Titans reach state tourney


The Central Bucks South boys' basketball team defeated Glen Mills, 51-44, in tonight's District 1 Class AAAA tournament second-round matchup at the Titans’ gym
The victory guaranteed the Titans (21-3) their first state tournament appearance in the four-year history of the program. C.B. South nabbed one of the district’s top eight berths in the state tourney.
Before the Titans can focus solely on the state tournament, they have more district tourney action to attend to. C.B. South will face Pennsbury in Friday’s quarterfinal at a neutral site.
Glen Mills (16-7) must win three consolation games to make its first state-tournament appearance since the 2003-04 season.
The Titans' Will Barrett played a major role in tonight's outcome.
The 6-foot-8 senior guard/forward was Mr. Clutch, scoring nine of his game-high 20 points in the decisive fourth quarter.
Barrett wasn’t the only  player with a standout performance.
Glen Mills Aaric Murray showed why he’s regarded as the nation’s 33d-ranked prospect in the Class of 2009, by ESPN.com.
The 6-11, 265-pounder finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds, three blocks and two steals while being double-teamed. Eleven of Murray’s points came in the second quarter.
-- Keith Pompey