Blazers hold on to beat Highland View

The Cumberland Valley Christian Blazers emerged from a tight game against Highland View Academy with a 50-47 victory Thursday evening in a non-league boys basketball game.

Neither team could garner more than a five-point lead at any time during the game. The score was tied at 23 at the half, and the Blazers ended the third quarter with a 36-34 advantage. They did go up by five in the final minute and held on for the win.

Nollin Egolf led the Blazers (6-6) with 21 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and six steals. Thomas Garvin added 18 points and three steals. Aaron Minnier scored six points and picked off five steals, and Reece Hunsberger had four points and five rebounds. Josh Rudy added one point.

“I was pleased with our defensive effort and the pressure we applied on their ballhandlers,” Blazers coach Austin Sanders said. “We wanted to create extra possessions for ourselves, and we succeeded in doing that. There are a few kinks we need to work out offensively, but I was really happy with our defense.”