Boys’ varsity basketball team knocked out in first round of districts


By Michael Tierney, Staff Reporter

After finishing in second place in the Central League, the boys’ varsity basketball team headed into the first round of districts on Tuesday, March 9 against North Penn. The game started off fast with a pair of three-pointers from North Penn, but the Pioneers striked back with a steal and layup from senior Jeremiah Miller and a corner three from senior Michael Costigan to cap off the first quarter. ’Stoga went down by double digits in the second quarter after a trio of threes from North Penn, but were able to bring the deficit down to nine after junior Michael Walz hit a three, making the score 19-27 going into the half. Competition intensified in the third quarter and ’Stoga narrowed North Penn’s lead down to six after a monster slam dunk from senior Jordan Cuthbert. To kick off the fourth quarter, Miller swished a corner three and senior Austin Fontaine nailed a mid-range jumper from the elbow to bring ’Stoga within one point of North Penn’s long-standing lead. Unfortunately, North Penn clamped-down on defense in the final minutes and were able to make four consecutive free throws to ice the game, winning the contest 52-45. This officially ends the boys’ season and we wish the best to all the seniors graduating from the team this year.

Check out pictures from the game below!

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