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Sat. Pa. boys roundup: Roman triumphs in OT

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 Tipoff Tournament.

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 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 OT 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.

Also at the Tipoff Tournament, Brendan Kilpatrick scored 24 points and Dennis Gabert added 12 as Malvern Prep easily knocked off Pennsbury, 61-48. The Friars jumped out to an early lead behind Kilpatrick's 15 first half points.

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.

Fateem Brockington scored a game-high 15 points and Del-Val Charter pulled away from Upper Darby, 49-43. Brockington was named to the All-Tournament Team, as was Kuity Slanger of Upper Darby. Slanger finished with a team-high eight points.

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.

Will Maynard's 15 points was the difference as Faith Christian downed Jenkintown, 54-39. The Lions held a 16-point lead at halftime.

Delco Christian Tournament. Howard Sellars poured in 15 points and Church Farm cruised past Delco Christina, 61-17, to capture the tournament title. The Griffins outscored Delco Christian by 22 points in the first half.

Daniel Boone Tournament. Kale Wrigley's 18 points helped Boyertown rally for a 65-56 win over Pequea Valley. After trailing by eight at the half, the Bears outscored Pequea Valley by 17 points after the break. Dennin finished with eight rebounds and three blocks.

Friends League. Billy Cassidy and Amile Jefferson both scored 11 points to pace Friends' Central over George School, 60-34. Jefferson scored five quick points and Cassidy knocked down two threes to give the Phoenix a 24-5 lead at the end of the first quarter.

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. Josh Bair scored 12 points and grabbed the tournament MVP.

Peddie School Invitational. Phelps needed overtime to turn away Chestnut Hill, 51-45. The Blue Devils tied it at the buzzer on a three by Malik Garner before Phelps scored six unanswered points in OT.

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. Jay Hardy led Swenson with 13 points.

Jamier Cross, Josue Falu and Jeremy Irby scored in double-digits to help Carroll knock off Esperanza, 52-46. Cross' 14-point effort earned him a spot on the All-Tournament Team.

Germantown Community Tournament. DeAndre Harriot's 14 points helped Roxborough hold off host Germantown Friends, 39-34, in the tournament final. Samson Akano chipped in with nine points and Aswad Hinton picked up tournament MVP honors. Gilman Myran led the Tigers with nine points.

Nonleague. Christian Rivera and Bryan Okolo led the way for Archbishop Ryan in a 51-43 win at Bishop Shanahan. Rivera scored a game-high 13 points and Okolo added 12 for the Raiders.

Cross Country

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. He was selected the PIAA Male Cross-Country Runner of the Year in addition to being selected to the State Independent Schools and Inter-Ac League first teams.


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.