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Pennsylvania  for April 1, 2012

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USA TODAY Super 25 Ranking-
Boys Basketball 
  HERE       Girls Basketball HERE

Maurice Watson, Boy's Latin (Philadelphia) reaches the 2000 Point
Scoring Club

(Michael S. Wirtz/Staff Photographer)
This information was given to us by Dave Burman, the Sports Director at 105.5 WCHX in Lewistown, PA,  



1/9/12, Morgan Johnson, Keystone with 28 went over the 1,000 point level in a 74-23 win ovr Union. She is only  a junior!!  (East Coast Index)

Title 9 has gone the wrong way, HERE
Shame on the Pittsburgh City Schools, a PAHOOPS editorial

The Trenton Holiday tournament  HERE
featuring Octorara & defending "A" champ Math, Civics, Science

Shootout Honor Roll
12/10/11, Marc Twardzik and Josh Dombrosky had 12 points apiece, with Dombrosky hitting the game-winning bucket with 29 seconds left to lift Shenandoah to a thrilling, come-from-behind 44-43 victory over Pine Grove.    (Pottsville Republican)

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-Andy Panko played in the 1995  SHOOTOUT -Is  now the leading scorer in the Spanish  ACB basketball league, Europe's best the former home of stars like Paul Gasol, Serge Ibaka, and Ricky Rubio another Shootout success story.  Find his Spanish file at:


Shootout Honor Roll- players who participated in the Elite College Exposure Shootout and now lead their teams
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In its first game of the season, Class AAA No. 2 Montour (1-0, 1-0) got seven 3-pointers apiece from Rob Julian (23 points) and Kevin Scuilli (21) to blow out host McGuffey (3-4, 0-2), 88-39, in Section 5. Scuilli (left) was a Shootout selection in October.  
(Post Gazette, 12/21/11)

More Shootout Results
5-October 2010
(Penn State Harrisburg)
6-April 2010 
(Penn State Harrisburg)
7-October 2009 (Penn State Harrisburg)

What is the Pennsylvania record? The Chester team after their victory in Neptune, NJ- this was 48 straight wins over the past two years.   They are now at 53,  The Seward (Nebraska) girls now have won 95 in a row! Find the Pennsylvania record of 68 HERE  (Photo credit: Dave Burman,  Sports Director 105.5 WCHX)

pennsylvania "Players to watch"
 boys and girls
         Class 2012         HERE               Class 2013       HERE           
Class 2014 
        HERE               Class 2015       HERE 
   Class 2016        
HERE                Class 2017     HERE  

2011-2012 Season
Three pointers (at least 7): 
Jon Shanty, Ford City
had ten three pointers and 40 points in the 67-41 win over United High School.  (Credit: Chris Chimka)
Mike McKale
had 30 pts in the Springfield (Delco) 59-29 win over Harriton (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Maddie Lewis, (2013) Freedom Area H S against Western Beaver on 1/27/12
8-Nick  Merva, Shenandoah Valley, a school record (Credit: Robert Dombrosky)
Anthony McKie, Plymouth Whitemarsh  in the 89-44 win over Math, Civics, Sciences, 1/123/12 (Philadelphia Inquirer)
John Sansone, Neshannock
, 1/21/12, (Post Gazette)
's scoring star Brody Pollick  had a 33-point night in a 56-50 loss to Brookville. The district's top leading returning scorer poured in eight three points and hit 10 of 23 shots. 12/14/11 (Dubois Courier Express)
Shakeem Cox, Oliver
hit eight 3-pointers in a 75-35 loss at Class AAAA No. 5 Central Catholic (1-3). Cox finished with 26 points,  12/14/11 (Post Gazette)
8-Paul Currington, Perry,  12/17/11 (Post Gazette)
7-Joe Glennon, Westmont Hilltop (2012) posted 29 pts with 7 3-Point Field Goals against Bedford on 1/9/12 in a 62-45 victory. 
7-Andrew Orie,  Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in a 69-41 victory against  Rochester.  1/28/12,  (Post Gazette)
7-Anthony Rocco, West Shamokin, 2/11/12, (Post Gazette)
7-Jordan Williams, East Allegheny, 12/28/11, (Post Gazette)
7-Dave Natale, Northgate, 7, 12/23/11 (Post Gazette)
7-John Sansone, Neshannock, (Post Gazette, 12/21/11)
7-Rob Julian and Kevin Scuilli each had 7 for Montour, (Post Gazette, 12/21/11)
7-Zach Challingsworth, South Fayette12/17/11 (Post Gazette)
Evan Lutins, Shady Side Academy
, 12/11/11 (Post Gazette


Shootout Honor Roll-Joe Glennon, Westmont Hilltop (2012) posted 29 pts with 7 3-Point Field Goals against Bedford on 1/9/2012 in a 62-45 victory. 
  He was also an East Coast Index Top Underclassman in 2008.


