Philadelphia Scholastic Basketball, 1985

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All-City

FIRST TEAM

*Jerome "Pooh" Richardson

Franklin

Mark Stevenson

Roman

Greg "Bo" Kimble

Dobbins

Eric "Hank" Gathers

Dobbins

Steve Benton

Neumann

SECOND TEAM

Paul "Snoop" Graham

Franklin

Lionel Simmons

Southern

Craig Conlin

La Salle

Warren Hawthorne

Mastbaum

John Rankin

W. Cath.

THIRD TEAM

Barry Bekkedam

Carroll

Rick Williams

Gtn. Acad.

Otis Ellis

Gtn. Acad.

Brian Shorter

Gratz

Jonathan Jones

Central

Henry Jackson

Penn

Public League

Playoffs

ROUND-OF-16
Dobbins 84, Central 58
  Greg “Bo” Kimble scored 25 points, Eric “Hank” Gathers totaled 17 points and 15 rebounds and brother Derrick Gathers grabbed 10 boards. Jonathan Jones (22) led Central.
West 53, Frankford 50 (2 ot)
  Eric “Button” Pearson had 19 points and nine rebounds in 38 minutes for West, which overcame a 12-point deficit with 5:54 left in regulation. Adrian Burke (17) led Frankford.
Mastbaum 87, King 64
  Warren Hawthorne (33) and Tyrell “Magic” Cromwell (26) led the romp. King sub Ron Bryant shot 7-for-8 for 16 points.
Gratz 65, Edison 42
  Brian Shorter (21, 15 rebounds), older brother Rodney Shorter (18) and Walt Dozier (15 boards) paced Gratz.
Northeast 76, Bartram 64
  Phil Booth mixed 22 points and 13 rebounds. Keith Wilkerson added 16 points. Bartram’s Mike Dorsey had 24 points, 17 boards.
Southern 86, Kensington 52
  Lionel Simmons had 19 points and 15 rebounds. Bruce Harvey (28) led Kensington, a first-time playoff entrant.
Overbrook 62, Washington 49
  Ed Urie scored eight of his 17 points in a 23-16 fourth quarter. David Carr (19) led Washington.
Franklin 82, Parkway 43
  Jerome “Pooh” Richardson dominated with 31 points and 10 assists. Will Bolds grabbed 15 rebounds. Andre Ward (19) paced Parkway.
QUARTERFINALS
Dobbins 68, Overbrook 45
  Greg “Bo” Kimble shot 14-for-16 for 33 points and plucked 14 rebounds. Darrell “Heat” Gates dealt nine assists.
Southern 74, Franklin 73
  Will Crandall hit eighth man Bob Johnson for a vicious dunk and a 72-67 lead with 0:16 left. Johnson finished 6-for-7 and 9-for-10 for 21 points. Lionel Simmons added 19 points. Paul “Snoop” Graham (25) and Jerome “Pooh” Richardson (24) led the losers.
Gratz 55, West 46
  Walt Dozier (21 points, 12 rebounds) and Brian Shorter (14, 12) sparked Gratz. West’s Eric “Button” Pearson had 20 points.
Mastbaum 56, Northeast 53
  Warren Hawthorne accumulated 26 points and 14 rebounds. Darren Miller also grabbed 14 boards. Phil Booth led Northeast with 17 points, 13 rebounds.
SEMIFINALS
At Southern
Dobbins 94, Mastbaum 72
  Greg “Bo” Kimble shot 14-for-18 and 4-for-5 for 32 points and Eric “Hank” Gathers added 22 points. Warren Hawthorne (25) and Tyrell “Magic” Cromwell (23) topped ’Baum.
At William Penn
Southern 70, Gratz 69
  After blowing a 10-point, fourth-quarter lead, Southern survived when John Erby converted a layup off a fastbreak pass from Will Crandall with 0:08 left. The Rams advanced to the final for the first time since 1969; they’d lost five times in the semis since. Lionel Simmons (20), Irv Hutcherson and sub Bob Johnson (18 apiece) paced the scoring. Gratz’s Walt Dozier had 20 points, 11 rebounds.

FINAL
At Temple's McGonigle Hall
Dobbins 86, Southern 62
 
Greg "Bo" Kimble had 27 points, 12 rebounds and three assists as Dobbins won its first title in its 40th PL season. Eric "Hank" Gathers added 27 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Sophomore Doug Overton had 12 points and 4 assists. For Southern, Lionel Simmons had 18 points and 11 boards.

