Category Archives: Inter-Ac

Malvern Prep not satisfied in win over Penn Charter

Jeff Griffith (@Jeff_Griffith21) — After scoring a hard-fought 67-60 win over Inter-Ac foe Penn Charter, you’d think that Malvern Prep’s players would be excited and pleased with their efforts on the court. As Joey Fitzpatrick, the Friars’ leading scorer, would … Continue reading

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‘Heart and grit’ get Episcopal past Haverford School

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Craig Conlin followed closely behind his jubilant group as they excitedly charged down the steps of the Haverford School gymnasium and descended towards their ground-floor locker room. The Episcopal Academy coach then found a side door … Continue reading

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Germantown Academy beats quick turnaround, Downingtown West

John Watts (@mrwatts007) – After defeating Haverford less than 24 hours earlier, Germantown Academy outlasted Downingtown West in a game that came right down to the final shot. Though his team was down by two with three minutes remaining, GA … 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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Lindgren, Germantown Academy hold off Haverford

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) — What happened last week is a thing of the past for Germantown Academy. After controlling the game for three quarters, the Patriots let their lead dwindle away and watched as Episcopal celebrated on their home court. … 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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Central tops Penn Charter as Williams shines

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – Revenge weighed heavily on the mind of the Lancers Saturday afternoon. Central had dropped its matchup with Penn Charter a season ago, losing by 13 points. This time around, seniors Khalil Williams and Khyre Bilal made … Continue reading

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Episcopal’s late run lifts Churchmen past Germantown Academy

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – Nick Alikakos had yet to beat Germantown Academy. The 6-foot-7 sophomore forward was a part of an Episcopal Academy team that suffered a pair of gut wrenching losses to Germantown a year ago. It took a total of … Continue reading

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Bailey Whitman sparks GA to 64-35 win in Inter-AC opener

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – From the San Antonio Spurs’ championship teams of last decade, on which Bruce Bowen played the role of defensive stopper, to the early-2000’s Lakers, for which Robert Horry knocked down countless big shots as a stretch … Continue reading

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Rim-running Stevens, Haverford down Episcopal in Inter-Ac opener

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – The word of the day was ‘rim-running’. So, what exactly is ‘rim-running’? Rim-running is what Haverford head coach Henry Fairfax says he asked junior Lamar Stevens to do going into Saturday’s matchup with Inter-AC rival Episcopal … Continue reading

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McCloskey’s shooting puts GA over Susq. Township

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) — They can’t say they weren’t warned. Entering Tuesday night’s championship game of the Triangle Tournament at Norristown High, Germantown Academy was given some advice not to take the out-of-towners lightly. Still, the reigning PIAA AAA runners-up … Continue reading

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SCH freshmen Anderson and Simon step up in win over E&S

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) — If you combined Springside Chestnut Hill freshman guard Justin Anderson’s first half, with fellow frosh Sean Simon’s second, you might have had the perfect game. In the second quarter alone, Anderson hit three triples, scoring 13 … Continue reading

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Carroll, St. Benedict’s win at Jameer Nelson Classic

Alex Chesen (@amchesen) – CHESTER, Pa.–Coming into the 2014-2015 season, Samir Taylor was unsure of what his future looked like, beginning his final year under Archbishop Carroll head coach Paul Romanczuk. As the season is underway, Taylor has developed a role that … 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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Watkins’ rejection spurs Phelps over Haverford School

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With a minute and a half remaining and his team up one, Haverford School guard Levan Alston, Jr. found himself on a 2-on-1 with teammate Lamar Stevens. Under the basket stood Phelps School forward Mike Watkins. … Continue reading

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Roman improves to 5-0, lose Wilkerson to knee injury

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) — Roman Catholic seems to be one-upping every team they play this year. Late in the third quarter of the Cahillites blowout win over Malvern Prep, sophomore guard Dakquan Davis had his shot blocked by Malvern’s Joey … Continue reading

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Clover, St. Joe’s Prep bounce back over Malvern Prep

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) — Looking to bounce back from a 3-15 shooting performance in a loss against George Washington on Monday, St. Joseph’s Prep wing Chris Clover licked his chops as he went through warm ups, ready to feast on … Continue reading

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Shorthanded LaSalle handles Germantown Academy

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) — With star big man Dave Krmpotich and lead guard Kitt-Najee Walls suspended for Tuesday night’s nonleague showdown with two-time defending Inter-Ac Champ Germantown Academy, the LaSalle High School Explorers weren’t given much of a chance to … Continue reading

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Bostick makes big impact in Roman Catholic debut

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) — Looking to make a splash in his first game as a Roman Catholic Cahillite, Math, Civics and Sciences  transfer Nazeer Bostick had a fast break. To show off his athleticism, he went up for a dunk … Continue reading

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2014-15 CoBL HS Preview: Inter-Academic League

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The next generation of Division I prospects is ready for its turn to shine in the high-academic Inter-Academic Conference. Before they do, however, a few seniors who’ve already make a big mark on the league will … 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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92 in 92: Germantown Academy (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. For the … 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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