LS 75 Manheim Central 68 : Boys LL semis – wrap

Written by: on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022


LS 75 Manheim Central 68
Boys LL semis
Feb.18, 2022

LS and Manheim Central met for the third time this season. Both teams coming out of Section 3. LS beat the Barons (70-47 and 62-39) in the previous games. Part of the thinking going into tonight was- would Manheim Central try to slow down the Pio’s with their spread offense? Well….probably not. The Barons did run some clock at various times, but basically we had an up and down game featuring 2 high-scoring guards:LS’s Ty Burton , 5”10” soph (33 pts) and Central’s Trey Grube, 5’11” jn (26 pts). Ty Burton has upped his game, if that was possible, the last 2 nights as he faced top scoring guards- Marquis Ferreira (Lebanon) and Grube. Next up- Miguel Pena Hempfield.

Central used the three-ball early. Grube started it and was followed up by a triple from Collin Thompson, 6’2” sn. LS’ Ben Wert would nail 2 triples in the quarter. His last one gave the Pioneers a 10-8 lead at the 3:08 mark. With three-balls flying all over the place, Grube got in on the action with back-to-back triples: the last one a 4 point play as he got fouled on a made three. 17-13 Barons 34 ticks left in the quarter. The Barons took a lead of 19-15 on 2 foul shots by Judd Novak….but…it seems like every game, every end of the quarter, Ty Burton gets the ball and makes a three. No exception tonight. Bang 3 ball late: Cnetral 19-18 after 1.

After a Grube drive, LS went on an 11-0 run. Burton 3 ball, Isaiah Parido 3 ball, Burt layup, Burton layup off his pick pocket, Luka Vranich foul shot. After a Novak basket for Central, Parido nails another three-ball. Central would go on a run of its own- Jackson Tracy 3 ball, Collin Neiles layup and 2 foul shots by Novak. 32-30 LS at the half.

LS used its defense to perfection in the third period. The Pics held the Barons to 8 points in the quarter. LS countered with 14 tallies. Ben Wertz led the Pios with 9 points in the quarter- three’s , fouls , and 2 layups. 46-38 after 3.

LS stretched its lead to 13 at 59-46 at the 4:40 mark off a three ball by Wert. Central would cut the lead to 8 around the 3 minute mark off back-to-back three balls, but LS would put the ball in Ty Burton’s hands—- he made 11/12 to ice the game for LS: 75-68 final.

LS: Ty Burton 33, Ben Wert 20
Manheim Central: Trey Grube 26, Judd Novak 24

LS 25
Man. Central 15

Man Central 6
LS 20

Foul shooting–Tremendous % for HS
LS 16/19
Manheim Central 15/18

Sidelines…a bunch of media folks there tonight….kudos to CV’s staff and AD- Dina Henry…A very good crowd..loud student sections and all-in-all well behaved :)…LS will play Hempfield Friday at 7 pm at Manheim TWP- LLhoops will be live streaming the game plus coverage by Dell and Andy.





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