By Connor Rowe –
How could this happen?
The Warwick- Penn Manor basketball night
started off with a quadruple overtime loss in the junior varsity game.
Not a good omen.
Senior night for Warwick delayed the tip-off until 8:50. Don’t they know
this is a school night?
With the exception of Marc Summy, the Comets
offense struggled during the night, while the Warwick Warriors dominated
the glass on both ends of the floor.
With timely three-point field goals, Warwick kept the pressure going.
The Comets fought to get the ball inside to senior star Dan
Elliot. But they had limited success shooting behind the arc.
Penn Manor only managed to score 22 points in the first half and trailed by five
going into the locker room.
Warwick’s lead was maintained throughout the third quarter when
the score rested at 36-31. Warwick dominated the fourth period with
sharp execution on both sides of the floor while the Comets limped down
the stretch not making field goals and experiencing foul trouble.
In fact, senior starters, Dan Elliot and Jaq Presbery had to play extremely cautiously to continue play in the fourth quarter. However, their assistance was not strong enough to
reduce the Warwick lead.
The consistent five-point deficit shot up to 14
points to close the game at 56-42.
This loss affects the Comets heavily as they get close to entering post-season. Although a surpise gift came from a much needed loss by section rival Hempfield as they took on Manheim Township.