The boys’ varsity basketball team defeated Germantown Friends School (GFS) 53-48 in the first round of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PAISAA) state playoffs on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.
The team displayed outstanding defense that limited GFS’s scoring. Nazim Pierre ’20 and Darrell Edwards ’18 played particularly strong defense.
“We knew they [GFS] had an excellent shooting guard and that we had to play excellent team defense in order to win the game,” said Coach Glenn Curry. “During the game, the players limited the GFS guard to just one basket by executing the game plan perfectly with communication, effort, and grit.”
George School’s offense was led by Masai Olowokere ’19 with seventeen points, Charlie Trey-Masters ’19 with fourteen points, and Max Malavsky ’18 with ten points.
The team is busy preparing for their game against top seeded Westtown School during the next round of the PAISAA state playoff games.
“Since Westtown has a height advantage at almost every position, we must once again play outstanding team defense and shoot much better than we did the last time we played them earlier in the season,” said Glenn. “We are certainly capable of shooting a high percentage from distance and that is what we will need to do on Thursday.”
The varsity boys’ basketball team will travel to Westtown School on Thursday, February 15, 2018 for a 4:00 p.m. game.