Standings

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

Coaches' All-Public

FIRST TEAM

Jerome "Pooh" Richardson

Fkn

13 202 15.5

Greg "Bo" Kimble

Dobb

13 298 22.9

Eric "Hank" Gathers

Dobb

13 276 21.2

Paul "Snoop" Graham

Fkn

13 220 16.9

Lionel Simmons

Sou

13 342 26.3

Warren Hawthorne

Mast

13 315 24.2

Brian Shorter

Gtz

13 280 21.5

Jonathan Jones

Cent

13 307 23.6

Henry Jackson

Penn

13 321 24.7

Willard Mack

Penn

13 271 20.8

SECOND TEAM

Will Bolds

Fkn

13 200 15.4

George Yuille

Bart

13 336 25.8

Phil Booth

NE

13 265 20.4

Walt Dozier

Gtz

13 205 15.8

Keith Jones

NE

13 190 14.6

Rodney Shorter

Gtz

12 177 14.8

Irv Hutcherson

Sou

13 161 12.4

Darrell "Heat" Gates

Dobb

13 134 10.3

David Carr

Wash

12 259 21.6

Spencer Thompson

King

13 204 15.7

Ed Urie

Ovb

11 175 15.9

Tom Davis

Oln

13 231 17.8

THIRD TEAM

Harold Wright

Bok

13 216 16.6

Tyrell "Magic" Cromwell

Mast

12 175 14.6

Brian Thompson

Mans

13 180 13.8

Joe Easley

Fkd

13 204 15.7

John Maddox

Edi

13 151 11.6

Eric "Button" Pearson

West

12 202 16.8

Dennis "Dink" Whitaker

Gtz

5 44 8.9

Irwin Johnson

FLC

13 178 13.7

Joey Evans

Edi

13 157 12.1

Vincent "Butter" Smalls

UC

5 68 13.6

Champs' Rotation

DOBBINS

Coach

Rich Yankowitz

Record

13-0, 28-2

Starters

Greg "Bo" Kimble

Eric "Hank" Gathers

Darrell "Heat" Gates

Derrick Gathers

Doug Overton

Key Subs

William "Randy" Slade

Jeff Goldwire

Catholic League

Playoffs

North Preplayoff
At Ryan
Kenrick 55, Dougherty 53
  With 0:02 left, Jimmy Davis inbounded to fellow sub Mike Carfagno, who stuck a 15-foot jumper to win it. Ed Swayze had 16 points. Mike Neher (13) led Dougherty.
South Preplayoff
At O’Hara
Carroll 61, Bonner 50
 
Barry Bekkedam shot 6-for-9 and 7-for-8 for 19 points, adding 11 rebounds and six blocks. Matt Ward (11, 10 rebounds) and Mike Iorio (nine, 10) helped. Bonner’s Ed McCrystal had 18 points.
North Semifinals
Doubleheader at Temple’s McGonigle Hall
La Salle 63, Wood 51
  Craig Conlin collected 23 points and 12 rebounds and soph Dan Durkin had nine points, five rebounds, three assists. For Wood, Tom Martin scored 15 points and Jim Feeney grabbed 17 rebounds.
Judge 49, Kenrick 44
 
Mike Cummiskey scored 18 points and Paul Winters (12, 10 rebounds) converted a nifty pass by Mike ‘‘Zack’’ Zacierka for a layup to provide comfort at 41-36. Scott Crouch (12) led Kenrick.
South Semifinals
Doubleheader at Villanova Field House
Neumann 53, O’Hara 52 (ot)
 
Frank Giunta (23) made a midcourt steal and then hit a one-and-one with 0:12 left to give Neumann a 53-50 pad and its first playoff win since 1973. Rocco Sansone grabbed 13 rebounds. Chris Arizin (20, 16 rebounds) and Mike Connor (18, 12) led O’Hara.
Carroll 60, Roman 56
 
Sub Jim Trainer compressed 10 points and three assists into 16 minutes and canned a layup with 0:38 left for 57-52 lead. Barry Bekkedam had 12 points, 15 boards. Melvin ‘‘Sauce’’ Hawkins (13) led Roman.
Semifinals
Doubleheader at St. Joseph’s University
La Salle 57, Judge 48
 
Craig Conlin (16, eight rebounds), Tom Gizzi (16, seven) and Greg Wilhelm (10, 10) were the stars for La Salle, which shot 23-for-25 from the line. Judge’s Rob Mulville scored 16 points.
Neumann 54, Carroll 52 (ot)
 
Steve Benton forced OT with an open court steal and layup and hit a 10-footer with 0:18 left to win it. He had 21 points, six rebounds, three assists. John Gilroy had 17 points, 10 rebounds. Carroll’s Barry Bekkedam totaled 15 points, nine boards, eight blocks.

