Philadelphia Scholastic Basketball, 1973

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All-City

FIRST TEAM

Dana Clark

Olney

Barry Brodzinski

N. Cath.

Charlie Floyd

Malvern

John "Chubby" Cox

Roxboro.

Jim "Chico" Singleton

Roman

SECOND TEAM

Joe Gore

Gratz

Joe Rogers

Carroll

Steve Vassalotti

SJ Prep

Jim Edwards

Judge

Mike Enoch

P. Charter

THIRD TEAM

Harry Ley

Wash.

Donald Kelly

Roman

Lyric Collier

W. Cath.

Jim Wolkiewicz

N. Cath.

Galen Baker

Mastbaum

City Title

No Game

  (no official Public League champ; teachers' strike)

Public League

Playoffs

SONNY HILL WINTER LEAGUE
PRE-PLAYOFFS
At Recreation Centers
Frankford 68, Mastbaum 66
  Ed Simpson (four points) swished a 20-footer with 0:02 left to lift Frankford (George Gibson 25, Phil Andrews 16, Ed Johnson 11). Wilbert Jackson (24) and Galen Baker (18) led Mastbaum.
West 67, Franklin 66
  Fernando Davis scored 20 points and grabbed the final rebound after Franklin’s Gary Anderson missed a shot that would have won the game. Mark Dwight added 15 points. Willie Rogers (23) and Brandt Moses (18) paced Franklin.
Bartram 100, Lincoln 95
  Gilbert Saunders exploded for 41 points. Archie Hughes added 22. Lincoln was led by Joe Dennis (37) and Ignatius “Nash” Berran (21).
QUARTERFINALS
Doubleheader
At Temple’s McGonigle Hall
Gratz 76, Roxborough 72
  Joe Gore scored 21 points. Al Burton added 15 points, nine rebounds. John “Chubby” Cox (24) and Anthony “Jing” Juliano (15) paced Roxborough.
Olney 72, Frankford 65
  Dana Clark scored 23 points while Milt Colston shot 10-for-14 en route to 21 points and added nine rebounds as the Trojans won a playoff for the first time. Frankford’s Ed Johnson had 17 points, 18 rebounds.
Doubleheader
At Temple’s McGonigle Hall
Overbrook 60, West 56
  Ricky Watson had 18 points and 14 rebounds for ’Brook. Coach Big Bobby Jones benched himself for missing two practices and turned over the team to assistant Bob Hall. Kershaw Leatherbury hit two crucial free throws. West’s Fernando Davis scored 19 points.
Dobbins 52, Germantown 46
  Guards Curtis Cannon (14), Fred Tate (13) and Jeff Hatchell (10) led Dobbins, which was outrebounded by only 47-39 even though G-town’s front line featured 6-11 DeCarsta “Byrd” Webster, 6-7 George Johnson and 6-6 Michael Mack. With tension mounting, the game was halted with 0:17 left.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader
At Temple’s McGonigle Hall
Gratz 66, Overbrook 53
  Joe Gore scored 14 points to lead the way. Gregory Pouncy had 12 points, eight rebounds. Jack Congo (13) led ’Brook.
Olney 67, Dobbins 49
  Greg Adams shot 10-for-13 from the line en route to 20 points and dished five assists. Milt Colston mixed 17 points, 10 rebounds. Curtis Cannon (11) topped Dobbins.

Sonny Hill Winter League
(PL Season Ended by Teachers' Strike)
At the Palestra
Gratz 68, Olney 66
  Joe Gore (16 points) hit a jumper with 0:19 left to break the game's 12th tie, then added two free throws. Greg Pouncy added 22 points and 15 rebounds. Dana Clark (23 points) and Milt Colston (19, 14 rebounds) were Olney's leaders.

