Written by: on Friday, December 24th, 2021



Sharpshooting Luke Boyd propelled Archbishop Ryan to a 57-48 come from behind victory over Central Dauphin in a game on Thursday afternoon in a Scholastic Play-by-Play Network showcase at Chase Fieldhouse in Wilmington, DE. In the first ever meeting between Ryan and Central Dauphin, Boyd made all four of his third quarter attempts from behind the arc to spur the Philadelphia Catholic League power over the Rams from Harrisburg.

Although Central Dauphin has an outstanding player in 6′ 8″ senior Donovan Hill, a Niagara recruit, Ryan had a size advantage in this matchup. Both teams opened in man-to-man defenses, and both teams opened with balanced attacks. Four Archbishop Ryan players scored in the first quarter, and five Central Dauphin players tallied points in the first frame. Early in the second quarter, Central Dauphin went up by eight points on a basket inside by junior Travis Linn and another score inside by Jaydon Laudermilch to make it 19-11. Shortly thereafter, Ryan tied the game at 22 on an 8-0 run on a drive by 6′ senior David Wise, a drive by 5′ 11″ junior Michael Paris, a fast break layup by Paris, and a putback by 6′ 4″ sophomore Darren Williams. Then, Central Dauphin’s Hill hit a 3 pointer to regain the lead, and Central Dauphin was up by three points at the break.

Early in the third quarter, Central Dauphin 6′ 3″ sophomore Jett Franz made a couple of free throws to give his team a 32-28 lead. Then, Ryan’s Luke Boyd, a 6′ 2″ senior and outstanding outside shooter, swung into action. Boyd hit 3 pointers on two successive possessions, and Archbishop Ryan was up 34-32. Central Dauphin 6′ 1″ senior Max Mosey scored inside to tie the game at 34. Ryan’s Boyd then hit another 3 pointer, and Ryan led for the rest of the game. Boyd scored 13 points in the third quarter, including yet another 3 pointer late in the stanza, and he made all four of his attempts from behind the arc in the third frame. Ryan led 44-36 going into the final quarter.

Central Dauphin did not fold, even after Hill fouled out, with 4:09 left in the game. A couple of free throws by Linn cut Ryan’s lead to 52-46, but the Rams misfired on a 3-on-1 fast break opportunity, and Ryan responded with a fast break dunk by Boyd to seal the win.

There were four ties and two lead changes. Central Dauphin had a 28 to 27 edge on the boards. Ryan committed 13 turnovers to 16 by Central Dauphin. Ryan was 13 of 20 from the stripe, while Central Dauphin was 15 of 19. Archbishop Ryan made five 3 pointers, four of them by Luke Boyd, and Central Dauphin made three from behind the arc, all by Hill.

This game is an illustration of how valuable Jeremy Treatman’s Scholastic Play-by-Play Network is to high school basketball in southeastern Pennsylvania. This was a very competitive game between two teams who have never played each other before. The game was played in an outstanding venue, and it gave Philadelphia area fans an opportunity to see one of the best Central Pennsylvania teams against one of the best teams from the top league in the state. The Scholastic Play-by-Play Network is without peer in organizing high school showcases for Pennsylvania teams.

Archbishop Ryan scoring: Luke Boyd 19, Thomas Sorber 8, Darren Williams 8, Michael Paris 7, Jaden Murray 6, David Wise 4, Derrick Williams 1.

Central Dauphin scoring: Donovan Hill 19, Jett Franz 7, Travis Linn 6, Jaydon Laudermilch 6, Andrew Renaldi 5, Max Mosey 2, Keon Dockens 2, and Christian Wilburn 1.

Archbishop Ryan 9 15 20 13-57
Central Dauphin 15 12 9 12-48


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