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Swim, Shoot, Pin, Run: Weekend Wrap-Up

Penn Charter's girls basketball varsity found itself at the opposite end of the final-score spectrum over the weekend.

In an Inter-Ac game Friday, the visiting Quakers received points from 10 players and rolled to a 49-21 win over Agnes Irwin. The scoring leaders were ninth graders Carmen Williams (14) and Kait Carter (eight) and, shown above, junior Grace Stansfield (seven).

Sunday, the girls headed down School House Lane for a showcase event at Philadelphia University. They were bested by Sanford (Del.), 70-43. Senior Lexi Hnatkowsky buried five three-pointers in an 18-point performance. Photos.

The boys hoops varsity also played a league game Friday and fell to host Germantown Academy, 71-47. Senior Adam Holland (14), junior Mason Williams (13) and frosh Ryan "Pooch" Holmes (12) were the lone Quakers to tally more than two points. Photos.

Like the basketball girls, the wrestlers also did battle twice.

Friday, they traveled to Episcopal Academy and a 54-24 loss resulted exactly from the fact that six bouts had to be forfeited. Otherwise, the score was 24-24.

"While we lost two bouts that we thought we would win, our guys did compete well," noted coach Pete Shaifer.

Saturday offered an invitational event at Springfield Montco. Four of PC's entrants – frosh Jess Anderson, senior Billy Costello, senior Gene Naumovsky, junior Jordan Steinhouse – racked up 4-1 records and the other two – soph Wayne Derkotch, junior Alex Smith – finished 3-1.

Friday, boys swimming fell to host Malvern Prep, 106-72. Junior Reece Whitley captured two firsts, thanks to a time of 1 minute, 52.49 seconds in the 200 individual medley and 53.03 in the 100 backstroke. Senior Evan McFadden claimed first in the 100 breaststroke at 59.70.

These relays also won: 200 medley, 1:40.44, McFadden, Whitley, freshman Lance Rainer and senior Andrew Morris; 400 freestyle, 3:33.71, freshman Zion Weeks, senior Emmet Foley, Morris and McFadden.

Saturday, the boys indoor track team was part of an area invitational at Haverford College. Competing in Division II (smaller enrollment), senior Chris Tucker owned the 55-meter hurdles (6.64) while senior Conrad Williams took second in the 55 hurdles (8.82) and classmate Joshua Patton placed fifth in the mile (4:59.07.)

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Monday January, 16, 2017 at 10:21AM
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