PL State Playoff Recaps
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2005
CLASS AAA
First Round
At Germantown
   Phoenixville 83, Bok 71: The Wildcats were outrebounded, 42-27, and played poor interior defense as Phoenixville raced to a 45-26 halftime lead and eventually rolled to a 28-point pad. Playing on a severely sprained ankle, Marquise Salley had to settle for 18 points. His 17-foot, left-wing jumper with 6:22 left in the first quarter were the first points ever scored by a Pub player in a boys' state playoff. Fifty-two seconds into the game, reaching for a rebound, Bok's David Lorn had inadvertantly deflected the ball into Phoenixville's basket. Lorn scored no points of his own (0-for-4 floor; no free-throw attempts), but did grab seven rebounds.

CLASS AAAA
First Round
Doubleheader at Wissahickon
   Plymouth-Whitemarsh 71, Gratz 64: Malik Alvin went 4-for-6 on treys en route to 22 points, but Gratz was doomed by an 11-0  Colonials' run that started the third quarter and made the score 41-27. Syheem Perkins scored all 12 of his points in the second half. Ameer Ali had nine points and as many rebounds.
   Cheltenham 69, University City 51: The Jaguars struggled throughout. Tim Barlow (13), Ervin Jordan (11) and Anthony Morrison (10) reached double figures.
Doubleheader at Community College of Phila.
   Central 57, Chambersburg 56: Lamar Williams hit an 18-foot corner jumper with 0:06 remaining and Chambersburg missed a late layup. Only four Lancers scored and all reached double figures. Scott Rodgers (18) led the way, followed by Kenny St. George (14), Andre Woodlin (13) and Williams (12).
   Frankford 69, Truman 60: Lewis Leonard (12 rebounds) and Alfred Thomas scored 14 points apiece while Kenny Spotwood mixed 13 points, 10 boards and four assists. Ryan Smith dealt six assists.
Second Round
At Norristown
   Plymouth-Whitemarsh 53, Central 51: Thomas Young, a former Central student, converted a reverse layup off an alley-oop pass with 1.7 seconds remaining, completing a 23-point, 14-rebound showing. Scott Rodgers, honored by the Markward Club earlier in the day as the city's top senior, led Central with 25 points, finalizing his career total at 1,259. The Lancers (26-3) took a 49-46 lead on the strength of a 15-5 run. It was capped by six quick points from Rodgers (four) and Rashiid Coleman.
At Gov. Mifflin Intermediate School, Shillington
   Whitehall 62, Frankford 40: Only Lewis Leonard (22) reached double digits for the Pioneers.
CLASS AA
First Round
At Community College of Phila.
   Prep Charter 49, Mahanoy Area 39: The Huskies won the third quarter, 15-2, and placed only Rodney Green (15) in double figures.
At Upper Moreland
   Lower Moreland 42, Eng. and Science 37: Only Andre Murphy (13) scored in double figures for E&S, which trailed by 34-18 after three quarters.
At Hersheypark Arena
   Milton Hershey 53, Franklin LC 29: Malcolm Eleby managed to score 11 points for the Bobcats.
Second Round
At Coatesville
   York Catholic 45, Prep Charter 43: The Huskies were eliminated when Garrett Brown, off an offensive rebound, hit a pair of free throws with 1.6 seconds left. Rodney Green had 12 points, 11 rebounds and three steals and Markieff Morris grabbed 16 of PC's 45 rebounds. YC had just 15.

2006
CLASS AAA
First Round
At Franklin
   Comm. Tech 67, U. Moreland 47: Subs Shyheem Satchell (15, 10 rebounds) and Najee Edwards (10, four assists) were among five starters in double figures for the Phoenix, who notched 21 assists on 29 field goals and won the second half, 39-26. Andrew "Scootie" Randall had 16 points and eight rebounds. Shawn Francis (11, seven boards) and Jernardo "Jay" Lucas (10, eight assists) also reached doubles.
Second Round
At Parkland
 
Comm. Tech 63, Crestwood 52: The Phoenix used balance and unselfishness (18 assists on 23 field goals) to become the first Pub/Dist. 12 team to advance to the third round. Shyheem Satchell made all of his shots en route to 14 points, Leonard Jackson mixed 13 points and four assists and Andrew "Scootie" Randall had 11 points, 10 boards. CT scored the game's final seven points.
Third Round
At Ridley
 
Comm. Tech 59, Oxford 53: Shawn Francis made a strong attempt to break whatever the world record is for most stats accumulated by someone without a point. He had nine rebounds, six assists and five steals, but lost his scoring goose egg by going 4-for-4 at the line in the final 2:20. Jernardo "Jay" Lucas hit three early treys and finished 9-for-13 for 24 points. Andrew "Scootie" Randall
had nine points, eight boards, two assists, four steals and three blocks.
Eastern Final
At Reading
  Comm. Tech 66, West Perry 60: Shawn Francis scored four quick points -- ironic, huh? -- and finished with 17 as the first-year Phoenix became the first Pub team to qualify for a state final. He was especially heroic down the stretch, canning follows for leads of 55-53 and 57-55 and then forcing a favorable jump ball after Leonard Jackson missed the second of two free throws. CT spread the floor, then Francis back-doored down the lane and made a layup on pass from Jernardo "Jay" Lucas (four assists). Francis also had 10 rebounds. Lance McDowell, who'd missed the Oxford game with a stomach virus, posted five of his 10 points and three of his five rebounds in the fourth quarter. Andrew "Scootie" Randall had eight points, 10 boards and six blocks. WP's franchise, 6-10 UMBC signee Justin Fry, scored 24 points before fouling out with 3:52 left and his team up, 53-52. This game featured two big runs -- 18-4 by CT for a 42-30 lead and 17-3 by WP for a 47-45 lead. CT missed 12 of 24 fourth quarter free throws.
State Final
At Hershey's Giant Center
  Franklin 74, Comm. Tech 63: The Phoenix looked listless while falling behind early. Probably not surprising since it had NO fans on hand until 2 1/2 minutes remained in the half due to the latest example of the School District's transportation incompetence. The last bus arrived in the fourth quarter. Jernardo "Jay" Lucas had 20 points and five assists while soph Andrew "Scootie" Randall posted 17 points, 10 boards and three blocks.
CLASS AAAA
First Round
At Germantown
 
Lancaster McCaskey 55, Gratz 53: The Pub champ fell on a last-second shot. Soph Velton Jones totaled 18 points off the bench and hit two late free throws to tie. Karl Howard mixed 12 points and four steals and guard Malik Alvin was the Bulldog's leading rebounder, with eight.
At Franklin
 
Univ. City 56, Pennsbury 46: Kenny Moore paced a rally from a 26-19 halftime deficit by collecting 13 of his 15 points and six of his seven rebounds. He had six points in a 12-4 run to open the third quarter. Aaron Stephens also sparkled in the second half, posting nine of his 14 points, four of his six assists and three of his four steals.
At Council Rock South
 
Cheltenham 72, Southern 58: Ramone Moore (24) and Jason Sabb (22) topped Southern.
At Spring-Ford
 
Lower Merion 77, Edison 53: As he was all season, soph George Baker was Edison's headliner with 18 points, seven steals.
CLASS AA
First Round
At Franklin
 
Imhotep 52, Schuylkill Haven 40: Jermaine Washington had nine of his 11 points and four of his five assists in a 34-27 second half. Curtis Jackson added 14 points. Tamir Johnson bagged nine points, seven boards and six blocks while Kashief Edwards grabbed seven of his 12 boards in a 20-13 fourth quarter.
At Spring-Ford
 
Eng. and Science 59, Pottstown St. Pius X 43:
Jaret Richardson shot 7-for-8 (floor) and 8-for-8 (line) en route to 22 points while adding three assists, five steals. Glenn Dickerson (15 points) and Sandy Tanner (eight assists) helped out.
At Gov. Mifflin Middle School, Shillington
 
Prep Charter 49, Reading Central Catholic 44: Rodney Green scored 17 points and Markieff Morris hit a clinching free throw.
Second Round
At Garden Spot
 
Trinity 59, Imhotep 55: Curtis Jackson (14) and Kevin Burwell (13) reached double figures for the Panthers.
At Coatesville
 
York Catholic 59, Eng. and Science 43: As E&S purposely hacked and hacked much more, YC shot 20-for-28 at the line in the fourth quarter and never did take a shot from the floor. Jaret Richardson scored 13 points and Andre Murphy claimed eight boards. YC led at halftime, 16-12, though it owned just two rebounds.
At William Allen
 
Prep Charter 61, Southern Columbia 49: Rodney Green led the way with 15 points.
Third Round
At Geigle Complex, Reading
 
Prep Charter 77, Trinity 60: The snappy-passing Huskies bagged assists on all nine field goals en route to a 20-12 lead and mostly wound up coasting. Rodney Green (19) and Markieff Morris (18) wolfed down two dunks apiece and Josh "Scrap" Martin mixed 13 points, eight assists.
Eastern Final
At Geigle Complex, Reading
 
Prep Charter 56, York Catholic 53: The Huskies trailed, 43-40, with 6:09 left in the third quarter and lost franchise Rodney Green (15) to fouls with 28.4 seconds left in the same session. Spectacular defense by Kevin Radford held YC star Jake Iati (24) to no field goals over the final 14 minutes and just two points in the fourth quarter. He also had two treys en route to eight points. With 26.6 left, Markieff Morris missed a one-and-one and his twin, Marcus, rebounded. He converted a double-bonus for a 56-53 lead. YC called time at 12.6 and a lesser light missed a trey after Radford's defense forced Iati to pass the ball.
State Final
At Hershey's Giant Center
 
Prep Charter 82, Beaver Falls 51: PC roared to victory, becoming the first Pub team to win a state final, on the strength of a 55-22 second half. Green
missed his first post-intermission shot, a free throw, but then went 7-for-7 and 4-for-4 for 18 of his 25 points. Doug Davis, who saved 16 of his 25 points for the second half, completed a run of sniping perfection (9-for-9, 3-for-3 on treys, 4-for-4 line) that commenced after he started the game 0-for-4 from the floor. Markieff Morris had 10 points (four dunks), nine rebounds and three apiece of assists and blocks. Marcus managed eight points, 10 boards, eight assists and four blocks. Josh "Scrap" Martin dished five assists.

2007
CLASS A
Play-In Game
At Northern York
 
Camp Hill 64, Robeson 55: The Lions claimed a 34-30 lead by sinking four straight techs and maintained it the rest of the way. Dom Owens (14) and Dom Medlock (10) reached double figures for Robeson. Daniel Mack (11) and Owens (10) led in rebounds. Four of the Huskies' 10 players were freshmen.
First Round
At Southern
 
Freire 61, Pottsville Nativity 31: Thanks to seven steals, the Dragons roared to a 16-2 start and completed the rout by pitching a fourth quarter shutout (11-0). Jarrod Denard totaled 20 points, four assists and seven steals. Frosh Octavious Booker added 15 points and 12 rebounds and Antoine "Blueberry" Singleton hustled for seven assists, five steals. Freire racked up 19 steals in all.
Second Round
At Norristown
 
Reading Central Catholic 54, Freire 45: One RCC player sank four early threes and later, against a box-and-one, three others combined for five. The overall field goal total was 10 treys, eight regulars. For Freire, which was able to look confidently ahead thanks to a nine-man roster featuring all underclassmen, Jarrod Denard scored 17 points and Octavious Booker grabbed 13 rebounds.
CLASS AAA
First Round
At Southern
 
Greencastle-Antrim 68, Franklin LC 59: The District 12 champ suffered the indignity of falling to the No. 5 seed from District 3. Malcolm Eleby finished his career with 23 points (1,556), nine rebounds, six assists and four steals. Kyle Sawyer and Denzel Yard scored 11 points apiece. A six-point play -- two treys by the same player, surrounding an off-the-ball foul that enabled G-A to retain possession -- dropped FLC into a 50-39 hole with 6:19 left. The Bobcats moved within 61-59 at 1:41 before fading.
At Chambersburg
 
Mercersburg James Buchanan 60, Communications Tech 58: The Phoenix was victimized by a buzzer-beating layup after forging a tie on its own layup (by Najee Edwards) with seven seconds left. Edwards (17) and junior Andrew "Scootie" Randall (13, 1,057 career) scored in double figures for CT.

CLASS AAAA
First Round
At Northeast
 
Gratz 82, Upper Darby 73: The Pub's proudest program finally broke through in a state playoff. The Bulldogs beat the quite small visitors at their own game, swooshing to a 26-10 lead after one quarter. Josh "Scrap" Martin shot 7-for-10 and 11-for-12 for 25 points, collected five apiece of assists and steals and even claimed seven rebounds.
Four of his five assists came while Gratz was setting the first quarter tone. Ishmawiyl McFadden posted six rebounds and four blocks and scored 18 points while shooting 8-for-11 from the floor. Tommie "T.J." Sykes totaled 14 points (6-for-9) and nine boards. Charles White collected 11 points and eight assists (five in the third quarter).
At Central Dauphin East
  Southern 72, Cumberland Valley 53: Before a turnaway crowd, Temple-bound Ramone Moore shot 13-for-19 en route to 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Anthony "Crip" Reese mixed five assists, six steals and even eight rebounds. His twin, Antoine (13), and Robert "Jay" McKee (10) also scored in double figures.
At Northeast
  Pennsbury 56, Frankford 50: In a wickedly hot and overcrowded gym (there was no concession stand) filled mostly with Pennsbury loyalists, only a late burst by Frankford made this one seem close. Senior swingman Kenny Spotwood used an 18-point effort to finalize his career total at 1,005; he added eight rebounds. The basket that raised the number to 1,001 drew Frankford within 35-29. The Falcons scored the next nine points. Antwaine Brown grabbed seven boards. J.C. Montgomery and Malik Tinsley notched three blocks apiece.
At William Tennent
  Plymouth-Whitemarsh 56, Edison 44: George Baker (16) and Daniel Johnson (14) reached double figures for Edison. Baker, a junior guard and the city's leading career scorer among current underclassmen (1,101), added five steals. Johnson had seven rebounds, three steals.
Second Round
At Coatesville
  Gratz 67, Penn Manor 46: Ishmawiyl McFadden scored eight of his 23 points in a 19-10 second quarter to help the Bulldogs establish command and become the first PL AAAA team to advance to a quarterfinal. Tommie "T.J." Sykes (14) and Alibaba Odd (13) also scored in double figures while Josh "Scrap" Martin dished four assists.
At Norristown
  Chester 70, Southern 55: The Rams were sabotaged by a 20-6 third quarter, during which they committed 12 turnovers. Also, for the game Chester claimed triple their number of rebounds (51-17). Ramone Moore, honored earlier in the day by the Markward Club as the PL's top senior, scored 23 of his 34 points in the first half.
Third Round
At Norristown
   Gratz 61, Lower Merion 58: After entering halftime scoreless, in part due to foul trouble, Tommie "T.J." Sykes roared to 18 points and tallied six in a row to leave behind a 55-55 tie. His final two came on a dunk; he added eight rebounds. Charles White, also shaking off foul trouble, scored 10 of his 13 points after intermission. Josh "Scrap" Martin added 11 points, three assists.
Semifinal
At Norristown
  Chester 67, Gratz 60: The Bulldogs claimed 10 more rebounds, 44 to 34, but mostly were done in by Karon Burton, who shot 5-for-11 on treys en route to 35 points. Gratz received balanced scoring from Ishmawiyl McFadden (16), Josh "Scrap" Martin and Charles White (15 apiece). Martin finished eight points short of 1,000 for his three-school career (also Dougherty, Prep Charter); he added nine assists and four steals.
CLASS AA
First Round
At Southern
  Prep Charter 46, Camp Hill Trinity 45: Marcus Morris collected 12 points and 13 rebounds. His twin, Markieff, added 11 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for the defending state champs, and hit a free throw to provide a four-point lead before Trinity drained a last-second trey. Parrish Grant added 11 points.
At Bethlehem Freedom
  Imhotep 62, Easton Notre Dame 38: Imhotep got a dunk from Kashief Edwards just 4 seconds into the game and swept to leads of 11-0 and 30-9. Edwards had 15 points, eight rebounds, three blocks. Jermaine Washington (12, five assists) and Tamir Johnson (10) helped the Panthers.
Second Round
At Norristown
  Prep Charter 56, Lower Moreland 44: The Huskies started slowly (14-5) deficit, but eventually prevailed thanks to Marcus Morris (16 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks) and his twin, Markieff (12, nine, two).
At Bethlehem Freedom
  Imhotep 66, Wilkes-Barre GAR 34: The Panthers stormed out of the gate and maintained that mind-set throughout. Kashief Edwards led the way in points (17), rebounds (12) and blocks (four) while Tamir Johnson added 16 points and seven boards and was especially effective in the tone-setting first quarter rush.
Third Round
At Reading's Geigle Complex
  Prep Charter 65, York Catholic 57: PC conquered the challenging task of having to face a team nicknamed Fighting Irish on St. Patrick's Day. Jesse Morgan nailed five consecutive second half shots (two treys included) en route to a 16-point outing while the Morris twins were steady throughout. Marcus totaled 23 points and 11 rebounds while Markieff hustled for 18 points, 13 boards, two assists, five steals and four blocks. Staunch defense by Kevin Radford helped to force YC star Jake Iati into misses on seven of his last nine shots. Radford also went 5-for-6 at the line in the waning moments (for his only points).
At Bethlehem Freedom
  Imhotep 70, Wilkes-Barre Bishop Hoban 52: The Argents entered 30-0 and jumped to an 8-0 lead. Imhotep was still reeling from bus problems that kept it from starting warmups until 1 minute after the game was supposed to start. In time, the Panthers rolled. With nine field goals (two dunks), Kashief Edwards scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half while Will Adams (three, 14 points) and Jermaine Washington (two, 16) combined for five post-intermission treys. Hanif Nixon mixed 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Semifinal
At Ben Franklin
  Prep Charter 61, Imhotep 48: The Huskies delivered a third-strike blow to their Division C rivals thanks to mostly to the Morris twins. Markieff totaled 21 points, eight rebounds and three steals while Marcus contributed 15 points, six boards and four assists. Parrish Grant added nine points, four assists and solid ballhandling. For Imhotep, conquered by PC in the Division C finale and a Pub quarterfinal, Kashief Edwards mixed 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocks, and Tamir Johnson had nine points and eight rebounds.
Final
At Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center
  Prep Charter 68, Aliquippa 66: The Huskies, who committed 33 turnovers and ran out of timeouts with 5:31 left in the third quarter, roared back from a 14-point deficit in the final 3:51 to claim a second consecutive title. The Morris twins went the identical route in points and rebounds -- Markieff had 16 and 16; Marcus had 11 and 11. Marcus hit two free throws with six seconds left to give PC just its third lead of the game, then Aliquippa was called for traveling at 1.4. Kevin Radford sniped 4-for-5 on treys en route to 14 points and Parrish Grant had 13 points, four assists.

