Philadelphia Scholastic Basketball, 1984

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All-City

FIRST TEAM

*Rodney Blake

Bonner

Howard Evans

W. Phila.

Max Blank

Washing.

Michael Anderson

E&S

Jerome "Pooh" Richardson

Franklin

SECOND TEAM

Tarone Thornton

Roman

Brian Leahy

Kenrick

Troy Daniel

Lamber.

Henry Smith

W. Phila.

Greg "Bo" Kimble

Dobbins

Mark Stevenson

Roman

THIRD TEAM

Darin "Munchy" Mason

Mastbaum

Eric "Hank" Gathers

Dobbins

Steve Benton

Neumann

Brian "Sugar" Smith

Franklin

Craig Conlin

La Salle

Public League

Playoffs

ROUND-OF-16
Franklin 44, Overbrook 36
  Jerome “Pooh” Richardson blended 11 points, six rebounds and four assists. Franklin led at halftime, 19-7. Overbrook’s Clyde Jones scored 12 points.
Mastbaum 62, Southern 61
  Darin “Munchy” Mason bagged 28 points, five rebounds and six assists, with the last feed setting up Lester Lamb for the winning basket with 0:06 left. Tyrell “Magic” Cromwell had 15 points, four assists. Southern’s Jody Johnson shot 18-for-19 at the line (last 17 in a row) en route to 30 points.
Gratz 57, Frankford 54
  Sixth man Brian Shorter, a 6-4 freshman, notched 16 points and eight rebounds. Dexter Whitfield had 15 points, five assists. Frankford’s Tony Crawford had 18 points, 18 rebounds.
Olney 77, Germantown 61
  Paul “Snoop” Graham shot 13-for-14 at the line en route to 33 points and grabbed eight rebounds. John Green had 15 points, six assists. Marcus Owens (23) and Paul Jordan (20) led G-town.
Northeast 68, King 52
  Keith Jones (31) shot 15-for-17 at the line and Tom Davis had 12 points, 12 rebounds. Scott Slade (24) led King.
West 67, Univ. City 50
  Henry Smith was tough inside with 15 points and 22 boards.
Dobbins 85, Bok 58
  Eric “Hank” Gathers generated 27 points and 18 rebounds. Darrell “Heat” Gates had 18 points, 10 assists. Mike Brice (15) led Bok.
Washington 61, Roxborough 52
  Max Blank had 25 points and 18 rebounds as the Eagles won a playoff for the first time in their 21 PL seasons. Tony Cotton (18) led Roxborough.
QUARTERFINALS
Franklin 73, Olney 56
  Jerome “Pooh” Richardson combined 17 points with seven rebounds and nine assists. Brian “Sugar Bear” Smith shot 10-for-16 for 24 points and Will Bolds mixed 15 points, 15 boards. Olney’s Paul “Snoop” Graham hit for 32 points.
Gratz 63, West 62
  Soph Dennis “Dink” Whitaker (eight assists) hit a 10-footer to beat the buzzer after Lamar Belton (16) was covered. For West, Howard Evans scored 27 points and Henry Smith had 20 points, 16 rebounds.
Mastbaum 64, Northeast 57
  Darin “Munchy” Mason (20) and Tyrell “Magic” Cromwell (17, seven assists) led the way. Darryl Brown (15) led Northeast.
Dobbins 84, Washington 76
  Eric “Hank” Gathers shot 11-for-16 and 9-for-12 for 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Greg “Bo” Kimble scored 23 points. Russian immigrant Max Blank, with cheers of “U.S.A!” from Dobbins’s fans ringing in his ears, produced 35 points and 14 rebounds in 25 minutes.
SEMIFINALS
At William Penn
Franklin 77, Gratz 53
  Brian “Sugar Bear” Smith led in points (20) and rebounds (13) as the Electrons won comfortably enough to use 13 players. Jerome “Pooh” Richardson had 17 points, nine assists. Gratz’s Brian Shorter had 12 points, nine rebounds.
Dobbins 45, Mastbaum 40
  The Mustangs advanced to the final for the first time in 39 seasons of PL membership despite shooting 13-for-59 (floor) and 19-for-35 (line). Eric “Hank” Gathers had 24 points, 17 rebounds. Greg “Bo” Kimble grabbed 19 rebounds. Darin “Munchy” Mason (16) topped Mastbaum.

FINAL
At Temple's McGonigle Hall
Franklin 53, Dobbins 49
 
Jerome "Pooh" Richardson had 17 points and Will Bolds collected 11 points and 11 rebounds. With 0:18 left, Greg "Bo" Kimble (26 points, 20 rebounds) converted a three-point play to pull Dobbins within 50-49. Richardson made a free throw at 0:13, then Dobbins's Eric "Hank" Gathers missed a 17-footer at 0:04. Rodney Miller's two free throws completed the scoring.

