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Pilgrim Boys now 2-0 after 47-26 win over Rochester (FULL GAME BROADCAST)

December 3, 2011

For a second game in a row, a stingy defensive effort by the Plymouth Pilgrims (2-0) resulted in a 47-26 win over Rochester.

“I liked the defensive effort we got in the second half.  We made some adjustments at halftime.  I felt we were not pressuring that in-bounds pass (first pass entry) enough.  I thought once we did that, things started happening for us.”, said Plymouth Head Coach Ryan Bales.

Plymouth’s defensive pressure forced 24 Rochester turnovers, of which 11 points were scored on by Plymouth.   Junior David Lee was one reason why the Zebras were frustrated as he collected 5 steals in the ballgame, 4 in the second half.

“David (Lee) is improving.  I like where he is heading mentally.  There still some things we need to work on, but when David goes after it….good things usually happen.  So yea, David played well tonight.  He’s very athletic so I can put him in situations to disrupt an offense.”, added Bales.

Sophomore Mack Mercer had a hard fought 18 points and 7 rebounds on the night in the 25 minutes of work to lead Plymouth’s scoring.

Next up, South Bend St. Joseph Indians on Tuesday, December 6th at the Rock.  This game will be the first game of the season for St. Joe due to their success in football this year.

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