Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
Late rally stops Crusader boys
A late surge from Greater Johnstown overwrote Lancaster Catholic's fourth-quarter lead and lifted the Trojans to a 49-43 win in the PIAA Class AAA first round Friday night at Central Cambria.
Erik Goldbach scored 11 points for the Crusaders (18-9), including six in the fourth quarter. The Trojans (16-7) stormed back, taking the lead on a Jeremy Updyke 3-pointer with less than a minute to play.
Updyke scored six of his 12 points in the fourth quarter, and Phillip Madison scored 10 of his game-high 23 points in the final frame.
Coming out of the break facing a 22-15 deficit, the Crusaders seized control of the game in the third, taking a 30-29 lead and limiting Greater Johnstown to eight third-quarter points. Randy Speller matched Goldbach's team-high 11 points, but cold Crusader shooting gave the Trojans the chance to grab the lead in the fourth.
Greater Johnstown advances to the second round with a game against Chartiers Valley (23-4) scheduled for Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.