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2009-10 Season      email us at   pahoops@verizon.net

District Tournament action 
-Fri  Feb 26

-Sat Feb 27
-Mon Mar 1
-Thurs Mar 4
-Fri Mar 5
-Sat Mar 6

 

Senior All-Star Games HERE
Coming up in April, invitations now going out to seniors.  We just invited Justine Hook, a former Shootout All-Star:
Justine Hook,
Columbia-Montour  (2010) just went over the 1,000 point mark for her career.  She was named as an all-star at the Spring 2009 PA/MD Shootout. Her play as a senior and her all around performance in the  shootout has  earned her an invitation to play in the Senior All-Star Games in April.

Nominate a player for the game  HERE

Records: we are coming on the 15th anniversary of what the (Scranton Times) calls a national record. On Feb. 16th 1995, Carbondale Sacred Heart (now closed) girls team defeated Blue Ridge HS 49-48 to stop a 243 game losing streak, a streak that started in January of 1981.   Credit: Chris Tigue
Records page HERE

Super Woman Strikes Again!!
Kayla Hoohuli scored 36 as St. Mary's defeated ECCHS 61-54-she went 12 for 12 at the foul line in the fourth quarter and 18 for 18 from the foul line for the game.  Remember, she already had three games of 40 or more points this season. WARNING! SHE IS ONLY A JUNIOR!


 

FEBURARY. Outside baskets are covered in snow, but things are heating up inside on the court!!
The state's leading individual scorers are definitely  T.J. McConnell Chartiers Valley  and Kayla Hoohuli of St. Mary's Public who have both rung up 40 plus games three times so far this season.
49-2/3/10, T.J. McConnell  -46-1/22/10, Kayla Hoohuli  
44-12/22/09,  Kayla Hoohuli - 42-12/19/09, T.J. McConnell  -
42-12/12/09,  T.J. McConnell
41-2/2/10,  Kayla Hoohuli

The high individual game for the season belongs to Devonte' "DJ" Newbill,  Strawberry Mansion  scored  64 in a 105-14 win over W.B. Saul. The Pennsylvania records for high individual games are both at 100 points:
114, Pete Cimino set the Pennsylvania high school record on January 23, 1960  playing for Bristol  vs. Palisades, he made 44 shots out of 79 attempts from the field, and he sunk 26 shots of 29  attempts from the foul line.  He later became a major league baseball pitcher.
100, Linda Page playing for Philadelphia Dobbins Tech in 1981 set the single game record  by a female  in Pennsylvania by scoring 100 points against Mastbaum.

the sky is raining 3's
On Friday Jan22, 2010, in the fourth quarter Bruce Grover came off the bench for Perry High School and hit seven (that's correct, seven) straight 3 pointers to help his team come from behind and defeat Westinghouse in the Pittsburgh 'city League, 78-67. Up in District 9, Kayla Hoouli for St. Marys Area had 46 of the 58 in 58-48 win  over visiting Clearfield in D9 League girls’ action Friday night.  She had 12 3's-the high for season on our list - 
find this years individual 3 point games HERE
Find our 3 point records page
HERE

High individual game this year is a joke and a sad joke at that:   Devonte' "DJ" Newbill,  Strawberry Mansion  scored  64 in a 105-14 win over W.B. Saul. At one point the score was 37-0 with Strawberry Mansion pressing full court.  We can report  the record but we don't condone running up the score.  It's a shallow record.  The high scoring efforts that can be applauded are those recorded in important games-Billy Owens, Carlisle scored 53 against Pittsburgh Central Catholic  in the 1988 AAAA state  finals.  Christine Koren, Hazleton scored 48 in 1984 in a PIAA state playoff game; Greg Manning of Steelton-Highspire scored 57 points against Nanticoke in the state quarter finals  in 1977; Gerry McNamara, Scranton Bishop Hannan scored a career-high 55 points in an 83-76 win over Trinity  in the AA Eastern Finals.  Find all games over 50 HERE


FROM DIFFERENT ENDS OF THE STATE :  Plymouth Whitemarsh and Mt Lebanon both remained undefeated!  PM defeated Roman Catholic 54-42 in the Kobe Bryant/Rally Classic in Philadelphia while Mt Lebanon defeated Baltimore Lake Clifton 54-46 in the West Virginia Prime Time Shootout.  (1/24/10)
Tyrone Garland, Bartram 2,000th career point highlighted  70-56 win at Olney. Garland needed 10 to reach the milestone and finished with 19 points.  2/4/10, (philly.com)


"11th Annual Kobe Bryant/Philly.com Classic"
Jan 23 and 24 in Philadelphia,  info
HERE

tournament editorial, HERE---which are the state's longest running tournament, HERE--
submit your tournament if we don't have it!