---Which is your favorite All-Time  Basketball Movie  HERE
---Vote for your favorite sports writer from the past  HERE
**The controversy about Indian team names  HERE
**History of  Carbondale Area basketball by Jason Hartman  HERE
**St. Mary's Coterie, Vancouver, Washington HERE
"Dancing Through the Decades HERE

What do Richie Allen, Joe Namath, and the former Governor have in common?   Find out HERE

Ron Krick one of Pennsylvania's greatest all time players just died  HERE (Reading Eagle story) 

Coaching Milestones:

Coach Speedy Morris gets win # 900
-Coach Bobby Heuser gets win #500 with Lower Dauphin.  He also coached at Middletown.  12/11/11,  (Patriot News)
2/15/12, Coach Lamar Kaufman gets win #700 at Lancaster Catholic
-Ernie Koontz, Upper St. Clair earned his 500th career win when the host Panthers defeated Hollidaysburg. Koontz is in his 27th season as head coach.  (1/6/11, Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
-Dave Bailey,  Tussey Mountain entered this season with 691 career coaching wins and  needing just three more to reach the magical 700-win plateau.  (Credit: Altoona Mirror)
Pat Dieter, Boiling Springs earned his 400th career coaching win as the Bubblers beat host East Pennsboro, 46-33 (1/10/12, Dave Burman)

The Wyoming Valley Coaches Association
2011 Meeting Recap HERE
 2010 Meeting Recap  HERE



Basketball News
12/17/11, With its players wearing lime-green beanies in warm-ups in support of a teammate who's battling lymphoma, Northumberland Christian improved to 7-1, 3-0 with the 58-29 win over Sunbury Christian.
(Sunbury Daily Item)

12/12/11, Christopher Dock senior Olivia Bradford played a phenomenal game, scoring a game-high 29 points while helping to lead the Pioneers to a 45-30 win over host Phil-Mont Christian Academy (North Penn Reporter)

11/30/11, Cole Fredo had 21 rebounds and 29 points for Damascus Christian Academy in a 47-42 win over Binghampton. (

The WPIAL ruled Marcus Malara ineligible to play basketball at Greensburg Central Catholic, claiming he transferred from Mount Pleasant for athletic intent.   (Post Gazette, 12/21/11)

1/28/12, Ellwood City has averaged better than 43 points per game this season, but Friday was not its night, as the Wolverines  were defeated by Mohawk , 51-4.  (Post Gazette)

Lewis ruled eligible to play at Meyers WVW transfer Eugene Lewis can play immediately for the Mohawks.


Shootout Honor Roll
Katy Leamer, Bellwood
had 18 in the 68-39 physical win over Claysburg.
Altoona Mirror
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Lisa Kintner
leads her team in scoring through the first month of the season (East Coast Index)
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Jenna Parson
Shippensburg had 31 on 1/3/11 vs York (Prystal Scouting Service)
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Sam Hwang,
a 6'2 senior tallied 15 points to lead Wyoming Seminary to a 57-52 win   (Times Leader, 12/17/11)
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Tyler Inch, East Juniata had 18 on Jan 7 in a 54-50- win over Upper Dauphin (East Coast Index)
Kaylynn Waters, New Castle had 25 as they lost to gateway 69-46.  Waters was recognized in a previous Elite Shootout. 25. (12/24/11, Pittsburgh Post Gazette)

Pre season Pennsylvania previews  HERE
Varsity 570 Listing

Valley News Dispatch article on the high scoring individual games last  season HERE 

How about individual high games in state playoffs

53, Billy Owens, Carlisle  dropped 53 on Pittsburgh Central Catholic in the 1988 state finals.

