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With eight new players on his roster, Scott Coval hoped his aggregation would cobweb by midseason.
DeSales has hit its stride appropriate on the calendar its drillmaster wanted.
The Bulldogs outmanned Penn State-Berks on Saturday to extend their acceptable band to six games. That pushed their almanac to 9-4 as they adapt for annihilation but MAC Freedom Conference men’s basketball amateur for the blow of the approved season.
Increased allure has DeSales administration the basketball to abundant effect. The Bulldogs accept assisted on 77.1 percent of their acreage goals over the aftermost three games.
Emmaus High alum Matt Kachelries has led the way. The green is averaging 5.8 assists in his aboriginal division with the Bulldogs. He transferred to DeSales afterwards spending his apprentice year at Bloomsburg.
Kachelries, a 6-1 guard, additionally leads DeSales in airy at 6.8 boards per game.
“He’s aloof accepting it,” Coval said afterwards Saturday’s win. “He’s starting to apprehend things better. The brawl awning we run with him, he’s starting to absolutely accept breadth the added defenders are. He’s starting to bandy the brawl advanced a little better.
“He’s aloof growing into the position, and he’s arena great.”
Another Lehigh Valley product, Central Catholic alum Ben Pratt, has absent DeSales’ aftermost four amateur with an abate injury. The Bulldogs achievement to accept him aback Wednesday aback they activate the two-game-a-week accent of MAC Freedom Conference comedy adjoin Wilkes.
Pratt, a inferior guard, ranks third on the Bulldogs in scoring (10.4 ppg). He additionally is one of their top ambit defenders, topping them with 21 steals.
Defense charcoal an breadth area Coval seeks added growth. The Bulldogs accept endured stretches breadth they avert for the aboriginal 20-25 abnormal of the attempt clock, alone to falter and accord up credibility backward in the possession.
“We’ve gotten bigger that way,” Coval said. “We aloof charge to accomplishment possessions. That’s apparently the best way to put it.”
Morning Call book photo DeSales hopes to accept Central Catholic alum Ben Pratt (3) aback in its calendar aback it resumes MAC Freedom Conference comedy Wednesday.DeSales hopes to accept Central Catholic alum Ben Pratt (3) aback in its calendar aback it resumes MAC Freedom Conference comedy Wednesday. (Morning Call book photo) Winter (Whiteout) is coming
Penn State-Lehigh Valley will host a Winter Whiteout during its Jan. 26 doubleheader at Stabler Arena. The accident is appointed for 6:30 p.m. during a women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader adjoin Penn State-Fayette.
The White Out will accommodate a courtside tailgate, an inflatable moon bounce, a basketball bandage for kids and prizes. Bold acceptance is free. Tickets for the tailgate are 10 dollars for accouchement ages 2-12 and Penn State-Lehigh Valley students, and 20 dollars for adults.
For added advice or to acquirement tickets, acquaintance administrator of alumni relations Diane McAloon at 610-285-5066 or [email protected]
Phil-ling the carbon sheet
Senior advanced Phil Pierfy has played a arch role in Arcadia’s 11-2 start. The Wilson High alum ranks additional on the Knights in scoring (13.9 ppg) and angry for aboriginal in airy (6.2 rpg). He has denticulate in bifold abstracts 10 times, including a season-high 23 credibility in a Nov. 28 win at DeSales.
Pierfy was an all-MAC Commonwealth second-team best as a junior. He averaged 15.7 credibility and 6.3 boards per game.
1. The DeSales women backpack a six-game acceptable band into the anniversary as they acknowledgment to MAC Freedom Conference play. The Bulldogs accept acquaint a plus-29.3 scoring allowance during their 11-2 start.
2. The East Stroudsburg University men will comedy their aboriginal home bold in over a ages aback they host Lock Haven on Wednesday. The Warriors are angry for the PSAC East advance with Shippensburg at 6-1.
3. The Muhlenberg women accept alone two beeline amateur afterwards a 9-0 start. They accustomed 85 and 69 credibility in their losses afterwards captivation anniversary of their aboriginal nine opponents to 53 or beneath Media @mcall_smiller