L.moreland topples cold-shooting Pioneers
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.
Pennridge’s Pat McClatchy tries to get past Christopher Dock’s Azariah Parmer during Wednesday night’s action.