Pa. Boys: Cheltenham defeats Springfield (M)

Posted: January 18, 2014

Josh Coleman scored a team-high 13 points and Justin Sutton dominated the boards early on Thursday night as Cheltenham built a quick lead en route to topping Springfield (Montco), 63-53, in a Suburban One American boys' basketball game.

It was the Panthers' fifth straight win, four of which have been by double digits.

Coleman added seven rebounds, and Sutton grabbed nine of his 11 rebounds in the first quarter. Cheltenham led by 12 at halftime.

In other Suburban One action:

Anthony Lee and Amir Hilton scored eight points each to lead Abington over visiting Council Rock South, 53-31.

Truman's Satchel Simpson hit a key fourth-quarter three to seal Truman's 45-41 win over visiting Neshaminy.

Central. Lower Merion's Justin McFadden scored nine of his 16 points in the second half to lead the host Aces past Springfield (Delco), 65-52.

Mike O'Halloran grabbed five rebounds and recorded three steals to go along with his 15 points as Haverford High downed visiting Garnet Valley, 42-36. Tom Leibig added 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Tri-County. Ansu Sarnor scored 27 points and became the first player in school history to reach 1,000 points as host Collegium Charter rolled past visiting Del-Val Friends, 61-36. The 6-foot senior point guard reached the milestone in the third quarter.

Marc Meltzer's 20 points and Ari Yosef's 12 points led Barrack Hebrew at West-Mont Christian, 60-38.

Ches-Mont. Andy Vermeil hit a three-pointer in overtime to put host West Chester Henderson ahead and the Warriors held on to top Bishop Shanahan, 48-43. Brian Armstrong went 4 for 4 from the foul line in overtime.

Ethan Ridgeway's 19 points and Andrew Chobany's 13 points led West Chester Rustin past visiting Sun Valley, 57-46.

Del-Val. Malik Jackson poured in 24 points to lead Penn Wood at Chichester, 82-59. Addison Scott added 13 points.

Friends Schools. Friends' Central relied on Jonathan Lawton's game-high 25 points to hold off host George School, 46-34.

Public. Sean Lloyd and Deion Evans grabbed seven rebounds each to pull Imhotep Charter past visiting Martin Luther King, 59-38.

Ahmad Gilbert scored 13 points - all in the second half - and Raheem Liggins added 16 points and Constitution cruised at Frankford, 86-52.

Mastbaum's Rhasheed Camp hit a three-pointer with seven seconds left to lift the visiting Panthers over Edison, 60-59. He scored a game-high 16 points.

Zahfir Cade scored eight of his 14 points in the fourth quarter to power visiting Overbrook past Strawberry Mansion, 52-48.

Malik Tyndale's 10 points in the fourth quarter helped host Simon Gratz hold off Esperanza, 75-65. He finished with 24 points.

Kahlil Williams scored 10 of his 18 points in the third quarter and Central downed host Audenried, 69-63.

Nonleague. Zakee Bess scored 21 points and Pa. School for the Deaf rolled past visiting N.J. School for the Deaf, 52-46.

Football

James Franklin, Penn State's new head football coach, visited Archbishop Wood, Imhotep Charter, La Salle, Neshaminy and St. Joseph's Prep.

Under new NCAA rules, Thursday was the first day since Dec. 14 that college coaches were allowed to recruit in-person.


mbreen@phillynews.com

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