Inside the Dooney Field House, the night was just as much fun as the day.
After honoring its six seniors, and with great support from students clad in wacky "Silent Night" costumes, Penn Charter's basketball varsity rolled to a 68-53 win over SCH Academy.
The five starters, all seniors, were Adam Holland, Dylan Burnett, Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky, Justus Sanders and Alex Cohen. The other senior, James Gabor, was the first sub.
Cohen's first stint included a pair of three-pointers. In the second quarter, Burnett attempted a three-pointer for the first time in his varsity career . . . and made it!
Overall, frosh Ryan "Pooch" Holmes (13) and Holland (10) led the Quakers in scoring and Burnett swept eight rebounds.
In the lunchtime Matt Ryan Pep Rally, which filled Dooney with incredible emotion and support for the Atlanta Falcons quarterback, a 2003 PC grad, Dylan suited up as the Quaker.
The girls traveled to Episcopal for a late afternoon game and lost, 55-49. Frosh Kait Carter (15) and Mireyah "Rey" Davis (12) led in scoring.
Shortly after the boys game began, the members of the girls team, having just arrived back on campus, hustled into the gym, donned various outfits and offered vintage support.
Photos of wrestling practice and boys basketball pix.
Earlier this week ... with two rotation members unavailable, there was a hint of apprehension in the air Wednesday before Penn Charter's girls basketball squad hosted Baldwin in an Inter-Ac League contest.
No need. Not only did the Quakers win, they did so in comfortable fashion, 52-39.
Even more impressive was the score after three quarters: 50-28.
Freshmen Lizzie McLaughlin (11) and Carmen Williams (10) scored in double figures while classmate Kait Carter had a many-contributions outing with nine points, seven rebounds and five apiece of assists/steals.
Soph Emma Maley added three assists and as many steals and senior Lexi Hnatkowsky went her one better (four, three).
More photos of the game.
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