Carroll survives Penn Wood in overtime battle of Patriots

Devin Ferrero (above, left) came up with a crucial block to help Carroll survive Penn Wood in OT. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

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By Josh Verlin

As Archbishop Carroll head coach Paul Romanczuk tried to protect a one-point lead with only seconds left in overtime, he had one reminder for his team: nothing easy inside.

For a split-second, it looked like Romanczuk’s words fell on deaf ears, as Penn Wood’s Pernell Ghee got free on an inbounds pass and looked headed for a wide-open layup.

Until Devon Ferrero, a 6-foot-5 junior forward, came over from the weak side, sending the ball flying out of bounds with a definitive swat.

“I just saw he had a wide-open layup, and we’re on our home court, we can not lose on this court,” he did. “So I went up to try to block it, and I did.”

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