Blazers fall to Heritage

The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers managed only six points in the final period and dropped a 54-43 decision to Heritage Academy Friday in a Mason Dixon Christian Conference boys basketball game.

Nollin Egolf led the Blazers with 23 points, including 19 of their 22 points in the first half, but Heritage led 27-22 at halftime.

“It was a tough loss for us tonight,” Blazers coach Austin Sanders said. “I thought we entered the game with great energy, and Nollin was keeping us afloat with his shot-making early. As the game progressed, Heritage did a great job of staying disciplined and making hustle plays in key points of the game. We just didn’t do a good job of competing at the end and didn’t execute well enough offensively.

“With all of that being said, those are problems that are fixable, and I’m looking forward to addressing those issues in practice. This loss isn’t the end of the world, but we do need to learn from it.”

The Blazers (3-2, 1-1 MDCC) took a brief 35-34 lead in the third quarter on Aaron Minnier’s 3-pointer, but they scored only eight points the rest of the way. Heritage (4-0, 1-0 MDCC) led 44-37 at the end of the third period.

Thomas Garvin added nine points for the Blazers. Minnier pulled down a team-high seven rebounds. Reece Hunsberger scored six points and grabbed six rebounds. Evan Statler added two points.