Academy at Palumbo caps off incredible rally

Andrew Fagans is lifted by his teammates after delivering the game-winning free-throws. Photo/Mark Zimmaro

It was a dramatic finish as the Academy at Palumbo defeated Mastery Charter North, 62-60 in the opening round of the Philadelphia Public League playoffs on Thursday.

Sophomore Andrew Fagans hit two free-throws with one second remaining to put the Griffins in front for good after an incredible rally. Palumbo trailed by nine points late in the fourth quarter before Fagans displayed his heroics.

Senior and recent 1,000-point scorer Ibrahim Kane netted a team-high 22 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter to spark the comeback.

Ibrahim Kane hits a shot and was fouled late in the fourth quarter to tie the game after a big rally. Photo/Mark Zimmaro

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Ibrahim Kane goes up strong to the basket and gets fouled. Photo/Mark Zimmaro
Tymirr Fariar checks his options for Palumbo. Photo/Mark Zimmaro
“I’m open.” Andrew Fagans calls for the ball during the second half. Photo/Mark Zimmaro
Ayyub Noble brings the ball up court for Palumbo. Photo/Mark Zimmaro