Alex Brasky | @BataviasBest
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | BataviasBest.org
Last night at Pembroke HS, the 1-0 Dragons went up against the 1-0 Alexander Trojans in a battle for early first place rights within the GR League. Despite leading the whole game, Alexander failed to finish vs Pembroke, and allowed the Dragons to take their first lead of the game early in the fourth quarter – and ride it all the way to a 45-41 victory.
“When push comes to shove, it’s nice to have a big group of seniors,” commented Pembroke HC Matt Shay following the game. “Alexander is a tough team, but our seniors dug in, and held them to 6 (points in the fourth).”
Propelling Pembroke in this one was senior Lucas Kohorst, who was the lone Dragon in double-figures with 13 points. For Alexander in the loss, junior Chris McClinic, and senior Erik Scharlau each chipped in 13 points of their own.
Another big story on the Dragons’ side was the return of senior forward Zach von Kramer – who had missed Pembroke’s first game of the year due to ailments caused by a broken foot.
“(He played) limited minutes, (as) he’s still getting back to form,” added Shay about von Kramer. “To have a four-year starter back is huge. He had a big bucket and two free throws toward the end – both of which were huge.”
Next up for Pembroke (2-0) will be Attica on December 8th. Alexander (1-1) takes on Holley on the same night.
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