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Basketball, 2005 (December)
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W. CATHOLIC 41, CARROLL 37 1/31
Carroll's John Durante loses ball over baseline.
Anthony Watson goes to the hoop.
Dutch "Big Suburbs" Gaitley establishes
position to go to the hoop.
Tracy Clark moves past Mike Logue (22) and Dutch "Big Suburbs"
UNIV. CITY 81, PARKWAY 51 1/31
UC's Ervin Jordan absorbs a hit from Ganiyu Adekunle.
Larz Jeter snuffs Ervin Jordan.
Anthony Morrison prepares to seize the baseline and, yes, the defender's jersey
is on inside-out.
UC's Lou Williams gathers his team for halftime address in corner of the gym.
O'HARA 53, BONNER 32 1/30
O'Hara's Chris Myers has had better ideas than trying to challenge
Derrick Graff (40) and Jeff Jones simultaneously (smile).
Nothing like a see-through basketball. Mark Concannon is inbounding. Jack
Derrick Graff watches as the ball heads out of bounds
after being tipped by Pat Kirby.
Derrick Graff attempts to go around Rich "Dickie V, Baby!"
Varrasse. Not an easy chore.
CHESTER 65, CENTRAL 48 1/29
Central's Rashiid Coleman needs someone to pass to. Kenny St. George (22) and
Rodgers look like good candidates.
Scott Rodgers throws a kick-out pass to Kenny St. George.
EPISCOPAL 57, GRATZ 48 1/29
Episcopal's Dylan Brown has just made a bounce pass
and it's going to Mike Yocum (hand up).
Joe Rosati thought hard about dunking,
but went with a layup instead (smile).
I forget if this ball went in or not, but ref John Luciano is signaling no-good no matter what.
Mike Yocum gets one of his five blocks.
Vertical leap, anyone? Gerald Henderson is way up there.
Jeremy Treatman interviews Episcopal coach Dan
Dougherty on CN8's postgame show as Gerald
Henderson waits his turn.
JUDGE 43, N. CATHOLIC 40 1/28
Judge's Art Livingston gets plenty of room from Jeremy Coombs.
Hanif Edwards didn't like his original head anyway (smile). The passer is
Nate Edwards shakes Jim Schule. The steps are always a desirable "seat" in The Pit.
Judge welcomed back guard Tim McCauley, shown
here noting Andrew Pomager's presence right behind
him. Tim suffered a serious injury to his right knee
in the summer.
SJ PREP 59, ROMAN 51 1/28
Prep coach Speedy Morris hangs out in his office before the game.
Roman's Malik Perry (L) and Larry Loughery are ready
for first-tap liftoff.
Roman's Billy Lally and Corey O'Rourke are at a standstill.
CENTRAL 54, GRATZ 52 1/27
Central's Scott Rodgers guards Ameer Ali on the
Rodgers is on the gallop.
Rodgers tries to regain possession after losing the ball near midcourt.
Raise your hands if you want Andre Woodlin to shoot a free throw!
Gratz coach Leonard Poole is outraged late in the game when it appears a
possession-arrow call might go
against his squad. After a 10-minute delay, Gratz kept the ball. To Poole's right is assistant Roland Wharton.
NEUMANN-GORETTI 47, SJ PREP 40 1/25
Ref George Geiss indicates that N-G's Antonio "Scoop" Jardine is not
to Corey O'Rourke to start a 5-second count.
Some of the members of N-G's InSaints Asylum.
Antonio "Scoop" Jardine prepares to run an offense.
Jardine accepts congratulations just after the final buzzer. (I couldn't help
it that Jardine was in
all the decent pics -- smile.)
BONNER 63, WEST CATHOLIC 51 1/21
If West's Antonio Banks (22) would move a little, we could see the
face of defender Jack Glacken (smile).
West's Anthony Lee plots his next move against Jeff Jones.
In this one, Tracy Clark tries to set a pick on Jones. To the right, Derrick
Graff prepares to defend
SJ PREP 34, CARROLL 32 1/21
(Not the most photogenic game ever)
The Prep's Joe Fox tries to break down John Durante.
Can you feel the excitement? Reggie Redding dribbles as the third quarter winds
down and the defender, Darrell
Floyd, is a good 15 feet away.
With 9.7 seconds left, Eugene Adams prepares to shoot the first of two free
throws that created a 32-32 tie. The
Prep kids ran out of the stands to the baseline to yell and scream and jump around. The guy in the maroon sweatpants
just to the left of the ref under the basket is Pete "Crispy" Crispino, one of our writers during FB season. He was
the let's-run-over-there ringleader.
EDISON 74, OLNEY 56 1/20
Olney's Kevin Riley posts up George Baker and hopes for an entry pass from Lamar Coney.
Kevin Riley is a shade late to block Kashief Edwards' shot.
