Cheltenham eases past Upperdublin in matchup
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Three days after one of their most impressive performances in recent time, the Panthers came right back out with the same tempo of play against Upper Dublin, defeating the Cardinals, 52-47, in a Suburban One American Conference matchup at Cheltenham on Friday night.
The two Aarons – McGlawn and Burton – led Cheltenham (43, 2-1) with 24 points combined, as the Panthers outscored Upper Dublin 18-5 in the second quarter to build a double-digit lead and run away with the victory.
“Momentum is big for us, but I also think our guys put Tuesday behind them,” Cheltenham coach Brian Johnson said. “We were all focused on Upper Dublin. These guys know that WHDP is WRuJK DnG WKHy’UH D JRRG team and they know what sorts of players they have. I think we were into the next game and happened to get on a run and get on a roll.”
With the usual suspects getting in on the action for Cheltenham, including seniors Aaron McGlawn and Guy Henderson, the Panthers got an unexpected boost from senior Abdus-Sabor Edmunds, who came in off the bench and scored seven points in less than three minutes in the second quarter.
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“It comes down to the second quarter,” Upper Dublin coach Josh Adelman said. “We kept digging ourselves down and put ourselves in a 14-point hole and then we came out ready to play in WKH sHFRnG KDOI. 8suDOOy, iW’s WKH other way around, but we kind of reversed it and got in a hole and then battled back. The guys worked hard, though, and we just have to keep on working hard.”
Upper Dublin outscored Cheltenham 32-23 in the second half.
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Upper Dublin’s Curt Goff grabs a rebound away from Cheltenham’s Shakar Jackson.
Cheltenham’s Aaron Burton grabs a rebound away from Upper Dublin’s Montez Martin.
Upper Dublin’s Simeon Fryer and Andrew Carber break up a pass by Cheltenham’s Aaron McGlawn.