Philadelphia Scholastic Basketball, 1972

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All-City

FIRST TEAM

Joe Bryant

Bartram

Maurice "Mo" Howard

SJ Prep

Mike Sojourner

G-town

Willie Taylor

Olney

Mike Arizin

O'Hara

SECOND TEAM

Barry Brodzinski

N. Cath.

Mike Stokes

W. Phila.

Sydney Sheppard

Mastbaum

Rich Laurel

Overbrook

Mike Stack

Bonner

THIRD TEAM

Glenn Collier

W. Cath.

Ed Enoch

P. Charter

Charlie Floyd

Malvern

Willie Cooks

Southern

Marty Lee

G-town

City Title

At the Palestra

St. Thomas More 53, Bartram 45

  The Golden Bears reaped 15 points from Ron Holmes, 12 from Emery Sammons and 11 from Carl Kenty and stormed to a
17-2 lead in the first 6:59. Larry Sanders claimed 15 rebounds. Joe "Jelly Bean" Bryant (18) and Roger Steve (15) paced
Bartram, which missed 14 of its first 15 shots and committed six turnovers during that same span.

Public League

Playoffs

SEMIFINALS
At Southern
Bartram 62, Gratz 51
  Gratz roared to a 12-0 lead and was still holding a 14-point edge with 3:46 remaining in the third quarter. Bartram’s surge was paced by Joe “Jelly Bean” Bryant (24 points, 15 rebounds), Roger Steve (12, 13) and Joe “Mad Dog” Pride (10, 10). Leon White and soph Joe Gore led Gratz with 14 points apiece.
At Lincoln
Germantown 75, Overbrook 58
  Six-seven Mike Sojourner shot 12-for-16 for 28 points and swept 19 rebounds as G-town coasted. Marty Lee (16) and Gary Evans (14) helped out. Rich Laurel (30) was the only Panther in double figures.

FINAL
At Lincoln
Bartram 75, Germantown 70
 
Joe "Jelly Bean" Bryant had 30 points, Roger Steve scored 18 points and Joe "Mad Dog" Pride mixed 13 points and 17 rebounds for Bartram, which won the last quarter, 23-14. Five-six guard John "Flip" Groce provided a spark when he made a steal and dribbled the length of the court through traffic for a layup. Marty Lee (23 points, 10 rebounds) and Mike Sojourner (15 points, 12 rebounds) led Germantown.

Standings

Germantown 13 1
Bartram 11 3
Gratz 11 3
Overbrook 11 3
Dobbins 10 4
West Phila. 10 4
Franklin 9 5
Olney 9 5
Southern 9 5
Lincoln 8 6
Mastbaum 5 9
Roxborough 5 9
Washington 4 10
Bok 3 11
Edison 3 11
Central 2 12
Frankford 2 12
Northeast 1 13

Coaches' All-Public

NORTHERN DIVISION

FIRST TEAM

Mike Sojourner

Gtn

14 262 18.7

Willie Taylor

Oln

14 396 28.3

Marty Lee

Gtn

14 312 22.3

John "Chubby" Cox

Rox

14 319 22.8

Sydney Sheppard

Mast

14 321 22.9

SECOND TEAM

Jack Crabtree

Linc

14 283 20.2

Basil Fearrington

Cent

13 227 17.5

Gary Evans

Gtn

14 204 14.6

Tom Lucchesi

Wash

13 209 16.1

Wayne Rubenstein

NE

11 155 14.1

SOUTHERN DIVISION

FIRST TEAM

Joe Bryant

Bart

14 383 27.4

Willie Cooks

Sou

13 276 21.2

Leon White

Gtz

14 257 18.4

Mike Stokes

West

14 301 21.5

Rich Laurel

Ovb

14 254 18.1

SECOND TEAM

Leon Evans

Fkn

14 255 18.2

Roger Steve

Bart

14 247 17.6

Ralph Blount

Gtz

14 215 15.4

Jeff Garrett

Fkn

14 187 13.4

Jeff Hatchell

Dobb

14 233 16.6

Champs' Rotation

BARTRAM

Coach

Jack Farrell

Record

11-3, 18-6

Starters

Joe "Jelly Bean" Bryant

Joe "Mad Dog" Pride

Roger Steve

John "Flip" Groce

Gordon Carter

Key Subs

Greg King

Ken Satchell

Catholic League

Playoffs

North Preplayoff
At Lincoln
Judge 64, Dougherty 39
  Charlie ‘‘Brownie’’ Liddell scored 18 points, Joe ‘‘Bud’’ Elsesser added 17 points and Jim Edwards mixed 15 points with 16 rebounds. Ron Newman (16) led Dougherty.
North Semifinals
Doubleheader at the Palestra
North 70, Judge 53
 
Dennis Boylan scored 22 points, including 18 (14 in a row) in a 28-27 first half. Barry Brodzinski added 15 points. Joe ‘‘Bud’’ Elsesser and George McConnell split 26 points for Judge and Jim Edwards added 12.
Ryan 62, La Salle 48
 
Mike Cataline (18) and Joe Venuti (16) led in scoring and Rich McGuire mixed 10 points and 17 rebounds as the Raiders tasted success in their first playoff appearance. Steve Javie (14) led La Salle as Rick Hogan was held in check (nine) by Rich Fee.
South Semifinals
Doubleheader at the Palestra
ST More 48, O’Hara 42
 