Standings

DIVISION A
a-Washington 8 4
Olney 8 4
Frankford 7 5
a-Northeast 6 6
Eng. & Science 6 6
Kensington 2 10
Lincoln 1 11
DIVISION B
King 10 3
Gratz 8 5
Germantown 7 6
Roxborough 6 7
Central 4 9
Parkway 3 10
Straw. Mansion 3 10
DIVISION C
Franklin 13 0
Dobbins 12 1
Mastbaum 8 5
University City 7 6
Edison 5 8
Penn 3 10
Franklin LC 2 11
DIVISION D
West Phila. 12 0
Southern 11 1
Bok 6 6
Overbrook 5 7
Bartram 4 8
Lamberton 2 10

Coaches' All-Public

FIRST TEAM

Howard Evans

West

12 279 23.3

Michael Anderson

E&S

12 375 31.3

Max Blank

Wash

12 290 24.2

Greg "Bo" Kimble

Dobb

13 344 26.5

Troy Daniel

Lamb

12 386 32.1

Henry Smith

West

11 242 22.0

Jerome "Pooh" Richardson

Fkn

13 208 16.0

Eric "Hank" Gathers

Dobb

13 298 22.9

Darin "Munchy" Mason

Mast

12 317 26.4

Brian "Sugar" Smith

Fkn

13 239 18.4

SECOND TEAM

Jody Johnson

Sou

12 232 19.3

Paul "Snoop" Graham

Oln

12 285 23.8

Marvin Powell

King

6 66 11.0

Scott Slade

King

10 191 19.1

Rudy Yuille

Bart

12 270 22.5

Jonathan Jones

Cent

13 257 19.8

Johnny McDonald

FLC

13 308 23.7

Rodney Shorter

Gtz

13 182 14.0

Tony Cotton

Rox

13 181 13.9

Marcus Owens

Gtn

13 225 17.3

THIRD TEAM

Brian Shorter

Gtz

13 199 15.3

Mike Brice

Bok

12 170 14.2

Tony Crawford

Fkd

11 186 16.9

Willard Mack

Penn

13 295 22.7

John Green

Oln

12 235 19.6

Darrell "Heat" Gates

Dobb

13 136 10.5

Lionel Simmons

Sou

12 151 12.6

Will Bolds

Fkn

13 156 12.0

Tommy Gilbert

Ovb

12 139 11.6

Amos Clay

Mans

5 110 22.0

Champs' Rotation

FRANKLIN

Coach

Ken Hamilton

Record

13-0, 27-1

Starters

Jerome "Pooh" Richardson

Jimmy Richardson

Will Bolds

Brian "Sugar Bear" Smith

Isaac Young

Key Subs

Rodney Miller

Sherman Williams

Ben Mitchell

Catholic League

Playoffs

North Semifinals
Doubleheader at St. Joseph’s
La Salle 59, Judge 47
  Craig Conlin (18 points) and Tom Gizzi (16, 10 rebounds) handled the inside while Larry Guess dished seven assists and shot 10-for-13 at the line. Judge’s Rob Mulville had 17 points, 10 rebounds.
Ryan 42, Kenrick 41
 
Kevin Farnan (14 points) won it by hitting a foul line jumper with 0:07 left. Fran Ciliberti added 17 points, eight rebounds. Kenrick’s Brian Leahy had 14 points, 10 boards.
South Semifinals
Doubleheader at St. Joseph’s
O’Hara 47, Neumann 43
 
Mike Louden had 13 points and three assists and committed just one turnover to help the Lions overcome a 37-17 rebounding disadvantage. Neumann’s Steve Benton totaled 19 points and 12 boards before fouling out with 1:46 left.
Bonner 75, West 44
 
Rodney Blake shot 11-for-14 and 8-for-10 and 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Dave Koskinen added 20 points, nine rebounds, five assists. West’s John Rankin had 14 points, 10 boards.
Semifinals
Doubleheader at St. Joseph’s
La Salle 56, Ryan 52 (ot)
 
Larry Guess contributed 16 points and seven assists and hit a clinching one-and-one with 0:08 left. John Zamichieli (19) and Craig Conlin (12) also scored in double figures and Tom Gizzi grabbed 13 rebounds. Fran Ciliberti (16) led Ryan.
Bonner 57, O’Hara 49
 
Ed McCrystal shot 8-for-12 for 21 points and dished six assists. Rodney Blake added 22 points, eight rebounds, three blocks. O’Hara’s Mike Doyle (25) shot 12-for-16.

