Cocalico 55 Lanc. Mennonite 43- game wrap

Written by: on Saturday, February 8th, 2020


Cocalico 55 Lancaster Mennonite 43
LL Boys first round
@ Warwick Feb 7

Some thoughts:

The game was audio streamed- click here for replay. There is also paly by play on the chat by Andy Herr. You can follow the game via the live chat while listening to the game.

Cocalico was averaging 48 points per game on both ends of the floor. The Eagles were over on the average on the offensive end and under on the defensive end-that my friends, equals a ‘W’. Cocalico came out on fire-popping 4 threes (2 each by Carter Nuneville- 6’2” jn and Tyler Cloud- 6’ sn.) in the first period. The inside game was working as well. The Eagles used their height to get the ball inside on a hi-lo set to set the tone for the game.

The Eagles led 18-8 after the first period.

Lancaster Mennonite would put on a mini -blitz midway thru the second period. Cole Fisher, 6’2” jn led the run with several drives to the basket. Cole would twist and turn and get to the rack with both his left hand and right. Cocalico would answer with a 7-2 run- 2 fouls by Nuneville, a triple by Cloud, and a layup by Augie Gerhart, 6’3” soph, off a sweet assist by Trey Rios. 30-18 at the break.

Cocalico set the tone by winning the battle of the boards:15-7 and had 4 key big-time blocks. The only thing that was keeping LMHS in the game was several turnovers by the Eagles in the half.

LMHS would cut the lead to 34-25 midway thru the 3rd only to see Cocalico rip off the last 8 points- capped off by a Nuneville three-ball. 42-25 after three.

LMHS continued to battle. The Blazers went on a 9-0 run. Jaeden McFadden, 5’9” jn, hit 2 fouls and a layup to cut the lead to 43-34. The Eagles would answer again- Nuneville bucket followed up by a nice play by Augie Gerhart, with another sweet assist by Rios. The Eagles would coast home with a 55-43 W.

Next up for Cocalico – Monday vs. Crest….LMHS in District 3 playoffs TBD

Cocalico: Carter Nuneville 21, Augie Gerhart 13
LMHS: Cole Fisher 18, Trenton Dorsing 10

Stats: unofficial and partial
Rebounds: Cocalico 26 LMHS 16
Turnovers: Cocalico 15 LMHS 8
Blocks: Cocalico 5


Sidelines…Double header at Warwick…Both games were well attended…Several media were in attendance: LNP, Todd Ruth, Jeff Faulk, and, of course, LLhoops….’Players of the Game’ were awarded the famous 20th logo for LLhoops- Elijah Eberly for Etown and Carter Nuneville for Cocalico. The first question we get is “DO I get a tshirt? “= priceless.…In the “Battle of the Seth’s” –Sigman wins tonight…several players and coaches form other LL teams were in attendance…Much thanks to the Warwick staff for taking care of LLhoops crew and providing some media food- special thanks to the Warwick students for NOT eating everything at lunch today!…All game on Monday will be single games at the Section Champs site….Thanks to Mike Gross, LNP for halftime chat….Thanks to our crew:Luis Galen, Lee Vivian, Bruce Badgley, Warren Goodling, Andy Herr, and Eric Thomas for bringing the game to you via Audio, Picts, clips and the written word.


~Dell Jackson


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