Thurs. Pa. and S.J. boys and girls: Prep rolls

Posted: January 04, 2014

An anticipated Catholic League boys' basketball matchup was postponed on Thursday, but one of the league's perennial powers opened its league schedule.

St. Joseph's Prep, last season's Catholic runner-up, relied on Chris Clover's steady hand to turn back visiting Bonner-Prendergast, 59-23.

Clover, a junior, scored 12 of his 22 points in the second quarter and grabbed six rebounds. Senior guard Kyle Thompson chipped in with nine rebounds, eight points, and four assists.

Archbishop Carroll and Neumann-Goretti rescheduled their Thursday night game to Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at Carroll. The Patriots are The Inquirer's No. 1-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Neumann-Goretti is ranked second.

Public. Junior DaShon Gidding scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lift host Del-Val Charter past Washington, 51-50. The Eagles missed a three-pointer at the buzzer as their late rally fell just short.

In other Public League action:

Maurice Smith sank seven of his eight free throws in the fourth quarter, and Robeson downed host Audenried, 71-65.

Wayne Stewart and Davon Perry scored all 11 of Elverson's fourth-quarter points as the team won at GAMP, 46-40.

Shawn Gardiner jumped out with 11 of his 17 points in the first quarter, and Parkway Northwest raced past host Masterman, 63-45.

Marcell Curry knocked down four three-pointers en route to a game-high 17 points, and Prep Charter nipped host Franklin Learning Center, 66-65.

Eric Lewis scored 10 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter to power Engineering & Science past Southern, 48-41.

Devin Bullock poured in 15 points, and New Media Charter eased past host Edison, 66-58.

Jyel Thomas hit a pair of threes in the fourth quarter to help Central down Lincoln, 63-60.

Nyfis Humbert had four steals and 11 points in the fourth quarter as Esperanza rallied past host Freire Charter, 62-54.

Shawn Bailey dished out seven assists and Kameer Cryor scored 22 points with nine rebounds to lead Bartram past visiting Dobbins, 68-65.

Devin Bullock scored seven of his 15 points in the second quarter to lead visiting New Media Charter past Edison, 66-58. The visitors made 20 free throws and moved to 3-0 in league play.

Andre Bryant scored 21 points and recorded six steals as Mastbaum rolled over visiting Bodine, 62-29. Rhasheed Camp and Robert Lafayette added nine points each.

Tyheim Monroe scored 19 points to go along with his 10 rebounds as Olney tripped up visiting Mastery Charter North, 62-42.

Demetrius White scored 11 of his game-high 27 points in the third quarter as Palmer downed host Overbrook, 71-50.

Andrew Singleton put in six of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, and Kensington featured four double-figure scorers in its 68-52 win at Palumbo.

Senior center Matt Harris grabbed 13 rebounds to lift Roxborough over Swenson, 66-56.

Malik Tyndale drained 19 of his 24 free throws and finished with 28 points as Simon Gratz slipped past visiting Boys' Latin, 71-68.

Ches-Mont. Musty Mahmud's 20 points lifted Oxford past visiting Kennett, 77-75.

Jackson Hyland led Kennett with a game-high 27.

Nonleague. Torey Green scored 25 points and Beni Toure added 16 as host Upper Darby downed Glen Mills, 66-59.

Daimir Williams scored 27 points and Donnell Fyffe chipped in with 18 as host Gospel of Grace turned away Atlantic Christian, 81-66.

Girls' Basketball

Mikila Stefanski hit two three-pointers and scored 15 points to propel Cedar Creek past visiting Cherokee, 51-49, in a nonleague game. Casey Thomas added 13 points on 5-for-8 shooting.

In other nonleague action:

Dominique Williams scored 32 points and Olivia Townsend added 16 to pace Upper Darby past host Academy Park, 58-48.

Sarah Applegate scored eight of her 11 points in the first half as visiting Moorestown Friends downed Doane Academy, 44-22.

Tanasia Russell's 28 points helped Vineland ease past visiting Atlantic County Tech, 53-42.

Catholic. Bailey Greenberg recorded four blocks, and nine players scored for Archbishop Wood in a 40-23 win over visiting Lansdale Catholic.

Cape-Atlantic. Dana Donahue made three of St. Joseph's seven three-pointers en route to a 60-20 win at Buena.

Sugar Bowl Classic. Margaret Anne Hubbell scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Germantown Academy downed West St. John's (La.), 74-47, in New Orleans.

Hubbell is a New Orleans native, and Patriots coach Sherri Retif played college basketball at Tulane.

Lauren Oeth, a sophomore, added 10 rebounds and five blocks for GA. Olivia Gorman scored all 16 of her points in the first half.

The Patriots advance to Friday night's quarterfinals. The semifinals and championship game will be held on Saturday.


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