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Panthers National Starts Season with Three Wins
Written by Staff Report

            Perkiomen School's National team started its season with three wins in its initial four games, and the team's new players are already making an impact.

            Perkiomen rolled to a 113-79 victory over West Nottingham Academy on

Gabe Tanner attemps to score from under the basket in

Tuesday's game agains West Nottingham.

Tuesday as Keith Cochran, a 6-foot-4 guard from West Chester, scored a team-high 25 points.

            Other players posted double-figure points. Gabe Tanner had 19, Alfredo Addesa, a 6'10 post player from Italy, and Lucas Orchard, a 6'4 shooting guard from Devon who has already committed to attending Monmouth University, scored 18 points for the host Panthers (3-1).

            On Sunday, Nov. 12 the team posted an 83-72 victory over Massanutten Academy in the Myrtle Chaffin Classic in Lanham, MD. Alex Zakheim, a 6'2 senior guard, finished with a team-high 18 points. He added 12 assists and five rebounds.

            Marley Stewart delivered 17 points for the Panthers in an Elite Prep League contest. Macon Emory delivered 13 points and Tanner added 11.

            One day earlier, the team lost 74-68 to Mt. Zion Prep. Cochran finished with 19 points and Tanner added 15.

            Perkiomen School, which debuted as the No. 5 ranked team in the preseason Prep Power Ranking, opened its season with a 79-60 victory over the Compass Basketball Academy on Nov. 7. Cochran scored a team-high 19 points.

            The host Panthers had six players in double figures. Addesa finished with 14 points. Milas More delivered 11 points. Tanner, Deniz Gokpinar – a junior from Istanbul, Turkey – and Macon Emery each scored 10

            The Panthers are scheduled to resume their schedule with a pair of road games. They will take on South Kent School at 2 p.m. on Sunday before facing George School 10 days later.

            The team is slated to return home on Dec. 2 to take on Olympus B in the National Prep Championship Series Showcase. Four days later, it will host George School.






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