Jaylen Bond helped Plymouth Whitemarsh's basketball team avert a potential collapse at the Pete Nelson Classic yesterday.
Bond stole the ball with one second left and time expired as the Colonials held on for a 44-42 win over St. Joseph's Prep in the championship game.
With five seconds left, the Colonials (7-3) had the inbounds pass stolen momemtarily but, after a scramble at midcourt, Bond came away with the ball and the game as the buzzer sounded.
Plymouth Whitemarsh was led by C.J. Aiken's 11 points.
In other Nelson games:
Jack McDonnell's two free throws with 5.9 seconds left put Germantown Academy up by four in a 57-56 win over North Catholic.
Dominic Morris scored 17 points for Friends' Central in a 61-53 win over Souderton.
In a semifinal Ocean Cup Bracket game at the Wildwood (N.J.) Convention Center, Communications Tech needed overtime to hand Camden Catholic its first loss, 68-53. The Phoenix put the game away with a 13-0 run that spanned the final 1 minute, 30 seconds of regulation and the first minute of overtime. Lijah Thompson's free throw with 24 seconds left in regulation forced the overtime.
Lower Cape May outlasted Lower Moreland, 42-40, to win the Ray Martin Bracket title.
In the Jersey Shore Bracket title game, Math, Civics and Science topped St. Joseph (N.J.), 64-47, behind Andre Thomas (16 points, 12 rebounds).
MVP Corey Canestrare scored 23 points to lead the host Owls past Bristol, 62-43, for the title.
Father Judge Tournament.
John McGrath scored 19 points to lead the host Crusaders past Cardinal Dougherty, 52-48.
Cardinal O'Hara Tournament.
West Catholic advanced to the title game by beating Living Faith Christian, 68-46, behind Rob Holloman's 22 points.
Lancaster Black Knight.
Hempfield shot 15 for 20 at the free-throw line to beat Southern, 60-49, for the title.
Sneaker Villa Classic.
At Ben Franklin, Devonte' Newbill scored 28 points to lead Strawberry Mansion past Girard College, 81-78.
Malcolm Lites' only point of the game, a free throw with eight seconds left, gave Academy of the New Church a 49-48 win over Life Center (N.J.)
Great Valley came away with five impressive wins at the Bob Rohm Duals at Bloomsburg University.
The Patriots topped Muncy, 42-11, in the championship match after beating Elmer L. Meyers (63-10), Bloomsburg (53-14), Palmyra (52-23) and Hanover Area (72-9).
Kyle Liberato, Travis Donnor, Myles Tornetta, Carl Buchholz and Casey Haines all had 5-0 records for the day.
Indoor Track and Field
Methacton's Carlton Lavong took first place in the long jump to highlight performances by area athletes at th e 10th Annual Marine Corps Holiday Classic. In the meet held at the Armory in Manhattan, Lavong posted a jump of 23 feet, 7 1/2 inches.