Boys Basketball - Mount Pleasant vs Monessen (WCCA Showcase)
Monessen Boys Get First Win of Season, Beat Mt. Pleasant 58-44 in WCCA Showcase
After a slow start, which saw Monessen and Mt. Pleasant score only 29 combined points in the first half, Monessen found their groove and beat Mt. Pleasant 58-44 in the Westmoreland County Coaches Association Boys Basketball Showcase at Hempfield's Spartan Fieldhouse on Saturday, December 18.
The game resembled a snowball rolling downhill. Small and slow to start, while gaining speed and size the further it went. At the end of one quarter there were only 9 total points on the board. Things improved in the second but it was still anyone's game at halftime with the Greyhounds in front 15-14.
Monessen started to put some distance on the Vikings in the third quarter, with a 7-point margin over the Viking heading into the final frame.
That's when Monessen's Lorenzo Gardner took charge, putting up 14 points in the fourth and leading the Greyhounds to the 14-point victory.
Gardner led all scoring with 29 for the game. Demetrio Sherbondy led the Vikings with 13 points.
The win was the first of the season for Monessen and improved their record to 1-3. Mount Pleasant drops to 1-4 on the season.
Watch this link for a full gallery of action photos available for purchase or sharing the day after the game.
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