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Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
February 21, 2021

Members of Perkiomen School's girls basket ball team celeb-

rate their Tri-County School Independent League Title win on

Feb. 13.

            Perkiomen School's girls basketball team captured the Tri-County Independent School League title last week. The team built an early first-half lead, but needed to hang on for a 22-18 victory over Barrack Hebrew Academy on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

            Tera Heintz – a sophomore from Green Lane – scored a team-high six points for the Panthers, who never trailed. Naomi Knight contributed five points.  Chardae Stone and Abbey Glavin each contributed four points.

            Stone and Maddie Springman each hit a pair of foul shots in the final minutes to preserve the victory at AIM Academy and secure their first league title under head coach Nikki Miscevious.

            Despite building a 14-2 halftime lead, top-seeded Perkiomen School held off late rally by the Cougars, who pulled within a point with a minute remaining. Miscevious said the nerve wracking nature of the second half made it difficult to watch Stone and Springman covert two foul shots with 45 and 20 seconds left, respectively.

          "I had all my fingers crossed, the coach said. "I watched, but I didn't want to look."

            The Panthers offense managed just six points in the final 16 minutes. They attempted to string together long possessions in order to milk the clock, according to Miscevious. "The shots we were getting were not falling," she said.

            Consective baskets by Barrack during the second half swung the momentum and forced Perkiomen School's young players to panic, according to the coach.

            "During timeouts I had to keep reminding the girls they were in control becase we had the lead," Miscevious said.

            The coach suspected a ...

Written by By Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer
February 21, 2019

            Perkiomen School's bid to return to the Final Four of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association state tournament ended on the game's final shot.

            A driving layup by Jalen Gaffney as time expired lifted Westtown School to a

Keeshawn Kellman takes a shot during Perk-

iomen School's state tounrment victory over

Springside Chestnut Hill.

68-67 victory in a second round game on Saturday, Feb. 16. The Panthers' Twitter account described the game as an instant classic.

            Gaffney, a recruit of the University of Connecticut's mens basketball team, converted the decisive basket as time expired. Driving down the lane, he made contact with Connor O'Brien and tossed up a shot which hit the back of the rim, bounced up and through the rim. 

            A turnover by Perkiomen School at the same end of the floor set up the dramatic finish. According to head coach Thomas Baudinet, the team didn't do a good enough job preventing Gaffney was gaining possession on the inbound play.

            "We had several chances to close out the game in the final quarter," Baudinet said. "But we couldn't do it."

            Chris Arcidiacono scored a team-high 20 points for the Panthers (16-13), who led by six points with five minutes remaining, then built a three-point advantage with one minute left in the fourth quarter. Keeshawn Kellman delivered 14 points, while Niels Lane (13) and Philip Byriel (11) also reached double figures in points.

"Both teams competed at a very high level," the coach said.

            The Panthers, seeded No. 7, opened the state tournament with a 76-53 victory over Springside Chestnut Hill one day earlier. Lane scored a game-high 21 points.

            Baudinet described the junior guard from Freehold as a talented athlete who ...

February 14, 2019


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