Da stuns hiski for PAISSA title
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.