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It takes a village to win many championships. In 27 seasons as Germantown Academy's basketball coach, Jim Fenerty has won 16 Inter-Ac crowns. The Patriots have stood alone 12 times and four times they've been forced to share. The 16 championship squads have included 44 starters. The breakdown is below. Juniors Evan-Eric Longino and Kyle McCloskey already own three titles and next year they'll have a chance to join Chris Krug, the only player in the I-A's 93-season hoops history to start for four champs (two outright/two shared). Alvin Williams (now an assistant to Fenerty) and Matt Walsh played in the NBA.
|Starters for Jim Fenerty's Gtn. Academy Champs|
|Name||No.||-- Seasons --|
|Louis "B.J." Medley||1||1995|
|*-injured late in season|
Friday night, I wound up watching the Class AAAA City Title on Sports Fan Base Network and at one point the camera panned to King's bench. Head coach Sean Colson was standing to the right and to the left were one, two, three, FOUR other guys who also starred in the Public League. The mind began spinning. Man, how many points did those guys score? All played from the late '80s to mid-'90s and boxscores for all games were not always reported. Totals for league/playoff games are available, however, and the number is . . . 2,650! Sean (Franklin Learning Center) and Jason Lawson (Olney) played in the NBA. The other three guys are Mike Cassidy (Mastbaum), Dennis Caldwell (Edison) and Andre Griffin (Gratz). The columns below show PL regular season points, playoff points, total points and PL honors via the coaches. Back then, 30 players were picked -- three teams of 10 apiece.
|Public League Points Scored by King's Coaching Staff|
|Jason Lawson, C||Olney||1990||22||2||24|
|Mike Cassidy, G||Mastbaum||1991||56||56|
|Dennis Caldwell, G||Edison||1989||139||139|
|Andre Griffin, F||Gratz||1989||137||35||172|
|Sean Colson, G||FLC||1992||172||59||231||3rd|
Deep into season No. 8 of the PIAA era, Neumann-Goretti has finally suffered a second consecutive "meaningful" loss . . . as in, a game within the Catholic League (regular season/playoffs), City Titles and state playoffs. In the Class AAA City Title, played last night at Saint Joseph's University, the Saints were stunned by Del-Val Charter, 81-79. This loss occurred four days after N-G was topped by Roman Catholic, 72-65, in the Catholic League championship game at the Palestra. An absolutely amazing run by coach Carl Arrigale's Saints. In all, they've gone 165-8 in these last eight seasons in "meaningful" games for a winning percentage of .954. The breakdown is below. In CL play, they have not lost two consecutive games since the 2008 season, when they were topped by SJ Prep, 57-51, on Friday, Jan. 18, and by Roman, 62-60, on Monday, Jan. 21. Their last two-game losing streak of any kind occurred during the 2013-14 season. In the City of Palms Classic, played in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Saints fell to Providence Christian, of Jacksonville, Florida, 62-51, on Thursday, Dec. 19, and to Lincoln, of Brooklyn, New York, 60-55, on Saturday, Dec. 21. In the 2013 season, the league loss to La Salle, by a score of 65-62 on Sunday, Jan. 7, ended a streak of 73 consecutive victories in CL play (regular season/playoffs). Also, the Saints had won 72 in a row counting CL (regular season/playoffs), CTs and states since falling to Carroll in a 2009 state quarterfinal. Of course, this season isn't over. The Saints will compete in the state tourney and another AAA crown would not surprise.
|N-G's "Meaningful" Results in the PIAA Era, 2009-16|
|*-Longest CL/CLP/CT/State winning streak within that season|
By one standard, this is the Catholic League's best basketball season in this century. Reason: 10 of the 14 teams (71 percent) will finish with winning overall records and that eclipses what happened in 2008. That year there were 16 teams (North Catholic and Cardinal Dougherty have since closed) and 11 finished with winning records (69 percent). This year's feat was assured by Bonner-Prendie. In the last game of the regular season, the Friars defeated West Catholic to force a preplayoff for 10th place against the same opponent. They won that tilt, then followed with a victory over Conwell-Egan in a first-round playoff to go to 13-11. A loss to Neumann-Goretti in a quarterfinal completed the season at 13-12. Judge and SJ Prep finished 13-10. Records for other teams that have completed play: La Salle (17-6), Ryan (16-9) and Wood (14-10). Neumann-Goretti (22-3), Carroll (also 22-3), Roman (21-4) and Conwell-Egan (14-9) are still alive.
