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Archive: February, 2013

Advance tickets for District 12 AAAA and AAA Finals

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 2:05 PM
Advance tickets for Friday's PIAA District 12 Class AAAA and AAA boys' basketball championship games at St. Joseph's University will be available at the four participating schools on Thursday morning. Tickets are $10. At 7 p.m., in the Class AAAA final, Roman Catholic (18-6) will take on Martin Luther... Read more

Boys' Hoops: New Southeastern PA Top 10

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 1:29 PM
The Inquirer TOP 10 BOYS' BASKETBALL Team Record Previous ranking in parentheses. Records through Tuesday. 1. Chester (1) 23-3 2. Lower Merion (2) 25-2 3. Neumann-Goretti (3) 20-5 4. Imhotep Charter (7) 23-4 5. Roberts Vaux (4) 19-8 6. Math, Civics & Sciences (5) 23-2 7. Martin Luther... Read more

Boys' Hoops: Updated Playoff Schedule

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 12:31 PM
BOYS' BASKETBALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE PIAA District 1 Class AAAA Championshiop Friday, March 1 At Villanova's Pavilion. Lower Merion (2) vs. Chester (1) , 9 p.m. Consolation Game (Seeds 3-4) Friday, March 1 Abington (5) at Great Valley (3), 7 p.m. Consolation Games (Seeds 5-6) Friday, March 1 Coatesville... Read more

Boys' Hoops: Frio steps down at Devon Prep

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 12:30 PM
Bill Frio has stepped down as head basketball coach at Devon Prep after seven seasons. He is the program's third all-time winningest coach. "I'm leaving with mixed emptions," he said in a statement released by the school. "I'll miss the school, I'll miss the boys. I really enjoyed coaching and being... Read more

Boys' Hoops: State Rankings

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 11:42 AM
BOYS' BASKETBALL STATE RANKINGS COMPILED BY PENNLIVE.COM/PATRIOT-NEWS. Local teams in bold. CLASS AAAA No. School Rec Pvs 1. Chester (1) 22-3 1 2. Lower Merion (1) 24-2 2 3. Harrisburg (3) 24-2 3 4. McCaskey (3) 25-2 4 5. New Castle (7) 24-0 5 6. Cathedral Prep (10) 20-2 6 7. Williamsport... Read more

Hoops: Third-quarter burst fuels Chester victory

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 11:15 PM
CHESTER 76, GREAT VALLEY 43 By late in the third quarter, the early eight-point deficit seemed like eons ago. Chester, turning up the defensive heat, gained firm command of Tuesday night's PIAA District 1 Class AAAA semifinal playoff against Abington with a crushing 20-1 run. "It all begins with... Read more

Hoops: Dalembert, Lower Merion stifle Great Valley

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 11:11 PM
LOWER MERION 61, GREAT VALLEY 35 Lower Merion's Yohanny Dalembert has made considerable strides in basketball, a sport he began playing only three years ago. Before that, while living in Haiti, soccer was his passion. Dalembert showed his improvement on the hardwood in Tuesday night's PIAA District... Read more

Boys' Hoops: Updated Playoff Schedule

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 3:51 PM
BOYS' BASKETBALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE PIAA District 1 Class AAAA Championshiop Friday, March 1 At Villanova's Pavilion. Lower Merion (2) vs. Chester (1) , 9 p.m. Consolation Game (Seeds 3-4) Friday, March 1 Abington (5) at Great Valley (3), 7 p.m. Consolation Games (Seeds 5-6) Friday, March... Read more

Newton, N-G top Prep for fifth straight crown

Monday, February 25, 2013, 11:15 PM
NEUMANN-GORETTI 60, ST. JOSEPH'S PREP 42 The Catholic League championship trophy is staying at 11th and Moore. Boosted by an early flurry of three-pointers and 27 points from rising junior wing guard Ja'Quan Newton, Neumann-Goretti easily handled St. Joseph's Prep, 60-42, Monday night at the packed... Read more

Hoops: Boxscore from Imhotep-Vaux Final

Monday, February 25, 2013, 1:07 AM
IMHOTEP CHARTER 67, ROBERTS VAUX 66 Imhotep Charter (67) Jakwon Jones 1-1 0-0 2; Deryl Bagwell 5-14 1-4 15; Basil Thompson 4-9 1-3 9; Dymir Logan 3-4 0-0 6; Brandon Austin 6-8 10-12 23; Nigel Grant 1-4 0-1 2; Jalil Myers 1-1 0-0 3; Abraham Massaley 2-5 3-6 7. Totals: 23-46 15-26 67. Vaux (66) Rysheed... Read more
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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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