Sunday, February 17, 2013

BOYS BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK: Perkiomen School not so depleted after all

By Jeff Stover

It didn’t quite duplicate its heady showing from last year.
Much of that had to do with the decidedly different roster the Perkiomen School boys basketball team trucked out for the 2012-13 season. But the Panthers still made the most of a campaign that concluded this past week with a return visit to the Tri-County League’s championship game.
“We looked a little thin after graduation last year,” head coach Mark Longstreth said after Thursday’s title game with Phelps School, which the Lions took by a 70-44 count. “A number of guys who were varsity subs last year improved and jayvees came up, and we added some new guys.
“Everybody was ready to play at the varsity level.”
Bruce Brittingham and Eric Fanning were among the higher-level players graduated from a Perkiomen team that went 14-0 in the TCL, 26-3 overall. Both rank among the area’s career scoring leaders: Brittingham in 28th place with 1,308 points, Fanning in 41st place with 1,186 points. 

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