52, Kayla Hoohuli  St. Mary's Area,  in a 64-55 win against Hampton in a PIAA Class AAA first-round game .-3/13/10

51, Gerry McNamara, Scranton Bishop Hannan in 2002 PA eastern final vs Trinity at Martz Hall in Pottstville.

50-Malia Tate-DeFreitas, Steelton  had 50 in the District 3 Championship Game in a 84-78 loss to Lebanon Catholic.  3/1/12

48, Ron Krick, West Reading in the state championship game win over Commodore Perry 84-75 in 1960, his junior season.

Forty or more in one game
52-Jerry Kincel, Riverside
scored 52 in a 63-61 overtime loss against Holy Cross 1-17-12.  (Credit: Mary Jo Youngblood)
51-Brandon Camic, Serra Catholic set a school single-game scoring record with 51 points in an 88-33 win over Elderton, 1/28/12 (Post Gazette)
50-Malia Tate-DeFreitas, Steelton  had 50 in the District 3 Championship Game in a 84-78 loss to Lebanon Catholic.  3/1/12 (Penn Live). She is only a junior.
50-Ciara Gregory, Jeannette  had 50 in an 82-80 loss to Franklin Regional in the consolation game of the Franklin Regional tournament.  12/11/11 (Post Gazette)
47-Anthony McKie, Plymouth Whitemarsh had 47 in the 89-44 win over Math, Civics, Sciences, 1/123/12 (Philadelphia Inquirer)
47, Mary Andrejko, Riverview poured in a school-record 47 points in a 77-13 win over Carrick (0-6).  12/28/11,  (Post Gazette)
43-Central Dauphin 78 Scranton 57 and Devin Thomas with 43 in the 2nd Annual Villa Classic. (Credit: Dave Burman)
Nathaniel Dawson, New Covenant Christian lost 81-61 to Red Lion Christian in spite of the 42 by Dawson. 1/24/12 (East Coast Index)
Jordan Banks, Hanover  to lead Hanover 81-73, in overtime over York County Tech, .(East Coast Index)
40-Chris Koryak, Vincentian made four 3-pointers among his 40 points, leading the Royals to a 96-64 rout of Clarion-Limestone  12/28/11,  (Post Gazette)
40-Andrew Orie,  Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in a 69-41 victory against  Rochester.  1/28/12,  (Post Gazette)
40-Sterling Henry, Kittanning had 40 points and 15 rebounds in an 82-58, non-section win against Ford City (5-2).  12/24/11 (Post Gazette)
40-Jon Shanty, Ford City had ten three pointers and 40 points in the  67-41 win over United High School.   (Credit: Chris Chimka)

36-Celeste Robinson, Jim Thorpe scored a season-high (and a TIMES NEWS area best) 36 points,-in a win over Panther Valley.  pahoops took this photo covering a Jim Thorpe practice. 1/21/12 
The High individual game in 2010 was 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. 
Foul Shooting Makes a Difference
-Andrew Andreychik, Danville had a career-high 35 points with 9 of 10 from the line in a 77-54 win over Jersey Shore. 1/18/12, (East Coast Index)
advanced to the Final Four in class A with a 58-51 over Visionquest  by going 17 for 18 from the foul line. (3/16/12)
-Geno Thorpe, Shaler made 17 of 18 free throws in a 69-52 win over Butler.  1/25/12, Pittsburgh Post Gazette)
-Kiski Area (2-1) lost its first game, 49-44, at Plum (2-1).  Kiski Area's downfall can be traced to 4-for-16 shooting from the free-throw line.  12/11/11 (Post Gazette)
-John DeCamara, Upper Dublin went 11 for 11 at the foul line in the 52-44 win over Upper Moreland.  (Philadelphia Inquirer)
-GAR 48, Scranton Prep 47. Shaliek Powell, GAR connected on a pair of free throws with just four tenths of a second remaining to lift the Grenadiers over No. 5 Scranton Prep. 12/14/11 Scranton Times Tribune)
-Justin Ringland, Bangor was 6-for-6 at the foul line in the fourth quarter and overall, he was 8-for-8 at the stripe and Bangor made 15 of 18 at the line as a team.  Bangor defeated Northern Lehigh 50-41 and Ringland had 22.  12/14/11 (Allentown Morning Call)
Tanner Huffman made two free throws with 3.4 seconds left to push visiting California (3-4) to a 39-37 victory against Burgettstown (2-5) in a non-section game. Huffman finished with a game-high 18 points.  12/24/11 (Post Gazette)

