Pa. Boys: Fri. Pa. boys: CRN's Wright wins 200th

Fatir Al-ahad goes up for two points past Upper Dublin's Marc Conran in Cheltenham's 57-48 victory. MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer
Fatir Al-ahad goes up for two points past Upper Dublin's Marc Conran in Cheltenham's 57-48 victory. MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer
Posted: January 26, 2014

Council Rock North coach Derek Wright usually lets his assistants say a few words to his team in the locker room after each game. He didn't know Friday that his longtime assistant Jim Vacca would have a few words for him, too.

Vacca told the group that its 63-23 win at Truman was the 200th victory in Wright's coaching career. The last 189 of those have come during the last 12 years at Council Rock North.

Wright, who is the brother of Villanova coach Jay Wright, had an idea he'd hit the milestone this season. But he had no idea it happened Friday until Vacca, who has been with him for all 200 wins, announced that it was a "special win."

Drew Glenn led the Indians with 13 points. and Matt Margolis and Chris Rowland each had 12.

Wright said he had been inundated with calls and texts from former players.

"It's been really nice and humbling," Wright said.


West Catholic 58, Archbishop Wood 56: Jahmil Harris hit a fallback jumper with a hand in his face with about three seconds left to lift the host Burrs. He had 11 points, six assists and five rebounds. Wood's Pat Smith had hit a three-pointer to tie it with 20 seconds left.

Archbishop Ryan 43, Lansdale Catholic 42: Austin Slawter's late game heroics lifted the visiting Raiders. Slawter's free throw with five seconds left put Ryan ahead. He then stole the ball on the ensuing possession to seal the win. Kyle Pavlik, who had 16, had tied it on a three-pointer with 13 seconds left.

Neumann-Goretti 67, Conwell-Egan 44: Ja'Quan Newton scored 28 points and had five assists. Lamarr Kimble had eight points, six rebounds and six assists for the host Saints, ranked No. 1 by The Inquirer in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Roman Catholic 72, Bonner-Prendergast 38: Rashann London and Shep Garner combined for 24 points in the rout for the visiting Cahillites, the No. 2 ranked team - for now.

Archbishop Carroll 51, St. Joseph's Prep 36: Ernest Aflakpui scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half as the No. 3 Patriots pulled away at home.

La Salle 76, Bishop McDevitt 54: David Krmpotich scored 10 of his 20 points in the third as the No. 10 Explorers eased away for the road win. Krmpotich also had seven rebounds. Shawn Witherspoon had 10 points and 10 assists.

Father Judge 58, Cardinal O'Hara 47: Will Brazukas had nine points and eight assists, and Pat Mulville had 10 points and seven rebounds for the hot Crusaders.


Cheltenham 57, Upper Dublin 48: Seniors Aaron Burton and Jeremiah Coleman each scored seven points in the fourth quarter, helping the host Panthers overcome a two-point deficit after three periods. Cheltenham outscored the Cardinals, 18-7, in the final period. Burton finished with a team-high 15 points, and Coleman added 13. Upper Dublin's Simeon Fryer had a game-high 19.


Garnet Valley 56, Upper Darby 40: Joey Sweeney scored 14 of his 24 points in the second half as the host Jaguars pulled away. Sweeney also had eight rebounds. Steve Palis and Aaron Parenti each had 12 points, and Palis had four steals.

Lower Merion 79, Harriton 70: Jule Brown and Corey Sherman each scored 17 points to lead Lower Merion to the home win.


Westtown 68, Abington Friends 41: Jair Bolden scored 18, Jared Mickens added 17 and Gergios Papagiannis added 10 to lift the visiting Quakers.


Holy Ghost Prep 66, MaST Charter 48: Liam Brennan sank three three-pointers in the second quarter as the visiting Firebirds seized control with a 19-8 run. Brennan scored 13, and Matt England had 15.

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