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  To all scorekeepers: PLEASE try to make sure that correct info on scoring is called into the Score Service -- 215-854-4570. Generally, it's better when the winning team calls in the results. That way the papers receive info to explain HOW the game was won because representatives of the winning team will usually be in a better mood (just human nature) to provide extra details such as rebounds, assists, etc., or the identity of someone who maybe hit a winning shot. Thank you.

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JAN. 31
TEDBIT
 
For the second time in its double-name history, Conwell-Egan (nee Bishop Egan) is being coached by a new guy for the fourth consecutive season. Oddly, the Eagles had four coaches in their first four seasons of Catholic League membership (1964-67). Six guys were involved in SJ Prep's five-season revolving door from '27 through '31. As you'll notice, John "Jocko" Collins was part of RDs at three schools -- Salesianum in '36, St. Thomas More in '43 and SJ Prep in '44. Jocko was a wonderful man and I had some great interaction with him during his latter days as a scout for the Phillies. Aside from scouting, he reffed in the NBA and later served for 13 years as that league's supervisor of officials. He passed away in 1986 at age 80. Check out the last two offerings. West Catholic had seven coaches over an eight-season span. Its league record was 76-38 and the '49 and '52 teams won championships.

CATHOLIC LEAGUE SCHOOLS WITH
DIFFERENT COACHES OVER
AT LEAST FOUR SEASONS
SJ PREP (6)  
Matt Guokas Sr. 1940
Rev. James Buckley 1941
Joe Schaaf

1941-42

Francis "Cookie" McCusker 1943
John "Jocko" Collins 1944
Joe Oakes 1945
BONNER (5)  
Ed "Shot" Stefanski 1983
Art Hunter 1984
Dick Bernhart 1985
John Miller 1986
Fran O'Hanlon 1987
ROMAN (5)  
Billy Markward 1941
Johnny Caspar 1942
Jordan Oliver 1943
Rev. John Senglar 1944
Charley McGlone 1945
SJ PREP (5)  
John Lavin 1927
Bill Leopold 1928
Ed Hosey 1929
Billy Oakes/Bart Sheehan 1930
John Donahoe 1931
SALESIANUM (5)  
Johnny Oakes 1932
Buck Magill 1933
Francis "Mike" McCall 1934
Franny Walsh 1935
John "Jocko" Collins 1936
CONWELL-EGAN (4)  
Frank Sciolla 2016
Eric Kindler 2017
Bryan Caver 2018
Adam Bowen 2019
EGAN (4)  
John Clark 1964
Paul Kearns 1965
Bill Kelley 1966
Jim Kildorf 1967
ST. THOMAS MORE (4)  
Joseph "Tubby" Walker 1941
Hugh Gallagher 1942
John "Jocko" Collins 1943
Val Hartman 1944
WEST CATHOLIC (4)  
Tom Tracey 1926
Jim O'Keefe 1927
Dan McNichol 1928
         Not in league 1929
John "Jocko" McGarry 1930
WEST CATHOLIC (4)  
Bob Dougherty 1945
John "Duke" Hannan 1946
Dan Kenney 1947
Joe Langan 1948
WEST CATHOLIC (4)  
Joe Langan 1949
Ed O'Halloran 1950
Gene Powers 1951
Jim Usilton Jr. 1952

JAN. 30
TEDBIT
  Please look below for UPDATE and adjusted list . . .
  Apparently, Mother Nature is not a basketball fan. And she's a big-time party pooper. Prior to yesterday, just five players in Catholic/Inter-Ac history had reached 1,500 career points in their first three or only three varsity seasons. TWO guys could have accomplished that feat yesterday. Haverford School senior Christian Ray, who entered the school as a soph after transferring from Octorara, needed just one point and he scored 17 in a win over Episcopal. Malvern junior Deuce Turner needed 23 entering a game with Penn Charter and . . . major ugh! The game was postponed by snow. He'll get his chance Friday night, likewise vs. Episcopal . . . Though Steve Benton's name does not appear on the list, he deserves a mention. His career at the ol' Neumann produced 1,808 points by the end of his senior season in 1984-85. He made scant varsity appearances as a freshamn and it's possible he scored fewer than 10 points. He definitely had none in Catholic League play.
  UPDATE: Major apologies! This nugget was innnnncorrect. I neglected to add in the 35 points Deuce Turner scored Sunday in a showcase game vs. Parkland. Thus, his total stood at 1,512 before Tuesday and he was the FIRST junior player in Inter-Ac/Catholic history to reach 1,500 points in just three varsity seasons. Then, Christian Ray followed Deuce into the 1,500 First Three/Only Three Club with his 17 points Tuesday vs. Episcopal. Thanks to Deuce for speaking up to his coach, John Harmatuk, and to Joe Redican, a Malvern legend for many reasons, for also speaking up. I am completely embarrassed/sorry. The list below has been updated. 
 

Catholic League/Inter-Ac Players With at Least
1,500 Points in First Three/Only Three Varsity Seasons
layer School Years Points
*Wayne Ellington Episcopal 2004-06 1,756
*Eddie Griffin Roman 1998-00 1,656
*Michael Brooks West Catholic 1974-76 1,651
Barry Brodzinski North Catholic 1971-73 1,583
Reggie Redding SJ Prep 2004-06 1,568
Christian Ray Haverford School 2016-18 1,516
#Deuce Turner Malvern 2016-18 1,512
*-advanced to NBA      
#-only player on list to reach 1,500 as a junior

 

JAN. 29
TEDBIT
  La Salle is no longer in the midst of a perfect season. Thanks to Luke House, who hit a last-second shot, Carroll last night edged the visiting Explorers, 57-55, thus handing rookie coach Mike McKee's squad its first loss after 17 consecutive wins. It's possible there were others, but we know of two better starts in La Salle's lengthy hoops history. The 1936-37 squad won its first 18 games before dropping a Catholic League contest to Salesianum (Wilmington, Delaware). Those teams wound up finishing in a tie for first place and La Salle, despite losing the first battle, won a three-game series to decide the championship. The 1949-50 squad, headlined by the great Tom Gola, then a junior (bio here), stormed to a 24-0 start and even crushed Overbrook, 55-31, in the City Title. The Explorers then headed to Newport, Rhode Island, for the Eastern States Catholic Invitational Tournament. They lost their first game to St. Peter's. of Jersey City (New Jersey), 40-38, then completed a 26-1 campaign with wins over St. John's (Worcester, Massachusetts) and St. Francis (Buffalo, New York). Below: Details of this season's 17 wins; and results for the 18 and 24 wins to start the '37 and '50 seasons, respectively. They were found in yearbooks. It appears the '37 results are in chronological order. The '50 results are not, at least not completely.
 

