Pa. Boys: Mountain's basket lifts Haverford School past Malvern Prep

Posted: January 09, 2013

Derek Mountain was in the right place at the right time for the Haverford School basketball team Tuesday.

Mountain tipped in a missed three-pointer as time expired to give the host Fords a 39-37 victory over Malvern Prep in an Inter-Ac League game.

Shawn Alston scored 15 points, and Eric Anderson, who took the final three-point attempt, had 11. Mountain finished with eight.

Sam Ramagano (15) and Jimmy Gordon (14) combined for 29 points for Malvern Prep.

Also in the Inter-Ac:

Penn State-bound center Julian Moore blocked a shot at the rim with two seconds remaining to secure Germantown Academy's 44-42 win over Episcopal Academy. Moore scored 12 points.

Sean O'Brien's strong second half carried Penn Charter to a 42-38 victory at Springside Chestnut Hill.

O'Brien scored eight points in a 1-minute, 30-second burst in the third quarter, and he had all 16 of his points after halftime. He went 6 for 9 from the line in the fourth.

Catholic League. Notre Dame-bound guard Stephen Vasturia scored 27 points to lead St. Joseph's Prep over visiting Bishop McDevitt, 70-47. Vasturia pulled in nine rebounds and shot 4 for 8 from beyond the arc. Backcourt mate Miles Overton added 15 points, and Chris Thompson had nine points and 13 rebounds.

Public A. Deion Boyer sank a three-pointer from the top of the key with seven seconds remaining in overtime to lift Franklin Learning Center over visiting Sankofa Freedom, 62-59. Nasir Smith scored 19 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

Providence recruit Brandon Austin scored 19 of his 25 in the first half as host Imhotep Charter rolled by Prep Charter, 74-38.

Bartram sophomore center Michael Watkins recorded a triple-double in Bartram's 73-46 defeat of visiting Del-Val Charter. Watkins scored 11 points, and had 17 rebounds and 11 blocks.

Still pondering his college decision, Vaux's Rysheed Jordan scored 22 of his 31 in the second half as Vaux pulled away for a 76-57 win at Constitution. Jordan, who is considering Temple, UCLA, and St. John's, shot 10 for 15 from the free-throw line.

Behind five second-half three-pointers from junior guard Joe Ricketts, Frankford rallied past visiting Boys' Latin, 58-48. Ricketts scored 21 points as Frankford overcame a nine-point halftime deficit.

Public C. Guard Greg Holdsman scored seven of his nine points in overtime, including going 6 for 9 from the line, to help Central to a 46-38 win at Ben Franklin. The Lancers shot 18 for 21 from the line, and Ben Franklin was 6 for 17.

Public D. Jalen Wilder's steal in overtime sealed host Palumbo's 67-60 win over Mastery Charter South. Shafi Meachum scored 21 points, and Jameal Tucker added 18 points and nine rebounds. Mastery South's Kevin Beaford sent it to overtime on a three with 10 seconds left.

Central League. Senior forward Matt Donnelly scored all five of his points in the final 20 seconds to secure Haverford High's 50-47 win at Conestoga.

Suburban One American. Junior guard Chase Wilson scored 10 of his career-best 30 points in the first quarter as Wissahickon cruised to an 80-56 win at Upper Merion.

Ches-Mont National. Chas McCormick scored his 1,000th point on a runner in the lane in the first quarter, and West Chester Henderson went on to beat Downingtown West, 59-44. McCormick, a 6-foot senior guard who finished with 26, is the first Henderson player to reach the milestone.

Devon Seeney scored 13 of his 27 points in the third quarter and s Bishop Shanahan used a 44-19 advantage in the middle periods to beat Avon Grove, 69-53. Mike Booth added 21 points.

Del-Val. Arizona recruit Rondae Jefferson picked up 10 points and 14 rebounds as Chester pulled away to beat visiting Penn Wood, 78-55.

Nonleague. Senior guard Ben Holl became the third player in Friends Select history to score 1,000 points, getting there in a 60-36 win at Solebury School. Holl finished with 13 points.

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