Conestoga Boys Basketball

Stoga outlasts North Penn in OT 62-54! Plays Tuesday for a trip to states!

The Knights gave the 14th-seeded Pioneers all they could handle and then some before falling in overtime. Conestoga led 21-16 after one quarter as the two teams combined for 38 points but then managed just 29 between them in the next two. The Knights trailed 36-30 heading into the final quarter when they rallied to knot the score. Chris Coleman had five points in the final frame, including a trey. The Pioneers exploded for 18 points in the extra period to earn the hard-fought win. AJ Catanzaro, David Robinson and Coleman led a balanced Knight attack with 13 points each. Read more…


District 1 6A: Lower Merion overcomes archrival 'Stoga in 2nd round

cityofbasketballlove.com 02/21/2018, 12:00am EST By Zach Drapkin  Zach Drapkin (@ZachDrapkin) — Every great team has a kryptonite, and for Lower Merion the past few seasons, that kryptonite has been Conestoga. The Central League archrivals have played one another three times in each season since 2014-15, and every year, Conestoga has won two of the three meetings, knocking off the Aces in District 1 6A playoffs last postseason. The Pioneers racked up another regular-season sweep of LM this year, taking the two games by a combined nine points, but the two teams found themselves facing off once against in district play on Read more…


Lower Merion wraps up 8th consecutive state berth with win vs. Conestoga

PaPreplive.com by Bruce Adams February 20, 2018 A few minutes after Lower Merion wrapped up its eighth consecutive PIAA state tournament berth (currently the longest streak among 6A teams) with its 76-69 District 1 6A playoff win against Conestoga Tuesday, LM head coach Gregg Downer reflected on the grit of this year’s Aces’ squad. “To overcome the adversity that we’ve faced this season, and to be 32 minutes from [the district semifinals at] Temple, I think is exceptional,” said Downer. At the very beginning of the season, the Aces lost one of their starters, junior guard Theo Henry, to a navicular Read more…


Conestoga clips Cheltenham in overtime in boys’ district opener

@ PaPreplive.com by Pete Digiovanni February 16, 2018 TREDYFFRIN >> When you get to the time of the season where everything is a one and done proposition, you don’t worry about style points. Just win and advance. Friday night, in the opening round of the District 1 Class 6A playoffs against 19th-seeded Cheltenham, No. 14 Conestoga did not play anywhere near its best game, and watched a seven-point lead slip away in the fourth quarter to force overtime. But the gutsy Pioneers dug down and defeated the Panthers, 56-54, in overtime to set up a second round road date with Central League Read more…


District 1 6A: Lezanic, Robinson lead Conestoga past Cheltenham in OT

cityofbasketballlove.com   02/17/2018, 12:30am EST By Rich Flanagan   Rich Flanagan (@richflanagan33) — When his team needs a basket, Mike Troy consistently looks to two of his veteran guards: Milton Robinson and Zach Lezanic. The Conestoga head coach trusts the junior backcourt mates to make the right play and has the confidence in them to nail shots in pivotal situations. That trust was never more evident than in Friday night’s district playoff game against Cheltenham. Behind 20 points from Robinson and a clutch 3-pointer from Lezanic, the Pioneers escaped with a 56-54 overtime victory over the Panthers in the opening round of the District 1 Class 6A Read more…


Garnet Valley's buzzer-beating 3 over Conestoga lifts the Jags into Central League playoffs

02/09/2018, 6:00pm EST By Josh Verlin Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) — With the final seconds ticking down, Austin Laughlinwanted the last shot. The Garnet Valley senior and its go-to gunner is capable of getting his shot off from NBA range, even with a hand or two in his face. But Conestoga was well aware, and the Pioneers stuck tight to Laughlin as he got the ball in the final 10 seconds, not allowing him an inch of daylight as he looked for a potential game-winner. And at the last second, Laughlin looked to his left and saw junior forward Cade Brennan open at the top Read more…


Conestoga outplayed by Upper Darby in final home game

By Zach Drapkin Zach Drapkin (@ZachDrapkin) — Coming into Conestoga on Monday night, Upper Darby’s situation was simple: win, or you’re out of the Central League playoffs. No pressure, right? Actually, that’s exactly what Royals head coach Bob Miller told his team. “Believe it or not, I told them tonight that the pressure is on Conestoga,” Miller said. “I told my guys just play loose because we’ve got nothing to lose tonight. It seemed to work.” Upper Darby marched into Conestoga’s gym and executed the fast-paced, loose style of basketball Miller wanted to see, thoroughly outplaying the Pioneers for a 52-39 victory. The Read more…


Conestoga upsets Lower Merion 65-61 to remain in thick of Central League race

Cityofbasketballlove.com 02/03/2018, 12:45am EST By CoBL Staff   Conestoga came into this week on the outside looking in at the Central League’s playoff picture. At 7-4 in the league standings, the Pioneers sat in fifth place, a half-game behind fourth-place Upper Darby and looking up at Penncrest, Lower Merion and Garnett Valley in the Central League standings. Conestoga beat Radnor on Monday and Ridley on Tuesday and continued the momentum against Lower Merion on Friday night. Junior guard Zach Lezanic hit the go-ahead basket with under two minutes to play to help give the Pioneers a 65-61 win against the Aces. “We Read more…


Varsity uses stingy 2nd half defense to overtake Ridley 44-30

Varsity traveled to Ridley Tuesday evening for the 2nd half of a rare Central League back-to-back. Stoga weathered a slow start and kept their composure despite some overly aggressive man-to-man defense by Ridley and held a narrow 11-9 advantage after one. Stoga started to pick up some rhythm in the 2nd quarter behind the offensive support of the bench with Wes, Evan, and Scott all posting contributions. The game remained tight with Stoga taking a 24-22 lead into the half. The Pioneers seemd to have left their offense in the lockeroom during the 3rd quarter. But a few key baskets Read more…