By Josh Verlin
As MaST Community Charter coach Dan Tirendi called timeout, all the moment was on Delco Christian’s side.
The Knights had cut what had been a 10-point deficit in half in a matter of seconds midway through the third quarter, with a home-friendly crowd getting behind its team in its battle for first place in the Bicentennial Athletic League’s Presidents division.
Even the Delco Christian PA announcer got in on the act, blasting the Backstreet Boys’ “We’ve Got it Goin’ On” over the soundsystem.
“We were playing out of control, we turned the ball over a couple of times, I called a timeout, I tried to settle the guys down, I think it helped,” Tirendi said. “I just told them we’re better than this.”
In previous years, Tirendi’s words wouldn’t have carried nearly as much weight, considering the program’s track record.