Twin Power
Teams featuring twins who were both starters and significant contributors on their high school team.
Annville-Cleona-they have two sets of twins who will mystify opponents:  Roxanne and Sabrina Light (2011) and                              Rachel and Dylan Kaplan (2012).

Bentworth-Joe Kennedy and Jon Kennedy were starters since their sophomore years. Both were forwards, Jon,  6 feet 4, and Joe, 6-2.  (2007-2008)

California (PA)-    Chris and John McVickers- they defeated Chartiers-Houston in overtime, 63-60, at the Mason-Dixon Challenge at West Greene. Chris McVicker, a senior, led California with 20 points and his twin brother, John, had 10. (2006)

Carbondale Area- Rob and Ron Mazzoni. Class of 1981. Both starters and 1000 point scorers for the Chargers and led the team to a 35-3 record in 1981. They made it into the Elite 8 Round of the AA tournament despite Ron's knee injury which kept him out of the postseason. They won the Lackawanna League and District 2 Titles that season under Coach Pete Turonis. Ron finished with 1032 points and Rob with 1145 points in three seasons of varsity play.  (Credit: Jason Hartman)
 
Carbondale Area would feature another set of twins nearly 30 years later. Lincoln and Lance Gabriel -Class of 2008. Their senior season they would be coached by brother Landon Gabriel (CA 2001), a former high school and college standout. Among their assistant coaches, brothers Larry and Logan (CA 2004), who played basketball at Syracuse. Both were starters and 3 year varsity players for the Chargers.   (Credit: Jason Hartman)

Central York -- Kris and Kim McGhee (1999), both scored over 1000 points (Kris - 1392, Kim - 1032) and led team to the District 3 4A title, both went on to play D1 ball (Kris - St. Bonaventure, Kim - Wagner).  (Scott Wisner, Central York Varsity Coach)

Coal Township
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"Purple Deamons" - Johnny and Eddie Duda (1953)

Dallas-"Mountaineers"- Katherine and Kristen O'Brien, both 5'11'' (2008), Twins mading a contribution (submitted by David  P. Uglow)

Dubois-"Beavers" Ron and Ren London, (1960).

East Juniata- Lady Tigers-
Carly and Allison Inch (2008), Tri Valley League leaders in Steals, Assists and 3PT FGM.

East Pennsboro- Brad and Brian Schreiber (2002)
both 6'4

Elk County Christian- "Crusaders" -Dave and Denny Geitner (1966) went deep into the playoffs. 
One was later a high school football coach and the other a football official who did the 2007 State Championship Game in Hershey.

Elk County Catholic- "Crusaders" -Ben and Luke Daghir (2011). Mr Right handed and Mr Left handed, helped to lead St. Mary's to the Pennsylvania State Little League Championship in 2009 after leading Elk County Catholic J.V's  one season and the Jr. High the previous season.  Watch them the next few years.  (submitted by Louie Ehrensberger, 7/6/09)

Fox Chapel-the Nelson twins, Barry and Garry went on to play at Duquesne for "Red" Manning.

Fredonia-the Douds twins, Bill and Bob,  played for Fredonia HS in Western PA, Mercer County in the 1950's (2 state Class C titles)  They also went on to Westminister College and had stellar careers.  (Credit: Dan Lawyer)

Great Valley, the McGough twins, Sean and Kevin just transfered in 2008 from Bisho Shanahan.  They were both  attended the Spring 2008 Pennsylvania/Maryland Shootout and were recognized in the Prystal Scouting Service report HERE

Halifax-Jon and Jay Leader,
starters and leaders for the Eastern State Champs, and in the state final game  (2000)

Holy Ghost Prep-Brett and Ryan Manney played the the Holy Ghost Prep team from District 1 that went 31-1 and whose only loss was to Moon Twp in the 2004 state AAA final game by 2 points. They each played three sports in high school (soccer, basketball, and lacrosse). They went to the state tournament in each sport in their senior year. Brett went on to play professional outdoor lacrosse  for the Washington Bayhawks and professional indoor lacrosse for the San Jose Stealth.  Ryan went on to a career in real estate.

Hopewell- Becky and Joyce Novacek,  (2007) both 6'2.

Johnstown- Joe and Tom Callihan Greater Johnstown class of 1983 both went on to play college ball and to coach.

