Souderton falls short of Church Farm
With the lead changing hands constantly during the Church Farm Tip-Off Classic Championship game, it was a whistle that helped lean the title toward the host team on Saturday.
Souderton’s senior John Kanas picked up his fourth IRuO LQ WKe WKLrG TuDrWer, which forced the Indians to sit out their most experienced player. Missing Kanas’ aggressiveness on offense and defense allowed WKe GrLIfiQV’ WR JrDE PRPeQtum and never look back.
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“The decision was to put John back with four minutes left or if we got down more than four points,” Indians’ coach Pete Chimera said. “It sort of happened at the same time. I hate not having him in there, but you cannot sec- ond guess yourself.”
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“I was antsy to get back in,” Kanas said. “Personally I do not think that was a charge, but I have always struggled with foul trouble and I need to start focusing more on that.”
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