Category Archives: Friends Schools

Kasibabu, Westtown too much for Friends’ Central

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Back in the fall, before basketball season even started, Jonathan Kasibabu finished up a workout in the pool on the campus of the Westtown School and then went over to the track to continue his workout. … Continue reading

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Russell leads Imhotep past Chester at Kobe Bryant Classic; King, Haverford win

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – Daron Russell may be small in stature, listed at just 5-foot-10, but the sophomore guard is taking his game to new heights. Behind a 21 point performance from its rising star, Imhotep Charter was able to … Continue reading

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Germantown Friends continues hot start with win over Shipley

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – In some ways, what Germantown Friends did to Shipley on Tuesday night mirrored the Tigers’ entire season. Almost nobody saw it coming. Last year, Shipley beat Germantown Friends by three points in a play-in game just … Continue reading

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What we’ve learned: Inter-Ac/Friends’ League

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – The various high-academic private schools that make up the Inter-Ac and Friends Schools League are home to quite a few very talented ballplayers, with future Division I and small-college stars to be … Continue reading

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Jordan, Pace fuel Conwell-Egan in bounce-back win

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — (Ed. Note: Teddy took in two of the six games at the Jameer Nelson Classic at Widener University, which is taking place Dec. 29 and 30. For a full schedule, click here) ~~~ Game Two: Conwell-Egan Catholic … Continue reading

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Jameer Nelson Classic Preview (Dec. 29-30)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The biggest event held under the Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic is the Pete & Jameer Nelson Holiday Classic, which is now in its 10th year of existence. The Nelson Classic features a full 20 games of competition … Continue reading

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Plymouth-Whitemarsh, Episcopal pick up wins at Jameer Nelson Classic

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – As Plymouth-Whitemarsh continues to establish itself as a team to watch in the PIAA Class AAAA yet again, they’re going to need all the help they can get in the “toughness” category. That’s where Xzavier Malone … Continue reading

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Norton’s defense preserves Hill School win over Westtown

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Twice, Westtown junior Jair Bolden matched up against Hill School senior Sam Norton with a chance to win the game for his team. And twice, Norton made sure it wouldn’t happen. The first time came in … Continue reading

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Play-By-Play Tip-Off Classic Preview

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Plenty of top schools from Pennsylvania–and a few from New Jersey and Maryland–will be in action for the third annual Play By Play Tip-Off Classic at Philadelphia University (Pa.) on Saturday, Dec. 6. Here’s the schedule … Continue reading

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Hunter’s 33 leads Friends Central past Malvern, 71-55

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It hasn’t taken DeAndre Hunter much time to re-adjust to the high school varsity game. Prior to Tuesday’s season-opening win, the last time the Friends’ Central junior had donned the Phoenix uniform in game that counts … Continue reading

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Alston, Reddish lead Haverford past Shipley, 60-30

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Haverford School coach Henry Fairfax likened his team’s non-league game against Shipley on Tuesday to a boxing match. The slow start to the game, he said, was like two prizefighters feeling each other out in the … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Shipley School (Pa.)

Alex Chesen (@amchesen) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Friends’ Central (Pa.)

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Germantown Friends (Pa.)

Patrick Paul (@p_paul20) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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FCS alum Karonn Davis ready to make impact at Niagara

Patrick Paul (@P_Paul20) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) After sitting out the 2013-14 season, … Continue reading

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Muhlenberg Shootout Notebook: October 12

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Games ran all day long at Muhlenberg College’s Field House on Sunday, with a few dozen teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and beyond coming up to the Allentown school for its team camp. Here’s a short … Continue reading

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Four thoughts from CoBL/NLS Shootout Day 2

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The final day of the CoBL/Nexxt Level Shootout brought in another 16 talented teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware onto the two courts at Nexxt Level Sports in Voorhees on Sunday. Here are four takeaways … Continue reading

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92 in 92: Academy of the New Church (Pa.)

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – (Ed. Note: This piece is part of CoBL’s “92 Stories in 92 Days” high school season preview, which will feature a different team in the CoBL coverage range each day from September 1 to December 1. … Continue reading

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Temple Team Camp: Team Notebook (Day 1)

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) & Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Temple kicked off its two-day team camp on Friday with plenty of talent showcased in just a few hours of game time. Temple coaches and plenty of smaller colleges got a good … Continue reading

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Report: Westtown’s Papagiannis signs with Greek pro team

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Ever since he got to the Westtown School in West Chester, there had been speculation about just how long Georgios Papagiannis would stay. Would he stay one year, or two? Could he leave for a college … Continue reading

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Injury didn’t slow down DeAndre Hunter’s recruitment

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Like quite a few others, Saint Joseph’s head coach Phil Martelli didn’t need to see much of Friends’ Central rising junior DeAndre Hunter to know how good he could be. The high-upside wing missed his entire … Continue reading

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SJU Team Camp: Team Notebook (Day 2)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – The Saint Joseph’s high school team camp has nearly 40 squads from the greater Philadelphia region (and a few from slightly beyond that) on Hawk Hill this weekend, getting a chance to … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s Team Camp Preview (June 19-21)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The area high school team camps continue this weekend with a big affair at St. Joseph’s, as nearly 40 schools from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware–plus one from a little further away–come to City Avenue for … Continue reading

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Mary Kline Classic 2014 standouts

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) – WEST ORANGE, N.J.–For the last four years, the Mary Kline Classic has brought together some of the best high school prospects in the country together for a great cause, and 2014’s edition … Continue reading

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2014 AAU Mid-Atlantic Regional Finals Notebook

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Mid-Atlantic Regional AAU Tournament wrapped up at the Upper Chichester Recreation Center on Sunday, with the fourth grade (10U) through 11th grade (17U) championships determining who gets the opportunity advance to the AAU National tournament … Continue reading

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