Archbishop Wood (Warminster, PA)
Basketball History

60 Minutes . . . on Saturday Night

  60 Minutes, the long-running TV show, is aired on Sunday night. But on Dec. 14, 2019, an unofficial version
of 60 Minutes was visible in the gym at Archbishop Wood High, in Warminster. The final game of the third
annual Diane Mosco Foundation Shootout (the event honors the memory of the late wife of Wood's coach,
John Mosco), featured the Vikings vs. Paul VI of Fairfax, VA (suburb of Washington, DC). And it lasted 60
scoreboard clock minutes -- 32 in regulation and 28 more over seven overtimes. Paul VI toughed out the
victory, 130-128. Below are the boxscore and a story by Andrew Robinson of The Intelligencer. Thanks
also to Wood assistant Tom Boyd for providing the scorebook pages.
  By the way, the game ended well after 11 p.m. (reported times vary, one person said it was 11:50). Wood
needed to be at the airport at 4 a.m. to fly to Hawaii for a tournament.
  This game is believed to be the longest (topping six OTs, several instances) and highest scoring in city
leagues history, topping 257 by Washington and West Philadelphia in 1998. Washington won, 130-127, in
four OTs).
  The Pennsylvania record for OTs is believed to be eight. In 1972, at Abington, Plymouth-Whitemarsh beat
Springfield Montco, 65-63, in a playoff for the Suburban One League championship. OTs lasted three minutes
back then, as opposed to the current four.

  Click here for a video of the game, via 

The boxscore . . .

PAUL VI (VA) FG 3's F-FT Pts   WOOD FG 3's F-FT Pts
Trevor Keels 9 2 10-10 30   Marcus Randolph 5 3 3-6 16
Jeremy Roach 10 0 10-13 30   Rahsool Diggins 9 4 4-5 26
Dug McDaniel 5 0 11-14 21   Muneer Newton 5 0 0-0 10
Tyler Coleman 3 0 2-4 8   Daeshon Shepherd 10 2 13-19 35
Josiah Freeman 5 4 6-6 20   Jaylen Stinson 10 1 10-14 31
Luke Triggs 0 0 4-4 4   Robert Jackson 0 0 0-0 0
Jack Jensen 2 0 1-2 5   Brennen Kersey 2 0 0-0 4
DeShawn Harris-Smith 3 0 3-9 8   John Donahue 1 0 0-0 2
Reiss Whittaker 1 1 0-2 3   Mike Knouse 0 0 4-4 4
  Totals 38 7 47-64 130   Dan Prior 0 0 0-0 0
            Markus Dixon 0 0 0-0 0
            Andrew McHugh 0 0 0-0 0
            Tyson Allen 0 0 0-2 0
              Totals 42 10 34-50 128
Paul VI (VA) 11 18 13 37 10 7 6 10 2 6 10 -- 130
Archbishop Wood 18 18 21 22 10 7 6 10 2 6 8 -- 128

Officials: Joe Anhalt, Bob "Notre Dame Harvey" Sumner, Shamus McNulty.

