Category Archives: Inter-Ac

2013-14 CoBL HS Awards: Southeastern Pa.

The 2013-14 high school basketball season in Southeastern Pennsylvania was certainly one to remember. One of the best players in Philly history finished up his career the only way he knew how, while simultaneously setting a new benchmark for greatness … Continue reading

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ANC holds on for wild win over Penn Charter

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – As it turns out, schools and classes weren’t the only thing affected by the recent snowstorms in the area. Academy of the New Church, in their first round PAISAA matchup against Penn Charter, came out sluggish … Continue reading

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Haverford rolls in PAISAA first round

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – There are games when everything seems to fall and nothing goes wrong. That was the kind of game the Haverford School had in the opening round of the PAISAA playoffs as the Fords steamrolled Friends’ Central, … Continue reading

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Germantown Academy repeats as Inter-Ac champs with win over SCH

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Going into this year, they had their doubters. In 2012-13, the Germantown Academy Patriots went undefeated in the Inter-Ac and won the league title, but they lost all five starters including three Division I signees. It … Continue reading

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Haverford gets revenge on GA with 73-60 win

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Playing at Germantown Academy on the final week of the 2013-14 regular season was supposed to be the penultimate step of Haverford’s march towards the Inter-Ac title. Instead, after a loss to GA earlier in the … Continue reading

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Stevens continues breakout sophomore season in Haverford’s win over Malvern Prep

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Haverford School coach Henry Fairfax didn’t know what to expect. Under recommendation from one of his player’s families, the Fords’ coach agreed to meet with Lamar Stevens and his family back in August. Stevens, now a … Continue reading

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Haverford falls as late rally isn’t enough

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Haverford head coach Henry Fairfax doesn’t believe in excuses. So when his team started out lackadaisically and never woke up until the fourth quarter, he wouldn’t use last night’s overtime loss to Germantown Academy as an excuse … Continue reading

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Guers’ career night sparks GA to victory over Haverford

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Throughout an Inter-Academic League game against Germantown Academy, The Haverford School’s student section chanted “this is our house.” For one night, however, GA’s Tim Guers made it his. The 6-foot-3 junior guard had a career-high 35 … Continue reading

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Guers cleans the glass in GA’s win over Malvern

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Despite what logic may tell you, rebounding has very little to do with height. No one player in the area personifies that statement more than Germantown Academy’s Tim Guers. On Tuesday evening, Guers, a 6-3 junior … Continue reading

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Haverford survives challenge from Penn Charter, 54-47

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When it comes to winning Inter-Ac titles, only one person in Haverford School’s basketball program knows what it takes. Head coach Henry Fairfax was on the team the last time the Fords brought home a title, … Continue reading

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GA wins seventh straight over rival Penn Charter, 57-52

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – In a matchup between two schools that have been competing against each other for 127 years,  it would Germantown Academy notching its sixth-straight win against rival Penn Charter, 57-52 on Tuesday afternoon in East Falls. Junior … Continue reading

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Haverford, Malvern, GA win Inter-Ac openers

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Inter-Ac got league play started with a tripleheader at Philadelphia University on Saturday, as all six teams took the court in their first of 10 league games this winter. Game 1: Haverford 61, Episcopal 48 … Continue reading

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High school season brings several early surprises

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Ian Simon (@CoachSimon200) – We’re a few weeks into the 2013-14 high school season, with dozens of games already logged by the CoBL staff all over the Philadelphia region and beyond. And while the games yet … Continue reading

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GA runs win streak to five, 65-46 over W. Catholic

Matt Stainthorpe (@mcstainthorpe) – Jim Fenerty and the Germantown Academy staff came into todays game without much knowledge of what their opponent, West Catholic, was planning to do on either end of the court. It sure didn’t seem to matter … Continue reading

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Episcopal holds off Church Farm, wins holiday tourney

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Despite beating Del-Val Charter 43-41 on Friday night at the buzzer and advancing to the championship game at the Episcopal Academy Holiday Tournament, Episcopal coach Craig Conlin was critical of his team’s performance. On Saturday, the … Continue reading

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Harley’s big third quarter propels ANC over SCH

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – After  a hard-nosed, defensive first half that ended 18-15, Academy New Church came out of the locker room and turned their three-point lead into a 15 point lead in a matter of five minutes. The Lions … Continue reading

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Isaac helps Penn Charter shut down diminished Benedict’s lineup

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – When the name St. Benedict’s is on your schedule, more often than not you can pencil in a loss.  On Friday evening, however, it was Penn Charter playing the aggressor, as they knocked off a combination … Continue reading

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Episcopal, Church Farm earn victories at Episcopal’s holiday tournament

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – This weekend is jam-packed with high school hoops across the Delaware Valley, with holiday tournaments along with the Scholastic Play-by-Play Events kicking off on Friday evening. Over at Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pa., a two-day, … Continue reading

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Clover, Wall fuel Prep win over Germantown Academy

Andrew Koob(@AndrewKoob) – In a tightly-contested game, Saint Joseph’s Prep was in danger of letting their lead slip away in the fourth quarter against Germantown Academy. Then senior forward Ryan Wall stepped in. Wall scored nine straight points, including a … Continue reading

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Haverford, Hill roll in Don McBride Tournament openers

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Friday night was the kickoff to the annual Don McBride Classic Basketball Tournament at The Haverford School in Haverford, Pa. With a loaded lineup of talent, and colleges in the midst of final examination, college coaches … Continue reading

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Head cold doesn’t slow Clover, Prep against Malvern

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – As the game started Wednesday afternoon at Malvern Prep, St. Joseph’s Prep junior G/F Chris Clover felt a bit uncomfortable after the first few possessions. Stricken with ‘an ailment so common that most people would call … Continue reading

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2013-14 Scholastic Play-By-Play Schedule

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – For nearly 20 years, the Scholastic Play-By-Play Classics have been putting on events in the Philadelphia region and around the country, showcasing some of the top high school players and teams around. This year is no … Continue reading

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Haverford downs Shipley, 68-44, in season opener

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – It was only 10 days ago that Derek Mountain hung up his football cleats to switch over to the hardwood. Switching sports is nothing new for the junior wing, who makes the transition each fall. Mountain … Continue reading

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Penn Charter begins season with 71-45 win over GFS

Jeff McDevitt (@JeffMcDev) – Colgate commit Sean O’Brien‘s 19 points helped Penn Charter start the season off exactly how it wanted–with a 71-45 win over visiting Germantown Friends. The Quakers (1-0) fell behind 17-8 late in the first quarter, but ripped … Continue reading

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Penn Charter turns to guards for successful season

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Without the talented frontcourt he had last year that could bully opponents into submission, Penn Charter’s Lynard Stewart is turning to his upperclassmen guards to get things done. So far, he’s happy with what he’s seen. “I … Continue reading

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