By Todd Orodenker
The Archbishop Carroll Patriots don’t have Derrick Jones or Ernest Aflakpui anymore, but that really wasn’t all that noticeable Tuesday.
In their home opener, Carroll dominated a very good, and very young Abington team, 77-56, in nonleague play. The Patriots are now 2-0 in the young season, and they got there in style. They scored the first eight points of the game and led 17-2 midway through the first quarter.
By the end of the period, they had dropped 30 on Abington. By halftime, they were doubling the Ghosts (2-1) up. It wasn’t supposed to be this easy, but it certainly was.
“You’re not looking to jump on teams like that every game,” Carroll coach Paul Romanczuk said. “We prepared like it was going to be a tough basketball game. … We made some shots early and we made it look easier than it generally is, sometimes.”