FORT WASHINGTON -- Germantown Academy's girls basketball team set the tone early in its contest against Perkiomen School on Feb. 8. The Patriots forced turnovers on the Panthers' first two possessions, led 7-0 before Perkiomen scored a point, and did not surrender a field goal to the Panthers until the 1:43 mark in the first quarter. Paired with a balanced offense, the Patriots were able to topple Perkiomen, 58-39.
Gabby Bowes '25 opened the scoring with a three-pointer, one of her two makes from behind the arc on the day. Izzy Casey '24 recorded the next six points for the Patriots -- part of her team-high 14 -- followed by buckets by Jess Aponik '24 and CeeJay Thomas '25. Jenna Aponik '24 ended the quarter with back-to-back three-pointers, giving the Patriots a 19-9 advantage after one.
Kendall Bennett '23 got going on offense in the quarter, recording five of her seven points. Bennett also tallied 10 rebounds on the day. Back-to-back buckets from Jess Kolecki '25 gave the Patriots a 35-19 advantage at halftime. Casey and Thomas did the majority of the work in the second half, scoring eight and seven, respectively. Thomas finished the game with nine points and seven rebounds.
The win moves Germantown Academy to 17-10 overall, while they stay 8-3 in the Inter-Ac League. The Patriots wrap their regular season on Feb. 10 against league opponent Episcopal Academy before going into the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Tournament. GA defeated Episcopal earlier this season, 68-29.
Izzy Casey - 14 pts, 3 reb
CeeJay Thomas - 9 pts, 7 reb, 1 ast
Jenna Aponik - 8 pts, 2 ast, 3 stl
Gabby Bowes - 8 pts, 3 reb
Kendall Bennett - 7 points, 10 reb
Jess Aponik - 6 pts, 5 reb
Jess Kolecki - 4 pts, 4 assist
Sam Wade - 2 pts, 2 ast, 3 reb