Council Rock North Blows out Pennsbury 83-56
Council Rock North’s length and size proved to be the too much for Pennsbury as the Indians cruised to an 83-56 win Friday night.
“We’re starting people that are 6’2 or below, and pretty much everyone on our team is 6’2 or below,” said Pennsbury head coach Bill Coleman.
The defending Suburban One League Champions out-rebounded the Falcons by a substantial 41-12 margin.
“Every single one of us had to box out,” said Coleman. “That was the gameplan. Everyone as a team, if we boxed out we could’ve had a shot.”
“If you take a look at how it ended up, (Arron) Goodman had 19, (Charlie) Anastasi had 18 and most of those were second chance points.”
Indian forward John Raymon led all rebounders with 11. Anastasi snatched down nine while Goodman pulled down seven.
Coach Coleman referenced two key runs that led to the ultimate downfall of the Falcons.
“They had two runs,” said Coleman. “The little run by Anastasi (to start the game) and to start the third quarter. We got frazzled a little bit.”
Anastasi got off to a sizzling start. He had 12 of his 18 points in the first quarter alone.
The Indians led 35-18 at halftime. They started the third quarter on a 12-0 run to extend the advantage to 47-18. The Falcons did not score until the 4:29 mark of the period.
Coach Coleman felt that his team settled for too many jump-shots on the offensive end.
“Once we started settling, it was like a turnover,” said Coleman. “We have to remain in attack mode. We can’t settle. When that happens you see the result.”
“We should of attacked the basket and tried to draw fouls on Raymond and Anastasi and get them out of the game. We could’ve had a better chance of winning,” said Pennsbury 6-foot-2 junior guard Kieran Bolger.
On the night, the Falcons settled for a 6-for-21 clip from downtown. The Falcons leading scorer on the night, Bolger, had 18. He was 4-for-12 from beyond the three-point line.
The only other double-digit scorer for Pennsbury was Zack Sibel. He scored 10 and connected on the other two three point makes for the Falcons.
Sophomore guard Shawn Pepper had six at the break, but did not score in the second half.
Other notable scorers included Ryan Charity with seven, Jerrel Burke with five and Dan Ransom with four.
Bolger stated that the team must improve defensively.
“We can’t beat teams giving up 83 points,” said Bolger.
Pennsbury falls to 3-6 on the season and 1-3 in league play.