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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
Nominate a player for the game HERE
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
Woman Strikes Again!!
baskets are covered in snow, but things are heating up inside on the court!!
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:
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)
"11th Annual Kobe Bryant/Philly.com Classic"
Jan 23 and 24 in Philadelphia, info HERE
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.
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
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
A QUESTION FROM
know the answer? Is 46 foul shots taken by one team in a game a record?
1979 Unionville HS vs. Pottsgrove HS at
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,
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
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:
editorial: "Basketball Season Starts Later Every Year!"
Dec 15, Now it's
Junior High Season
Pre-Season Reviews of Teams
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
Targeting Basketball in Your Area of Pennsylvania
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|
|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
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)
2009-10 Stories- 12/12/09
Kaville scores 1,000th point to lead Old Forge girls (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
| 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,
Rick Shrum, Jason
Little, Lancaster New Era, Washington Post,
Basketball Nation, Mike White, Ethan Frank, Ray Saul,
Sayre Morning Times, Prystal Scouting Service, Dubois Courrier
Express, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Brian Ptashinski (Nanticoke),
The Oil City Derrick.
firstname.lastname@example.org., 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
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