February 19, 2014 |
Penn Charter made clear early on in its 43-34 win over visiting Notre Dame on Monday that this meeting wouldn't be the same as their first. Notre Dame had taken both games between the two during the Inter-Ac regular season. But this contest, a quarterfinal of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Tournament, went differently right from the start. Playing tight man-to-man defense, third-seeded Penn Charter held No. 6 Notre Dame to one field goal - a three pointer - in the first half, and built a 22-11 lead.
February 9, 2014 |
The contest was about a minute and a half old when Margaret Anne Hubbell gave the first indication of what kind of basketball game it was going to be. A senior forward for Germantown Academy, Hubbell posted up a Penn Charter defender, received a pass, and muscled her way to the basket, getting fouled in the process. Hubbell plays the game in an undeniably physical way, and her body takes a beating over 32 minutes. She used her grit to the Patriots' advantage on Friday, as GA defeated the host Quakers, 51-36, in an Inter-Ac League matchup.
January 21, 2014 |
Ayanna Matthews talks a lot about tactics and strategies - the tangible ways to win a basketball game. Hannah Fox, on the other hand, often focuses on the intangible aspects of winning, like mental toughness and how experience plays a role in leadership. They may talk about the game differently, but together they make up the dynamic backcourt for Penn Charter. Starters for the Quakers (15-2, 5-1) since eighth grade, Fox and Matthews are sophomores with plenty of experience.
January 10, 2014 |
Thanks to an early December snowstorm, Penn Charter had to wait nearly a month for its Inter-Ac League girls' basketball showdown with Baldwin. The Quakers wasted little time in the rescheduled affair, grabbing an early lead before pulling away for a 49-38 victory over the visiting Bears on Wednesday afternoon in East Falls. Penn Charter's Hannah Fox scored 18 points, Ayanna Matthews added 17, and Mireyah Davis chipped in 11 rebounds. Danielle Hammond led Baldwin with nine points.
January 9, 2014 |
Germantown Academy lost all five starters from a squad that went 22-6 and was perfect in the Inter-Ac League, so juniors Sam Lindgren and Tim Guers heard considerable talk about possible rebuilding pains. "It makes us play hard," Lindgren said. "We don't want anybody thinking we're going to have a down year. " Guers added: "We were looking to prove the doubters wrong. We believed in each other. " So much for a major drop-off. With Lindgren and Guers combining for 29 points, the Patriots (10-5)
January 2, 2014 |
Demetrius Isaac sank two free throws with six seconds left to lift Penn Charter to a 49-48 win against visiting Simon Gratz in a nonleague game. Isaac drew a non-shooting foul, but Gratz was in the bonus, leading to the game-deciding free throws. Sean O'Brien had 15 points, and his two steals in the final minute and a half helped Penn Charter erase a five-point deficit. Tahir Wharton led Gratz with 20 points. In other nonleague play: Kyleel Cosby made a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left to ice Episcopal Academy's 52-49 victory against visiting Shipley.
December 22, 2013
MAKE-A-WISH CLASSIC Archbishop Ryan 46, Penn Charter 39: Danielle Skedzielewski, Shannon Glenn, and Alison Szysco scored eight points each as the Ragdolls used balanced scoring to win at Germantown Academy. Germantown Academy 54, Hill School 26: Lauren Oeth grabbed six rebounds and Erin Lindahl scored 10 points and had five assists as the host Patriots cruised. NIKE TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS Archbishop Wood 62, Salesian (Calif.) 37: Laura Trisch grabbed eight rebounds and poured in a game-high 16 points as the Vikings won their semifinal game in Phoenix.
November 18, 2013 |
Jlon Flippens scored two first-half goals - ending her sophomore season with 52 - and Mireyah Davis stopped six shots, sending Penn Charter to its first Pennsylvania Independent Schools soccer championship with a 4-0 shutout of Agnes Irwin on Saturday at Philadelphia University. "I told them, 'We have one game left to prove ourselves,' " Quakers coach Darci Borski said. "I needed them to work for me for 80 minutes one more time. They were extremely motivated and ready to go. " Flippens scored in the 20th and 35th minutes, and Lauren Dimes and Steph Soroka also had goals.
November 16, 2013 |
After thrilling moments late in regulation and the second overtime, Penn Charter pulled out a victory in penalty kicks over Germantown Academy on Thursday in the semifinals of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools girls' soccer tournament. The teams had been tied at 1-1 after regulation and the first OT and at 2-2 after the second extra session. Sophomore Dominique DeMarco scored the winner in the fifth round of penalty kicks. The second-seeded Quakers had led, on a first-half goal by star sophomore Jlon Flippens, until the final 30 seconds of regulation, when Emmy Dolaway scored on a corner kick for GA. After a scoreless first overtime, Riley Yankowich gave the third-seeded Patriots a 2-1 lead early in the second.
November 9, 2013 |
Jlon Flippens wore an Allen Iverson jersey to her first soccer practice, because after all, she really wasn't there to play soccer. Now a budding star at Penn Charter, Flippens was destined to play basketball. Her mother, Tisha Williams, said the 6-year-old Flippens was a whirlwind inside their 26th Street rowhouse, and the practice at South Philadelphia's Clark Park was a way to exert some energy. Both of Flippens' parents played Public League basketball, her grandmother was the girls' coach at Camden High, and she was even named after her mother's favorite player, Jalen Rose.