Pa. Boys: Guers scores career-high 35 as GA tops Haverford School

Holy Ghost Prep's Joe Braun drives in for two points past Lower Moreland defender Jake Fazio in the second quarter. HGP's Firebirds held on for a 40-37 win.
Holy Ghost Prep's Joe Braun drives in for two points past Lower Moreland defender Jake Fazio in the second quarter. HGP's Firebirds held on for a 40-37 win. (MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer)
Posted: January 19, 2014

Maybe the simplest explanation is best when it comes to Tim Guers and his recent scoring outbursts.

"I think he likes playing on Friday nights," Germantown Academy coach Jim Fenerty said.

Whatever the reason, the Patriots will take it.

Guers scored a career-high 35 points, and Germantown Academy beat Haverford School on its own court, 73-65. The Fords are The Inquirer's eighth-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Guers, a 6-foot-3 junior guard who scored 30 last Friday against Episcopal Academy, netted 11 point of the Patriots' 13 points in overtime. Sophomore point guard Devon Goodman, who missed the first eight games, added 14.

The young Patriots, who graduated the core of an Inter-Ac and state champion team a year ago, have been on fire since Goodman's return. They've won 10 games in a row, and have beaten everyone in the league once.

"It's a great win for us, but in the Inter-Ac, it's a 10-round fight, and we're only halfway through," Fenerty said.

INTER-AC

Episcopal Academy 46, Penn Charter 41: Mike Jolaoso scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half to boost the visiting Churchmen. Penn Charter's Sean O'Brien had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Malvern Prep 65, Springside Chestnut Hill 56: Chris Anderson scored six of his 16 in the first quarter as the visiting Friars jumped out to a 15-7 lead.

CATHOLIC LEAGUE

La Salle 69, Archbishop Wood 67, OT: Sean Greenberg's three-pointer with 54 seconds left gave the visiting Explorers the lead for good. Pat Smith scored his 1,000th career point on a three in the second quarter. His layup with 54 seconds left in regulation forced overtime. The Cornell-bound senior had 17 points. Najee Walls led La Salle with 23.

Roman Catholic 62, Conwell-Egan 52: Manny Taylor's 16 points and 12 rebounds paced the No. 2 Cahillites at home. Rashann London also scored 16 points. Shep Garner added 14. Tony Carr had nine points and four assists.

St. Joe's Prep 44, Father Judge 36: Chris Clover helped the host Hawks shake off an uncharacteristic first quarter. Clover scored 11 points in the second and went on a 19-5 run after being outscored, 9-2, in the first. Clover had 25 points and five rebounds. Rick Slusarczyk had eight points and 14 rebounds.

Cardinal O'Hara 68, Archbishop Ryan 62: Andrew Louden scored 12 of his 32 points in the fourth, and the visiting Lions shot 15 for 16 from the line in the final period.

SUBURBAN ONE AMERICAN

Wissahickon 45, Upper Dublin 44: The host Trojans used a 13-5 advantage in the fourth quarter to rally for the win. Chase Wilson scored 15.

SUBURBAN ONE NATIONAL

Pennsbury 67, Bensalem 48: Cameron Jones (13 points) made four three-pointers, and the host Falcons outscored Bensalem, 42-20, in the first and third quarters.

BICENTENNIAL INDEPENDENCE

Holy Ghost Prep 40, Lower Moreland 37: Mike Kirby went 3 for 4 from the line in the final 30 seconds to seal it for the visitors. Kirby and Alex Hanssen each scored 12 points.

WRESTLING

Upper Darby 59, Springfield (D) 15: Austin Petril earned his 100th career win for the visiting Royals. He wrestles at 113 and 120 pounds.


tmcmanus@philly.com

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