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Tuesday Wrap-Up: Swimming, BBall, Squash

The pressure was on, and the Wet Sets came through. Big time. Like Penn Charter's teams in the other winter sports, boys and girls swimming, coached by Brian Hecker, rolled to impressive victories Tuesday in their first official contests.

The victim both times was visiting SCH Academy – by 90-44 in girls, by 63-24 in boys.

Junior Madison Freeland powered to freestyle wins over 100 yards (55.93) and 200 yards (2:02.89). Other individual winners were soph Annika Murray in 100 backstroke (1:03.87), soph Ayana Opong-Nyantekyi in 100 breaststroke (1:05.87), senior Hannah Griffith in 200 individual medley (2:30.99) and freshman Alicia Newman in 500 freestyle (5:58.91). Freshmen Sam Boyes and Sabrina Shaffer were part of two winning relays.

The boys captured five individual events and four of the winners were freshmen: Lance Rainer in 50 freestyle (23.43), Cooper Berkoff in 100 freestyle (53.47), Bret Brogan in 100 backstroke (1:08.45) and Zion Weeks in 200 IM (2:10.16). The one senior winner was Emmet Foley in 200 freestyle (1:58.62).

Berkoff, Weeks and Foley also notched two relay triumphs.

penn charter, basketball, Quaker, Philadelphia, Inter-AcOver at Abington Friends, boys basketball used a 19-4, third-quarter advantage to fuel a 49-37 triumph. Senior Adam Holland scored 11 of his 19 points in that session, going 4-for-4 from the floor (two treys) and 1-for-1 at the line. Junior Mason Williams added 15 points and senior Justus Sanders claimed six rebounds. At right, Owen Pighini grabs a rebound. More photos.

Girls basketball played AFS at home and dropped a 41-37 decision. Freshman Kait Carter (12) and seniors Mireyah "Rey" Davis (11) and Lexi Hnatkowsky (10) combined for all but four of PC's points.

Boys squash was blanked at home by Episcopal Academy, 9-0.
Junior Soren Heinz put up the best fight, extending his contest to five games. Junior Ben Swanson, soph Tom Bradbeer and frosh Nick Case lasted for four.

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Wednesday December, 7, 2016 at 08:56AM

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