Joe Klebon, Shamokin Area  was honored  (1/15/10) for his 550th varsity win in 33 years and counting.   (Credit: Gregory T. Klebon)
Kayla Yoders (ELCO, 2010) scoring her 1,000th career point at the Hamburg Holiday Tournament
1/15/10,
South Allegheny ended a 31-game losing streak by slipping past visiting Wilkinsburg (2-9, 0-6), 39-38, in Class AA Section 4. Jaylee Patterson led the Gladiators (1-9, 1-5) with 17 points.  (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
Holiday Highlights: 
December 2009

Jameer Nelson/Pete Nelson Scholastic Play by Play Classic Basketball Tourney: Plymouth Whitemarsh defeated Academy of the New Church, 57-46, before a capacity crowd of 1,300 fans at Gwynedd-Mercy College’s Griffin Center in the  30-team boys’ basketball showcase concluded Wednesday with six games played at two locations – three at Gwynedd-Mercy and three at North Catholic High.  The  Colonials 6-foot-10 senior center C.J. Aiken had  21 points, while  Sophomore forward Savon Lloyd-Goodman led Academy of the New Church with 20 points.

Amy Zehner led the way as Tamaqua (6-0 overall) stayed unbeaten. She scored 19 points, grabbed five rebounds, handed out four assists and blocked three shots en route to tournament MVP honors.  (Allentown Morning Call)

The Vikettes went two steps farther in 2000-01, winning the Class 3A state championship. They followed that with state titles in 2002, 2003 and 2004, becoming the first girls basketball team in Pennsylvania history to win four straight state championships.

 Kevin Donahue had seven three pointers and 30 points to lead York Suburban to a 55-50 win over Allentown Central Catholic in the York Holiday Tournament.  Find other top three point performances this season on the Pennsylvania Leaderboard page.

Bangor wins Route 33 Classic: At Pen Argyl, Kaitlyn McDonald scored 16 points and was named tournament MVP as she helped the Slaters defeat East Stroudsburg South 50-43 in the championship game.

The Nazareth Blue Eagles' Erika Livermore was named MVP as Nazareth defeated Williamsport 51-24 in the Montoursville Holiday Tournament.

Bishop Guilfoyle  converted 5-of-6 free throws in the final 42 seconds to pull out a thrilling 51-48 victory on their court along Pleasant Valley Bolevard..  For BG coach Mark Moschella, it was  his 400th career win.  On the other hand Jerry Eckenrode, the highly successful coach at Delone Catholic is a former graduate or Bishop Guilfoyle where he was a firey competitor in his playing days.

 Kayla Hoohuli scored 44 for St. Mary;s Area in their 62-45 win over Keystone in the finals of the Coudersport Tournament.


Holiday Highlights:   December 2009

Jordan Hileman was named the tournament MVP, scored 15 first-quarter points and ended the game with 25.  The Williamsburg Lady Blue Pirates breezed by Blacklick Valley, 70-45, in the championship game of their own Lady Pirate Boosters Holiday Tournament.  Williamsburg  scored 27 points and  made five 3-pointers in the first quarter.

In the boys championship game, Mifflinburg defeated Penns Valley, 66-56, behind Corey Murtha's 17 points.

The boys all-tournament team in the Jim Ellis Shootout in Altoona was Brian Logue of Bishop Guilfoyle, Nick DeGol of Bellwood-Antis, Kevin Montminy, Collin Smith and Evan Gover of Penns Valley and Murtha of Mifflinburg. Zac Hoy of Mifflinburg was named the tournament's most valuable player.

