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Girls basketball had a great showing at the PAISAA Tournament this weekend where they fell to Abington Friends in the championship round.

In the semifinals on Friday, the Quakers beat Notre Dame 70-61 with senior guards Carmen Williams (18 points) and Kait Carter (14 points) leading the way. After two hard-fought quarters of play, the Quakers entered the third with a narrow 35-32 lead before outscoring the Irish in the next two frames.

In the championship game on Saturday, the Quakers lost 65-59 in a well played game against AFS. Charter held Abington to a narrow lead until the Kangaroos began to pull away late in the third quarter, finally securing a double-digit lead in the fourth. The Quakers cut it to a five point game with 1:16 left on the clock. Williams (16), Carter (14), Aleah Snead (14) and Kelsey Bess (7) put in standout performances as the Quakers concluded their excellent 25-4 season.

The girls indoor track team wrapped up its season with several top-10 finishes at the DVGTCA Meet of Champions on Friday at Lehigh University. Senior Payton Parker placed fifth in the 200 Meter (26.33) and eighth in the 400 Meter (1:00.88). The 4X400 Meter team of Parker, Sara Shipon, Elena Coupas and Charlotte Hodgson came in fourth (4:03.83), and sophomore Olivia Montini finished ninth in the 3000 Meter with a time of 11:06.33.

The boys indoor track team competed in the TFCAofGP Meet of Champions on Saturday at Lehigh where two Quakers broke the top-3 in their events. Senior Pat Fehm won silver in the High Jump (6' 3") and silver in the Triple Jump (45' 10"), and senior Akeel Blake won bronze in the Long Jump (22' 07.5") and bronze in the Triple Jump (44' 11"). Junior Oliver Leedale-Brown finished fifth in the 800 Meter with a time of 1:59.6.

The boys and girls squash teams competed at Nationals this weekend in Hartford, Conn., earning a combined total that put them in the top 36 in the US. The girls finished 14th in Division 1 and the boys finished fourth in Division 3 after a great win against the number one seed.

The PC swimming and diving team traveled to Franklin and Marshall for the swimming portion of Easterns this weekend, while divers competed at Germantown Academy. The Quakers came away with some stellar individual performances, earning a second-place finish for the girls, 14th for the boys, and a combined fifth-place finish for Penn Charter.

The girls team won all three relays and smashed several records during two days of competition. Sally Foley took home the women's swimmer of the meet award, the first time a PC athlete has received the honor. Foley won the 100 Breaststroke in 1:00.81, setting a new pool record; won the 200 IM in 1:58.11, breaking team, meet and pool records; and swam in all three gold medal relay teams. Foley, Sam Boyes, Camille Weiss and Gabby Lopez-Ona won the 400 Freestyle Relay and set a pool record with their time of 3:25.40. Weiss, Lopez-Ona, Aisling Brady and Lane Murray won the 200 Freestyle Relay with a team record time of 1:35.73, and Boyes, Brady, Foley and Murray won the 200 Medley Relay in 1:44.36.

In individual competition, Lopez-Ona won the 100 Yard Butterfly with a time of 54.90, and Murray finished third in the same event. Weiss topped the team record she had previously set in the 200 Free, taking third place with a time of 1:49.8. She also placed fourth in the 500 Freestyle. Boyes finished second in the 50 Freestyle with a time of 23.98.

The boys team qualified several swimmers for finals, had lots of great races and broke a few personal records over the course of the weekend. Tyler Juskalian swam a lifetime best in the 100 Backstroke, placing 13th, and finished 12th in the 100 Butterfly. Lance Rainer went hard in the 100 Breast finals, placing 23rd with his second fastest time of the season. In the 400 Freestyle Relay, Juskalian, Cooper Berkoff, Juan Tovar and Zion Weeks finished 14th.

On Sunday, the girls indoor track and field team traveled to the Armory in New York City for the Pennsylvania Public School Invitational. PC's 4x800 team of Julia Dolce, Dani Shipon, Emma Zwall and Sarah Shipon won their event with a 9:18 finish, the second fastest time in the state this year, and Dani Shipon won the 800 Meter in a time of 2:22.61 while competing in a field of 59 runners.

Girls basketball hosted Baldwin in the second round of the PAISAA Tournament on Saturday and came away with a decisive 72-28 win. Carmen Williams (13), Kait Carter (11), Kelsey Bess (11), Aleah Snead (10) and Kate Hnatkowsky (9) paced the offense as nine different Quakers put points on the board. Charter also played a tight defense, with 26 steals to Baldwin's six. The game marked coach Joe Maguire's 100th career win and brought the Quakers' total to 24-3 this season. The girls play Notre Dame in the tournament semifinals this Friday at 8 pm at Friends Central.

