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Up to the challenge - Zorrilla, Goris help Lawrence surge past Central

by Jeff Hamrick, Eagle Tribune

After struggling offensively for the better part of three quarters, the visiting Lancers were staring at a six-point deficit entering the fourth Tuesday night.

That’s when Lawrence coach Moose Moore got to the heart of the matter with his squad.

“Honestly, I just challenged my guys,” Moore said after watching his team shoot 28.6% from the floor while scoring 31 points the first 24 minutes. “I challenged their grit. I challenged their toughness. I challenged my seniors to step up, and they responded. And for the most part this season, they have.”

With Gabriel Zorrilla igniting the offense, the Lancers rallied by scoring 16 of the quarter’s first 18 points before Brandon Goris secured matters from the line for a 56-47 victory over Central Catholic. It was Lawrence’s third win of the season over the Raiders, who finish the regular season 9-5 in MVC play and 14-6 overall.


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