Girls basketball won their bracket at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Arizona, this week. Junior Carmen Williams was named MVP after averaging 13.5 points in the Quakers' four undefeated games. In the semifinals, PC edged out Highland High School (AZ) by a final score of 53-49. Williams led the offense with 23 points, and junior Kait Carter scored 17. The Quakers went on to beat Pinnacle High School (AZ) by a score of 50-42 in an exciting final round. Carter led the offense in that game with 14 points and 11 rebounds; Williams contributed 13 points and five rebounds; and junior Hayley Hunt put up 11 points. The Quakers boast an early-season record of 12-2 overall, 1-0 in the Inter-Ac. They host Freire Charter on Dec. 28.
Wrestling had a good showing during its annual trip to Radnor High School. The team finished fifth overall. Senior TJ Henry and junior Johnny Giuffrida both won titles. Sophomore Isaiah Woods-Kolsky and junior Jess Anderson placed third. Tyler Mangan (fr.), Wayne Derkotch (sr.) and Danny Bach (so.) had two wins each. Sam Shemtov (sr.) and Jack Glomb (so.) had one each. In the JV tournament, freshman Matt Callahan won his weight class and dominated all three opponents. Callahan has made significant improvement so far this year.
Boys basketball had a tough loss to Shipley on Friday, falling by a final tally of 73-52. After a closely-contested first half, the Quakers began to trail in the third quarter. The team bounced back on Saturday, defeating Overbrook by a score of 69-62. Both schools played a physical game, and Charter maintained a roughly 10-point lead through most of the action. Up next, the Quakers travel to Marple Newtown High School for tournament play Dec. 28 and 29.