Erie Area News: Florie Fournier had 18 points, including two 3-pointers, to help Mercyhurst Prep beat Justin-Fiena 81-59 and win the San Diego (California) Surf 'N Slam Tournament championship Wednesday.   At Chantilly, Va., Leah Krause scored 26 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead McDowell to a 51 47:win over Centreville (Va.) at the Bulldog Bash tournament.

The undefeated Penncrest Lions  claiming the championship of their holiday tournament with a 69-44 shellacking of West Chester Henderson.  Andrew Radomicki  exploded for a career-high 27 points and earned tournament MVP honors.

 Soutiri Spanas scored 47 points for Marple Newtown in an 85-84 loss to Girard College.

January 15 Harnischfeger gets her 1,000th point NANTICOKE – Jenn Harnischfeger scored 24 points – including the 1,000th of her career – as she led Nanticoke to a 44-36 victory over Lake-Lehman in Wyoming Valley Conference girls basketball Thursday night.  (Times Leader)

Credits: Allentown Morning Call, Altoona Mirror, Go Erie.com, Centre Daily Times, Philadelphia Inquirer

 

2009-2010 Season
Three pointers (at least 7):
12-Kayla Hoohuli scored a D9Sports.com-era record 46 points to lead St. Marys to a wild 58-48 win over visiting Clearfield in D9 League girls’ action Friday night. hit 13 of 36 shots including 12 of 25 from 3-point range and 8 of 8 free throws. Hoohuli now has 1,595 career points as a junior!!!  (1/22/10, Mike Dolan)
10-
Mike Fasano, Solanco  made 10  in the championship game of the Unionville Christmas tournament verus Delco Christian. He shot 10 of 12 from beyond the arc and finished with 34 points for the game.
10-T.J. McConnell, Chartiers Valley,  against Keystone Oaks, 2/3/10 (Mike White, Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
9-Brandon Prest, Freedom
, 9 (2/12/10, Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
9-Pug Fuhrman, Bradford
(photo left, credit
Shawn Murray ) had 34 and a school-record nine 3-pointers. He scored 26  in the first half    He hit 9 of 10 of the 3-pointers. 1/30/10. (D9Sports.com)
9-Val Majewski, General McLane
, 1/30/10
9-Trevor Phillippi,  Calvary Christian
had  nine three pointers and scored 31 points in a 69-47 win over Community Academy of Philadelphia. (1/20/10)
9-Bobby Nittinger, Neshannock had 9 including the game winner with 2.8 seconds in a 67-65 win over Union. (1/20/10, Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
8-Alexa Burzese had eight 3-pointers and 26 points, but it wasn't enough as Quaker Valley (6-12, 4-7) lost to Avonworth, 57-39.
(2/12/10, Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

8-Bruce Grover, Perry had 8 including 7 straight off the bench in the fourth quarter to lead a 78-67 win over Westinghouse. (1/20/10, Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
8-Jim Glansante, Thomas Jefferson had 34 points in  a 91-82 overtime win overBelle Vernon.  (1/20/10, Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
8-Natalie Corso, Moon,   (12/30/09, Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
7, Kevin Donahue, York Suburban  had seven three pointers and 30 (12/31/09)
7-Evan Schell, Oliver, (12/19/09, Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
7-Casey Courneen set the Quaker Valley (3-0) school record with seven 3-pointers in the Quakers' 72-45 win against Ellwood City (1-2) in the PBC Classic at Ambridge. Courneen had 34 points.  (12/15/09, Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

7- Micah Mason, Highlands, 12/12/09
7-T.J. McConnell, Chartiers Valley,  1/30/10
7-Ethan Mildren, Laurel Highlands, 1/30/10

Find the three point records page HERE

Forty or more in one game:
64-1/7/10,Devonte' "DJ" Newbill,  Strawberry Mansion  scored  64 in a 105-14 win over W.B. Saul.  (Credit: Paul Luchter)
52-3/13/10, Kayla Hoohuli  St. Mary's Areascored 52 points to lead District 9 champion St. Marys to a 64-55 win against Hampton in a PIAA Class AAA first-round game at Clarion University. (Post Gazette).
49-2/3/10, T.J. McConnell scored over 40 points for the third time this season for Chartiers Valley  against Keystone Oaks. (Mike White, Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
47-12/31/09, Soutiri Spanas scored 47 points for Marple Newtown in an 85-84 loss to Girard College
47-2/18/10, Joe Schwalm scored 47 points for Halifax  against Juniata for a Halifax single game scoring record (old record 46 by Jeff Daniels, 1991-92).

