Archbishop Carroll focuses on attack, tops Abington

Abington’s Robert Heath puts up a shot past Archbishop Carroll’s Justin Anderson during their game on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. (Bob Raines/Digital First Media)

By Andrew Robinson

Jefferson University’s gym has not been kind to the Abington boys basketball team this month.For the second time in less than a week, the Galloping Ghosts struggled to make their shots at Jefferson, this time from the perimeter. That, coupled with an Archbishop Carroll team focused on attacking the rim in the second half added up to a frustrating outcome for Abington.

Carroll’s guard play set the tone in leading the Patriots to a 70-56 win over Abington as part of the Pete and Jameer Nelson Classic on Friday.

“That’s something I think early in the game we didn’t do well, we settled for jumpers early,” Carroll coach Paul Romanczuk said. “We were kind of out of sorts early, then we were able to get some buckets in transition, get some easy hoops. At halftime, I said we have to stop settling, we need to attack them inside and make them defend us inside.”

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