Delco Christian eases past Pioneers
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The Pioneers’ offense struggled most of the night trying to solve the tenacious Delco Christian zone defense. The Knights also went to a double team a lot in the second half that put a lot of pressure on the Christopher DRFN bDOOKDQGOHrs.
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Although the high scorer RQ CKrLsWRSKHr DRFN RQOy had six points, there were still solid individual performances from point guard Shea Neal and forward Kereece Seuren. Neal provided good hustle and vocal leadership while Seuren made her presence felt on the inside on the offense and defensive end.
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North Penn’s Lauren Crisler goes up for a shot during Tuesday’s Suburban One Continental Conference action against Central Bucks South.