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Pa. Boys: Sapnas powers Marple Newtown win

Soutiri Sapnas picked up where he left off last season for the Marple Newtown basketball team at the Bristol Tournament last night.

Soutiri Sapnas picked up where he left off last season for the Marple Newtown basketball team at the Bristol Tournament last night.

Sapnas, who established the school single-season scoring record last season, dropped in 28 points to lift the Tigers past Harry S Truman, 58-52, in a semifinal game.

Sapnas collected 13 of his points in the final quarter when Marple Newtown outscored Truman, 17-8, to overcome a 44-38 deficit.

James Martin put Marple Newtown ahead for good, 54-52, when he hit a jump-hook shot with 30 seconds left in the game off an assist from Alexander Skalski.

Chester Tournament.

Will Adams collected 15 points and led Imhotep Charter past Gratz, 51-42, in a semifinal game.

The Panthers are ranked No. 6 in The Inquirer's top 10 poll.

Unionville Tournament.

Brandon Baynes scored 14 points and led University City past the host Indians, 56-49, in a semifinal game.


Devon Shorter scored 17 points and Allan Dempster grabbed 18 rebounds to lead Philadelphia Academy Charter past host Mastery Charter North, 43-30, for its first win in two seasons.

Jose Ortiz scored 19 points and Zaahir Smith added 12 points and 9 assists as Math, Civics & Science beat visiting Paul Robeson, 64-57.

Maurice Watson dropped in 8 of his 14 points during a 17-5 first quarter and Boys Latin downed host Palumbo, 66-52, in the first-ever Public League game for both teams.

Masterman used a 20-point effort from Sam Jung to beat host World Communications, 48-45.

Saul held host High School of the Future to 3 points in the third quarter and went on to post a 42-36 victory.

James Whitaker scored just 4 points, but pulled down 10 rebounds for the Razorbacks.


Shots by Troy Hockaday and Tom Cooney sent La Salle into second and third overtime periods, but a shot by Juan'ya Green at the end of the third overtime gave visiting Archbishop Carroll an 86-84 victory.

Green scored 19 points and D.J. Irving added 21 points for the Patriots.

St. Joseph's Prep raced to a huge advantage in the first quarter, but had to play some defense late in the game to hold off host Penn Charter, 58-55.

Joe Nardi dropped in 24 points for the Prep.

Lincoln roared back from a 29-20 halftime deficit and tripped host Mastbaum, 59-54.

The Railsplitters got 20 points from Teshon Wilson who dropped in 3 of his 5 three-pointers in the final quarter.

Edison got 8 three's and 30 points from Luis Martinez and beat host Fels, 71-52.

Shannon Givens, a guard for nationally-ranked Academy of the New Church last season, made his debut for Fels with 22 points.

Zafir Williams collected 6 point of his 18 points over the final 2 minutes and led Vaux past visiting Kensington, 70-67.

Elliot Barry picked up 17 points and boosted Delaware Valley Friends past visiting Collegium, 49-41.

Bensalem held visiting Archbishop Ryan to 4 points in both the first and third quarters and downed the Raiders, 44-38.

Nick Christian and Rob Schreiber each scored 13 points for the Owls.


Bill Guckin earned a pin in 22 seconds and helped Kensington beat Franklin Towne Charter in a Public League match, 48-24, for its first win in three seasons.