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

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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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