Details of La Salle's 17-0 Start in 2018-19
Date Kind Opponent La S Opp La Salle's Leader Points
Dec. 7 NL SCH Academy 58 52 Allen Powell 17
Dec. 9 NL Malvern 70 64 Konrad Kiszka 22
Dec. 12 NL Exec. Edu. Charter 67 26 Zach Crisler 13
Dec. 14 NL Constitution 59 51 Allen Powell 24
Dec. 18 CL O'Hara 70 64 Konrad Kiszka 23
Dec. 21 CL Ryan 64 51 Allen Powell 22
Dec. 23 CL West Catholic 52 49 Allen Powell 14
Dec. 27 NL Central 50 13 Allen Powell 14
Dec. 28 NL Calvert Hall (MD) 66 45 Allen Powell 14
Dec. 30 NL Cheltenham 68 56 Allen Powell 20
Jan. 4 CL McDevitt 58 35 Titus Beard 20
Jan. 6 CL Conwell-Egan 73 28 Konrad Kiszka 20
Jan. 11 CL Lansdale Catholic 63 42 Allen Powell 20
Jan. 14 CL Devon Prep 55 24 Zach Crisler 15
Jan. 18 CL Judge 58 46 Allen Powell 18
Jan. 21 CL Neumann-Goretti 67 57 Allen Powell 22
Jan. 24 CL Bonner-Prendie 64 59 Allen Powell 23
      Total Points 1062 762    
      Averages 62.5 44.8    

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La Salle's 18-0 Start in 1936-37 
Kind Opponent La S Opp
NL Roxborough 38 16
NL Frankford 37 10
NL Gratz 28 12
NL Alumni 20 19
CL Salesianum 16 13
CL West Catholic 32 17
CL Roman 35 21
CL North Catholic 18 17
CL SJ Prep 33 12
CL South Catholic 27 19
CL St. John's (Manayunk) 35 12
CL West Catholic 41 19
NL National Farm 29 23
CL North Catholic 25 16
CL Roman 27 10
CL South Catholic 30 22
NL Camden Catholic (NJ) 33 12
CL St. John's (Manayunk) 42 21
    Total Points 546 291
    Average 30.0 16.2
       
       
       
       
       
       
La Salle's 24-0 Start in 1949-50
Kind Opponent La S Opp
NL Olney 50 35
NL Northeast 55 37
NL Allentown Catholic 55 47
NL Central 47 41
NL Frankford 56 40
NL Episcopal 77 28
NL Alumni 61 46
CL SJ Prep 68 33
CL Roman 72 35
CL St. James 60 29
CL West Catholic 54 46
CL South Catholic 41 37
CL North Catholic 62 37
CL St. Thomas More 64 34
CL SJ Prep 52 29
CL Roman 74 32
CL St. James 78 53
CL West Catholic 45 37
CL South Catholic 59 45
CL North Catholic 66 29
CL St. Thomas More 55 42
CLP West Catholic 54 40
CLP South Catholic 28 23
CT Overbrook 55 31
    Total Points 1388 886
    Average 57.8 36.9

 

JAN. 28
TEDBIT
  In season No. 13 of his NBA career, Kyle Lowry is still going strong. He is averging 14.1 points, just three-tenths below his career average, and his 9.4 assists per game rank No. 1 on his personal list. Now, the question is . . . Can he play for at least three more seasons? If so, he would tie Rasheed Wallace (Gratz '93) for the "Our Guys" record for longest NBA/ABA stint. Wilt Chamberlain -- you might have heard of him (smile) -- is second at 14. Kyle, who played his last two seasons at Cardinal Dougherty after starring at Northeast as a soph, is tied for third with four other guys. The list list below shows every guy who lasted at least 10 seasons. When it comes to longevity, Overbrook rules the roost, by far. Six Hilltoppers/Panthers played at least 10 seasons. No other school has produced more than two 10ers. Episcopal product Wayne Ellington is the only other active player on the list below.
 

Pub/Cath/Int NBA/ABA Players With at Least 10 Seasons
Name School Grad Debut Years
Rasheed Wallace Gratz 1993 1996 16
Wilt Chamberlain Overbrook 1955 1960 14
Earl "Pearl" Monroe Bartram 1962 1968 13
Aaron McKie Gratz 1990 1995 13
Malik Rose Overbrook 1992 1997 13
Rasual Butler Roman 1998 2003 13
Kyle Lowry Dougherty 2004 2007 13
Larry Foust South Cath. 1946 1951 12
Guy Rodgers Northeast 1953 1959 12
Ray "Chink" Scott West Phila. 1956 1962 11
Wali Jones Overbrook 1960 1965 11
Mike Gale Overbrook 1967 1972 11
Doug Overton Dobbins 1987 1993 11
Cuttino "Cat" Mobley Dougherty 1992 1999 11
Paul Arizin La Salle 1946 1951 10
Tom Gola La Salle 1951 1956 10
Wayne Hightower Overbrook 1958 1963 10
Walt Hazzard Overbrook 1960 1965 10
Jim Washington West Cath. 1961 1966 10
Matt Guokas Jr. SJ Prep 1962 1967 10
Ollie Johnson Southern 1966 1973 10
Jerome "Pooh" Richardson Franklin 1985 1990 10
Wayne Ellington Episcopal 2006 2010 10


JAN. 27
TEDBIT
 
With a 20-point effort vs. Freire Charter, Penn Charter jr. WG Ryan "Pooch" Holmes yesterday raised his career total to 1,010. PC now has 16 "granders" and that total ranks fourth among Catholic/Inter-Ac schools. The breakdown is below. Only points scored FOR the schools are included. (Some also played elsewhere.) Roman and Neumann/N-G are tied for second at 19, but the former has two guys on the doorstep. An asterisk means that number is based on available boxscores.
 

