Blazers roll past Carlisle Christian

The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers built an early double-digit lead and went on to defeat Carlisle Christian 60-35 Monday evening in a non-league boys basketball game.

The Blazers (3-1) gave up a 3-pointer to begin the game but rolled to leads of 15-6 at the end of the first quarter and 29-17 at halftime. They expanded the margin in each of the last two quarters.

“Our guys came out with a defensive mindset tonight, and we did a good job of finishing the defensive possession with a rebound by only allowing four offensive rebounds,” Blazers coach Austin Sanders said. “We really let our defense create our offense and were effective in transition.”

For the Blazers, Caleb Eckert poured in 21 points, most of those from close range. Nollin Egolf had 14 points, and Blaine Minnier added 12.

Eckert grabbed 17 rebounds and made four steals, Egolf handed out six assists and pulled down seven rebounds, and Minnier collected 10 rebounds and dished off three assists.

“Caleb had another great game, Nollin filled the stat sheet, and Blaine was able to get another double-double after dealing with some foul trouble,” Sanders said.

Also, Isaac Kauffeldt scored five points, Aaron Minnier added three, Kenneth Hott and Thomas Garvin had two each, and Ryan Winters contributed a foul shot.

The Blazers held a 44-25 advantage in rebounding, including 15-4 on the offensive boards.