Strath Haven suffers setback to LM during resurgent season

Alex Ischiropoulos (above) and Strath Haven are in the midst of a program-revitalizing season. (Photo: Abigail Hoffer/CoBL)

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By Josh Verlin

Strath Haven junior Jahmeir Springfield has one word to sum up the Panthers’ basketball prognosis last season.


That’s how it felt being part of a team that went 4-19 overall, including a 2-14 record in Central League play. Over a two-year span, a once-proud program won a total of six games.

Then head coach Dave McFadden was hired in the offseason to replace Tom Dougherty, and over the last few months that outlook has changed tremendously. A strong offseason in events like the Haverford Shootout got the Panthers thinking that maybe they were in for a decent year.

When the season began, something strange happened. They started winning.

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