Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Central Squeaks By Easton in OT, 59-54
Central lost the first, second and third quarters. It's been hampered by the loss of sophomore Shack DeZonie. Recuperating from a concussion, he's had to sit out the last two games and may have to sit out one or two more before he's cleared. Central could have used him last night.
In the end, what saved Central were Aiden Elwood's 3s (he had 5 of them) and Zay Jennings' free throws (14 for 16). In addition, both of these players were big on rebounds (Zay had five and Aiden had 6). Tim Susko also galvanized the team with a crucial steal, three rebounds and a crucial free throw.
Free throws by Dat Lambert and Zay Jennings in OT iced the game.
Dat had quite a few fans last night. His mom and sister are his biggest fans, but two of my friends came to watch him and Central play tonight. NorCo Fiscal Affairs Director Jim Hunter, who claims to be an Easton fan, has been spotted with a Central finger.
Central plays 9-4 Northampton on Saturday in what should be a barn burner. Easton plays Northampton on Thursday and hopefully, will soften them up.
According to the January 11 rating by LVBasketballRankings, the top 15 LV basketball schools are as follows: 1) Parkland; 2) Pocono Mtn West; 3) Emmaus; 4) Salisbury; 5) Whitehall; 6) Allentown Central Catholic; 7) Allen; 8) Bethlehem Catholic; 9) Liberty; 10) Northampton; 11) Freedom; 12) Southern Lehigh; 13) Nazareth; 14) Stroudsburg; and 15) Bangor. Nazareth has had the biggest drop, from #5 to #13.
Blogger's Note: I shot what I thought was a great video of Easton's terrific band. But my fat finger blocked the view. In the meantime, here's a shot that Dat's friend Danny took of him during the Dieruff game.