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Late Heroics Earns Boys Hoops Overtime Win

Down by 11 points with 4:35 remaining. Down by nine with 3:10 remaining. Down by six with 18 seconds remaining.

Then? Three-point bucket by senior Mason Williams (pictured above). Steal by soph Ryan "Pooch" Holmes. Another three-pointer by Williams.

Those heroics sent Tuesday's boys basketball game at Shipley into overtime. Soon, Penn Charter was heading home with a stirring 78-74 victory.

Williams scored 31 points and packed 16 (with five threes) into the fourth quarter. He also successfully shut down Shipley star Sam Sessoms, who had to settle for four points (no field goals) over the last 12 minutes.

Five guys combined for all of PC's points. Holmes notched 19, seniors Will Samuel and Dylan Topaz halved 20 and junior Ryan "Zingy" Maloney had eight. The latter added nine rebounds.

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Girls squash also won a tight one.

Despite having to go without upper-rotation players in junior Hatti Specter (ill) and freshman Amanda Cowhey (still out with a concussion), the Quakers nipped visiting Germantown Friends, 5-4.

As noted by coach Damon Leedale-Brown, junior Elisabeth Ross, in the No. 1 slot, secured the win with a victory over another nationally ranked competitor.

Coach Leedale-Brown also doled out major credit to senior Charlotte Murray, who toughed out a five-game win against an experienced opponent. The other winners were juniors Mia Bezar and Alexa Lenfest and senior Gwen Davis.

Boys squash was blanked at Episcopal, 9-0.

Soph Jack Kennedy, recently moved up from the JV, extended his match to five games. Seniors Marco Rodriguez and Marker Angelakis fell in four.

Posted by E. Morrone in silary, winter sports on Wednesday December, 13, 2017 at 10:42AM

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Penn Charter has provided student athletes with resources to match their talents. On 44 acres, Penn Charter offers its players and fans:

  • 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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The spirit of Penn Charter athletics is built on a storied tradition of excellence and the belief that the interplay of academics, arts and athletics leads to strong, creative, resilient and flexible people.

Skilled teachers and coaches help our students understand – whether on the playing field or in the classroom – how to collaborate and compete, how to win with grace, and how to handle challenges and setbacks.

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We appreciate the student athletes who are now powering PC to great feats, and look forward to welcoming those who will do so in the future. Also, of course, we eternally appreciate the efforts of all OPCs!

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A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

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