|Catholic League Teams With Winning|
|Records In This Century|
|*-Teams with winning records|
The list below was first posted in 2014 and we thought it would make sense to update it, and expand it from 15 to 20. Neumann-Goretti's Quade Green already ranks fifth and could have three more chances next season to claim the No. 2 spot, or even No. 1. Also added: Roman sr. Tony Carr and 2015 Carroll grad Derrick Jones.
|Top 20 Playoff Scorers in CL History|
|Stephen Vasturia||SJ Prep||2013||136||26|
|Miles Overton||SJ Prep||2013||131||26|
|Craig Conlin||La Salle||1985||120||23|
FEB. 24 (Evening)
As mentioned in previous posts about this topic, maybe the color red gets them going. Whatever the reason, Carroll certainly has found a second home at Ryan in the eight years that the Catholic League has been part of the PIAA. Tonight, the Patriots upped their record to 8-2 in playoff games contested at Ryan, and the margin of defeat in their two losses (both to Philly Electric) was three points. The biggest win, no doubt, occurred in a Class AAA quarterfinal in '09. That triumph over Neumann-Goretti helped Carroll become the CL's first state champ.
Carroll's Postseason Games at Ryan, 2009-16
|Year||Occasion||Opponent||Result||Carroll's Top Scorer||Pts|
|2009||3/4 game||Gratz||W, 63-39||DJ Irving||25|
|state qtr||N-G||W, 70-65||DJ Irving||26|
|2010||3/4 game||Gratz||W, 48-43||Juan'ya Green||24|
|2011||3/4 game||Boys' Latin||W, 72-61||Yosef Yacob||23|
|2012||3/4 game||Phila. Elec.||W, 48-37||Yosef Yacob||18|
|2013||3/4 game||Phila. Elec.||L, 48-46||Derrick Jones||19|
|2014||3/4 game||Imhotep||W, 53-37||Derrick Jones||18|
|state qtr||Phila. Elec.||L, 52-51||Derrick Jones||15|
|2015||3/4 game||Audenried||W, 71-46||Derrick Jones||20|
|2016||3/4 game||Imhotep||W, 70-61||John Rigsby||18|
Not sure if you checked out the recap for Monday night's Catholic League final, but if so you noticed that Roman, for the fourth time, hit NO three-pointers while winning the championship. Three-pointers became possible with the 1986-87 season and no other winning team has matched Roman's feat. The chart below lists total numbers for threes in all finals over the last 30 seasons. The winner has notched fewer threes 13 times and there have been four ties. Also listed are all guys who've hit at least three. Through '01, only guys on losing teams hit at least four. Since '02, four of the five guys with four have been on the winning team. Dougherty's Cuttino "Cat" Mobley enjoyed a long career in the NBA. He, North Catholic's Chris Heck and SJ Prep's Kyle Thompson are lefties.
|Breakdown for 3's in Catholic League Finals, 1987-2016|
|2013||N-G||5||SJ Prep||6||Ja'Quan Newton||3|
|2012||N-G||6||SJ Prep||9||Derrick Stewart||3|
|2004||SJ Prep||7||Dougherty||5||John Griffin||4|
|2003||SJ Prep||8||Dougherty||6||T.J. Valerio||4|
|1990||Roman||0||La Salle||5||*Ernie Koschineg||3|
|1989||Roman||3||La Salle||1||Jim O'Rourke||3|
|*-member of losing team|
Over the last 48 years, nine Catholic League players have collected at least 35 points/rebounds while helping their team claim victory in the championship game. With 22 points and 13 boards, sr. F Lamar Stevens did so last night as Roman topped Neumann-Goretti, 72-65, before a full house at the Palestra. Six of the nine have been Roman guys. The only non-frontcourt player was Roman's Nazeer Bostick, who accomplished the feat in last year's title win (also over N-G). Brian Daly is the father of current Carroll star Ryan Daly. Roman's Marc Jackson played in the NBA. Bonner's Jack Concannon is in his second stint as the Friars' coach.
