By Rich Flanagan
Cheltenham’s John Timms has a lot to replace from last year and knows his young team will have its share of growing pains throughout the year. Archbishop Carroll’s Paul Romanczuk also has a lot to replace but is doing it more so by installing several new faces into his lineup.
After having guys like Philadelphia Catholic League MVP Ryan Daly (Delaware), Josh Sharkey (Samford) and Josh Rigsby (Holy Family) to go to in the clutch last season, Romanczuk does not yet have a grasp on who will be called upon to make things happen at the end of games. Cheltenham had Justin Sutton (Elizabethtown) and Khalil White (Penn State-Harrisburg) to consistently go to last season, and senior forward Trevonn Pitts is the lone returning starter on this year’s team.
Both head coaches had questions their teams were going to have to answer and they may have had a couple of them answered in their matchup on Thursday night.
Behind Justin Anderson’s 16 points and A.J. Hoggard’s 13, Romanczuk’s Patriots bested Timms’ Panthers 71-66 in a fast paced matchup.