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Germantown Academy Outlasts Haverford School, 100-98, in 5 OTs

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Germantown Academy's players celebrate their 100-98, five-OT victory.
Front, L to R, are Evan-Eric Longino (winning basket) and Kyle McCloskey (43 points).
Other starters: Josh Brownstein (40), Cole Storm (14), Andrew Towne (10).
Photo by Mimi McCloskey.

  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!*** 
GTN. ACADEMY 100, HAVER. SCHOOL 98
(Five Overtimes)
HAVERFORD SCHOOL
  FG FT R A P Pts
Christian Ray 12-26 6-10 13 6 4 32
Gavin Burke 6-9 0-0 0 2 3 16
Kharon Randolph 8-21 9-11 5 6 5 27
Asim Richards 0-2 4-6 7 1 5 4
Jameer Nelson 5-8 3-4 9 1 4 15
Joe Dignazio 1-1 0-0 0 0 2 2
Bobby Stratts 1-2 0-0 4 1 5 2
Nasir Smith 0-1 0-0 2 1 1 0
  33-70 22-31 40 18 29 98
  Team Rebounds: 7. Three-Point Goals: 10-21 (Burke 4-6,
Nelson 2-4, Ray 2-5, Randolph 2-3). Steals: 9 (Nelson 3, Randolph 2,
Burke 1, Dignazio 1, Stratts 1, Smith 1). Blocked Shots: 6 (Richards 2,
Nelson 2, Ray 1, Smith 1). Turnovers: 28.  
 
GERMANTOWN ACADEMY
  FG FT R A P Pts
Kyle McCloskey 16-23 11-15 13 5 4 43
Evan-Eric Longino 9-30 9-16 12 6 4 27
Cole Storm 4-9 3-4 0 10 3 14
Josh Brownstein 3-6 0-0 6 0 3 6
Andrew Towne 0-2 2-4 1 0 5 2
Kahlil Ashley-Diarrah 0-0 2-2 3 0 4 2
Brian Basile 3-6 0-0 2 0 2 6
Ben Garcia 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0
  35-76 27-41 37 22 26 100
  Team Rebounds: 5. Three-Point Goals: 3-19 (Storm 3-8, Towne
0-2, McCloskey 0-2, Longino 0-7). Steals: 13 (Longino 8, McCloskey  
2, Brownstein 2, Towne 1). Blocked Shots: 10 (McCloskey 7,
Longino 1, Ashley-Diarrah 1, Garcia 1). Turnovers: 11.
Haverford School 21  11  13  17   9  11   6   6   4 --   98
Germantown Academy 18  11  13  20   9  11   6   6   6 -- 100
  Officials: Christian Cintron, Derik Hrubosky, Mike Kandravi.

Kyle McCloskey

Evan-Eric Longino