Paul VI escapes with seven OT win over Archbishop Wood

By Andrew Robinson
  WARMINSTER -- It was a game that had people talking about it before it even ended.
  It was a game that at one point had Archbishop Wood boys basketball coach John Mosco ask the players who hadn’t yet fouled out to gather in front of him. It was a game that every time it felt like it was over, it simply wasn’t, at least the first six overtimes.
  In a blend of equal parts riveting and ridiculous, nationally ranked Paul VI of Virginia escaped with a 130-128 seven-overtime victory over the Vikings to wrap up the third annual Diane Mosco Foundation Shootout at Wood.
  “I think everyone got their 10 dollars’ worth,” Mosco said, the wriest of smiles on his face.
  “In one of the timeouts, I said ‘whoever is left, whoever didn’t foul out, go sit down,’ I didn’t know who we still had in the game. It was back-and-forth, they threw a punch, we threw a punch. I looked up at one point and asked why are people leaving? It was everything you could want as a fan.”
  Again, this was a game that crossed into the fabled UConn-Syracuse realm of extra sessions, so yeah, there was quite a bit of entertainment to be had. According to, the combined 258 points was the 11th highest scoring total ever in a high school game.
  Upon hearing that fact, Mosco had another quality line ready.
  “There were 10 games with more than that?” the Wood coach asked.
  NFHS also lists 13 as the most overtimes played in a high school game nationally, but there were no games of seven or more listed for Pennsylvania. (see above for details on eight-OT game in Pa.)
  It’s not fair to ignore regulation, since that was the reason for all the overtime in the first place. Rahsool Diggins and Marcus Randolph carried Wood early, combining for the first 18 points while Daeshon Shepherd found himself in early foul trouble.
  In one of just many quirks of the game, Randolph and Diggins would foul out while Shepherd, who picked up three fouls in the first half, finished the game on the floor.
  Paul VI, ranked No. 4 in the country by MaxPreps, was a little more balanced in the first half and the teams traded runs until Wood closed the first half on a 10-0 spree for a 36-29 halftime lead. The Vikings carried it over and were tremendous as a team in the third quarter with Jaylen Stinson hitting a three just before the buzzer to give the hosts a 57-42 lead.
  “It was, by far, the craziest game I’ve ever been a part of,” Stinson said. “When Marcus and ‘Sool fouled out, I still had Daeshon and Muneer (Newton) but it was my time to take over. These games, we play them in honor of our coach’s wife and they mean a lot to him. As long as we put our heart out on the court, I know he’d be happy with that.”
  Newton had a two-handed dunk and Shepherd threw down a fastbreak windmill to put Wood up 66-50 with 6:05 left in the fourth. Unfortunately for the Vikings, they would not be able to close out the quarter on top.
  A mixture of turnovers and missed shots, plus some determined finishing by the Panthers helped Paul VI whittle the lead down. Wood had three crucial turnovers in the last 40 seconds that all led to at least a point for Paul VI before Trevor Keels sent the game to overtime.
  For Keels, it was a matter of good defense beating good offense. Shepherd forced the Paul VI forward into a deep try on the left wing, but the shot was destined to go in and extend the game.
  “That was a new experience, we fought, we battled, we kept playing,” Shephed said. “I had to keep myself in the game because by the end, I was the only one who could do everything we needed. I had to keep my teammates up and just played harder.”
  For both teams, it was sort of a next-man-up approach as the war of skills turned war of wills and finally war of attrition as each passing overtime got added to the book. For Wood, the early Diggins and Randolph run was replaced by a superb effort from Stinson from the fourth quarter to the fourth overtime with Shepherd taking the closing leg.