FINAL
At St. Joseph's University
Bonner 58, La Salle 56
 
In 22 foul-plagued minutes, Rodney Blake shot 8-for-11 and 7-for-9 for 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Friars won again and the coach, Art Hunter, resigned again. Dave Koskinen had 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Steve Eilola, going 32 minutes for the first time, grabbed 11 rebounds. With 5:35 left, Bonner expanded its lead from 47-44 to 50-44 after a technical foul was called when someone threw a chunk of ice from the top of La Salle's rooting section. For La Salle, Craig Conlin had 20 points, Tom Gizzi mixed 17 points and 10 rebounds, John Zamichieli missed a last-second shot and athletic director Marty Stanczak claimed the ice was thrown by someone who was not a student at either school.

Standings

NORTH
Kenrick 13 3
Judge 12 4
La Salle 12 4
Ryan 8 8
Dougherty 7 9
McDevitt 7 9
North 6 10
Egan 4 12
Wood 3 13
SOUTH
Bonner 11 1
Neumann 10 2
O'Hara 6 6
West 6 6
Carroll 3 9
St. James 3 9
SJ Prep 3 9
  Roman under suspension.

Coaches' All-Catholic

NORTHERN DIVISION

FIRST TEAM

Brian Leahy

Ken

16 347 21.7

Craig Conlin

La S

16 277 17.3

Dave Duda

Ken

16 300 18.8

Eric Ervin

McD

15 271 18.1

Lou Stevens

Dough

16 225 14.1

SECOND TEAM

Kevin Farnan

Ryan

16 235 14.7

Mike Cummiskey

Judge

16 225 14.1

Mike McCarron

North

16 215 13.4

Mike Petrone

Judge

16 216 13.5

Fran Ciliberti

Ryan

15 226 15.1

THIRD TEAM

Mark Shalkowski

Egan

16 232 14.6

Mike Power

North

16 238 14.9

Mike Neher

Dough

16 153 9.6

Larry Guess

La S

15 175 11.7

Sean Givnish

Wood

15 177 11.8

SOUTHERN DIVISION

FIRST TEAM

Rodney Blake

Bonn

14 216 15.4

Mark Stevenson

Roman

14 287 20.5

Steve Benton

Neum

14 279 19.9

John Rankin

West

14 281 20.1

Tarone Thornton

Roman

14 283 20.2

SECOND TEAM

Mike Doyle

O'H

14 195 13.9

Erik Cooper

Neum

14 206 14.7

Arthur Trippett

West

14 219 15.6

Jim "Goose" Welde

Bonn

14 166 11.9

Dave Koskinen

Bonn

14 167 11.9

THIRD TEAM

Mike Connor

O'H

14 200 14.3

Mike Louden

O'H

14 193 13.8

Rocco Sansone

Neum

13 159 12.2

Marty McCabe

Carr

14 152 10.9

Bill McGowan

St. J

14 153 10.9

Champs' Rotation

BONNER

Coach

Art Hunter

Record

11-1, 28-6

Starters

Rodney Blake

Jim "Goose" Welde

Dave Koskinen

Ed McCrystal

Steve Eilola

Key Subs

Sean Harding

Ivan "Pick" Brown

Tim McKee

Steve DeAngelis

Inter-Ac League

Penn Charter (9-1)
  The clincher came in Game No. 8, a 55-41 win over visiting Chestnut Hill. The title was PC’s first since 1972. Marv Dunmeyer scored 13 points while Joe McGarvey and Drew Meyers added 12 apiece. Carl Arrigale settled for 10 after having exploded for 29 points in the previous game, a 64-54 win over visiting Gtn. Academy. A chance at a 10-0 mark vanished in the finale as the Quakers fell to visiting Episcopal, 64-63. GA (7-3) finished second.

Standings

Penn Charter

9

1

Gtn. Academy

7

3

Chestnut Hill

6

4

Episcopal

4

6

Malvern

4

6

Haverford Sch.

0

10

Coaches' All-Inter-Ac

FIRST TEAM

Carl Arrigale

PC

10 180 18.0

Dolph Tokarczyk

EA

10 177 17.7

Rick Williams

GA

10 180 18.0

Otis Ellis

GA

10 161 16.1

John Huver

MP

9 176 19.5

SECOND TEAM

Gerry Williams

CH

10 201 20.1

Marv Dunmeyer

PC

10 136 13.6

Joe McGarvey

PC

Bernard Odoms

CH

10 131 13.1

Drew Meyers

PC

10 111 11.1

Champs' Rotation

PENN CHARTER

Coach

Speedy Morris

Record

9-1, 21-7

Starters

Carl Arrigale

Marv Dunmeyer

Drew Meyers

Joe McGarvey

Ed Small

Key Subs

Abe Dunmeyer

Joe Gleason

Tom "Sleepy" Burke