2008
CLASS A
Play-In Game
At Gov. Mifflin Intermediate School, Shillington
 
Math, Civics & Sciences 76, High Point Baptist 74 (OT): Point guard Franklin Harris totaled 24 points, eight assists and even seven rebounds, and accounted for 21 of the Elephants' 26 points from the fourth quarter on by scoring 12 and passing for nine more. Though he missed a late layup in OT, Andre Thomas was right there to follow for the winning field goal. The Mighty Elephants had to go without scoring whiz Jose Ortiz (knee surgery). Zaahir Smith added 15 points, nine rebounds and three steals. MC&S erased a 14-point, third quarter deficit in four minutes.
First Round
At Southern
  Freire 77, Roseto Pius X 57: The Dragons rolled to 14 of the first 16 points and mostly maintained control from there. Jarrod "G" Denard shot 9-for-14 en route to 21 points, Octavious Booker mixed 18 points and 11 boards and Antione "Blueberry" Singleton had nine points, seven assists, four steals.
At Martz Hall, Pottsville
  Math, Civics & Sciences 79, Williams Valley 64: The Mighty Elephants stormed to a 12-1 lead in the first 2:40 and led by as many as 20, at 31-11. Eric Johnson (24) and Zaahir Smith (23) led the assault.
Second Round
At Hersheypark Arena
  Freire 50, Scotland School 46: Jarrod "G" Denard scored 13 of his 20 points, including a buzzer-beating trey, in a 17-9 second quarter and Koron Reed finished with eight blocks. The Dragons trailed, 46-44, but then forced three turnovers and finished with a 6-0 rush.
At East Pennsboro
  Math, Civics & Sciences 67, Blossburg North Penn 64: Trying to extend a 26-game winning streak, NP roared back from a 13-point deficit in the final 2 1/2 minutes to create a tie at 64-64. MC&S went ahead on Chuck Brown's layup and then got a late free throw-steal combo from Zaahir Smith. Franklin Harris scored 23 points. Smith (13) and Eric Johnson (12) also reached double figures.
Quarterfinals
At High School of the Future
  Freire 79, Girard College 76: Jarrod "G" Denard, usually so reliable a shooter, missed his first 11 attempts as the Dragons fell into holes of 11-2, 18-6 and 40-31 (halftime). He nailed his first shot of the second half, a step-back baseline jumper, and then was off to the races, finishing with 25 points. Koron Reed, a transfer from GC, totaled 22 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks and was quite emotional afterward about his role in having ended his friends' season. Freire led, 76-63, when Denard fouled out with 1:44 left. GC roared within 76-73 before Abraham Bah converted a double-bonus.
At Spring-Ford
  Reading Central Catholic 63, Math, Civics and Sciences 57 (OT):
Zaahir Smith (15) and Franklin Harris (10) scored in double figures while Harris and Andre Thomas grabbed 11 and eight rebounds, respectively. The Mighty Elephants, who led by eight points with 5:30 left, missed a one-and-one at 0:15 that could have extended a one-point lead. RCC established early control in the extra session.
Semifinal
At Norristown
  Freire 50, Reading Central Catholic 41: Jarrod "G" Denard again did yeoman post-intermission work, pouring in 16 of his 19 points while missing just two of nine attempts. Antione "Blueberry" Singleton had three assists, six steals. The Dragons roared to a 17-2 lead.
Final
At Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center
  McKeesport Serra Catholic 67, Freire 66: Almost every team member shed tears, some for a long time, after the Dragons committed 11 turnovers in the final five minutes and coughed up a 12-point lead (60-48). Their only field goal in that span was a buzzer-beating three by Jarrod "G" Denard (12 points, seven assists, six steals). Octavious Booker powered for 18 points and 14 boards and received inside help from leaper Koron Reed (14, 11). Antione "Blueberry" Singleton had 12 points, six assists, five steals.
CLASS AA
First Round
At Southern
  Straw. Mansion 79, Columbia 71: Eddie Frazier hustled for 24 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks, Devon White added 18, 12 and four and Dwayne Davis scored 16 points as Mansion persevered. Columbia received 52 points and six treys apiece from Adam Pittman and Mike Seibert (five in fourth quarter).
At Parkland
  Imhotep 64, Northern Lehigh 61 (OT): The Panthers received a 19-point, 18-rebound performance from Rashad Savage and Miguel Bocachica knocked down a late trey to force OT. Will Adams totaled 15 points. Afterward, Imhotep's bus refused to budge from the parking lot and other transportation had to be summoned.
Second Round
At Gov. Mifflin Intermediate School, Shillington
 
Straw. Mansion 57, North Schuylkill 34: Eddie Frazier led a balanced effort with 14 points. Isaac Bradford and Dwayne Davis were close behind with 13 and 10.
At Hersheypark Arena
 
Imhotep 63, Hughesville 36: Lamar Trice mixed 12 points and eight assists while Will Adams (15), Rashad Savage (14) and Sam Prescott (11) also scored in double figures.
Quarterfinals
At Reading High's Geigle Complex
 
Straw. Mansion 71, Trinity 53: Dwayne Davis poured in 22 points (four treys) in a 36-19 first half and finished with 32. Eddie Frazier (12) and Devon White (11) also reached double figures.
At Bethlehem Freedom
 
Imhotep 61, Holy Cross 59: After allowing an uncontested follow with 5.9 seconds left, Imhotep prevented OT and earned the win as Lamar Trice (six assists) passed to Miguel Bocachica (14 points, four treys beforehand) for a buzzer-beating backdoor layup. Rashad Savage totaled 16 points (nine in the fourth quarter) and eight rebounds.
Semifinal
At Southern
 
Straw. Mansion 80, Imhotep 68: Mansion placed all five starters in double figures -- Dwayne Davis (24), Eddie Frazier and Isaac Bradford (16), Devon White (12), Darren Lawrence (10) -- while becoming the Pub's first "veteran" school (28 seasons) to reach a state final. White added 13 rebounds and did all of his scoring after Imhotep's lone inside force, Rashad Savage, picked up his third foul 3:30 into the third quarter. Will Adams drained four treys en route to 23 Panther points.
Final
At Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center
 
Jeannette 76, Straw. Mansion 72 (OT): Terrelle Pryor, widely considered the nation's No. 1 quarterback prospect at 6-6, 220, showed his basketball savvy by contributing 23 points, eight rebounds, five blocks and four apiece of assists and steals as Jeannette became a two-sport state champ. He also played successful defense early on Devon White and late on Dwayne Davis, who'd scored 19 of his 28 points in the first 2 1/2 quarters. Eddie Frazier had 16 points and 12 rebounds. White managed 12 boards as well. In regulation, Pryor missed two late free throws and a buzzer-beating flip but set the OT tone by blocking a semi-breakaway layup right off the tap.
CLASS AAA
First Round
At Southern
  Communications Tech 69, Lancaster Catholic 54: The Phoenix assured there would be no letdown, in the aftermath of a Pub title, by frolicking to a 32-8 halftime lead. Andrew "Scootie" Randall powered to 24 points and 14 rebounds and Chris Jones (3-for-4 on treys) scored 10 of his 13 points before intermission.
At Chambersburg
  Greencastle-Antrim 48, Franklin LC 47: The Bobcats left themselves vulnerable by shooting just 5-for-16 at the line, and they were done in by a buzzer-beater. They'd gone ahead on Jake Wasco's follow with 16.5 left; it was his only shot of the game. Denzel Yard (16) and Khalief Trawick (12) scored in double figures.
Second Round
At Norristown
  Communications Tech 60, Holy Ghost Prep 39: The Phoenix dominated from the start, rolling to leads of 8-0, 26-7 and 36-11 and forcing the Firebirds to shoot 10-for-35 through three quarters (46-23). Andrew "Scootie" Randall managed 16 points, 11 rebounds and three steals. Chris Jones added 13 points, two assists and two steals. Sub Shaquille Shannon had 12 points, five assists and four steals.
Quarterfinal
At Reading's Geigle Complex

  Susquehanna Township 57, Communications Tech 44: Temple-bound forward Andrew "Scootie" Randall concluded his career with a 14-point (1,735 total), 20-rebound effort. Shaquille Shannon drained four treys for 12 points, Chris Jones added nine points and Antonio "Gee" Monroe dealt five assists.
CLASS AAAA
First Round
At Southern
  Ridley 76, Frankford 38: The Pioneers fell behind early with star Malik Tinsley on the bench due to foul trouble, and were never in it. Khayree Brown managed 12 points, 10 rebounds.
At Germantown
  Southern 45, Downingtown West 44: Furnell Doster scored 13 points, Deshon Minnis had all six of his markers at crunch time and sub Byron Jones notched a late steal to preserve the victory. Fraternal twins Anthony "Crip" and Antoine Reese scored an identical eight points.
At Hersheypark Arena
  Harrisburg 50, Gratz 42: Only Joe Reid (12) scored in double figures. The best Bulldog, guard Charles White (Hartford), was missing with the reoccurrence of a sports hernia.
At Council Rock North
  Norristown 63, Bartram 56: The Braves surrendered 10 of the last 12 points. Tyrone Garland shot 10-for-22 en route to 24 points while Novar Gadson (Rider), burdened by foul trouble, settled for 16 and finished his career with a school record of 1,346.
Second Round
At Colonial Elementary School (Plymouth-Whitemarsh)
  Southern 73, Souderton 54: Furnell Doster shot 10-for-15 en route to 23 points while adding six rebounds, four assists, two steals and three blocks. Inside partners Jamir Hanner (15) and Antoine Reese (11) also scored well while Anthony "Crip" Reese dealt eight assists. The Rams fashioned a 15-1 run after Souderton drew within 50-44.
Quarterfinal
At Villanova's Pavilion
  Norristown 71, Southern 44: The Rams were smoked, 40-13, in the middle two sessions. Jamir Hanner and Antoine Reese halved 20 points.