Winning Wednesday: BBall. Indoor Track
Here's a thought for those who departed at halftime Wednesday when PC's girls basketball team trailed visiting Notre Dame by 25-19: You should have stayed!
Not only did coach Joe Maguire's squad turn the tables, it did so emphatically, claiming a 45-33 win.
"Total team effort," Maguire noted. "It started with playing really good defense – limiting them to one shot – and not turning the ball over."
Senior Mireyah "Rey" Davis continued her string of quality performances, totaling 20 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Classmate Lexi Hnatkowsky mixed eight points with four apiece of rebounds/assists while freshman Kait Carter had 10 points, five boards and three apiece of assists/steals.
Even though they were playing for the second consecutive day, the Quakers displayed enough energy to win the fourth quarter, 12-2.
More photos of girls Upper School varsity basketball, Middle School varsity vs. Friends' Central, MS JV vs. FC; plus boys Middle School squash vs. SCH Academy.
In indoor track, which is now an official varsity sport, PC's boys opened their season by competing in the Hill School Invitational at Ursinus College.
The top performer was senior Akeem Blake, who won the long jump with an effort of 20 feet, 9 inches and placed second in the high jump at 6-2.
Soph Edward Saydee, coming off a very productive football season, placed second in the 55 meters (6.72) and third in the 200 (23.96). Junior Kieran Smith was fifth in that latter event with a time of 24.26.
Finishing fourth were senior Conrad Williams in the 55 high hurdles (8.50) and soph Patrick Gabor in the high jump (5-8). Junior Nasir Young (8.67) was right behind Williams in the 55 HH.
Sixth-place guys: senior Harper Pollio-Barbee in the mile (4:50) and junior Matt Barkann in the 400 (55.68).
"There were a bunch of great early-season performances from the squad," coach Bryan Skelly reported. "It was a great first meet."
The girls also trekked to Ursinus. The top effort was a 10th place finish (4:41.80) in the 4x400 relay. The runners were freshman Anne Flemming and seniors Serena Lanfranco, Felicia Robinson and Marilyn Pease.
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