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Girls BKB Show Grit in Final Game

The 2016-17 season is finished for Penn Charter's girls basketball due to a 51-49 overtime loss Friday to host Shipley in the quarterfinal round of the PAISAA Tournament.

This setback was especially tough to accept because the Quakers displayed terrific grit despite losing one top player (senior Lexi Hnatkowsky, personal fouls) late in regulation and another (classmate Mireyah "Rey" Davis, same reason) with 2:29 remaining in the extra session.

Prior to OT, soph Emma Maley took a crucial charge and frosh Kait Carter (pictured above, jumping while defending against a pass) hit a major three-pointer. Therein, frosh Hayley Hunt dove onto the floor to recover a loose ball, Carter converted a follow and frosh Carmen Williams hit an important free throw.

Alas, two late shots were missed. Shipley then gained possession, called time with 14 seconds remaining and hit the winning basket at 0:06.

PC's desperation shot from far away had no chance.

Davis (24) and Carter (10) scored in double figures for coach Joe Maguire's squad, which finished the season with records of 7-5 in the Inter-Ac League and 14-13 overall. More photos.

Also Friday, the girls indoor track team traveled to Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, to compete in the coaches' Meet of Champions.

Frosh Sara Shipon placed 11th in the mile with a time of 5 minutes, 33.05 seconds.

Posted by S. Sexton in silary, winter sports on Saturday February, 18, 2017 at 02:17PM
Tags:  basketball, silary

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  • five grass playing fields, two synthetic turf fields, one all-weather, eight-lane track, seven tennis courts, 10 squash courts, four basketball courts, and one swimming pool.
  • PC has four buildings designated for athletics: Graham Athletics Center — with the new Blaine A. Steinberg OPC '11 Center for Fitness and Performance  Kline & Specter Squash Center, Ray Dooney Field House, and the Old Gym.

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