Carl Kenty (20) and Ron Holmes (11) scored in double figures as the Bears prevailed. Mike Arizin (21) led O’Hara.
Bonner 39, Roman 37
 
Jim ‘‘Beef’’ Brophy shot 9-for-17 for 19 points and drained a left-corner jumper at 0:01 to win it. Ed ‘‘Shot’’ Stefanski’s steal set up the winning possession. Sub Mike Rush added eight points. Roman’s Jim ‘‘Chico’’ Singleton scored 20 points.
Semifinals
Doubleheader at the Palestra
North 66, Ryan 65
 
Doug Romanczuk generated 17 points and as many rebounds and Barry Brodzinski scored 17 points. The Falcons led, 60-53, before Ryan drew close behind Mike Cataline (15) and Larry Gruber (13).
ST More 62, Bonner 59 (2 ot)
 
The Golden Bears scored all 12 of their OT points from the line and Emery Sammons (18) hit a clinching one-and-one with 0:14 left. Ron Holmes scored 19 points. Ed ‘‘Shot’’ Stefanski scored 16 points for Bonner, which owned a 46-40 lead with 3:09 left in regulation.

FINAL
At the Palestra
ST More 54, North 42
 
Carl Kenty collected 13 points, 19 rebounds and eight blocks as Tommy More made Eddie Burke the first coach in CL history to win back-to-back championships at different schools. Emery Sammons scored 16 points and Larry Sanders grabbed 13 rebounds. Barry Brodzinski (11) and Mike Kernan (10) paced North, whose fans pelted the court with four stink bombs during the game and with empty beer cans as the Golden Bears celebrated.

Standings

NORTH
North 15 1
Ryan 11 5
La Salle 10 6
a-Judge 9 7
Dougherty 9 7
McDevitt 7 9
Egan 4 12
Kenrick 4 12
Wood 3 13
SOUTH
Bonner 14 2
O'Hara 13 3
ST More 13 3
Roman 11 5
SJ Prep 7 9
St. James 6 10
Carroll 4 12
West 3 13
Neumann 1 15

Coaches' All-Catholic

NORTHERN DIVISION

FIRST TEAM

Mike Cataline

Ryan

16 297 18.6

Barry Brodzinski

North

15 315 21.0

Harry "Bud" Elsesser

Judge

16 273 17.1

Rick Hogan

La S

16 287 17.9

Ron Newman

Dough

16 246 15.4

SECOND TEAM

Gerry Gallagher

Egan

16 244 15.3

Steve Javie

La S

16 252 15.8

Paul McDade

Ken

14 189 13.5

Mike Borski

North

16 173 10.8

Dennis Boylan

North

15 166 11.1

THIRD TEAM

George Belfield

Wood

16 230 14.4

Bob Berry

McD

16 197 12.3

Rich Fee

Ryan

16 181 11.3

Tom McCarty

McD

16 194 12.1

Tom Valerio

Ken

16 183 11.4

SOUTHERN DIVISION

FIRST TEAM

Mike Stack

Bonn

16 269 16.8

Mike Arizin

O'H

16 333 20.8

Maurice "Mo" Howard

Prep

14 301 21.5

Paul Fox

Carr

16 309 19.3

Glenn Collier

West

16 291 18.2

SECOND TEAM

Carl Kenty

More

16 250 15.6

Jim "Chico" Singleton

Roman

16 217 13.6

Frank Sykes

Roman

16 238 14.9

Ron Schott

St. J

16 275 17.2

Ed "Shot" Stefanski

Bonn

15 155 10.3

THIRD TEAM

Brian Kenney

Prep

16 255 15.9

Larry Sanders

More

16 157 9.8

Mike Sabol

O'H

16 144 9.0

Jim "Beef" Brophy

Bonn

16 173 10.8

John DiMarco

O'H

14 108 7.7

Champs' Rotation

ST MORE

Coach

Eddie Burke

Record

13-3, 21-5

Starters

Carl Kenty

Ron Holmes

Larry Sanders

Emery Sammons

Phil Johnson

Key Subs

Mike Regan

Joe Siravo

Inter-Ac League

Penn Charter (10-0)
  In Game No. 9, Barnes Hauptfuhrer collected 20 points and 14 rebounds as the Quakers used a 29-13 second quarter to crunch visiting Haverford School, 85-52, and clinch the title. Tim O’Rourke and Ed Enoch added 17 points apiece and Tim Knettler had 13 points, 15 boards. Malvern (8-2) claimed second.

Standings

Penn Charter

10

0

Malvern

8

2

Episcopal

5

5

Chestnut Hill

3

7

Gtn. Academy

3

7

Haverford Sch.

1

9

Coaches' All-Inter-Ac

FIRST TEAM

Ed Enoch

PC

10 155 15.5

Tim O'Rourke

PC

10 148 14.8

Barnes Hauptfuhrer

PC

10 152 15.2

Charlie Floyd

MP

10 194 19.4

Frank McCann

HS

10 187 18.7

SECOND TEAM

Tim Knettler

PC

10 118 11.8

Charley Ryan

MP

10 135 13.5

Steve Hirshenhorn

CH

9 129 14.3

Tim Lewis

GA

10 132 13.2

Emmett Fitzgerald

MP

10 80 8.0

Champs' Rotation

PENN CHARTER

Coach

Lee Jackson

Record

10-0

Starters

Ed Enoch

Tim O'Rourke

Barnes Hauptfuhrer

Tim Knettler

Mike Enoch

Key Sub

Mark Aitken