Conwell-Egan rallies to win over Judge

Posted: January 15, 2014

Perhaps still reeling from its first loss of the season at the hands of league power, Archbishop Carroll, Conwell-Egan failed to reach double figures in each of the first two quarters of Monday night's Catholic League boys basketball game with Father Judge.

The Eagles rallied toward the end of the third quarter, though, as they ripped off a 19-2 run capped with incredible shooting from the free- throw line and finished with a 53-36 win over the visiting Crusaders.

Conwell-Egan trailed, 23-20, in the third quarter before closing the frame on an 11-0 run. The Eagles kept the pace in the fourth as they raced out to an 8-2 start.

Stevie Jordan poured in 18 points while Chase Kumor added 13 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, Conwell-Egan went 23 of 25 from the foul line, including 22 consecutive successful attempts.

In other league action:

Bishop McDevitt's Tyrell Long finished just shy of a triple-double as the Lancers won, 71-57, at Cardinal O'Hara. Long scored 34 points, collected 13 rebounds, and dished out seven assists.

Bicentennial. The first quarter proved the difference in Phil-Mont Christian's 52-37 win over visiting Jenkintown. The Falcons led, 17-2, after the opening frame before playing even with the Drakes the rest of the game. Micah Valdez drained four shots from beyond the arc en route to a game high 22 points. Sean Griffin added 17.

Public. Hanif Alexander hit two go-ahead free throws with six seconds remaining to lift Ben Franklin to a 63-61 win at West Philadelphia.

Palumbo's Anwar Epps secured family bragging rights as he netted 28 points to lead the Griffins over visiting Robeson, 66-56. Epps' cousin, Leron Epps plays for the Huskies and finished with 12 points in a losing effort.

Girls' Basketball

Freire Charter's Chelsea Woods had a statline at halftime that most would be proud of for a full game. The St. Joe's-bound senior scored 29 points in the first half and finished with 44 as the Dragons downed host Audenried, 58-44, in a nonleague game.

Her 29 first-half points were impressive. Even more impressive is that she scored all 20 of Freire Charter's points in the second quarter.

In other nonleague play:

Maddie Thornton tallied 27 points to lead Chichester to a 52-47 overtime win at Coatesville. Haley Sipple added 15 points and the Eagles defense held the Red Raiders scoreless in overtime.

Friends Schools. Jada Smith scored 24 points as Friends Select won narrowly, 49-48, at George School. She also grabbed eight rebounds.

Catholic Academies. Gwynedd-Mercy was paced by Emily Sullivan's 14 points as the Monarchs eased to a 55-35 win over visiting Nazareth Academy. Dia Veneziano joined Sullivan in double figures with 10 points.

Bicentennial League. Emma Dorshimer finished with 23 points to lead all players as Jenkintown won, 43-33, at Lower Moreland.


tmahon@phillynews.com

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