Tairi Ketner had a team-high 17 points and John Camden had 12 points including a pair of triples as Archbishop Carroll held off West Catholic, 63-60, in its Catholic League opener.
With 10 seconds remaining, the Burrs had five opportunities to tie the game but could not convert. A final half-court heave at the buzzer also did not fall. Dean Coleman-Newsome also had 12 points, and Anquan Hill added 11 points for the undefeated Patriots (4-0, 1-0).
Also in the Catholic League:
Cardinal O’Hara 70, La Salle 62 >> Anthony Purnell and Tre Dinkins poured in 19 points each, and Kevin Reeves was the third scorer with 13 points as the Lions led by 19 at the break.
In the Bicentennial League:
Christian Academy 96, Faith Christian 56 >> Grant Sareyka tallied 24 points and six assists, and Isaiah Mitchell poured in 14 points and six assists of his own for the Crusaders, who hit six 3-pointers and shot 17-for-24 from the free-throw line.
In the Ches-Mont League:
Great Valley 57, Sun Valley 38 >> Nick Giannakopoulos had 19 points including shooting 5-for-7 from the line, and Dom Valente had seven points for the Vanguards in the losing effort.
In nonleague action:
Reading 74, Chester 70 >> With 11 seconds left, Karell Watkins (14 points) had his potential game-tying shot blocked and a jump ball was called, which gave possession back to the Red Knights who sealed the game at the foul line.
Watkins had eight in the fourth quarter, and Akeem Taylor had 10 of his 14 points in the final frame for the Clippers (3-1).
Penn Wood 48, Downingtown East 47 >> Desman Johnson converted the game-winning basket with 20 seconds left to play, and Shamir Banes had 11 points for the Patriots (2-2).
Downingtown East had a chance to win the game but the shot did not fall.
Delco Christian 73, Collegium Charter 56 >> Jackson Piotrowski erupted for 26 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks, while Obinna Nwobodo had eight points and 10 boards for the Knights (3-2), who scored 27 points in the second quarter to blow things open.
Haverford School 54, George School 45 >> Tyler Seward had a season-high 24 points, including 13 in the second half, and Matt McKenna chipped in eight as the Fords (5-2) took an eight-point advantage into the locker room at halftime and never gave up the lead.
Dock Mennonite 52, Chester Charter SA 51 >> The game was tied at 51 with 6.5 seconds remaining but Dock Mennonite was able to win it at the foul line. Davon Stovall (four points) had a last chance opportunity but his heave was off the mark.
Bruce Rogers had 14 points, seven rebounds (three offensive), two steals and a block. Davon White had 12 points and Damir Baez added nine points, six boards and two steals for CCSA (3-2).
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