  Paul VI was spurred late by the spectacular Jeremy Roach and when he fouled out, sophomore Dug McDaniel stepped up big time and was a major reason the game kept going as long as it did. McDaniel, who scored all 21 of his points in the fourth quarter or later, did eventually foul out but Keels and DeShawn Harris-Smith carried the torch after.
  A steal and layup by McDaniel helped erase a four-point Wood lead in the first OT, while a late Stinson score in the second led to the third. Stinson, who finished with 31 points, said he did not lack for motivation or will to keep going even as he fought through a calf cramp in the third overtime session.
  “I, honestly, it was everybody in the crowd telling me ‘come on,’ I got my teammates tell me ‘yo, it’s your time,’ our alumni here, Collin (Gillespie) and Julius (Phillips) letting me know it was my time,” Stinson said. “They installed that battery in my back and it was just go time.
  “We understand the game is still serious but at the same time, you still have to have fun with it. Each overtime, Coach asked us ‘can we win the game,’ but as the game progressed, we just kept losing players and the next guy kept fighting.”
  Down two, McDaniel canned a pair of foul shots with 43.4 in the third overtime to bring about the fourth before Shepherd got revenge. Jack Jensen split a pair at the line with 2.6 left, allowing Wood to inbound and Shepherd to zoom up the floor and get off a three that swished in at the buzzer.
  “I was proud of how we fought, proud of ‘Sool and proud of Jaylen,” Shepherd, who led Wood with 35 points, said. “I’m proud of this whole team.
  “I’m not disappointed in myself for not closing the game out, I’m proud of myself because I kept my team in the game and didn’t give up. We learn from that, we’ve been through it now.”
  Roach, a five-star Duke recruit, and Keels, a four star with offers from Duke, Virginia and Villanova among others, tied for the Paul VI lead with 30 points each while Freeman added 20 but it was Tyler Coleman that stood as the last starter remaining and he would hit two important free throws in the final overtime.
  Harris-Smith gave Paul VI the lead for good with a driving bucket to start the seventh extra frame, Luke Triggs hit two foul shots and the big hit came on a trey by Reiss Whittaker for a 127-120 lead.
  Wood tried its hardest, but couldn’t get closer than two points before a final shot fell short at the end of the marathon. Stinson finished with 31 points, Diggins had 26 and Randolph 16 to join Shepherd’s 35.
  “They left everything on the floor and did everything they could to win the game, we had guys you wouldn’t even know are on the team out there,” Mosco said. “Daeshon Shepherd showed up today, you know about Rahsool, you know about Jaylen but Daeshon really proved he belongs tonight. It was a great game all around.”
  Gillespie, the junior point guard at Villanova, was far from the only Wildcats representation in the gym. Sophomore forward Brandon Slater, a Paul VI graduate, was part of a contingent of players who came with Gillespie while coach Jay Wright watched from the baseline.
  Anybody in the game, whether it was a national championship winning coach or just someone hoping to see a good game got a lot to process on their way home.
  “We learned how much of a team we are,” Stinson said. “Everybody stayed together through the ups and downs, however many overtimes we played, everybody was up on the bench, things like that. Our chemistry, it was real eye-opening for me.”
  “It’s basically playing two games in a row,” Shepherd said. “I don’t even know what else to say, I’m so tired I can’t even talk.”
  As if all of Saturday’s theatrics weren’t enough, the Wood players and coaches also had to be at the airport at 4 a.m. Sunday morning to catch a flight to Hawai’i. Wood will play in the ‘Iolani Classic out there but all Stinson and Shepherd could think about was where they could find some sleep.
  Mosco, who was at the school all day running the showcase, hadn’t expected a four-hour, seven-overtime game to complicate those plans.
  “I still have to go pack,” he said. “(Paul VI coach) Glenn (Farello) is a good friend of mine and for him and all their coaches to come up here and do this for me, I appreciate them and their program.”


