C.dock’s defense downs Phil-mont
With no clear-cut favorite in the Bicentennial Constitution Division, Wednesday night’s game between Christopher Dock and Phil-Mont Christian was an important one for both sides. The Falcons are good at home, but good defense trumps almost all of the time.
“Dock played extremely hard and were really intense on defense,” Phil-Mont coach Glenn Dolton said. “We knew what was going to happen, we just weren’t able to execute taking certain things away from them.”
Dock used a tough defense to cause turnovers and turn them into points all night to down Phil-Mont Christian, 5V-45, on the road. Main- taining a lead from the second quarter on, the Pioneers consistently frustrated the Falcons, though the home side was never completely out of the game.
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Sean Hinton and Najee Miller, who did not wow on the scoresheet, both played good defense and pulled down key rebounds. Dock was the more athletic team and it showed throughout. The Dock defense held PMCA to just eight points in the third while scoring a game-high 1T.
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Dock’s Jared Armstrong had eight of his 1T points in the fourth, all coming from the free throw line from which he did not miss. Although the Pioneers only managed two buckets in the quarter, they hit 12 of 15 free throws. The combination of hitting their foul shots and basically shutting down PMCA after the fiRSW TuDRWHR RHSuOWHG LN D PuFK deserved win.
“Phil-Mont had a better league record than us in their gym coming in,” Dolan said. “Any league win is tough, but any league win on the road is even more important. Our guys DRH FRNfiGHNW DNG ZH DRH looking forward to playing Calvary on Friday.”
Christopher Dock’s Shea Neal goes up for a shot over Morrisville’s Savannah Lozado during Wednesday’s Bicentennial League action.