The Southern High Showcase turned out to be just that for four Public League basketball teams playing in the tournament on South Broad Street yesterday.

Deshon Minnis knocked down 7 of 8 free throws in the fourth quarter and picked up 22 points to lead the host Rams past Prep Charter, 74-70.

As a team, Southern was 11 for 14 from the line down the stretch, holding off the Huskies, who outscored the Rams in the final quarter by 27-17.

In the other game, Harold Hicks converted 8 of 10 free throws in the fourth quarter and led Frankford past Bodine, 58-53.

Hicks had 11 points and teammate Terrell Clark scored nine of his 19 points in the third quarter.

Make-A-Wish Tournament.

Michael X. Brown's layup with two minutes left proved to be the winning points as Penn Charter edged Mercersburg Academy, 40-38, in the first round of the round-robin tournament.

Brown scored 12 points for the Quakers.


Marcus Brown collected 27 points and sparked Engineering and Science to a 41-36 win over visiting Roxborough.


Soutiri Sapnas drained four free throws in overtime and scored 19 points to lift Marple Newtown past host Springfield (Delaware County), 56-54.

Marvin Holman-Little scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to spark Penncrest to a 41-37 win over visiting Strath Haven.

Suburban One Continental.

Reills Reichwein scored 11 points and Central Bucks West outscored visiting Souderton in overtime, 2-1, to beat the Indians, 47-46.

Central Bucks East got 18 points from Chris Harmon and outscored visiting Quakertown in overtime, 11-5, en route to a 63-57 victory.

A 17-0 run by Hatboro-Horsham in the fourth quarter propelled the Hatters past visiting North Penn, 45-36.

Conor Poston scored 18 points for the Hatters.

Suburban One American.

Rob Mansell (31 points) hit a pull-up jumper in the lane with time running out in overtime as Cheltenham edged visiting Upper Moreland, 58-56.

Pioneer Athletic.

David Vining accounted for eight three-pointers and 31 points as Owen J. Roberts upended host Spring-Ford, 72-66.


Neil Moerman scored 10 of his 21 points in the final quarter including six of the last nine and helped Devon Prep beat host Delco Christian, 56-52.

Weston Bloomer scored 11 points and helped New Hope-Solebury rally for a 38-32 win over host Phil-Mont Christian.


Rus Slawter notched seven of his 18 points in the fourth quarter to power Archbishop Ryan past host Washington, 46-37.


Emiliano Daga (125 pounds) and Chris Cange (189 pounds) earned first-period pins as Northeast beat visiting Lincoln, 43-30, in a Public League match.

In another league match, Joe Rutledge needed just 40 seconds to earn a pin at 160 pounds for Olney in a 59-17 win over Overbrook.


Eric Pfeiffer and Yuli Ko each earned two pins as Perkiomen School picked up a pair of victories.

The Indians beat visiting Solebury School, 48-12, and tied Valley Forge, but won on most first points scored.

Pfeiffer pinned in 1 minute, 4 seconds against Solebury and in 50 seconds against Valley Forge at 171 pounds.

Ko pinned in 2:48 against Solebury and in 2:54 against Valley Forge at 189 pounds.


John Armstrong broke his own Friends Schools League and Friends' Central records in the 200-yard individual medley, but the Phoenix fell to visiting Haverford School, 99-71, in a nonleague meet.

Armstrong turned in a winning time of 2:00.87, breaking his previous mark of 2:02.29.