Philadelphia High School Basketball
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Germantown Academy Outlasts Haverford School, 100-98, in 5 OTs
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| On Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, Germantown Academy nipped visiting Haverford School, 100-98, in five overtimes, in an Inter-Ac League basketball game. The game lasted 2 hours, 23 minutes, ending at 8:08. |
Regulation ended at 62-62 and GA won the OT sessions, 38-36.
This was the highest total score in the I-A's 94-season history.
HS was also involved in what is believed to be the longest game in I-A history . . . a 29-28 loss to Chestnut Hill Academy, in six OTs, on Feb. 11, 1977. In that one, just one point -- Tito Nanni's free throw with two seconds remaining -- was scored in OT. (In that era, OT sessions lasted three minutes. The time was changed to four minutes in the 1994-95 season.)
Kyle McCloskey led the Patriots with 43 points while adding 13 rebounds, five assists and seven blocked shots. Evan-Eric Longino, also a lefty, contributed 27 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and eight steals. Cole Storm mixed 14 points with 10 assists. Following a steal by Josh Brownstein, Longino won the game for coach Jim Fenerty by beating the buzzer with a short, on-the-move, left-side bank shot.
Christian Ray (32), Kharon Randolph (27), Gavin Burke (16) and Jameer Nelson (15) scored in double figures for the Fords. Ray added 13 rebounds while Ray/Randolph halved 12 assists. Randolph forced the first overtime with a top-of-the-key, three-point shot.
***Special thanks to Marty Weiss and Ed "Huck" Palmer for watching video and compiling the complete boxscore and to Mimi McCloskey for providing the photos!***