Category Archives: Public League

2015 PIAA Championships: Class AAAA Primer

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – There is no defending champion in the biggest classification in Pennsylvania high school basketball. Last year’s AAAA winners, New Castle, dropped down to AAA, meaning someone new who will be lifting the trophy in Hershey on … Continue reading

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Constitution’s senior class preparing for final run

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Four long years have boiled down to 16 days. That’s the reality for Constitution’s senior class. A group of young student-athletes who have been the core of the Generals’ program for the last three seasons are … Continue reading

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2015 PIAA Championships: Class AAA Primer

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The PIAA’s AAA classification has been dominated by teams from Philadelphia of late, with six straight titles won by teams from District 12. Archbishop Carroll won it in 2009–the first Catholic League team to win a … Continue reading

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2015 PIAA Championships: Class A Primer

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Though it’s the smallest classification in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, don’t think that the Class A state playoffs will be any less entertaining than the big powerhouse public schools from across the state. Last year’s … Continue reading

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Vilmar sparks Roman to city title over MLK

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – It’s been no secret that Nazeer Bostick, affectionately known as “The Horse” by his Roman Catholic coaches and teammates, has been a constant provider of energy and hustle plays throughout the Cahillites season and subsequent postseason … Continue reading

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Green’s triple lifts N-G past Imhotep in AAA city title game

Dan Newhart (@danny_newhart) – In the waning seconds of a tie game, Neumann-Goretti point guard Vaughn Covington found himself with the ball, dribbling up the middle of the court. Players on both teams were drenched in sweat, and fans were … Continue reading

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Audenried upsets Del-Val in AAA play-in game

Danny Holdsman (@hooplove215) – A week ago, both Audenried and Delaware Valley Charter thought they qualified for the state playoffs. Audenried was the AA Public League champion, and Del-Val finished second in AAA. However, due to an error in Audenried’s … Continue reading

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Imhotep outlasts Constitution in thrilling ‘Pub’ final

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Daron Russell couldn’t get rid of the big smile on his face while holding on to the Most Valuable Player trophy. Who could blame him? The sophomore guard had just helped his Imhotep Charter team erase … Continue reading

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Russell, Liggeons lead Imhotep into Pub title game

Josh Einbinder-Schatz (@ironicjosh) – There’s an age old saying in basketball that it’s hard to beat the same team three times in one season. Martin Luther King came up short on the attempted sweep of Imhotep. The return of Devin … Continue reading

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Constitution defeats Audenried in foul-heavy Pub semifinal

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Public League semifinal between Constitution and Audenried had a natural soundtrack, in the form of a whistle. It sounded early, and it sounded often. That was to be expected, given it was a matchup between … Continue reading

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Classification mixup affects Audenried, Del-Val, others

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – An oversight in the Public League’s school classifications is causing some issues within the District 12 playoffs just over two weeks before the start of the PIAA playoffs. Charles Audenried High School had been playing the … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Thursday, February 19

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Public League Semifinal Preview

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The Public League playoffs return to South Philadelphia High School for the semifinals on Thursday Night. Unlike past years, which pitted the Class A winner against the Class AAAA winner and AA … Continue reading

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Constitution, Audenried advance to ‘Pub’ semifinals

Justin Allen (@jallen_town) – Since its basketball program began in 2009, Constitution has established itself as a perennial powerhouse in the Philadelphia Public League. The Generals, led by head coach Rob Moore, earned their fourth class title in the last … Continue reading

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Russell runs the show, leads Imhotep past Del-Val for AAA title

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – Trailing by just two points with mere seconds to play until halftime, the Del-Val Charter bench was on its feet as the Warriors were keeping pace with Imhotep Charter in a matchup for the Public League’s Class AAA title … Continue reading

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N-G’s quest for seventh PCL title underway with win over Judge

Dan Newhart (@danny_newhart) – Friday night’s PCL quarterfinals featured two very different basketball teams. One team, perennial powerhouse Neumann-Goretti, faced its first obstacle in the quest for a record-breaking seventh straight PCL title. The opponent, Father Judge, is not quite … Continue reading

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Sean Colson and King are one step closer to defending their crown

Aron Minkoff (@AronMinkoff) — In a clash of the top-two AAAA Philly public league teams, leadership and defense proved to be the two factors that separated the victors from their opponent. In what sounds like a meeting of three of … Continue reading

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Public League Classification Finals Preview

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Public League is down to eight teams, who will play four games over Friday and Saturday that will double as both Pub quarterfinals as well as the individual classification finals. For a reminder on who’s … Continue reading

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Pub playoffs: Constitution advances to Class ‘A’ Final with 78-49 rout of Sankofa

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – In the third quarter of the Public League Class ‘A’ semifinal matchup between Constitution and Sankofa Freedom Charter, Verland Wayns exited the game to tend to his bloody nose. On the previous play, Wayns drove to the hoop … Continue reading

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Pub playoffs: Del-Val tops Southern in matchup of old friends

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Delaware Valley Charter’s matchup against South Philadelphia HS in the Public League playoff’s second round was more than just a matchup of former ‘B’ Division rivals and a rematch of a non-league game earlier in the … Continue reading

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Pub playoffs: Watson leads Washington by Frankford

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) –  Elmange Watson made a little wager with the rest of his George Washington High School teammates. And because he won, he’ll still have some hair on his head come first bell tomorrow morning at school. Because … Continue reading

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Breaking down the District 12 state scenarios

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With the Public League and Catholic League playoffs in full swing, we figured this would be a great time to break down just who’s still in the running for a spot in the state tournament. Those … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Wednesday, February 11

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Tuesday, February 10

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Pub Playoffs: Mastery North rolls over Roxborough, 63-40

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Despite a young roster, Mastery Charter North is hoping to make some noise in the Public League playoffs. The Pumas made quite a loud statement in the first round, sprinting out to a big lead on … Continue reading

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