Philadelphia High School Basketball
Public League Playoff Recaps, 2005-
(Non-Championship Games)

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2005
(First Year Officially Part of PIAA, a k a District 12)
PRELIMINARY PLAYOFFS
Class AAA
   Straw. Mansion 81, Audenried 58:
Matthew "Moo" Johnson (28) and Leon "Squeek" Rollins (17) evenly split six of Mansion's 10 treys. Tyreek Jackson led Audenried with 18 points.
   Bok 73, Parkway 54: Lamont Butler (23, six rebounds) and Marquise Salley (20) paced Bok. For Parkway, Ishmawiyl McFadden scored 14 points while Larz Jeter and Tyrone Palmer managed 13 apiece.
Class A
   Freire 82, Bodine 48: Lavine Grimes bulled for 31 points while Dwayne "Mister" Johnson mixed 10 points, 10 assists and three steals. Tyree Griffin (19) led Bodine.
   Prep Charter 62, Masterman 28: Haven Wroten paced the romp with 11 points and Rodney Green grabbed 14 rebonuds. Pierre Milburn (12) led Masterman.
ROUND OF 16
Class AAAA
   Central 79, Franklin 64: Scott Rodgers, a Drexel signee, hit two treys en route to 29 points and came up with eight steals as well. Kenny St. George (14), Marcus Morris, Andre Woodlin (12 each) and Rashiid Coleman (10) also reached double figures. Andre "Aynee" Glover (28) topped Franklin.
   University City 65, Washington 60: In what could have been his final game, Anthony Morrison (21) lifted his career total to 1,001 points and had 11 in a 22-7 second quarter. Ervin Jordan added eight points, nine rebounds, and Aaron Stephens dished six assists. Washington's Corey White (27) buried seven treys.
   Frankford 58, Bartram 48: Lewis Leonard scored 10 of his 20 points in a 19-4 second quarter. Maurice Miller and Kenny Spotwood added 11 points apiece. Lamont Brown had 10. Ryan Smith added six assists and three steals. Marquise Carrington and Andrew Randall scored 11 apiece for Bartram.
   Gratz 38, Dobbins 35: Ameer Ali (10 points, nine boards) and Syheem Perkins (nine, 12) led the Bulldogs in the slow-paced game. Dobbins' Kassim Green mixed 15 points and six rebounds.
Class A Final
   Prep Charter 86, Freire Charter 62: Rodney Green made the Huskies' first appearance in a regular playoff a special occasion, shooting 17-for-19 en route to a school record 36 points. He made eight straight shots to open the game, then finished with nine straight. Big help also came from sophomore twins Marcus Morris (13 points) and Markieff Morris (14 rebounds, five blocks). Jason Dogan lent 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and four steals to the cause. Freire's Lavine Grimes bulled for 23 points, 14 boards.
Class AAA Final
   Bok 58, Straw. Mansion 57: Cory Moultrie (20 points, seven assists) banked home a buzzer-beater from 25 feet as the visiting Wildcats won a regular playoff for only the third time in the program's 60-year Pub history. Lamont Butler scored 21 points. Gary Harris and Marquise Salley evenly split 20 rebounds. For Mansion, the leaders were John Brooks (21, eight boards) and Leon "Squeek" Rollins (14, 11, six assists).
Class AA
   Franklin LC 85, Delaware Valley 59: The Bobcats' guards fueled the win. Malcolm Eleby had 22 points and 13 assists while Brandon Williams totaled 24 points (four treys) and seven steals. DV's Clifford Copper scored 28 points.
   Eng. and Science 52, Imhotep Charter 33: Andre Murphy scored 18 points and Rodney Norris claimed 11 rebounds. Hanif Nixon (12) led Imhotep.
QUARTERFINALS
Class AAAA Semifinals
   Central 67, University City 48: Andre Woodlin scored nine of his 19 points (8-for-11 field) in a 21-9 fourth quarter as the Lancers turned a close game into a comfortable win. He also had five steals. Scott Rodgers used a 11-for-13 showing at the line to score 26 points. Lamar Williams posted eight rebounds and five assists off the bench. Anthony Morrison (15) was the only Jaguar to score in double figures.
   Frankford 52, Gratz 45: Lewis Leonard totaled 24 points and eight rebounds and his three consecutive treys helped the Pioneers storm from a 38-38 tie to a 48-40 lead. Maurice Miller added 12 points, two assists and a clinching steal and Ryan Smith, mostly thanks to Leonard's marksmanship, had five of his seven assists in the fourth quarter. For Gratz, which failed to reach the semis for only the second time in 17 seasons, Ameer Ali had 14 points and seven boards. The Bulldogs shot 17-for-33, but were guilty of 24 turnovers.
Class AA Final
   Eng. and Science 62, Franklin LC 53: After making a trey to start the game, then missing his next six shots, Marquis Coates (11) drained another three-ball to give the Engineers a 52-49 lead and then went 5-for-6 at the line to help keep FLC at bay. Darrell Mills (17, 7-for-7 floor), Andre Murphy (15) and Rodney Norris (11, nine boards) also scored in double figures. FLC's leaders were Brandon Williams (22) and Malcolm Eleby (14, six assists).
  Prep Charter 80, Bok 69: At a neutral site, Philadelphia Community, the Class A champs knocked off the Class AAA titlists by placing five guys in double figures and winning the rebound battle, 29-16. Markieff Morris had 18 points and nine boards. His twin, Marcus, had 11 points. Haven Wroten added 15 points and 10 boards. Bok's Marquise Salley shot 11-for-19 en route to 25 points while Lamont Butler and Cory Moultrie added 15 apiece.
SEMIFINALS
(At Saint Joseph's University)
Class AAAA Final
   Central 54, Frankford 43: The Lancers, devoid of a title since 1932, claimed a spot in the final for the first time since 1955 as Scott Rodgers totaled 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals. He had just three points at halftime, but Central was ahead by 10. Kenny St. George added seven points, seven rebounds and three assists and Marcus Morris shot 5-for-5 for 10 points. For Frankford, Lewis Leonard (uncommonly off at 4-for-22) and Kenny Spotwood scored 12 points apiece. Leonard added 11 rebounds.
   Prep Charter 69, Eng. and Science 55: PC, a fourth-year member and one of the PL's smallest schools (about 250 boys), cruised to victory as Rodney Green (7-for-9, 19), Jason Dogan (14) and Markieff Morris (13) scored in double figures. Morris, a 6-8 soph, added 12 rebounds. His identical twin, 6-7 Marcus, had seven points and three assists. Fred Gresham (16) and Rodney Norris (12) scored in double digits for E&S and Marquis Coates grabbed 10 rebounds.

2006
PRELIMINARY PLAYOFFS
Class AAA
  Comm. Tech 73, Swenson 39:
The first-year PL entrant, a former Bartram annex with its former coach, Lou Biester, and many of its former players, cruised to the win by putting four players in double figures. Soph Andrew "Scootie" Randall (14) led the way. Swenson's Lorenzo Carter scored 17 points.
 
Straw. Mansion 100, Bok 58: Matthew "Moo" Johnson (28) lifted his career total to 1,012 and Eugene Moss (six treys) poured in 37 points in less than half the game. Gary Harris and Keith Williams scored 19 apiece for Bok, whose best player, James Jones, suffered a late-season broken ankle.
Class A
  Prep Charter 81, Freire 48: Marcus Morris scored 17 points and his twin, Markieff, snagged 13 rebounds. La Salle signee Rodney Green added 16 points. Pierre Lewis (19) and Ramon Galloway (14) topped Freire.
 
Masterman 69, Bodine 52: Lehigh-bound Zahir Carrington totaled 22 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks, Jordan Perkins mixed 15 points and 14 boards, Mike Mack dished 10 assists and Mickey McGuire hit three treys en route to 19 points. Tyree Griffin (15) and Lamar Jackson (13) paced Bodine.
ROUND OF 16
Class AAAA
  Gratz 67, Dobbins 33:
Malik Alvin (UTEP) scored eight of his 15 points in a 20-11 first quarter and Jamal Watson had 10 of his 17 as the Bulldogs claimed the second frame, 17-9. Justin Hayes (11) was the only Mustang in double figures.
 
Univ. City 62, Frankford 52: Robert Mosby packed 10 of his 12 points and four of his seven rebounds into a 25-16 final quarter while Aaron Stephens mixed 11 points, five assists, six steals. Charles McKissick (14 points, six boards) and Kenny Moore (10, seven) helped out. The Jaguars entered play with a 1-9 mark against outside competition. Frankford's Lewis Leonard, hindered late in the season by a hairline fracture to his left (shooting) wrist, went 7-for-25 en route to 17 points and finished his career with 1,304.
 
Edison 53, Central 48: The Owls celebrated their first playoff appearance since 1999 by advancing to the quarters for the first time since their '96 championship season. Soph George Baker popped three treys en route to 23 points while also claiming 15 rebounds. For Central, Kenny St. George (23) finished his career with 1,244 points, 15 short of the school record set in '04 by Scott Rodgers, and Rashiid Coleman (15) nailed four threebies.
 
Southern 72, Washington 57: A dominant performance by the frontcourt helped Southern claim this one, which was postponed one day due to transportation miseries. Ramone Moore (21, eight rebounds) and Jason Sabb (18, seven) were productive at the forward spots and 6-1 center Bryheem Charity collected 13 apiece. Alston Ross had (two treys) nine of his 13 points in the second quarter. Washington's Frank Peters (17) shot 8-for-10 from the floor.
Class AAA
  Comm. Tech 75, Straw. Mansion 69: In a regular season game, CT's Ben Whitt missed a late double-bonus and Mansion's Eugene Moss hit a trey to win it. This time Moss again connected from distance in the waning moments, but Whitt (20, 4-for-8 on treys) was able to sandwich it with a 4-for-4 showing at the line. Andrew "Scootie" Randall added 18 points and 13 boards. Moss posted 25 points and 11 boards while Matthew "Moo" Johnson (18) finished his career with 1,030 points.
Class AA
  Eng. and Science 61, Franklin LC 36: The Engineers claimed this road win in shockingly easy fashion. Guard Jaret Richardson (22 points) shot 11-for-14 at the line while Glenn Dickerson (14, 10 rebounds) and Darrell Mills (10, 13) handled the inside dirty work. FLC guard Malcolm Eleby had a rare off day (3-for-17, 10 points) and finished his junior season eight points short of 1,000.
 
Imhotep 68, Hope 34: Tamir Johnson grabbed eight rebounds and scored seven of his 11 points in a 29-4 second quarter. Jermaine Washington managed 10 points, five rebounds, seven assists. David Hill, who'd posted a school record 52 points a week earlier, had 13 for Hope.
Class A
  Prep Charter 77, Masterman 54: Rodney Green pogo-sticked his way to 25 points and eight rebounds and tallied 12 points in a 24-11 third quarter. Markieff Morris added 18 points, five blocks. Masterman's Zahir Carrington (23) finished his career with 1,116 points.
QUARTERFINALS
  Univ. City 58, Edison 43: The Jaguars rang up a 37-22 advantage on the boards and showed good teamwork by collecting assists on 15 of their 18 field goals. Kenny Moore led the way with 17 points and nine rebounds while Charles McKissick added 11 points, nine boards and five assists. George Baker paced Edison with 16 points (two treys), seven boards, four assists and six steals, but was  uncommonly poor (6-for-17) from the floor.
 
Imhotep 33, Eng. and Science 27: This was not the halftime score. The 60-point total tied the mark for lowest in a Pub playoff in 60 years, matching King's 35-25 win over Frankford in a 2002 round-of-16 affair. Tamir Johnson finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds and Hanif Nixon (nine points, six boards) went 7-for-8 at the line down the stretch. For E&S, Jaret Richardson scored 10 points and Darrell Mills grabbed 11 rebounds. In 1946, a pre-playoff featured 59 total points (Central 30, West 29).
The year before, in a semifinal, West comatosed Northeast, 26-22.
  Comm. Tech 72, Prep Charter 69: Jernardo "Jay" Lucas shot 10-for-14 and 4-for-5 for 25 points, grabbed a team-high eight rebounds (despite being a 5-9 point guard) and dished three assists to lead the Phoenix. He scored 16 points in a 38-26 first half, took no shots in the third quarter as Kevin Radford did a fine job defensively, and then scored seven points over the final 1:31. Andrew "Scootie" Randall added 11 points and six boards and Ben Whitt converted a double-bonus with 3.3 seconds left for a three-point lead. A PC heave did  not come close. The Huskies were paced by Rodney Green (18, eight rebounds) and Marcus Morris (17, 11).|
  Gratz 73, Southern 44: Malik Alvin scored 16 of his 24 points in an 18-8 second quarter. He added nine rebounds and eight assists. Velton Jones notched 18 points and Sean Gilbert grabbed 11 boards. Jason Sabb (14) topped Southern.
SEMIFINALS
At Phila. Community
  Comm. Tech 65, Imhotep 61: Ben Whitt, the sixth man, sniped 7-for-14 on three-pointers for 21 points (he attempted no other shots) to lead a 30-point outburst for CT's subs. His seven treys tied a city postseason record and his attempts were one short for anything from the quarterfinal round on. The other Phoenix player in double figures was soph Andrew "Scootie" Randall, with 16 points (and seven rebounds). Tamir Johnson grabbed 10 rebounds for Imhotep and shot 10-for-15 en route to 22 points. Hanif Nixon (13) and Jermaine Washington (11) also scored in double figures. Imhotep cut an eight-point deficit to three in the last minute, but missed a layup and then two free throws after claiming an offensive rebound. The participants had just three years total of Pub experience --Imhotep two, CT one.
At Saint Joseph's Univ.
  Gratz 66, Univ. City 45: The Bulldogs qualified for their 15th final in 18 years by winning the fourth quarter, 23-6, while holding UC to two field goals in 15 attempts. Malik Alvin (19) led four players in double figures while adding six rebounds, five assists and five steals. Velton Jones (13) and sub Tommy "T.J." Sykes (10) reached double digits in points and Sean Gilbert had 10 apiece of points and rebounds. Kenny Moore and Charles McKissick halved 32 points for UC and Robert Mosby gathered in eight rebounds.

2007
PRELIMINARY PLAYOFFS
Class AAAA
  Mastbaum 76, Lincoln 64: Sean Rice-Fleming buzz-sawed his way to 19 points and assists while receiving help from Michael Rainey (21) and Chris Ayandokun (15, 11 rebounds). Also, Marvin Warden had six first half steals as 'Baum stormed to a 40-21 edge. Brandon Bowes scored 33 points for Lincoln, with 19 coming in the first 10 minutes of the second half. Football star Tyrone Bolden added 13 points and nine boards.
 
Bartram 74, Overbrook 72: Novar Gadson scored 22 points and received plenty of help from frosh Tyrone Garland, Clyde James (15 apiece) and Tyreese Wheeler (14). Overbrook soph Nurideen Lindsey popped in 40 points, but missed two free throws with 1.8 seconds showing and Kevin Leland (16) was unable to connect on a follow.
Class AAA
  Franklin 46, FitzSimons 39: Tyriq Timmons (12) emerged as the game's leading scorer after hitting six free throws in the final 3:00. Mark Lawrence and Tyrone Waters had 10 points apiece for FitzSimons, a first-year PL member.
 
