Special to The Mercury
POTTSTOWN — Sometimes the other team is big, sometimes it’s quick, and other times it can shoot the ball well. But Perkiomen School’s opponent in Thursday night’s Tri-County League boys basketball championship game was all of the above.
Needless to say, the defending champion Panthers had their work cut out for them, especially after Phelps School hit them with an eight-point run in the first two minutes of the contest. Perk School managed to recover from that blitz to tie the score late in the quarter, but couldn’t keep pace for long in a 70-44 loss at The Hill School’s Gillison Court.
Justas Valciukas scored 12 for the Panthers (13-7) and David Zell and Tony Coleman added eight points apiece. Terry Larrier scored 14 to lead the Lions (20-11).
“Some teams are big, but they have a weakness,” said Perk School coach Mark Longstreth. “This team … they’re big and shoot well. They have a lot of guys who can handle the ball.”