The William Penn Colonials went into halftime with a six point deficit and come out like a house on fire to put away visiting St. Elizabeth 61-50.
A well balanced first half from Matt Rubincam’s Viking squad put them in a favorable position through the first half with Jordan Brown and Nasir Brown leading the charge.
Big Man Nathan Thomas didn’t find himself in the scoring column too much but had boards-a-plenty to assist in the effort.
Asalom “Buck” Bowling had 13 for the Colonials through that stretch but couldn’t find much help elsewhere.
“We were playing too fast,” said Bowling. “Coach told us to slow it down, take our time and play at our own pace.”
Their pace worked as they erased the six point deficit and took a 12 point lead of their own early in the fourth period.
Bowling would total 24 points and lead the Colonials all while dishing the rock for a flurry of assists late.
The last stanza included William Penn shooting 14 of 18 from the line and holding off the Vikings in a well deserved win.
Next up for the now 5-1 William Penn Squad, a trip to Downingtown, PA to battle Downingtown East.
St. Elizabeth falls to 5-2 and gets a vaunted Salesianum squad on the road.
Both of those games are scheduled for January 6th barring post storm conditions.