Big Inter-Ac Wins for BKB and Swimming
Beating your archrival is always enjoyable. Avoiding a 14th consecutive loss to that same opponent is even better.
Penn Charter's boys basketball team hosted Germantown Academy on Tuesday and toughed out a 72-65 overtime win. The Quakers won the extra session, 10-3, after being outscored, 26-18, in the second half.
Senior Mason Williams led the way with 25 points and now needs just 10 to reach 1,000 for his career. Soph Ryan "Pooch" Holmes added 19. They combined to go 20-for-26 at the line. Junior Ryan "Zingy" Maloney (eight) and senior Ryan Dickson (seven), who mostly share the same spot, combined for 15 rebounds.
Girls basketball headed to Episcopal Academy and returned with a 50-36 loss. Soph Lizzie McLaughlin used long-distance sniping to score 16 points.
On Senior Day, the swimming squads hosted Episcopal. The girls triumphed, 101.5-81.5 while the boys were bested, 109-71.
The major highlights were provided by soph Sally Foley and senior Reece Whitley. In identical events, the 200 individual medley, they claimed school records. Foley's time was 2:07.97 and Whitley's was 1:49.14. The latter won his race by almost 14 seconds!
Foley also won the 100 breaststroke and was part of two winning relays — 200 medley and 200 free. Whitley also captured the 100 breaststroke (by 18 seconds!) and was part of winning 200 medley and 400 free relays.
Soph Sam Boyes joined Foley in the aforementioned relays. In the boys relays, sophs Cooper Berkoff and Bret Brogan swam with Whitley.
Boys squash was blanked, 9-0, by host Conestoga.
Senior Marco Rodriguez extended his match to five games. Freshman Ryan Yeatman and eighth grader Hyun Su Price fought through four.
Above, Jake Nicastro fires a jumper. More photos of basketball and swimming warmups.
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