46-
3/12/10, Lincoln Park junior Chaquille Pratt had 46 points in an 89-53 victory against Penns Manor.
46-1/20/10, Soutiri Spanas scored 46 points for Marple Newtown in an 80-74 loss to Conestoga (Credit: Kellie Doemling
)
46-
Kayla Hoohuli scored a D9Sports.com-era record 46 points to lead St. Marys to a wild 58-48 win over visiting Clearfield in D9 League girls. (1/22/10, Mike Dolan)
45-1/29/10, Ethan Mildren (photo), Laurel Highlands  in an 80-67 win over Hempfield.
44-2/24/10, T.J. McConnell, Chartiers Valley  in a 95-59 win over Indiana in the WPIAL playoffs.
44-1/19/10, Chikilra Goodman, Bodine  who is averaging 36 points a game, scored 44 in a 51-35 Public League win at Palumbo. (philly.com sports)
44-2/22/09,  Kayla Hoohuli scored 44 for St. Mary's Area in their 62-45 win over Keystone in the finals of the Coudersport Tournament.  (Dailey Press)
42-12/30/09, Ethan Mildren (photo), Laurel Highlands  in an 81-55 win over Connellsville.
42-12/19/09, T.J. McConnell scored 42 points for the second time this season in leading second-ranked Chartiers Valley (4-0, 1-0) to a 97-64 victory against Montour (2-2, 0-1). (Pittsburgh Post Gazette,  12/19/09)

42-12/13/09, In the consolation game of the Daniel Boone Tournament, Ephrata guard Ray Johnson (6'0") scored 42 points in a 79-77 double OT victory over Pottstown.  He connected on 20-22 free throws and also had a 40' shot at the end of the first OT to tie and then the game winner with 8 seconds in the second OT   (Credit: Josh Kochel)
42-12/12/09, Duquesne recruit T.J. McConnell poured in 42 points in Class AAA  Chartiers Valley's 104-44 rout of Seton-LaSalle in the Upper St. Clair tournament. McConnell scored 18 points in the first quarter when the Colts jumped to a 42-6 lead.
(Pittsburgh Post Gazette,  12/12/09)
41-2/16/10,  Kayla Hoohuli scored 41 for St. Mary's Area for a 62-59 win over the Punxsutawney "Chucks" -it was her fourth 40 plus game!
41-
2/4/10, Joe Bell, Pottsgrove 6-6 senior, scored 41 points in an 86-78 win over visiting Phoenixville. It was the fourth double-overtime game this season for the Phantoms. (philly.com)
41-1/22/10, Peter Alexis,
Holy Redeemer made 19 of 21 shots from the floor on his way to a career-best and school-record 41 points in a  71-60 victory over the Hazleton Cougars in Wyoming Valley Conference crossover action.  (Hazleton Standard Speaker, Dave Seamon)
41-2/2/10,  Kayla Hoohuli scored 41 for St. Mary's Area for the third time this season in a win over Clearfield.  She was featured in a story by Chris Rosseti on MaxiPreps.
40-1/29/10, Kennedy Catholic (Hermitage, PA) senior guard Jake Penn hit for 40 points in an 85-81 win versus VisionQuest.  Credit: Pat Chovan).
40-2/4/10, Xavier Harris scored 40 points, all in the first half, for Constitution in a 78-32 win over Science Leadership Academy. (philly.com)
40-1/30/10, Craig Wolcott made his first 12 shots from the field and scored 40 points to help Peters Township (11-6, 7-2) defeat visiting Bethel Park (3-14, 1-7), 73-55, in Class AAAA Section 4. Wolcott hit 13 of 17 free throws and also grabbed 11 rebounds.
40-Wyoming Valley West’s Eugene Lewis scored a game-high 40 points, but Scranton managed to pull away in the fourth quarter to defeat the Spartans 95-83 (Times Leader)