Top Five Catholic/Inter-Ac
Schools for 1,000-Pointers
GTN. ACADEMY (24) Points Year
Alvin Williams 1,702 1993
Evan-Eric Longino 1,658 2017
Paul Hutter 1,627 1970
Matt Walsh 1,601 2002
Julius Williams 1,564 1997
Cameron Ayers 1,484 2010
Craig White 1,432 1988
Brian Burke 1,429 1998
Otis Ellis 1,421 1985
Kyle McCloskey 1,421 2017
Lawrence Talley 1,417 1991
Ryan Ayers 1,370 2005
Eric Minkin 1,358 1968
Rick Williams 1,358 1985
Brian Grimes 1,352 2005
Chris Krug 1,330 1998
Lee Melchionni 1,261 2002
Marvin Walters 1,254 1986
Nick Lindner 1,234 2013
Devon Goodman 1,201 2016
Larry Leith 1,153 1994
Kyle Griffin 1,123 2007
Andrew Ott 1,074 2006
Greg Dotson 1,013 2013
NEUMANN/N-G (19) Points Year
Ja'Quan Newton 1,972 2014
Quade Green 1,853 2017
Steve Benton 1,808 1985
Tony Chennault 1,621 2010
Devon Fowler 1,303 1997
Antonio "Scoop" Jardine 1,299 2007
John Davis 1,279 2013
Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree 1,254 2017
Rick Jackson 1,239 2007
Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble 1,166 2015
Zane Martin 1,140 2016
Derrick "D.J." Rivera 1,122 2006
Cantrell "Man-Man" Fletcher 1,045 2001
Earl Pettis 1,045 2006
Erik Cooper 1,040 1984
Lamin Fulton 1,039 2011
Danny Stewart 1,038 2010
Chas Bailey 1,026 2000
Marty Campbell *1,010 1980
ROMAN (19) Points Year
Reggie Jackson 1,861 1978
Lonnie McFarlan 1,842 1980
Charron Fisher 1,804 2004
Eddie Griffin 1,656 2000
Bernard Jones 1,633 1991
Donnie Carr 1,470 1996
Shep Garner 1,437 2014
Rakeem "Rahk" Brookins 1,382 2010
Glenn Welton 1,323 1981
Bradley Wanamaker 1,306 2007
Mark Stevenson 1,292 1985
Tamal Forchion 1,283 2001
Alan Watkins 1,247 1989
Rasual Butler 1,237 1998
Marvin Harrison 1,166 1991
Maalik Wayns 1,151 2009
Jim "Chico" Singleton 1,127 1973
Rashann London 1,103 2014
Tony Carr 1,065 2016
PENN CHARTER (16)    
Billy Harris 1,646 1971
Sammy Zeglinski 1,642 2007
Brett Storm 1,398 2000
Drew Schaufler *1,350 1953
Rob Kurz 1,258 2004
Mason Williams 1,204 2018
Bill Soens 1,176 1963
Sean Knitter 1,170 2000
Zack Zeglinski 1,167 2005
Tim Krug 1,143 1992
Sean Singletary 1,137 2004
Steve Goodrich 1,134 1994
Sean O'Brien 1,116 2014
Shawn Peterson 1,082 1995
Aaron Carter 1,063 1998
Ryan "Pooch" Holmes 1,010 2020
SJ PREP (14)    
Steve Vasturia 1,764 2013
Reggie Redding 1,568 2006
John Griffin 1,488 2004
Mark Zoller 1,317 2003
Maurice "Mo" Howard *1,296 1972
Joe Ryan 1,287 1955
Chris Clover 1,247 2015
Chris Clark 1,239 2004
Kasim Holloman 1,154 1999
Miles Overton 1,133 2013
Kyle Thompson 1,074 2018
Keith Coleman 1,054 1982
Darius Kinnel 1,046 2018
Neal McGee 1,008 1992


JAN. 26
TEDBIT
 
Usually, a game decided by 18 points is not particularly noteworthy. But last night's tilt between Haverford School and Germantown Academy turned out to be an all-timer for this reason: For only the second time in Inter-Ac League play since at least the 1949-50 season (and likely ever), TWO players scored at least 35 points. As HS won, 74-56, the Fords' Christian Ray tallied 36 markers thanks to 13 field goals (one trey) and 9-for-10 marksmanship at the foul line. GA soph Jordan Longino responded with 35 points. He had 12 field goals, with EIGHT treys, and went 3-for-3 at the line. Thanks to GA staffer Mike Kehoe for the breakdown. On Jan. 20, 1998, Chestnut Hill Academy's Tom Whitworth rained down 47 points in a 77-67  double-overtime win over Penn Charter. PC's Brett Storm offered 36 points. In case you're wondering, regulation ended 59-59. This is Ray's second 36-point I-A outburst. He also hit that number vs. Malvern. Jordan's brother, Evan-Eric Longino, scored 35 points for GA in a 2017 game vs. SCH Academy.

GA's Inter-Ac Outbursts
Of at Least 35 Points, 1950-19
Year Player Pts Foe
1993 Alvin Williams 45 HS
1970 Paul Hutter 45 HS
2017 Kyle McCloskey 44 MP
2017 Kyle McCloskey 43 HS
1968 Eric Minkin 41 GF
1987 Craig White 39 HS
2002  Matt Walsh 38 PC
1969 Paul Hutter 37 MP
1960 Chuck Devlin 37 PC
1976 Rodney Duncan 36 MP
2017 Evan-Eric Longino 35 SCH
2014 Tim Guers 35 HS
1975 Rodney Duncan 35 CH
2019 Jordan Longino 35 HS
HS' Inter-Ac Outbursts
Of at Least 35 Points, 1950-19
Year Player Pts Foe
1987 Ed McCrystal 38 EA
1971 Frank McCann 37 PC
1966 Hank Stringer 37 MP
1990 Damien Blair 36 GA
2019 Christian Ray 36 MP
2019 Christian Ray 36 GA
1987 Ed McCrystal 35 PC
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

JAN. 25
TEDBIT
 
Perhaps you saw the final score of Wednesday night's CL game between O'Hara and Conwell-Egan and couldn't help but go hmmmmmm. That reaction made all kinds of sense. O'Hara won, 92-53, and that point total is the Lions' best in CL play over (at least) the last 25 seasons. By a 12-point margin, even. All outbursts of at least 70 points are listed below. One occurred in a pre-playoff vs. SJ Prep and those 79 are a school record for postseason action. In the game vs. C-E, Adrian Irving (14), Solo Sambura (13), Kevin Reeves (12), Tre Dinkins and Sean Hutchinson (11 apiece) all scored in double figures. Twelve Lions scored.
 

O'Hara's Top Catholic League Outbursts, 1995-2019
Year O'Hara Pts Opponent Pts O'Hara's Leader Pts
2019 O'Hara 92 Conwell-Egan 53 Adrian Irving 14
2012 O'Hara 80 West 75 Mike Louden 21
1999 *O'Hara 79 SJ Prep 58 Jeff Randazzo/Jeff Siti 23
2001 O'Hara 77 West 64 Chris Grandieri 24
1995 O'Hara 75 Neumann 57 Greg Klein 30
2003 O'Hara 75 Kenn.-Kenrick 46 James Mitchell 23
2000 O'Hara 71 Kenn.-Kenrick 57 Fran Grandieri 28
2002 O'Hara 70 Roman 72 Chris Grandieri 72
2018 O'Hara 70 Conwell-Egan 69 Antwuan Butler 21
*-pre-playoff

 

JAN. 24
TEDBIT
  A generation ago, it was rather uncommon for freshmen to earn spots on varsity rosters. Two generations ago? Darn near impossible. But now we take you back to the 2015-16 season and . . . More than 30 ninth graders were listed on varsity rosters at Catholic League schools. Undoubtedly, every kid had large hopes for a great career at his school. Didn't happen. Some transferred. Some ran into grade/behavior problems. Some were blocked by better players. Some had already peaked. Some lost interest in hoops and/or found themselves putting more effort into another sport. Anyway, the list below shows the 2016 frosh and how their careers -- AT those schools -- have panned out. Check out the La Salle trio. Zach Crisler, Allen Powell and Konrad Kiszka have combined for 1,875 points and just 45 points separate No. 1 Zach from No. 3 Konrad.
 

