There have been plenty of weather warnings recently but one needs to be issued in boys’ high school basketball.
Warning: Pioneer is playing with a defense that can freeze opponents – holding Skyline to 34 points on Friday – and radar shows this team’s offense is flying to extreme heights – as the 74 points they scored on Monday proves.
Pioneer, fresh off Friday’s convincing 62-34 win at Skyline, ran up a 22-6 lead over host Monroe on Monday and never looked back. The Pioneers led 35-18 at halftime and busted it open with a 24-8 third quarter on their way to a 74-36 win over the Trojans.
Senior Drew Lowder made 8 of 14 shots including three triples to lead the Pioneers with 19 points. He also had five rebounds and five assists and just one turnover.
Aidan Wright also had a huge game for the Pioneers. The senior made 7 of 12 shots from the floor and finished with 18 points.
Kasean Pryor had a team-high 13 rebounds, made 5 of 10 shots and finished with 14 points.
Koebe Moore made 7 of 8 free throws and finished with nine points, and Mac VanRenterghem had six points, four assists and two steals.
The Pioneers have two more good SEC tests this week with Saline at home on Wednesday and at Huron on Friday.