|Pope John Paul II's Ellen Chernaskey dribbles ahead of the pack on a breakaway as Chichester's Logan Newman and PJP's Haley Mesaros follow during Friday night's District 1-AAA playoff game. (Kevin Hoffman/The Mercury)|
By Timothy J. Raub
UPPER PROVIDENCE — Coming into Friday night’s District 1 Class AAA quarterfinal game with eighth-seeded Chichester, it would have been no surprise had the Pope John Paul II girls basketball team come out with a little rust in their game.
Two weeks had passed since the Golden Panthers played a game of note, and a flaw here or there could have been expected.
But that wasn’t the case.
Not even close.
The third-seeded Panthers (17-5) used a healthy dose of stifling defense and a 21-5 run to open the game and never looked back en route to a 56-39 victory on their home court.
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