Basketball

Cumberland Valley Christian falls to New Life Christian

The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers fell behind 9-0 and never recovered, dropping a 72-55 decision to New Life Christian Friday evening in a Mason Dixon Christian Conference boys basketball game.

“We just came out flat tonight, and that set the tone for the rest of the game,” Blazers coach Austin Sanders said. “Our defense was bad and something that we will be spending an extensive amount of time on during the break. New Life did a great job of executing their offense and making shots, but we are not going to win a lot of games if we continue to give up that many points. Defense is a problem, but it’s a fixable problem. These guys understand that and are eager to get better during practice.”

New Life led 22-13 at the end of the first quarter and 35-21 at the break. The Blazers (3-4, 1-2 MDCC) put together a 23-point third quarter, but they also allowed 23 and trailed 58-44 entering the final period.

Nollin Egolf scored 31 points for the Blazers. Thomas Garvin added 15, Aaron Minnier six and Reece Hunsberger three. Hunsberger and Garvin each pulled down six rebounds, and Minnier and Egolf each grabbed five. Egolf contributed five assists and four steals.