Varisty used a big second half scoring output to defeat visiting Academy Park High in a non-league contest by a score of 68-56. A red hot senior co-captain Charlie Martin (23 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast) scored 8 points in the first as the Pioneers and Knights were tied 12-12. A balanced scoring attack and good defense took Stoga into halftime with a slight 26-24 margin.
In the third quarter Stoga picked up the intensity and attacked aggressively on both ends of the court and doubled Academy Park scoring 24 points to their 12. Stoga went 11 for 15 from the free throw line in the quarter and led 50-36. Senior co-captain Scott Shapiro (11 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast) returned to form scoring 8 in the period. Conestoga (16-4, 12-2) kept their distance in the fourth to earn their 16th win on the season. Sophomore Zach Lezanic added 9 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in the contest. Next up for Conestoga is Senior Night Tuesday at 7:00PM vs Haverford High. Go Stoga!