The Philadelphia Catholic League basketball championships were decided Feb. 25 at the famed Palestra in Philadelphia. In the evening’s first tip-off, the Cardinal O’Hara girls edged the ladies of Archbishop Wood, 31-25. Both teams move into the District 12 playoffs this weekend. In the nightcap, Neumann-Goretti’s boys ran past St. Joseph’s Prep, 60-42. It was the Saints’ fifth straight Catholic League title. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
St. Joe Prep senior Miles Overton attempts to block a shot by Neumann-Goretti junior Tony Toplyn.
St. Joe Prep senior Miles Overton blocks a pass by Neumann-Goretti senior Hanif Sutton.
Prep’s Stephen Vasturia is double teamed by Neumann-Goretti’s Troy Harper and John Davis.
Prep sophmore Chris Clover goes up to bock Nuemann-Goretti senior John Davis.
Neumann-Goretti’s Ja’Quan Newton makes a jump shot during the championship game against St. Joe’s Prep.
Neumann-Goretti’s Hanif Sutton goes up for a shot surround by Prep’s Kyle Thompson, Dan Nedbal, Stephen Vasturia and Dan Sherry.
Nuemann-Goretti’s Ja’Quan Newton hold tight to the ball as Prep’s Miles Overton tries to block him.
Neumann-Goretti senior John Davis goes up to block Prep’s senior Stephen Vasturia.
Numann-Goretti senoir John Davis plays hard with Saint Joe Prep’s Kyle Thompson on his tail.
Archbishop Wood’s point guard Jackie Pierson, left, goes up to block O’Hara’s Aminah Farmer.
Cardinal O’Hara’s Rachel Guy hugs fellow teammates after winning the championship game.
Cardinal O’Hara High School’s girls basketball team celebrates its Catholic League championship victory by showing everyone who’s number one. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
Nuemann-Goretti boys basketball team comes together for prayer before the championship game.
Lamarr Kimble high fives fellow teammates before the game.
Neumann-Goretti gaurd #1 Hanif Sutton enters the court excited to play.