January 11, 2016 |
More than anything, Imhotep Charter boys' basketball coach Andre Noble has been pleased with Jaekwon Carlyle's maturation as a student. "He comes from a rough neighborhood, and he had some issues in the classroom," Noble said. "But he's been buckling down and applying himself more. " Carlyle agreed. "I had to focus more, stop worrying about things less important, and do my work. " The 6-foot, 170-pound senior guard helped Imhotep take care of business against Friends' Central on Saturday in the second annual All-City Classic, producing 15 points, two assists, and two steals in a 68-42 triumph at Girard College.
February 23, 2015 |
A look at the Public League boys' basketball championship: Who: Imhotep Charter vs. Constitution. When: Sunday, approximately 3:30 p.m. (after the girls' game between Imhotep Charter and Mastery North, which begins at 1 p.m.). Where: St. Joseph's University. Tickets: $10. Records: Imhotep is 18-8 and on a seven-game winning streak. Constitution is 19-7 and won the Division A title. Coaches: Andre Noble, Imhotep, ninth season, 253-66; Rob Moore, Constitution, fifth season, 133-44.
February 21, 2015 |
During a brief break in fourth-quarter action Thursday night, Martin Luther King coach Sean Colson grabbed the attention of his guards. As Imhotep Charter coach Andre Noble conferred with referees about a free-throw discrepancy, Colson, his index finger extended, barked out instructions. "Do not leave him," he ordered. "Don't ever leave him!" On the business end of Colson's finger was a smiling Daron Russell. The 5-foot-10 sophomore guard for Imhotep had been a thorn in the Cougars' paws early on in the Public League semifinal at Southern.
January 19, 2015 |
If Saturday afternoon's showcase effort against perennial power Chester is any indication, Imhotep Charter, with the Public League playoffs about two weeks away, is headed in the right direction. The confident-looking Panthers forced 17 turnovers, flourished on the fastbreak, and rolled to a 69-54 triumph over the sloppy Clippers in the 16th annual Kobe Bryant Philly.com/Rally Play-by-Play Classic at Lower Merion. "A couple of years ago, Chester used to beat up on Imhotep," Panthers sophomore point guard Daron Russell said.
December 18, 2014 |
While Chase Rodgers can sometimes bump heads with Sean Colson, the senior forward says he likes the hard-driving ways of the Martin Luther King coach. "He's harder on me than anybody else" he said. "At the end of the day, I know that's the best thing for me. It's going to make me a better overall player. " Rodgers started on Tuesday for the first time this season. He netted a game-high 18 points to spark King's 66-60 win at Imhotep Charter in both teams' Public League Division A opener.
March 7, 2014 |
SEAN LLOYD knew what happened almost immediately. The pain in his wrist was all too familiar and the swelling confirmed what he already diagnosed. A few choices came to mind: Alert trainers and the Imhotep coaching staff, which may have glued him to the bench; or keep on keepin' on. Last night, he stood, black cast running up his left wrist, just outside the school's gym where his healthier teammates prepared for tonight's first-round playoff game against Susquehanna Valley. The scene of the injury was Southern High, in the Class AAA Public League finale in mid-February.
March 6, 2014 |
It's win-or-go-home time. The PIAA state boys' basketball playoffs will begin this weekend, with 31 local teams bidding to reach Hershey and capture gold medals. Lower Merion (Class AAAA) and Imhotep Charter (AAA) are out to defend titles. Here is a preview of the Class AAA and A tournaments, which will begin Friday, and a predicted champion in each classification. We'll preview the Class AAAA and AA playoffs, which start Saturday, on Friday. Class AAA Imhotep comes in at less than full strength.
January 20, 2014 |
Even with the slight lead his team had at halftime of Saturday night's clash against fellow Southeastern Pennsylvania power Chester, Imhotep Charter coach Andre Noble was anything but pleased. Just ask Devin Liggeons. "He was getting on us about our intensity," the junior forward said. "He said we needed to be more physical, for us to get after it like we really wanted it. " The Panthers were considerably sharper after intermission and, in ending their losing skid against the Clippers, posted a 59-52 victory in the Kobe Bryant Scholastic Play-By-Play Classic at Harriton.
December 9, 2013 |
Imhotep Charter boys' basketball coach Andre Noble made great time as he avoided Saturday afternoon's traffic and arrived at Lower Merion in 70 minutes. Also the school's athletic director, Noble stayed for the end of the Panthers' PIAA semifinal football win just outside Reading before heading to his evening game with the Aces. And his good fortune continued as his basketball team turned back Lower Merion's late rally to win, 58-54. Senior Jakwan Jones scored eight of his 17 points in the fourth quarter.
March 23, 2013 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - Last season, the Imhotep Charter boys' basketball team claimed its third PIAA Class AA championship and second in a row. This year, in making the move up to Class AAA, the Panthers proved equal to the challenge. More than equal, actually. In an all-District 12 state final, Andre Noble's squad, spurred by 25 points from senior catalyst Brandon Austin and solid interior play, downed Archbishop Carroll, 54-45, Friday night at the Giant Center. "We felt a couple of times that we were the best team in the state, regardless of the class we were in," Noble said.