Fri. Pa. boys: Harriton surprises C.R. North
Alex Shippen's jumper in the final second on Friday night lifted No. 25 Harriton to a 53-51 win at eighth-seeded Council Rock North in the first round of the District 1 Class AAAA boys' basketball playoffs.
The junior finished with eight points, and his game-winner came with 0.9 seconds left on a 15-foot fadeway jumper.
Jake Rosenberg added seven rebounds, 14 points and four three-pointers. Tas Dixon grabbed eight rebounds and Matt Sherman dished out four assists.
Kyle McCloskey led C.R. North with 14 points and Brandon Knotts added 12 points.
Also in the first round:
Junior forward Justin McFadden scored six of his nine points in the fourth quarter to help host Lower Merion pull away from Conestoga, 59-42. Jaquan Johnson finished with 18 points and B.J. Johnson added 11.
Chester's Rondae Jefferson scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Chester rolled past visiting West Chester Rustin, 86-57. Senior point guard Rashan DeJarnette added a career-high 18 points.
Mike Brown received an alley-oop from Ryan Kelly to record his 1,000th career point as host Hatboro-Horsham knocked off Downingtown East, 61-51. Brown reached the mark in the second quarter and finished with a team-high 20 points to bring his career total to 1,017 points. Headed to Navy, he is the first Hatters player to score 1,000 points since 2003. Montrose Jennings led Downingtown East with 20 points.
Zain Shaw scored all 16 of his points after halftime as host Ridley rallied past Cheltenham, 61-58, in double overtime. In the second overtime, Ridley scored all seven of its points from the foul line as Mike Smoluk hit four foul shots.
Tyree Bynum's three-pointer with 3 seconds left lifted Penn Wood over visiting Perkiomen Valley, 69-66, in overtime. Malik Jackson tied the game in the fourth quarter on a steal and a layup.
Brad Sherry, a senior wing, knocked down four three-pointers in the first quarter to help Great Valley race past Truman, 51-40. He scored 14 of his 16 points in the first quarter. Junior forward Mikael Bridges scored 13 of his team-high 17 points in the second half.
John Kanas's 18 points and Brendan Wagner's 15 points led Souderton past visiting Pennsbury, 59-43. The Indians hit 21 of their 26 foul shots.
Marquis Bryant pulled down 17 rebounds and Josh Johnson secured eight boards to help Norristown ease past visiting Plymouth Whitemarsh, 63-51. Senior point guard Bernard Gordon scored a game-high 30 points and recorded a pair of steals.
Pa. Independent Schools. Greg Dotson recorded his 1,000th career point with a dunk in the first quarter to help Germantown Academy down Haverford School, 68-52, in the semifinals at Malvern Prep. The senior small forward finished with 17 points and has 1,014 for his career.
"It felt great to get it on a dunk. It was a special feeling," Dotson said.
Catholic. Junior guard Ja'Quan Newton scored 19 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out six assists to help top-seeded Neumann-Goretti roll over visiting Bishop McDevitt, 85-54, in the league quarterfinals. John Davis added 14 rebounds.
Manny Taylor grabbed nine rebounds and Rashaan London scored 17 points to help Roman Catholic top Archbishop Wood, 55-44, at Philadelphia University.
Yosef Yacob scored 18 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out seven assists as Archbishop Carroll held off visiting Archbishop Ryan, 69-53.
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