Sayre 64, Phila. Elec. 57: Like FitzSimons, this Pub rookie was placed in the wrong division (D, for AA and A schools) and then was given a play-in game. Jovan Brown (19) and Kevin "Yao" White (16) helped to pull off the road upset. Sean McCall (15) topped PE.
Class AA
  Parkway 63, Bodine 50: Furnell Doster (22, four treys) and Rodsewell Wells (20) did much of the damage. Bradley Pointer (14) was best for Bodine.
 
Del. Valley 61, Mastery 59 (OT): Troy Blue (20) hit three free throw in the final 0:09 to force OT, then sank four more. Jaleel Khabeer (24) and Brian Reid (20) led Mastery.
FIRST ROUND
Class AAAA
  Gratz 79, Mastbaum 39: Tommie "T.J." Sykes (20), Alibaba Odd (15), Ishmawiyl McFadden (13) and Josh "Scrap" Martin (11) reached double figures while Sykes (10) and Odd (seven) led the way in scoring. Martin added eight assists. Sean Rice-Fleming topped Mastbaum with 14 points.
 
Southern 70, Northeast 54: Temple signee Ramone Moore (24) and Robert "Elevator Man" McKee (17, two wicked dunks) were consistent throughout and Antoine Reese packed 10 of his 15 points into a 21-5 third quarter. For Northeast, Sean Evans scored 26 points and Jordan Green rang up all 12 of his on treys.
 
Frankford 72, Bartram 71 (OT): Clarck Dure's trey gave Bartram a 65-62 lead. Frankford's Kenny Spotwood (21 points, 11 rebounds) forced OT with a lengthy, desperation trey that caused his team's fans to storm the floor in celebration, resulting in a technical foul to start OT and allowing Bartram to claim a one-point lead. Rakeem Golden-White's late free throws provided a three-point lead. Bartram missed a trey, then got a layup at the buzzer. Bartram frosh Tyrone Garland (26) had 10 fourth-quarter points.

 
Edison 75, Dobbins 61: Junior guard George Baker, already over 1,000 points for his career, collected 22 points, five rebounds and three apiece of assists and steals. Luis Martinez added 17 points and five assists while Daniel Johnson mixed 14 points, 11 boards and four assists. Dobbins' headliners were James Lewis (26, 17-for-18 at line) and Marcellus Willoughby (20).
Class AAA
  Franklin LC 55, Franklin 46: Malcolm Eleby (St. Bonaventure) hustled for 24 points, six boards and three assists and Dante Wooten posted eight rebounds, six blocks. Brandon Penn (13) topped Franklin.
 
Eng. and Science 60, Furness 35: Sandy Tanner scored seven of his 16 points in an 18-10 first quarter. Thiel Benn added 15 points.
 
Comm. Tech 89, Sayre 72: Andrew "Scootie" Randall, a junior who played his freshman season at Bartram, grabbed 11 rebounds and used 31 points to raise his career total to 1,023. For Sayre, Jovan Brown scored 19 points and Wayne Johnson had 17 points, nine boards.
 
Penn 91, Bok 71: Brandon Tondreau, sporting a Mohawk haircut, sniped for 23 points while Kevin Hudson mixed 19 points, eight boards. The starting point guard was Orie Johnson, a 5-2, 120-pound senior (nine points, four assists). Corey Curtis (17) and Chris Parks (14) led Bok, which had eight players in uniform to Penn's 18.
Class AA
  Prep Charter 72, Parkway 49: The Memphis-bound Morris twin towers, Markieff and Marcus, scored 19 and 15 points, respectively. Markieff added 11 rebounds, four blocks. Parrish Grant had 11 points, six assists. Soph Furnell Doster (28) paced Parkway.
 
Straw. Mansion 97, Del. Valley 75: Dwayne Davis dealt seven assists and tallied eight of his 32 points in a 19-8 third quarter. Eddie Frazier (18) and Devon White (15) helped with scoring while halving 22 rebounds. DV's Troy Blue went for 34 points.
 
Imhotep 54, Masterman 40: Jermaine Washington (15, Central Connecticut) and Kashief Edwards (14, Niagara) led the way. Mark McGuire and Kirk Wynn scored 14 apiece for Masterman.
 
Vaux 90, Hope 67: Vaux, a first-year PL member coached by former NBA player John "Chubby" Cox (Kobe Bryant's uncle), received a monstrous performance from Victor Nwakpuda (27 points, 15 rebounds, eight blocks). He scored nine of his points in a 32-17 fourth quarter. Hakeem Wilson (18) and Phillip Michaels (14) lent scoring assistance. Briel Scott (22) and Aaron Haye (18) were high for Hope.
ROUND OF 16
Class AAAA
  Frankford 62, Edison 58:
Kenny Spotwood notched 16 points and J.C. Montgomery (also four blocks) had six of his eight markers in a 21-13 third quarter. George Baker (20) topped Edison. 
  Gratz 76, Southern 63: The Bulldogs used balance to offset Ramone Moore's 38-point avalanche. Tommie "T.J." Sykes rang up 25 points, but received plenty of help from Ishmawiyl McFadden (15 points, eight rebounds, three blocks), Charles White and Josh "Scrap" Martin (eight assists apiece). After a Southern player kicked a Gratz player during a scramble that followed a hard foul, fan tension caused police to clear the gym for the final two minutes.
Class AAA
  Franklin LC 42, Eng. and Science 39: Malcolm Eleby registered 18 points, 11 rebounds and four assists while Dante Wooten helped out with six points, seven rebounds and five blocks. E&S' final possession included three missed treys. Sixth man Jamil Cherry scored 10 points. Thiel Benn (nine) and Darrell Mills (eight) were the rebound leaders.
  Comm. Tech 78, Penn 54: Andrew "Scootie" Randall and Chris Jones scored 18 points apiece, with 12 of Jones' coming in a 28-9 first quarter. Najee Edwards added 12 points and nine assists.
Class AA
  Imhotep 80, Straw. Mansion 75: This was one of the most amazing games in city history. In the first quarter, Mansion's Dwayne Davis (32) hit six consecutive treys. No. 6 came on a shot while he was falling out of bounds in front of Imhotep's bench. He later added two more and finished with 32 points, but the Knights collapsed after he fouled out with 6:40 remaining. Imhotep, which entered the fourth quarter down by 19 points, rang up a 31-7 advantage while forcing 12 turnovers. The three D-I signees, Tamir Johnson, Jermaine Washington and Kashief Edwards (19), scored seven points apiece in the wild comeback. Afterward, Davis and Washington were crying as they shared a halfcourt hug.
  Prep Charter 74, Vaux 52: Markieff Morris dominated to the tune of 29 points and 19 rebounds. Jesse Morgan (16) and Marcus Morris (15) also scored well. Phillip Michaels and Hakeem Wilson scored 13 points each for Vaux.
Class A
 Freire 60, GAMP 40: Jarrod Denard buzzed for 14 points, six rebounds and 10 assists while Ameen Rorie (12 rebounds) scored eight of his 12 points in a 25-7 third quarter. Anthony Venafro (14) and Eric Funaro (12) led GAMP.
 
Robeson 65, Math/Civics/Science 63: Rob Hall sank a buzzer-beater from close to halfcourt after Dom Medlock (20) and Kahri Harris (17) had led the way. MC&S, yet another first-year Pub entrant, placed James Gregory (19) and Zaahir Smith (17) in double digits.
QUARTERFINALS
Class AAAA Final
At William Penn
  Gratz 62, Frankford 50:
Tommie "T.J." Sykes had five rebounds and three blocks and scored eight of his 20 points in a 23-15 fourth quarter. Charles White added 17 points, five boards and seven assists. Kenny Spotwood (11) was Frankford's lone double-figure scorer. He added five apiece of rebounds and assists.
Class AAA Final
At Southern
  Franklin LC 65, Comm. Tech 60: Kyle Sawyer passed to Denzel Yard for a trio of treys in an 18-8 second quarter while Malcolm Eleby, in time, was his usually productive self with 14 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Comm. Tech reduced a 20-point deficit to 63-60 on a three-pointer by deep sub Shaquille Shannon on a feed from Najee Edwards (20 points) before FLC closed things out. CT's Shyheem Satchell added 12 points, six boards, three steals.
Class AA Final
At Southern
  Prep Charter 52, Imhotep 48: The Panthers once again mounted an impressive comeback, this time from 32-16. They had a chance to tie at 50-50, but a lean-back, left-wing jumper by Jermaine Washington did not connect and Parrish Grant (11 points, seven assists) hit two clinching free throws. Marcus and Markieff Morris scored 12 and 14 points. Markieff fouled out with 3:54 left and Ferg Myrick completed an eight-rebound performance. Tamir Johnson (20) scored eight straight points before halftime to fuel Imhotep's rally.
Class A Final
At William Penn
  Freire 62, Robeson 60: Antoine "Blueberry" Singleton shot 10-for-14 en route to 23 points to lead Freire. He added eight rebounds and two assists. Jarrod Denard and Ameen Rorie halved 30 points and Octavious Booker grabbed 12 rebounds. For Robeson, which
missed a last shot and could not get off a follow in time, the leaders were Dom Medlock (21 points, 14 rebounds) and Rob Hall (19, six steals).
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at Saint Joseph's Univ.
 
Gratz 69, Freire 35: With AAAA meeting A, the fear was a mismatch and that was what happened. In reaching the final for the 16th time in the last 19 seasons, Gratz turned bad to worse by winning the fourth quarter, 19-6. Tommie "T.J." Sykes shot 8-for-14 en route to 17 points, Ishmawiyl McFadden mixed 12 points and eight rebounds, Charles White totaled 13 points, four assists and four steals and Josh "Scrap" Martin dished six assists. White played lockdown defense on Freire's best scoring threat, Jarrod Denard (6-for-20, 16 points, no field goals in a 29-15 first half).
 
Prep Charter 49, Franklin LC 40: This game also left much to be desired. PC seized command with an 11-0 run sandwiching halftime and then FLC never whittled the deficit below six. The Morris twins, Marcus (15) and Markieff (10), led in scoring while adding eight and 11 rebounds, respectively. Parrish Grant distributed six assists. Ferg Myrick grabbed seven rebounds in limited duty. Kyle Sawyer (15) led FLC in scoring as Malcolm Eleby had one of those nights (3-for-19, 12 points). He did add eight rebounds, three assists and five steals. Dante Wooten registered seven rejections.