Foul Shooting:
1/31/10, Archbishop Carroll handed the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils their first loss this season, 71-63 as D.J. Irving, a Boston University recruit, and Juan'ya Green, arguably one of the best guards in the state — combined for 21 points in the last quarter. The duo combined to shoot 21 for 25 from the foul line in the fourth quarter.  (Credit: Dave Burman)
1/30/10, Jordan Brewer hit the second of two foul shots with no time showing on the clock in the second overtime period to lift Manheim Township to a thrill-a-minute 49-48 win over Cedar Crest in a knock-down, drag-em-out L-L League Section 1 game.  (Credit: JEFFREY REINHART
1/29/10,
Delco Christian 31, Girard College 27,  Stacey MacArthur was clutch from the free-throw line in the waning moments of the fourth quarter, converting all five attempts to seal the Knights’ 12th win of the season.
 points.
12/16/09, Seth Edwards connected on two free throws with 2.9 seconds left to give host Highlands (1-3) a 53-52 victory against Class AA No. 3 Beaver Falls (0-3). Edwards finished with a game-high 15 points. Beaver Falls was just 13 of 34 at the free-throw line.   (Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
12/13/09, Ray Johnson, Ephrata connected on 20-22 free throws in a 79-77 win.  He is a recent transfer from Coatsville.  (Credit: Josh Kochel)
12/12/09, Brianna Dudeck gave Hazleton  the final point at the foul line with five seconds remaining, then in a blink-of-an-eye stole the ball to assure  a win over Abington Heights, 56-54.  (Hazleton Standard Speaker)


3rd Annual VILLA Holiday Classic 
January 3, 2010--St. Joseph's University    RECAP HERE

Ryan Gaunt, Ferndale High School in Johnstown scored his 1000 career point against North Star on Wednesday February 11, 2010.  Ryan is currently averaging 21.8 ppg to go along with 6 apg and 5 rpg in 2009-2010.  He also has more than 330 career assists.  He has attended the PA Hoops Spring Shootout in 2008 and 2009 at Penn State Harrisburg and also attended the PA/MD Basketball Camp in 2008. In 2008 he was on the "Players to Watch List" by the East Coast Index after participation in the Spring Shootout.   He is also on the Players to Watch list in the Class of 2010 on the PA Hoops website.  The Johnstown Tribune Democrat points out that he was also the area’s top football receiver with 1,016 yards on 69 catches including 12 touchdowns.  Gaunt is looking at colleges such as Waynesburg, Westminster, Juniata and St. Francis, possibly to play both sports.


 

PRIMETIME SHOOTOUT IN PHILADELPHIA 
January 29-31 at Villanova University-
 info HERE
(Photo credit: Dave Burman)

 




Jan 2010, The waiting is over.  It's official, Allentown Central Catholic defeated Bethlehem Catholic 42-31 and Coach Mike Kopp
of Allentown Central Catholic now stands at the top of the hill-the leading  varsity coach in Pennsylvania basketball history with 802 wins passing Don Graham, who  coached for 51 years at Pittsburgh North Catholic  and who retired with 801 wins.    (Score courtesy lehighvallylive.com)

 


 

A QUESTION FROM Terrence S. Jennings-does anyone know the answer?  Is 46 foul shots taken by one team in a game a record?      1979 Unionville HS vs. Pottsgrove HS at Ursinus College

 Ref’s stole game, ended Unionville’s 23 game winning streak as the only undefeated team in PA at that time.  Unionville took only 16 fouls shots, two Pottsgrove players took more fouls shots (18 each) than entire Unionville team.  The Pottsgrove team took 46 foul shots and still needed 3 OT’s to stop Unionville handing the team it’s first loss of the season 57-59.  Is that the records for fouls shots taken by one team in a PA high school game?

   If not is 46 foul shots’ a record for one team in district one playoffs?

 Editor's note: we don't know the answer, but in a 1957 playoff game in District 9, St. Mary's vs Johnsonburg, I shot 21 foul shots myself in a winning effort over Johnsonburg in regulation time.  As a team, St. Mary's shot 40 foul shots and won the game 55-50.  Bill Gaffey, pahoops.org editor
 

The Rhoades Memorial Showcase at Lebanon Valley College may look to expand next year.  Four teams participated this year in an event started to promote education and community involvement in the name of a former Pennsylvania State Senator, James Rhoades, a champion of education.  Final Scores: Mahoney Area 45 Mt. Carmel 44 and Lower Dauphin 45 Governor Mifflin 40
 

Message---Mother Nature to PIAA:
"December was not designed for football.  December was designed for skiing, basketball, and Christmas!"

