Philadelphia High School Basketball
State Playoff Recaps, 2014-15

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CLASS A
First Round
At Southern
  Constitution 72, West Shore 43: Chad Andrews-Fulton led the way with 20 points. Haneef Vaughn (13) and Kimar Williams (11) also reached double digits. Andrews-Fulton added 13 rebounds while Vaughn (steals) and Williams (assists) managed five in other categories.
At
Pleasant Valley
  Math/Civics/Sciences 81, East Stroudsburg Notre Dame 79 (OT): Samir Doughty notched 27 points, raising his career total to 1,717 (No. 24 in city history). Doughty added 10 rebounds, eight assists and five steals. In OT -- MC&S led by as many as nine -- Nick Jones went 4-for-4 at the line and two makes lifted the lead to 81-77.
At Council Rock South
  Delco Christian 59, Robeson 53: DJ French (20) topped Robeson, which was overtaken in the final three minutes.
Second Round
Doubleheader at East Pennsboro
  Constitution 86, Shanksville-Stonycreek 43: Ahmad Gilbert's 24-point outing included four treys and he packed 18 of his markers into a 47-30 first half. Haneef Vaughn (17), Chad Andrews-Fulton (16) and Kimar Williams (10) also scored in double figures.
  Math/Civics/Sciences 65, Meadowbrook Christian 41: Samir Doughty offered 16 points and nine rebounds while receiving help from Donovan Barnes (15 points) and Luis Reyes (10 boards).
Quarterfinals
Doubleheader at Hamburg
  Constitution 83, St. John Neumann 45: Haneef Vaughn offered a triple-sevens performance in points, rebounds and steals. The other-notables list included Kimar Williams (20 points, eight boards), Ahmad "J.R." Gilbert (14, five steals) and Chad Andrews-Fulton (12, 10 rebounds).
  Math/Civics/Sciences 92, Millersburg 60: Keith Griffin (30) scored the game's first nine points and the Mighty Elephants added 10 more in a row to dominate the first four minutes. Samir Doughty and Nasir Groomes halved 36 points.
Semifinal
At Philadelphia University
  Constitution 87, Math/Civics/Sciences 46: Ahmad "J.R." Gilbert was amazing from the floor (13-for-14, 4-for-4 on treys) while pouring in 31 points. Chad Andrews-Fulton (16) and Kimar Williams (13) also scored in double figures and together the top three shot 27-for-34 (79.4 percent) on field goals. Andrews-Fulton posted 12 rebounds, Gilbert had four blocks and Akeem King dished six assists. The win made the Generals 4-0 against MC&S for the season. For the Mighty Elephants, Samir Doughty scored 15 points to finish his career with 1,766, the No. 17 total in city history.

Final
At Hershey's Giant Center
  Constitution 85, Farrell 53: The Generals had nooooooo trouble capturing their third state crown in four years (over two classifications). They were outrageously dominant in the first and third quarters, storming to a 61-18 advantage. Ahmad "J.R." Gilbert packed 23 of his 28 points into those sessions while Kimar Williams' contribution was 15 of 20. Chad Andrews-Fulton (15) and Gilbert (11) led in rebounds while Williams (eight) and Haneef Vaughn combined for 15 assists. Vaughn added four steals. The starters sat down for good with 4:25 remaining and the score at 80-41, thanks to Andrews-Fulton's bucket on the sixth shot of a possession.

CLASS AA
First Round

At Ryan
  Conwell-Egan 71, Camp Hill 54: In winning their second playoff game within nine days (after claiming just one in their first 51 seasons as a Catholic League member), the Eagles stormed to a 13-2 lead. Stevie Jordan (22), LaPri McCray-Pace (16), Vinny Dalessandro (15) and Sean Kelly (14, four treys) scored in double figures.
At
Ryan
  Minersville 64, Freire 52: Calvin Moultrie and Elijah Elam halved 20 points for Freire, which was outrebounded by 40-22 and outscored by 13-7 to end the third quarter.
At
Upper Dublin
  Mastery North 77, Bristol 54: Eli Alvin (18) and Fred Farris (17) paced the Pumas in this easy win.
At
East Pennsboro
  Columbia 49, Parkway Center City 47: Cole Ruley tallied 15 points for PCC, but went 1-for-6 at the line in the final three-plus seconds after twice being fouled on treys; he hustled into the corner to grab the first rebound.
Second Round
At Reading High's Geigle Complex
  Conwell-Egan 82, Mahanoy Area 31: Chase Kumor (22 points, no missed shots all night) nailed four of his six three-pointers in a 30-2 first quarter and the Eagles wound up establishing a new record for largest victory margin for a D-12 team in a state playoff (51, breaking 50 by Math, Civics and Sciences in 2014). Stevie Jordan totaled 16 points, seven assists. Fourteen Eagles scored, deep sub Tyler Watto managed nine points and C-E sniped 15-for-27 on treys.
At Garden Spot
  Mastery North 67, Trinity 61: Sub Fred Farris claimed 10 rebounds and notched a pair of late put-backs after Trinity had rushed within four points. Rodney Ross (18) and Eli Alvin (12) led in scoring. Daequon Plowden had 10 apiece of points/boards.
Quarterfinals
At Allentown Allen
  Conwell-Egan 72, Mid Valley 56: Vinny Dalessandro powered for 23 points and 10 rebounds, Stevie Jordan added 16 points and 10 assists and LaPri McCray-Pace/Chase Kumor halved 22 points.
At Central Dauphin East
  Loyalsock 76, Mastery North 67: The Pumas dropped the fourth quarter, 22-13. Eli Alvin notched 23 points and four guys had eight to nine.
Semifinal

At Cumberland Valley
  Conwell-Egan 55, Loyalsock 44: Stevie Jordan (23) was the lone Eagle to reach double figures, but Chase Kumor/LaPri McCray-Pace (nine apiece) were on the doorstep and Vinny Dalessandro/Sean Kelly (seven each) weren't far behind. The Eagles won the first/last quarters by 33-22.
Jordan capped the scoring with his first career dunk and Kumor klaimed nine karoms as C-E reached 20 wins for the season.
Final
At Hershey's Giant Center
  Conwell-Egan 62, Aliquippa 51: While completing the most amazing basketball run, by far, in school history, the Eagles bumped off the 29-0 Quips to assure 12 would become the first district in PIAA history to pull off a four-title sweep. (This game started at 2 on Saturday. Roman-King, an all-Philly battle for AAAA honors, was set for 8.) LaPri McCray-Pace (22) and Stevie Jordan (21) led the way and Chase Kumor (14) hit three treys. McCray-Pace and Sean Kelly halved 16 rebounds and the former dealt four assists. The Eagles hit their first 11 free throws of the fourth quarter, which they won, 23-16.

CLASS AAA
First Round

At Ryan
  Neumann-Goretti 77, Gettysburg 29: This one capped a doubleheader in which N-G's teams won by a combined 88 points; the girls trimphed over Trinity, 77-37. In a 29-6 third quarter (the Saints scored the first 20), Zane Martin notched 10 of his 14 points and six of his seven steals while Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree had eight of his 14 points and six of his nine rebounds. Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble finished with 15 total points.
At Carroll
  Imhotep 74, Berks Catholic 43: Jaekwon Carlyle (16), Cananchet Jordan (13) and Daron "Fats" Russell (12) led the way. The Panthers snatched 21 of their 43 rebounds off the offensive glass.
At Council Rock South
 
Carroll 83, Octorara 49: Due to snow miseries, this one wasn't played until Saturday. Derrick Jones contributed 26 points, 12 rebounds and four steals, Ryan Daly mixed 11 rebounds with 13 points and Josh Sharkey totaled 16 points, eight assists.
At Milton Hershey
 
