Last year’s PIAA runner-up Johnsonburg showed Friday night’s crowd in the Wolves Den that the 2014 version is a darn good team. The Rams ran out to a big lead early and rolled to a 69-30 win.
Playing in front of a large crowd that braved temperatures hovering around zero, Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey’s Rams got on the scoreboard first when Zane Hodgdon put back an offensive rebound 15 seconds into the contest. Johnsonburg’s Cole Peterson hit a turnaround jumper in the paint with just over five minutes left in the first as both teams struggled to get the ball in the hoop early. Peterson scored again moments later on a dish down low from Cameron Grumley before Jack Kocjancic got the hosts on the board with a short baseline jumper.