Career Point Totals for 2015-16 CL Freshmen, at Those Schools
Player School 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
Imere Harris West 215 336 373 155 1079
Seth Lundy Roman 22 264 460 209 955
Chris Ings N-G 19 283 302 235 839
Samier Kinsler West 31 228 204 194 657
Zach Crisler La Salle 39 235 236 140 650
Allen Powell La Salle 21 113 227 259 620
Konrad Kiszka La Salle 63 155 196 191 605
Luke House Carroll 8 54 314 222 598
Julius Phillips Wood 20 93 143 226 482
Colin Reed Ryan 1 x 283 149 433
Cameron Gardner McDevitt 125 87 127 75 414
Amin Bryant Ryan 62 151 159 40 412
Kyle Kane Lansdale 3 39 207 140 389
Mike Perretta B-P 79 18 165 78 340
Ja'cor Smith N-G x 12 198 126 336
Chris Haynes B-P 45 40 46 102 233
Tripp Pierce O'Hara 31 121 x x 152
Malik Heyward McDevitt 151 x x x 151
Mark Bradshaw Carroll 23 127 x x 150
Mikeal Jones Roman 132 x x x 132
Shawn Johnson Carroll 16 22 24 62 124
Patrick Obogo West 40 x x x 40
Max Much O'Hara 5 6 11 x 22
Justin Brooks McDevitt 2 5 x x 7
Sean Sylvester Ryan 2 4 x x 6
Jibree Hill McDevitt 2 x x x 2
Brad Otto Wood 2 x x x 2
Semaj Mills N-G x x x x 0
Khyrie Temple N-G x x x x 0
Chico Whyte N-G x x x x 0
Emilio Carrion O'Hara x x x x 0
    1159 2393 3675 2544 9771

 

JAN. 23
TEDBIT
 
Think about how common it is for a team to lose two consecutive league games. Now digest this: In coach Carl Arrigale's 21 seasons, Neumann-Goretti has suffered back-to-back losses in Catholic League play just six times. And when the Saints dropped recent games to Roman and La Salle, that two-game losing streak in CL play was their first in 11 seasons! Details of the streaks are below. There were two in 2004 with wins in between. SJ Prep's John Griffin is the brother of Roman's current coach, Matt Griffin.
 

N-G's Two-Game CL Losing Streaks in Coach Carl Arrigale's 21 Seasons
Year Opponent Score Opp. Leader Pts N-G Leader Pts
2019 Roman 79-76 Lynn Greer 27 Hakim Byrd 27
  La Salle 67-57 Allen Powell 22 Ja'cor Smith 17
2008 SJ Prep 57-51 Jim Mower 20 Danny Stewart 15
  Roman 62-60 Will Kirkland 20 Jamal Wilson 17
2004 SJ Prep 83-78 John Griffin 21 David Burton 21
  Roman 76-72 Charron Fisher 29 Earl Pettis 17
2004 SJ Prep 58-53 John Griffin 24 Tabby Cunningham 19
  West Cath. 73-65 Marshall Taylor 29 Adon El / Pettis 14
2002 Bonner 42-39 *see below 14 Antwain Wynn 10
  SJ Prep 43-37 Mark Zoller 15 Chris Del Brocco 14
1999 Roman 80-74 Eddie Griffin 33 Chas Bailey 18
  West Cath. 84-62 Marlon Belfon 20 Chas Bailey 19
*-Matt Kearney and Badir McCleary

 

JAN. 22
TEDBIT
  Unfortunately, I can't say this for SURE because the reporting of game details aside from total points is not as good as it was in the past. But let's go with this: It APPEARS Bonner-Prendie sr. WG Mike Perretta now owns the Catholic League record for most three-pointers in one game. Last night, as the Friars roared past visiting SJ Prep, 86-63, Perretta totaled 10 treys thanks to five in each half. Bonner grad (and former assistant) Woody Burke, who now works under coach Craig Conlin at Episcopal Academy, said he was told Michael -- by the way, it was Mike's 18th birthday! (thanks to B-P assistant Bill Cassidy for that nugget -- missed only three or four shots from beyond the arc. The final number will be provided after the B-P staff breaks down the tape via Hudl. **That breakdown showed that he went 10-for-13 (76.9 percent).** The listed CL record has been nine by Judge's Bill Cummiskey in 1989, SJ Prep's Neal McGee in '92 and Carroll's Tom Tobin in '93. Tobin hit his nine vs SJ Prep and the Hawks' Brian Pearce made eight in that very same game. The listed city record is 13 by Edison's George Baker in 2008. And, yes, 13 is a Baker's dozen. Only in the Pub! According to details provided by B-P staffer Ryan Arakelian, last night's game featured 24 treys. The Prep's Brian Geatens had five. These guys had one apiece: Oscar Uduma, Malik Edwards, Tyreese Watson, Donovan Rodriguez, Chris Haynes, Isaiah Wong (now owns 1,007 points in just two B-P seasons)  and Tariq Ingraham for the Friars; Trevor Wall and Colin Hagan for the Hawks. B-P won the overall threeball battle, 17-7. Among the spectators last night was former Bonner player Harry Perretta, a 1974 grad and the team's leading scorer in CL play that year (12.6). He's Mike's dad and is now in his 41st season as the women's coach at Villanova University. The Lady Wildcats' record for treys in one game, as confirmed by senior associate AD for communications Dean Kenefick, is nine -- by Jenny Higgins in '97 vs. Penn and Stacie Witman in '07 vs. South Alabama. Can't you picture Mike playfully busting dad's chops? (smile). "Yo, pops, I hit 10 in a 32-minute game. The best for any of your players is only nine over 40 minutes? Gotta step it up, dude." In January of 2013, my last season with the Daily News, Wood nailed its first EIGHT attempts from beyond the arc in a win over Conwell-Egan. Pat Smith led the way with five. Tommy Rush. Shane Neher and Cody Fitzpatrick added one apiece. Cody missed threeball No. 9. For the game, the Vikings went 11-for-21 on threes. The three-point rule went into effect for the 1986-87 CL season and the first guy to make one was North Catholic sub Marty O'Donnell. That happened in a non-league opener vs. visiting Gratz on Dec. 1. The rule was not yet in effect for the Pub, but coach Bill Ellerbee gave his permission to use it. Whether the rule should be approved was a hot topic in earlier seasons. I once did a story asking some high school/college coaches for their opinions. Speedy Morris, the Prep's long-time coach, was then the boss at Penn Charter. Here's what he said.
"I'm totally against it. The name of the game is to get the best possible shot. Throwing one up from 25 isn't my idea of that. You're going to fire from anywhere, you might as well do away with the coaches." Obviously, he came around. Over time, the three-pointer has been very good to Speedy's Prep teams. Congrats to Mike on a spectacular performance and thanks to those who provided help. (Updates to this posting will likely be made.)
  UPDATE: Based on his Twitter page, Perretta prefers Mike over Michael. That's why I've changed his first name on here.
  UPDATE: Provided by Dean Kenefick . . . "Shooting the three definitely runs in the family. The Villanova women's team averages 9.6 made threes per game which ranks 11th in the country and have outscored the opponent, 516-249, from behind the arc this season."
  UPDATE: Checked my scorebook from that Tobin-Pearce duel. Tobin sniped 9-for-13 on treys while Pearce was 8-for-16. Tobin went 1-for-2 on regulars and Pearce went 0-for-0. Yes, every shot was a trey. The Prep's Bernie Comey was the only other player to hit a trey in that game. All players aside from Tobin-Pearce went a combined 1-for-14 (Carroll 0-for-3, Prep 1-for-11). Counting free throws, the overall point totals for Tobin and Pearce were 33 and 25, resepectively.

