Boys basketball

Monday, February 26, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
High Point at Lancaster Christian (Boys basketball)
 1st Qtr2nd Qtr3rd Qtr4th QtrFinal
High Point1418141258
Lancaster Christian8391838
Highlights: Fifth-seeded High Point extended its season by completing its sweep of eighth-seeded Lancaster County Christian Monday, beating the Lions 58-38 in a District 3 Class 1A elimination game at Penn Manor High School.

The Eagles (18-7) will play for a PIAA Tournament berth Wednesday against seventh-seeded Conestoga Christian, tentatively set for West York at 6.

The Eagles initially thought thought Monday's victory would send them to the state playoffs for the second straight year before an error was discovered by District 3.

The district's website indicated throughout the tournament that the top six finishers qualified for states before administrators realized that only the top five go this year.

That means the Eagles were facing an elimination game Monday and they came through after a sluggish start, breaking from a 9-8 lead with an 18-0 run to take control midway through the second quarter.

“Once we figured out what we needed to do and how we needed to play we were able to pull away,” said High Point coach Ed Evans. “We really played together as a team today. The times we've struggled this year is when we play too much as individuals.”

Sam Ehst had a game-high 17 points for the Eagles. Zach Kauffman had 15 points and five rebounds and Chad Evans had 10 points, seven assists and six rebounds.

The win was the fourth this season over Lancaster County Christian.

The Eagles have beaten their next opponent, Conestoga Christian, in both meetings this season.

Conestoga staved off elimination with a 54-40 win over No. 3 West Shore Christian.

High Point Stats
Evans, Chad 4025000010
Kauffman, Zach 6033000015
Ehst, Sam 6022300017
Caldwell, Isaac 100000002
Stoltzfus, Korey 300000006
Windsor, Trey 000000000
Meshey, Michael 000000000
Alberici, Albe 000000000
Hoffman, Brad 302300008
Totals 230913300058
Lancaster Christian Stats
Peifer, Justin 300000006
Heller, Presten 000000000
Sparks, Joe 100010003
MacCartney, Josh 000000000
Shea, Xavier 5002100011
Hall, Charles 102210005
Cameron, Mason 000000000
Lapham, Tate 203310008
Mellinger, Brandon 100010003
Richardson, Shea 002200002
Hain, Isaac 000000000
Totals 13079500038