Penncrest regains momentum, topples Upper Darby

Marquis Tomlin (above) scored 25 points as Penncrest raced past Upper Darby on Thursday night. (Photo Credit: Nate Heckenberger)

By Nate Heckenberger

Coming off a pair of Central League losses, Penncrest needed something to go right against Upper Darby, Thursday night.

But before the game even started, the Lions’ backs were pressed a little harder against the wall. Starting guard Saahir Lee was out sick, as well as head coach Mike Doyle, who was ill, during his fight against leukemia. 

After playing five games in 10 days, and with only six games left on the schedule, sympathy wouldn’t put the ball in the basket.

Fortunately for the Lions, their guards were up to the task.

“We knew it was really important after losing two tough games,” Penncrest’s senior guard Marquis Tomlin said. “We knew we needed to come out with a lot more energy and we knew we had to hit shots.”

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