District 3, 2A semifinals March 4th:
The Lancaster Mennonite Blazers defeated Millersburg 71-59 in the District 3, 2A semifinals.
They will host and play Antietam on Tuesday March 9th for the district 3 2A boys crown. The winner will qualify for the PIAA tournament.
These teams met on Feb 6th with Millersburg beating the Blazers by a score of 76 – 65. In the first game, high scoring C Bingaman 5’11” sn. burned the nets for 41. Lancaster Mennonite was without high-scoring Cole Fisher.
Both teams scored early and at will. The Blazers got out to an 8-2 lead to start the game, keyed by ever-improving big man, David Weaver – 6’6” soph. Millersburg would right the ship, so to speak, with 5 different players scoring in the quarter. T Entzweiter netted 6 points for the visitors. LMHS would answer with 3 three-balls in the quarter (Fisher with 2 and Cam Hurst hit 1- big one at the buzzer) 23-16 after one.
LMHS started driving and dishing vs. the Millersburg 2-3 zone. Hurst doing most of the damage- he finished at the rack most times using both his left and right hand for quick scoring drives. Excellent pressure defense by David Shell-5’10” soph- led to a steal and layup to end the Blazers scoring in the second. 38-29 at the half.
Jaeden McFadden would have himself a nice third. McFadden scored a three ball, a follow, a drive and collected several offensive boards. The Blazers were dominant in the third period controlling both ends – 15-4 for the quarter. 54-35 at the end of 4.
To their credit, Millersburg played tough to the end. The ‘burg could never string together a big enough run to put a lot of pressure on the Blazers, but managed to cut the score as close as it got at the end.
LMHS will host Antietam on Tuesday March 9th for the district 3 2A boys crown. The winner will qualify for the PIAA tournament….Sat with LNP’s John Walk. He was discussing how to cover all the LL teams this week and next. Check out his article on the game in the LNP media outlets.…Congrats to Thursday winners in the ll- Cocalico, Lancaster Catholic in (OT), and Columbia…Season ending losses for LS, Man Central, LCDay…Cam Hurst was out player of the game tonight. He asked if he could keep the llhoops mask – good stuff.
Final 2021 L-L League Section 5 standings: