Robert Leonard didn't score a basket for more than 47 minutes Friday. But he made his mark at a most opportune time for the Southern boys' basketball team.
The 5-foot-3 senior guard stole the ball, dribbled the length of the court, and hit the game-winning layup with 11 seconds remaining to give Southern a 56-54 victory over host Hempfield in the title game of the Black Knights Tournament.
Ralik Wise scored a game-high 25 points for the Rams, who also won in dramatic fashion Thursday night, beating Central York in overtime.
Jamir Lomax scored eight of his 10 points in the third quarter as Southern went on a 17-9 run to erase six-point deficit at the half.
Athletes Helping Athletes Tournament. Brennan Rudnick's 12 points paced Central Bucks South to a 49-47 win over St. Paul (Md.). Kevin Raymond scored four of his nine points on foul shots in the fourth quarter to preserve the victory.
Chris Rowland sank five three-pointers en route to a game-high 23 points to lead Council Rock North over St. Anthony (N.Y.), 59-50. Kyle McCloskey pulled in 13 rebounds to go along with eight points.
Boardwalk Classic Showcase. Karonn Davis sparked Friends' Central with 23 points and 12 rebounds in a 56-43 win against Shawnee. Billy Cassidy added 10 points, and De'Andre Hunter hauled in seven rebounds.
Christopher Dock Holiday Tournament. Matt Krewson scored 15 points and MVP William Dahm added 10 as Springfield (Montco) beat Christopher Dock, 47-37.
Constitution Tournament. Ikeal Johnson dished to Antonio Feria at the top of the key, and Feria knocked down a three-pointer with 20 seconds remaining to five Elverson a 45-42 victory over Ben Franklin. Feria and Two Osis each scored 15.
Garnet Valley Tournament. Matt Angelos' 16 points led Episcopal Academy to a 54-28 win in the title game. Markuan Stutts had six assists to go along with eight points.
Great Valley Christmas Classic. Senior forward Brad Sherry scored 20 points as Great Valley claimed the title by downing Upper Moreland, 53-37. MVP Mikael Bridges scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half.
Harrisburg Slamfest. Aondofa Anyam's baseline runner as time expired lifted Church Farm to a 50-48 defeat of Freire Charter. Mlynue Reeves scored a game-high 21. Anyam and Larry Cermak each finished with eight.
Jack Schott Tournament. Freshman Lapri Pace scored all 10 of his points in the fourth quarter and overtime to help Conwell-Egan to a 53-52 win over North Penn.
Ryan Pepito hit a three-pointer at the buzzer for the Eagles to send it into overtime, and Steve Jordan scored the game-winner on a running five-footer with 10 seconds left. Jordan scored a team-high 16.
Jameer Nelson/Pete Nelson Classic. Germantown Academy shot a remarkable 42 for 45 from the free-throw line in a 72-62 victory over Life Center.
Penn State-bound Julian Moore was 10 for 10 en route to 17 points, and Lafayette recruit Nick Lindner went 15 for 16 from the line, accounting for all of his points.
James Drury added 17 for the Patriots, who had five players in double digits.
Lenape Holiday Showcase. Brendan Horan and Shawn Miller each scored 11, leading a balanced Archbishop Ryan to a 66-38 win over Seneca. Eleven players scored for the Raiders, who led by 42-15 at halftime.
Senior guard Sam Ramagano scored 20 points and dished six assists as Malvern Prep pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 56-44 victory over Delsea.
Lower Moreland Tournament. Jake Cohen's seven points in the fourth quarter helped Lower Moreland cap a second-half rally and beat Calvary Christian, 53-49, in the consolation.
Cohen finished with a game-high 17. The Lions outscored Calvary Christian, 34-22, in the second half to erase an eight-point deficit.
Marple Newtown Tournament. Central pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 71-60 title-game victory over Delco Christian. Kahlil Williams led the Lancers with 17.
Over the River Tournament. MVP Jack Dougherty scored 16 of his 20 points in the first half as New Hope-Solebury cruised to a 62-36 championship-game win over Moravian at South Hunterdon.
Penncrest Tournament. Ben Casanova earned MVP honors by scoring four of his 16 points in an overtime period Penncrest dominated to beat West Chester Henderson, 46-39. He also had 10 rebounds. Kalvin Simpson chipped in with seven points and 10 rebounds.
Sun Valley went on a 37-24 run in the second half to rally for a 53-41 consolation victory.
Radnor Tournament. Jameal Tucker's 20 points carried Radnor to a 55-48 win in the title game over Palumbo.
In the consolation game, Jamier Cross poured in31 points to lead Carroll to a 69-23 defeat of Kipp Dubois. Josue Faiu added 20 points for Carroll.
Ridley Tournament. John McGill posted a double-double of 16 points and 17 rebounds, and Ridley rallied for a 54-43 win over Cardinal O'Hara. The Green Raiders trailed by one at the half.
Robert Hopf Tournament. Tournament MVP Steven Smith scored 15 of his game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead Franklin Towne Charter to a 50-46 win over host Jenkintown in the title game. Colin Mulvaney led Jenkintown with 16.
Devin Jackson scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter as MaST Charter fended off the comeback attempt of Science Leadership, 57-45, in the consolation game.
Quiiyim Saunders added 17 for the Panthers. Science Leadership had cut a 16-point deficit down to 10 entering the fourth quarter.
SJ Private Schools vs. Philly Private Schools. Malik Robinson hit a three-pointer from the left corner out of a timeout to break a tie with a minute remaining and give Father Judge a 56-51 victory over Sacred Heart.
Robinson finished with a game-high 21 points. Sean Hanna added 19 for the Crusaders, and Brandon Maguire had 13.
Springside Chestnut Hill Showcase. Eleven Abington Friends players made the score sheet in a 77-48 rout of Philadelphia Academy Charter.
Tony Carr led the Blue Devils with 14, Jordan Greene added 12, and Jeremiah Batts had 11. Montana Mayfield recorded six assists to go along with his six points.
Andrew Dowds' 16 points paced Springside Chestnut Hill in a 45-36 defeat of Paul Robeson. Frank Jackson added 12 points and eight rebounds.
Strath Haven Christmas Tournament. Zameer McDowell scored 16 points and helped Spring-Ford stave off a Strath Haven rally to take the championship, 52-48. John Fender led Strath Haven with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Ray Mohring, Greg Lattanzi, and Blair Wilkins combined for 38 points as Downingtown West beat Pottsgrove, 44-27, in the consolation game.
Stop DWI Holiday Classic. Marquis Daniels scored all six of his points in the final two minutes to ice Philadelphia Electrical's 62-54 win over St. Raymond's (N.Y.) in Binghamton, N.Y.
Steve Griffin led the Chargers with 26 points, and Hakeem Barjer added 19 and eight rebounds. Jai Williams chipped in with 8 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 blocks.
Triangle Club Tournament. Curt Lever hit a three-pointer with 12 seconds remaining to force overtime, and host Norristown went on to a 74-64 title win over Central Dauphin.
Luke Kelley led the Eagles with 20 points and eight rebounds.
Unionville Tournament. Maalik Rochester and Vaugh Jenkins each recorded a double-double in Kennett's 60-54 consolation victory over Gospel of Grace. Rochester had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Jenkins scored 14 with 10 boards. Jordan Jones led the Blue Demons with 21.
Shaquan Turk and Eric Williams each scored 21 for Gospel of Grace.
Upper Dublin Cardinal Classic. Tournament MVP Zach Yonda poured in 29 points to lead Conestoga to a 56-51 win over Upper Dublin to take the title. Yonda had 18 second-half points. Andrew Carber led Upper Dublin with 15.
David Huber scored nine first-quarter points as Penn Charter got off to a fast start in a 75-39 consolation victory over Phil-Mont Christian. Huber finished with 13, and Chase Kumor and Mike McGlinchey each added 12 for the Quakers.
William Allen Holiday Tournament. Dan Rutecki just missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds as Springfield (Delco) beat Neshaminy, 48-37. Kevin McCormick scored a team-high 13 points, and Pat McKnight and Kevin Swanick each added nine.
Jaylen Picket led Neshaminy with 17.
Wissahickon Trojan Classic. Andrew Riviello sank five three-pointers on his way to 17 points, guiding Lansdale Catholic to a 55-49 championship-game win over Truman. Merdic Greene scored his 1,000th career point in defeat for Truman. He finished with 28.
Chris Vila earned a spot on the all-tournament team as Wissahickon downed Frankford, 64-59, in the consolation game. Vila, who had 12 points in this one, scored 25 in the opening contest. Todd Bentley and Chris Carradorini each had 14 for the Trojans. Tyree Tucker led Frankford with 19.
West Philadelphia Classic. Junior Tyquaan Bardlavens scored 13 of his game-high 17 points in the third quarter as West Philadelphia rallied from a first-quarter deficit to beat Parkway West, 58-37, in the consolation game. He also had six rebounds. The Speedboys trailed, 14-10, after one period.
Khayri Washington scored 23 points and James Suber added 18 in Bartram's 78-50 rout of Overbrook.
Wyomissing Holiday Tournament. Behind 21 points from Joe Cacchione, Wyomissing dumped Oxford, 72-56, in the consolation game. Miles Clarke scored 19 for Oxford to be named to the all-tournament team.