Marian Catholic- Lenore and Suzy Shimkus led Marian to a combined record of 105-17- 1976-1980-Lenore had 1,406 career points and Suzy had 2,045 career points to make them the highest set of scoring twins in state history.  Plus, their younger sister Barb was also a starter as a sophmore during that time span (she finished with 1,315 points), quite a family affair!
  (Credit: Barb Mailey)

Mifflinburg Area-the Valentine twins (Alexis and Briana) 6'5" and 6'3"-class of  2011

Northern Cambria Joe and Tony Nastasi from the 1964-1965 northern cambria h.s. team which won the 1965 Pennsylvania  state championship in Class B.    (Credit: Mark Moyer)

Palmyra-"the Roudy Goudys," Jill and Jane Goudy.  
  
 (Credit: Rodney Froth)

Prep Charter-Marcus (6'9) and Markieff Morris (6'10), 
They  signed with Memphis, but later decommitted, recommitted and decommitted again. As of Nov 2007, their decision came down to Kansas.  The twins went to prep-school at Living Faith Christian Academy in Cherry Hill, N.J.  (Philadelphia Daily News,  Ted Silary)
Markieff :Had 16 points and 16 rebounds in the 2007 state title game against Aliquippa. Made the game winning shot in the city title game against Gratz.  Marcus : Made the game-winning shot in the state championship game,  a 68-66 win against Aliquippa. Holds the school record for most points scored in a career (1,325).

Pottsville- Jordan and Justin Abdo (2017)- now playing for the Pottsville 8th grade team and the Minersville St. Nicholas CYO team are appearing on the horizon as players who are ready to make their mark on Northeastern high school basketball.  They were undefeated in 7th grade and remain undefeated this year as 8th graders! (Credit: Jeff Smilko)

Spring Grove- McMaster twins Codi & Cari; they had a nice year during the 2007-2008 season and their team, Spring Grove really looks like it is coming together for 2008-2009.


Somerset-Emily  and Elizabeth Satkovich 2011
Named as "Undercalssment to Watch" at the 2008 Spring Pennsylvania/Maryland Shootout conducted by pahoops.org at Penn State-Harrisburg.  Full report HERE

 

Upper St. ClairSheryl and Suzanne Klick from Upper St. Clair played basketball together and graduated in 1996.  Sheryl went on to play at Niagara University and in Europe, and is now in the Hall of Fame for Upper St. Clair and Niagara University. 
(Credit: Don Valsek,  donvalsek@yahoo.com)

 Williams Valley- Corey and Casey Bond both 6' 8"
District 11 "A" defending champs, 2008-2009.

Williamsport-Tina and Teresa Martin.  Tina is the current head coach of the University of Delaware. In high school she scored approx. 1700 points with a boys ball and no three point line. She went on to be an All- American at Lock Haven where she scored approx 2200 points. The three point line was introduced halfway through her collegiate career. Her sister Teresa was the point guard. They went to Williamsport HS in the early 80's.   (submitted by Jeff Lantzer, lantzerj@Northampton.k12.pa.us)
 

 

Maxi Preps rates the best twins (10/4/12)

1-Jason and Jarron Collins, Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood, Calif.)
The 7-foot Collins twins led the Wolverines to two California Interscholastic  titles and a combined 123-10 record over their four years.. The big men went on to star at Stanford before joining the NBA.

2-Dick and Tom Van Arsdale, Manual (Indianapolis, IN)
After high school, the Van Arsdales went on to prolific college careers at Indiana University. Both continued to the NBA Tom to the Detroit Pistons, Dick to the New York Knicks and they were each named to the All-Rookie team in 1966. The 6-5 guards both finished their careers with the Phoenix Suns in 1977.

3-Robin and Brook Lopez, San Joaquin Memorial (Fresno, Calif.) 7-footers, the Lopez twins starred at San Joaquin Memorial, where they were both selected as McDonald's All-Americans in 2006.

4-Markieff and Marcus Morris, Prep Charter (Philadelphia)
 the 6-foot-10 twins led Prep Charter to back-to-back state titles in 2006 and 2007 then went to the Kansas Jayhawks.  -the twins were drafted back-to-back in 2011 with Markieff going 13th to the Phoenix Suns and Marcus going 14th, to the Houston Rockets, five minutes later.

5-Carl and Charles Thomas, Everett (Lansing, Mich.)
The Thomas brothers may not be the most famous basketball alumni from Everett (Earvin "Magic" Johnson graduated from the school in 1977), but they were certainly bona fide stars. The 6-foot-4 guards went on to star at Eastern Michigan University before playing professionally. Each had a brief stint in the NBA.
   Johnny and Eddie Duda                                   

 

 

 

 


 










Shelly (24) and Sheila (23) Wasser
  They came from Pine Grove to attend the Shootout

Jordan and Justin Abdo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you name any other twins who made significant contributions in their high school careers?

  wgaffey@pa.net