JAN. 21
TEDBIT
 
What are the chances? In recent NBA seasons, I've checked to see where Kyle Lowry stands in terms of career NBA points when compared with other "Our Guys" products. That list will be fully updated at the end of the season, but for now there's this: The "contest" between Kyle and fellow Cardinal Dougherty grad Cuttino "Cat" Mobley. Cat, who last played in 2008-09, finished his NBA career with 11,964 regular season points. And when the Toronto Raptors host the Sacramento Kings tomorrow night, 21 points will allow Kyle to surpass him. His total stands at 11,944. Below are points and assists breakdowns for the guys' college and NBA careers. Counting college and the NBA, Kyle needs 197 points to seize the overall lead. Together, they've totaled 27,066 points and 7,774 assists. Kyle, a point guard, has more than doubled wing guard Cat's output in the dishing contest. Only natural, based on their positions. Both were coached at CD by Mark Heimerdinger. Imagine how much pride he feels.
  Stats obtained via www.basketball-reference.com and www.sports-reference.com/cbb/

College/NBA Stats Breakdown for Dougherty grads "Cat" Mobley and Kyle Lowry
Name College/NBA Years Games Points PPG Assists APG
Cuttino "Cat" Mobley Rhode Island 4 93 1,334 14.3 186 2.0
  Dougherty 1992 NBA Reg. Season 11 747 11,964 16.0 2,015 2.7
  NBA Playoffs 4 26 333 12.8 58 2.2
    15 866 13,631 15.7 2,259 2.6
Kyle Lowry Villanova 2 57 543 9.5 171 3.0
  Dougherty 2004 NBA Reg. Season 13 828 11,944 14.4 5,009 6.0
  NBA Playoffs 6 62 948 15.3 335 5.4
    15 947 13,435 14.2 5,515 5.8
    30 1,813 27,066 14.9 7,774 4.3

JAN. 20
TEDBIT
 
Gotta love overtime, especially in high-scoring games. Friday night, Haverford School outlasted Malvern, 93-90, in an Inter-Ac contest and the winners' Christian Ray finished with 36 points. That effort is tied for HS' No. 4 spot in I-A play going back to 1950 (and likely ever) and it holds down spot No. 5 for all I-A games in the 2000s. Right behind Ray on the right-side list is Episcopal's Matt Dade with 35. This season will give us 15 more I-A games. Keep firing away, guys! (In sensible fashion -- smile.)

HS' Top I-A Outbursts, 1950-2019   Top I-A Performances, 2000-19
Year Player Pts Foe   Year Player Sch. Pts Foe
1987 Ed McCrystal 38 EA   2017 Kyle McCloskey GA 44 MP
1971 Frank McCann 37 PC   2017 Kyle McCloskey GA 43 HS
1966 Hank Stringer 37 MP   2007 Sammy Zeglinski PC 40 GA
1990 Damien Blair 36 GA   2002  Matt Walsh GA 38 PC
2019 Christian Ray 36 MP   2019 Christian Ray HS 36 MP
1987 Ed McCrystal 35 PC   2019 Matt Dade EA 35 PC
1987 Ed McCrystal 34 CH   2017 Evan-Eric Longino GA 35 SCH
2002 Cameron Youngblood 33 MP   2014 Tim Guers GA 35 HS
1999 Henry "Doug" Fairfax 33 GA   2002 Zack Zeglinski PC 35 HS
1991 Damien Blair 33 MP   2002 Matt Walsh GA 34 HS
1986 Ed McCrystal 33 PC   2015 Tim Guers GA 33 EA
1962 Wally Allen 33 GA   2014 Sean O'Brien PC 33 EA
          2002 Cameron Youngblood HS 33 MP

JAN. 19
TEDBIT
 
Here's the Inter-Ac version of the item posted yesterday about the Catholic League . . . first blacks/African-Americans to score at least 30 points in league play. All except CHA's Gerry Williams did so as underclassmen. Sean Singletary, who advanced to the NBA, popped in 30 points vs. Germantown Academy in his very first Penn Charter I-A game in 2003. He'd arrived via transfer from Perkiomen School after earlier playing one season at Haverford School.

First Blacks/African-Americans, by School
To Score at Least 30 Points in Inter-Ac Play
Player School Opponent Points Year
Charley Floyd Malvern Haver. School 38 1972
Rodney Duncan Gtn. Academy Chestnut Hill 35 1975
Charlie Miller Haver. School Penn Charter 30 1977
Charles Hickman Episcopal Malvern 30 1980
Gerry Williams Chestnut Hill Episcopal 31 1984
Sean Singletary Penn Charter Gtn. Academy 30 2003

JAN. 18
TEDBIT
 
In a game Monday night vs. SJ Prep, as noted in Wednesday's nugget, Nahseer Johnson became the first Judge soph to score at least 31 points in a Catholic League game, including playoffs. He also became the first African-American/black Crusader to do so. Realizing that feat got me to thinking: Who matched it at the other CL schools? Thanks to long-time helper Tom Taylor, our scoring info goes back to 1950. Beforehand, it's possible a black CL player scored at least 30, though I don't think many blacks could be found on CL teams in those days. From 1946 on up, the first black to earn first team All-Catholic honors was Cardinal Dougherty's Vince Richardson in 1961. His top output was 29. Schoolmate Earl Williams matched that number in '63 and Maurice Savage did so in '65. Three 29s. Incredible. Thus, the first black to score 30 was West Catholic's Ron Billingslea in game No. 4 of the 1966-67 season. The various firsts, by school, are listed below. SJ Prep's groundbreaker, ex-NBAer Maurice "Mo" Howard, is the father of La Salle University coach Ashley Howard, a '99 Bonner grad. Ron Newman, of Dougherty, is the father of Dougherty grad Shawn Newman, who owns the overall record for most points scored by a Catholic League player -- 58 vs. West Catholic in 1990. He did so in a non-league game, so the CL record for league play still belongs to McDevitt's Bob Haas (51 vs. Ryan in '68) . . . PLEASE speak up with any corrections. Thank you.

