Lancers win in rout

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January 12, 2013 - 12:00 AM

COLONY — A strong defensive effort, coupled with an obvious dominance from outside, gave the Crest High Lancers the edge they needed to give the Altoona-Midway Jets a downright beating.
“If we play with the effort, attitude and resolve that we played with tonight, I’ll take anything that comes our way,” Head Coach Travis Hermreck said of his team’s effort.
He seemed to be in high spirits, and rightfully so — the Lancers came out on top 74-28 on one of their strongest showings in the 2012-13 season.
The tone was set from the start.
Kyle Hammond came out with two back-to-back 3-pointers, and that proved to be just the beginning. He had nine 3-pointers in the contest.
“He could have had two or three more,” Hermreck said. “There were a couple that spun around the rim and fell out.”
The Lancers came out with a 10-0 run to start, forcing the Jets to take a timeout with 4:34 remaining in the first quarter.
The Jets’ Lane Huffman stopped the onslaught by hitting a 3-pointer. Crest’s Brock Ellis hit a couple more from inside. The quarter ended with Crest on top 14-6
That was the last Altoona-Midway would see of a single-digit deficit.
The Lancers  hit six 3-pointers, four of which came from Hammond, in the second period — contributing to a 10-0 Lancer run midway through the quarter. The halftime buzzer ended with a Lancer lead of 41-14.
“I was pleased more with our defense than anything, you can’t complain about the offense, but we played outstanding,” Hermreck said.
Hermreck pointed out that his team showed poise and class in the contest, conducting themselves “exactly how they should have conducted themselves.”
“We obviously shot the ball well, we have a very unselfish team,” he said. “We sometimes turn down good shots just to get good shots to the other guys on the team.”
Hammond dominated from outside with a whopping 38 points. Brock Ellis followed with 12 points. Jordan Morton had 10 points. Huffman led the Jets in scoring with 12 points, followed by Cody Boles with four.
The win brings Crest’s record to 6-1 for the season. They are a perfect 3-0 in Three Rivers League. Crest will travel to Pleasanton Tuesday where they face the host team for their midseason tournament.
Altoona-Midway (6-8-11-3—28)
Crest (14-27-22-11—74)
Altoona-Midway (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Boles 2-2-3-6, Browne 0-4-1-4, Huffman 0/4-0-2-12, Engleman 1/1-0-0-5, Phillips 0-2-3-1. TOTALS (3/5-7-9-28).
Crest (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Frazell 0/1-0-0-3, Boone 3-0-5-6, Godderz 0/1-0-1-3, Stephens 0-0-1-0, Morton 1/2-2-1-10, Hammond 4/9-3-1-38, Young 0-0-1-0, Ellis 6-0-2-12, Ramsey 1-0-0-2, Brallier 0-0-2-0. TOTALS (15/13-5-14-74).

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