Steve Martin is off to the races in pursuit of a loose ball.
Ryan Hobdy flies toward three-point shooter George Baker, who hit six of 'em.
Steve Martin puts on the brakes as James Gaines defends.
STRAW. MANSION 65, MASTBAUM 35 1/18
Mastbaum's Zelmay Hernandez approaches midcourt and a waiting
Stanley Williams makes an entry pass.
The ball is WAY up there and no one has yet
to jump for the rebound.
It was a little chilly in Mastbaum's gym and Mansion scorekeeper Marketta
Dargan was appropriately bundled up.
ROMAN 57, WEST CATHOLIC 50 1/17
A pair of freshmen: Roman's Anthony King guards Eric Brennan.
West's Derrell Hand seizes the baseline against Malik Perry.
Roman's Malik Perry looks back to see whether he blocked enough
of a West player's shot.
The ball is loose and Roman's Bobby Jordan is trying to draw a charge.
Malik Perry shoots over Derrell Hand as Mike Ringgold spreads out in
case the shot is missed.
West's Joe Askew (15) is among those battling for ball.
DOUGHERTY 72, McDEVITT 47 1/16
The varsity guys wait not so patiently for the JV game to end.
McDevitt's Tom Maha moves past Maurice "Cheeks" Hart.
Josh Martin rises and John Gorman gives him a slight nudge. Chris McNicholas
is alone for a rebound opportunity.
Robert Townsend goes hard between Leroi Taylor and Tom Maha.
Kahlil Mumford inbounds over Andrew Crawford.
EPISCOPAL 52, GTN. ACADEMY 51 1/14
(At Saint Joseph's University)
GA's Andrew Ott tries to gather his body before making a
move against Mike Yocum.
Kyle Griffin has the ball. Dylan Brown wants it.
Wayne Ellington converts a reverse layup as Brian Grimes defends.
The Episcopal kids go crazy after what turned out to be Wayne Ellington's
winning field goal. TedSilary.com
reporter Tom "Takin' a" Mulligan (white T-shirt, middle, yelling) can be seen in the second row to the left of the
kid holding crutches.
CENTRAL 60, UNIV. CITY 45 1/13
Central's Kenny St. George shoots from the
The three coaches in UC's hoops history . . . Steve Kane ('74 through '99
seasons) is in the middle. Ken Gritter
(L, 2000 through '04) is assisting first-year boss Lou Williams (R).
Scott Rodgers bangs into the partition after saving the ball to Rashiid
Robert Mosby is just late to block layup
by Kenny St. George.
The ball is bouncing out of bounds and -- oh, no! -- Kenny
St. George is running hard right toward me.
Scott Rodgers follows through on a trey as Earl Lewis jumps
FRANKLIN 55, STRAW. MANSION 48 1/11
Mansion's Leon "Squeek" Rollins passes on the break.
Franklin's Roy Douglas wants the ball, but Stanley Williams
has already passed it.
Andre "Aynee" Glover launches a runner in the lane and the guys in
his personal fan club anticipate exploding with
glee. The ref is Ron Palmer.
Matthew "Moo" Johnson contests Deondray King's inbound pass.
CARROLL 72, KENNEDY-KENRICK 49 1/10
Carroll's Dutch Gaitley contests Zack Molyneaux's shot.
K-K's Tim Bowman is encountered by Pat Filippelli.
Anthony Watson fires a trey and Tom Amenta thinks, "How am I going to box
this gigantic dude?" (smile). That's Dutch "Big Suburbs" Gaitley.
Carroll's zany student rooters.
FRANKLIN LC 45, IMHOTEP 41 1/10
Lots of traffic around the basket as FLC's Dante Wooten
(23) blocks a shot.
Malcolm Eleby bursts toward the lane.
Malcolm Eleby rises in the lane and hits a 10-foot jumper.
Denis Delli, a 6-7, 210-pound center, came to this country from
Albania at age 10.
Eleby's on the gallop past Jermaine Washington. Curtis Jackson awaits his arrival.
BONUS PICTURE (HA HA) . . .
This is North's John Adamski, preparing to launch a trey vs. Wood, but that's
not why we've
posted this . . . At the table, over John's shoulder, is the legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck"
McKenna. Also at the table, at the far left, is Kevin "Sparky" Cooney, former website stalwart
now with the Bucks County Courier-Times.
(Photo by Bruce Mann; courtesy of Joe Mason)
McDEVITT 58, LA SALLE 45 1/9
This pic is from the JV game. Note the size of
La Salle defender Billy Keenan, a junior PG. He
can't weigh more than 100 pounds. But he was
feisty and slick with the ball and varsity coach Joe
Dempsey said of him, "He might have the best
basketball sense of anyone in our program."
Keep hustling, Billy!
