Coaching legend Speedy Morris earned the 700th win of his high school career Friday as St. Joseph's Prep rolled over St. George's (Del.), 67-48, in the in 12th annual Pete and Jameer Nelson Play-by-Play Classic at Widener.
Morris, 74, is a prominent figure on the Philadelphia basketball landscape. He coached both men and women at La Salle University - his 238 wins are the most for the La Salle men - and boys at Roman Catholic and Penn Charter.
Morris has been at the Prep since 2001 and has 981 wins at all levels. His career high school record is 700-199 for a .778 winning percentage.
In 16 seasons, Morris is 312-103 at the Prep. He was 41-14 in two seasons with the Penn Charter boys and 347-82 in 14 seasons with the Roman Catholic boys.
On Friday, Kyle Thompson led the Hawks with 21 points as they outscored St. George's, 22-6, in the third quarter.
St. George's (Del.) 12 12 6 18 - 48
St. Joseph's Prep 14 5 22 26 - 67
SG: T. Guild 6, N. Hyland 13, M. McCancs 6, T. Rawls 23.
SJP: Gabe Arizin 8, Edward Croswell 12, Brian Griffin 9, Darius Kinnel 17, Kyle Thompson 21.