Pottstown basketball coach Ken Ivory

Pottstown's boys basketball team continues to take steps in the right direction.  After finishing (6-16) two years ago, the Trojans reached the Pioneer Athletic Conference playoffs for the first time in a decade last season.  They took top-seeded Spring-Ford to double overtime in the PAC semifinals before falling 71-66.  Head coach Ken Ivory has big expectations in 2024.  "Honestly, it's championship or bust for us," he told SV Sports' Paul Roberts.  Pottstown hosted the first annual Hoops for Hope MLK Showcase on Saturday.  The Trojans rallied for a thrilling 71-68 victory over Muhlenberg.  Pottstown overcame a 55-46 deficit entering the fourth quarter.  "I'm beyond proud. Our kids always fight. We've been in these situations before," said Ivory.  The Muhls trailed 34-33 at halftime before erupting for 22 points in the third quarter.  Shermar Killens, a 6'2 junior guard, poured in 26 points for Muhlenberg.  Jayden Kantner added 13.  Sadeeq Jackson put the Trojans in front 68-66 on a putback with just over one minute remaining.  Jurrell Young gave Pottstown a 71-68 advantage by knocking down a pair of free throws with 17 seconds left.  Killens got a good look at a 3-pointer before the buzzer, but it was off the mark.  Abdul Jackson, Sadeeq's twin brother, had 26 points.  Sadeeq Jackson chipped in with 15 points and Young provided 14.  They're three of the six seniors on the Trojans' roster.  "They're thick as thieves. They spend a lot of time together. They love it here. They're a great group of guys who take care of each other," replied Ivory.  He organized the MLK Showcase which benefitted the Salvation Army of Pottstown.  The event was sponsored by SV Sports.  "I have a deep passion for history, especially black history," said Ivory. 


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