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Boys basketball falls short to Marple Newtown 45-43


By Juliana Yao, Co-Sports Editor

On Tuesday, the boys’ varsity basketball team took on Marple Newtown, ultimately losing 45-43. 

Marple Newtown led early on, with a score of 9-0 three minutes into the game, and ended the first quarter 15-7. The team widened its lead over Conestoga, securing a score of 25-15 by halftime.

Conestoga ended the third quarter losing 37-29, but the Pioneers started to close the margin in the following quarter. With a minute left in the game, Marple Newtown led 43-39. After two hoops and a foul shot within the last 30 seconds of the third quarter, the teams were tied 43-43. 

In the final second of the game, Marple Newtown scored a 2-point buzzer beater, winning the game 45-43. 

The game marks the Pioneers’ third loss in the Central League with a record of 7-3. The team’s next game is on Thursday, Jan. 25 against Haverford.

Check out some pictures from the game below!

Boys Basketball vs Marple Newtown 1/23/24

Juliana Yao can be reached at [email protected].

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Juliana Yao
Juliana Yao, Co-Opinion Editor
Juliana Yao is a junior and the Co-Sports Editor of The Spoke. She was previously a Staff Reporter and often writes for the Sports and Opinion sections. Aside from The Spoke, she is a member of the varsity girls’ swim team. As a sports editor, she oversees the writing and journalistic process of reporters in her section.