The Cheltenham Panthers lost to Plymouth Whitemarsh High School on Friday night. The Whitemarsh Colonials don’t necessarily have a better team, but they had the upper hand on Friday night and finished off the Panthers with a final score of 74-59.

Whenever the Panthers head to Plymouth Whitemarsh, it is an intense game in a hostile environment. There is always controversy with the officiating, because it seems that the games always seem to be called one-sided. The Panthers were already without their starting shooting guard, Tim Spencer, and they came into the game expecting foul trouble due to a history with officiating during their rivalry games. Cheltenham’s Trevonn Pitts was called on two early fouls then sat for most of the first half. He eventually fouled with over two minutes left in the 4th quarter. Jack Clark dropped 19 points, and Rodney Carson scored 17 points. Ahmad Bickley and Tim Myarick also played great games.

Here are some highlights from the game

Video Courtesy of @KEEVANDAWAY

They were playing for first place, so now the Panthers  sit at the second seed, and are 6-3. They will defend their homecourt against Plymouth Whitemarsh on January 31st.

This week the Panthers have a three-game home stand against Hatboro-Horsham (6-3), Academy New Church (3-7), and Upper Dublin High School (2-8).

Student Section Themes

  • January 10th against Hatboro Horsham, Neon Night, 7 pm
  • January 11th against ANC, White out, 7pm Tip-Off
  • January 13th against Upper Dublin, Seniors wear Pink, Juniors wear Blue, Sophomores wear Green, and Freshmen wear Red. 7pm Tip-off

Top image: Cheltenham’s Ahmad Bickley holds the ball in front of Plymouth Whitemarsh’s Ahmin Williams. (Gene Walsh/Digital First Media)