SCBL Fall Basketball League gears up for season-ending Super Sunday – The Morning Call

The 12th season of SCBL fall basketball, designed for kids who don’t play fall sports, culminates in a triple title game Sunday at Swain School in Allentown

The first title game is scheduled for 1 p.m. and will be for the NCAA Division crown. The NCAA division includes players in grades 7 through 9.

For the first time, there will be an SCBL girls preview, scheduled for 2 p.m. According to league founder and manager Ed Jennings, this game will feature “a few household names.” He added that he expects to see many of the best girls from the EPC and the Colonial League on the pitch together, just like their male counterparts.

The final championship game is for the NBA Division Title (Kids Grades 10-12) with a warning scheduled for 3 p.m.

Here are the results from last week:

(students in grades 7 to 9)

Playoff results

Consolation: Ohio State 73, Villanova 71 … Josh Amos Abanyie 31 for Ohio State; Alex Rodriquez 19 for Villanova.

Georgetown 73, Duke 54… Blake Nassry 28 points for Georgetown; Rahmell Johnson 18 for Duke.

Louisville 48, Lafayette 45… Tyler Beck 16 for Louisville; Sean Daubert 12 for Lafayette.

NCAA Co-Players of the Week: Josh Amos Abanyie (8th grader at Northeast MS); Blake Nassry (8th grade student at Springhouse MS).

Honorable mention: Jack Garrity (7th student of the Moravian Academy/Swain); Tyler Beck (Freshman at Parkland); Sean Daubert (first year at Emmaüs).

(students in grades 10 to 12)

Playoff results

Consolation: Cavaliers 70, Nets 66… ​​Dwayne Chess 36 points for Cavaliers; Seth Ford 17 points for the Nets.

Lakers 76, Grizzlies 64… JuJu Pagan 26 points for the Lakers; Will Barber 19 for the Grizzlies.

Celtics 61, Sixers 48… Patrick Allieu & Blake Hargrove 13 points each for the Celtics; Elias Lopez 13 for Sixers.

NBA Players of the Week: Dwayne Chess (Sophomore, Liberty).

Honorable Mentions: JuJu Pagan (Senior, Pocono Mountain West); Will Barber (Senior, Emmaus).


Jennings offered insight into the finale, writing:

“After a great weekend of semi-finals in both divisions, the stage is set,” he said. “The NCAA had a buzzer-beater and OT in the consolation game. This was followed by the previously undefeated Duke, who suffered a loss or a learning experience, as I prefer to say. Georgetown has been connected all season. And if you let Blake Nassry go for it, you’re in for a long afternoon. Unfortunately, that’s what happened to the Duke team.

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“The Louisville team is on a roll with five straight wins since suffering their only opening week loss. Tyler Beck has been the leader with the chemistry of JJ Brader and Noeah Newsome. They’re well practiced and seem to enjoy playing together. Beating Lafayette was no small task, they have many names that will be heard for years to come in the Lehigh Valley. Ryan Kearney and Sean Daubert can play for me and it’s not easy. L he team is disinterested; they are committed on the defensive and play hard.


“The NBA consolation featured one of the region’s top 10th graders, Dwayne Chess of Liberty. Although neither the Cavs nor the Nets were playoff-eligible teams, it was all left on the floor , literally. They were diving on the floor for loose balls and that means it matters to them. Moravian Academy senior Chris Ray led the Nets with 15 points, but Chess was determined to pick up the win on his way to a 36-point effort for the Cavs.

“The Celtics were spotless, undefeated throughout the regular season and won by 13 over the Sixers in the semifinals on Sunday. This game featured Moustapha Sanoh, the commitment of Executive’s Rider, along with two super talented freshmen, Blake Hargrove (Liberty) and KJ Coles (PMW), as well as the heart of the team, Patrick Allieu, a senior executive. They are built to win and have all the pieces in place. While the Sixers are very good but the team has struggled at times. Kudos to Coach DeJesus and his assistant for doing an amazing job all season.

“Last but not least, the Lakers, Showtime! coached by Liberty’s Kyle Mills are a fun and exciting team. They’re led by Pocono Mountain West senior JuJu Pagan. His speed and ability to get down and finish around the rim are special. And he’s got guys spacing themselves out to the 3-point line or filling the lanes to catch his slick passes in transition. But he’s got help from a freshman, Jake Pukszyn (Liberty), Lamine Sanoh, (Executive) as well as an athletic sophomore Mikey Ekenycre. In lining up the Grizzlies, Pagan had 26. of 26pts. Will Barber Emmaus, Max Pristas Southern Lehigh) are also solid as possible. Barber, a recent Saint Joe lacrosse player, is a leader in transition every week. Pristas’ versatility and size have been a match-up issue for a while in the SCBL. It’s been a great season autumn and many players p will allow the confidence they have gained to carry over into the HS winter season. Don’t Forget #FallBaskeballMatters

“Finally, I would like to thank all of the players, coaches, parents who supported me, and everyone who volunteered. And a big shout out to LVHN Sports Medicine & Performance, the Junior NBA Affiliate, and the Swain School! Come support the student-athletes

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