Strong Second Half Leads P-E-M Past Lewiston-Altura
The Plainview-Elgin-Millville Bulldogs used a strong second half in which they held the Lewiston-Altura Cardinals to just 16 second-half points to secure a 63-39 win in Three Rivers Conference play Friday night.
The Bulldogs led 27-23 at the half and then started the second half on a 20-6 run to blossom the lead to 20 points with around 8 minutes remaining in the game. It was a strong start to the second half led by Peyton Schumacher and Blaker Herber.
Schumacher used his athleticism to get into the lane and knock down some tough lay-ups at the rim, while also connecting on two shots from beyond-the-arc to lead the Bulldogs with 19 points.
The Cardinals worked hard defensively, but the offense just couldn't find their rhythm in the second half.
The first half was great back-and-forth basketball as the Cardinals and Bulldogs were tied six times in the half, including at 23 with just under three minutes to go in the half after Thomas Menk hit a 3.
The Bulldogs scored the final four points of the half to take the 27-23 lead into the break.
The Cardinals were led by Menk's 17 points, while Sam Bronk added in six. The Cardinals played really well in the first half with a lot of effort, they just couldn't get shots to fall in the second half.
Lewiston-Altura fell to 3-2 with the loss, while PEM moved to 3-1 with the win.
First State Bank of Fountain Player fo the Game (PEM) - Peyton Schumacher
First State Bank of Fountain Player fo the Game (L-A) - Thomas Menk
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