2008
PRELIMINARY PLAYOFFS
Class AA
  Bodine 56, Parkway 51: Tarran Prince totaled 14 points and seven rebounds and had seven of his markers in consecutive fashion as the fourth quarter began, providing breathing room. Pendarvis Williams went 3-for-5 on treys en route to 15 points. Parkway's Rodsewell Wells had 16 points, 12 boards.
  Hope 62, Mastery 51: Briel Scott (22) led four Cannons in double figures. Jaleel Khabeer (20) and Wanyae Hartsfield (15) led Mastery.
FIRST ROUND
Class AAAA
  Gratz 85, Olney 55: Joe Reid (18), Antoine Bland, Charles White (16), Denzel Gatewood (14) and Alibaba Odd (13) scored in double figures while Bland (eight) and Reid (seven) led in rebounds. Gatewood posted 10 of his points in a 35-20 third quarter outburst. Raheem Murray (17) led Olney.
  Roxborough 73, Washington 59: Eric Bryan saved 10 of his 19 points for a 23-19 fourth quarter while Chris Anthony (14) hit three treys. Andrew Goodman, also a football star, led Washington with 20 points.
  Southern 82, Dobbins 51: Jamir Hanner and Antoine Reese halved 32 points and Deshon Minnis was the only player with as many as two treys. Tariq Lee, the nephew of former Sixer Aaron McKie (Gratz, Temple), scored 18 points for Dobbins.
  Lincoln 61, Central 57 (OT): Imsael Greenlee (16) converted a buzzer-beating tap-in, then Dorrell Harrington (20) and Jamar Winn (15) tallied five and four points, respectively, in the 13-9 extra session. Lincoln went 3-for-8 at the line to Central's 25-for-33. Yusef Nuriddin (25) and Acquil Cook (17) led the Lancers.
  Frankford 54, Edison 52: Edison's George Baker, who a week earlier had claimed the city record for threes in one game, with a baker's dozen against King, almost stole this one with a halfcourt shot at the buzzer; it hit the rim. Frankford's Dehaven Brown had four assists, four steals and seven of his 13 points in a 17-14 fourth quarter.
  Bartram 97, Northeast 69: Tyrone Garland (28, three treys) and Novar Gadson (20) led the barrage. Tyron Lytes (18, also three treys) and Corey Wilkins led Northeast.
Class AAA
  Franklin LC 75, Penn 60: In a head-scratcher, 6-5 Anthony Parker, a fifth-year senior whose earlier unauthorized use had caused Penn to forfeit four games, was approved for eligibility by the D-12 committee the afternoon before this game (after messy weather conditions had caused a postponement). The forfeits, by PIAA rule, are supposed to forgiven in such matters, but league honchos decided not to switch the playoff matchups on such short notice. Coming off a 30-point loss to Gratz in its regular season finale, FLC nonetheless cruised behind its three-guard package of Khalief Trawick (20), Denzel Yard (17, eight assists) and Kyle Sawyer (10). For Penn, Brandon Tondreau scored 14 points and Emmanuel Pittman grabbed 13 boards. Parker had seven points and six rebounds -- as a starter.
  Franklin 60, Sayre 41: Ron Lee scored 18 points and Tajidin McGough, the football quarterback, made three steals. Jayvon Johnson (25) topped Sayre.
  Comm. Tech 73, Furness 29: CT rolled to a 45-14 halftime bulge as Chris Jones (10 of 18) and Shaquille Shannon (nine of 11) led the way. Erick Johnson managed nine points for Furness.
  Bok 58, Eng. and Science 57: Chris Parks' 24 points included the winning layup. The Wildcats stormed back from a 16-point deficit. Marcus Brown (32) led E&S.
Class AA
  Straw. Mansion 113, Hope 87: Dwayne Davis, a Morehead signee, used the help of five treys to explode for 42 points, tied for the eighth-best postseason performance in Pub history. Also Mansion's 113 represented a team postseason mark. Davis had 10 rebounds, five assists and half of his points by intermission. Eddie Frazier added 18 points and Devon White mixed 13 points, 10 rebounds. Hope's Briel Scott went for 34.
  Prep Charter 62, Vaux 51: Ferg Myrick (17) and Jesse Morgan (10) led the way.
  Bracetti 68, Del-Val 57 (OT): A pair of tip-ins enabled Curt Thomas to score four of his six points in a 14-3 extra session. Diyaaldin Kelley, a 6-10 senior, posted a triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds, 11 blocks. His brother, Bilal, a 6-8 junior, had eight points. Sam Starks impressed with 29 points, nine assists. DV's Kevin Mack maxed out at 26 points.
  Imhotep 61, Bodine 35: Rashad Savage (11) led 11 Panther scorers. No one surpassed seven points for Bodine.
Class A
(At King)
  Math, Civics & Sciences 84, Robeson 79: Jose Ortiz hit his first five shots for 10 points en route to a big stat day (25, 16 rebounds, four assists, five steals). Franklin Harris added 18 points while Zaahir Smith mixed 14 points, seven rebounds despite severe foul trouble (four in first half). Robeson's Brandon Penn, bound for Rider, managed 24 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks.
(At HS of the Future)
  Freire 55, GAMP 35: Koron Reed (12) and Jarrod "G" Denard (11) scored in double figures. Stefan Thompson (16) and LaRon Byrd (11) led GAMP.
ROUND OF 16
Class AAAA
  Gratz 56, Roxborough 43: Charles White collected 16 points and five assists while Antoine Bland added eight boards to 12 markers. Eric Bryan (16) and Clayton Brothers (13) paced Roxborough, which had dealt its only regular season loss.
  Southern 84, Lincoln 71: Jamir Hanner scored half of his 26 points in a 24-17 third quarter and Anthony "Crip" Reese chipped in with 19 points. Southern shot 23-for-29 at the line. Dorell Harrington (22) and Daniel Randall (17) led Lincoln.
  Frankford 66, Bartram  59: Malik Ballard hustled for 18 points and seven assists while another Malik, Tinsley, owned the boards with 17. He added 12 points. Sub Harold Hicks had 11 points. For Bartram, Novar Gadson totaled 23 points and 15 rebounds while Tyrone Garland mixed 17 points and four apiece of assists and steals.   
Class AAA Semifinals
  Franklin LC 72, Franklin 66: Khalief Trawick (28) and Denzel Yard (21) scored eight points apiece in a 22-16 fourth quarter. Yard added six rebounds and eight assists. Richard Freeman (15) led four Electrons in double figures. 
  Comm. Tech 93, Bok 50: Andrew "Scootie" Randall was major with 24 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. Chris Parks (22) was best for Bok.
Class AA Semifinals
  Imhotep 47, Bracetti 45: Miguel Bocachica scored 13 points and turned his seventh rebound into a game-winning follow with 0:50 left. Sam Prescott (10) hit two treys. Sam Starks scored 23 points for Bracetti.
  Straw. Mansion 66, Prep Charter 53: The Knights finally broke their three-year homecourt jinx in this round, mostly because Devon White achieved a triple-double with 11 points, 22 rebounds and 10 blocks. Dwayne Davis shot 15-for-18 at the line en route to 30 points and Eddie Frazier added 16 points, 14 boards. For PC, which lost a chance to annex a third consecutive state title, the leaders were Jesse Morgan (15 points), Ferg Myrick (13 boards) and Parrish Grant (five assists).
Class A Final
At HS of the Future
  Freire 77, Math/Civics/Sciences 64: Jarrod "G" Denard cruised for 29 points. Zaahir Smith (19) and Jose Ortiz (14) topped MC&S.
QUARTERFINALS
Quadrupleheader at Saint Joseph's Univ.
Class AAAA
  Southern 76, Gratz 60: Deshon Minnis, a relative of numerous former Rams' stars, worked for 10 points, six assists and three steals to send Southern to the semis for the first time since '91. Another soph, Jamir Hanner, managed 23 points and 17 rebounds. The Reeses Pieces twins, 5-10 Anthony "Crip" (14, nine rebounds) and 6-5 Antoine (nine, six), were also crucial. Charles White (25) topped Gratz.
Class AAA Final
  Comm. Tech 64, Franklin LC 53: Andrew "Scootie" Randall was a game-long force with 22 points, 15 boards and three apiece of assists, blocks and steals. Antonio "Gee" Monroe, coming off the bench after battling the flu, scored nine of his 11 points in the second half. Ryan White shot 6-for-7 and 2-for-2 for 14 FLC points. Jake Wasco claimed eight rebounds.
Class AA Final
  Straw. Mansion 82, Imhotep 78: As this one ended, the Knights raced to midcourt, held aloft a No. 12 jersey and yelled again and again, "Worm! . . . Worm! . . . Worm!" The reason: They were paying tribute to starting guard Marcus "Worm" Johnson, who'd suffered a broken leg in a pickup game one day earlier. Dwayne Davis shook off a poor first half to finish with 26 points, Eddie Frazier (18, nine) and Devon White (13 apiece) were productive with points and rebounds and Isaac Bradford, Johnson's replacement, shot 5-for-6 for 10 points. For Imhotep, which missed a free throw and a followup trey in the waning moments of regulation, Rashad Savage workhorsed his way to 25 points, 15 rebounds.
AAAA-A
  Frankford 82, Freire 73: Though his squad lost, Freire lefty Jarrod "G" Denard created quite the buzz by pouring in 41 points with tremendous shooting (17-for-26 overall, 5-for-8 on treys). The outburst tied him for ninth place in the Pub's postseason history. Frankford soph Dehaven Brown shot 8-for-8 at the line while notching 26 points and Malik Tinsley pogo-sticked for 18 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks, four steals.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at Drexel
  Comm. Tech 68, Straw. Mansion 62: The Phoenix stormed to a 40-23 halftime lead mostly because soph Shaquille Shannon came off the bench and scored 13 points in the second quarter. He finished with 24 points, four assists and four steals. Star forward Andrew "Scootie" Randall was limited to six points, but grabbed 14 rebounds. Chris Jones (14) and Manny Jordan (12, 10 rebounds) also scored in double figures. Dwayne Davis (23), Isaac Bradford (15), Eddie Frazier (13) and Devon White (10) reached doubles for Mansion while Frazier (17) and White (13) led in rebounds. Bradford added seven steals.
Class AAAA Final
  Frankford 81, Southern 76: Frankford scored 28 of the game's final 40 points to storm into the title game for the third time in the decade (also 2001 and '04). A nine-point run got the Pioneers started and they finished by hitting nine of 10 free throws. Franchise Malik Tinsley hustled for 27 points and 14 rebounds and got plenty of scoring help as four teammates -- Khayree Brown (14), Dehaven Brown (12), Malik Ballard and Steven Haynes (10 apiece) -- also reached double figures. Ballard dished eight assists and Haynes made six steals. Deshon Minnis led Southern with 20 points and four assists.

2009
PRELIMINARY PLAYOFFS
Class AA
  Freire 67, Saul 47: Tyreek Riddick led the way with 17 points. Saul's Tyrell Smith matched that number.
  Bodine 54, Vaux 45: Bodine's Erik Raleigh (24) and Vaux' Zafir Williams (26) were the only double figure scorers.
FIRST ROUND
Class AAAA Quarterfinals
  Southern 64, Edison 42: Deshon "Biggie" Minnis collected 19 points and eight assists while Lamar Speller's 17-point effort included four treys. Luis Martinez, who during the season had hit eight treys in three games, earning himself the nickname "Marthreenez," topped Edison with 13 points.
  Washington 64, Frankford 60 (OT): The Eagles stormed to the road win with the help of a 23-11 edge in the fourth quarter, as paced by Donte Williams (11 of his 20), Dom Conner (8 of 15) and Will McFillin (6 of 14). McFillin's free throws iced it. Dehaven Brown (16) and Darryl Poole (14) led Frankford.
  Bartram 76, Univ. City 73: Tyrone Garland saved 33 of his 38 points for a 50-32 second half. Kevin Garris (20) led UC.
  Olney 61, Fels 60 (OT): Jesse "Booge" Morgan notched 27 points and drained a fourth trey with 0:15 left to win it. He had 12 points over the final 12 minutes and 10 boards total. Drexel signee Shannon Givens topped Fels with 25 points.
Class AAA Quarterfinals
  Franklin LC 74, W. Phila. 52: Denzel Yard (Siena) hustled for 25 points, five assists and five steals. Raymond "Meatball" Nesbitt scored 22 points for West, which entered the playoffs via a coin flip after other staples failed to completely break a four-way tie.
  FitzSimons 82, Roxborough 73: Tyrell Johnson powered his way to 25 points and 17 rebounds while Andrew Reed mixed 20 points with 12 assists and Kion Coats (24) went deep four times. Marquee Griffin (18) topped Roxborough.
  Gratz 65, Bok 50: Antoine "Ness" Bland claimed 10 boards while scoring 17 points and Tyree Smith dealt six assists.
  Eng. and Science 64, Phila. Elec. 32: Marcus Brown (15, 11) and Andre Howard (14, 25) paced the romp in points/rebounds.
Class AA Quarterfinals
  Imhotep 73, Freire 53: Sam Prescott scored eight of his 13 points in a 23-8 first quarter. Will Adams (16) wound up on top. Octavious Booker (12) led Freire.
  Comm. Tech 76, Del-Val 69: Shaquille Shannon scrambled for 19 points, 10 rebounds and three steals and packed 14 of his markers into the final 7:07 as the Phoenix overcame -- you got it -- a seven-point deficit. Sherman Blanford added 16 points, nine boards. D-V's Kevin Mack drained five treys en route to 26 points, Rysheen Dorn shot 11-for-17 for 22 and Khalil Meadows dealt nine assists.
  Prep Charter 65, Franklin 61: Ferg Myrick banged for 26 points and 10 rebounds and Ameen Tanskley, not expected to play (tender ankle), came off the bench in the last minute to pass for a key field goal and hit two clinching free throws. Melvin Dixon (25) sparked the Electrons.
  Straw. Mansion 75, Bodine 49: Darren Lawrence scored 11 of his 16 points in a 38-16 first half. Donte Greene (16) led Bodine.
Class A Quarterfinals
  Math/Civics/Sciences 85, GAMP 41: Jose Ortiz hit a 17-foot jumper with 3:19 left to finish his day with 25 points and reach exactly 1,000 for his career. Zaahir Smith distributed 10 assists. LaRon Byrd had 21 for GAMP, thus concluding his career with 1,684.
  New Media 84, Future 67: Isiah Clark had three treys, six rebounds, four steals and 14 of his 35 points in a 32-18 second quarter. Saadiq Berry (33) led Future.
  Boys' Latin 69, Palumbo 57: With only freshmen and sophomores in its school, BL was almost forced by Pub honchos to drop back to JV competition on the brink of its season opener. Frosh Maurice Watson, son of the same-named coach, had 25 points and eight assists. Isaiah Gans added 11 points, 10 rebounds. For Palumbo, which did not yet have seniors, Mike Sawan scored 18 points.
  Robeson 76, World Comm. 73 (OT): Jay Harris had 29 points and five steals and drained two free throws to force OT. Xavier Brown then went 4-for-4 at the line. Coron Fletcher (22) and Markeith Mont (21) paced WC, which persevered to make the playoffs despite having to forfeit three Pub wins for using an eighth-grader.
ROUND OF 16
Class AAAA Semifinals
  Southern 64, Washington 54: Jamir Hanner blended 17 points and 18 rebounds and Deshon "Biggie" Minnis scored seven points in the fourth quarter while going 5-for-6 at the line. Donte Williams had 23 Washington points.
  Bartram 91, Olney 71: The Braves sniped 11-for-16 on treys while seizing this surprisingly easy road win. Tyrone Garland garnered 34 points (five threes) and six assists and backcourt partner Quasim Jones (27) was almost as productive. Danny Walker hustled for 19 points and 15 rebounds. Olney's leaders were Jesse "Booge" Morgan (28, 11 boards, five assists) and Kadeem Patterson (20); Morgan had scored 47 at Bartram in the teams' regular season meeting.
Class AAA Semifinals
  Franklin LC 73, FitzSimons 71: Denzel Yard scored 34 points and hot help from Nasir Jones (15). Andrew Reed (22) led FitzSimons.
  Gratz 49, Eng. and Science 37: The Bulldogs prevailed thanks to a 32-17 second half. The leaders were Tyree Smith (11) in points, Antoine "Ness" Bland (14) in boards, Bruce Hanner (five) in assists and Joe Reid (four) in steals. Marcus Brown (19) led E&S' four scorers.
Class AA Semifinals
  Imhotep 66, Comm. Tech 58: Sam Prescott scored 19 points, Will Adams saved eight of his 15 for a 23-15 fourth quarter and Parrish Grant mixed 10 points with as many assists. Shaquille Shannon (18) led CT.
  Prep Charter 55, Straw. Mansion 53: Soph Ameen Tanksley, despite a tender ankle, shot 6-for-7 and 10-for-13 points for 24 points (13 in the last quarter) as the Huskies notched the road win, then were pressed into the northwest corner of the gym by Mansion fans, some of whom fired plastic bottles. The only injury was suffered by assistant Skip Robinson (gash on ear, minimal bleeding). Ferg Myrick had 12 points, eight rebounds. Mansion's Devonte "DJ" Newbill posted 18 points and seven assists.
Class A Semifinals
  Math/Civics/Sciences 85, New Media 39: Jose Ortiz scored 11 of his 29 points in a 26-9 first quarter. Zaahir Smith added 21 points while Jeff Lord grabbed 13 rebounds.
  Boys' Latin 89, Robeson 73: Maurice Watson saved 13 of his 27 points for a 31-17 fourth quarter while nailing down the road win. BL shot 31-for-42 at the line to Robeson's 13-for-29. Jay Harris and Dom Owens halved 40 points for the losers.
QUARTERFINALS
Two Games at Franklin
Class AAAA Final
  Southern 69, Bartram 65: Sub Shaquille Gaskins, who figured he'd hit only three all season beforehand, nailed two consecutive fourth quarter treys and shortly thereafter hit a mid-range jumper to make it 62-54 with 3:41 left. He also took a charge on Bartram star Tyrone Garland (22) with 5:52 left; it was his fourth foul and he went scoreless thereafter. Jamir Hanner totaled 15 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks. Lamar Speller and Haywood Henderson halved 12 assists. Bartram's Danny Walker swept 19 rebounds.
Class AAA Final
  Franklin LC 51, Gratz 48: Denzel Yard bagged 25 points, seven rebounds and three assists as the Bobcats became one of the few teams in the last quarter century to defeat Gratz twice in the same season. After evading a double-team, Yard hit Turhan Griffin for the winning layup with 2.1 remaining. Basir Fulmore added 11 points, eight rebounds, four steals. For Gratz, Tyree Smith scored 17 points while Antoine "Ness" Bland and Joe Reid halved 20 boards.
Two Games at Southern
Class AA Final
  Imhotep 72, Prep Charter 49: Will Adams (18), Sam Prescott (16) and Parrish Grant (14) paced Imhotep, which roared to a 57-34 edge over the final three quarters. Grant made seven of the Panthers' 20 steals. Only Ferg Myrick (11) reached double figures in points for PC. He also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.
Class A Final
  Math/Civics/Sciences 69, Boys' Latin 42: The Mighty Elephants coasted behind Jose Ortiz (20 points, nine rebounds), Andre Thomas (14 apiece) and Jeff Lord (nine, 15). Frosh Maurice Watson led BL with 14 points, but shot 6-for-26.
SEMIFINALS
At Franklin
  Franklin LC 57, Southern 49: Once again, Denzel Yard willed a team with much less overall talent to victory by shooting 10-for-17 (two treys) en route to 24 points, and adding five rebounds, two assists, two steals. Nasir Jones added 13 points. Lamar Speller and Shaquille Gaskins scored 15 points apiece for Southern while Deshon "Biggie" Minnis dealt six assists and Jamir Hanner claimed 11 rebounds.
At Southern
  Imhotep 84, Math/Civics/Sciences 55: The Panthers spotted MC&S a 23-14 lead after eight minutes, then imposed their Will -- Adams, that is -- and frolicked. Adams finished with 27 points, thanks in part to six treys. Sam Prescott was also major with 21 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Jose Ortiz (19) topped the losers.