|Point/Rebound Totals of at Least 35 by Players for CL Champs, 1969-2016|
|2003||Mark Zoller||SJ Prep||Dougherty||77-70||45||31||14|
|1990||Bernard Jones||Roman||La Salle||64-62||43||30||13|
FEB. 22 (Evening)
Tonight at the Palestra, Roman's Chris McNesby became the fifth city-leagues coach over the last 46 seasons to guide a team to a second championship after having played for a title team at a city-leagues school. He was a substitute guard for Roman in the '93 and '94 seasons (and made appearances in both finals; scored two points in '93) and then was a starter for the '95 squad. St. Thomas More, which closed in June 1975, was located at 47th & Wyalusing, in West Philly. Sean Colson, Tom Ingelsby and Fran O'Hanlon played in the NBA/ABA. Vince Miller (RIP) was Wilt Chamberlain's lifelong best buddy and a scout for the 76ers. O'Hanlon now coaches Lafayette. Fran Dunphy coaches Temple. Eddie Burke (RIP) coached Drexel. In all, eight guys have played for/coached championship teams since 1971.
|City-Leagues Guys With Championships As Players and Coaches (In That Role Since 1971)|
|Name||School as Coach||Title(s)||School as Player||Title(s)||Role as Player|
|Chris McNesby||Roman||2015-16||Roman||1993-94||sub both seasons (then started in '95)|
|Sean Colson||King||2014||Franklin LC||1992||3rd team All-Public|
|Carl Arrigale||Neumann/N-G||2001-02, 05-06, 09-14||Penn Charter||1984||league MVP|
|Tom Ingelsby||Carroll||1995||O'Hara||1968||2nd team All-Catholic (1st in '69)|
|Vince Miller||Frankford||1988-89||Overbrook||1954-55||sub in '54; starter in '55|
|Fran O'Hanlon||Bonner||1988||ST More||1966||1st team All-Catholic|
|Fran Dunphy||Malvern||1976-77||Malvern||1965-66||sixth man in '65; 1st team All-Inter-Ac in '66|
|Eddie Burke||SJ Prep/ST More||1971/1972||SJ Prep||1962||starter|
TAKE A GUESS
Here are the guesses for the winner and final score in tonight's Catholic League final (posted in the order they were received) . . . The winner was Keith Hines, a long-time football/basketball stat man for the Daily News. He had Roman by 70-65. The final was 72-65. Mark "Frog" Carfagno, another long-time DN statman, had Roman getting the win at 68-65. Tom Carroll (69-65) was one point closer. Thanks to all participants!
The Palestra will be rockin' tonight for the Catholic League championship game and the winner will be able to double-brag, "Not only are we the 2016 champ, but we also own the all-time edge in our schools' playoff meetings!" Hard to believe, but right now the count is 11-11 between Roman and Neumann-Goretti (counting its forerunners, Southeast Catholic/Bishop Neumann/St. John Neumann) and the point differential is only 25 (1,221 for N-G/etc.; 1,196 for Roman). Also, eight meetings have been decided by no more than three points. Roman dominated the early years (seven of eight) while Neumann/N-G has done so since 2001 (nine of 11). This will be the teams' third straight finals meeting. That has happened only one other time in CL history. Roman beat La Salle in each final from 1989 through '91. Most amazing nugget on the list below: The record for most points racked up by the winner's leading scorer goes alllllll the way back to 1944. In a semi, Franny "Dutch" Henkel poured in 27 points to fuel a 53-28 romp. Did you notice? He missed matching Roman's total by just one point. Back in that era, a state Catholic champion was decided. Southeast Catholic crunched Johnstown Central Catholic, 38-20, before 5,338 at Philly's Convention Hall. (CH, not far from the Palestra, later became the Civic Center and was demolished in 2005. It hosted six Pub finals in the '90s). Good luck to both teams tonight. Please provide another classic!
