Two tough Tomlin misses doom Penncrest in PIAA Class 5A ouster

By Matthew DeGeorge

There wasn’t much to be said to Marquis Tomlin as the Penncrest senior guard pulled his jersey up over his shoulders and watched Pittston Area mob the floor Friday night.

Tomlin took matters upon himself in the final minutes of a PIAA Class 5A boys basketball first-round game at Souderton High School. And but for a couple of bounces off the back iron, it would’ve been a winning decision.

Pittston had the final say in a bizarre affair, Andrew Krawczyk’s and-1 with 16.8 seconds remaining the difference-maker in a 42-40 win for the third seed from District 2.

Befitting the nuttiness of the game, Krawczyk wasn’t anticipating that he’d play the hero on a do-or-die possession.

“Honestly, I didn’t even expect to touch the ball on that possession,” Krawczyk said. “Logan (Booth) had the hot hand all night. We expected it to go to him. And he just flushed it down low, and I was right there to make the play.”

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