The ending to Dean Coleman-Newsome’s first states game was one to remember Friday.
The Archbishop Carroll freshman hit a 3-pointer off a John Camden feed with 29 seconds left to lead the Patriots to a 46-44 win over Bethlehem Catholic in the first round of the PIAA Class 4A tournament.
It was Coleman-Newsome’s only basket. He finished with five points.
Anquan Hill took over in the fourth quarter. After sitting the entire third with four fouls (thanks to a technical in the third), he scored nine of his game-high 16 in the final frame. He added four rebounds and two blocks.
Camden hit a pair of 3-pointers for 10 points. Tairi Kenter added eight for the Patriots (17-9). They advance to take on District 3’s Bishop McDevitt, which handled Wilson Area, 78-58, Friday. That game will be next Tuesday at a neutral site and time to be determined.
Julian Thomas led Becahi (14-13) with 12 points. A contested Bryan Santana 3-pointer at the buzzer rimmed out.
In Class A boys state tourney play:
Chester Charter Scholars Academy 67, Greenwood 44 >> A nearly two-week layoff did not bother Chester Charter Scholars Academy in its PIAA boys Class A opener at Coatesville Area High School Friday night.
Neither did a cold spell in the second quarter.
The Sabers turned to their defense in the third quarter to take control of the contest and roll to the first state playoff win in program history.
After scoring just six points in the second quarter to take a 22-16 lead into halftime, CCSA forced several turnovers and put 20 points on the board in the third quarter to open up a 42-29 advantage. The District 1 champion moves on to the second round against Notre Dame East Stroudsburg, a 71-64 winner over Sullivan County, next Tuesday at a site and time to be determined.
Senior forward Damir Baez paced a balanced attack with 13 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one blocked shot. Breon Showell tallied nine points. Malik Cook-Stevens contributed eight points, six assists and three steals. Tyler Howard added seven points, six boards, six blocks and two steals.
Nativity BVM 74, Christian Academy 71 >> Grant Sareyka and Sam Geathers combined for 51 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Crusaders (20-5) fell in overtime.
Sareyka had a chance to tie the game, but his 3-pointer at the end of the extra session was off the mark.
Sareyka finished with 32 points and hit a 3-pointer with eight seconds left to cut the deficit to 73-71, but it was as close as the Crusaders would get. Geathers chipped in with 19 points.
The Hilltoppers get Mount Calvary Christian, a 63-57 winner over North Penn-Liberty, in Tuesday’s second round.