January 14, 2018

FRIENDS: Most of you probably know because of reasons I’ve stated before I don’t get out to many games anymore. But there is so much on the internet to see I actually see three to four tines as many games than I used to. I watched about five District 3 games this week but have been watching Nationally also in the last three year. I watch a lot of National Tournaments and Showcases. There are many boarding schools now that recruit Internationally but they are what I try to stay away from and rarely watch there games. This being MLK Weekend there were two I had fun watching over this weekend. The Hoophall Invitational in Springfield, Mass, home of the Hall of Fame and Flyin’ To The Hoops in Dayton, Ohio. Hoophall had 35 games in five days and Flyin’ To The Hoops 20 games in four days. Here is what I saw on Saturday and Sunday.

Hoophall Classic – Saturday
9:00AM Burlington Rice Memorial, Vermont 62 Rochester McQuaid Jesuit, NY 58
10:30AM Long Island Lutheran High School, NY 76 Lawrence Central Catholic, MA 54
12 NOON Arlington Bishop O’Connell, Virginia 81 Albany Academy, NY 69
1:30PM Philadelphia Imhotep Charter, PA 64 New Haven Hillhouse, CT 35
3:00PM Washington Gonzaga, DC 66 Waterbury Sacred Heart, CT 38
4:30PM Orlando Oak Ridge, Florida 80 Roselle Catholic, New Jersey 68
6:00PM Montverde Academy, Florida 64 Chicago Simeon Career, Illinois 62
8:00PM Chino Hills, California 70 Spartanburg Day, South Carolina 64

Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop High School Basketball Invitational – Saturday
Game #6: 4:45 pm Pickerington North, Ohio 51 Cincinnati Princeton, Ohio 38
Game #7: 6:30 pm McEachern, Georgia 87 Trotwood Madison, Ohio 77
Best game of the ten for sure. Georgia’s #1 against Ohio’s Division 2’s #1. McEachern trailed from 3 to seven points a lot of the third and part of the fourth, but McEarchern’s 10 man rotation was just two much in the last two minutes

Hoophall Classic – Sunday
DeMatha Catholic, Maryland 86 Queens Archbishop Molloy, New York 56
Baltimore Mount St. Joseph, Maryland 71 Ranney School, New Jersey 48

Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop High School Basketball Invitational – Sunday
11:30 Miamisburg, Ohio (8-3) 65 Mountain Mission, Virginia 54
1:15 Versailles, Ohio (11-1) 65 Sidney, Ohio (7-4) 50
3:00 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, Ohio (7-5) 81 Fairland, Ohio (9-3) 79
6:30 Prolific Prep, California (16-6) 71 Garfield Heights, Ohio (9-2) 43
8:15 Springfield, Ohio (10-0) 73 Cleveland Heights, Ohio (6-3) 67 (OT)
1. Reading (8-2) (AAAAAA) Red Knights went 3-0 with wins over Exeter 60-45, Daniel Boone 60-39 and Wilson 34-32. Wesley Butler, had 21 13 and 18. Daniel Colter had 16 and Ricki Lopez against Daniel Boone.

2. Hempfield (12-1) (AAAAAA) Black Knights outscore Lebanon 30-17 in fourth quarter to overcome double-digit fourth quarter deficit for second game in a row in 61-60 in over the Cedars. Eli Washington was high man with 23 points and Ryan Moffatt had 11. Came back and held off Lancaster McCaskey 58-48. Moffatt led with 20 points, David Martin Robinson had 17 and Washington added 12.

3. York Northeastern (12-0) (AAAAA) Bobcats won three times this week, 75-53 over York, 56-46 over New Oxford and 61-43 over Cocalico. I did not see all their complete box scores but do know that Antonio Rizzuto scored 77 points in the tree games to keep his average near 28 points per game.

4. Harrisburg (9-4) (AAAAAA) The Cougars dropped a 63-61 home game to Chambersburg despite putting three players in double-figures led by Tony James with 16, Nareefce Glenn with 12 and Rynell Gantt 11. Came right back to defeat Cumberland Valley 57-52, James 17, Gantt and Nyzier Brannon 12 apiece. Then crushed York 100-67 getting 48 points from Glenn (25) and James (23).

5. Berks Catholic (10-2) (AAAA) The Saints defeated Hamburg 58-21 and Wyomissing 58-30. Keba Mitchell had 12 in the win over Hamburg. Against Wyomissing, Trey Dabney had 13, Mitchell 12 and Casey Jack had 10.