Some other OT games of note, up until 2017 . . .

JAN. 25, 2017
As you've hopefully heard by now, there was an all-timer yesterday in Inter-Ac play. Thanks to a buzzer-beating, 8-foot bank shot by sr. G Evan-Eric Longino, Germantown Academy edged Haverford School, 100-98, in five OTs! The individual points are on the Inter-Ac TEAM PAGE and we'll follow up with a special page in the coming days. But below I've decided to shine some light on some other legendary overtime games . . . Imagine you're in your first year as a sports writer and you wind up covering a game that goes EIGHT overtimes. That happened to me. In the Suburban One League championship game, played at Abington on Feb. 18, 1972, Plymouth-Whitemarsh beat Springfield Montco, 65-63, on a tip-in by Don Flocco. I've always told people that Don was the hero because he still had enough energy to jump two inches off the floor while the other guys could only jump one inch. That game was exhausting for everyone. Scoreboards did not record the number of OT sessions and I just remember how people kept yelling over to the reporters, "Hey, what overtime is this?!" and kept responding to our answers with comments such as, "Six? Man, I thought it was only four?!" I covered that game for a group of weekly newspapers based in Fort Washington . . . Five years later, for the Philadelphia Bulletin, I covered the Wood-North Catholic game in Warminster. It was a Friday night and the game didn't end until a few minutes past 11 o'clock. Regulation ended as Wood's Tom Robinson caught a two-thirds-of-the-court pass from Neil Collins and swished an all-in-one-motion shot to tie the score at 55-55. (Three-pointers were not then part of high school ball). Robinson also broke the final tie with a 17-footer from the right wing at 0:35 and Collins converted a one-and-one at 0:08. Robinson said afterward, "This is beautiful, but I hope it never happens again, even if the results are the same. Let's keep things to regulation." . . . Less than one month later, Chestnut Hill Academy beat Haverford School, 29-28, in six OTs. Tito Nanni, who wound up being a first-round MLB draft choice one year later, won the game by hitting the first of two free throws with 2 seconds left. The lefty was fouled, according to a Bulletin recap, while attempting a hook shot. Guess what? That point was the ONLY one scored beyond regulation . . . In 1988, on a Sunday afternoon at Temple's McGonigle Hall, Frankford outlasted West Philadelphia, 71-64, in four OTs, for its first Public League championship. The Warley brothers, Carlin and Jason, fueled the Pioneers and the latter grabbed 23 rebounds. Each team lost four starters via foulouts. I covered this one for the Daily News and highlighted coach Vince Miller, whose father had just passed away . . . In 1995, Penn Charter beat Chestnut Hill Academy, 18-16, in four OTs, and in that one just two points were scored beyond regulation. They were tallied by Scott Zalben on a follow with 4 seconds left.. PC assistant Chris Rodgers was a sophomore on that team and he's pretty sure the shot preceding Zalben's follow was an airball. If he remembers who shot it, he's not giving up that info (smile). That was the first year the Inter-Ac expanded OT sessions from three to four minutes and since the halftime score was 12-12, that means only 10 total points were tallied in the 32 minutes beyond halftime! No wonder my short recap in the DN called it Sominexball. In yesterday's GA-HS tilt, 74 points were scored in the five OTs as regulation ended 62-62 . . . I'm thinking of one other legendary OT game, but for the moment I can't find the details. Maybe later today?
  UPDATE: Also now added is the five-OT Pub game in 2010 between visiting Strawberry Mansion and Imhotep. SM won that one, 88-82. Jon "Duck" Gray covered it for this website and thanks to him for remining me that it took place. His report is here under Feb. 2.
UPDATE: Now added is the Pub game I was thinking about. It was played in 1998 and involved visiting Washington and West Philadelphia. The former won, 130-127, in four OTs, and 257 is the record for combined points in a city leagues game. The record for one team is 158, as scored by Bartram in 1968 in a 158-89 win over Gratz. Washington's Shannon Bussey shot 20-for-23 at the line, then after the game went to the Christian Street YMCA to . . . work on his foul shooting! Ha, ha.
  UPDATE: The latest addition comes courtesy of Judge assistant Mike O'Connell. In the 2006-07 season, he was an assistant at Wood and the Vikings recorded a 73-72 non-league win at O'Hara in SIX OTs. . . We think (smile). Another newspaper reported that the game went four OTs. Hmmmm. Wood guard Eric Loughnane finished with 28 points after having just four going into the fourth quarter. He went 17-for-20 at the line. Mike said he remembers reporting the boxscore to Score Service, so we'll stick with six OTs . . . Received a message this afternoon from Jim King, long a multi-sport official in Philly high school sports. He remembers working this game and that the OT sessions definitely numbered six. "I also remember this distinctly," he said. "Wood trailed by 14 points after the third quarter. It was 33-19. . . I didn't get home to the Far Northeast until about 11:30."