FINAL
At St. Joseph's University
Neumann 57, La Salle 54
  Steve Benton came through with 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists, John Gilroy had 10 points and nine boards and Frank Giunta dealt six assists as the Pirates won their first title since 1965. With 0:06 left, Benton missed a one-and-one, but got a reprieve when a La Salle player entered the lane too fast. He then made both free throws. For La Salle, which shot 8-for-17 at the line, Craig Conlin shot 10-for-13 and 3-for-4 for 23 points and took eight rebounds.

Standings

NORTH
Judge 13 3
La Salle 13 3
Wood 10 6
a-Kenrick 9 7
Dougherty 9 7
North 6 10
McDevitt 5 11
Ryan 4 12
Egan 3 13
SOUTH
Roman 13 1
Neumann 11 3
O'Hara 9 5
a-Carroll 7 7
Bonner 7 7
West 5 9
SJ Prep 4 10
St. James 0 14

Coaches' All-Catholic

NORTHERN DIVISION

FIRST TEAM

Craig Conlin

La S

16 347 21.7

Mike Cummiskey

Judge

16 292 18.3

Tom Gizzi

La S

16 268 16.8

Mike Power

North

16 294 18.4

Steve Topley

Judge

16 202 12.6

SECOND TEAM

Mike Neher

Dough

16 199 12.4

Ron Davis

McD

16 230 14.4

Tom Martin

Wood

16 214 13.4

Scott Crouch

Ken

16 228 14.3

Jim Brandt

Ken

16 213 13.3

THIRD TEAM

Jim Malandra

Wood

16 214 13.4

Kevin Short

Dough

15 111 7.4

John Jekot

Egan

16 200 12.5

Ed Swayze

Ken

16 207 12.9

Jim Feeney

Wood

16 191 11.9

SOUTHERN DIVISION

FIRST TEAM

Mark Stevenson

Roman

14 321 22.9

Steve Benton

Neum

14 295 21.1

Mike Louden

O'H

14 236 16.9

John Rankin

West

14 294 21.0

Mike Connor

O'H

14 191 13.6

SECOND TEAM

Chris Arizin

O'H

14 192 13.7

Barry Bekkedam

Carr

14 200 14.3

Ivan "Pick" Brown

Bonn

13 105 8.1

Frank Giunta

Neum

14 151 10.8

Rocco Sansone

Neum

13 123 9.5

Matt Swanick

Prep

14 151 10.8

Dwayne Brown

Roman

14 146 10.4

THIRD TEAM

Ernest Pollard

Roman

13 129 9.9

Derrick Floyd

West

14 154 11.0

Tim McHugh

Prep

14 182 13.0

Champs' Rotation

NEUMANN

Coach

Dave Duke

Record

11-3, 27-7

Starters

Steve Benton

Frank Giunta

John Gilroy

*Tony Waters

Rocco Sansone

Key Subs

Rob Brown

John Leach

Gene "Bumper" Bloemker

*Injured before final; Brown started.

Inter-Ac League

Gtn. Academy (9-1)
  The clincher came in Game No. 10. Rick Williams scored 16 points while Otis Ellis (15 rebounds) and Chris Miller had 14 apiece as the visiting Patriots downed Malvern, 56-42, to win their first title since sharing a three-wayer in 1969. In Game No. 8, GA had dumped visiting Penn Charter, 61-52, behind Williams’s 27 points and nine rebounds. PC placed second at 8-2.

Standings

Gtn. Academy

9

1

Penn Charter

8

2

Episcopal

5

5

Malvern

5

5

Chestnut Hill

2

8

Haverford Sch.

1

9

Coaches' All-Inter-Ac

FIRST TEAM

Rick Williams

GA

10 160 16.0

Otis Ellis

GA

10 183 18.3

Marv Dunmeyer

PC

10 92 9.2

Phil DeAngelis

MP

9 131 14.8

Abe Dunmeyer

PC

9 94 10.4

SECOND TEAM

Mike Zahm

HS

10 126 12.6

Tom Burke

PC

10 1411 14.1

Mark Burke

CH

9 126 14.0

Jeff Hines

EA

10 123 12.3

Marvin Walters

GA

10 123 12.3

Champs' Rotation

GTN. ACADEMY

Coach

Dave Hoch

Record

9-1, 26-2

Starters

Rick Williams

Otis Ellis

Chris Miller

Marvin Walters

Jim Faunce

Key Subs

Matt Guinan

Rodney Morrison