Short-handed Glen Mills battles bravely in loss to Holy Ghost Prep

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By Matt DeGeorge

Imagine you’re a high school basketball coach. All season, you’ve seen your team duke it out in one of the state’s best leagues, growing as a unit and individuals, forging relationships and developing niches.

Then on the eve of the playoffs, you have most of that taken away — by an underlying positive decision for the kids involved, at least — and must rebuild virtually on the fly.

That’s what the last week has been like for Tony Bacon and his Glen Mills team. And that’s why Bacon, brimming with pride, had no qualms about telling his players to walk with their heads held high after their season came to an end Wednesday night at the hands of top-seeded Holy Ghost Prep, 45-39, in the semifinals of the District One Class AAA tournament.

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