UPDATE: Roman won, 72-65. Details below.
|Results of Playoff Games Between N-G and Roman|
|1943||Pre||Roman||SE Catholic||44-34||Jack Maloney||14|
|1944||Semi||SE Catholic||Roman||53-28||Dutch Henkel||27|
|*-Steve Compton and Reggie Jackson scored 14 points apiece|
The combatants will enter Monday night's Catholic League final, set for approximately 8:45 at the Palestra, with only six total losses. Neumann-Goretti is 22-2 while Roman is 20-4. That ranks sixth for teams heading INTO the title game since at least 1970. In last year's final, Roman prevented N-G coach Carl Arrigale from winning a seventh consecutive title (that would have been a league record) and collecting career triumph No. 400 (that came in the next game, over Imhotep, for the Class AAA City Title).
UPDATE: 2016 game has been added with winner-loser positioning.
Lowest Number of Total Losses
For CL Title Combatants, 1970-2015
(Heading INTO the Game)
Here are the results for Inter-Ac teams in the quarterfinal round of the Pennsylvania Independent Tournament (PAISAA, officially). As happened this time around, when Episcopal beat Haverford School, some games have featured I-A teams against each other. In 2010, there were separate eight-team tourneys and the winners did not meet. Germantown Academy is best in quarters with a 5-2 record.
|Performances by Inter-Ac in Quarterfinals of Pa. Indy Tourney|
|DNP: did not participate in tourney|
|*-two separate eight-team tourneys|
PA. INDEPENDENT TOURNAMENT
Hill School 59, Penn Charter 37
This is year No. 8 for the Pennsylvania Independent Tournament (PAISAA, officially) and the Inter-Ac League is basking in the glow of its best first-round performance so far (5-1). Episcopal won Friday night, four more teams won yesterday/last night (Germantown Academy, Haverford School, Malvern Prep, Penn Charter) and SCH Academy suffered a loss. The I-A almost certainly would have been 5-1 in '13, but high-seed GA was given a first-round bye because the tourney did not include 16 teams.
|Performances by Inter-Ac in 1st Round of Pa. Indy Tourney|
|2010||different format; two separate tourneys with 8 teams apiece|
|DNP: did not particpate|
PA. INDEPENDENT TOURNAMENT
Penn Charter 53, Academy of the New Church 52
Germantown Academy's Gabe Alter joined a special club when the annual Coaches' All-Inter-Ac Teams were released yesterday. Over the last 49 seasons, he's one of only 17 players to have earned all-league honors with a scoring average of 7.9 or lower. His was 7.6 and he was tabbed as a second-teamer. Almost always, all-star teams are dominated by the guys with the highest averages. So the guys listed below earned their notice thanks to great team-play qualities that did not go unnoticed by rival coaches. Steve Donnelly (Malvern in '76) and Denis Kane (Germantown Academy in '93) have been the only first-teamers. Amazingly, Donnelly's average (5.6) is the lowest . . . Congrats to Gabe!
Inter-Ac All-Star Honorees With
Low Scoring Averages, 1968-2016
Think about how many postseason games have been played in Catholic League history. Last night, there was an all-time accomplishment. As Neumann-Goretti zoomed past Ryan, 89-55, in a semifinal at the Palestra, junior Quade Green (31) and senior Zane Martin (30) combined for 61 points. That's the No. 1 duo total, beating 54 by Roman's Kyle Locke (39) and James "Flames" Lewis (15; most recently the head coach at Philly Electric Charter) in the 1992 championship. Below are all totals of at least 45 points. Only three occurred in losing efforts. Martin's 30-point outburst was extra special: It raised his career total to exactly 1,000.
