With the LL postponements, and the 5/7 pm starts, I got out to see 2 games tonight!
Cedar Crest 56 Lancaster Cath 44
The Falcons found themselves in a defensive tussle with Lancaster Catholic. LCHS made Crest shot form the outside and took away the middle curls by Crests’ bigs.
LCHS limited Crest to outside shots in the first half. The Crusaders out-rebounded and out- hustled the Falcons for most of the half. Although Crest would get out to an early lead- led by Grant Allwein with 6 points for a 8-4 advantage. Timeout for LCHS. Crest goes cold and LCHS battles back to pull to within one point at 8-7 after one.
Crest took a 2 point advantage at 13-11 on a drive by Ileri Ayo-Faleye. Now it was Catholics turn to go on a 7-0 run, capped off by a drive by Ross Conway. Crest closed on a 6-0 run as the Falcons trialed by a point 23-22 at the half.
With the mini-runs by both teams in the first half, one got the feeling that a bigger run might put the other team on its heels and probably headed for a loss. Enter Crest
LCHS would take a 31-26 lead on a flow by Dwayne Caine. Somehow the Falcons found another gear on the defensive end- speared by mighty- mite, Jaquan Andino. 35-33 after 3.
When the Falcons are rolling, it always revolves around Logan Horn. Horn rebounded, scored, dished assists and basically willed the Falcons on a back- breaking 10-0 to start the 4th, extending their lead to 45 -33. He’s probably not the best rebounder, or shot, or handle in the LL, but one can easily make the case as a big-time competitor.
Catholic called a timeout, went to a 1-3-1 defense (this has caused some grief for Crest in the past), but Crest handled the pressure and made fouls and coasted home.
Rebounds: Crest 29 , LCHS 23. Turnovers: LCHS 13 Crest 8. Blocks: Crest 3 LCHS 2.
Key stat–second half Crest out-rebounded Catholic 21 -14
Crest: Logan Horn 20, Grant Allwein 11
LCHS: Dwayne Caine 15
Game 2…a quick trip up the road..some traffic and one middle finger provided to LLhoops but no accidents and walk thru TWP – let into the gym by a friendly guard…plenty of time c:)
TWP 70 Garden Spot 34
TWP was on top of its game…early and often. The Section 1 champs put some defensive pressure on Spot, with some man double teams and denying Keontae Nunn the ball. Inside, outside, post, layups and lets throw in a few 3 balls. TWP had all its starters break into the scoring column in the first period and led 23-11 capped off by a three ball that rattled the rim by Will Greiner.
Spot did have a highlight with Nunn scoring his 1000 pt via a jumper. TWP allowed a brief celebration (I asked the refs about it before the game and they told me that it was up to the home team). Very classy move by the Streaks.
Garden Spot came out of its 2-3 and went to its more favored half court traps – running and trapping by their guards and allowing Andrew Zenter, 6’7″ jn , to patrol inside.
The Streaks had some issues with the traps- turned it over 4 times in the middle of the quarter, but then …well…they STREAKED into the half on the strength of a 12-0 run. 39-16 and basically game over.
For the half TWP out-rebounded spot 16-7…Turnovers Spot 8 TWP 4 blocks Spot 3 TWP 2.
TWP continued its excellent play in the second half. Spot played better but really could not cut into TWP’s lead.
Spot : Andrew Zenter 10, Keontae Nunn 10
TWP: Bredan Mellot 18, Zac Oldac 14
Warwick 64 LMHS 62
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Etown 47 LS 44- no reports…check out LNP and Etown Advocate for a write-ups.
Match-ups for Thursday’s double header at CV
TWP vs Etown-6 pm
Warwick vs Crest – 8 pm
TWP and Etown split during the season…Warwick beat Crest at Warwick 52-42 in Dec.
Andy Herr and Dell will be doing the double team Thursday!