GAMP basketball coach Art Kratchman designed a play with two options and 10 seconds left in a Public League game against visiting Mastery Charter North. Option one payed off in a big way for the Pioneers.
LaRon Byrd got into a gap and nailed a three-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer and handed GAMP its first win of the season, 56-53.
If Byrd wasn't open, he was to swing the ball to Carl Guignard. It wasn't necessary. Byrd, who averages 35 points a game, scored 28 and Guignard added 16 points for the Pioneers.
Hassan Jones scored 17 of his 25 points in the first half and helped Bok hold off visiting FitzSimons, 59-57.
Kyle Richardson converted a tip-in with 33 seconds left to break a tie and added a free throw with 9.5 seconds left to give Kensington a 53-50 win over host Germantown.
Richardson scored 14 points and teammates Henry Bond and Theo West added 15 points each for the Tigers.
Carl Wallace notched 9 of his 21 points during a 20-17 stretch run by Frankford and the Pioneers tripped visiting Olney, 56-52, giving the Trojans their first league loss.
Sam Jung collected 10 of his 19 points in overtime and led Masterman past visiting Palumbo, 64-59.
Germel Ford added 24 points and 12 rebounds for the Blue Dragons.
Saul got 17 points and 21 rebounds from Jamar Smith and handled visiting Randolph, 68-63.
Shannon Givens accounted for 24 points and 10 rebounds for Fels in a 71-65 win over visiting Southern.
Ben Franklin got 17 points from Kenny Bey-Brown and beat host Mariana Bracetti, 51-42.
Kevin Garris confined the majority of his scoring to the first and third quarters and led University City to a 73-64 win over visiting Northeast.
Garris scored 10 of his 22 points in the first quarter and scored 10 more in the third quarter.
Jared Schwarz picked up 14 points and helped lift Franklin Towne Charter to a 53-41 win over visiting Mastery Charter South.
Octavious Booker struck for 27 points and boosted Freire Charter past host Lamberton, 80-67.
Greg Robbins scored nine of his 22 points in the final quarter and led Lower Merion past host Marple Newtown, 58-52.
Kenny Belmudez scored 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as Oxford edged visiting Unionville, 64-61.
Bryan Melito dropped in 15 points and boosted Downingtown West to a 40-33 win over host West Chester East.
Great Valley went 13 for 15 from the free throw line including a 7 for 8 performance in the final quarter en route to a 45-38 win over visiting Sun Valley.
Chris Hobson scored 20 points for the Patriots.
Woody Redding drained a pair of free throws in the waning moments and North Catholic stunned visiting Strawberry Mansion, 73-71.
With 23 seconds left in the game and the score tied, 71-71, Redding stole the ball and was fouled, but missed both free throws.
Mansion got the rebound, but Redding again came up with a steal and a foul, converting both attempts. The Knights missed a pair of shots at the buzzer.
Redding scored 8 points and Jaleel Mack added 23 points for the Falcons.
Wes Bill gave Germantown Friends the lead with a three-point play and Rasheed Stewart hit a pair of free throws for what proved to be the winning points as the Tigers edged visiting Episcopal Academy, 47-44. Bill scored 17 points for GFS.
Shipley raced to a 37-25 lead through three quarters and went on to beat host Haverford School, 53-43.
Ky Howard paced the Gators with 21 points.
DeQuann Walker chipped in with 18 points and boosted Malvern Prep past visiting Methacton, 61-48.
Central Bucks South got 18 points and 10 rebounds from Will Barrett and beat host Abington, 58-43.