6. Lampeter-Strasburg (12-1) (AAAAA) Pioneers go 3-0 for the week with wins over Ephrata 54-41, Manheim Central 48-23 and Cocalico 49-31. 6-10 sr Ryan Smith scored 56 points in the three wins and Isaac Beers backed up Smith with 40 points in the three wins.

7. Chambersburg (12-3) (AAAAAA) The Trojans defeated Harrisburg 63-61 (Joel Torres 34), Mifflin County 70-45 (Cade Brendle 17, Terell Williams 16). Then lost to Greencastle-Antrim 44-43. Collier scored 13, Joel Torres had 11 and Brindle put up 10.

8. Hershey (12-1) (AAAAA) The Trojans defeated East Pennsboro 77-39, Red Land 54-26 and Susquehanna Township 68-57. Jake Wilson had 17 points, Griffin Jackson 15 and Sean Coller scored 10 in the win over East Pennsboro. Against Red Land Collier was high with 10 points. Nick Hines had 17, Chase Wallace 16 and Wilson and Collier 12 apiece in the win over Susquehanna Township.

9. Milton Hershey (7-0) (AAAAA) The Spartans lost their first game of the year to Triniity 73-64 but came back with wins over East Pennsboro 90-69, West Perry 76-41 and Northern York 90-76. Pedro Rodriguez averaged 27 points in the four games and DonYae Baylor Carroll averaged 23.

10. Greencastle-Antrim (11-2) (AAAAA) The Blue Devils were led by Ben Freeman (12 points), Ian Gelsinger (11) and Bryan Gembe (9). Earlier they defeated Waynesboro 68-56 with four starters in double-figures led Gembe 18, Ben Freeman 16, Brandon Stuhler 16 and Gelsinger 11.

11. Cedar Crest (12-2) (AAAAAA) The Falcons destroyed Penn Manor 66-35 with Cole Laney scoring 21 points and Blake Thompson adding 15. Then went double-overtime to defeat Lebanon 64-62. Thompson led with 23, Laney had 17 and Dylan Miller added 12.

12. Manheim Township (11-2) (AAAAAA) Blue Streaks stay in three way tie with Hempfield and Cedar Crest with wins over McCaskey 70-60, Penn Manor 59-56, Warwick 89-85 in four overtimes and Manheim Central 53-40. Against McCaskey , Brendan Mellott had 22 and Tyler Crespo 20. In the win over Penn Manor, Mellott had 16, Cameron Mulcavage 12 and Crespo 10. Will Greiner, Mellott and Hilton Ridley all had 18 in the four-overtime win with Warwick and Tyler Vicidomini and Mulcavage both score 10 points. Against Manheim Central, Mellott had 16 and Crespo 15.

13. Lancaster Catholic (12-2) (AAAA) The Crusaders also won four times this week, defeating Lebanon Catholic (12-players in scoring column-none over 8) 52-27, Northern Lebanon (11 scored, led by Johnny Besecker with 13) 61-38, Lancaster Mennonite (Besecker 17. Connor Engle 13, Miles McCaskey 11, Dwayne Caine, RJ VanTash and Denzel Kabasele all 9 each) 72-66 in overtime and Eastern York (Van Tash and Besecker 14 apiece) 67-43.

14. Wilson (8-4) (AAAAAA) Josh Figura had 10 points in the Bulldogs loss to Reading. Earlier they had defeated Governor Mifflin 54-39 and Muhlenberg 55-48. Bryce Calloway led with 19 against Mifflin. Kyle Coldren had 13 and Logan Horst 12 points. freshman Stevie Mitchell scored a career-high 18 points to help the Bulldogs avoid an upset against the Muhlenburg.

15. Steelton-Highspire (8-4) (AAA) ALL WINS: Trinity 43-40, East Pennsboro 50-47, West Perry 46-35, Downingtown East 47-43, Susquehanna Township 49-44, Camp Hill 51-49, Susquehanna Township 59-58, Trinity 58-49.
LOSSES: Middletown 46-47, Milton Hershey 51-66, Reading 35-65, Wilson 41-46.
TOP PLAYERS: Tim Kater, Amiq Jenkins, Jelani Isom, Malachi Young,

DROPPED OUT: Trinity (9-3) (AAA) Despite big win over Milton Hershey, the Shamrocks drop out after second loss of season to Steelton-Highspire.

5 thoughts on “DISTRICT 3 RATINGS – JANUARY 15, 2018

  1. Nice to hear from you Bill, There’s probably no one in the high school basketball world that’s been in touch with me longer than you now. We go back a long, long way.

  2. Here are the number of teams that qualify for District 3 playoffs in each class: 6A 12, 5A 16, 4A 10, 3A 6, 2A 4, 1A 10.

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