Harrisburg McDevitt 80, Audenried 71: Eddie Lewis scored 20 points for 'Ried, which was outscored by 49-38 in the first/fourth quarters.
Second Round
At Garden Spot
  Neumann-Goretti 72, Manheim Central 44: The scoring was handled mostly by Quade Green (24), Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble (16) and Zane Martin (15) while Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree seized seven of his 15 rebounds in a 26-7 third quarter.
At Bethlehem Freedom
  Imhotep 77, Scranton Prep 54: Daron "Fats" Russell sniped 13-for-15 at the line while notching 25 points, dished nine assists and played shutdown defense. Jaekwon Carlyle had seven dimes and was also a defensive pest. Devin Liggeons added 15 points, eight boards.
At Reading High's Geigle Complex
  Carroll 83, Steelton-Highspire 54: The Patriots grabbed the first 10 rebounds and scored 17 of the first 18 points to quickly remove any doubt. Derrick Jones shot 9-for-11 (four dunks) en route to 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Ryan Daly added 12 boards to 19 points. Josh Sharkey scrambled for 16 points and eight assists while Dave Beatty had 14 points. In the five AAA-AA second-rounders played this night, D-12 teams posted a sweep and an average victory margin of 29.4 points.
Quarterfinals
Doubleheader at Reading High's Geigle Complex
  Neumann-Goretti 76, Harrisburg McDevitt 71: After hitting just three of nine free throws to start the fourth quarter, the Saints nailed 13 of 14 in the final 2:06 and posted an 11-3 scoring edge over the last 73 seconds. They'd led by 15 points with 3:20 left in the third quarter. Quade Green (22) and Zane Martin (19) led in scoring and Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree snatched 14 rebounds. This win completed another 5-0 night for District 12.
  Imhotep 58, Susquehanna Twp. 49: In the first game, eight Panthers scored and every guy posted an even number -- two with 14, one with 10, two with six, one with four and two with two. In another uncommon occurrence, ST's Nehemiah "Bud" Mack nailed all 16 of his free throw attempts. Jaekwon Carlyle and Daron "Fats" Russell were the 14-point guys for 'Tep. Another oddity: DeAnte Robinson was the only Panther with as many as five rebounds.
At Chambersburg
  Carroll 77, New Castle 48: Derrick Jones totaled 22 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks, Ryan Daly added 19 points and Josh Sharkey dealt eight assists. Daly's brother, Colin, returning from a month of inactivity (broken thumb), drained two treys en route to eight points.
Semifinals
At Philadelphia University
  Neumann-Goretti 75, Imhotep 67: As they'd done in the City Title, the Saints triumphed again in a goodie. Though stars Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble and Quade Green combined to attempt just three shots (two points apiece) in the first half, N-G managed to claim a 31-30 lead in part because Vaughn Covington hit three treys for nine points. He finished with 21 after totaling just 16 points (three goose eggs) in the previous six games. Green woke up for 18, Zane Martin had 16, Dhamir "DaDa" Cosby-Roundtree posted 12 along with 15 rebounds and seven blocks and Kimble had 10, five assists. Imhotep's Daron "Fats" Russell was a whirlwind en route to 27 points and seven steals.
At Bald Eagle
  Carroll 59, Erie Cathedral Prep 32: The Patriots sucked the life from this one with a 39-19 second half while setting up an all-Catholic League final. Derrick Jones finished with 22 points (10 in a 17-8 third quarter), 16 rebounds and six blocks while Josh Sharkey added 16 points, 4 assists and seven steals. Ryan Daly had 12 points.
Final
At Hershey's Giant Center
 
Neumann-Goretti 69, Carroll 67: N-G claimed its fifth state championship in six years (except for 2013), in part, by performing much better at the line (21-for-29 to 10-for-25). Zane Martin went 8-for-9 at the stripe en route to 26 points and his conversion of a double-bonus provided a five-point lead with 12 seconds remaining. Vaughn Covington (17), Quade Green (14) and Lamarr "Fresh" Kimble (10) also scored in double figures for the Saints. Covington tied for his team's rebound lead with seven and dealt five assists. In nine postseason games, Green shot 60-for-101 from the floor and 24-for-46 beyond the arc. For Carroll, loser of 30 of its last 31 meetings with N-G, Derrick Jones powered for 30 points, 18 rebounds and six blocks while point guard Josh Sharkey scrambled for 13 points, 10 boards and five assists. N-G's win completed a boy-girl sweep. In a game eight hours earlier, the lady Saints crushed Seton La Salle, 79-34.

