. The Warriors will take on Lebanon in Feb.

Etown is one game back of Warwick for an LL playoff slot.

Section 3
LS continues to roll. The Pio’s popped a team high and LL high 17 three-balls last week. LS is 12-0. They have a key cross over game with ELCO this Friday (LLhoops live stream game).

Besides Columbia and LS, the hottest team in the LL is Manheim Central. The Barons have a 9 game winning streak. They are one game back of LS. The re-match game is scheduled @ Manheim Central on the 25th of Jan. Trey Grube leads the Barons and the LL with a 22 png average. Grube is a guard who can score from distance and gets to the rack as well. He is fun to watch for sure.

Section 4
ELCO continues to lead the Section. The Raiders have a 2 game lead over Lancaster Catholic. ELCO features a big, strong team. They won’t dazzle you with offensive play, but rather the Raiders will slowly strangle the life out of the opponent. ELCO’s big man, Corey Attivo 6’7” center, leads the team with a 15 ppg scoring average and patrols the defensive end.

Section 5
Roll Tide…Columbia continues its march to a Section 5 title. We got to see the Tide vs. Lancaster Mennonite this past week. The Tide forced multiple turnovers with its defensive pressure. Kerry Glover is the leader of this team – point guard who sets the tempo on the offensive end. Columbia has multiple scoring options – Robert Footman (13 ppg, Jr, J’Von Collazo(13 ppg), and Brelon Miller (9 ppg). The Tide gets it up and down – an LL leading 73 ppg.
Columbia scored a big-time win at Chambersburg the past weekend against PIAA power Berlin Brothers, 57-52.

Lancaster Mennonite is one game back. With the return of David Weaver, 6’5” jn, the Blazers are set for a District 3 run. ..of course Cam Hurst, 6’2”, continues to lead the Blazers in scoring with an average of 19 ppg.

LL history
LNP’s John Walk (@JWalkLNP) has done some excellent research and compiled an article on the 50 yrs of the LL
You need a subscription to LNP or buy Sunday’s paper January 16th. LLhoops got some credit as well 🙂

LLhoops is also working on a history project. We will probably release that information some time this summer. We will feature interviews with past players, coaches and even some ref input. Mike Gross will be our main writer, With contributions from Andy Herr, Gordie Jones and Dell.

Let’s take a look at the 1980 season.
Here is the link.

Officials Appreciation

PIAA is honoring Refs this month.
Special thanks to all who help with HS hoops. Here is the link to the local LL chapter
Check the refs page out for information in becoming a ref

Gallery
Special thanks to Rachel at Hosh Posh for some galleries last week.

Penn Manor/Warwick
Warwick/Hempfield

We will have Mark22 for the LL finals.

Check out: Cisco Soto – Washington Winnona Images

 

Enjoy another week of Hoops!

~Dell Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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