Details for playoff basketball Friday night


Prasham Jobanputra

Carley Adams (top) and the girls basketball team will play Boyertown Friday while Joe Larkins (bottom) and the boys team will play CB West.

TOWAMENCIN- The regular season is in the past for both North Penn basketball teams as they prepare for their journey in the postseason.

The girls team will host a home playoff game for the first time since 2017, when they were the 1st seed.  This time the Knights (15-6) will be the 10th seed, up against the 23rd seeded Boyertown Bears (10-12).  The Knights got a taste of the playoffs last year when they were the 20th seed and lost in the first round to Haverford, 51-36.  There’s a lot of experience on the team this year with 5 seniors on the roster, including 4 starters, something that should help the Knights this time around.

“I think having four seniors as a starting five, with a very experienced junior, is a huge advantage for our team.  It gives me a lot of confidence in our team and I am excited to see what the postseason will bring,” senior captain Alaina Mullaly said.

The Knights and Bears face off Friday night at 7 pm in the North Penn High School gymnasium.  For the student section, first of all show out for your North Penn Knights at home, and secondly, wear your favorite jersey for the jersey theme.

The boys team had to fight a little but more just to make playoffs.  After a tough loss to CB South the season seemed to be over, but the Knights took it to the Suburban One League champions, the Pennridge Rams, on the road and at the end of overtime with the game tied at 54, Matt Swanson shot a prayer a little but behind the half court line and it went in.  That shot and win ended up sending the Knights to the playoffs.

“It was great to hit such a crazy shot to win that game but it just so happened to come to me after our inbounds play fell apart and I got lucky.  We played so well that game and battled so hard to get it done on Thursday that I want to give the whole team credit and not make it seem like I won the game for us single handedly,” Swanson stated.

The 24th seeded Knights will be on the road to take on the 9th seeded, CB West Bucks, at 7 pm.  At CB West earlier this season, the Bucks won 43-42.  When the matchup came to North Penn later in the season, the Knights were victorious with a 48-43 win.

North Penn students, faculty, parents, and fans, spend your Valentines Day supporting your Knights as they begin a hopeful long and successful postseason.

***Student admission to district and state games is not free