Photo taken at the Greensburg CC vs Lancaster CC game, Sat 12/19/09
and then they all have to drive home in this stuff


 

Saturday December 19:
Headlines

"Monster Winter Storm"
" Family critically injured on icy
highway accident"
"Skiing season great today at Ski Roundtop"
"Football State Playoffs today!"

editorial: "Basketball Season Starts Later Every Year!"


 

Dec 15, Now it's Junior High Season
kicking off-

Palmyra 40
Gettysburg 19
Pre-Season Reviews of Teams in Pennsylvania-over 335 teams

Dec 3rd:  Jim Thorpe-MMI Prep Scrimmage
--Dec 6: The Wyoming Valley Coaches Meeting

   
Opening Day Notes:
High School Basketball

-Bishop Guilfoyle girls win 56-29 with four freshman in the starting lineup
- Destiny Brown picked up where she left off as a freshman, scoring 25 points and adding 11 rebounds in Gateway's 42-39 win against Erie McDowell in the North Allegheny tournament.
-50 point wins, Uniontown 70 Albert Gallatin 20 (girls)
-State College’s newest player, Tara Buie poured in 24 points had
 12 rebounds, five assists and a handful of steals in a  66-36 win
 over Philadelphia Electrical and Technology Charter
-looking across the state on opening nite, can you identify
which  tournament sports the classy floor logo
(photo)
?
find more on
Pennsylvania Leaderboard

 

12/14/09, Daniella Ciccarone,  Quakertown drove to the bucket early in the third quarter of Saturday's game against Conestoga in the finals of the Upper Merion Tip-Off Tournament, and  scored career point No. 1,000.

Shootout Alumni accomplishments
12/12/09-Mercyhurst Prep started to pick things up in the second quarter by finding the 6-foot 9-inch Josh Chojnacki in the paint consistently. Chojnacki scored 10 points in the second quarter to head into the locker room at halftime with 14 points and 10 rebounds to lead Prep over Central Tech 40-30 in the Marsh Realty Tip-Off tournament at McDowell's Paul Goll Gymnasium. (Erie Times News)
Josh was recognized at our Fall 2007 Shootout

 

Targeting Basketball in Your Area of Pennsylvania 
find your county/region/city  HERE
A NOMINATION
You would have to consider Stanley "Whitey" Von Nieda for being on the short list for best players to come out of Lancaster County.  He played in the NBA and the NBL in the late 40's.  He played at Ephrata High School as well as the Army and later as a player/manager of the Lancaster Red Roses.  Also, Wally Walker from Penn Manor played in the NBA and is currently the GM or something for the Portland Trailblazers.  Josh Kochel-Ephrata Sports Enthusiast


Opening nite, 12/11/09

Panther Valley Tournament-
Mahoney Valley defeated Panther Valley and Jim Thorpe defeated Marian Catholic in the opening round
Players from nine states attended the elite Pennsylvania/Maryland Shootout on Oct 11, 2009 at Penn State Harrisburg and Pennsylvania was well represented, results HERE

 

 

Nicholas Salmon, Exeter Twp.

 

 

Kenny Gula,  Quakertown

 

 

Nayla Delancey, Oxford


 

Olivia Yoh,
Wilson  West Lawn

ALTOONA MIIRROR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK--Name: Shane Cafferty School: Central Age: 18 Grade: 12 Sport: Basketball Athlete of week achievement: Cafferty scored 27 and 25 points in two games and was named tournament MVP in leading Central to the Giant Eagle Dragon Tipoff Tournament title. Season update: Cafferty is averaging 26 points and reached 1,000 for his career in Saturday’s title game win over Williamsburg.Dec 2009
Rakeem Christmas’ list now five Universities-The five universities that are still being considered for Christmas’ attendance in 2011 include: Florida International University, University of Florida, Georgetown University, University of Oklahoma and University of Texas.  He now attends the Academy of the New Church. The Academy of the New Church home season opener is scheduled for December 4th at 7:00pm against Atlantic Christian. For full schedule visit www.ancss.org/athletics/calendar.html 

