Archive: December, 2012
Rysheed Jordan poured in a team-high 21 points as Vaux fell on a last-second tip-in to Deerfield Beach (Fla.), 68-67, at the Chick-fil-A Classic in South Carolina.
The senior guard added10 rebounds, seven assists. Sammy Foreman finished with eight points and two rebounds.
Jarvis Jenkins won the game with the tip-in at the buzzer.
A pair of Archbishop Wood players were part of the Associated Press' All-State team that was announced on Thursday.
Fran Walsh, 6-foot-1, 245-pound offensive lineman, was joined by Andrew Guckin, who made the team as an athlete. Matt Galambos, a linebacker from the Haverford School, also made the team.
Here's the rest of the team:
Coatesville football coach Matt Ortega was named the Pa. Class AAAA coach of the year on Thursday by the Associated Press.
Wideouts Will Fuller (Roman Catholic) and Chris Jones (Coatesville) were included on the All-State offense, as was Pennridge running back Mike Class. The offensive line was highlighted by Penn Charter's Mike McGlinchey and La Salle's Tom Spiteri. Sean Coleman, also of La Salle, made the team as an athlete.
On the defensive side, defensive lineman Curtis Cothran of Council Rock North was an all-state selection. He was joined by St. Joseph's Prep defensive back John Reid.
Abington Friends used Jordan Greene's 14 points and his late heroics to put away visiting Academy of the New Church, 59-57, in a Friends Schools League game.
The junior guard hit a three pointer with 3 seconds left in the fourth quarter to force overtime, before hitting another three at the overtime buzzer to force a second extra period. Late in the second overtime, Greene knocked down a pair of free throws to seal the win.
Montana Mayfield chipped in with 12 points and Jeremiah Batts added eight. Darryl Bryant finished with 18 points for ANC.
Masterman senior Mike Sturdivant set a school scoring record early in a 61-55 nonleague loss to host Palumbo on Monday.
Sturdivant, who scored 30 points, eclipsed the career mark of 1,187 set by Shawn Munford between 1994 and 1997. Munford went on to star for Bloomsburg and was named an assistant coach there this season.
A 5-foot-10 senior guard, Sturdivant is considering collegiate options in the Division II and III ranks.
Vaux's Rysheed Jordan, one of the city's top players, filled out the stat sheet in a 78-67 win over visiting Communications Tech in a Public League Division A boys' basketball game Monday.
Jordan, an uncommitted 6-foot-3 guard who is considering Temple, had 22 points, 14 rebounds and five assists as Vaux led throughout.
Sammy Foreman added 15 points for Vaux. Keith Fletcher chipped in with 11 and Lester Mattox had 10.
Playing in front of his home crowd, Pennsauken Tech's Brandon Rembert reached the 1,000-point career milestone when he opened the second half with a driving layup in a 63-56 win over Camden Academy Charter on Friday.
The 5-foot-10 senior guard entered the game 16 points shy of 1,000. His 14 first-half points brought him within two. He wasted no time going for the milestone, scoring on the first possession of the second half. Rembert finished the game with 22 points, 7 steals, and 6 assists.
Rembert is the sixth boys' player in school history to reach 1,000 points.
The Philadelphia School District is preparing to close 37 schools buildings, including about 10 high schools.
The high schools include Bok, Communications Tech, Germantown, Lamberton, Roberts Vaux, Strawberry Mansion, and University City.
Superintendent William Hite will be discussing the school building closings plus other changes in news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday.
Senior forward Jeremiah Worthem scored his 1,000th career point on Wednesday as Math, Civics & Sciences rolled over visiting World Communications, 86-38.
Worthem reached the milestone early in the fourth quarter on a driving layup through the middle. He finished with a game-high 22 points and 18 rebounds. He's ticketed for Robert Morris.
Shafeek Taylor chipped in with five points and six assists.
Senior Rondae Jefferson scored 13 of his game-high 19 points in Tuesday's first quarter as Chester rolled past visiting Lancaster's J.P. McCaskey, 83-57.
Jefferson had three assists, eight rebounds and three steals. Jefferson left the game with an jury in the second quarter, but returned to score six points in the third quarter.
Rashan DeJarnette added 13 points, seven of which came in the third quarter.