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Boys' Hoops: Southeastern Pa. Top 25

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Boys' Hoops: Southeastern Pa. Top 25

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Junior guard Amir Hinton and Abington are ranked No. 9 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer. The Ghosts clinched the Suburban One League National Conference title with Tuesday's 63-55 victory over runner-up Pennsbury. Hinton produced 16 points, including a pair of first-quarter treys, in the win over the Falcons. He was 6 for 6 from the line in the fourth quarter.

BOYS' BASKETBALL

SOUTHEASTERN PA. TOP 25

Rk. Team Rec.

1. Roman Catholic 17-3

Junior Gemil Holbrook has been on a tear from beyond the arc.

2. Neumann-Goretti 16-4

Ja'Quan Newton (21.1 ppg.), Lamarr Kimble (11.9) and Troy Harper (11.6) lead the Saints in scoring.

3. Archbishop Carroll 17-3

The Patriots have done a nice job of spreading the ball around. Derrick Jones averages 15.2 points per game.

4. Imhotep Charter 18-4

St. Francis (Pa.) commit Basil Thompson and the Panthers have what it takes for another run at the Class AAA state title.

5. Martin Luther King 17-4

Jabri McCall posted 22 points, six assists and four boards in an 85-75 loss to No. 2-ranked Neumann-Goretti.

6. Constitution 18-4

Senior Floyd Preito and rising junior Kimar Williams head the Generals' backcourt.

7. Great Valley 19-2

The Patriots' catalysts include Mikal Bridges (18.9 ppg.) and Cyree Ames (30 triples).

8. St. Joseph's Prep 15-5

Junior Chris Clover hit four treys en route to 24 points in a 58-47 romp over Catholic League rival La Salle.

9. Abington 18-3

Junior Matt Penecale keyed a 63-55 win over Pennsbury with 19 points, five boards, and four assists.

10. Lower Merion 14-6

With the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA playoffs around the corner, the Aces are hitting their stride.

11. Chester 14-4

12. Pennsbury 16-4

13. La Salle 16-4

14. Westtown 17-6

15. Haverford School 15-6

16. Germantown Academy 17-7

17. Philadelphia Electrical 13-9

18. Penn Wood 13-6

19. Conestoga 18-3

20. Plymouth Whitemarsh 18-3

21. Archbishop Wood 11-9

22. Math, Civics & Sciences 8-13

23. Spring-Ford 19-2

24. Penncrest 15-5

25. Academy of the New Church 15-7

Under consideration, listed alphabetically: Academy Park (12-6), Central Bucks South (13-8), Church Farm (15-4), Conwell-Egan (14-6), Holy Ghost Prep (16-5), Upper Darby (13-6).

 

Rick O'Brien Inquirer Columnist
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Rick O’Brien has been at The Inquirer since 1993, primarily covering high school sports in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Reach Rick at robrien@phillynews.com.

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