Delco Chris­tian eases past Pioneers

North Penn Life - - Sports - By Tim Hindin thindin@mont­gomerynews. com

CKrLsWRSKHr DRFN SuW uS vDOLDQW figKW DgDLQsW DHOFR Chris­tian Thurs­day night, but in the end the Knights out-shot and out­lasted the vis­it­ing Pioneers and won the Bi­cen­ten­nial Ath­letic League matchup 42-21.

DHsSLWH CKrLsWRSKHr DRFN leav­ing early op­por­tu­ni­ties IRr SRLQWs RQ WKH flRRr, HsSHFLDOOy LQ firsW TuDrWHr, WKH 3Loneers played st­ingy de­fense DQG wHrH wLWKLQ sWrLNLQg dis­tance go­ing into half­time down only eight.

“Ob­vi­ously we weren’t the bet­ter team,” Christo­pher DRFN FRDFK 7LP (KsW sDLG.

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.

“We’ve strug­gled with ball han­dling a good part of the yHDr,” (KsW sDLG. “WH MusW GRQ’W have enough play­ers that feel FRQ­fiGHQW sKRRWLQg WKH bDOO.

One area where Chris­toSKHr DRFN sTuDQGHrHG RS­por­tu­nity was at the free throw line. The Pioneers shot 4-11(36 per­centF.

“We need to hit WKrRws,” (KsW sDLG.

The game turned in the WKLrG TuDrWHr wKHQ DHOFR Chris­tian came out of the half and ripped off an 11-0 run; the one thing that ChrisWRSKHr DRFN FRuOG QRW DIIRrG at the stage in the game. The 3LRQHHrs wHrH DbOH WR buFNOH down on de­fense, but the of­fense could not get it go­ing.

“We are a lot fur­ther ahead on de­fense than we are on RIIHQsH,” (KsW sDLG. “2ur RIfen­sive In isn’t near as well off on that side of the ball.”

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.

“1HDO GRHs DQ HxFHOOHQW MRb RI ruQQLQg WKH RIIHQsH DQG MusW NHHSLQg sSLrLW RuW WKHrH,” (KsW said. “Seuren really made it hap­pen on the of­fense boards.”


North Penn’s Lau­ren Crisler goes up for a shot dur­ing Tues­day’s Sub­ur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence ac­tion against Cen­tral Bucks South.

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