Fri. Pa. boys’ roundup: C.R. South, Norristown reach mat final

Council Rock South put its home mats to good use Friday and earned a spot in the PIAA Class AAA state dual wrestling tournament and a chance to win the District 1 title.

The top-seeded Golden Hawks earned four pins and beat No. 4 seed Owen J. Roberts, 47-21, in a semifinal match.

Billy Rapo led the way for South when he earned a 52-second pin at 103 pounds. South also won its quarterfinal match, taking down No. 9 seed Boyertown, 50-21, as Rapo won via technical fall, 20-5.

The Golden Hawks will meet No. 3 seed Norristown for the district title Saturday. The Eagles beat No. 2 seed Spring-Ford, 39-28, in a semifinal match.

Owen J. Roberts will also make the trip to the state tournament as one of four district qualifiers along with Spring-Ford and Norristown.

District 12. Catholic League champion La Salle earned several quick pins and cruised to its third straight district team title with a 55-14 win over host and Public League champion Edison.

Ryan Gieger led the way for the Explorers, taking just 15 seconds to collect a pin at 285 pounds.

Inter-Ac. Ronald Tassoni recorded a pin in 53 seconds at 145 pounds and sparked Haverford School to a 57-21 win over visiting Malvern Prep.

Keith Corliss pinned his opponent at 189 pounds in 1 minute, 18 seconds for Germantown Academy in a 63-13 win over visiting Episcopal Academy.

Central. Alex Oraschewsky squeezed out a 2-1 decision at 145 pounds for Haverford High in a 45-24 win over visiting Penncrest.

Nonleague. Luke Brooman opened the match with a 17-0 technical fall in four minutes at 112 pounds and Episcopal Academy went on to beat Valley Forge, 59-22, at Germantown Academy.

Zach Kleiner used a mere 21 seconds to earn a pin at 103 pounds as Lower Merion upended visiting Academy Park, 59-18.

 

Basketball

Buddy Gardler's record is safe at least until Monday.

Roman Catholic shot 60 percent from the field and downed visiting St. Joseph's Prep, 63-49, in a Catholic League showdown.

Hawks coach Bill "Speedy" Morris will have to wait until Monday to try to become the winningest coach in Catholic League history when his team hosts Cardinal O'Hara. Morris is tied with Gardler, with 560 victories.

Montana Mayfield spoiled the Prep's evening by scoring 20 points.

Scott and Craig Slade each scored 16 points to lift Monsignor Bonner past host Bishop McDevitt, 59-56.

Archbishop Ryan held visiting Lansdale Catholic to four points in the first half and eased past the Crusaders, 49-20.

Nick Aughenbaugh and Christian Rivera scored eight points each and were two of 11 Raiders to score.

Neumann-Goretti showed Archbishop Wood in a graphic way why it is on top of the league with a 92-51 victory.

Billy Shank knocked down seven of the Saints' 15 three-pointers and scored 23 points.

Public. Nadir Stukes scored 13 points as Engineering & Science held on to beat visiting Germantown, 46-43.

Rashawn Anderson and Dwayne Holland each scored 11 points, and Desmon Williams picked up all of his five points in overtime to give Roxborough a 50-46 win over host Swenson.

Bruce White collected 12 of his 25 points in the fourth quarterand sparked Kensington to a 56-50 win over host Edison.

FitzSimons built a 19-point lead and held on to beat visiting Strawberry Mansion, 82-76. Mike Majett scored 20 points for the Rams.

Sean McLean exploded for 32 points and helped Bok beat visiting Mastery Charter South, 80-74.

Jerrell Wright chipped in with 19 points and lifted Dobbins past host West Philadelphia, 61-54.

Warren Dogan scored 16 points and led Math, Civics & Science past Constitution, 63-56, at Ben Franklin.

Ameen Tanksley came through with 15 points and boosted Imhotep Charter to a 69-60 win over visiting Del-Val Charter.

Mike Stewart and Larry Webster each contributed 145 points and gave Parkway West a 55-45 win over host Rush.

Darrell Robinson dropped in 21 points and boosted Bartram past visiting Fels, 55-43.

Corey Widgins struck for 12 of his 22 points in the final quarter and spurred Parkway Northwest to a 52-40 come-from-behind win over visiting Sankofa Freedom.

Taron Barnes led a balanced scoring attack with 18 points and helped New Media Charter beat visiting Douglas, 83-69.

Kawaun Chavis accounted for 21 points and helped Washington beat visiting Northeast, 87-67.

Turhan Griffin notched 14 of his 25 points in the third quarter and led Franklin Learning Center to a 71-46 win over host Furness.

Lamberton got 16 points and 18 rebounds from Troy Yancey and tripped visiting GAMP, 61-28.

Inter-Ac. Billy Dooley contributed 16 points as Chestnut Hill Academy held off visiting Germantown Academy, 46-43.

Dan Mengel drained four free throws and Taylor Wright converted a three pointer in overtime to give Episcopal Academy a 59-54 win over visiting Haverford School.

Steve Perpiglia and Tom Pitt chipped in with 13 points each and led Malvern Prep to a 54-48 win over host Penn Charter.Central. Eric Green paced Lower Merion with 16 points, and the Aces edged host Ridley, 57-53.

Suburban One National. Leo Vincent notched 18 points and boosted Bensalem to a 48-41 win over host Abington.

Devante Chance and Carrington Ward accounted for 25 points, eight rebounds and five steals each as Philadelphia Electrical handled visiting University City, 92-57.

Suburban One Continental. Kevin Sweet picked up 15 points and led Central Bucks West past visiting Hatboro-Horsham, 36-34.

Wes Brooks collected 15 points to lead North Penn to a 40-26 win over host Quakertown.

Suburban One American. Wissahickon got 15 points from Anthony McKie and dropped visiting Upper Merion, 58-50.

Ches-Mont. Shakore Grant led Great Valley with 24 points, and the Patriots beat host Kennett, 56-52.

Del-Val. Malcom Richardson dropped in 24 points to help Penn Wood get past visiting Chichester, 88-41.

Bicentennial. Holy Ghost Prep clinched the Independence Conference title with a 51-39 win over visiting Lower Moreland. Mike DeStefano led the Firebirds with 10 points.

Jordan Green struck for 16 points and lifted Springfield (Montgomery County) to a 52-49 win over host Christopher Dock.

Kyle Koehler scored 18 points as Devon Prep beat host MaST Charter, 63-46.

Friends Schools. Ky Howard scored 16 points and became the all-time scoring leader at Shipley during a 52-23 win over visiting Germantown Friends.

Howard has 1,249 points, eclipsing the previous record of 1,237 set by Ryan Ziegler in 1997.

Nonleague. Chris McNaughton poured in 15 points and boosted Solebury School past visiting Capital Prep Charter, 57-35.

Hill School got scoring from 15 players and trimmed visiting Valley Forge, 91-38. Hans Brasse scored 12 points for the Blues.

 


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