Earlier this month when Episcopal Academy and William Penn Charter faced off in an Inter-Ac battle to open the conference slate, it was a slow-paced, grind-it-out game. Which worked in the Quakers’ favor, as they pulled off a big upset over an EA squad with eyes on a league title.
With so few games played in the Inter-Ac and no postseason tournament to decide who wins the league, this early league loss provided for an immediate sense of urgency for the Churchmen.
“I think we were all shocked after the first game, but we all knew that we still controlled our destiny,” junior guard Connor Delaney said. “If we won nine games, we won the league.”
Four down, five to go.
Episcopal got their revenge on Wednesday afternoon, beating Penn Charter 47-39 to keep pace with Malvern Prep and Germantown Academy in a three-way tie for first midway through the six-team league’s round-robin season.
Although “revenge” is not how head coach Craig Conlin put it.