STATE COLLEGE (AP) — After a miserable start, Imhotep Charter surged ahead at just the right time.
Sam Prescott scored 21 points, including four foul shots in the second overtime and a layup that tied the game in regulation, as the Panthers (32-1) rallied from 12 down to defeat Pittsburgh North Catholic 75-67 to take the state Class AA title on Saturday.
Jesse Long’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer over the outstretched arms of Ivory Wells tied the game at 63 to send the game into the second overtime.
But the Trojans (28-3) seemingly ran out of energy to keep up with the athletic Panthers.
Prescott’s two free throws with 1:58 left gave Imhotep Charter the lead for good at 69-67, while North Catholic missed its last six shots.
Long finished with 20 points, while Henry Pwono added 16 points and eight rebounds.
Erik Copes had 11 rebounds and blocked seven shots for the Panthers.