First Blacks/African-Americans, by School
To Score at Least 30 Points in CL Play
Player School Opponent Points Year
Ron Billingslea West Catholic St. Thomas More 30 1967
Mike Jones St. Thomas More West Catholic 32 1968
Mo Howard SJ Prep West Catholic 31 1971
Ron Newman Dougherty McDevitt 31 1972
Reggie Jackson Roman St. James 33 1978
Derrick Joynes Neumann West Catholic 32 1978
Troy Robertson McDevitt North Catholic 32 1981
Jimmy Pee St. James SJ Prep 34 1983
Manny Carlis Carroll O'Hara 30 1983
Rodney Blake Bonner West Catholic 30 1984
Joe Meade La Salle Ryan 30 1997
Ryan Rich Kenn.-Kenrick Carroll 33 2002
Ike Robinson Conwell-Egan Carroll 42 2010
Izaiah Brockington Ryan Conwell-Egan 32 2015
Jaye'Lyn Peebles O'Hara Carroll 30 2017
Tyree Pickron Wood West Catholic 32 2018
Nahseer Johnson Judge SJ Prep 31 2019
  None North Catholic   Closed in 2010    
  None Lansdale Cath.   Joined in 2009    
  None Devon Prep   Joined in 2019    

 JAN. 17
TEDBIT
 
When rookie coach Ashley Howard put together his La Salle University staff, he left no point unturned (smile). He scored more than 1,000 points as a city leagues star . . . and so did four of his assistants. The grand total -- ch-ching -- is 6,461 points! Roman's Donnie Carr is the leader by 50 points over Dobbins' Horace "Pappy" Owens. Sean Singletary's total does not include the points he scored in two seasons at Perkiomen School. Sean (Virginia), Donnie (La Salle) and Pappy (Rhode Island) all had very productive college careers, as well. Their respective totals were 2,079, 2,067 and 1,750. . . . Oh, and there's this: Ashley's father, Maurice "Mo" Howard, is not on the staff, but no doubt provides support/advice. He scored roughly 1,3000 points at SJ Prep (Class of '72) and 1,159 at Maryland. As did Singletary, Mo played in the NBA.

Career Totals for Current "Our Guys" Coaches at La Salle University
Player School Year Points All-City
Donnie Carr Roman 1996 1,470 *First
Horace Owens Dobbins 1979 1,420 *First
Ashley Howard SJ Prep/Bonner 1999 1,254 Second
Sean Singletary Hav. Sch./Penn Charter 2004 1,194 *First
Kyle Griffin Germantown Academy 2007 1,123 Second
*-Player of the Year     6,461  

JAN. 16
TEDBIT
  Nahseer Johnson
made some serious Father Judge history Monday night when he scored 31 points in a loss to St. Joseph's Prep. Aside from becoming the 12th Crusader (16 times total) to score at least 30 points in Catholic League action, including playoffs, he became just the third underclassman and THE first sophomore. Very cool. Nahseer is averaging 15.1 points in league play and has also racked up 25. Four accomplishments on the list below have occurred over the last three seasons. Tom Quarry's 39-pointer is the overall school record.

Judge's Performances of at Least 30 Points in CL Play
Year Player Points Opponent
2018 Tom Quarry 39 C-E
2017 Marc Rodriguez 34 West
1968 Mike Krawczyk 34 Dougherty
1968 Mike Krawczyk 34 McDevitt
2017 Marc Rodriguez 32 Ryan
1976 Jim "Mo" Connolly 32 La Salle
2008 Bob Zanneo 31 Dougherty
2019 #-Nahseer Johnson 31 SJ Prep
1972 Bud Elsesser 31 North
1972 Bud Elsesser 31 Ryan
1967 Lou Weidner 31 Unavailable
2008 Bob Zanneo 30 La Salle
2003 *-Steve Wolf 30 McDevitt
1993 Danny Oldfield 30 Egan
1976 *-Bob Convey 30 McDevitt
1960 Joe Kelly 30 Unavailable
#-soph . . . *-junior    

JAN. 15
TEDBIT
  Carl Arrigale
is in season No. 21 as the coach at Neumann/Neumann-Goretti and, of course, has experienced major success. As you look at the list below, you might find yourself saying, "Kinda surprising. Figured there'd be more outbursts with higher numbers." The reason there's not: Balance. Arrigale's squads often have two, even three, prominent stars, so you don't find guys pouring in 35 to 40 points (or even more). Anyway, sr. G Chris Ings last night popped in 31 points vs. Carroll and that was the 13th time a Pirate/Saint scored at least 30 points for Carl in a CL game (regular season/playoff). The top effort is "only" 33. Going back to 1950, the school's top number in CL play is 35. Jim Grazione was first all the way back in 1955 (he was also a major star as a quarterback), followed by Joe Russell in 1965 and Rashid Bey in 1994. The school record of 40 points belongs to Billy Oakes, who scored 40 vs. the ol' Bishop Egan in 1961. That was a non-league game; Egan was not yet a CL member. Oakes went on to ref in the NBA.

N-G's Top CL Performances During Carl Arrigale's Stint
Year Player Points Opponent
2017 Quade Green 33 B-P
2007 Scoop Jardine 32 Prep
1999 Chas Bailey 31 Carroll
2010 Tony Chennault 31 Dougherty
2016 Quade Green 31 Ryan
2019 Chris Ings 31 Carroll
2011 Lamin Fulton 30 Roman
2011 Lamin Fulton 30 Prep
2014 Ja'Quan Newton 30 Ryan
2016 Zane Martin 30 Ryan
2017 Quade Green 30 Lansdale
2017 Quade Green 30 Wood
2017 Quade Green 30 Ryan

JAN. 14
TEDBIT
 
In the overall scheme of things, yesterday's Catholic League game between Lansdale Catholic and Cardinal O'Hara was not exactly tremendously important. Then again . . . it meant the world to both squads because each entered the contest with no league wins. And those two weren't alone. Believe it or not, before yesterday's three games one third of the CL's teams were winless in league play and the combined record was 0-29. Just a product of an an unusual schedule. LC won, 53-48, thanks mostly to Nick Romeo (15) and Tim Cunane (12). Also yesterday, Conwell-Egan fell to Ryan and West Catholic was topped by McDevitt. Judge, O'Hara, C-E and West are still winless and a combined 0-26. Since the CL switched to an all-one-league format for the 2010-11 season, four teams have finished winless -- West in '13, Bonner-Prendie in '14, McDevitt in '16 and O'Hara in '17. Here's hoping no '19 squads join that joyless club.

