L.moreland top­ples cold-shoot­ing Pioneers

North Penn Life - - Sports - By Kev Hunter khunter@jour­nalregis­ter.com

Christo­pher Dock’s of­fense had a tough time Thurs­day night against Lower Moreland, go­ing score­less in the sec­ond quar­ter and net­ting just two points in the fourth, as the Pioneers fell 33- 23 to the Lions in a Bi­cen­ten­nial Ath­letic League con­test.

“We’re still try­ing to find our mojo on of­fense,” Pioneers coach Tim Ehst said. “It’s im­por­tant that we im­prove with the fun­da­men­tals, mak­ing good passes, mak­ing good cuts. It’s a young team as far as ex­pe­ri­ence goes, and it’s im­por­tant that we try to im­prove ev­ery night out.”

Lau­ren hil­lion led the way for un­de­feated Lower Moreland ( 4- 0), scor­ing a game- high 13 points. She had a run­ning three­p­oint shot to beat the firstquar­ter buzzer, putting the Lions up 11- 10, and she again beat the buzzer be­fore half­time, giv­ing the vis­i­tors a 21- 10 lead at the break.

Mat­ta­syn Shisler’s eight points were a high for Dock (2-5). Shisler scored on a fast break to bring the Pioneers within 27-23 early in the fourth, but Lower Moreland went on a 6-0 run to close things out.

“The fast break is our strength and I think Lower Moreland knew that go­ing in - you could see them get­ting back on it,” Ehst said. “We did get some points off the break, but we did also miss some make­able layups.”

Shisler made a steal and took it in for two to help Dock build a 10-8 lead early, but hil­lion’s three put the Lions in front for good. The Pioneers look for­ward to the re­turn of fresh­man Lanae Huns­berger, who could not play Thurs­day night.

The Lions were able to do a good job de­fen­sively on Dock se­nior Shea Neal, who was held with­out a field goal.

Dock has off un­til Jan. 3, when it trav­els to Cal­vary Chris­tian.

For Mont­gomery Me­dia / SU­SAN KEEN

Pen­nridge’s Pat McClatchy tries to get past Christo­pher Dock’s Azariah Parmer dur­ing Wed­nes­day night’s ac­tion.

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