2010
FIRST ROUND
Class AAAA Quarterfinals
  Frankford 78, King 58:
Carl Wallace totaled 17 points along with six apiece of rebounds/assists. Terrell Clark added 12 points and seven boards while the Poole cousins, Steffon and Darryl, halved 24 points. Mike Wilson (16) led King.
  Germantown 58, Southern 46: Dominique "Diddi" Twiggs (14), Ramadan Abdullah (13) and Eddie Callender (12) -- football players all -- scored in double figures. Twiggs (11) and Callender (10), receivers for QB Abdullah, led the rebounders while Kamani Jordan dished 10 assists. Only Haywood Henderson (13) reached double digits for the Rams.
  Bartram 75, Olney 72: On the Braves' final possession, Tyrone Garland (33; late in regular season became the city's fifth 2,000-point career scorer) momentarily lost possession while penetrating, then fed Quasim Jones for the game-winning corner trey. Six of Jones' seven assists came after halftime. Zaahir Allen scored 13 points while Devin Moore snagged eight boards. Ray Jaggon (28) and Jabreil "Brilly Mac" McLeod (20) scored heavily for Olney.
  Univ. City 63, Central 49: Micah Peeler scored 11 of his 14 points in a 23-13 fourth quarter. Nasir Mitchell also tallied 14 points while Michael Clemmons (13) and Martez Lyles (eight) paced the rebounders. Central's Mark Sanders notched 15 points.
Class AAA Quarterfinals
  Gratz 86, Roxborough 57: Antoine "Ness" Bland shot 10-for-12 from the floor for 23 points while adding 10 boards. Major scoring help came from Tyree Smith (21). Rashawn Anderson (15) and Kalik Stanley (13) led Roxborough.
  West Phila. 46, Eng. and Science 36: Terrell "Sleepy" Daye totaled 16 points and eight rebounds as the Speedboys captured a win in something beyond a prelim playoff for the first time since '97. E&S' Mark "Stretch" Houston battled for 14 points, 12 boards, seven punch-backs.
  Phila. Electrical 59, FitzSimons 58 (OT): Carrington Ward (14) hit a late jumper to win it. Kyle Baldwin also scored 14 points while mixing in 17 rebounds, four steals. David George had nine rebounds, seven blocks. Jaleel Bond (18), Nature "Nate" Boyer and football QB Richard Williams (15 apiece) topped Fitz.
  Dobbins 48, Franklin LC 46: Jerrell Wright powered for 18 points, 20 rebounds and seven blocks, and Fred Jones' two late free throws provided a three-point lead. Turhan Griffin (18) paced FLC, which missed the front end of a one-and-one at 0:00 after the final buzzer failed to sound during a drive and the refs reached a put-the-guy-on-the-line compromise.
Class AA Quarterfinals
  Straw. Mansion 74, Freire 44: Recent Marquette commit Devonte' "DJ" Newbill raised his career total to 2,011 with a 24-point effort. Eric Jefferson had eight rebounds, five blocks. Malik Wesley (17) led Freire.
  Franklin 67, Vaux 63 (2 OTs): These North Philly rivals got after it, but good. Kenny Bey-Brown and Bahir Lacy (six in the second OT) scored 17 points apiece for the Electrons while three of Shawn Penn's 15 helped to get them beyond regulation. Four Cougars, led by frosh Rysheed Jordan (17), hit double digits.
  Imhotep 68, Del-Val 58: Ameen Tanksley and David Appolon halved 38 points and each scored well -- nine and seven, respectively -- in a clinching fourth quarter. Junior Erik Copes, already committed to George Washington, logged 11 boards, three blocks. Rysheen Dorn struck for 27 D-V points.
  Prep Charter 58, Comm. Tech 57: Following monumental amounts of snow, with 91 total games still unplayed, the Pub honchos came close to canceling the rest of the regular season and freezing the standings. If that had happened, PC would not have made the playoffs. In this one, as the seventh seed, they shocked the No. 2 Phoenix on a James Cole tip-in with 0:04 remaining.
Class A Quarterfinals
  Math/Civics/Sciences 70, World Comm. 60: Kwahmere Gredic totaled 20 points and five assists for the Mighty Elephants, who rolled to a 35-17 halftime pad. Help came from Andre Thomas (12, 10 rebounds) and Chris Stokes (10, began the season playing for Prep Charter). Markeith Mont (22) was best for WC.
  New Media 75, Robeson 69: NM fell into a 31-13 crevice, but stormed to victory thanks to a 30-16 fourth quarter. Rasheed Wilkins (21 points) shot 10-for-12 at the line in that session (and 12-for-14 overall) while adding three assists and six apiece of rebounds/steals for the game. Isiah Clark (15) and Bryton Hawthorne (14) helped out. For Robeson, Marquise Richards rang up 17 points and Andre Washington had 13 points, 19 boards. Jay Harris' 10 points froze his career total at 978.
  Constitution 95, Randolph 62: Erik Raleigh erupted for 15 points, 20 rebounds and 10 blocks while Abdul King and Shaun Levine (six treys) halved 44 points. For Randolph, which got into the playoffs thanks to a city record three forfeit wins, Amir Stringfield posted 25 points.
  Boys' Latin 77, Palumbo 37: Honored beforehand for recently having become just the second sophomore (also Strawberry Mansion's Maureece Rice) in city history to reach 1,000 career points, Maurice Watson Jr., son of the coach, added 19 more. All 11 of Isaiah Gans' points came in a 42-21 first half. Palumbo's Anthony Wallace scored 12 points. Devin Uqdah claimed 10 boards.
ROUND OF 16
Class AAAA Semifinals
  Frankford 62, Germantown 55: Steffon Poole saved 14 of his 22 points for a 42-29 second half, Carl Wallace posted 10 points and seven steals and Rodney Walters went 4-for-4 at the line in the fourth quarter. Eddie Callender and Kamani Jordan scored 15 points apiece for Germantown.
  Bartram 78, Univ. City 61: Tyrone Garland scrapped for 27 points (three treys) and five apiece of rebounds/assists. Zaahir Allen (17), Devin Moore (14) and Quasim Jones (12) also scored in double figures while Allen (six) and Jones (five) also peppered the assist column.
Class AAA Semifinals
  Gratz 63, West Phila. 53: Andrew Moye (16) and Bruce Hanner (13) paced the scoring; Antoine "Ness" Bland (11) and Tyree Smith (10) owned the boards. Raymond "Meatball" Nesbitt (15) and Terrell "Sleepy" Daye (14) topped West in scoring and cool nicknames.
  Dobbins 78, Phila. Electrical 65: This one dragged on and on and on for 2 hours, 2 minutes, as the teams combined to shoot 87 free throws in all, with 56 in the last quarter. Dobbins went 17-for-36 at the line in that session and wasn't made to pay for the inaccuracy. Jerrell Wright finished with 24, 18 rebounds and nine blocks. Soph Walter Lawrence posted 25 points and nine steals while classmate Courtland Gilliam had 13 points. Carrington Ward led PE with 23 points. In all, Dobbins went 25-for-51 at the line to PE's 24-for-36.
Class AA Semifinals
  Imhotep 53, Prep Charter 49: Tyhiem "Redz" Perrin collected 12 points and 11 boards and his two free throws at 0:15 provided a 51-46 lead. Ameen Tanksley added 17 points and Terrell Johnson made four steals. Mark Wilmer (14) led the Huskies.
  Franklin 63, Straw. Mansion 60: After losing volunteer coach Stan Laws, who'd been directing day-to-day operations all season, in the aftermath of a disagreement with principal Lois Powell Mondesire, the 23-0 Knights suffered a stunning defeat on their home floor. Franklin's Jeff Giddings scored 12 of his 20 points in a 26-19 fourth quarter. Mansion's Devonte' "DJ" Newbill managed 21 points.
Class A Semifinals
  Constitution 61, Boys' Latin 55: Erik Raleigh powered for 13 points, 18 boards and five blocks. Abdul King added nine points and 15 rebounds. BL's Yamir Greenlee scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half and soph Maurice Watson finalized his half-a-career point total at 1,069.
  Math/Civics/Sciences 69, New Media 61: This one took place in two parts. A leaky window, part of a sloping roof, at the former Berean Institute, 19th and Girard, halted Day One proceedings with 7:54 left in the fourth quarter and MC&S on top, 63-48. Before 42 spectators and MC&S' cheerleaders, play resumed at 1:30 (the refs were scheduled to work girls' games elsewhere at 3:15) as NM's Bryton Hawthorne hit the first of two free throws. The Jaguars got as close as six points. Andre Thomas scored four of his 15 points in Part Two. Chris Stokes (five treys) packed all 19 of his into Part One. NM's Isiah Clark scored 21 total points and had four steals in the fourth quarter. Hawthorne also launched the last shot, missing a three.
QUARTERFINALS
Class AAAA Final
At Franklin
  Bartram 89, Frankford 87 (4 OTs): Mike Burton-Young, a 5-5 junior who did not see action until franchise guard Tyrone Garland fouled out with 2:38 left in the first OT, finished with nine points, two assists and one steal. Darrell Robinson, the seventh man, added four points, 10 rebounds and five assists. Regulation ended at 61-61. Bartram rallied from a five-point deficit in the first OT and Frankford came back from four in the second. Only four total points were tallied in the third. Burton-Young went 4-for-4 at the line in the fourth extra session. After missing two free throws at 5.4, Robinson grabbed his own rebound and headed back to the line at 2.8. This time he made one and Devin Moore intercepted Frankford's final inbound pass. Garland scored 18 points. Zaahir Allen totaled 20 points, 11 rebounds. Dehaven Brown (20), Terrell Clark (18, 15 rebounds) and Carl Wallace (17) led Frankford, which shot 29-for-88 and 21-for-38 to Bartram's 29-for-73, 24-for-36.
Class AAA Final
At Franklin
  Dobbins 58, Gratz 57 (OT): In the first game of a doubleheader, Jerrell Wright powered for 21 points, 16 rebounds and eight blocks as the Mustangs, despite committing 28 turnovers, going 12-for-27 at the line and coughing off a 48-41 lead over the last 2:06 of regulation, advanced to a final for the first time since 1987. Basir Fulmore added 11 points and four steals. After missing his first four free throws, most badly, soph Walter Lawrence hit one at 16.1 to force OT. In OT, a three by Fred Jones and Fulmore's hard drive provided a five-point lead. Gratz rallied and the second of two treys by Tyree Smith (21 points, 10 rebounds) made it 58-57 at 4.2. Dobbins' Khalil Curtis missed two free throws at 2.2, rebounder Antoine "Ness" Bland (15 points, 17 boards) called time at 1.7 and Andrew Moye missed a falling-out-of-bounds trey at the buzzer. Sub Kiari Saulsbury sparked Gratz with nine points, six steals. In OT, no one noticed that the clock operator put 5:00 on the scoreboard rather than 4:00. At 3:01, the remaining time was reduced to 2:01.
Class AA Final
(At Southern)
  Imhotep 65, Franklin 45: David Appolon was electric with 23 points, six assists and seven steals while Ameen Tanksley, Tyhiem "Redz" Perrin (12 apiece) and Erik Copes (eight) paced a 40-16 advantage on the glass. Tanksley (14) and Copes (10) also reached double figures in points. Kenny Bey-Brown (19) was the only Electron to surpass 10 points.
Class A Final
(At Southern)
  Math/Civics/Sciences 85, Constitution 74: Thomas Moore it up the first game of a doubleheader by nailing five treys en route to 25 points. He also collected four steals and five apiece of rebounds/assists. Kwahmere Gredic hustled for 21 points and six feeds. Marvin Champ (18, five assists), Abdul King (17, eight rebounds) and Erik Raleigh (14, 16 boards, seven blocks) were productive for the Generals. The teams halved 62 points in the fourth quarter.
SEMIFINALS
(Doubleheader at Southern)
  Imhotep 66, Math/Civics/Sciences 52: Due to the earlier snow miseries, the semis were played the day after the quarters. Ameen Tanksley cruised for 26 points and 12 rebounds as the Panthers mostly coasted. Co-star David Appolon didn't score until 4:35 remained in the third quarter, then finished with 15 points. Erik Copes (cut under eye) and Tyhiem “Redz” Perrin (banged-up hand) halved 14 rebounds despite missing some time. For MC&S, Thomas Moore (25 in quarterfinal) failed to score until just after Appolon managed to do so and Kwahmere Gredic wound up leading the way with 15 points.
  Bartram 75, Dobbins 63: Dijon Wright shot 4-for-5 for eight points, grabbed six rebounds, prevented Dobbins star Jerrell Wright from wreaking major havoc (14, 11) and provided great entertainment on a foul-line visit by smashing one shot directly off the left side of the glass, then airballing the next. "I hope they burn it," he said, speaking of a tape anyone might have had. Tyrone Garland hit three treys and went 8-for-9 at the line for 23 points while adding four assists, five steals. Zaahir Allen added 18 points and Quasim Jones (14) was 8-for-8 at the line. Basir Fulmore (21) topped Dobbins. There was no late-game drama. People began departing with 2:17 left.

