PW stays unbeaten with win over Roman in Kobe Bryant/Rally Classic

By Pat Leonard
Plymouth Whitemarsh 54, Roman Catholic 42
At halftime Sunday, Roman Catholic had a one-point lead on the No. 2 team in Southeastern Pennsylvania as ranked by the Inquirer. But Plymouth Whitemarsh (15-0) recovered and stayed unbeaten, behind 24 points and eight rebounds from 6-foot-7 junior forward Jaylen Bond.
Bond scored 16 of 24 points in the second half. St. Joseph's recruit C.J. Aiken, a 6-foot-10 senior center, had seven points and eight blocks. Junior guard Brandon Dixon dished eight assists to go along with six points.
Roman Catholic did not start its star, senior guard Rakeem Brookins (Tulane). But his first points of the game, on a layup just before half, put the Catholic League Cahillites up 19-18.
But PW outscored Roman 18-8 in the third quarter.
Bond had 11 points in the fourth quarter, including a bucket with 41 seconds remaining in the game that gave the Colonials their largest lead, 52-39, and gave Roman the cue to empty its bench.

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