Abington Heights tops Bonner-Prendergast in wild overtime win

Jackson Danzig (above) had 15 points and four rebounds. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

By Josh Verlin

They were almost the Kisses of Death.

Instead, Abington Heights found a second life, and a spot in the state championship game.

The Comets looked like they were ready to dispatch Bonner-Prendergast in regulation of their PIAA Class 5A quarterfinal matchup, with a potential game-tying shot by the Friars finding iron as the buzzer sounded inside Freedom High School up in the Lehigh Valley. But a late foul call — and a shower of Hershey’s famous, aluminum-foil-coated chocolates — allowed Bonner to extend the game four extra minutes.

Instead of folding at their misfortune, the Abington Heights players steeled themselves and controlled overtime just like they had the entire second half, advancing the program into the state championships for the first time ever after a 56-51 overtime win.

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