|Upper Perkiomen's Nate Weinstein, left, drives in for a layup as Pope John Paul II's Jamel Stinson, center, and Brent Mahoney (11) defend during Tuesday's PAC-10 boys basketball game. (Photo/Tom Kelly III)|
By Jeff Stover
UPPER PROVIDENCE — It was a very memorable night for the Pope John Paul II boys program.
In more ways than one.
There was the festivity of Senior Recognition Night, where the 12th-grade members of the boys hoop and cheerleading squads were honored prior to Tuesday’s game with Upper Perkiomen. And in their final regular-season appearance on their home court, the Golden Panthers derived a dual benefit from a 66-37 romp over their Pioneer Athletic Conference guests.
With Jamel Stinson and Brent Mahoney leading the way, PJP parted company with a five-game losing slide dating back to a division-leader showdown with Methacton on Jan. 10. The Panthers also took care of business in their bid to repeat as Frontier Division champions, staying atop the bracket with two games left.
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