If Adam Washington has thoughts of playing college basketball after graduating from high school, he already has the experience of shooting three-pointers from NCAA distance.
With his team trailing and time about to expire, Washington drained a 22-foot trey at the buzzer for his only points of the game and handed Springfield (Delaware County) a 44-42 win over visiting Conestoga in a Central League basketball game Thursday night.
NCAA three-point distance is 20 feet, 9 inches, and Washington was well beyond that mark. His shot capped a 19-10 scoring run by the Cougars in the final quarter. Springfield also got 14 points from Brendan McNamee.
Public. Engineering & Science withstood a furious West Philadelphia rally down the stretch and edged the visiting Speedboys, 39-37.
Dijon Eggleton paced the Engineers with 14 points.
In other league games:
Michael Moore came into the game as a late replacement, knocked down a free throw, and clinched Bok's 54-51 win over visiting Ben Franklin.
Sean McLean paced the Wildcats with 21 points.
Bartram could not handle Washington's press nor make its free throws in a 76-73 loss to the visiting Eagles. Keith Richardson scored 34 points for Washington.
Allan Johnson scored four of his 27 points in overtime and boosted Edison to a 62-57 win over visiting Northeast.
Wayne Brunson notched eight of his 11 points in the final quarter and lifted Southern to a 60-56 win over host Olney.
Eric Jarvis converted four three-pointers and scored 16 of his 21 points in the second quarter to spark Mastbaum to a 51-47 win over host Roxborough.
Wonye MacFarland collected seven of his 20 points down the stretch and helped secure Germantown's 65-59 win over visiting Dobbins.
Nonleague. Tyler Dickinson drained a jumper with 20 seconds left to give Palumbo a 44-42 victory over visiting FitzSimons.
Jamier Cross scored 12 points in the first quarter, 11 in the fourth quarter, and finished the game with 24 points to lead Carroll past visiting Maritime Academy, 60-57.
Rich Hoskins scored 12 of his 16 points in the final quarter and helped Communications Tech hold off visiting Esperanza, 48-42.