March 20, 2013 |
HERE IS A list of players from Public, Catholic and Inter-Ac schools whose teams are competing in the NCAA Tournament: Cameron Ayers, Bucknell 6-5, G, Junior Germantown Academy Contributed nine points, six rebounds and three assists as the Bison topped Lafayette, 64-56, for the Patriot crown. Boasts a great assists-to-turnover ratio (67-31) and is hitting 39 percent of his treys; his scoring average (12.5) is No. 2 on the team. Has retained spidery qualities while adding strength.
March 11, 2013 |
ON NOV. 23, 2011, with Turkey Day 1 day away, David Johnson was not exactly inclined to give thanks. He woke up that morning with numbness in the right side of his mouth and when he took a look in a mirror . . . "It was like I had 20 pieces of bubblegum in there," he said, laughing. Not quite. What he had was a cyst and, boy, did it ever turn his life upside down. "Even now," he said, "I still have to take care of that area every day. I have to wash it out with saltwater.
March 7, 2013
BOYS' BASKETBALL Team Rec. Last week's rankings in parentheses. 1. Chester (1) 24-3 2. Lower Merion (2) 25-3 3. Neumann-Goretti (3) 21-5 4. Imhotep Charter (4) 23-5 5. Vaux (5) 19-8 6. Math, Civics & Sci. (6) 23-2 7. St. Joseph's Prep (8) 21-5 8. Roman Catholic (9) 19-6 9. Martin L. King (7) 23-4 10. Germantown Ac. (10) 23-6 Under consideration (listed alphabetically): Abington (22-5), Archbishop Carroll (19-6), Coatesville (23-7)
March 6, 2013 |
It's that time of the boys' basketball season when only select teams are still playing. Chester, Lower Merion, Neumann-Goretti, Upper Moreland, Gospel of Grace Christian, Imhotep Charter . . . Never heard of Gospel of Grace Christian? Join the club. "No one knows us," coach Mario Berrios said. Gospel of Grace is the surprise entry in the PIAA state tournament, which will begin this weekend. The Cheltenham school qualified in just its second season as a PIAA member. The Saints made the field by advancing to the District 1 Class A final last week and will open against Math, Civics & Sciences at 6 p.m. Friday at Bonner-Prendergast.
March 5, 2013 |
IT'S NOT TOO often a guy can claim a win and suffer a loss in the exact same basketball game. Welcome to Terrence Brown's world. Return with us now to St. Joseph's Prep for Saturday's Class AA City Title, specifically to the court's west end with a shade under 7 minutes remaining. Out front, standing with the ball and preparing to make a move, is sophomore Jordan Burney, a 6-1, 180-pound substitute guard for Conwell-Egan. Maybe 5 feet directly in front is Brown, a 6-4, 195-pound senior forward for Communications Tech.
March 3, 2013
Boys' Basketball DISTRICT 1 CLASS A THIRD-PLACE Delco Christian 49, Phil-Mont Christian 39 DISTRICT 1 CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIP Church Farm 52, Gospel of Grace 33 DISTRICT 1 CLASS AA CHAMPIONSHIP New Hope-Solebury 56, Christopher Dock 45 DISTRICT 1 CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP Upper Moreland 57, Pope John Paul II 49 DISTRICT 12 CLASS AA CHAMPIONSHIP Communications Tech 70, Conwell-Egan 60 ...
March 1, 2013 |
Imhotep/Neumann-Goretti matchup will determine who's best in city BUCKLE UP, folks. Wild Ride Part II is set for Friday night. For the first time since 1980, a full-fledged City Title showdown will allow Philadelphia's high school basketball community to know which team in the Public/Catholic leagues is the best. Imhotep Charter, winner of four of the last five Pub crowns, will meet Ss. Neumann-Goretti, Cath kingpin for five consecutive seasons, at 8:30 at Saint Joseph's University.
February 23, 2013 |
Brandon Austin probably didn't need any special accessories to attract extra attention on the basketball court Thursday. But if anyone needed a reminder that he was the player to watch for Imhotep Charter, his fluorescent pink sneakers served notice. So did his dominant play in the second half. Austin scored 11 of his 18 points in the third quarter to lead Imhotep past Communications Tech, 66-40, in a Public League boys' basketball semifinal at Southern. Imhotep (22-4), The Inquirer's seventh-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania, will go for its fourth league title in five years against Vaux on Sunday at the Liacouras Center.