*Standings

Olney 10 0
Overbrook 9 1
Gratz 8 2
Germantown 7 3
Dobbins 6 4
Roxborough 6 4
Bartram 6 5
Frankford 6 5
West Phila. 6 5
Franklin 5 6
Lincoln 5 6
Mastbaum 5 6
Edison 4 6
Southern 2 7
Central 2 8
Northeast 2 8
Washington 2 8
Bok 1 8
   *Standings for Sonny Hill Winter League (replaced PL during strike by teachers)

Coaches' All-Public

FIRST TEAM

John "Chubby" Cox

Rox

2 44 22.0

Dana Clark

Oln

2 28 14.0

Joe Gore

Gtz

2 26 13.0

Jack Congo

Ovb

2 34 17.0

Michael Mack

Gtn

2 16 8.0

Galen Baker

Mast

2 50 25.0

Harry Ley

Wash

2 45 22.5

Joe Dennis

Linc

Ricky Watson

Ovb

2 21 10.5

Michael "Moon" Black

Ovb

2 38 19.0

Jeff Hatchell

Dobb

2 19 9.5

  One team only selected by coaches in Sonny Hill Winter League (scoring for two PL games.)

Champs' Rotation

*GRATZ

Coaches

Lionel Hoye (PL)

Ty "Tee" Shields (HL)

Record

1-1 PL, 8-2HL, 17-4

Starters

Joe Gore

Greg Pouncy

James "Footie" Alston

Al Burton

Marvin Brown

Key Subs

Larry Pittman

Greg Coleman

*Sonny Hill Winter League replaced PL after teachers struck

Catholic League

Playoffs

North Preplayoff
At O’Hara
Kenrick 63, McDevitt 49
  Mike Murphy scored 18 points and Terry Kehoe handled the inside work with 15 points, eight rebounds. McDevitt’s Don Acciavatti had 13 points and seven boards and sub Steve Olinik scored 11 points.
North Semifinals
Doubleheader at the Palestra
North 77, La Salle 59
  Jim ‘‘Bozo’’ Wolkiewicz generated 20 points and 19 rebounds while Barry Brodzinski mixed 18 points and six assists. La Salle’s Dennis Purcell had 16 points, nine rebounds.
Judge 50, Kenrick 40
 
Dennis Hiller shot 6-for-10 and 8-for-8 for 20 points and Jim Edwards had the same number of points and rebounds (15). Mike Murphy and Tom Grady scored 14 points apiece for Kenrick, which surrendered the first 12 points of the third quarter.
South Semifinals
Doubleheader at the Palestra
Roman 57, Bonner 37
 
The game was history after Bonner went scoreless for the first 5:00 and shot 1-for-11 in the first quarter. Donald Kelly shot 11-for-12 from the line en route to 21 points. Adrian Moody (13, seven rebounds) and Jim ‘‘Chico’’ Singleton (12, 11) helped. Steve Rush (14) led Bonner.
Neumann 54, West 50
 
Wendell ‘‘Chico’’ Ceasar (14 points) hit three consecutive bank shots in the fourth quarter as Neumann rang up an 18-11 advantage. Ed Molony (10, 11 rebounds) and Lloyd Ranson (12, nine) helped. For West, Ron Browner had 17 points and Tom Dougherty grabbed 11 rebounds.
Semifinals
Doubleheader at the Palestra
Judge 59, North 44
 
Dennis Hiller posted 16 points and 13 rebounds for Judge, which stormed to a 26-10 bulge over the last 10:35. Jim Edwards (12, seven rebounds), Tony Ricci (11, nine) and Jim Brennan (11) lent assistance. For North, Jim ‘‘Bozo’’ Wolkiewicz posted 12 points and 17 rebounds and Barry Brodzinski scored 16 points.
Roman 48, Neumann 46
 
Adrian Moody turned a pass from Jim ‘‘Chico’’ Singleton into a decisive three-point play with 1:08 left. Rocco Piliero scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half. Neumann’s Lloyd Ranson had 16 points, 13 rebounds.

FINAL
At the Palestra
Roman 40, Judge 30
 
Donald Kelly scored 14 points and dished three assists, Jim "Chico" Singleton mixed 10 points, seven rebounds and six steals and John Griffin scored 11 points. Also, sub Marcellus Pringle grabbed nine rebounds and played tough defense on Jim Edwards (10, 13 rebounds).

