Thursday, January 31, 2013

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Upper Perkiomen ends playoff drought by topping Phoenixville

Phoenixville's Aubree Flagg (33) shoots over Upper Perkiomen's Stacey Auckland, left, and Regina Moser during Thursday's PAC-10 girls basketball game in Phoenixville. (Photo by Barry Taglieber)

By Barry Sankey

PHOENIXVILLE — The drought is finally over for the Upper Perkiomen girls basketball team.
It took a lot of extra fighting against stubborn Phoenixville Thursday night, but the Indians sealed their first Pioneer Athletic Conference Final Four playoff berth in 19 years with a gut-wrenching 55-53 victory over the Phantoms.
Sophomore guard Aubrey Gibbs made a last-second driving layup to give the Indians the victory and their first PAC-10 playoff berth since 1993-94. The Indians (6-7, 10-9) will be the No. 2 seed from the Frontier Division behind Pope John Paul II.

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