Wrestling competed in the PAISAA Tournament this weekend, finishing sixth on Friday and seventh on Saturday in a field of 15 teams. Three Quakers qualified for nationals after finishing top six in their weight classes on Saturday: Tyler Mangan (third), Danny Bach (sixth) and Jack Glomb (sixth). Jess Anderson, Johnny Giuffrida and George Glomb each placed seventh in their weight classes, and Jack Bowen finished eighth.

Boys basketball lost to Westtown 79-53 in their final game of the season on Friday. A dominant third quarter brought Westtown to a 62-31 lead; the Quakers outscored them 22-17 in the fourth but couldn't close the gap. Senior Aaron Reisman led with 20 points, and senior Ryan Holmes netted 17 to finish with a career total 1,515 points, earning him the third-place spot on PC's all-time scoring list behind #2 Sammy Zeglinski OPC '07 and #1 Billy Harris OPC '71.

Boys basketball beat the Solebury School in a strong 82-67 finish in New Hope on Tuesday. The Quakers established a good tempo early on, pulling ahead to a 23-16 lead after the first quarter, then scoring more than 20 points in every quarter but the fourth. Senior Aaron Reisman (22 points) led for his second game in a row, hitting six three-pointers along the way. Senior Ryan Holmes added 21, freshman Trey Shinholster added 15, and freshman Mark Butler added 10.

Next, the boys travel to the Westtown School this Friday for the first round of the PAISAA Tournament. Game time 5:30 pm.

Wrestling went 0-2 this weekend but saw strong performances on the mat from the team's upperclassmen. During Friday's Senior Night, the Quakers won six of eight individual bouts against Norristown but lost the match on forfeited weight classes. All three seniors came away with victories: Matt McGlinchey won by fall in 4:21, Johnny Giuffrida won by major decision at 12-2, and Jess Anderson won by technical fall at 27-2. The remainder of the Quakers' points came from junior Danny Bach, who won by fall in 1:21; junior Jack Glomb, who won by 5-3 decision; and freshman George Glomb, who won by fall in 51 seconds. In a 46-30 loss to Lawrenceville on Saturday, Jack Glomb's 53-second win by fall was a match highlight for PC. The Quakers travel to Westtown this Friday for their next tournament.

Boys basketball lost in a heartbreaking 72-67 finish against Springside Chestnut Hill during Friday's Senior Night celebration in Dooney Field House. The Blue Devils put 27 points on the board during the fourth quarter, finally overtaking the Quakers in the last six minutes of play after trailing for most of the game. Senior Aaron Reisman hit six three-pointers in the first half and tied with an SCH player for a game-high 24 points. Freshman Mark Butler added 17 points and senior Ryan Holmes added 16 during the Quakers' final Inter-Ac game of the season. 

Girls indoor track and field traveled to Lehigh University for the seventh DVGTCA meet of the season on Friday. Junior Peyton Parker placed fifth in the 400 Meter Dash with a time of 59.03, and junior Milan Poland finished sixth in the 300 Meter Dash with a time of 45.42.

Girls basketball won 56-45 in a hard battle against Notre Dame on Tuesday in Dooney Field House. Carmen Williams (18 points) and Kelsey Bess (16) had standout performances, with support from Kait Carter (8), Aleah Snead (8), Hayley Hunt (4) and Kait Hnatkowsky (2). Leading 27-18 at the half, Charter worked hard to maintain its upper hand in the fourth quarter as Notre Dame narrowed the gap. The Irish came within eight points of the Quakers in the final minutes of play, but Carter hit a layup and a big three-pointer to slow their momentum. The Quakers finish their regular season next Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Dooney Field House against Episcopal. Game time 5:30 pm.

Boys basketball lost to Episcopal by a score of 68-45 on Tuesday. The Quakers held their own through the first half of the game, leading 32-30 at the start of the third quarter, but the Churchmen came alive and outscored them 38-13 in the second half. Ryan Holmes led the day with 16 points, while Aaron Reisman added 10 and Mark Butler added eight. Trey Shinholster (6), Jameson Ford (2), Isaiah Grimes (2) and Anthony Ciarrocchi (2) all chipped in for the Quakers. The boys play their final Inter-Ac game this Friday against Springside Chestnut Hill in Dooney Field House at 7 pm.

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