By Owen McCue
Back in late December, Bonner-Prendergast was on the wrong side of a thriller.
In their last game before the new year, the Friars lost to Plymouth Whitemarsh in double overtime, even after Tariq Ingraham twice extended the game at the buzzer.
Bonner let PW guard Ish Horn slip down court for a fastbreak dunk to seal the game in the final seconds of the second overtime.
It was a growing moment.
“We learned from that experience,” senior forward Ajiri Johnson said. “Close games like that we gotta communicate more. That’s when you gotta talk more.”
To start Philadelphia Catholic League play, the Friars have already been on the other side of two tightly contested contests.
Johnson’s putback dunk at the buzzer gave Bonner a two-point victory against St. Joseph’s Prep last weekend. On Friday at the Community College of Philadelphia, the Friars stayed unbeaten in Catholic League play with a 68-64 victory against Roman Catholic.