End of 2016 Wrestling and BBall Recap
Happy Old Year!!
Thanks to the basketball teams and the wrestling squad, 2016 was left behind in style.
On Thursday and Friday, the grapplers traveled to Hatboro-Horsham to compete in the Ralph Wetzel Holiday Classic.
It included 31 teams with some from outside the Philadelphia area. Senior Billy Costello, in the 285-pound category, had a terrific experience. Not only did he win, he did so in dominant fashion. He twice won by pins and needed only 57 total seconds. In the final he racked up a major decision at 16-5. Senior David Giorno (145) claimed third place, soph T.J. Henry (126) and junior Alex Koenig (152) took fifths and soph Wayne Derkotch placed eighth.
Friday, the boys hoopsters hosted Friends' Central and stormed to a 58-28 win.
The Quakers owned the court from the opening tap. They held the Phoenix scoreless through the first quarter and surged ahead to notch 25 of the first 27 points. Junior Mason Williams scored 18 points overall and the stretch run offered playing time for deep subs such as seniors James Gabor and Alex Cohen and soph Ryan "Zingy" Maloney. See more photos.
On the road, the girls topped Harriton, 66-54, and put things away with a 17-10 fourth quarter. Thanks mostly to free throws, senior Lexi Hnatkowsky scored seven of her 17 points in that session and classmate Mireyah "Rey" Davis added four of her 15. Davis (14) and frosh Kait Carter (nine) led in rebounds while Hnatkowsky and soph Emma Maley had matching performances in terms of assists and steals (three apiece).
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