It wasn't an ideal start for Norristown's basketball team on Saturday. After eight minutes, the Eagles trailed Dobbins Tech 24-8 in the Hoops for Hope MLK Showcase at Pottstown High School. The Mustangs, who won 25 games and reached the Class 5A state playoffs a season ago, were up 40-25 at halftime. Norristown senior guard Myon Kirlew refused to let the Eagles go down quietly. Kirlew racked up a career-high 33 points. He drilled five 3-pointers. Dobbins Tech's lead was cut to 69-65 with 1:18 remaining. "I feel like our team always fights back. Every time we have a little deficit, we always come back. We just got to start off strong," Kirlew told Paul Roberts of SV Sports. The Mustangs held on for a 81-72 victory. Sophomore Haneef Davis had a team-high 19 points. Jarrell Little and Saleem Hudson added 18 points apiece. The (6-7) Eagles got 15 points from Kevin Bonds. Kirlew believes Norristown can compete with the top squads in the Pioneer Athletic Conference. Spring-Ford, Perkiomen Valley, Methacton, Phoenixville, and Pottstown are some other teams to keep an eye on in the PAC. "We're definitely up there. We just gotta keep playing together," said Kirlew. SV Sports sponsored the MLK Showcase which benefitted the Salvation Army of Pottstown.