Antonio Monroe showed a flair for the dramatic for Communications Tech in a Public League basketball game yesterday.

Monroe drilled an 11-foot shot at the buzzer and handed the Phoenix a 59-57 win over visiting Strawberry Mansion, handing the Knights their first loss of the season.

Monroe finished the game with 13 points for Communications Tech (4-1, 2-1) and Devonte Newville paced Mansion (5-1, 2-1) with 22 points.

University City came back from a 48-43 deficit to beat visiting Southern, 62-58.

Marcus Holland scored 19 points for the Jaguars.

New Media Charter overcame a 37-point performance by GAMP's Laron Byrd and beat the Pioneers, 59-53.

Isaiah Clark scored 20 points for the Jaguars.

Dom Owens scored 8 of his 25 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the final quarter to boost Paul Robeson to a 77-71 win over visiting High School of the Future.

Ramadan Abdullah nailed a three pointer from the top of the key to force overtime, then scored 5 of his 18 points in the extra session to give Germantown a 73-67 win over visiting Central.

Steve Randall added 19 points including 5 points in overtime for the Bears.

Joe Reid came through with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Gratz in a 55-48 win over host William Penn.

Luis Martinez struck for 26 points and led Olney to a come-from-behind 67-58 win over host Edison.

Tyrell Smith picked up 14 points and helped Saul beat visiting Palumbo, 55-45.

Mike Wilson scored 16 points and Martin Luther King pulled away from visiting Overbrook in the final quarter en route to a 63-52 victory.

Rasheen Dorn picked up 26 points and led Del-Val Charter to an 82-70 win over visiting Hope Charter.

FitzSimons built a 23-9 lead in the first quarter and cruised past host Franklin Towne Charter, 56-43.

Kion Coats paced the Rams with 19 points.

Tyrone Garland collected four three pointers, converted all eight of his free throw attempts and scored 41 points for Bartram in an 85-71 win over host Kensington.

Northeast pulled away from visiting Lincoln down the stretch and beat the Railsplitters, 60-45, for its first win of the season.

Marques Nicholson paced the Vikings with 18 points.

Boys Latin outscored host Philadelphia Academy Charter in every quarter and earned a 57-40 victory.

The Warriors got 18 points from Therence Brown.

Catholic Blue.

Liam Coyne collected 22 points and boosted Lansdale Catholic past visiting Kennedy-Kenrick, 53-41.

Suburban One Continental.

Central Bucks East parlayed 18 steals into a 57-52 win over visiting Hatboro-Horsham.

Baxter Whittington scored 13 points for the Patriots.

Ches-Mont.

Stephen El-Gray picked up 15 points and sparked Coatesville to a 50-43 win over host Downingtown East.

Pioneer Athletic.

Andrew Meszaros posted 16 points and helped St. Pius X get past visiting Pottsgrove, 60-47.

Bicentennial.

Mike Kelly paced a balanced scoring effort by New Hope-Solebury with 12 points as the Lions downed host Morrisville, 50-38.

Nonleague.

After neither team scored in the first two overtime periods, a three-pointer by Ken Johnson in the third overtime broke the ice and Abington went on to beat visiting Cheltenham, 56-51.

Johnson scored 15 points and teammate Jaymes Miller chipped in with 17 points for the Galloping Ghosts.

Phoenixville held off host Academy Park in the waning moments and beat the Knights, 50-47.

Yusef Brown scored 13 points for the Phantoms.

Dmitri Miller collected 22 points and lifted Upper Moreland past visiting Upper Perkiomen, 60-56.

Brett Roseboro contributed 13 points for Quakertown in a 43-38 win over visiting Easton.

Matt Moskowitz notched 17 points and led Lower Moreland past visiting Springfield (Montgomery County), 64-53.