UPDATE: No additions through the championship game.
|Most Productive One-Game Duos in Catholic League Playoff History|
|Year||School||Pts||Leading Scorer||Pts||Second Scorer||Pts||Opponent||W-L||Round||Score|
|2016||Neum.-Gor.||61||Quade Green||31||Zane Martin||30||Ryan||Won||Semi||89-55|
|1992||Roman||54||Kyle Locke||39||James Lewis||15||Dougherty||Won||Final||77-69|
|2011||SJ Prep||53||Stephen Vasturia||27||Miles Overton||26||Carroll||Lost||Qtr||72-67|
|2004||SJ Prep||52||John Griffin||27||Chris Clark||25||Dougherty||Won||Final||84-61|
|1984||Bonner||50||Rodney Blake||30||Dave Koskinen||20||W. Catholic||Won||Qtr||75-44|
|1995||La Salle||50||Jack Horgan||32||Joe Meade||18||Ryan||Won||Pre||80-67|
|1958||Neumann||49||Billy Mulvihill||26||Jim Gannon||23||Judge||Won||Final||67-59|
|2013||SJ Prep||49||Miles Overton||26||Stephen Vasturia||23||La Salle||Won||Qtr||74-57|
|2015||Neum.-Gor.||49||Quade Green||26||Lamarr Kimble||23||La Salle||Won||Semi||70-65|
|1990||Roman||48||Bernard Jones||30||Mike Watson||18||La Salle||Won||Final||64-62|
|2003||Dougherty||48||Kyle Lowry||29||Isaac Greer||19||SJ Prep||Lost||Final||77-70|
|2008||SJ Prep||48||Jim Mower||32||Matt Williams||16||Roman||Won||Qtr||61-55|
|2011||Carroll||48||Juan'ya Green||39||*see below||9||SJ Prep||Won||Qtr||72-67|
|2006||Neum.-Gor.||47||DJ Rivera||24||Rick Jackson||23||Dougherty||Won||Semi||84-73|
|1971||N. Catholic||46||Barry Brodzinski||26||Joe Wojtiw||20||SJ Prep||Lost||Semi||76-73|
|1999||O'Hara||46||Jeff Randazzo||23||Jeff Siti||23||SJ Prep||Won||Pre||79-58|
|2003||SJ Prep||46||Mark Zoller||31||Chris Clark||15||Dougherty||Won||Final||77-70|
|1998||Judge||45||Kris Dufner||28||Jim Reeves||17||N. Catholic||Won||Qtr||72-47|
|1998||O'Hara||45||Jeff Randazzo||29||Alex Sazonov||16||Ryan||Won||Semi||64-56|
|2000||O'Hara||45||Fran Grandieri||31||Harry Dougherty||14||Carroll||Lost||Pre||68-58|
|2003||SJ Prep||45||Mark Zoller||25||John Griffin||20||La Salle||Won||Semi||66-44|
|2009||Neum.-Gor.||45||Tyreek Duren||26||Tony Chennault||19||Roman||Won||Final||86-53|
|*-Jay Donovan and Yosef Yacob had 9 points apiece|
TAKE A GUESS
Here are the guesses for the winners and total margin in tonight's Catholic League semis . . . Ernie Gallagher nailed it!
