The Perkiomen Valley Boys Basketball team faced defending District One champions, Methacton, on Tuesday, February 23. With the star big man Jeff Woodward and dangerous guard Eric Timko graduating in 2020, the Methacton Warriors are in a rebuilding stage with this 2021 season. The Vikings previously beat the Warriors in the first week of February, but one win was not enough.
Led by Seniors Dominic Micceli, Tyler Lapetina, and Kam Parks, the boys team defeated Methacton 61-45. While the Vikings outscored the Warriors by 15 points, the win really came from the exuberant amount of rebounds the home team got. Although Methacton has two towering centers in 6’5 Ryan Baldwin and 6’7 Cole Hargrove, the Vikings held them to only a handful of rebounds, leading to a myriad of points for Perkiomen Valley.
Lapetina led the charge with 21 points going 4/6 from the line. Micceli and Parks both contributed strong scoring efforts with 14 points a piece. Junior Dawson Debebe poured in 9 points, hitting a three pointer in the 4th quarter. With this game, Lapetina raised his scoring average to 18 points per game making him the leading scorer in the PAC12.
The Vikings now sit at 6-1 putting them first in the Liberty Division, just the second time in the past decade.
This success has been no accident said senior Kam Parks. “I believe it comes from two things, going hard in practice and playing every game like it’s our last. We’ve shown our maturity by locking in at practice and soaking in every opportunity we have to get better. With so much taken away from us this year, we’ve been playing every game like it’s our last. We truly don’t know when our last game could be so we’ve been leaving everything we have on the court.”
Perkiomen Valley looks to continue their winning streak in their next game on Wednesday, February 24th against Phoenixville at home.