2011
Preliminary Playoffs
Class AAA
  Roxborough 55, Southern 53 (OT):
Just 16 hours after their top player, Rashawn Anderson, was shot to death near his East Falls home, the Indians honored his memory with this OT triumph. Deandre Hariot, recently promoted from the JV, scored 13 points and hit two free throws with 0:09 left to win it. Southern missed a late layup. Hariot scored eight points in the fourth quarter and Lijah Lewis had four of his 24 in OT. For Southern, which had played in the AAAA division all season after a realignment snafu, Jermaine Flowers notched 22 points and Antwain Rucker added 10 points, six steals.
  Germantown 41, Franklin LC 38: Shaquille Graham posted the go-ahead layup and Wonye McFarland's steal/layup sealed it. Derrick Mitchell (18) led FLC.
Class AA
(Matching Top Eight Teams in Divisions C and D)
  Imhotep 76, Saul 26:
Khyree Wooten scored all 12 of his points in a 35-4 first quarter. David Appolon had 15.
  Comm Tech 77, Future 35: Sub T.J. Ahmed wound up as CT's high scorer (12) and Jerimyjah Batts plucked 12 boards. Marquis Amey (14) topped Future.
  Vaux 64, Bodine 32: Jaleel Williams notched eight of his 14 points in a 20-2 first quarter.
  Prep Charter 48, Esperanza 39: Byron Whiting scored some of his 20 points off John Longo's five assists. Hashim Fleming managed 14 points for Esperanza.
  Mastery North 67, Audenried 44: Shaquille Palmer had eight apiece of points/rebounds. William Wingate added 15 points and Rahfik Slaughter dished four assists.
  FitzSimons 50, Palumbo 45: Richard Williams (18), Greg Sharp (14) and Mike Majett (13) paced Fitz. Football mainstays Sharif Smith (18) and Maurice Harris (12) paced Palumbo. Williams, a star QB, shot lefthanded, though he threw footballs righthanded.
  Freire 67, Masterman 47: Malik Wesley (27) moved within 21 points of 1,000. He and Masterman's Agustin Legido halved six treys.
  Del-Val 83, Randolph 63: Fateem Brockington (6-for-7) helped the Warriors (Rashaan Feaster 19, Carnell Gray 16) go 20-for-25 at the line in the fourth quarter. Randolph's Eugene Lett popped in 28.
First Round
Class AAAA
  Gratz 68, Overbrook 40: Aquil Younger saved six of his 14 points for a 21-7 fourth quarter.
  Bartram 66, Lincoln 60: Eights were wild. Darrell Robinson (20) posted that many points in a 23-15 fourth quarter while Jarmal Brown (assists) and Barry Brockington (rebounds) also hit that number. Rasheen Singletary had 15 points. Michael Bowlers (15) and Ronald "Boy-Boy" Rollins (14) led Lincoln.
  Washington 73, Central 48: Kawuan Chavis hustled for 19 points and eight steals while Kendall Truitt (20) and Keith Richardson (eight rebounds) also made noteworthy contributions. Thomas Tinsley (19) topped Central.
  Frankford 64, Fels 54: Taylor Bessick (10 rebounds) jammed 19 of his 23 points into the middle quarters. Keith Washington (17, four assists) shot 8-for-10 at the line. Demario Jones managed 11 points for Fels.
Class AAA
  Phila. Elec. 72, Germantown 55: Devante Chance scurried for 22 points, seven rebounds, five steals. Emmanuel Brown plucked 12 rebounds. The Bears' Will Parks scored 17 of his 19 points beyond intermission.
  Dobbins 77, West Phila. 70 (OT): The Mustangs roared back from a 12-point deficit in the final 3:30 of regulation and Basir Fulmore forced OT with a buzzer-beating heave from a step inside halfcourt. Jerrell Wright had 26 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocks and somehow received four points on the scoreboard for a dunk that should have tied the game at 55-55; the number went from 53 to 57. Dobbins scored the first five points in OT, then held on. West's Terrell "Sleepy" Daye notched 32 points.
  Boys' Latin 74, Roxborough 50: Maurice Watson's 27-point outing included five treys. He also had five assists. Yahmir Greenlee added 19 points. Lijah Lewis (21) led the Injuns.
  Eng. and Science 55, Univ. City 54: Kenneth Murphy (12) went 6-for-7 at the line in the fourth quarter. Nadir Stukes went him one point better and Dijon Eggleton had 10 rebounds. UC's Martez Lyles rang up 20 points.
Class AA
  Imhotep 67, Mastery North 26: Tyhiem "Redz" Perrin and Ameen Tanksley halved 22 points while Erik Copes offered eight points, 10 rebounds, five blocks.
  Comm Tech 51, FitzSimons 50: Basil Malik's pick-and-roll layup, off David Johnson's pass, won it at 0:06; Fitz missed a last shot. Tony Parker posted 11 points, seven rebounds, six assists. Richard Williams (16) and Mike Majett (14) paced the Rams.
  Vaux 78, Freire 54: Shawn Williams (22) and Rysheed Jordan (20) led the way, and the former drained four treys. Freire's Malik Wesley scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, finalizing his career total at 1,001.
  Prep Charter 46, Del-Val 44: Guard John Longo posted nine rebounds and four steals and buried a left-wing trey to win it. Abraham Massaley totaled 18 points, five steals and six apiece of rebounds/assists. No one scored in double digits for D-V.
Class A
  Math/Civics/Sciences 82, Sankofa 42: Jeremiah Worthem squeezed nine of his 20 points into a 21-7 second quarter. Quentin Davis had 10 boards, five blocks.
  Constitution 67, Palmer 54: Tamir Bolger tallied 12 of his 19 points in a 36-17 first half. Daiquan Walker added 14 points overall. Demetrius Crawford (18) and Amir Davis (16) paced Palmer.    
  Robeson 77, Parkway West 72: Andre Washington powered for 23 points and 20 rebounds. Leonard Chester (18, 10) was in that same ballpark. Marquise Richards had 22 points, three steals. Larry Webster (24) and Mike Stewart (18) paced PW.
  World Comm 58, Lamberton 45: Shon Phillips (23) went 11-for-11 at the line and made 10 steals while Anthony Guess halved 20 boards with Markeith Mont. Elijah Johnson (18) and Troy Yancey (17) formed a solid tandem for Lamberton.
Round of 16
Class AAAA
  Bartram 61, Gratz 60 (OT): Darrell Robinson scored 11 of his 15 points over the final 12 minutes (with six in OT) and hit a free throw at 0:15 to snap the game's last tie. Aquil Younger, whose basket had forced OT, was unable to give Gratz the win off a last-second drive. Barry Brockington (16) led Bartram. Andrew Moye (15), Nigel Caldwell (13, seven rebounds) and Younger (12) topped Gratz.
  Frankford 92, Washington 90: Guards Kevin Lawson (24, 12 rebounds) and Keith Washington (23, nine assists) were whirlwinds for Frankford in this up-and-down classic. Washington appeared to suffer a severe injury to his right ankle with 3:22 left in the first quarter. He returned to start the second and was limping badly by game's end. Omar Askia (16) and Imire Taylor (14), lefties just like Lawson and Washington (and seventh man Dajuan Franks), also reached double digits. Kawaun Chavis tallied 26 points and, amazingly, 15 were posted over the final 2:29 in the third quarter (all of Washington's points in that span; three treys included). The outburst began with a three-point play, which wasn't legit. The ball did NOT go into the basket on the field-goal attempt, but one ref said it did and the other two did not correct him. New PL chairman Ben Dubin said he would have felt funny correcting the mistake, especially since he had coached Frankford and was still teaching there. The Pioneers led, 92-87, then Keith Richardson beat the buzzer with the game's 16th trey (10th by the host Eagles).
Class AAA
  Phila. Elec. 77, Dobbins 61: Carrington Ward notched 24 points, David George added 18 points and six blocks, and Emmanuel Brown mixed eight points with 12 rebounds. Basir Fulmore led Dobbins with 21 points.
  Boys' Latin 60, Eng. and Science 56: Carlos Taylor hit two free throws to make it 56-56 and then his bucket put the Warriors ahead for good. Maurice Watson saved 17 of his 22 points for the second half and Yahmir Greenlee had 17 total. E&S' Brandon Brown claimed 11 rebounds to go along with 15 points.
Class AA
  Vaux 68, Comm Tech 45: After reminding his teammates he'd played for a Vaux team severely crunched by CT two years earlier (80-38) in a pregame, locker-room speech, James Butler scored nine of his 21 points in a 24-8 first quarter. Rysheed Jordan (16), Jaleel Williams (15) and Shawn Williams (11, no relation) also reached double figures. Only Rich "Eggy" Hoskins (15) did so for host CT.
  Imhotep 51, Prep Charter 29: Ameen Tanksley totaled 16 points, David Appolon dealt four assists, Erik Copes snatched eight boards and Earl Brown sent three shots to the rafters.
Class A
  Math/Civics/Sciences 56, World Comm 52: Thomas Moore's trey at 0:55 put the Mighty Elephants ahead for good. Warren Dogan posted 19 points, with seven (and three steals) coming in the fourth quarter. Shon Phillips (15) was WC's best.
  Constitution 90, Robeson 46: Amonie Holloman (23) buried five of his six treys in a 28-15 third quarter. Daiquan Walker finished with 14 total points. Leonard Chester (14) and Marquise Richards (12) paced Robeson.
Quarterfinals
Doubleheader at Franklin
  Phila. Elec. 59, Vaux 57 (OT): After a spectator walked up to him on the east baseline, tapped him on the shoulder and roared, "YOU take the last shot," Devante Chance inbounded to Carrington Ward, accepted a return pass and nailed a left-wing three to win it. Chance (19 points, seven assists) had also forced OT with a 12-foot leaner on the right side of the lane. David George posted 13 points and 10 rebounds. For Vaux, soph Rysheed Jordan scored 18 points and James Butler snatched 13 boards.
  Imhotep 85, Boys' Latin 46: Ameen Tanksley (20) hit a fourth quarter trey to finish the night with exactly 1,000 career points and Erik Copes contributed nine points, 10 rebounds. Maurice Watson (15) and Carlos Taylor (14) led BL. This was the biggest blowout in a Pub quarterfinal since '92 (Gratz 100, Central 44).
Doubleheader at Southern
  Constitution 76, Frankford 57: The Generals easily avenged a showcase setback to Frankford; it also had been played at Southern. Forward Xavier Harris, who a few weeks earlier had become the first Pub player in 31 years to commit to Penn (though he wound up going the prep-school route), led four double-figure scorers with 16 points. Mamadou Diakite bullied for 12 points and 14 boards while Amonie Holloman went 4-for-4 on treys to also notch a dozen points. Abdul King had 13 points, six rebounds, three assists. Daiquan Walker posted eight dishes. Frankford's Keith Washington managed 15 points, six assists, five steals.
  Math/Civics/Sciences 78, Bartram 53: The Mighty Elephants completed a wonderful day for the smallest-enrollment schools behind Tyreek Riddick (20 points, five treys), Thomas Moore and Jeremiah Worthem (17 apiece). Muhammad Amin claimed 11 rebounds. Darrell Robinson (22) topped Bartram. This result assured a Pub first: no neighborhood schools in the semis.
Semifinals
Doubleheader at Southern
  Constitution 56, Math/Civics/Sciences 53: Abdul King collected 14 points and nine rebounds and the Generals withstood the Mighty Elephants' late, 10-point rally, fueled by Thomas Moore's two treys. Xavier Harris (13) and Daiquan Walker (12) also scored in double figures. Moore (18) and Jeremiah Worthem (17) led MC&S; Moore added four apiece of assists/steals.
  Imhotep 65, Phila. Elec. 45: Once again the Panthers barely had to break a sweat. Ameen Tanksley (16) and David Appolon (14) led in scoring and the team shot 26-for-41 from the floor. Six guys grabbed four/five rebounds. Hakeem Baxter tallied 12 points for PET and Emmanuel Brown grabbed nine rebounds. Fans of long-distance marksmanship were disappointed: The teams combined to go 0-for-10 behind the arc. Like the quarterfinals, these semis bumped heads with the Catholic League's. They'd been scheduled for the previous day, but schools were closed due to snow.

