Abington's # 23 Sudan Green and teammate # 24 Jared Wright battle a host of Academy of the New Church players for a loose ball in the 4th quarter of the Academy of the New Church at Abington Friends School boys' basketball game on December 13, 2011. Academy of the New Church defeated Abington Friends 53-51. (Elizabeth V. Robertson / Staff Photographer)
Youth must serve. The Shipley girls have won back-to-back Friends School league championships. But in order to make it three in a row, Gators coach Sean Costello needs his younger contributors from last year's title team to take center stage.
Roman Catholic made two huge breakthroughs this season.
The Cahillites beat Neumann-Goretti to claim the program's first Catholic League championship since 2007 and 29th overall. Their 64-59 win at the Palestra also denied the Saints a record seventh straight league title.