Palmyra girls’ basketball coach Ron Berman picked up his 400th career coaching victory when the Cougars beat Bishop McDevitt, 69-38, on Wednesday
Palmyra girls' basketball coach Ron Berman picked up his 400th career coaching victory when the Cougars beat Bishop McDevitt, 69-38, on Wednesday night. (FILE PHOTO)
To say it was a pretty enjoyable night for the Palmyra boys' and girls' basketball teams would be a gigantic understatement.

The Cougars will remember their respective wins over Bishop McDevitt on Wednesday for a long time, and for many different, happy reasons.

First, the Palmyra girls. The Cougars ran their record to 18-0 and gave head coach Ron Berman his 400th career coaching victory with a 69-38 beatdown of McDevitt in a Mid-Penn Keystone Divison clash at Palmyra Area High School.

Kait Carmo led Palmyra (18-0, 12-0) with 23 points, Kristen Smoluk added 11 and Carly Richardson checked in with 10 as the Cougars stormed out to a 21-2 first-quarter lead and never looked back.

And while the girls were rolling to the easy win and handing Berman his milestone victory, the Palmyra boys were storming back from a 10-point mid-fourth quarter deficit to stun McDevitt, 59-58.

Trey Baker completed the comeback with a 3-pointer from the right side with 30 seconds left. In all, Palmyra tallied 23 fourth-quarter points, 13 of which came from Adam Newhard, who finished with a team-high 20 and four 3-pointers.

Logan Stovall added 13 points to the win, which wasn't secured until McDevitt misfired on a potential game-winning shot in the closing seconds, Baker notched 11 and Brad Mackey came up with 10 points as the Cougars improved to 13-5 overall and 8-4 in the Keystone.