Pa. Boys: Thurs. Pa. boys: MLK's Foreman hits 1,000 mark

Esperanza's Briheam Anthony (left), celebrates a 58-55 triumph over Boys' Latin in a Public League Class AAA playoff game.
Esperanza's Briheam Anthony (left), celebrates a 58-55 triumph over Boys' Latin in a Public League Class AAA playoff game. (DAVID MAIALETTI / Staff Photographer)
Posted: February 08, 2014

Martin Luther King's Sammy Foreman became the first Public League boys' basketball player in this year's junior class to record his 1,000th career point, and he helped keep the Cougars' season alive with a 56-52 win over visiting Southern in the Public League Class AAAA quarterfinals.

Foreman, a 6-foot guard, scored 15 points and reached the milestone with a three-pointer in the third quarter. He spent his freshman season at Haverford School and his sophomore year at now-closed Vaux.

Greg Bennett finished with 19 points, and Jabri McCall added 14.

King is ranked No. 5 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer.

Public AAA. Senior forward Robert Edwards grabbed 13 rebounds, and senior forward Hyking Brisbon hauled in 12 to lift Esperanza past Boys' Latin, 58-55.

Public AA. Junior guard/forward Dashon Giddings scored 16 of his 21 points in the first half and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Del-Val Charter past Audenried, 64-60.

Public A. New Media Charter captured its first playoff win with a 75-42 romp over visiting Parkway West in the quarterfinals.

Senior guard Devin Bullock had 18 points and 10 assists. John Fieffe added 15 rebounds.

Suburban One. Brian Coleman scored 15 points, and Cordell Lord added 10 to lead North Penn past visiting Penn Ridge, 51-49.

Quaker Cup. Dhalil Sadiq hit a three-pointer with five seconds left, and Moorestown Friends won at George School, 32-30, in the semifinals.

In the other semifinal, senior Joe Robinson scored 12 points in the first quarter, and host Abington Friends raced past Friends Select, 80-44.

Central. Michael Fisher scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to help Marple Newtown hold off Strath Haven, 65-59.

Alex Shippen scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to move Harriton past visiting Springfield (Delco), 65-53. Quideer Wimes came off the bench to add 14 points and six rebounds.

Del-Val. Chester's Mahir Johnson scored his 1,000th career point, and the Clippers cruised at Chichester, 98-50.

Johnson became the 30th player in school history to reach the mark, joining teammate Tyrell Sturdivant, who scored his 1,000th on Tuesday.

Wrestling

Jordan Wertz opened the bout with a major decision at 220 pounds, and Boyertown rolled to a 50-18 win over Wyoming Valley West in the second round of the PIAA Class AAA duals at Hershey's Giant Center.

Jordan Wood followed with a pin at heavyweight, and Jakob Campbell recorded a pin at 106.

Also in the second round:

Leading by just six points with two bouts remaining, Spring-Ford sealed a 42-24 win over Father Judge with two late falls. Brendan Zimmie pinned at 182, and Nick Perri scored a fall at 195.

Suburban One. Chris Barr scored a 6-2 decision at 195 pounds, and North Penn turned away visiting Souderton, 48-24.


mbreen@phillynews.com

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