Da stuns hiski for PAISSA ti­tle

North Penn Life - - Sport - By Dave Hol­loway dhol­loway@mont­gom- erynews.com

There aren’t many times that you can get a coach to ad­mit that he lied for most of the post­sea­son. But der­man­town Academy coach Jim Fen­erty pulled the mea culpa Satur­day night.

“I kept ly­ing to peo­ple for the last week that the most im­por­tant thing was for us to win the In­ter-Ac (League),” Fen­erty said. “I wasn’t ly­ing be­cause it’s still true, but this is sure nice ic­ing on the cake.”

The ic­ing came in the form of a 53-47 vic­tory over west­ern Penn­syl­va­nia’s hiski School in the PAISSA Cham­pi­onship game at Malvern Prep. The Cougars had been ranked as the num­ber two prep school in na­tion by MaxPreps, but dA bat­tled bas­ket for bas­ket un­til scor­ing 13 of the last 17 points in the fourth quar­ter, in­clud­ing key foul shots by dreg Dot­son and Ju­lian Moore, to claim the pri­vate school state cham­pi­onship.

The Pa­tri­ots, now 23-6, OHG EY WWR DIWHU WKH fiUSW quar­ter and four at half­time, but hiski fought back to tie it 37-37 af­ter three quar­ters be­hind Drexel-bound point guard Ma­jor Canady.

hiski ac­tu­ally had the lead un­til se­nior point guard Nick Lin­der buried a three-pointer to tie it at 4343 with 1:55 to go. Dot­son fol­lowed sec­onds later with a tra­di­tional three-point play and then com­bined with Moore to hit seven IRUO SKRWS LQ WKH fiQDO PLQute to clinch the vic­tory.

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