Elder Defeats Roger Bacon To Move To 10-0

01/04/2015

Posted on 1/4/2015 at 2:55pm

Junior guard Frankie Hofmeyer scored a team-high 21 points, including four three-point goals, as Elder built a 45-16 lead at halftime and cruised to a 76-52 victory over Roger Bacon Saturday night at The Pit.  The game was the first for Elder since returning home from a holiday trip to Florida, where coach Joe Schoenfeld’s team won the  Ft. Lauderdale Holiday Beach Classic championship.

As usual,  the Panthers (10-0) benefited from balanced scoring as five players scored eight or more points.  Junior center Nate Roell also scored in double figures with 10, while senior guard Brad Miller had nine – nailing three three-pointers.  Elder is off until Saturday, when the Panthers host Cooper from Northern Kentucky.  Tipoff is 4 p.m. at The Pit.  Elder opens GCL South play against Moeller on Friday, January 16.

Here is a look at other GCL South games Saturday:

La SALLE - Sophomore guard C.J. Fleming, named to the all-tournament team at the Kingdom of the Sun Invitational in Ocala, Fla. earlier in the week, scored 18 points, while sophomore guard Tre Crigler added 16 as La Salle returned home from Florida and posted a 62-32 victory over Hughes Saturday night at La Salle.  Crigler had three and Fleming two of the Lancers’ 10 three-point goals in the win.

La Salle, which led the Big Red, 38-11, at halftime, also got 10 points from senior forward Donte Buycks.  The Lancers (7-2) open GCL South play when they travel down North Bend Road Friday to St. Xavier (6-1), which is off to a fast start behind balanced scoring and stingy defense.  The Bombers won the Brebuef Jesuit Tournament in Indianapolis earlier this week.

MOELLER - Guards Trey McBride and Grant Pitman combined to score 45 points and grab 16 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for Moeller Saturday night at Springfield, as the Crusaders fell  to the Wildcats, 74-72, in double overtime after having held a 10-point lead at halftime, 30-20.  The loss was the second straight and third in the last four games for Moeller (5-4).  

It was a big night for McBride, a junior who hit 10 of 16 field goals and pulled down nine rebounds, and Pitman, a senior who was 7-for-9 from the field, including 4 of 5 from three-point range and perfect in four free-throw attempts.  Pitman also grabbed seven rebounds for Moeller – which made 23 of 44 field goals for 52.3 percent, including going 7-for-14 from three-point range.