District 1 Preview: Wissahickon gets another shot at Penncrest

By Ed Morlock

All season long the Wissahickon boys basketball team has had its eyes set on Temple University’s Liacouras Center.

The Trojans wanted to secure a top-four seed in the District 1 Class-5A playoffs so they’d have two home games before moving to the sought after neutral site.

They finished as the No. 4 seed and those two home games were wins — a 67-48 blowout over Strath Haven and 55-48 victory over Great Valley.

Now, they’re headed to Temple — and facing the school that kept them from the North Philly college last year, Penncrest, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Lions beat Wissahickon, 60-56 in overtime, in 2017’s quarterfinals before going on to win the district championship.

The then-11th seeded Trojans had a chance to beat No. 3 Penncrest, but couldn’t score when they had the ball in a tie game with 10 seconds left in regulation. Lions guard Tyler Norwood scored four of his 30 points in overtime to send his side to Temple.

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