|ACCHS's Chad Kratzer, Dat Lambert and|
Jordan McChristian scouted their oppoents
Right from the National Anthem, I knew we were in for a teat. The announcer basically gave a "Make America Great Again" speech right before it was played, and invited everyone to sing along. I thought he'd finish with "God Bless Donald Trump."
Fans were also warned about cursing and were told the building would be locked after halftime.
Nazareth is ranked higher that Dieruff and apparently thought they were going to have an easy night. And that's the way things looked at first. But Dieruff, a very scrappy team, hung in there, and started cooking in the second quarter. That's when Chico White and CJ Richardson began to take control under the boards. Will Melson and Justin Rockmore could streak down the court faster than most teams. But their deadliest weapon is #1, Honor Huff. He's the shortest player I've seen in the Lehigh Valley, but can kill you from beyond the arc.
Will Melson fouled out during the game, drawing protests from the Dieruff coaches. Four Nazareth players fouled out, too, which had Nazareth coach Joe Arndt apoplectic. I thought they'd have to wheel him out of there.
Since Central Catholic will be playing both of these teams, a number of players played scout.