Tuesday, January 15, 2013

BOYS BASKETBALL: Howell’s 3 at buzzer sends Phoenixville past Spring-Ford

Phoenixville's Marcus Howell sets up the last shot as Spring-Ford's Drew Kakareka defends in the closing moments of Tuesday's PAC-10 boys basketball game. Howell hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Phoenixville a 46-43 victory. (Photo by Barry Taglieber)

By Barry Sankey

PHOENIXVILLE — Phoenixville is in a battle for a possible Pioneer Athletic Conference playoff berth out of the Frontier Division.
Knowing every game from here on out is important, head coach Randy Reber didn’t have to put an asterisk in front of Tuesday night’s affair with visiting Spring-Ford.
And despite a first half in which they trailed by as many as 11 points with poor shooting, the Phantoms rebounded by using their defense to claw back into the game in the second half and finally win it, 46-43, the margin of victory a result of Marcus Howell’s last-second 3-point field goal from 25 feet away.
Howell scored a game-high 18 points, including 11 in the final period and 14 in the second half. He also had four steals and four rebounds.

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