Boys squash had a dominant 9-0 win over Malvern on Friday. Every individual match except one resulted in a shutout for PC. Representing the Quakers were Max Lubowitz, Ryan Yeatman, Hyun Su Price, Tom Bradbeer, Rohan Bhambhani, Ramsay Killinger, Jack Kennedy, Henry Ross and Jack Stanley.
Girls basketball beat Episcopal Academy 48-38 on Friday in Dooney Field House. Juniors Carmen Williams, Kait Carter and India Barnes put up baskets in the first half, with Carter and Barnes contributing three-pointers. At the half, the Quakers led 20-19. Williams and Carter opened the third quarter with back-to-back baskets, but EA kept the pressure on and held a close game until the Quakers finally pulled ahead in the fourth. Williams was dominant with 21 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and six steals. Carter had nine points, five rebounds and five assists. Senior Emma Maley scored eight points. Barnes picked up five rebounds, and Kait Hnatkowsky had two points, four rebounds. Eighth grader Kelsey Bess put five points on the board. The depth of the PC girls team is evident in their record of 17-3 overall, 4-1 in the Inter-Ac. The girls play at Agnes Irwin today.
Boys basketball fell to Springside Chestnut Hill by a score of 58-47 on Friday. The Quakers played a strong first half, which they ended trailing 22-19. But SCH pulled ahead in the second, leaving the Quakers unable to catch up. On Saturday, the boys came back with a commanding 65-34 win over Central High in Dooney Field House. After a quiet first quarter, the Quakers exploded in the second and scored 27 points, putting them ahead 34-21. They kept up a high-energy game as they gradually widened their lead, scoring 10 points in the third quarter and 21 in the fourth. The boys host Haverford today.
PC wrestling had another great weekend as the team went 2-2 in duals. The team continues to battle hard and show improvement, dedication and sacrifice. On Friday, the boys showed remarkable effort, pulling off an impressive win against Episcopal Academy. EA had the numbers, but PC came away with a 38-29 victory. In the contested matches, PC won seven and lost three. Jess Anderson, Max Lentz, TJ Henry, Sam Shemtov, Danny Bach, Tone Demarco and Wayne Derkotch all picked up big wins. Shemtov, Bach and Demarco had highlight performances in the dual meet, with key wins over competitive opponents.
On Saturday, the PC wrestlers came out of the Great Valley Duals with a 1-2 record against some tough competition. PC fought hard, but managed just one win – from senior Wayne Derkotch – in 10 contested matches against Cherry Hill West. Despite the lopsided loss, the Quakers wrestled well and worked hard for every point. Against Great Valley, the Quakers were more evenly matched. Despite winning six of the 10 contested matches, the Quakers came up short in a 45-23 loss due to forfeits. Anderson, Lentz, Woods-Kolsky, Henry, Bach and McGlinchey all picked up wins. They concluded the day with a strong victory over the Church Farm School, winning 48-36 and taking eight of the 10 matches. Anderson, Lentz, Woods-Kolsky, Henry, Bach, Demarco, Giuffrida and Derkotch all earned wins. Jack Glomb, Tyler Mangan and Buddy Lynch also showed significant growth. Mangan earned two wins in JV competition and showed great improvement.