No case of gym intimidation this time for Penncrest’s Norwood

Penncrest’s Tyler Norwood goes up for the shot over Marple Newtown defender. (Digital First Media/Pete Bannan)

By Matthew DeGeorge

Tyler Norwood’s answer to a question he was expecting is succinct.The last time Norwood stepped foot in the gym at Marple Newtown was the first round of last year’s PIAA Class 5A tournament, a wretched shooting night for the Penncrest guard that provided an anticlimactic ending to a Player of the Year campaign. So did he think about that at all ahead of Wednesday’s return trip?

“Every day,” he said.

His latest adventure at Marple Newtown wasn’t so excruciating, at least emotionally.

Norwood scored a game-high 20 points, exiting after three quarters with an ankle injury that permitted only a brief late cameo to stanch a Marple run, as Penncrest sprinted to a 61-41 Central League win.

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