Standings

NORTH
Judge 14 2
North 12 4
La Salle 11 5
a-Kenrick 9 7
McDevitt 9 7
Ryan 8 8
Egan 5 11
Dougherty 3 13
Wood 1 15
SOUTH
Roman 13 3
Neumann 10 6
West 9 7
Bonner 9 7
O'Hara 8 8
SJ Prep 8 8
ST More 7 9
Carroll 5 11
St. James 3 13

Coaches' All-Catholic

NORTHERN DIVISION

FIRST TEAM

Barry Brodzinski

North

16 353 22.1

Jim Edwards

Judge

16 226 14.1

Terry Kehoe

Ken

16 254 15.9

Tony Ricci

Judge

16 249 15.6

Dennis Purcell

La S

16 271 16.9

Lou Canelli

La S

16 244 15.3

SECOND TEAM

Mike Soroka

Dough

16 236 14.8

Jim Wolkiewicz

North

15 184 12.3

Tom Grady

Ken

15 192 12.8

Ron Brett

McD

16 213 13.3

Bob Sarcewicz

Ryan

16 175 10.9

THIRD TEAM

Brian Townsend

Egan

14 190 13.6

Dennis Hiller

Judge

16 162 10.1

Ted Gutowicz

La S

16 196 12.2

Dave Newns

McD

16 132 8.3

SOUTHERN DIVISION

FIRST TEAM

Jim "Chico" Singleton

Roman

16 245 15.3

Joe Rogers

Carr

16 251 15.7

Steve Vassalotti

Prep

14 259 18.5

Lyric Collier

West

16 229 14.3

Donald Kelly

Roman

16 278 17.4

SECOND TEAM

Emery Sammons

More

16 212 13.3

Jim Coyle

O'H

16 185 11.6

Ed Molony

Neum

16 170 10.6

Tim McKinney

St. J

15 210 14.0

Lloyd Ranson

Neum

14 149 10.6

THIRD TEAM

Frank Dougherty

West

16 192 12.0

Mark Lewis

More

16 211 13.2

Maurice Smith

Bonn

16 191 11.9

Steve Rush

Bonn

16 187 11.7

Steve Oristaglio

O'H

16 188 11.8

Champs' Rotation

ROMAN

Coach

Speedy Morris

Record

13-3, 24-6

Starters

Jim "Chico" Singleton

Donald Kelly

John Griffin

Adrian Moody

Rocco Piliero

Key Subs

Mike LaPera

Marcellus Pringle

Jim Harrington

Inter-Ac League

Malvern (10-0)
  There wasn't much suspense. Malvern clinched in Game No. 9 by pounding host Episcopal, 76-50, as Charlie Floyd used 17 field goals and eight free throws to explode for a school-record 42 points and Emmett Fitzgerald added 18 points. Episcopal placed second at 7-3.

Standings

Malvern

10

0

Episcopal

7

3

Chestnut Hill

6

4

Gtn. Academy

5

5

Haverford Sch.

2

8

Penn Charter

0

10

Coaches' All-Inter-Ac

FIRST TEAM

Charlie Floyd

MP

10 192 19.2

Emmett Fitzgerald

MP

10 130 13.0

Mike Enoch

PC

10 170 17.0

Ed McKendry

GA

7 94 13.4

Rich Gorman

HS

10 168 16.8

SECOND TEAM

John Willcox

MP

10 99 9.9

Bob Lange

EA

10 153 15.3

Steve Imbriglia

EA

10 125 12.5

Steve Shaffer

GA

10 115 11.5

Rich Matchett

CH

10 149 14.9

Champs' Rotation

MALVERN

Coach

Dan Kelly

Record

10-0

Starters

Charlie Floyd

Emmett Fitzgerald

John Willcox

Jay Calhoun

Paul McShane

Key Subs

Wally Shields

Bob Carey

Steve Donnelly