2012
Preliminary Playoffs
Class AAAA
  Frankford 62, Kensington 49:
Chris Lewis claimed 10 rebounds and scored eight of his 18 points in a 15-9 third quarter. Imire Taylor added 14 points. Jaleel Robinson (14) led Kensington.
  Washington 49, Lincoln 42:
The Eagles scored the final eight points and Nafece Edwards (22 points, six assists) was involved with the first six -- two free throws, steal/dunk and assist to William Davis. Kendale Truitt had 14 points, 11 boards. Lincoln's Michael Bowlers claimed 14 rebounds.
  Olney 48, Gratz 40 (OT): The Trojans won the extra session, 9-1, after Isaac Guy forced it by scoring his only points on a dunk at 0:05. Shakeem Stevens had 17 points.
  Southern 54, Northeast 41: Malakiah "Max" Hunter, still a student at Furness (dropped basketball), scored all 19 of the Rams' fourth quarter points en route to 28 total. Louis Myers added 18 points. Only three guys -- Daquan Bohannan (20), Deryl Bagwell (13) and Yusef Savage (eight) -- scored for Northeast.
  Central 63, Overbrook 62: Chace McCall scored his only points on a jumper with 5.6 seconds left, and it happened to win the game. Kyle Lafferty tallied 18 points and Chris Bing notched five rejections. Raymond Mills (16) and James Harrison (15) topped 'Brook.
Class AAA
  Dobbins 67, Bok 53: Dequan Jackson scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter while Robert Edwards shot 5-for-5 en route to 10 points. I-Meir Martin (16) and Sean McLean totaled 30 points for the Wildcats while football headliner Jihad Ward swept 17 rebounds.
  West Phila. 66, Roxborough 52: Desmond Sams (21) shot 6-for-7 at the line in the fourth quarter. Marquese Hill added 16 points. Josh Collins (21) and Samson Akano (18) led the Indians.
Class AA
  Comm Tech 66, Phila. Academy 52: Frosh Samir Doughty netted 10 of his 16 points in a 21-6 third quarter. Jamiel Hines (21) led PA.
  Prep Charter 45, Hope 36: No Husky scored more than 10 points, but Raheem Liggins added 12 rebounds and five blocks to his five. Shakoor Woodson had 16 points for Hope.
  Esperanza 63, Mastery North 62: Khalil Keel's blocked shot at 0:01 preserved the Toros' first playoff win. Shaquille Bowman (17), Abdoulay Gakou and Keel (15 apiece) paced the scoring. Najere Johnson (18) powered MN.
  Freire 77, Sayre 58: Carlton Wright totaled seven rebounds, five assists and three steals, and scored 17 of his 26 points in the second half. Hakim Williams (20) and Ikeem Dickerson (15) topped Sayre.
  Masterman 75, Straw. Mansion 54: Mike Sturdivant (26) and Gary Bryant (24) were whirlwinds as the Blue Dragons stormed to victory. Karon Keene (15) led Mansion.
Class A
  World Comm 56, Parkway West 50: Fa'Teem Glenn (15) scored eight fourth quarter points. Larry Webster (21) sparked the visitors.
First Round
Class AAAA
  Fels 43, Southern 42: Danil Mateo hit five free throws in the fourth quarter and two with 0:30 remaining helped to give the Panthers their first postseason win since 1992. TJ Scott scored 11 points and Malakiah "Max" Hunter (14) topped Southern.
  Washington 45, Frankford 43: Kendale Truitt's layup at 0:16 raised his point total to 22 and broke a 43-43 tie. Frankford's last shot rolled off the rim. Tyree Tucker (12) and Shaquil Rone (10) reached double digits for the losers.
  Olney 43, King 37: Soph Shakeem Stevens had 12 points and seven assists, Tim Jackson claimed seven rebounds and Darius Wallace scored five points in the fourth quarter. Gerald Scott (11) paced King.
  Bartram 70, Central 61: Gary Gordon, who missed the first month of the season with a torn meniscus (right knee), hustled for 14 points, nine rebounds and four steals, and he had five apiece of points/boards in a 24-12 fourth quarter. Sixth man Malik Noel added 18 points and five steals. Kyle Lafferty tallied 14 points for Central before fouling out with 4:22 left.
Class AAA
  Phila. Electrical 82, Dobbins 64: Emmanuel Brown (five assists, four steals) and Hakeem Baxter halved 34 points and David George added nine boards/three blocks to eight points. Dequan Jackson (13) did it for Dobbins.
  University City 52, Franklin 47: Diante Lunsford was impactful with 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists and six steals. Little-guy guard Marcus Lyles scrambled for nine rebounds, seven assists. Sharif Saunders had 14 points for Franklin.
  Boys' Latin 68, Franklin LC 51: Maurice "Doo-Wop" Watson packed 17 of his 23 points into a 45-35 second half. He also totaled seven assists. Carlos Taylor (17) and Yahmir Greenlee (16) helped out. George "Tony" Ellis (14) led FLC.
  Eng. and Science 73, West Phila. 43: Tajhere McCall hustled for 26 points, six assists and four steals, and received similar assistance from Dijon Eggleton (15, four, three). Brandon Brown grabbed 10 boards and shot 5-for-5 from the floor. Desmond Sams (10) reached doubles for the Speedboys.
Class AA
  Del-Val 61, Prep Charter 58: Fateem Brockington (17) hit a free throw with 0:10 left, thus assuring PC would have to go long to force OT. Khayri King added 13 points. Laquan Stephens (18) led the losers.
  Imhotep 77, Masterman 51: Khyree Wooten had seven assists and scored 12 of his 23 points in a 23-6 fourth quarter. Nigel Grant (21 points) and Shakur Nesmith hit the glass with 11 and nine, respectively. Gary Bryant (16) paced Masterman.
  Comm Tech 59, Esperanza 34: The Phoenix dominated the third quarter, 20-4, as Terrell Parker posted 11 points. Shaquille Bowman (22) powered the Toros.
  Vaux 63, Freire 52: Rysheed Jordan exploded for 30 points and saved 12 for a 23-11 fourth quarter. He also contributed seven apiece of rebounds/assists and two apiece of steals/blocks.
Class A
  Constitution 104, World Comm 56: Savon Goodman dominated to the tune of 41 points and 21 boards . . . in just three quarters. Daiquan Walker added 28 points (four treys) and 10 assists. Soph Quamier Johnson (29) paced WC.
  Robeson 77, Sankofa 72: The Huskies led early by 21, then needed a trey by Marquise Richards (wearing pink sneakers) to provide a hint of late-game comfort at 74-68. Richards had 27 points, three steals. Acquil Craft-Brown mixed 17 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and five steals. Sub Tydeus Ellison (22) and Dache Talbert (21) led Sankofa, still without a senior class (next year for that).
  Math/Civics/Sciences 87, New Media 44: Jeremiah "Lump" Worthem had 16 points and nine boards while getting inside help from Quadir Welton (11 boards). Deep sub Will Williams created a late-game stir with five assists. Eric Moody managed 11 points for NM.
  Lamberton 75, Palmer 70: DJ Alexander (21), Kevin Cooper (17) and Anthony Fagan (15) led the way as the Blue Devils claimed a playoff win for the first time since 2000. Fagan had 10 points in a 27-21 fourth quarter. Hoven and Trebor Adams halved 22 boards and Fagan (10) was right behind. Quamir White dropped 23 Palmer points.
Round of 16
Class AAAA
  Fels 66, Washington 60: Njiay Kelly was 4-for-3 at the line in the fourth quarter while posting 12 of his 18 points. TJ Scott (16) and Casey Bell (11) also reached double figures for the Panthers. William Davis (24), Nafece Edwards (15) and Kendale Truitt (13) turned that trick for Washington.
  Bartram 51, Olney 44: Gerald Evariste was credited with 20 rebounds and seven blocks and Tarrieck Williams (13) led a balanced scoring attack. Gary Gordon's assist total matched his point total (10). Fred Frazier (12) led Olney.
Class AAA
  Phila. Electrical 66, University City 60: Hakeem Baxter (21) and Emmanuel Brown (17) halved 18 points in a 29-18 third quarter while Brown and Davian Joseph snagged eight rebounds apiece overall. Khayri Washington (15) paced the Jaguars.
  Boys' Latin 62, Eng. and Science 59: BL lost all but one point of a nine-point lead over the final 1:40, but Yahmir Greenlee's hard drive produced a layup at 0:17 and E&S could not connect on a right-wing trey at the buzzer. Maurice "Doo-Wop" Watson collected 30 points, five boards, six assists and seven steals while Greenlee's numbers were 21, five, two and three. Fresh off a commitment to Holy Family, guard Tajhere McCall paced E&S with 18 points and seven rebounds. Dijon Eggleton added 16 points and six assists.
Class AA
  Comm Tech 66, Imhotep 61: Bus problems caused CT to arrive a half-hour late and then the teams combined to commit 41 turnovers and go 38-for-77 at the line. End result -- the three-time defending Pub champions went down. Terrence Brown shot 5-for-6 and 12-for-15 for 22 points and was the only CT player not to have four fouls by the third quarter; just one fouled out. Sub Briheam Anthony hit three treys en route to 11 points. Khyree Wooten (19) and junior Brandon Austin (16), who'd committed to Penn State five days earlier, paced Imhotep, which had gone 66-3 against Pub opposition -- counting the regular season (49-3) and playoffs (17-0) -- over the last four seasons, with state titles in '09 and '11.
  Vaux 77, Del-Val 64: Junior guard Rysheed Jordan (16) raised his career point total to 1,015 and James Cole scored 15 of his 24 points in a 27-18 third quarter. Fateem Brockington (27) was explosive for D-V.
Class A
  Constitution 99, Lamberton 49: Savon Goodman snagged 17 rebounds and reached 40 points (41) for the sixth time on the season. Daiquan Walker mixed 18 points with eight assists and Amonie Holloman drained seven treys for 21 points. Kevin Cooper (18) and D.J. Alexander (13) led Lamberton.
  Math/Civics/Sciences 79, Robeson 53: Basil Thompson (17), Malik Starkes (13) and Abraham Massaley (12) all tallied seven points in a 25-9 first quarter. Quadir Welton finished with 13 rebounds. Nate Hargust (14) was Robeson's lone double figure scorer.
Quarterfinals
Doubleheader at Franklin
  Comm Tech 58, Vaux 55: Terrence Brown shot 9-for-14 en route to 19 points, sixth man Basil Malik contributed 13 points and Terrell Parker snatched 12 rebounds as the Phoenix claimed the AA crown. Rysheed Jordan (19) emerged as Vaux' only double figure scorer, but was unable to hit a late trey that would have forced OT.
  Boys' Latin 81, Phila. Electrical 60: Guard Maurice "Doo-Wop" Watson exploded for 41 points, thus claiming the No. 2 spot on the city's list of leading career scorers. With two free throws 1:34 before halftime, he tied and then passed 1955 Overbrook grad Wilt Chamberlain (2,206), who grew up around the corner from the gym, Shepard (nee Haddington) RC, used by BL for games and practices. Watson raised his total to 2,228. Backcourt sidekick Yahmir Greenlee added 17 points, five assists and four steals for the AAA champs. Hakeem Baxter (20) led the Chargers.
Doubleheader at Southern
  Bartram 57, Fels 49: In the battle for AAAA honors, Terrieck Williams honored the memory of his deceased grandpop (one day earlier) by hustling for 10 points and 12 rebounds while sub Malik Noel sniped 5-for-7 en route to 12 points. Eleven came in a 17-10 second quarter. Gary Gordon scored 19 points. For Fels, Nijay Kelly collected 13 points and nine boards while Danil Mateo mixed 12 points with four steals.
  Constitution 72, Math/Civics/Sciences 51: In the A showdown, Savon Goodman hammered home six dunks while registering 24 points and his other numbers (14 rebounds, six assists, four steals) were also impressive. Fajion Jones bagged 18 points and 10 rebounds and Daiquan Walker dealt six assists. Two minutes before halftime, Craig "Poppy" Slade took a charge and one of his front upper teeth went bouncing along the baseline. He then headed for the hospital. Jeremiah "Lump" Worthem (12 rebounds) and Malik Starkes halved 30 points for the losers.
Semifinals
Doubleheader at Southern
  Boys' Latin 70, Comm Tech 59: The Warriors rolled to a 17-6 lead in the first eight minutes and Maurice "Doo-Wop" Watson didn't score until the final seconds; Carlos Taylor (eight) and Yahmir Greenlee (seven) did all of the early damage. Watson did finish with 23 points (11 at line) and nine assists while Greenlee (18) and Taylor (17) were not far behind. Taylor led in rebounds with seven. Frosh Samir Doughty paced CT with 18 points and Tony Parker shot 5-for-5 and 4-for-5 for 14. His twin, Terrell, claimed eight rebounds.
  Constitution 76, Bartram 55: The Generals' win assured a championship game between teams with only seven seasons of combined Pub experience -- four for BL, three for Con. Sixth man Amonie "Moonie" Hollman shot 5-for-9 on treys for 15 points and most were perfectly timed to thwart Bartram rallies. Savon Goodman collected 27 points and 11 rebounds while Daiquan Walker showed versatility with 15 points, seven rebounds and nine assists. Gary Gordon (20), Malik Noel (13) and Jared Bryant (10) led Bartram, which surrendered 21 of the last 25 points mostly because it kept fouling and fouling and fouling, even long after even faint hope had vanished.

