Wissahickon edges Perkiomen Valley, 79-77, in overtime

Posted: February 12, 2014

Cousins Chase and Purnell Wilson are separated in age by just two months. On Monday afternoon, they were separated by just two points.

Chase Wilson scored 30 points to lead host Wissahickon over his cousin and Perkiomen Valley, 79-77, in an overtime nonleague boys' basketball game. Not to be outdone by his cousin, Purnell Wilson finished with 34 to pace the Vikings.

Trailing by four points in the final moments of regulation, Chase Wilson raced up the court and was fouled on a three-point attempt with seven seconds remaining. The senior point guard calmly buried his first two free throws before missing his third intentionally. Teammate Jared Reed put back the rebound to send it to overtime.

In overtime, Chris Villa netted seven of his 19 points to lead Wissahickon. Entering the game, Chase Wilson needed 22 points to reach 1,000 for his career.

"I've been involved in a few of these games now," said Trojans coach Kyle Wilson, who is Chase's dad and Purnell's uncle. "In this situation, with family facing each other, I feel bad anyone has to lose. But overall I am just immensely proud of both of them."

Catholic. Bishop McDevitt's Tyrell Long poured in 33 points and secured 10 rebounds as the Lancers turned back visiting Bonner-Prendergast, 85-76.

Bishop McDevitt will now play Father Judge on Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. at La Salle College High School to decide the final seed in the Catholic League playoffs.

Neumann-Goretti's Ja'Quan Newtown finished with 25 points to power the Saints to a 81-73 win at Archbishop Wood. First- year Vikings coach, John Mosco faced Neumann-Goretti for the first time in his career. Mosco served as an assistant for the Saints under fellow South Philadelphia native and close friend, coach Carl Arrigale, for the previous 16 years.

Bicentennial. Zach Dolton's 19 points led host Phil-Mont Christian to a 66-55 win over Calvary Christian. The win clinched the Constitution division for the Falcons. Calvary Christian's Jon Boback scored his 1,000th point in the first half.

Girls' Basketball

Emma Dorshimer's 21 points paced Jenkintown in a 39-34 win over visiting Faith Christian. The Drakes captured a share of the Bicentennial League Constitution division title.

In other division action:

Phil-Mont Christian cruised to a 55-31 win at Morrisville behind 25 points from Jana Goodman. The win secured the first Constitution division title for the Falcons, who earned a share of the crown with Jenkintown.

Lower Moreland's Bridgette Alexander scored 13 points to lift the Lions to a 41-29 win to clinch the Independence division title.

Ches-Mont. Lindsay Kent scored 18 points to lead Downingtown East to a 45-30 win at Great Valley in a Ches-Mont League semifinal.

West Chester Rustin's Noelle Powell scored her 1,000th point in a 60-34 win over Bishop Shanahan at Coatesville in the other Ches-Mont semifinal.


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