Frosh Honor Role
-Jahnae Hall-Gaddy, Conestoga Valley is the leading scorer foe the season. (East Coast Index)
-Taylor Sneidman, Cumberland Valley was the leading scorer on 2/4/12 with 18 in a win over Dallastown. (East Coast Index)
Kayleigh Semion
(11) and Jillian Korgeski (8) helped Dunmore defeat North Pocono 39-26. 12/14/11 (Scranton Times Tribune)
-Kelly Liebl, Ephrata is the second  leading scorer on the team for the season. (East Coast Index)
-Noah Fedak and Matt Nevins, Forest City are among the leads in team  scoring.  (East Coast Index)
-Jacob Barber, Hanover Area is the team's third leading scorer (East Coast Index)
-Katie Miller, Honesdale is the teams second leading scorer.  (East Coast Index)
-Cayle Spencer, Lake-Lehman leads her team in scoring (East Coast Index)
-Matt Walsh, Manheim Central
is the teams third leading scorer for the season. 
(East Coast Index)
-McGuffey ninth-grader Samantha Weiss scored a game-high 32 to push the Highlanders to a 66-40 victory against Quaker Valley.
12/11/11 (Post Gazette)
Alexa Szelong made a lot happen. The freshman hit two three-pointers and was perfect from the free-throw line on her way to a game-high 22 points for Mt. Pleasant in a 56-39 win over Hampton.  12/13/11 (Connellsville Daily Courier)
Kaitlyn Lewis, North Pocono
is the teams second leading scorer and leads the team in three point field goals. 
(East Coast Index)
-Travis Blakenhorn, Pottsville leads his team in scoring, including26 treys. (East Coast Index)
- Liz Waleski, Pittston
had 19 in the 73-50 win over Crestwood 1/6/12, (Times Leader)
-Brett Kociolek, Tamaqua is the team's leading scorer through the first month of the season (East Coast Index)
-Austin Yanora, Tunkhannock
has 13 three pointers through the first month of the season. 
(East Coast Index)
-Freshman Rachel Mazzie had 25 points for Upper St. Clair as they lost to Franklin regional 69-52.   12/11/11 (Post Gazette)
-the Carmody girls, Rebecca (2015), Rachel (2015) and Abby (2012) are the leading scorers for Western Wayne. (East Coast Index)
-Seth Callahan, Wyoming Seminary leads his team in scoring (East Coast Index

-Indian Creek (OH), Bre Berryman 6'5" frosh female had 18 in a 35-55 loss to Wheeling Central.  (12/17/11, Steubenville Star Sentinel)
Frosh Traneigh Triplett's 14 point performance paced the Lady Redskins of Conrad  (DE)to a 38-36 win over the Lady Yellowjackets of Newark (DE).  (willauer report)
-Aliyah Jeune, Holy Cross (NJ) a 5-foot-11 freshman forward,  has already committed to Rutgers.  12/13/11  (Philadelphia Inquirer)
-12 points by fr Megan Waltz paced the Lady Force of Charter (DE) to a 49-40 win over the Lady Raiders of Concord (DE).  (willauer report)

Tall Order
("You can teach players to be better, but you can't teach them to be taller!" Rodney Froth)

Hunter Dick, State College
(PA)  6'10"  Senior


Lincoln Park,   Six-foot-10 Devonate Wato
Sussex Tech (DE),
 Devontay Jones (610) junior
Berks Catholic,  6-9 Donovon Jack senior
Penn Charter, 6-8, 275-pound junior Mike McGlinchey.
Wilkes Barre GAR, 6'10" 325-pound junior Christian Skrepenak
Haverford School, Tao Xu, a 7-foot, 260-pound junior
Westtown, 6-10, 240-pound senior forward Daniel Ochefu.
Bald Eagle Area, Kaitlyn Miller  6'2  (2013)
Indian Creek (OH), Bre Berryman 6'5" frosh female
Friends Central, Amile Jefferson, a 6-8 senior
Credits: Allentown Morning Call, Altoona Mirror, Go, Centre Daily Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wayne Independent, Lance Hudak (Portage Area), Jeff Jacques.
Pennsylvania's 2009-2010 Leaderboard  HERE