CLASS AAAA
First Round

At St. Joseph's Prep
 
Roman 68, Downingtown West 52: Gemil Holbrook (four three-pointers) led the way with 22 points while Tony Carr (14), D'Andre Vilmar (13) and Nazeer Bostick (12) tallied in double-figures succession. Paul Newman snagged nine rebounds.
At Southern
 
King 69, Allentown Allen 37: Tyere Marshall bagged 17 points and 11 rebounds, Ladji Fofana hustled for 15 points and five apiece of assists/steals, and Sammy Foreman matched Jabri McCall with 14 points. The Cougars became the first District 12 team to win a AAAA state playoff by as many as 30 points.
At Spring-Ford
 
La Salle 58, Ridley 54: Dave Krmpotich (also seven rebounds) shot 10-for-14 en route to 22 points, Shawn Witherspoon packed 10 of his 13 points into a 20-15 third quarter and Najee Walls went 4-for-4 at the line in the final 23.6 seconds.
Second Round
At Coatesville
  Roman 53, Cedar Crest 35: Roman scored 25 of final 31 points to turn a close one into a cakewalk. Sub Manny Taylor shot 4-for-5 while scoring 11 points, Nazeer Bostick/Gemil Holbrook halved 20 and Tony Carr saved five of his seven rebounds and all four assists for the second half.
At Reading High's Geigle Complex
  King 70, York 56: Guard Sammy Foreman was a four-pronged terror with 25 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and five steals. Jabri McCall (14) and Ladji Fofana (11) helped out.
At Bethlehem Freedom
  La Salle 62, Abington Heights 40: With three apiece, Najee Walls and Dan Corr led the way as the Explorers drained nine three-pointers. Walls and Dave Krmpotich halved 28 points and the former claimed six boards. In second-round playoffs, D-12 squads went 10-0 with an average victory margin of 25.8 points.
Quarterfinals
Doubleheader at Norristown
  Roman 58, Pennsbury 57: Before the tipoff, Tony Carr hit the first of two free throws after Pennsbury was hit with a tech for incorrectly wearing its road uniforms. With 3.1 seconds left, Carr again went 1-for-2 at the line and Pennsbury's lengthy last shot clanged off the heel of the rim. Carr scrambled for 19 points, five assists. The other four scorers totaled nine to 11 and Manny Taylor (11) led in rebounds.
  King 59, Plymouth-Whitemarsh 43: A relentless defensive effort, paced by Sammy Foreman's work against former King player Xzavier Malone, forced P-W to shoot 14-for-51 from the floor and trail by as many as 22 points. Foreman had 10 points and eight assists. Ladji Fofana (12) and Jabri McCall (11, four assists) led in scoring and Tyere Marshall grabbed seven rebounds.
At Spring-Ford
  Lancaster McCaskey 60, La Salle 59: The Explorers surrendered a follow with 2.1 seconds remaining and could not get off a last shot against District 3's eighth seed. Dave Krmpotich contributed 14 points, nine rebounds and seven blocks, Najee Walls had 17 points and four assists and Dan Corr (12) sniped 4-for-6 on treys.
Semifinals
At Reading High's Geigle Complex
  Roman 69, Lancaster McCaskey 66: The Cahillites benefited from balanced scoring -- Nazeer Bostick 17, Tony Carr 16, Gemil Holbrook 13, Manny Taylor 11, D'Andre Vilmar nine -- while pulling out this tight contest. The Cahillites shot 10-for-12 at the line in the fourth quarter and Carr hit two with 5.4 seconds remaining. Bostick and Taylor halved 16 boards and Carr distributed six assists.
At Chambersburg
  King 48, Pittsburgh Allderdice 35: The Cougars assured District 12 would win its first AAAA state title by earning a rematch vs. Roman, its conqueror for the AAAA City Title. Ladji Fofana (13), Sammy Foreman (12), Tyere Marshall (11) and Jabri McCall (nine) led the way. King racked up a 20-5 edge over the final 12-plus minutes. A 12-0 run got that started and Marshall (15 total rebounds) had six of those points.
Final
At Hershey's Giant Center
 
Roman 62, King 45: The first half ended as Sammy Foreman's three-pointer drew King within 30-29. The Cougars then collapsed, missing 27 of their next 29 shots. Roman wound up shooting 17-for-28 (floor) and 23-for-41 (line) as Gemil Holbrook (20, three treys), Tony Carr (14, six assists and three steals) and D'Andre Vilmar (10) reached double figures in scoring. Late-game emotions flowed as senior forward TreVaughn Wilkerson, out since early December with a severe knee injury, was given 16.1 seconds of playing time, then exchanged a long hug with coach Chris McNesby. Roman's win gave the Catholic League a 3-0 sweep in finals. Foreman (20) led King. In these teams' City Title battle, Roman had won by 58-57.