Pioneers stem the Crimson Tide ... barely

Few expected L-S's Wednesday night bout with Columbia to be much of a contest; after all, Columbia is a section four team that entered with a sub-.500 record. But they came ready to play. After a slow start, L-S eventually recovered to end the game with another win, 61-55. 
The L-S coaching staff had to make some adjustments in the first quarter to get the team on track
Photo by Benjamin Pontz, LSNews.org Editor-In-Chief
Not only was it a slow start for the Pioneers, but it was an ugly one. The Pioneers fell behind 14-7 right out of the gate in the first quarter before Coach John Achille called a timeout to try to wake his players up. The Pioneers slowly pushed back for the rest of the half, trailing by three at the half.

QUARTER
LAMPETER-STRASBURG
COLUMBIA
1
11
16
2
24
27
3
46
41
4
61
55

In the third quarter, L-S finally went on a run to give themselves a lead. They outscored Columbia 22-14 during the quarter and proceeded to hold off slight pushbacks in the fourth quarter, ultimately leading for the duration.

All five starters for the Pioneers had impressive outings, as seen in the player score chart, but Ben Sandberg led with 14 points. That included a fast break slam dunk and two three pointers.


PLAYER
POINTS
Matt Achille
9
Connor Brown
10
Isaac Beers
11
Luke Beers
9
Ben Sandberg
14
Jake Groff
4
Jack Banner
3
Jordan Boynton
1

Another win brings the Pioneers to 13-1 on the season. They will try to play a more complete game against Pequea Valley on Friday.

View Lauren Mast's gallery of photos from the game via Google Photos

--Kevin Reed, LSNews.org Senior Sports Reporter

Edited: BP

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