Panther players are making a big time impact this season in the high school basketball world. Although during the high school push for playoffs rivalries brew, the sisterhood within the Lady Panthers runs deep. Many of the ladies make it out to cheer on their AAU team mates and show support even in rival territory. With playoffs about to kick off there are a few Panthers you should be keeping an eye on.
Sydney Fail playing with Garnet Valley has been a thorn in just about every opposing teams side the entire season. Her size and marksman shooting is a tough combo to defend. Her 3 point shooting was highlighted in an article from her game against Radnor. Sydney helped push GV to their second consecutive Central League Championship. After seeing extended minutes when fellow teammate Kylie Young was injured helped cement her roll on the Varsity Squad. I’m sure we will be seeing a lot more of Syd as Garnet Valley is projected to go deep into the playoffs.
Coatesville High plays host to a trio of talented young Panthers. Siani Brown, Dee Dee Irwin, and Brianna White have been working hard this season. They helped Coatesville finish just outside of the Chest-Mont final four. Hard work doesn’t go unnoticed though. They still have a chance to compete in the playoffs with a first round match up against Central Bucks South on Valentines day. I’m sure there will be no love shown as they fight to go deeper into the bracket.
Returning players Kelly Basile and Mikayla Maxwell, along with newcomer Erin Weir certainly have something to cheer about. These Bishop Shanahan girls just earned the Chest-Mont Champion title with a last second shot by Panthers own Kelly Basile. This season Shanahan has dominated not only the Chest-Mont league but pretty much any opponent they have faced. Be sure to be in the crowd cheering them on as they kick off the weekend against William Tennent.
There are also a few other Panther players heading into playoff action. Be sure to support Alexis Zavitsky at Rustin as they take on Council Rock South on V Day. Alison Dienes, as Downingtown East takes on Haverford this Saturday.
Another player that needs to be pointed out is Ayanna Revnell from our 7th grade team. She was called up to play high school varsity for Collegium Charter School. Her first game playing she went 6 of 7 from the floor, picked 5 steals, and shot 100% from the FT line against the top team in the conference, Perkiomen. She led all scorers with 14 points. Collegium ended their run in the semi-finals of the Tri-County League Playoffs with a 1 point upset to Barrack Hebrew. In just 5 games Ayanna has shown that she has a bright future in front of her.
Good luck to all of the players both coming in to the Panthers and the returning veterans. Have a successful run in the bracket and we’ll see you come AAU season!
LET’S GO PANTHERS!