2013
Preliminary Playoffs
Class AAAA
  Northeast 59, Fels 56:
Tony Nayan scored 18 points and bagged his ninth assist when De'Andre Williams (17) drained the Vikings' fifth trey of the fourth quarter with eight seconds remaining. Fels' Danil Mateo missed one at the buzzer. Mateo (31) and Berny Vilsaint (22) combined for 46 of the Panthers' first 48 points and all 19 field goals. Jordan Grant (two) and Mike Turnage combined for three free throws. The team's second leading scorer, James Cottrell, transferred to Imhotep the previous day.
  Kensington 53, Central 50: Julius VanGuine (13 points) drove the right wing and passed to Isaiah Hill for a three-point play with 2.6 seconds remaining. Jamie Betancourt posted 17 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Central's Kahlil Williams shot 8-for-12 en route to 19 points and snagged 10 rebounds. Chris Bing had five blocks.
  Olney 53, Overbrook 48: Charles Brown made seven steals and saved seven of his 14 points for a 19-10 fourth quarter. Only James Harrison (10) reached double digits for 'Brook.
  Southern 56, Lincoln 41: Ralik Wise (16) and Tyreese Livingston (13) led the way.
Class AAA
  Eng. and Science 55, Franklin 51: In a 22-14 fourth quarter, the leaders were Evan Williams (nine of his 14 points) and Eric Lewis (eight of 17). Nurideen Young (15) topped the Electrons.
  Gratz 82, Germantown 50: Donte' Winfield (18), D.J. Alexander (16), Qasiem White (12) and Shaakir Gibbs (11) reached double figures and White claimed 12 boards. Alpha Togba (12) topped G-town.
  Franklin LC 74, Franklin Towne 34: Niasir Smith added 13 rebounds to a 23-point performance. Ten Bobcats scored.
Class AA
  Masterman 62, Phila. Academy 54: Jack Christmas claimed 21 rebounds and scored 10 of his 17 points in a 14-2 first quarter. Gary Bryant rang up 23 points. Khalil Laws reached 20 for PA.
  Bodine 57, Prep Charter 50: The Ambassadors, of Division E, stunned PC, of Division A, while becoming the preliminary round's only road winner. Joseph Walker, a star QB for Mastbaum via a cooperative sponsorship, hustled for 16 of his 26 points in the second half, helping to protect a four-point lead. PC's Mustapha Traore had 18 points, 19 rebounds.
  Palumbo 50, Carroll 43: Shafi Meachum tallied 10 of his 19 points in a 15-9 fourth quarter as the Griffins earned their first postseason win. Jamier Cross (23) topped Carroll.
  Sayre 68, Univ. City 50: Sayre cruised after a 22-6 first quarter, during which Qadir Wilson posted eight of his 18 markers. Richard Burton reached that same amount. Quahdire Gordon (13) led UC.
Class A
  Lamberton 62, Elverson 57: Kevin Cooper (20), Darell Ellis (17) and Anthony Fagan (15) paced the Blue Devils. Ikeal Johnson (30) and Atwo "Two" Osis (18) kept Elversion close.
  GAMP 72, Robeson 68: Tobias Stokes drained a go-ahead trey in the final minute while shoehorning 12 of his 27 points into the fourth quarter. Jeffrey Williford added 16 points. LeRon Epps (27) and Jihaad Fluellen (27) were clicking for the Huskies.
First Round
Class AAAA
  King 76, Kensington 48:
Raquan Brown-Johnson scored 13 of his 23 points into a 34-23 first half. Shakoor Woodson added 19 points and Brandon McNair mixed five blocks with as many steals. Jamie Betancourt (13) topped Kensington.
  Southern 65, Washington 55: The game was halted with 23.2 seconds remaining after Southern's Wayne Brunson and Washington's Kendale Truitt got into a dustup near the Eagles' bench, causing students/adults to come streaming out of the stands. The disturbance was quickly controlled. Yusef Ross and Jamir Lomax halved 32 points while Brunson had 11 points, two assists and four steals. Truitt posted 24 points and 10 rebounds. His brother, Devante, had 22 points.
  Frankford 64, Northeast 51: Joseph Ricketts saved all but three of his 15 points for a 24-14 fourth quarter. Donald Robinson and Sterling Walker halved 22 points. Northeast's Daquan Bohannan and De'Andre Williams did likewise with 24.
  Bartram 62, Olney 53: Allowed to participate in the playoffs despite breaking the PIAA's game-limit rule (22; played 23), the Braves received 30 points and four assists from Khayri Washington. Malik Noel (16) also reached double figures. Shakeem Stevens (21) paced Olney.
Class AAA
  Imhotep 70, Eng. and Science 30:
Deryl Bagwell (14) led four double-figure scorers. Brandon Austin mixed 12 points and seven apiece of rebounds/assists and Basil Thompson added 10 rebounds to 11 points. Evan Williams (17) led E&S.
  Boys' Latin 68, Esperanza 54: Eddie Powell posted 14 of his 21 points in a 45-35 second half. Charles "Choo" Presley (14) and Yahmir Greenlee (13) aided the cause. Lamere Jones (19) topped the Toros.
  Phila. Electrical 55, Gratz 52: Hakeem Baxter scored nine of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to keep the Chargers in front. Donte' Winfield (11) paced Gratz.
  Dobbins 64, Franklin LC 56: Dequan Jackson added six assists to 21 points while Wanya Barren collected 10 points, 10 boards. FLC's leader was Malik Smith (18), who was making his second appearance for the Bobcats after starting the season with Del-Val, then playing for King.
Class AA
  Comm Tech 92, Bodine 40:
David Johnson tallied 32 points and Samir Doughty rang up 16 of his 25 in a 33-14 second quarter.
  Sayre 56, Freire 53: Qadir Wilson (17) and Richard Burton (15) paced the winners. Freire's Jahyde Gardiner contributed 20 points, nine rebounds.
  Constitution 64, Masterman 44: Ahmad Gilbert (21) and Raheem Liggins (13) reached double digits for the Generals. Mike Sturdivant (16) led Masterman.
  Del-Val 74, Palumbo 46: Jahmir Taylor notched 21 points, Karl Lewis snatched eight rebounds and Clayton "C.J." Wolfe hustled for four steals. Shafi Meachum (20) paced Palumbo.
Class A
  Math/Civics/Sciences 94, Lamberton 52:
Jeffon Powell scored a career-high 20 points, Quadir Welton collected 16 apiece of points/rebounds, and Maurice Stevens had eight points, nine rebounds, six assists. Darrell Ellis led Lamberton with 19 points.
  Vaux 77, GAMP 53: Rysheed Jordan generated 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Daron Johnson had 22 points and Trayvond Massenburg claimed eight boards. GAMP's Tobias Stokes scored 19 points.
  Straw. Mansion 53, New Media 52: Raekwon Dial made a steal at halfcourt and raced in for the decisive layup with 7.8 seconds remaining. The Jaguars missed a last shot. As Mansion drained five treys in a 21-11 second quarter, Donovan Barnes (22) and Brandon Jiles hit two apiece. Devin Bullock (17) and John Fieffe (15) topped NM.
  Sankofa 79, Palmer 46: Anthony Wright-Downing (20) and Dache Talbert (12, 10 assists) fueled the rout. Demetrius White (15) paced Palmer.
Round of 16
Class AAAA
  King 55, Southern 36:
Fa'Teem Glenn (16) and Raquan Brown-Johnson (14) led the way as the Cougars coasted. Brown-Johnson scored 11 consecutive points in a 19-3 second quarter.
  Bartram 52, Frankford 51: Khayri Washington, 0-for-5 in the second half, drained a trey off a pass from Raul McIlwain at 0:13, then was able to celebrate after Frankford missed two last shots. Malik Noel led the Braves with 14 points. Gerald Evariste (11), James Suber (10) and McIlwain (eight) hit the boards. Tyree Tucker (14) was Frankford's only double-figure scorer while Quahdire Truesdale dealt six assists.
Class AAA
  Imhotep 69, Boys' Latin 36:
Brandon Austin (also 12 total rebounds) packed 16 of his 21 points into a 44-16 first half. Basil Thompson added 12 points.
  Phila. Electrical 74, Dobbins 64: Steven Griffin (20), Hakeem Baxter (19) and Austin Hawkins (17) were dominant for PE, which enjoyed a 10-0 run in a 23-11 fourth quarter. Dequan Jackson (16) led Dobbins.
Class AA
  Comm Tech 88, Sayre 54:
David Johnson swished three treys in the early going and appeared primed to break his school record of 33 points. Instead, soph Samir Doughty did the honors, sniping 15-for-23 (six treys) and 1-for-2 for 37. He also offered five assists, four steals and kisses to the fans as he left the gym. Terrence Brown accumulated 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists. In the third quarter, Sayre's Qadir Wilson nailed four consecutive triples.
  Constitution 51, Del-Val 39: Ahmad Gilbert (13), Floyd Preito (12) and Kimar Williams (10) reached double figures and Lincoln Kpokuyou hustled for four second quarter steals. Only Michael Human (13) surpassed seven points for D-V.
Class A
  Math/Civics/Sciences 93, Straw. Mansion 53:
Jeremiah "Lump" Worthem (20) paced 10 scorers; six notched at least nine points. Raekwon Dial (22) and Donovan Barnes (17) fared well for Mansion.
  Vaux 87, Sankofa 65: While adding five rebounds and four steals, Sammy Foreman shot 8-for-10 en route to 24 points. Rysheed Jordan added 21 points. Dache Talbert (17) and Anthony Wright-Downing (16) led Sankofa.
Quarterfinals
Class AAAA
  King 63, Bartram 46:
At Franklin, Raquan Brown-Johnson (24) and Fa'Teem Glenn (21) led in scoring as King reached the semifinals for just the fourth time in 37 seasons of PL membership. Glenn (also six rebounds and eight apiece of assists/steals) especially became dominant after Bartram (Khayri Washington 16 points, James Suber nine rebounds) drew within 45-43 and King momentarily held the ball, forcing a switch to man-to-man.
Class AAA
  Imhotep 51, Phila. Elec. 43:
At Franklin, Imhotep used a 5-0 run over the final 70 seconds to salt away the win, and a steal/dunk combo by guard Brandon Austin was the highlight. Jakwan Jones scurried for 16 points and Dymir Logan snagged seven rebounds. Guard Hakeem Baxter (23 points, 11 boards) was dominant for PET.
Class AA
  Comm Tech 78, Constitution 75:
At Southern, David Johnson shot 9-for-11 (3-for-3 on treys) en route to 25 points and Samir Doughty added 10 assists to 15 points. Johnson hit two free throws with 4.9 seconds left and a last-second trey did not connect. Sub Floyd Preito led ConHigh with 24 points (three treys) and five assists while Raheem Liggins claimed 11 rebounds.
Class A
  Vaux 62, MC&S 61:
At Southern, obeying the "Just Do It" tattoo on his chest, Rysheed Jordan totaled 29 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals to wow a capacity crowd. He bagged nine of his points and 10 of his other stats in the fourth quarter and swished the second of two free throws with one-tenth of a second remaining after his arm had been grabbed as he tried a layup to complete an end-to-end dash that began at 4.7. At 10.7, after a 5-minute delay to control spectators who'd pressed against the south baseline and west sideline, he'd nailed two foul shots to make it 61-61. His steal set up the last possession. Amir Butler added 10 points and eight rebounds. For MC&S, which entered 23-1 as the city's top-ranked team, Shafeek Taylor (17), Malik Starkes (15), Louis Myers (12) and Jeremiah "Lump" Worthem (11) paced the point parade and Quadir Welton snagged 10 boards.
Semifinals
(Doubleheader at Southern)
  Imhotep 66, Comm Tech 40:
The Panthers sucked the life out of this one quite early, forcing CT to miss 23 of its first 26 shots. Though the crowd was pretty big, noise was mostly non-existent for long stretches except for the routines by Imhotep's cheerleaders.
Brandon Austin totaled 18 points, eight rebounds and two assists/steals/blocks and hit a free throw 2:01 beyond halftime for his 10th point of the game and 1,000th of his career. Basil Thompson added 12 points and 10 boards. David Johnson (18) was the only Phoenix with more than six points. Mohamed Sherif snagged nine rebounds.
  Vaux 71, King 68 (OT): Rysheed Jordan shot 9-for-21 (one trey) and 9-for-13 for 28 points as Vaux survived, despite missing eight of 15 free throws in the extra session. He also contributed six rebounds, five assists and as many steals. As regulation wound down, he made a pass into the right corner to Lester Mattox, whose trey had won an earlier non-league meeting. This one hit the heel of the rim.
In OT, Jordan converted both ends of a double-bonus at 6.2 and King could not launch a hoped-for trey before the buzzer. Karon Snead, all 5-4, 113 pounds of him, made three huge steals for Vaux in crunch time. Amir Butler and Sammy Foreman halved 26 points. For King, which lost two players to personals, Raquan Brown-Johnson sliced for 23 points and eight boards, Fa'Teem Glenn dealt eight assists and Brandon McNair claimed 10 rebounds.

2014
PRELIMINARY PLAYOFFS
Class AAAA
  Southern 54, Northeast 51:
Kahsiaan Kay scored 15 points and his fourth steal, with 8 seconds remaining, sealed the deal. Khaid Jones added 13 apiece of points/rebounds. For Northeast, Elmange Watson notched 22 points while Darren Baggett and Will Smart halved 18 boards.
  Lincoln 72, Kensington 54: Akquil Harrington (20), Blair Bowes (19) and Raymond Fred (17) sparkled for the 'Splitters. Harrington added 10 rebounds. Kendale Brisbon (17) and Jerrell Richardson (15) led Kensington.
Class AAA
  Esperanza 61, Mastbaum 48: Hyking Brisbon mixed 13 points with 20 rebounds. Briheim Anthony (20) dished six assists. 'Baum's best were Andre Bryant (22) and Rhasheed Camp (16).
  Dobbins 67, New Foundations 47: Devante Laws tallied 13 of his 17 points in a 41-23 first half. Andre Cannedy also finished with 17 points and Tyron Roberson logged 12 apiece of points/boards. NF, a first-year Pub member, received 16 points from Keith Blassingale.
  Eng. and Science 50, West Phila. 48: The last two of Eric Lewis' 17 points won it with 4.4 seconds remaining. Jon Hall (14) and Hanif Taylor (nine) were the rebound leaders. Lavelle Harper (19) paced West.
  Franklin LC 60, Mastery North 59: After working hard to secure a home game, MN was betrayed by its roof. Leaking caused a site switch to FLC's home court and the Bobcats used that familiarity to go 13-for-13 at the line in the last quarter. Karon Snead had 21 points. Eli Alvin (22) led MN.
Class AA
  Roxborough 67, Masterman 47: Tyere Marshall, a 6-8 junior playing his first season of competitive hoops, contributed 17 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks. Tony Brown added 15 points. Freshmen Liam Shanahan (19) and Jesse Turkson (16, same number of rebounds) led Masterman.
  Sayre 80, World Comm 54:  . . . Damir Boone (14) led WC.
  Audenried 63, Prep Charter 45: Devin Jacobs (21 total) and Malachi Thompson (14) combined for 19 points in a 29-12 fourth quarter. The leader for PC coach Rahim Washington was his son, Rahim (15).
  Freire 59, Maritime 47: Thomas Spruill (18) and Rashid Nixon (14) led Freire, which rolled to a 39-23 halftime lead. Zahir Stewart (14) and Devon Adams (13) paced Maritime.
FIRST ROUND
Class AAAA Quarterfinals

  King 56, Southern 52: Sammy Foreman, who played earlier at Haverford School and Vaux (closed in 2013), reached 1,000 career points on a third quarter trey. He ended the game with 15 and 1,005. Greg Bennett led the way with 19. Kahsiaan Kay (17) and Jamir Lomax (15) paced Southern.
  Washington 80, Olney 70: Charles Brown (24) drained six treys overall and posted 14 points in a 24-4 first quarter. Jerome Blume added 23 points and 13 rebounds. For Olney, which decided to play the game at the former Cardinal Dougherty (closed in 2010), Shakeem Stevens saved 25 of his 40 points (16-for-22 at line) for a 35-25 fourth quarter. Tyheim Monroe had 19 points, 12 rebounds.
  Central 63, Lincoln 47: Chris Bing (20 points) and Rafiq Johnson halved 20 boards and Gregory Holdsman notched 14 points. Akquil Harrington (15) led Lincoln.
  Frankford 66, Bartram 55: Aaron McFarlan packed 10 of his 21 points into an 18-10 third quarter. Bartram's leaders were Malik Smith (18) and Shawn Bailey (16).
Class AAA Quarterfinals
  Imhotep 70, Franklin LC 35: Basil Thompson, returning from a stretch of inactivity, scored 16 points. Help came from Deion Evans (14) and Sean Lloyd (10). Daron Russell and Jakwan Jones were credited with 10 and nine assists, respectively. Karon Snead (nine) came close to double digits for FLC.
  Phila. Elec. 80, Eng. and Science 40: Larenz Thurman contributed 18 points and 12 assists, James Suber added 15 points and 16 rebounds, and Devante Truitt (15 points) and Jihad Barnes halved 12 steals. Jon Hall (16) led E&S.
  Esperanza 58, Boys' Latin 55: Briheam Anthony hit five triples and went 7-for-8 at the line en route to 26 points. Hyking Brisbon added 15 points, 13 boards and three blocks while Robert Edwards clutched 12 caroms. Pasquale Dimascio (14) was best for BL in points while Jamar Brisbon managed 11 boards, five assists.
  Gratz 59, Dobbins 56: The Bulldogs survived against their North Philly rival as Tahir Wharton connected on a late trey. Malik Tyndale scored 14 points. Andre Cannedy posted 16 points for Dobbins.
Class AA Quarterfinals
  Constitution 69, Freire 49: Ahmad Gilbert and Chad Andrews offered matching 15-point efforts. Ditto for Freire's Thomas Spruill.
  Del-Val 64, Audenried 60: DaShon Giddings was golden with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Shahid Adams (14) and Darius Wallace (13) also reached double figures. Devon Jacobs (22) paced Audenried.
  Future 63, Roxborough 52: Junior Dominick Morales was perfect at the line (13-for-13) while pouring in 30 points and raising his career total to exactly 1,000. Tony Brown (14), Tyere Marshall (13) and Romello Brown (12) were Boro's best.
  Palumbo 61, Sayre 59: Anwar Epps, who also notched six assists and five steals, saved 17 of his 32 points for a 19-13 fourth quarter. Shafi Meachum (13) helped out. Richard Burton hustled for 23 Sayre points.
Class A Quarterfinals
  Math/Civics/Sciences 100, GAMP 21: Samir Doughty (24), Lou Myers (23) and Mike Watkins (16) led the way as the Mighty Elephants crushed the Pub and city postseason record for victory margin (79). It had stood at 63 since 1992, when Gratz thumped GAMP, 88-25, in the round of 16. Doughty added eight apiece of rebounds/assists. Watkins had 12 boards, seven blocks. GAMP's Jeff Williford (12), who missed five games with an injury, finished his career with 954 points.
  New Media 75, Parkway West 42: Devin Bullock totaled 18 points and 10 assists while John Fieffe swept 15 rebounds. Tyquill McFadden added 15 points. PW placed no one in double figures.
  Robeson 83, Palmer 67: Leron Epps (30) and Jihaad Fluellen (20) were the dominant scorers while Malik Harris-King mixed 12 points with 10 boards and six rejections. Marvin Bell (20) and Demetruis White (19) provided Palmer's one-two punch.
  Sankofa 57, Straw. Mansion 56: Luis Martinez scored nine of his 13 points in a 24-17 third quarter and Anthony Wright-Downing (27) made big plays in a stretch run that that mostly featured free throws. Sakwon Ali-Epps secured the game's final rebound by diving onto the floor. Raekwon Dial and Derrick Gant halved 36 points for Mansion, which was without the services of starter Quadir Norman (house destroyed by fire the previous night).
ROUND OF 16
Class AAAA Semifinals

