Slow start costly for Harrisburg in Kell semi-finals

Friday, January 13, 2017

Harrisburg (8-8) got off to a slow start getting outscored 21-5 in the opening quarter and could never recover as the Hornets fell 65-57 to Pangburn this past Saturday in one semi-final game of the Kell Classic in Swifton.

Harrisburg's Tommy Maloney looks to drive past the Pangburn defender during boys action at the Kell Classic this past Saturday in Swifton. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

Pangburn scored the first seven points of the game before Gatlin Greeno got inside for a Harrisburg basket to make 7-2 Tigers. Pangburn scored the next eight points as Dylan Mathis hit one of two free throws for the Hornets making it 15-3 Tigers with 2:42 left. The Tigers ended the quarter on a 6-2 run with Gavin Casebier hitting two free throws for Harrisburg to make the score 21-5 Pangburn after one.

The Tigers scored first in the second quarter before Harrisburg got a stick back from Tommy Maloney, a three-pointer from Zach Biggers and an inside basket from Maloney making the score 23-12 Pangburn. The Tigers scored the next six points to go up 29-12 as the Hornets got a jumper and three-pointer from Maloney to make it 29-17 Pangburn. The Tigers added two free throws to take a 31-17 lead into the half.

Full game article in January 12 edition of PCDT!

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