Pastor Rings Up 35 Points As Lions Shock The Hatters

Posted: February 13, 1989

It was senior night at the Lower Moreland gymnasium, and Lions senior Andy Pastor made it a night to remember as he led Lower Moreland to a stunning 67-55 Suburban One Freedom Division win over Hatboro-Horsham.

The 5-foot, 9-inch Pastor scored 35 points as the Lions won their first league game after 13 consecutive losses under first-year coach Jess Rampulla. Lower Moreland is now 2-19 overall.

"This was the most emotion we have shown all season," Rampulla said. "We had a decent crowd with it being senior night, and the kids played like they were possessed. Andy can really get it going, and when he plays like that - watch out."

The Lower Moreland offensive fire did not ignite until the second period. Hatboro-Horsham (3-11 league, 4-18 overall) led 12-8 after the first period and appeared to have the game under control.

The Hatters got off to their lead with the scoring of guard Vince Corbett. Corbett finished with a team-high 15 points, while guard Chuck Renz finished with 14 points.

A key to the Hatters' lead was a triangle-and-two defense, but Rampulla and the Lions solved the defense in the final three periods.

Pastor, who scored 17 points in the third period, along with juniors Karl Lowa and Jeff Schechtman began to take control of the game over the last 24 minutes. Lowa scored 21 points for the Lions, while Schechtman scored 10 points.

"We've had Andy score over 30 points before, and lose," said Rampulla. ''But Karl and Jeff really helped out with the offensive end. It was a great win for us; it seems as if we continue to get better and better. It was great to finally see us take control of a ball game."

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