Underclassmen on top of the stat sheet.
Marc Summy, Penn Manor’s leading scorer, continued his trend on Monday night against Cocalico.
In Penn Manor’s 57-39 win over Cocalico, Summy netted 16-points.
Summy’s mindset is to defer to his teammates, but the seniors also look to their swingman to take charge of the game more often.
“The seniors spoke up,” coach Charlie Dietz said, “(they) told Marc, ‘Don’t defer to us. Do what you can do.’”
After scoring a career-high 31-points against McCaskey on Friday, he followed up with a game best 16 on Monday.
“It’s a team sport, and I just try to do what’s best for the team,” said Summy, “We’re all trying to work together.”
Jaq Presbery, senior guard, added 15 points and made a game-high three 3-pointers along with senior forward Teon Lee who added a game-high seven rebounds.
Penn Manor struggled early in the game, shooting just 2-11 from the floor in the first quarter. The second quarter started off slow, but an 11-2 run put the Comets back in the game and gave them a three point lead at halftime.
A pair of threes from Presbery sparked Penn Manor as they created more and more separation down the stretch of the second half. Penn Manor improved to 14-4 overall and 10-2 in the section
“We needed to stay focused and play our game,” Summy said. “We played our game tonight, did what we had to do. “This was a very big win. We needed to get our heads back on straight and get back on track.”
Penn Manor will look to capture a win tonight against Township and get back into the winning mode they experienced earlier this season. The last time the Blue Streaks and Comets met was a nail-biter that was concluded in overtime with a Comet win.
After Township, Penn Manor verses Hempfield Friday night in a fight for the league title. If Manor could reach the top spot of the league, they would be in much better shape for playoff seeding.