The top high school team in America was slated to play in South Jersey last night. Unfortunately for fans, the match-up between Kyrie Irving's Saint Patrick's team and Dion Waiters' Life Center Academy was canceled. Michael Gilchrist of Saint Pat's, considered the top junior in America, remains out of the lineup due to injury. As mentioned on here last week, top 50 junior LaQuinton Ross is now at Life Center, where he will give them another perimeter threat alongside the Syracuse-bound Waiters.
Two of Philadelphia's top teams had important wins last night. Despite 28 points from Brian Weldon, Interboro couldn't keep pace with Penn Wood. The Patriots got 23 points from Aaron Brown, 17 points from Will Brown, and 12 points from Shawn Oakman in the 69-55 win at Interboro. Plymouth-Whitemarsh escaped a close game at Norristown to remain undefeated this season. The frontcourt of Jaylen Bond and CJ Aiken combined for 49 of PW's 59 points in their 59-56 win. SJU-bound forward CJ Aiken had 22 points while junior Jaylen Bond had 27.
In other Philly area games, junior John Johnson had 21 points as Girard College blew past Jenkintown 47-29. Neshaminy was able to hold off a late rally by William Tennent to win 44-42. Sophomore guard Ryan Arcidiacono paced Neshaminy with 20 points. Academy of the New Church had a convincing 66-45 win against Germantown Friends at home last night. They were led by Savon Goodman's 16 points and 8 boards.