December 19, 2012 |
Thanks in large part to the second-half emergence of Malik Starkes, Math, Civics & Sciences Charter can finally lay claim to a victory over rival Imhotep Charter. Tuesday, with Starkes producing all 14 of his points in the final 12 minutes, the Mighty Elephants, ending a five-game winless streak against the Panthers, triumphed, 53-50, before a standing-room-only crowd at the Berean Institute. "We've never been able to beat them before this," Mighty Elephants coach Danny Jackson said.
March 22, 2011 |
It has been more than seven years since the stroke-related death of his grandfather Charlie, but Tyreek Riddick continues to play in his memory. "He was like a father figure for me," Riddick said. "Whenever my mom went out, I stayed with him. He would take me to Sixers games, out to eat, things like that. On the court, I try to turn my sadness from losing him into toughness. " Riddick, a senior wing guard for Math, Civics, and Sciences, is called a "shooting assassin" by one assistant coach.
March 13, 2016 |
Math, Civics, and Sciences survived a poor foul-shooting performance and a fourth-quarter scoring drought against Phil-Mont Christian to keep alive its drive for its first state basketball title since 2011. With a step-back three-pointer at the end of regulation and a clutch effort in overtime, the Mighty Elephants escaped Phil-Mont Christian, 73-68, in a PIAA Class A state quarterfinal Friday night at Philadelphia University. "We showed a lot of determination and fortitude in overtime," said MC&S coach Danny Jackson, whose squad went 6 for 16 from the line after the break.
March 8, 2015
STATE CLASS A FIRST ROUND Math, Civics and Sciences 81, Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg 79 (OT): Nick Jones (15 points) went 4 for 4 from the line in overtime, including a pair of free throws with less than a minute remaining that put the Mighty Elephants ahead by 81-79 in Pleasant Valley. St. John's recruit Samir Doughty had 27 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and five steals. Saheed Peoples scored 14 points and Luis Reyes added 12 points for MCS. Math, Civics and Sciences finished No. 2 in District 12. Notre Dame was the District 11 champion.
March 17, 2016 |
With all eyes on him, Kwahzere Ransom momentarily shielded his. The Math, Civics and Sciences sophomore stood at the foul line with about 30 seconds left in Tuesday night's PIAA Class A state semifinal at Philadelphia University and pulled the top of his jersey over his face. Before hitting a dramatic game-winning three-pointer to beat Constitution, 79-78, in overtime, Ransom had missed three consecutive free throws that could have helped the Mighty Elephants secure the victory.
November 20, 2014
MATH, CIVICS AND SCIENCES senior guard Samir Doughty has chosen St. John's University above others that recruited the sought-after scorer. First-team Daily News all-city as a junior, Doughty is a 3-star recruit, according to Rivals, and rated No. 78 in the nation and 12th in the state by ESPN. Seton Hall, George Mason, Penn State and others all vied for his services. Before leading the Mighty Elephants to the Class A title game last season, the 6-4 guard scored 45 points against Delaware County Christian in a PIAA first-rounder in which he also notched his 1,000th point (now 1,081)
November 20, 2014 |
St John's landed its second Public League boys' basketball star in three years when Samir Doughty committed to the program on Tuesday morning. The 6-foot-3 guard from Math, Civics and Sciences plans to make it official when he signs his letter of intent Wednesday at the Center City school. He led the Mighty Elephants with 16.8 points per game last season, his first after transferring from shuttered Communications Tech. Doughty was voted to last season's Public League first team.
March 6, 2016 |
Math, Civics, and Sciences spread the scoring around among nine players in a 79-47 romp over Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg at Pleasant Valley on Friday night. Malik Archer scored a game-high 19 points while Edward Croswell - the only other player for the Mighty Elephants to record double-digit points - added 12. Math, Civics, and Sciences advances to the second round, and on Tuesday will face Old Forge, which downed Cowanesque, 63-50. Elsewhere in PIAA Class A first-round action: Noah Baldez and Phi-Mont Christian pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat Paul Robeson, 75-63, at Colonial Elementary.
February 20, 2013 |
MATH, CIVICS & Sciences Charter lost more than a basketball game Saturday in the Public League quarterfinals. Due to misbehavior, one of its top players has been removed from the squad. Robert Coleman, the Pub sports czar, said he and MC&S' administration reached an agreement on guard Malik Starkes - he'll no longer play for the Mighty Elephants, nor for any school in the PL. The problem began with one-tenth of a second remaining in MC&S' 62-61 loss to Roberts Vaux. Noticing that Starkes was complaining to an official about a call that sent star guard Rysheed Jordan to the foul line, MC&S coaches removed him after the first free throw.
January 15, 2015 |
Public League boys' basketball power Math, Civics and Sciences Charter was without head coach Danny Jackson on Tuesday and it is unclear when he will return. Jackson sent a text message late Tuesday evening that he was taking a leave of absence. Jackson had earlier said he had resigned to "pursue other educational and employment opportunities" when reached by phone on Tuesday afternoon. Jackson, who has coached the team since 2007, was not at the Mighty Elephants' 72-55 loss on Tuesday to visiting Public League rival Imhotep Charter.