VILLA HOSTS 3RD ANNUAL HOLIDAY CLASSIC FEATURING THE TOP 8 HIGH
SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS IN NEW YORK AND PENNSYLVANIA
 /Including NYC's
#1 Player Jayvaughn Pinkston and Top Philly Guard Khyree Whooten/
-Sunday, January 3, 2009, noon to 8PM at St. Joseph's University- story HERE
 


 Bob Rozanski, Serra Catholic coach picked up his 500th career victory in the Class A No. 5 Eagles' 69-55 win against East Allegheny in the Serra tournament. Rozanski, in his 32nd season, has a career record of 500-243.   (Pittsburgh Post Gazette,  12/12/09)


12/10/08, What is the record was for most blocked shots in a girls high school basketball in the state of PA?  At Valley View High School in Archbald, Pa,  6'1 Rebecca Keegan (2010),  blocked 22 shots against West Scranton.  The national record is 25 by a girl in Texas.  (Jerry DiPasquale)
See our records page HERE


Rosters for teams, 2009-2010
 

2009-10  Stories-   12/12/09
Kaville scores 1,000th point to lead Old Forge girls (Scranton Times)

Douglas Persing scores 1,000th point for Scranton School for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children Bears  (Scranton Times)

Archbishop Carroll has basketball fever. That's what two state championships in one season will do to a school.  Last season, the Patriots became just the seventh school in Pennsylvania state history to win both a boys' and girls' basketball state championship in the same season.  (philly.com sports, 12/9/09)

Sonny Vaccaro strikes again
In 1965, Sonny Vaccaro (from Trafford,PA) and Pat DiCesare originated the Roundball Classic that at one time was the premier all-star basketball game in the country.  16,649 fans attended the 1979 game at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena, the high water mark for the Roundball.   Later, he became a high powered Nike executive,  probably best known for  signing Michael Jordan to his first sneaker deal.   His latest promotion is helping to send  6-foot-11 high school junior Jeremy Tyler from San Diego High School to play professionally in Europe for the next two years.

 Tyler will become the first player ever  to skip his senior year of high school and play professionally overseas. Players who went from high school to the pros:  Moses Malone in 1974, Darryl Dawkins in 1975, and Bill Willoughby in 1976,  Kevin Garnett  in 1995 and Kobe Bryant  in 1996.

pennsylvania boys and girls
"Players To Watch":
    Class 2010     
HERE      Class 2012     HERE     
      
Class 2011        HERE        Class 2013
        HERE           
    Class 2014 
       HERE     Class 2015      HERE 
    Class 2016    
HERE     Class 2017    HERE

 Credits: Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Dale Lolley (Washington Observer-Reporter), Wilkes Barre Times Leader (and it only costs 25 cents),  Allentown Morning Call, Altoona Mirror, Erie Times, Pocono Record, Scranton Times-Tribune, Sharon Herald, Sunbury Daily Item, Norristown Times Herald, Chester County Daily Local News, Pottstown Mercury, St. Marys Daily Press, Dave Konopki, Major Culclasure Sr, Dave Burman  (105.5 WCHX, Lewistown),  phillyburbs.com, Cranberry Journal, Greensburg Tribune-Review, Uniontown Herald-Standard, Harrisburg Patriot News, Chris Masse, Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Jeffrey Reinhart, Lancaster New Era,, Darryl Grumling, Reading Eagle, Mark Zimmaro,  Stuart London, Rick Shrum, Jason Guarente, Steve Little, Lancaster New Era, Washington Post, paprepreport.com, Girl's Basketball Nation, Mike White, Ethan Frank, Ray Saul,  chesterclippers@aol.com, Sayre Morning Times, Prystal Scouting Service, Dubois Courrier Express, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Brian Ptashinski (Nanticoke),  The Oil City Derrick. mstanztall@verizon.net., Sunbury Daily Item, Blairsville Dispatch, Sayre Evening News, Dale Lolley (Observer-Reporter), Kevin Kodish, Jim (Big) Callender,  J. Doemling (MNHS)

Special thanks to Mike White, Pittsburgh Post Gazette who sent us to The National Federation for records at http://www.nfhs.org

 

  leaderboard archives
    
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                                             2006-2007 season HERE 
                                             2007-2008 season HERE
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