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Pioneers Open New Year at Home vs Boyce

Pioneers Open New Year at Home vs Boyce

The Harrodsburg Pioneers will hit the ground running this week as they look to defend their home court with three games. The first game on their home court this season will be against the Boyce Bulldogs out of Louisville, KY. 

            Boyce who comes into Harrodsburg 1-2, their lone win on the season is their opening game as they defeated the Central Christian Saints 85-71. Boyce fell in their next two games to Grace Christian by 7 points and Alice Llyod by 4 points. 

            Four Bulldogs are in double figures Bailey Benham averaging 25.0 PPG which is second in the country in the NCCAA, Tyler Nauert is averaging 21.7 PPG which is seventh in the country in the NCCAA, Kevin Kirby is averaging 10.7 PPG and 14.0 Reb/G, and Brody Madeira 11.0 ppg. 

            The Pioneers are also 1-2 on the season winning their first game of the season against the Bob Jones Bruins on the road 90-86. The Pioneers then lost to Alice Llyod and Rio Grande in being 2 games in three days on the road. 

Two Pioneers are in double figures with Chris Rawlins averaging 21.3 PPG which is tenth in the country in the NCCAA, Tyron Duncan who is 17.7 PPG which is thirteenth in the country in the NCCAA. However, team leader and star returner Antonie Darby has only played 8 minutes this season. 

This game should be a high scoring affair as the we will see four of the top fifteen scorers in the country.

Terrance McDaniels and Aamaj Platt will have their work cut out for them with trying to keep Kevin Kirby the NCCAA leading rebounders off the boards in Tuesday night's conference showdown. Head coach Austin Sparrow had this to say about the match-up "We've gone over our scouting report serval times and it's clear that Platt and McDainels will have a tough assignment to keep Kevin Kirby off the boards. We've told them it's their job to box him out and our guards' job to gather the rebounds. If we do this, we will limit him on the boards. Gang Rebound Mentality."