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Big Inter-Ac Wins for BKB and Swimming

penn charter basketball, inter-acBeating 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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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.

Our school cheer is: Go Charter!

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

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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