C.dock sweeps past Calvary Baptist
Jared Armstrong was in a scoring groove from the start Monday night.
The Christopher Dock sophomore guard hit a trio of three-pointers in collecting 15 points in the first quarter and finished with a game-high 25 as the Pioneers cruised past host Calvary Baptist for a 71-27 nonleague victory.
“I was shocked that I was hot tonight,” said Armstrong, who connected a total of five times from beyond the arc. “I mean, I lifted weights yesterday, so I’m just glad we got the win and my teammates got me the ball. That was the important part.”
The win capped off a dominant effort for Dock basketball on the night, as the Pioneer girls had little trouble in defeating the Lady Warriors 51-15 in the opening game of the doubleheader.
Mattasyn Shisler was one of three Dock girls in double figures, scoring 13 points as the Pioneers jumped out to a 20-1 lead. llyvia Longacre knocked down three threepointers and had 12 points, while hereece Seuren added 10 points for Dock (12-7, 8-6 Bicentennial Athletic League), which won its second straight.
“I feel like tonight we just worked well together and just connected with each other,” Shisler said.
Brandice Clemens and sicky Casatelli each scored five points to lead the Lady Warriors (11-6, 10-1 ACCAC)
“I was disappointed in the lack of energy our girls showed. We had a church retreat this weekend, so they were away and tired and all that,” Calvary Baptist coach Scott Bergey said. “But if you’re going to be a good player and a good team, you’ve got to overcome that.”
For the Dock boys, Brennan Addley added 17 points as the Pioneers (13-7, 11-3 BAL) used a 21-9 run in the first quarter to take a 29-13 advantage after the first eight minutes.
Dock pushed its lead to 36-15 after a Landon Leinbach free throw before Jaron hicinski hit a three, but the Pioneers ended the half by scoring the last 11 points — Christian Hotte’s basket of a rebound making it 47-18 at the break.
Armstrong opened scoring in the third quarter with a three — his fifth of the game — and the Pioneers’ lead never got below 30 the rest of the way.
“I practice them a lot, so that’s my goal,” said Armstrong of his three-point shooting. “I shoot 1,000 shots a day.”
hicinski paced Calvary Baptist (6-12, 6-5 ACCAC) with nine points, while Tyler Nichols chipped in seven.