Roman Catholic

's Dennis Seddon didn't have to wait long for win No. 500 as a varsity head basketball coach.

He got it last night at the Gonzaga (D.C.) Classic, beating

Bishop McNamara

(Md.), 63-61, in an opening-round game last night at Gonzaga High's Carmody Center.

The Cahillites (3-0) had to climb a pretty steep hill to present their coach with the milestone, trailing by 12 points with three minutes left. Maalik Wayns led Roman with 27 points.

Roman travels to another venue, Bender Arena at American University, tonight for an 8:30 p.m. semifinal game.

Mercersburg Academy Tournament.

Larry Loughery scored 20 points and Sam Givens added 19 as

Academy of the New Church

rolled to a 76-45 win over

St. Maria Goretti


Make A Wish Tournament.

At Germantown Academy,

La Salle

got 19 points and six rebounds from Matt Crozier in a 64-43 win over

Episcopal Academy


Dave Mercer Tournament.

At Hill School, Bryan Cohen's 25 points powered

Abington Friends

to a 55-43 win over

Solebury School

. Jake Lerner added 18 points for the Kangaroos.


With representatives of several colleges in attendance to scout him, most notably Philadelphia University,


senior Dan Robinson passed his latest audition.

The 6-foot-7 forward scored 32 points to lead the host Green Raiders to a 49-42 Central League win over visiting




Freshman Joe Getz got five steals to go along with his 12 points as host

Archbishop Wood


Cardinal O'Hara

, 59-50. Teammate Dan Comas scored 20 points.

Suburban One National.

John Jones scored 18 points to help

North Penn

past host


, 54-41, the first win of the season for the Knights (1-4).

Dalton Pepper's 24 points and 11 rebounds powered unbeaten


to a 65-58 win over visiting



Suburban One Continental.

A devastating fastbreak helped


build a big early lead and coast to a 72-42 win at

William Tennent

. The Eagles got 14 points from Paul Savage.

Joe Crane scored all nine of his points in the fourth quarter to lift host

Council Rock South



, 58-52.


Colin McCarthy led a group of three players in double figures with 14 points to lead host

Holy Ghost Prep

past rival


, 61-44.

The Firebirds (6-1) also got 10 points apiece from Brendan O'Neill and Phil Pastor.

Mike Reeser's three-pointer at the buzzer gave

Christopher Dock

a 57-56 comeback win at

Lower Moreland

. The Pioneers needed to outscore the Lions, 24-15, in the final quarter for the win.

Owen Struck scored half of his game-high 18 points in the first quarter for host

Phil-Mont Christian

in a 76-50 win over

MaST Charter



Eric Johnson's 24 points powered

Math, Civics and Science

to a 78-33 win at

Camden County Tech


Jesse Redmond's 19 points highlighted host

Bishop Shanahan

's 57-50 win over

Academy Park


The Eagles (2-4) shot only 50 percent from the line, but had 36 free throws.



had six pins in a 60-3 Public League win at


, the quickest, 22 seconds, going to 189-pound Greg Gibbons. Teammate Naeem Tull (215) pinned his opponent in 24 seconds.

Ken Richmond (135) and Anthony Nieves (heavyweight) had first-period pins for host


in a 57-15 win over




got consecutive pins from Anthony Kap (152) and Stefon Broughton in a 48-36 win over visiting

Ben Franklin


Ivan Bodden's first-period pin at 140 clinched host


's 44-33 win over


. The Owls' Melvin Rodriguez won, 13-10, in the 125-pound bout.