Following a somewhat sluggish start, the Palmyra boys’ basketball team has really picked up its play of late.
The same can not be said of Isaac Blatt. A versatile sophomore, Blatt’s play for the Cougars has been amazingly steady all season long.
It may be that that Palmyra has just started to follow Blatt’s lead recently.
On Friday night, Blatt went four-for-four at the foul line and poured in 16 points in Palmyra’s 52-46 triumph at rival Lower Dauphin. On Tuesday night, Blatt netted 15 points in the Cougars’ 81-71 home setback to mighty Bishop McDevitt.
What was significant about those two Blatt performances was that not only did he lead his team in scoring on those nights, but they also marked the sixth and seventh games in-a-row in which Blatt has scored in double digits. For the season, Blatt has been in double figures 12 times in Palmyra’s 14 outings.
With the Cougars relying on Blatt, Palmyra has emerged victorious in four of its last six games to thrust itself firmly into the District Three Class AAA playoff picture.
– Jeff Falk