(FESTUS, Mo.) The St. Pius Lancers used a dominate second quarter to runaway with a 75-55 win over the Grandview Eagles in a JCAA Small School Conference battle.
The Eagles led by four at the end of the first quarter 13-9, but the Lancers made some personnel changes and used a full court press to force some turnovers and speed the game up against the Eagles outscoring them 28-14.+++
Head coach Eric Lawrence said they utilize their athleticism…+++
The Lancers forced Grandview into over 20 turnonvers in the game. St. Pius used a balanced scoring attack with 12 of their 13 players registering into the scoring column. They out rebounded Grandview 39-23 on the night. Junior Jalen Thornton and forward Luke Klahs led the scoring attack with 11 points each. Klahs did the majority of his work down low…+++
Lawrence was happy with the team’s all-around performance…+++
The Eagles were led by guard Bryan Martinez who scored a game high 22 points in the loss. Grandview head coach Chris Miller said he was happy with his team fighting to the end and credited the Lancers…+++
With the win, the Lancers improve to 7-5 on the year while the Eagles fall to 4-10. St. Pius is next in action against Bishop DuBourg next week while Grandview will battle Valley Park.+++
You can hear the full game below with coaches interviews starting at the 1:50:16 mark….+++