Split decision for Panthers in pair of face-offs
The Adelphi Academy Panthers Middle School Basketball Team wasback in action on Tuesday, December 6 for a road game against theGarden School in Queens.
The Panthers started off the game in an aggressive man-to-mandefense and managed to convert 10 fast break points to take a 20-15lead at the half. Adelphi continued their strong play in the thirdquarter, sparked by the defensive intensity of substitutes DanielRahman, Devron Woodson, Mitchell Urin and Arber Kadiu.
Our bench came in and did a great job of preserving our leadand giving our starters a breather, said Athletic Director andHead Coach James Pristouris.
The Panthers took their last lead of the game on a Kaplan Cekiqlay-up with 2:01 left in the game. Adelphi’s next four possessionsresulted in two turnovers and four missed free throws. The GardenSchool was able to capitalize and, with :02 seconds remaining, icedthe game on two free throws to earn a 38-34 victory.