Pa. Boys: Germantown Academy clinches Inter-Ac League basketball title

Posted: February 02, 2013

Germantown Academy clinched its first Inter-Ac League boys' basketball title since 2009, breezing by the Haverford School, 78-53, Friday.

Senior point guard Nick Lindner, who will play for Lafayette next season, scored 24 points for the Patriots, icing the game by hitting 13 of his 14 fourth-quarter free throws.

In another Inter-Ac game, junior point guard Sean O'Brien poured in 22 points and dished out four assists as Penn Charter topped visiting Episcopal Academy, 63-45.

Suburban One. Kyle McCloskey came out firing from the opening tip, scoring nine first-quarter points as Council Rock North dictated play early in its 53-42 win at Bensalem. The senior forward finished with a team-high 16 points and 11 rebounds.

North Penn's Mike Swanson struck for 17 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and his Knights bested host Hatboro-Horsham, 64-57.

The Pennsbury duo of Mekhi Bryant and Aamir Williams proved too much for host Truman to handle, scoring 16 and 15 points, respectively, in the Falcons' 55-52 win.

Catholic. Archbishop Carroll senior point guard Yosef Yacob's 17 points vaulted him into the 1,000-point club during the Patriots' 55-36 rout of visiting Cardinal O'Hara. Yacob's final bucket, a three-pointer in the fourth quarter, gave him the milestone.

Sophomore forward Sean Kelly coolly drained a long three-pointer with three seconds left to complete a fourth-quarter comeback and send Conwell-Egan to a 53-50 victory at Bonner-Prendergast. Down by 11 to start the final period, the Eagles forced six turnovers that they converted into points, setting up senior guard Ryan Pepito's tying three-pointer with less than 40 seconds to play.

Shawn Miller's and Bryan Okolo's long-range marksmanship kept Archbishop Ryan within striking distance of visiting Neumann-Goretti, but the Saints held off a late charge to win, 45-43.

John Davis led Neumann-Goretti with 19 points, and Ja'Quan Newton added 11.

Central. Gabe Armando drained a corner three with less than five seconds left in overtime, sending Haverford High to a 36-33 victory over visiting Garnet Valley.

Harriton junior guard Tas Dixon drained five three-pointers and scored a career-high 21 points in the Rams' 62-35 win over visiting Marple Newtown.

Bicentennial. Lower Moreland's Stephan Zoubroulis was almost flawless from the floor in a 51-43 defeat of visiting New Hope-Solebury, making 9 of 10 field-goal attempts and scoring 20 points.

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