Gregory Stitt gets to the hoop as Brian Carlin defends.
McDevitt's Tom Maha launches a trey as Carlin and Leroi Taylor battle for
Another little guy, freshman Mike Topley, made his varsity debut
as the backup point guard. He's covered by Steven Merlini.
Joe Sobocinski scores over Leroi Taylor.
MALVERN 70, PENN CHARTER 66 (2 OTs) 1/8
EPISCOPAL vs. HAVERFORD SCHOOL 1/8
PC's Sammy Zeglinski, who finished with eight treys, 29 points and seven
assists, tosses a pass. Check out the ball. Looks like it's been cut in half.
Episcopal's Dylan Brown rejoices after watching
a dunk by Wayne Ellington (22).
Ellington flies past Rory Perner en route to the hoop.
Dylan Brown is challenged by Perner and is ready to pass to Gerald Henderson,
who's beginning to run
through the lane after running off a pick by Mike Yocum (44). HS' No. 44 is Teddy Schreck.
Ellington makes an off-balance layup in front of Schreck.
NEUMANN-GORETTI 66, ROMAN 58 1/7
N-G's Antonio "Scoop" Jardine sizes up Bobby Jordan.
Roman's Raymond "Doodles" Sims on the move. Note people standing
along the baseline and school
personnel watching in upstairs room from behind the glass. N-G coach Carl Arrigale is at right.
Bradley Wanamaker is bumped by
Derrick "D.J." Rivera.
BARTRAM 74, OVERBROOK 57 1/7
Bartram's Marquise Carrington twists and turns
and gets off shot despite Tyrick "Pookie" Moy's
Daziah Miller launches a jumper over Michael Jones.
Moy takes it to Miller in this one.
SAUL 63, NUEVA ESPERANZA 59 1/6
Nueva Esperanza's David Rivera puts up a stop sign and closes his eyes.
Saul's Tamboura Adens passes to a teammate in the corner.
NE coach Terrance Hudson implores his squad during a timeout.
Randy Brinkley nails one of his four treys as Kashif Green (11) arrives too late.
David Rivera drives along the baseline as Tamboura Adens
gives him some room.
NE's Eric Drew slowly walks off the court as the Razorbacks celebrate the first
in school history.
SJ PREP 57, ROMAN 1/4
Roman's Raymond "Doodles" Sims defends Joe Fox as referee Chris
looks on. Chris' dad is pictured below in the Bartram-Bok grouping.
Forgot to turn on the zoom, folks. Sorry. Anyway, Joe Fox moves
past Bobby Jordan. The guy with his arms folded right behind Fox's
right foot is ex-NBA guard Doug Overton (Dobbins '87).
Bradley Wanamaker, one of the soph twins in Roman's rotation (Brian is the
Reggie Redding as Corey O'Rourke runs toward the corner. The guy along the baseline is
the Daily News' Yong Kim, who actually takes good pictures (smile).
BARTRAM 80, BOK 71 1/4
Bartram's Leonard Jackson passes around a
leaping Bok defender.
There was a brief halftime ceremony to honor 2000 grad Rodney McCarter, a
for James Madison, the Division I-AA national champions!! Rodney is being eyed by the
NFL. At left is Rodney's dad, Rick. In the middle is Bok FB coach Tom DeFelice. Rodney's
brother, Rockeed, is a two-sport star at Northeast.
Early in the third quarter, the refs halted the game for
about 10 minutes because condensation had made the
floor quite slippery. Some windows were opened to
make the gym colder and the game proceeded with
no further delays. That's Clarence Armstrong wiping
the floor and Jim Reilly behind him. Others in the pic
are Bok coach Lloyd Jenkins (right) and AD John
WOOD 50, RYAN 38 1/3
The teams' headliners . . . Ryan's Joe Zeglinski and Wood's
Zeglinski reached 1,000 career points on a trey late in the
first quarter. Shown are his dad, John (front, second from left),
brother Sammy (historic ball is in his lap, barely visible), and
his mom, Margherita. His other brother, Zack, is in the second
row behind Dad and Sammy.
Mike Varanavage tries to spurt past Chris Crawford.
Joe Zeglinski passes to Tom Manes. The defender is Mike Murnane.
Wood's Rob Pearson gets ready to swat a shot by
McDEVITT 63, CONWELL-EGAN 53 1/2
Gregory Stitt, defended by Tony Dwyer, passes to Andrew Crawford in the corner.
Richard Womack flies to the ball.
Matt Burns launches a trey over Richard Womack. Between them, a shade back, you
can see one of two tributes to Ryan McGinty painted on the court.
The legendary Thomas "Hockey Puck" McKenna
taped the game for North Catholic. At the bottom
are North assistant Tim Hueber (light blue shirt) and
two Falcons, Nate Edwards (hand on chin) and Hanif