JAN. 13
TEDBIT

  In a 78-70 Friday night loss at Neumann-Goretti, Bonner-Prendie sr. G Isaiah Wong scored 11 times as many points over the last three quarters as he did in the first. Might be a city record, right? Also, he scored 4 1/2 times as many points in the second half as he did in the first half. Very unusual, also. So, what was final number? Forty-four. Yes, 44! While claiming the school record for Bonner/B-P, now in season No. 64 as a Catholic League member, Wong shot 13-for-23 (4-for-9 on treys) and 14-for-15 at the line for his 44 points, according to stats provided by B-P staff member Ryan Arakelian. He added nine rebounds, one assist, no turnovers and four steals. The Miami commit's points-by-quarter breakdown was 4/4/12/24. The previous school record of 41 points was set in 1999 by Ashley Howard and tied in 2007 by Jeff Jones. Howard is now the coach at La Salle University. He came to Bonner by transfer from SJ Prep, where his dad, Maurice "Mo" Howard ('72), was a major star before making waves at Maryland and advancing to the NBA. Jones played in college at Virginia and Rider (three years/one year). His Bonner points total of 1,923 ranks No. 2 in CL history to 1,972 by 2014 N-G grad Ja'Quan Newton. Right below are details for performances that were recognized as school records going back to 1972. Ed Stefanski was a general manager for multiple NBA teams is now working for the Detroit Pistons as a senior adviser. Two special lists are below that.
   Ashley Howard, 41 -- Game played on Feb. 21, 1999. The Friars beat Kennedy-Kenrick, 74-55. Ashley shot 17-for-21 from the floor, including 3-for-4 on treys, and 4-for-4 at the line.
   Jeff Jones, 41 -- Game played on Feb. 11, 2007. The Friars lost to Neumann-Goretti, 79-75. Jeff shot 14-for-35, including 3-for-11 on treys, and 10-for-13 at the line.
   Dennis Moran, 38 -- Game played on Feb. 22, 1998. The Friars beat SJ Prep, 68-54. Dennis' outburst included seven treys. He launched his first five shots from beyond the arc. He missed his first, then nailed his next four.
    Brian Daly, 35 -- Game played on Feb. 5, 1988. The Friars beat West Catholic, 71-64, in overtime. Brian added 17 rebounds and scored nine of Bonner's 13 points in OT.
    Ed Stefanski, 34 -- Game played on Dec. 12, 1971. The Friars won, 103-82, over SJ Prep. Ed shot 13-for-21 from the floor and 8-for-10 at the line. (Teammate Mike Stack added 30 points).

Top Outbursts by Bonner/B-P Players
Year Player Opponent Points
*2019 Isaiah Wong N-G 44
*1999 Ashley Howard K-K 41
T*2007 Jeff Jones N-G 41
*1998 Dennis Moran Prep 37
2019 Isaiah Wong Patterson (MD) 37
2007 Jeff Jones West 36
2005 Derrick Graff K-K 36
1999 Ashley Howard Prep 35
*1988 Brian Daly West 35
2007 Jeff Jones Ridley 35
2005 Derrick Graff Prep 34
2005 Jeff Jones Roman 34
*1972 Ed Stefanski Prep 34
2007 Jeff Jones St. Mary's (NY) 34
*school record at time    
Top Outbursts in Catholic League Play
Year Player School Opponent Points
1968 Bob Haas McDevitt Ryan 51
1956 Joe Heyer La Salle ST More 49
1955 Pat Carey West Roman 47
1956 Bobby McNeill North St. James 46
1976 Michael Brooks West Bonner 46
1955 Joe Ryan Prep North 45
1969 Mike Jones ST More St. James 45
2019 Isaiah Wong B-P N-G 44
1974 Don Hobson North McDevitt 43
1951 Bob Devenny North St. James 42
1952 Bill Lynch St. James Prep 42
2010 Ike Robinson C-E Carr 42
1976 Lawrence Reid Dougherty Egan 42
2017 Collin Gillespie Wood N-G 42
2017 Patrick Robinson C-E Roman 42

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JAN. 12
TEDBIT
 
There are two ways to look at the guys on the list below. They're happy that they scored 1,000 points in their careers at Catholic League schools, but they're still disappointed that they never earned first team All-Catholic honors from the coaches. Incredibly, three did their playing at Conwell-Egan. All six of the grads were second-teamers at least one time. Current West Catholic sr. Imere Harris has yet to join even that club, mostly, no doubt, because the Burrs have experienced significant struggles (10-35 record through last night) in league play over his four seasons. Imere scored 215 points as a freshman. He has followed with 336, 373 and 121 (also through last night), so his current total is 1,045. Hang tough, Imere. And congrats on your quality career.

Not First Team All-Catholic Honrees, But 1,000-Point Career Scorers
Name School Sr. Yr. Points Highest Times
Ron Schott St. James 1972 1,285 2nd once
Andrew Holland Conwell-Egan 2002 1,232 2nd twice
Patrick Robinson Conwell-Egan 2018 1,067 2nd twice
Mike Springman Carroll 2004 1,065 2nd twice
Imere Harris West Catholic 2019 1,045 none  
Erik Cooper Neumann 1984 1,040 2nd twice
Vinny Dalessandro Conwell-Egan 2016 1,014 2nd once

JAN. 11
TEDBIT
 
Germantown Academy basketball coach Jim Fenerty announced yesterday that he will retire after the current season. Jim began his career with an eight-season stint (1982 to '89) at the ol' Bishop Egan and this is season No. 30 at GA. He's the 14th city leagues basketball/football coach to own a 30-year stint at the same school. The leader is the late Ralph "Bones" Schneider, who coached Mastbaum's hoops squad for an amazing 45 seasons. Some of the mean on the list below, marked with asterisks, also coaches at another school. One of the men with Fenerty in the 30 Club, Ernie Beck, was an all-timer at Penn and played in the NBA.

Basketball/Football Coaches With Longest Stints at One School
Name School Sport Years Span
Bones Schneider Mastbaum Bask 45 1958-02
*Ike Woolley Northeast Bask 39 1931-69
*Bud Gardler O'Hara Bask 39 1977-08
C.M. Brown Eng.&Sci. Bask 36 1982-17
Obie O'Brien La Salle Bask 34 1935-41, 1944-70
*Cliff Hubbard Roxborough Foot 34 1969-02
Rich Yankowitz Dobbins Bask 34 1972-05
Paul Bartolomeo S. Cath/Neumann Foot 33 1946-78
Pat Manzi McDevitt Foot 33 1982-13, 2015
*Dan Dougherty Episcopal Bask 31 1977-97, 2001-10
*Gamp Pellegrini Malvern Foot 31 1978-08
Ernie Beck Bok Bask 30 1964-93
Ron Cohen Washington Foot 30 1985-14
*Jim Fenerty Gtn. Academy Bask 30 1990-19
*-also coached at another school

JAN. 10
TEDBIT
 
The calendar is just now easing into mid-January, so many games remain and no one cam say for sure what will happen. But for now, three Inter-Ac players boast scoring averages of at least 22 points per game and that's half as many as have done so among I-A guys in this century. Pretty impressive. Malvern junior Deuce Turner heads the list below at 24.7, one full point ahead of 2017 Germantown Academy grad Evan-Eric Longino. And, ain't this interesting, GA soph Jordan Longino is just four-tenths of a point behind his brother. Their father, Eric, played two seasons at Southern Methodist University, averaging 13.2 in '88 and then 16.6 in '89, according to www.sports-reference.com. The other 2019 player is Haverford School senior Christian Ray.

