This past weekend, News 12 Bronx visited Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School to catch the PSAL-B champions in action. Last year, the FLHFHS Panthers basketball team won the PSAL-B title, landing them an opportunity to play in Albany at the state championships. According to the News 12 sportscasters this weekend, “Fannie Lou Hamer looks ready for a repeat.”
Coach Marc Skelton is prepared to see his team go even further than before. He would like to see the team “disrupt” the idea that the B-league can’t compete with the A or AA division teams - and, in fact, the Panthers have easily beat some much larger schools in the A and AA divisions. “Size doesn’t matter,” Coach Skelton contends.
Judging by the way the team looks so far this season, this is just the first of many successes for the Panthers.
See the News 12 Bronx clip here.