Short­handed L.moreland top­ples Faith

The Globe - - LETTERS - By Mike Prince

Lower Moreland, with­out WwR RI LWs sWDUWHUs DnG LWs fiUsW player off the bench, had trou­ble putting in bas­kets through­out the night, but it didn’t mat­ter.

The Lady Lions were able to come up with enough of­fen­sive re­bounds and put­back bas­kets that they had no prob­lem putting up enough of­fense to come out on top.

Thanks to strong ef­forts from Lau­ren Kil­lion and Jess Dranzik, Lower Moreland was victorious, win­ning 41-31 over Faith Chris­tian (also the ‘Lions’) in a Bi­cen­ten­nial League meet­ing at Faith Chris­tian Academy on Mon­day night.

With Brid­gette Alexan­der, Demi Mor­ganstein and Colleen Ha­gan all out with in­juries, Lower Moreland needed oth­ers to step up.

“The girls were huge tonLJKW,” /RwHU 0RUHODnG coach Rich Becker said. “We were miss­ing two varsLWy SODyHUs DnG RuU fiUsW JLUO off the bench, so girls who usu­ally don’t play had to and it was great for them tonight. Jess (Dranzik) did a nice job on the of­fen­sive boards and I think Lasell Camp­bell did a great job shut­ting ev­ery­one GRwn.”

Lower Moreland (11-2, 7-1), which has now won four games in a row, had more than dou­ble the amount of of­fen­sive re­bounds that Faith Chris­tian (2-6) had, and also never trailed, lead­ing by seven points or more for the en­tire sec­ond half.

Thanks to some solid free throw shoot­ing and a cou­ple of bas­kets from Kil­lion, Lower Moreland was able to go up 10-2 in the fiUsW TuDUWHU. )DLWK CKULsWLDn never re­cov­ered from the HDUOy GH­fiFLW, GHsSLWH D sROLG game from Rachel Shive and Mon­ica Ervin.

“We played well, but we just took some shots that we should’ve made and I think the dif­fer­ence is that they (Lower Moreland) shot betWHU,” )DLWK CKULsWLDn FRDFK Dale Moe said. “The girls played with a lot of heart and stayed in the game. We’re young and we’re get­ting bet­ter and I think the wins are go­ing to come. It’s only a mat­ter of time if they play KDUG OLNH wH GLG WRnLJKW.”

Shive led Faith Chris­tian with 14 points (10 in the secRnG KDOI), wKLOH (UvLn fin­ished with eight.

Lower Moreland was led by Kil­lion’s 14 points, while Dranzik added 12 points and nine re­bounds. Camp­bell added seven points, while .DOHy 3UzyEyOLn­sNL finLsKHG with six.

“I think a lot of our success was be­cause of the re-

bound­ing and of­fen­sive put­backs,” Becker said. “We didn’t have a lot of con­ti­nu­ity with the back­ups in there, but they did enough on de­fense to box out and we tried to switch de­fenses on them so they couldn’t get any rhythm go­ing. I was very happy with the way the girls played tonight.”

Lower Moreland has now wRn VHYHn RI LWV fiUVW HLJKW Bi­cen­ten­nial League games.

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