Inter-Ac Players With Overall Averages of22.0 or Higher, 2000-2019
Year Name School G Pts PPG
2019 Deuce Turner Malvern 15 370 24.7
2017 Evan-Eric Longino Gtn. Academy 29 686 23.7
2019 Jordan Longino Gtn. Academy 12 279 23.3
2010 Cameron Ayers Gtn. Academy 27 618 22.9
2004 *Sean Singletary Penn Charter 27 617 22.9
2016 Nick Alikakos Episcopal 26 590 22.7
2002 *Matt Walsh Gtn. Academy 29 650 22.4
2019 Christian Ray Haver. School 14 312 22.3
2001 Terrence Mack Episcopal 26 576 22.2
*played in NBA

JAN. 9
TEDBIT
 
Gotta love it. While reaching 1,000 career points yesterday, Episcopal sr. Matt Dade slapped together a grand performance. Though the Churchmen fell at Penn Charter, 60-56, Dade poured in 35 points to lift his total to 1,022. According to Tom Kossuth, assistant to Craig Conlin, Matt notched 14 field goals (two three-pointers) and went 5-for-8 at the line. This was the 14th time (and No. 2 for Matt), going back to the 1949-50 season, that a Churchdude scored at least 30 points in Inter-Ac play. Also below to the right is a breakdown for at-least-35ers in I-A play. For oldheads -- OK, even mediumheads -- the surname Dade is familiar in connection with EA hoops. Matt's dad, Anthony, was a star for Episcopal's championship squads in '82 and '83. Each team went 10-0 in the league and 24-1 overall. Anthony earned first team all-league honors in '83 and averaged 17.4 points. His top league effort was 29 points vs. Haverford School in the '83 finale. Teammate James "Bruiser" Flint, later the coach at Drexel, also scored 29 points in that game. Anthony dropped 26 and 24 points in other league games. Congrats to Matt!

Episcopal's Top Point I-A Performances, 1950-2019  

Top Inter-Ac Performances, 1950-2019

Year Name Pts Foe   Year Name Team Pts Foe
1998 John Phillips 37 GA   1963 Bill Soens PC 63 GA
1962 Bill Radcliffe 36 FC   1955 Richie Kohler PC 50 GA
1998 John Phillips 35 HS   1998 Tom Whitworth CH 47 PC
2019 Matt Dade 35 PC   1993 *Alvin Williams GA 45 HS
1981 Charles Hickman 34 HS   1970 Paul Hutter GA 45 HS
1991 Eric Moore 32 PC   2017 Kyle McCloskey GA 44 MP
1962 Bill Radcliffe 31 FC   2017 Kyle McCloskey GA 43 HS
1983 James "Bruiser" Flint 31 HS   1973 Charley Floyd MP 42 EA
2001 Terrence Mack 31 PC   1968 Eric Minkin GA 41 GF
1966 Steve Dittman 30 PC   1971 Billy Harris PC 41 GA
1980 Charles Hickman 30 MP   1950 Jerry Kehoe MP 40 BA
2006 *Wayne Ellington 30 GA   2007 Sammy Zeglinski PC 40 GA
2016 Nick Alikakos 30 HS   1953 Drew Schaufler PC 40 MP
2018 Matt Dade 30 HS   1987 Craig White GA 39 HS
  EA's Grand Guys       1998 Tom Whitworth CH 38 GA
Sr Yr Name

Pts

    2002  *Matt Walsh GA 38 PC
1998 John Phillips 2,068     1987 Ed McCrystal HS 38 EA
2006 Gerald Henderson 2,059     1972 Charley Floyd MP 38 HS
2006 Wayne Ellington 1,756     1998 John Phillips EA 37 GA
1981 Charles Hickman 1,566     1969 Paul Hutter GA 37 MP
1990 Eugene Burroughs 1,563     1960 Chuck Devlin GA 37 PC
2017 Nick Alikakos 1,547     1971 Frank McCann HS 37 PC
2002 Terrence Mack 1,540     1966 Hank Stringer HS 37 MP
1991 Jerome Allen 1,027     1962 Bill Radcliffe EA 36 FC
2019 Matt Dade 1,022     1976 Rodney Duncan GA 36 MP
1991 Eric Moore 1,008     1990 Damien Blair HS 36 GA
1974 Bob Lange 1,003     1971 Charlie Ryan MP 36 HS
          1998 Brett Storm PC 36 CH
          1971 Billy Harris PC 36 CH
          1991 Paul Burke CH 35 HS
          1998 John Phillips EA 35 HS
          2017 Evan-Eric Longino GA 35 SCH
          2014 Tim Guers GA 35 HS
          1975 Rodney Duncan GA 35 CH
          1987 Ed McCrystal HS 35 PC
          1991 Ivan Wilkins MP 35 HS
          2002 Zack Zeglinski PC 35 HS
          1975 Wayne Merkle PC 35 EA
          1971 Billy Harris PC 35 GA
          1958 Ted Cushmore PC 35 GA
            *-played in NBA      

JAN. 7
TEDBIT
 
Thanks to Isaiah Wong's late bank shot, along with his 29 total points, Bonner-Prendergast yesterday beat visiting Roman, 59-58, in a Catholic League classic. Over the last 25 seasons, the Friars have topped the Cahillites just five times and each win has been a cliff-hanger. The total score in those tilts has been 310-298. Roman, meanwhile, owns 38 wins -- 29 from 1995 through 2010, when the teams met twice each season in league play; and seven from '11 through '19 (once apiece). Roman also won playoff contests in '06 (quarterfinal) and '18 (championship). Bonner pulled off a sweep in '02, when Roman finished 6-8 in league play.

Wins by Bonner/B-P Vs. Roman over the Last 25 Seasons, 1995-2019
Year Bonner Pts Roman Pts Top B/B-P Scorer Pts No. 2 B/B-P Scorer Pts
1995 Bonner 68 Roman 66 Mike Nestor 27 Chris Hemmert 18
2002 Bonner 52 Roman 49 Matt Kearney 22 Badir McCleary 12
2002 Bonner 63 Roman 59 Badir McCleary 24 Frank Nunan 16
2018 B-P 68 Roman 66 Isaiah Wong 23 *see below 15
#2019 B-P 59 Roman 58 Isaiah Wong