The Reporter (Lansdale, PA)
PW races past East for SOL title
Colonials lead wire-to-wire in 28-point victory
Jaden Colzie hit a three-pointer on the first possession of the Suburban One League Tournament championship game between Plymouth Whitemarsh and Central Bucks East Tuesday night and the Colonials never took their foot off the gas.
The lead grew to 10 points late in the first quarter, 17 points at halftime, 26 after three quarters and over 30 midway through the fourth before the top-seeded Colonials closed out a 68-40 win at Plymouth Whitemarsh High
School. It’s the program’s second SOL Tournament title after winning in 2018.
“Tonight is hopefully a mature moment,” PW coach Jim Donofrio said. “The theme of the night was the regular season is gone, yesterday’s gone. The future is a week from now, but this is a really cool opportunity to play for a championship and you don’t get many of those in your childhood. You don’t. Even if you go to the NBA, most teams don’t get there. When you get the chance to play for titles anywhere — how good can your focus be, how confident are you, how calm in the moment are you. These are all championship qualities that you get to put on display and we were an A-plus on that tonight. That is really, really important stuff to draw on a week from now.”
“This is the next step to districts,” Colzie, who finished with 16 points, said. “I always said at the beginning of the season I want to go 4-for-4 (league, SOL Tournament, district and state titles). This is the next step. We’re going for the third one — district title.”
Colzie scored eight points in the first quarter and assisted on another basket. Chase Coleman