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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Central Catholic Falls to Whitehall

In their first home game this season at a rejuvenated Rockne Hall, Central Catholic's Vikings fell to Whitehall last night, 64-57, in an exciting game that went back and forth until the closing minutes. Whitehall's Mikey Esquilin (left) and Central Catholic's Dat Lambert (right) have been close friends for years. In fact, most of the kids on these teams know each other quite well.

The gentle giant in the middle of the above photograph, named Bol, is a 6'7" sophomore attending school in Philly this year. In the summer, he stayed with Mikey's family. Bol tells me that when he plays in Africa, he is a point guard.

He's considered too short.

It was a night of surprises. Becahi shocked Parkland, 62-61, Easton upset Liberty, 48-44, and Emmaus knocked off Pocono Mountain West, 75-68.

Going into this week's games, here are how LV Boys basketball teams are ranked, according to LV Basketball Rankings:

1. Allen 6A
2. Pocono Mt West 6A
3. Emmaus 6A
4. Liberty 6A
5. Parkland 6A
6. Bethlehem Catholic 4A
7. Bangor 5A
8. Whitehall 5A
9. Central Catholic 5A
10. Salisbury 4A
11. East Struodsburg North 5A
12. Nazareth 6A
13. Easton 6A
14. Stroudsburg 6A
15. Notre Dame GP 3A


Anonymous said...

This is going to be a HS basketball season for the ages, right after one of the most competitive football seasons I can remember.

Good times for local sports, everyone should get out and enjoy.

The Banker

Anonymous said...

Allen is off to a great start.
Dat is playing well.
Nothing to be ashamed about losing to Whitehall.
They are a solid team.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Whitehall is perhaps the most underrated team in the league. It was a great game