  King 65, Frankford 59: Jabri McCall posted 17 points and received big help from Greg Bennett (15, five rebounds, five steals), Sammy Foreman (12) and Tyheem Harmon (seven assists, six steals). After scoring two points in the previous round, Frankford's Ladji Fofana exploded for 29.
  Central 68, Washington 55: Kahlil Williams wolfed down some hellacious dunks en route to 21 pints while Chris Bing mixed 17 points with 14 rebounds. Rafiq Johnson posted 10 apiece of points/boards. Jerome Blume and James Cottrell halved 26 markers for Washington, which had to go without its top player (academic ineligibility). Asante "Redz" Ali distributed seven assists.
Class AAA Semifinals
  Imhotep 78, Gratz 52: Jakwan Jones (17), Daron Russell (13), Dymir Logan (12), Sean Lloyd and Deion Evans (10 apiece) scored in double figures as the Panthers maintained control throughout. Logan bagged nine rebounds and Jones dealt eight assists. Malik Tyndale (21) topped Gratz.
  Phila. Elec. 66, Esperanza 29: Devante Truitt paced the romp with 19 points and four steals. Anthony Harris added 15 points while James Suber (eight rebounds) and Larenz Thurman (seven assists) were efficient in other categories. Hyking Brisbon managed nine points for the Toros.
Class AA Semifinals
  Constitution 75, Palumbo 58: Kimar Williams shoehorned 12 of his 22 points into a 23-11 second quarter. Ahmad Gilbert and Floyd Preito added 11 apiece. Anwar Epps (27) powered Palumbo.
  Del-Val 58, Future 48: Dominick Morales, the Pub's leading scorer, poured in 25 points, but Del-Val got by with balance -- Shahid Adams (16), DaShon Giddings (14), Clayton "CJ" Wolfe (12). Giddings added 14 rebounds and Adams posted six points in a 17-7 third quarter.
Class A Semifinals
  Math/Civics/Sciences 65, Sankofa 45: Mike Watkins settled for six points, but it's doubtful he cared because of his dominance -- 14 rebounds, eight blocks -- in other areas. Samir Doughty had 22 points. Luis Martinez (23) and Anthony Wright-Downing (10) led 'Kofa.
  New Media 66, Robeson 65: Due in part to nine missed free throws and a cramp that sidelined star point guard Devin Bullock (19 points), NM dropped the last quarter, 24-13. But the Jaguars survived when Bullock returned with 48.2 remaining and hit a free throw at 10.8. John Fieffe mixed 16 points, 12 boards and five assists while Tyquill McFadden played lockdown D. Jihaad Fluellen (19) and Maurice Smith (16) paced Robeson, which missed two last shots.
QUARTERFINALS
Class AAAA Final
  King 50, Central 48:
At Franklin, Sammy Foreman bagged 12 points and four assists as the Cougars captured the win in a game that was tight throughout. Jahmir Taylor added eight points, 14 rebounds and three blocks. For Central, which killed its hopes by going 5-for-12 at the line, Chris Bing (14) and Gregory Holdsman (10) scored in double digits while the former claimed nine boards.
Class AAA Final
  Phila. Elec. 53, Imhotep 48:
At Southern, Devante Truitt racked up all 12 of his points in a 36-22 second half as the Chargers prevented 'Tep from advancing to the semis for the fifth time in six years. James Suber offered a dozen apiece of points/boards and Anthony Harris had 10 points. No one scored in double figures for the Panthers, but Basil Thompson swept 16 rebounds.
Class AA Final
  Constitution 79, Del-Val 75: At Southern, Floyd Preito (17), Ahmad Gilbert, Kimar Williams (15 apiece) and Raheem Liggins (12) reached double figures, Gilbert/Liggins halved 14 rebounds, Preito/Akeem King halved eight assists and Haneef Vaughn scrambled for five steals. With 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Clayton "CJ" Wolfe paced the Warriors. Shahid Adams (16) and DaShon Giddings (13, nine boards) helped out.
Class A Final
  Math/Civics/Sciences 64, New Media 49: The Mighty Elephants established command in an 18-10 first quarter and wound up placing three guys (Samir Doughty 17, Tyrese Hester 14, Terquin Mott 12) in double figures. Mott added 10 boards. For NM, Jirveese Thomas contributed 15 points and 14 rebounds while John Fieffe (13, eight) was in the neighborhood.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at Southern
  King 75, Math/Civics/Sciences 56: Sammy Foreman scurried for 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Cougars used a 42-29 second half to earn a spot in the championship game for the first time in 38 seasons of PL membership. Fellow guard Jabri McCall was also vital, thanks to 17 points and five assists. Gregory Bennett (16) and Chase Rodgers (12) helped with points and Jahmir Taylor snatched 11 boards. Samir Doughty racked up 24 points for MC&S before fouling out (maybe) with 3:15 left. The official scorer had him for five personals. Three others right at the table had him for four.
  Constitution 69, Phila. Elec. 65: Floyd Preito nailed two treys en route to 19 points while Ahmad Gilbert added 15 points and 14 boards. The game got close down the stretch, in part, because the Generals were iffy at the foul line (16-for-32 total). Devante Truitt (22), Anthony Harris (15) and James Suber (14) topped the Chargers in points and the rebound leaders were Suber (13)/Truitt (10). With 9.9 left and the spread at two, ConHigh missed two free throws. After the second flub, the ball bounced all the way to the right corner and was rebounded by Haneef Vaughn. He passed to Raheem Liggins and his two charities ended it. Just as in 2012, two teams with losing league records failed to advance to the final. Lincoln's 1952 team (5-4) remained the Pub's worst finalist percentagewise. Franklin's '65 squad (9-5) owned the most losses.

2015
PRELIMINARY PLAYOFFS
Class AAAA
  Kensington 69, Overbrook 60: In a 21-10 third quarter, Charles Smith (20 points, nine steals) scored every point in an 8-0 run. Jerrell Richardson (21) drained six treys. Kendale Brisbon claimed 10 rebounds. Gary Hawes (26) and Daevon Ravenell (14) powered 'Brook.
  Northeast 103, Edison 73: Deshaun Brown (27) and Tyriq Wilson (20) led five double-figure scorers while Darren Baggett scrambled for 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists. After scoring two points in the Vikings' final regular season game, wildly popular senior manager Glenn Shapley (cerebral palsy) again was in uniform and contributed five points, including a trey. Montrell Gilliam (22), Robert Sample (19) and Nahjair Corey (16) topped the Owls.
Class AAA
 
Southern 63, Swenson 48: Casey Williams offered 12 apiece of points/rebounds while getting scoring help from Kahsiaan Kay (14) and La'Trelle Wilson (13). Alex Rodriguez (15) paced Swenson.
  Boys' Latin 58, Mastbaum 46: Leo Gardner, Jelani Mauge and Umar Saaba thirded 36 points and Cameron Gardner-Nicholson notched six rejections. Anton Smith (18) led Mastbaum.
  Sayre 56, Future 32: Brandon White mixed 17 points with six steals, Antwan James had 15 points and six rebounds, Qudir Croston posted eight rebounds, four blocks, and Tymair Johnson dished 12 assists. Dominick Morales and Shawn Morrison halved 20 points for Future.
  Franklin 55, Eng. and Science 36: Isaiah Wilmore notched a four-point play en route to 26 while Michael Kane (seven) and Omar Young-Jordan combined for 13 blocks. E&S' Shaquan Frazier and Keinan Oxner (four treys) halved 26 points.
Class AA
 
Tacony 66, World Comm. 62: In a 9-0 run to open the third quarter, Justin Steers (12) scored the first six points and Joe Purnell buried a trey. Tyler Taliaferro (11), Justin Johnson and Ervin Merrone (10 apiece) also reached double digits for this first-year Pub member. The game, played at Tacony's middle school building, started at 6 o'clock. Nehemiah Hodges (26) was hot for WC.
  Masterman 58, Elverson 43: Liam Shanahan whirlwinded to 28 points, seven rebounds, four assists and six steals. Shafi Muhammad (23) led Elverson.
Class A
  None
FIRST ROUND PLAYOFFS
Class AAAA
  King 88, Northeast 50:
Jabri McCall (15) led five Cougars with double digits. Chase Rodgers complemented 12 points with 14 rebounds. Northeast's leader was Deshan Brown (20).
  Bartram 39, Central 36: The teams managed just three points apiece in the fourth quarter. Bartram's came on a trey by Martin Fischer with 1:57 left; it provided the lead for good. Central's Kahlil Williams reached 10 points, concluding his career with 980.
  Frankford 74, Gratz 65: With 29 points and 10 assists, Quadire Truesdale was quite the force. Demetruis White was 8-for-10 from the line en route to 23 points. Tahir Wharton (19) topped Gratz.
  Washington 72, Kensington 51: Charles Brown (24) went 8-for-8 at the line. Elmange Watson (17) and Asante Ali (16) lent assistance. Kensington's leader was Jerrell Richardson (18).
Class AAA
  Imhotep 67, Sayre 47:
Daron Russell led the way with 19 points, five assists. Antwan James (17) and Brandon White (14) topped Sayre's four scorers.
  Boys' Latin 62, West Phila. 50: Leo Gardner saved 15 of his 20 points for a 36-29 second half. Lavelle Harper and Jabbar Shy halved 22 markers for West.
  Southern 73, Phila. Elec. 72 (two OTs): Casey Williams handed the Rams the win by hitting the second of two free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining. Kahsiaan Kay (20) and La'Trelle Wilson (17) were best in the point parade while Isaiah Tyler grabbed 11 rebounds. PE was paced by Jihad Barnes (20) and Devonta Peterie (19).
  Del-Val 57, Franklin 42: Dymir Logan (12) finished first among six Warriors with six to 12 points. Semaj Motley dealt 10 assists. Dashaun Johnson (18) topped Franklin.
Class AA
  Audenried 97, Masterman 56:
Devon Jacobs paced a 25-14 first quarter with 11 of his 28 points. Jesse Turkson (25) and Liam Shanahan (18) led Masterman.
  Mastery North 63, Roxborough 40: Daequon Plowden hustled for 10 points and 12 rebounds. Koby Thomas (15, nine) provided help. Jovan Hammond (19) was tops for Roxborough.
  Parkway CC 69, Straw. Mansion 64: Cole Ruley (21), Jemal Sheppard (13) and Hyzeem Banks (12) reached double figures as this first-year Pub member enjoyed claiming a victory. Quadir Norman (23) powered Mansion.
  Freire 61, Tacony 44: Calil Moultrie added four assists to 20 points, Elijah Elam scored 16 points and Lavon Edwards seized 13 rebounds. Justin Johnson (14) led Tacony.
Class A
  Constitution 44, Parkway West 11:
Though it never pressed/trapped and used its starters for only four to eight minutes, Constitution held PW to the lowest point total in city playoff history. In the second of three games to decide the 1933 Pub championship, Northeast lost to Southern, 18-13. Ahmad Gilbert scored 18 points. Nasir Madison, Donald Rollerson and Anthony Tucker posted three apiece for PW. Manny Wortham settled for two.
  Sankofa 63, Motivation 56: Naseem Brown (22) got help from Nasir Johnson (10, seven rebounds, three steals) and Stephon Brant (seven boards, three assists). Nazir Gossette (15) led Motivation.
  Robeson 84, New Media 67: D.J. French sniped 14-for-16 en route to 31 points while adding seven assists and six steals. For NM, which was missing four rotation members due to academic ineligibility, Jirveese Thomas totaled 20 points. Donte Govan and varsity newcomer Marquis Vanlandingham halved 36.
  Math/Civics/Sciences 62, KIPP DuBois 55: The 23-13 fourth quarter was paced by Samir Doughty (10 of 18) and Donovan Barnes (six of 15). Jahmaris Jefferson (22) topped KD.
ROUND OF 16
Class AAAA
  King 66, Bartram 41:
The Cougars were paced by frontcourters Tyere Marshall (16 points, 10 rebounds) and Chase Rodgers (10 of each) along with floor leader Sammy Foreman (12, eight assists). Cameron Arrington (14) was best for Bartram.
  Washington 78, Frankford 63: Elmange Watson (31) drained five treys and the Eagles dominated the second half, 54-32. Demetruis White (29, 999 for career) and Quadire Truesdale (13) led the Pioneers.
Class AAA
  Imhotep 57, Boys' Latin 39:
DeAnte Robinson, back from a stretch of inactivity, banged for 10 points and 17 rebounds, Daron Russell had 15 points and eight steals were halved by Russell/Khalief Tinley. Only Jelani Mauge scored in double figures (11) for BL.
  Del-Val 61, Southern 50: DaShon Giddings totaled 23 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and three blocks while Semaj Motley (five assists, four steals) saved eight of his 16 points for a 20-10 fourth quarter. His steal/layup created a five-point lead with 1:02 left. Football quarterback Kahssian Kay (25, five treys) keyed the Rams points-wise while Ahmad Wimbush (nine) and Casey Williams (eight) helped on the boards.
Class AA
  Audenried 89, Mastery North 71:
Devon Jacobs (24, 13 rebounds), Niseem Wright (19), Nyseem Smith (15, nine assists, three steals), Eddie Lewis (12) and Jamir Carr (10) scored in double figures for the Rockets. Eli Alvin (22) was MN's leader.
  Freire 55, Parkway CC 47: Elijah Elam notched nine of his 14 points in a 15-7 third quarter. Calil Moultrie added 14 points. Cole Ruley popped in 27 points for PCC.
Class A
  Constitution 78, Sankofa 49:
Kimar Williams packed 16 of his 24 points into a 36-17 first half. Ahmad Gilbert (16) and Chad Andrews-Fulton (15) also had big moments. For Sankofa, Stephon Brant and Verland Wayns, whose brother, Maalik, starred at Roman/Villanova and reached the NBA, halved 24 points.
  Math/Civics/Sciences 97, Robeson 88: Samir Doughty paced the easy win with 32 points and 10 rebounds. Keith Griffin (20) and Donovan Barnes (17) helped. The top Huskies were Willie Grant (26) and D.J. French (15, six assists, 10 steals).
QUARTERFINALS
Doubleheader at Franklin
Class AAAA
  King 59, Washington 46:
Sammy Foreman tallied 17 points and seven steals and used hard drives to force Washington star Charles Brown into foul trouble. Jabri McCall also scored 17 points while sniping 3-for-4 on treys. Tyere Marshall added eight points, 10 rebounds. The Cougars won the second half by 14 points. For Washington, Elmange Watson and Quadere Allen halved 22 points and Jerome Blume snagged seven boards.
Class AAA
  Imhotep 52, Del-Val 42:
DeAnte Robinson (11 rebounds, two blocks) and Daron Russell offered 13 points apiece for 'Tep, which won the first three quarters by 41-28. Semaj Motley (15), Jermaine Lucas (12) and DaShon Giddings (10, 10 rebounds, three blocks) were D-V's leaders.
Doubleheader at Northeast
Class AA
  Audenried 70, Freire 61:
Devon Jacobs (24) and Niseem Wright (18) were the scoring leaders for the Rockets, who used a 23-15 third quarter to seize control and make their first quarterfinal appearance a happy occasion. Elijah Elam (18) and Calvin Moultrie (17) topped Freire.
Class A
  Constitution 66, Math/Civics/Sciences 59: After sweeping MC&S in the regular season, the Generals trailed by five with a shade under four minutes remaining. Better defense then produced multiple turnovers. Ahmad "J.R." Gilbert recorded 15 points, 12 rebounds and three apiece of steals/blocks. Kimar Williams (16) and Haneef Vaughn (15) also reached double figures and the latter's dedication to D helped to keep the Mighty Elephants' franchise, Samir Doughty, from going wild (15, also eight boards and four steals). Donovan Barnes and Keith Griffin halved 28 points.
SEMIFINALS
Doubleheader at Southern
  Imhotep 61, King 56: Daron Russell jammed 11 of his 24 points into a 23-19 fourth quarter while Devin Liggeons notched 13 of his 15 in a 40-32 second half. DeAnte Robinson claimed eight rebounds. Sammy Foreman starred for King by recording 20 points and four assists.
  Constitution 70, Audenried 57: These semis featured the champs from all four classifications, but shortly beforehand Pub officials realized Audenried was actually a Class AAA school, not AA. The Rockets were allowed to participate, however, and Constitution cut them a break by missing 19 free throws and committing 20 turnovers. Nevertheless, the Generals triumphed behind Kimar Williams (20, three steals), Chad Andrews-Fulton (14, 15 rebounds, four blocks) and Ahmad "J.R." Gilbert (10, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals). Niseem Wright led 'Ried with 19 points.