Tyrone Cohen scored the winning points with under five seconds remaining Saturday night, lifting Christ The King to a 70-68 win over St. Michael’s College School in the Mirabito STOP-DWI Holiday Classic.
Cohen ducked through a crack to receive a baseline inbound from Bryler Paige and lay in the decisive goal, and the opponent from Toronto was unable to get off a shot thereafter.
The outcome set up a National Division semifinal between Christ The King and Philadelphia Math, Civics & Sciences at 5:45 p.m. Sunday at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
Travis Atson, a 6-foot-4 junior do-it-all, had eight of his team-high 26 points in the final quarter and added a game-high 14 rebounds for the winners. Sophomore guard Rawle Alkins added 15 points for the Royals.
Godwin Boahen scored 18 to lead St. Michael’s, which led by 13 with 3½ minutes to play in the fourth quarter.
John Carroll 50, Poly Prep 45: Junior guard Kimbal MacKenzie had 22 points with four 3-point goals, leading The John Carroll School of Bel Air, Md., past Brooklyn’s Poly Prep.
The Patriots had an 11-point, third-quarter lead whittled to 41-38 in the opening minute of the final quarter, but Poly Prep would draw no nearer at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
MacKenzie accounted for eight of his team’s first 10 points, and converted two of his four 3-point goals in the first 2½ minutes of play. His remaining conversions from beyond the arc came in the closing 3:30 of the second quarter.
Sx-foot-9 sophomore Mike Tertsea added 10 points and seven rebounds for John Carroll, which advanced to a National Division semifinal at 9:15 Sunday night against Long Island Lutheran. Point guard Wolfgang Novogratz’s 21 points topped Poly Prep, which takes on Covington (Ky.) Holms at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Phila. Math, Civics & Sciences 63, New Rochelle 57: Six-9 junior Mike Watkins introduced himself to Arena spectators with a 12-point, 15-rebound, 15-block effort that helped the Philadelphia squad overcome 32 turnovers.
Watkins, who has made an oral commitment to attend Penn State University, blocked 14 more shots than did New Rochelle, which got 15 points from Brian Reese and 12 from Antoine Lewis.
Regional Division II
Fayetteville-Manlius 84, JC 34: Binghamton University recruit John Schurman had 23 of his 29 points in the book by halftime, at which point the Hornets led Johnson City by 43-20.
Seven players converted at least one 3-point goal as F-M shot a collective 10-for-22 from beyond the arc. Schurman added a game-best 11 rebounds for the Hornets, who’ll oppose Maine-Endwell for the title Monday night.
Matt Czeitner’s eight points led JC.