On February 2, 2010, Shayla Felder, a senior point guard for the Cheltenham High School girls’ basketball team, buried a three-pointer in a 58-44 victory over Springfield Montco to become the newest Lady Panther to reach the program’s 1,000 point club.
According to local historian Chuck Langerman, Felder (pictured above) was the 15th Lady Panther to reach the milestone and ended her career with 1,221 points. At only 5’3″, she led the Panthers to a 27-3 record that year while averaging 18 points per game and shooting 75 percent from the foul line.
“She’s had a great career,” Cheltenham coach Bob Schaefer said. “She could probably be working on 1,500 points except she’s such a team player. She takes great pride in feeding other players. She’s very unselfish and really has for the most part been unstoppable.”
Felder was named first-team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania and second-team All-State and went on to become a starting guard at Chestnut Hill College. As a co-captain during her senior year, she reached double figures in scoring 16 times and finished third on the team in scoring (10.9 PPG) in addition to dishing out a team-best 71 assists and swiping 38 steals.
In related news, the Lady Panthers’ basketball team won their last game of the season against Springfield Montco on Tuesday, February 6. The team finished 8-11 overall and 4-7 in conference for the 2023-24 season.
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