It was the tale of 2 quarters for the Pioneers as they managed to overcome an 11 point deficit and dominate the 2nd and 4th quarters to come away with a hard fought victory.
Another slow start hurt Conestoga as they found themselves behind 17-6 after one. But the 2nd quarter saw the defense turn it up a notch and 2 key baskets by Scott Martin helped shift the momentum in Stoga’s favor as they went on a 20-5 run before half. Zach drained a couple of 3 pointers to go along with 6 pts. on tough drives to the basket by Milton.
Penncrest wasn’t ready to back down and came out fighting in the 3rd quarter as Stoga suddenly couldn’t find the net. The quarter ended with Penncrest holding a narrow lead 32-31.
The 4th period came down to some intense defensive possessions, especially by Brooks Rush, combined with some timely free-throw shooting to pull out the highly entertaining 51-47 victory.
The scoring breakdown: Milton Robinson (14), Zach Lezanic (14), Shane Scott (7), Scott Martin (5), Evan Medley (4), Brooks Rush (4), and Wesley Brace (3).
Conestoga returns to action on Thursday as they travel to Springfield for a 7:30 pm tip-off.