|Ernie Gallagher WINNER!||yes||yes||35|
|*Tom "Hockey Puck" McKenna||yes||yes||25|
|*-by phone from his room at the rehabilitation facility; he's doing much better!|
Two rounds remain in this year's Catholic League playoffs and the teams still alive are Carroll, N-G, Roman and Ryan. Will a player on one (or more) of those teams barge his (or their) way onto the list below? It'll be a challenge. The respective records for points in CL playoffs at those schools are 39, 32, 39 again and 29. The 39-point guys are Juan'ya Green and Kyle Locke and they're tied for the No. 1 spot. (Click here for a combo pic from 2011.) Six of the schools listed below (Dougherty, Kenrick/K-K, North Catholic, Salesianum, St. James and St. Thomas More) are no longer with us. Four others (Camden Catholic, St. John's, Trenton Catholic and Villanova Prep) never made a playoff appearance. The factors involving Salesianum's Lex Gillespie deserve a special mention. In 1923, the Sallies lost to SJ Prep, 22-21, for the CL championship. Gillespie scored 17 of the Sallies' 21 points (81 percent) and shot 15-for-20 at the line. The Prep's John "Jocko" Collins, who went on to lead a wonderful life (click here for his obit) and remains one of the VERY best men with whom I have ever had interaction (during his time as a baseball scout), shot 12-for-17 at the line en route to 14 points. They were the ONLY guys in that game to shoot free throws. Why? That was the rule! One guy for each team shot all free throws. That was the last year for that rule. The 1968 game involving McDevitt (Bob Haas had 26 points) and North Catholic earned national attention. Click here to see why.
UPDATE: I listed the wrong opponent for Chris Edwards' performance. Thanks to ex-Judge star Art Livingston for speaking up!
UPDATE: No additions through the championship game.
|Top Scoring Efforts in Catholic League Playoffs for Each School|
|Juan'ya Green||Carroll||39||2011||SJ Prep||Quarter|
|Jack Horgan||La Salle||32||1995||Ryan||Pre|
|Lex Gillespie||Salesianum||17||1923||SJ Prep||Final|
|Bill Lynch||St. James||26||1952||West||Semi|
|Jim Mower||SJ Prep||32||2008||Roman||Quarter|
|Mike Jones||ST More||23||1968||West||Quarter|
|Joe Thompson||Wood||25||1997||La Salle||Quarter|
So, maybe since yesterday you've been wondering . . . How many Catholic League coaches NOT connected to this century also led teams into the playoffs in season No. 1, plus notched a win? (smile). Here we go. There were different formats through the years from no playoffs, to just finals, to semis and finals, to quarters, semis and finals (with pre-playoffs mixed in, when necessary). Lots of famous names can be found below. Also, some guys led their coach to postseason victory No. 1, then began drawing X's and O's and matched their mentor's feat. The following guys below won first-year titles: Jocko McGarry, Joe Meehan, Jordan Oliver, Jim Usilton Jr., Jack Devine, Jack Pergolin, Mike Lynam (Jimmy's brother), Barry Brodzinski and Art Hunter.
|CL Coaches With Playoff Wins in First Season (Coached Only in Previous Century)|
|1939||Matt Guokas Sr.||SJ Prep||La Salle||2nd Half||25-17||Bill Kenney||8|
|1939||Jocko McGarry||S. Catholic||SJ Prep||Final||35-32||Lou Fiorella||13|
|1942||Joe Meehan||La Salle||ST More||Semi||38-31||Ed Shepper||14|
|1943||Jordan Oliver||Roman||S. Catholic||Pre||44-34||Jack Maloney||14|
|1946||Lou Fiorella||S. Catholic||St. James||Semi||41-36||Jim "Reds" Furey||18|
|1948||Joe Langan||W. Catholic||Roman||Semi||46-39||Ernie Beck||17|
|1951||Gene Powers||W. Catholic||S. Catholic||Semi||41-40||Jack Devine||13|
