Playing its third game in three days, the Muhlenberg boys basketball team overcame a lethargic start and routed Susquehanna Township 83-65 in the Geigle Classic Saturday at Geigle Complex.
Edwin Suarez scored a career-high 34 points, all in the final three quarters, as the Muhls (12-5) won for only the second time in five games after losing the previous two nights.
Holding a 27-26 halftime lead, Muhlenberg forced Susquehanna Township (4-9) into eight of its 25 turnovers in the third quarter and outscored the Indians 36-17 to take a commanding 63-43 lead.
The Muhls fell behind 15-8 the first quarter, during which coach Matt Flowers sent a message when he benched his starters. They received it loud and clear because their effort in the final three quarters was much better.
“It was embarrassing to watch,” Flowers said about the first quarter. “We had no energy. We didn’t have the same enthusiasm as we did Friday night (in a 67-62 loss to Executive Education Academy).
“Our intensity changed in the second quarter. They started to play harder. They started to see the big picture. We’re fighting for the playoffs.”
Tashiro Alexis and Xzavion Robetson each had 13 points for Muhlenberg.
Alfonso Burnett scored 16 points to lead Susquehanna Township.
Source: Berkshire mont