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December 19, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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March 22, 2011 | By Rick O’Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 15, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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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.
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February 20, 2013 | BY TED SILARY, Daily News Staff Writer silaryt@phillynews.com
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.
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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)
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November 20, 2014 | By Matt Breen and Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writers
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.
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January 18, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia Electrical and Technology's James Suber was well prepared for Thursday evening's Public League Division A matchup against Math, Civics and Sciences. In particular, the 6-foot-6, 200-pound senior forward was ready to square off with former Bartram teammate Mike Watkins, a 6-9, 220-pound junior and Penn State commit. "He's my brother, a close friend," Suber said. "Having played with him at Bartram, I kind of knew his game. I wanted to keep him off the block, make him use his left hand.
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March 16, 2011 | By Joe Fite, For The Inquirer
Tyreek Riddick was under the weather on Friday when his team opened the PIAA Class A state basketball tournament. He scored just three points as Math, Civics & Sciences pulled off a convincing win over Marian Catholic. But he made up for lost time in a second-round game Tuesday. Riddick sparked a huge third quarter scoring effort and led the Mighty Elephants past District 4 champion Millville, 78-38, at Milton Hershey School. Math, Civics & Sciences (23-5) built a 31-23 lead by halftime, but outscored Millville in the third quarter, 24-2, to take an insurmountable 55-25 lead after switching from a man-to-man defense to a 1-2-2 zone.
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March 23, 2011 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
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 & Sciences, is called a "shooting assassin" by one assistant coach.
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December 11, 2015 | Adam Hermann, Inquirer Staff Writer
St. Joseph's Prep rode a strong fourth quarter to a 59-52 victory over visiting Math, Civics, and Sciences in nonleague action Wednesday. The Prep entered the fourth quarter up just two, but outscored MCS, 17-12, in the final frame. Kyle Thompson led the way for the Hawks with 17 points. Darius Kinnel poured in 15 points, and Pete Gayhardt added eight points and 10 rebounds. The loss came just one day after the Mighty Elephants knocked off Martin Luther King, the ninth- ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer.
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March 19, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ahmad "J.R. " Gilbert just wasn't ready for his high school career to be over. The 6-foot-7 senior for Constitution just wouldn't let it end. He's been with the Generals since freshman year. In a time when transfers abound throughout the city, Gilbert has grown with this group of teammates and coaches. In particular, Gilbert grew close to Constitution assistant coach Fran Hamilton, who died last year. And with a stellar performance in the Generals' 87-46 rout of Math, Civics and Sciences at Philadelphia University in the PIAA Class A semifinals Tuesday night, Gilbert will have one last game with his basketball family.
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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.
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February 16, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ahmad "J.R. " Gilbert can score with the best. The 6-foot-7 senior forward has led Constitution High in scoring this season, and he even produced a 41-point game. In the Public League Class A final at Northeast on Saturday afternoon, however, the lithe lefty made a few key defensive plays to help the Generals escape Math, Civics, and Sciences, 66-59. In addition to 15 points, Gilbert added 12 rebounds, three steals, and three blocks in the second game of a doubleheader that served as the league's overall quarterfinals.
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January 15, 2015 | By Aaron Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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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)
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November 20, 2014 | By Matt Breen and Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writers
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.
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March 23, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
HERSHEY, Pa. - Math, Civics, and Sciences forward Mike Watkins stood alone in the entry way adjacent to the Giant Center court, tears welling in his eyes, the hood of his sweat jacket over his head. "We should have won," the junior said, barely audibly. "We got here, but that doesn't matter now. Not at all. " Ahead by as many 16 points in the first half, Watkins and the Mighty Elephants ended up bowing to District 7's Lincoln Park Charter, 70-66, Friday in the PIAA Class A boys' basketball final.
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March 16, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
THE TARDY ONE, the steady one, the injured one, the indomitable one and the perfect one: Those were the main characters during last night's episode of the Math, Civics and Sciences Charter show last night at Archbishop Ryan. And the Mighty Elephants could not have written a more compelling script. Without its head coach Danny Jackson, who missed the game for a family funeral, MC&S authored a 47-46 come-from-behind victory against Church Farm in Class A quarterfinal play. Junior wing Samir Doughty, as he did most of the season, paced the Pachyderms offense with 16 points, while sophomore forward Nazeer Bostick made a bevy of important plays late that added to Mike Watkins' defensive dominance and kept Lonnie Diggs' coaching record unblemished.
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