Shep Garner appears set to build off his impressive freshman season as he led Roman Catholic to a wild 78-75 basketball win on Saturday over Lower Merion in overtime at the Coatesville Philly.com/Rally Tipoff Tournament.
The sophomore guard finished with a game-high 37 points as he shot 11 for 17 from the field and 11 for 13 from the foul line.
Roman's Britton Lee sent the game into O.T. with a three-pointer with just 1.6 seconds left in regulation. TreVaughn Wilkerson and Shafeek Taylor dominated the glass, as Wilkerson hauled in 15 rebounds and Taylor grabbed 14.
Lower Merion was led by B.J. Johnson's 24 points on a 9-for-16 shooting display.
Upper Darby Royal Classic. Germantown Academy needed overtime to knock off Vaux, 76-73, in the tournament final. Greg Dotson scored a game-high 20 points to lead the Patriots. Rysheed Jordan, one of the city's top guards, scored 15 points for Vaux.
Bristol Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament. Conwell-Egan captured its third straight tourney title with a 43-27 rout of Bristol. Jamal Nwaniemeka led the charge with a game-high 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Friends League. Billy Cassidy and Amile Jefferson both scored 11 points to pace Friends' Central over George School, 60-34.
Calvary Baptist Tournament. Jon Boback and Dustin Vital both finished with 17-points to help lift Calvary Christian over Plumstead Christian, 66-54, in the tournament championship.
Mastery Charter North Tournament. Khalik Long scored 10 points and earned MVP honors as Mastery Charter North won its own tourney with a 42-29 thumping of Swenson.
Chestnut Hill Academy's Dustin Wilson earned all-American honors at the Foot Locker National Cross-Country Championships in San Diego.
Wilson, a senior, recorded a time of 15 minutes, 29 seconds over the 5-kilometer course at Balboa Park to take 13th place. The top 15 finishers are awarded all-American status. Wilson's time was only 9 seconds out of third place.
Edward Cheserek, a junior from St. Benedict's in Newark, N.J., won the boys' title with a time of 14:51.
After a fifth-place finish at the Northeast Regional on Nov. 26, Wilson became the first Chestnut Hill runner to qualify for the Nationals.
Marple Newtown knocked off West Chester East, 51-27, and captured the Haverford High Duals tournament.
After spotting East a 6-0 lead, Jason Rinaldi started the Tigers' comeback with a 10-second pin at 106 pounds. Aaron Moldoff (113 pounds) followed with a fall in 1:39, and Ryan Flynn (126), Tommy Antista (145) and Griffin Jackson (152) later added pins.
Octorara beat Haverford High, 44-30, in the third-place match.
Chestnut Hill Tournament. Central's Paul Shaloka won his weight class for the second straight year and also took the Outstanding Wrestler award at Chestnut Hill.
Shaloka decisioned George School's Aidan Greer, 9-0, in the 120-pound final. Bishop McDevitt claimed the team title with 144 points, led by wins from Joshua Velez-Arce (106) and Martin Stanton (182).
New Hope Tournament. Haverford School freshmen Jack Gola (106) and L.J. Barlow (182) won their weight classes, but the Fords finished second in the team scoring by 11/2 points as Upper Dublin took the trophy with 204.5 points in a 12-team field at New Hope-Solebury.