Dell’s Column Jan. 11, 2018

Written by: on Thursday, January 11th, 2018


Column Jan 11

Catching up…

Section 1
Big week for Crest. The Falcons (11-2) beat Hempfield 41-39 in a classic battle.….and followed it up with a convincing win vs. Penn Manor. With these games sandwiched between a stressful 2OT win vs. Lower Dauphin. Crest is led by the dynamic duo of Cole Laney (15 ppg) and Blake Thompson (14 ppg)

Blake Thompson: Crest

TWP (9-2) is now tied for first with wins over Penn Manor and McCaskey…..The Streaks feature a 1- 2 scoring punch of guards Tyler Crespo (16 ppg) and Brandon Mellot (13ppg). The inside bigs are young and improving with each game.

Hempfield (11-1) split this week in LL play. A last second shot by Ryan Moffatt(19ppg) vs.Lebanon and a close loss on the road to Crest.

As earlier predicted by LLhoops, Section 1 will be a three-team race.

Section 2…
Manheim Central (5-4) and LS (11-1) are the top teams as of now.

LS is pounding the ball into 6’10” sn, Ryan Smith (23 ppg). Smith’s scoring average jumped up 4 pts. per game in the last 2 weeks. LS uses a lot of cutting to basket as Smith gets doubled team, which results in a lot of layups for the Pioneer guards. LS also employs the 3 ball as most of the players can hit from the perimeter- including Smith.

MC features a multiple defense attack. Although not big, the Barons get after it on the defensive end. Caleb Hostettler (19ppg) is an all-around talent.

Section 3…
We have Lanc. Cath. (9-2) and Lanc. Mennonite (9-4) battling it out – no surprises there.

BUT….Northern Lebanon (8-2) has created a stir in this Section. The Vikings beat LMHS 63-62 earlier in the week. NL is led by the highest scoring tandem guards in the L ….they play Lanc Cath Jan 11th.. LLhoops plans on being at this game and doing a wrap/gallery.

LLhoops info..
We continue to increase viewers on our twitter platform and in the site itself. We have many return visitors, who are averaging 4-5 page views per visit (Checking out multiple pages)

Team pages will be updated at least once a week and usually 2 to 3 times a week.

Standings and scores are updated on most game days.

Check out Bruce Badgley’s Berks Beat. He is introducing some new technology on games he is shooting. We will try to get Andy and Bruce on a common game soon. Last week Bruce had a video that produced over 1800 views.

Periscope—new camera= better shots. The last phone camera was …well getting old (and after spending an hour or 2 submerged in the Susquehanna river it was time for new dry model. Welcome Pixel2. I gave it a try at an NCAA game and was amazed at the stopping of action (less blur). I gave it a trial run on TWP/McCaskey.

Galleries…they will remain up for short periods of time due to server space. Contact webmaster if you would like originals sent to you. We are finding out that you cannot just copy them… The new camera helps but I’m still in the learning stages…some blur is what we’ll get but folks are checking it out.

Comcast Channel 66

If you have Comcast, some of the games are taped and re-broadcast. Games are filmed by Frank Altdoerffer

“TWP/ McCaskey will be on Friday  on the 12th at 8:30PM and January 13th at 11:30 PM. The December game MT vs, Hempfield will be on again on January 13th at 10AM at also that night at 8:30PM.”

We are adding new links as we find them.
We found this link a few weeks ago for York County info

Our long-time friend and historian, Mike Bullock of COB updates his rankings weekly

Cancel me…
When the snow/ice and cold hits, we will try to update postponements as we get them. Thanks to AD’s use of twitter, we can usually find all we need to update.

MOST of the make-ups will be taken care of by the end of this weekend—until the next storm 🙂

LL brackets..
Can be found here

Looking ahead, this year’s play-in game is slated to be between Sec 1 third team vs. Section 2 third team. At this point there are way too many iterations to consider.

Getting around..

Petterson Event Center: Home of the Panthers

Andy and Dell took a trip to Pittsburgh to check out Duke vs Pitt. The Dukies rolled. Parking and travel in Pittsburgh is not an easy task , as there are several roads with no street signs, congestion all over the place, closed and one-way roads that are not marked on GPS. However, the people in the area were very helpful, kind, and proud of their city.

We took Uber rides to and from the game- the drivers were truly about their city. A 3-5 mile trip took us 30 minutes as traffic around the Petterson Event Center was grid locked.

As always, we heard from our UNC fans- who turned Pitt fans for the evening (@swave1966 and @Ridedogg23). We tried to find some Pitt hi-lights for these 2 flip flop fans but could only find this.:)

Bagley tip vs Pitt 1/10/18

Notice how “into” the game the Oakland fans are….but they have some neat looking t’s.

This weekend, Andy travels to Penn State to check out his Huskers in big Ten play. I’m sure he’ll comment on the level of play in the Big10.

Kirk N will take over posting scores Friday. Andy will back on the trail Sat. Dell will hit it hard next week.

LAST WEEKS Trivia #3… tied to the New Year 🙂
Which boys’ team has the most LL championships in the 2010 decade?
Answer = McCaskey with 3.

Trivia #4
Who is the all time leading scorer for the LL?

Enjoy some HS hoops this week!

~Dell Jackson






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