|1952||Jim Usilton Jr.||W. Catholic||St. James||Semi||76-49||Ed Williams||19|
|1959||Jack McKinney||St. James||ST More||Pre||56-50||Tom Galia||24|
|1959||Jack Devine||W. Catholic||Dougherty||Semi||46-39||Jimmy Lynam||17|
|1964||Jack Pergolin||Dougherty||Bonner||Semi||74-64||Mike Kempski||24|
|1964||John Clark||Egan||Neumann||Semi||59-47||*see below||20|
|1967||Bob Harrington||Dougherty||O'Hara||First||66-49||Jack Kerrigan||19|
|1971||Tony Costantino||N. Catholic||Kenrick||Quarter||51-46||Barry Brodzinski||15|
|1972||Eddie Burke||ST More||O'Hara||Quarter||48-42||Carlton Kenty||20|
|1976||Mike Lynam||Kenrick||La Salle||Quarter||52-51||Tom Catagnus||16|
|1978||Paul Lynch||SJ Prep||W. Catholic||Quarter||63-62||John Staudenmayer||20|
|1982||Barry Brodzinski||Roman||W. Catholic||Quarter||77-75||Dallas Comegys||27|
|1984||Art Hunter||Bonner||W. Catholic||Quarter||75-44||Rodney Blake||30|
|1989||Chet Walsh||Carroll||Neumann||Pre||63-60||Matt Brown||21|
|1994||Mike Doyle||Neumann||O'Hara||Pre||47-44||Rashid Bey||19|
|*-Chris Cosmas and Dave Frederick scored 20 points apiece.|
So, maybe you're wondering . . . How often does a Catholic League coach not only lead his team into the playoffs in his first season but also notch a win? Look below. This list includes all guys who coached for at least one season in this century (at the same school). Three began their stints back in the day. Judge's Bill Fox won the championship in his first season. North Catholic's Brother Jim Williams and Roman's Dennis Seddon/Chris McNesby also won semis, but lost in championship games.
|CL Coaches With Playoff Wins in First Season (Coached at Least One Season in This Century)|
|1975||Bill Fox||Judge||Dougherty||Quarter||64-59||Al Clancy||22|
|1987||Dennis Seddon||Roman||Bonner||Quarter||53-45||Chuck Veterano||20|
|1994||Bro. Jim Williams||North Catholic||Conwell-Egan||Quarter||78-65||Chris Heck||20|
|2001||Bernie Rogers||Ryan||La Salle||Quarter||63-55||Andy MacDonald||15|
|2002||Speedy Morris||SJ Prep||Bonner||Quarter||66-46||Chris Clark||24|
|2009||Sean Tait||Wood||Conwell-Egan||First||49-37||Fran Dougherty||14|
|2009||Chris McNesby||Roman||La Salle||Quarter||73-49||Rakeem Brookins||31|
|2010||Jack Walsh||Wood||West Catholic||Quarter||55-46||Brian O'Grady||18|
|2010||Bill Day||Dougherty||Conwell-Egan||First||64-53||Brandyn Wims||12|
|2010||Guy Moore||North Catholic||Judge||First||66-64||Bobby Makor||18|
|2014||Jazz Williams||West Catholic||Lansdale||First||48-45||Jahmil Harris||23|
|2016||Joe Zeglinski||Ryan||La Salle||Quarter||67-49||Izaiah Brockington||27|
One thing about Archbishop Ryan's basketball team: When it pulls off a quarterfinal upset, it does so in style. In this century, lower seeds have claimed victory 12 times in CL quarters. Ryan has accomplished the feat three times and owns three of the top four margins of victory. Friday night, the Raiders rolled to a 67-49 victory at La Salle for coach Joe Zeglinski . . . Hey, look who led Ryan in scoring in its 2006 success. The same guy. In 2008, Andrew Rogers did his starring for his brother, Bernie. They now can be found on the coaching staff at Haverford School. Bernie is the head man. Andrew is one of his assistants. Some games below featured teams with identical records. The seedings were based on tie-breakers.
|Upsets in CL Quarterfinals, 2000-16|
|Year||Winner (Seed)||Loser (Seed)||Score||Margin||Leading Scorer||Pts|
|2008||Ryan (3)||Dougherty (2)||72-46||26||Andrew Rogers||21|
|2016||Ryan (5)||La Salle (4)||67-49||18||Izaiah Brockington||27|
|2003||La Salle (3)||Wood (2)||46-29||17||Will Furey||14|
|2006||Ryan (3)||Judge (2)||39-26||13||Joe Zeglinski|