Huns­berger leads Pioneers past MAST

North Penn Life - - Sports - By Kev Hunter khunter@jour­nalregis­

The Christo­pher aock girls bas­ket­ball team turned up the pres­sure and got a splen­did per­for­mance from fresh­man Lanae Huns­berger in earn­ing a 44-37 win over MaST Char­ter Wed­nes­day night.

Huns­berger scored a game-high 15 points and helped key a strong third quar­ter for aock, as the Pioneers went ahead to stay in this Bi­cen­ten­nial Ath­letic League con­test.

“Our pres­sure de­fense was a big fac­tor in that,” said aock coach Tim Ehst, whose team al­lowed just fivH SoLnWs Ln D SLvoWDO WKLUG. “Lanae was key to us tonight in be­ing able to get some perime­ter of­fense go­ing and her 15 points was huge, really. (MaSTF packed it in with a 2-3 zone and we didn’t have much of an an­swer other than what Lanae was do­ing.”

Huns­berger made a steal on the de­fen­sive end and took it all the way in for a layup and a 34-26 aock lead late in the third. Af­ter Maria Far­rell nailed a three for MaST, as part of her team-high 13 points, Huns­berger re­sponded with a three at the other end, boost­ing aock’s lead to 37-32 early in the fourth.

Huns­berger looks

like she’s get­ting back to form af­ter a lay­off due to in­jury.

“She was out two to three weeks with a stress frac­ture in her foot, so as a fresh­man, she’s still kind of go­ing through some­what of an ori­en­ta­tion,” Ehst said. “I’m look­ing for­ward to much more of her con­tribut­ing to the of­fen­sive side in par­tic­u­lar.”

An­other bas­ket in tran­si­tion, this one by Mat­ta­syn Shisler, gave the Pioneers (6-4, 5-3 BALF a 39-35 ad­van­tage mid­way through the fourth, and MaST would not score again un­til a bas­ket at the buzzer.

“We pressed a lot more, and (on of­fenseF we moved it around which helped out,” Huns­berger said of the sec­ond half.

Kereece Seuren’s 10 points down low and 13 points by Shisler balanced the at­tack.

“I thought Shea (NealF did an ex­cel­lent job as well in push­ing the ball up, hit­ting Mat­ta­syn at some key times as well as hit­ting a timely three,” Ehst said.

Huns­berger said it’s al­ways in­ter­est­ing be­ing a fresh­man out on the court, jok­ing that she wor­ries about throw­ing up an oc­ca­sional air­ball. But she didn’t play like a fresh­man on Wed­nes­day.

“Tons of fun,” she said of her sea­son thus far. “I love th­ese girls.”

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