Two weeks before the start of spring, Winter came through in a big way for Quaker Valley.
Winter Fondi extended Quaker Valley's season last Saturday, as his basket with 2.4 seconds left in overtime gave the Quakers a thrilling 42-40 win against Richland in a PIAA Class AA first-round playoff game at Central Cambria.
Fondi scored a team-high 17 points for Quaker Valley, but it was the final two that made the difference. His layup accounted for the only points scored by either team in the extra period, as the game was tied, 40-40, at the end of regulation.
Fondi, a 5-foot-11 senior guard, has had some big moments for the Quakers this season. In the first round of the WPIAL playoffs, Fondi had a triple double (16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists) to lead the Quakers to a 64-47 win against Apollo-Ridge. Fondi scored a career-high 25 points in a 58-42 victory at Sto-Rox in December.