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The Ram Report 2/18/20 | S5E12

Harriton’s boys and girls basketball teams both had recent wins against LM and which water fountain in our school gives out the best water? Hello I’m Max Harris along with Eli Feldman for today’s Ram Report. We begin today’s show with a full recap of the game.

For the first time in 18 years, both the Harriton’s boys and girls’ varsity basketball teams beat Lower Merion High School’s boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball teams. While both games transpired differently, the end results were the same: a huge “W” for the Rams.

The first game of the night was the Lady Rams against the Lady Aces, with Harriton being led by captains senior Ava Paternoster and junior Alexia Louca. Right from the start, there was a mismatch between the two teams, with the Rams starting the game on a 14-0 run over LM. By halftime, the Ram girls were up by 17 points, and they never looked back. 

The Lady Rams ended up beating the Aces by a score of 58-36, which got The Herd rocking. The team was led in scoring by sophomores Annie Aspesi and Maretta Smith, with key contributions coming from Mady and Lexy Calhoun. 

From there, the boys varsity team squared off against the Aces. The Rams were ready to play from the start, and the LM boys didn’t expect such high energy from their opponents. The Rams went into the half up by nine, but that lead didn’t last. The Aces came out with a new offense in the second half, which put LM up by 6 at the end of the 3rd quarter. 

While the confidence level in the Herd started to decline, Coach Sample knew that his boys had the power to win this game. After a couple of late shots and defensive stops by seniors Alex Torbeck and Michael Tobasso, the Rams were tied with the Aces, 49-49, with the ball in the Rams’ possession, and just 45 seconds left on the clock. With time winding down after an inbound pass, star shooting guard senior Markus Bradley-Lowry took the ball, drove in, almost lost possession, dribbled past the LM defenders, put up a floater, and banked it off the glass as the clock hit zero to give Harriton the win.

The shot from Bradley-Lowry has garnered a lot of attention, especially after the game-winning clip was posted on House of Highlights, a basketball highlight account that has gotten the video of the shot to over 1.7 million views. When asked about the win, senior guard Khayri Ransom said, “everybody counted us out going into this game, but we just showed them what this team can do.”

We now turn to our video of the moment the boys team won the game.

Video: Harriton’s Epic Buzzer-Beater

And we also got an interview with Coach Sample of the Harriton boys basketball team after the game.

Video: Interview with Harriton Varsity Boys Basketball Team Coach

We now turn to an interview with members of the boys’ basketball team.

Video: Interview with Harriton Varsity Boys Basketball Team Players

Last but not least, we now turn to an interview with members of the girls’ basketball team.

Video: Interview with Harriton Varsity Girls Basketball Team Players

Harriton TV had the opportunity to produce a live recording of this recent game, and due to the incredible nature of the win, our video went viral on social media and was featured on several local news stations including 6ABC. Here is the video clip that was recently featured on local news stations.

Video: 6ABC News Clip

In other news, reporters Ella Goodbinder and Rachel Wang recently led a report on the temperatures of Harriton’s water fountains. It has long been rumoured that the water fountains have varying temperatures, and this investigative report has finally put these rumors to the test. We now turn to Ella and Rachel for their report on Harriton’s water fountain temperatures.

Video: Ella Goodbinder and Rachel Wang report on Harriton’s Water Fountains

The Freshman/Sophomore Semi-formal Dance was announced earlier today, with the date being Friday, March 13th from 7-10 PM. “A Starry Night at Harriton” will feature games, food, and of course, dancing. Tickets will be on sale next week starting Monday outside of the cafeteria during learn one. 

Lastly, we turn to a student council update from our fearless leader, student council president Graham Branscom. Graham?

Student Council Update – Graham Branscom, HSC President

That’s all for today’s Ram Report. Signing off, this is Max Harris and Eli Feldman. From all of us here at Harriton TV, thanks for watching the Ram Report. 

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