Eight games into the season, Nicolette Ciocari says she isn't consumed with The Perkiomen School's post season chances.
"Right now I'm not concerned about that," said Ciocari, a senior from Skippack. "I feel like it's out of my control. I'm having fun playing no matter what."
On Monday, Ciocari led the Panthers to a 26-17 victory over Kimberton Waldorf School in the Tri-County Independent School League. She scored a team-high 13 points.
Helena Tang and Halle Brown each added four points for The Perkiomen School (3-1 league, 3-5 overall), which reeled off 10 consecutive points in the second half to snap an 11-11 tie....
When panic sets in, Upper Perkiomen's girls basketball team takes quick and wild shots, according to head coach Greg Swavely. "We need to learn to play with patience," Swavely said.
On Friday, Jan. 6 against Pottstown, that anxiety appeared to grip the Indians early on in a 56-14 loss. They missed their initial 13 shots from the field and committed nine turnovers in the first quarter. "Our shots get hurried when panic sets in," Swavely said.
The visiting Trojans took advantage, running out to a 16-1 lead at the end of the first quarter and 19-1 early in the second quarter.
Ebony Reddick, a junior and a three-year starter scored a game-high 16 points. Reilly Owens added 11 points. Nine players scored for Pottstown, which won just two league games last season....