Details of Some Legendary OT Games
Plymouth-Whitemarsh 65, Springfield (M)) 63 (8 OTs)
Feb. 18, 1972 -- Regulation 42-42
Springfield Montco Pts   Ply.-Whitemarsh Pts
Joe Winiarski 21   Tom Mitchell 23
Glenn Salo 15   Barry Morgan 16
George Allen 11   Dennis McCarthy 11
Flip Ferry 10   Steve Schlachter 9
Bruce Anderson 6   Don Flocco 6
  63     65
Wood 75, North Catholic 71 (5 OTs)
Jan. 21, 1977 -- Regulation 55-55
North Catholic Pts   Archbishop Wood Pts
Joe Schoen 26   Tom Robinson 20
John Regan 20   Paul Hanks 14
Leon Rysak 12   Gordie Miller 14
Chris Sears 9   Neil Collins 14
Tim Ritchie 2   Bernie Lajeunesse 11
Jack Rabbitt 2   Mike McGinnis 2
  71     75
Chestnut Hill 29, Haverford School 28 (6 OTs)
Feb. 11, 1977 -- Regulation 28-28
Haver. School Pts   Chestnut Hill Pts
Mike Edelman 8   Al Conner 8
Charlie Miller 8   Tom Kennedy 8
Joe Gorman 8   Tito Nanni 7
John Ibbotson 6   Rich Bland 4
John Walters 0   Terry McLaughlin 2
  28     29
Frankford 71, West Philadelphia 64 (4 OTs)
March 6, 1988 -- Regulation 55-55
West Phila. Pts   Frankford Pts
Mik Kilgore 27   Jason Warley 22
Eric Williams 15   Carlin Warley 16
Derek Higgins 11   Jamie Ross 13
Benny Ball 9   Corey Lewis 8
Malcolm Musgrove 2   Nate Emons 4
      Jeffrey Mack 4
      Kevin Newton 3
      Rodney Roach 1
  64     71
Penn Charter 18, Chestnut Hill 16 (4 OTs)
Jan. 20, 1995 -- Regulation 16-16
Penn Charter Pts   Chestnut Hill Pts
Larry Storm 8   Pat Link 7
Scott Zalben 5   Steve Belmonte 4
Shawn Peterson 3   Nelson Henry 3
Quincy Henderson 2   Thacher Goodwin 2
Steve Ley 0   Blaik Ross 0
  18     16
Washington 130, West Philadelphia 127 (4 OTs)
Feb. 3, 1998 -- Regulation 101-101
Washington Pts   West Philadelphia Pts
Shannon Bussey 44   Derrick Johnson 34
Omar Latimore 31   Cantrell Fletcher 25
Brahiim Williams 17   Michael Savage 22
Rich Harris 14   Omar Jackson 17
Daron Dickerson 11   Damien King 17
Dan Muldrow 8   Mark Wilson 6
Karl Safran 3   David Watson 4
Nick Dominello 2   Donnie Williams 2
  130     127
Wood 73, O'Hara 72 (6 OTs)
Dec. 19, 2006 -- Regulation 45-45
Archbishop Wood Pts   Cardinal O'Hara Pts
Eric Loughnane 28   Zach Tansey 19
Joe Huebner 19   Jim Kelleher 15
Dan Comas 15   Matt Romano 14
Tim Fahy 8   Bill Pondok 7
Pat Devlin 2   Mark Wedderburn 6
Sean McCartney 1   Eric Hughes 4
      T.J. Long 3
      Spencer Sandy 2
      Josh Rogers 2
  73     72
Gtn Academy 100, Haverford School 98 (5 OTs)
Jan. 24, 2017 -- Regulation 62-62
Haver. School Pts   Gtn. Academy Pts
Christian Ray 32   Kyle McCloskey 43
Gavin Burke 16   Evan-Eric Longino 27
Kharon Randolph 27   Cole Storm 14
Asim Richards 4   Josh Brownstein 6
Jameer Nelson 15   Andrew Towne 2
Joe Dignazio 2   Kahlil Asley-Diarrah 2
 Bobby Stratts 2   Brian Basile 6
 Nasir Smith 0   Ben Garcia 0
  98     100
Straw, Mansion 88, Imhotep 82 (5 OTs)
Feb. 2, 2010 -- Regulation 46-46
Straw, Mansion Pts   Imhotep Pts
Marque Griffin 18   Earl Brown 22
Eric Jefferson 2   Erik Copes 8
Jamal Jones 6   Marcus Glover 8
Khalil Meadows 14   Terrell Johnson 19
Devonte' Newbill 22   Tyhiem Perrin 9
Cedrick Powell 8   Ameen Tanksley 9
Khyree Wooten 18   Bakari White 3
  88   Jahlil Williams 4