Bartram falls to Boys and Girls in Bryant/Rally Classic

By Pat Leonard


Bartram senior guard Tyrone Garland scored a tournament-high 34 points, including 15 in the third quarter, but the Braves fell to Boys and Girls High of Brooklyn, 69-63, at Widener University in Chester Sunday


Bartram (10-5) of the Public League tied the game at 48 heading into the fourth quarter, but Boys and Girls junior guards Michael Taylor and Andre Slaughter made 10 of 14 free throws down the stretch.


Boys and Girls, of the New York City Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL), went to the free throw line 44 times in 32 minutes and made 29. Taylor finished with 29 points.


Bartram senior guard Quasim Jones had 13 points, and Braves junior forward Dijon Wright had 15 rebounds with two points.


This was the fourth of five games on the final day of the 11th annual Kobe Bryant/ Classic. The two-day showcase also included six games at Archbishop Carroll in Radnor on Saturday.


Taylor is ranked as the No. 24 junior shooting guard in the nation on He has received interest from several colleges, including St. John's, Pittsburgh, Illinois and Virginia, according to Boys and Girls coach Ruth Lovelace.


Lovelace is the only woman coach in New York’s elite AA boys’ basketball division.

Garland, of Bartram, is committed to play for Virginia Tech next season.

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