The Select Competition Basketball League will have its annual boys championship games on October 30 at Swain School and for the first time a girls game will be held on the same date as a precursor to a new fall league in from 2023.
SCBL founder and director Ed Jennings is looking for players to compete at 2 p.m. on the last Sunday of the month between title games in the NCAA (grades 7-9) and NBA (grades 10-12) divisions. .
“I’m reaching out because over the years the SCBL Boys’ Fall League in Swain has been a positive and competitive outlet for student-athletes who don’t play fall sports,” Jennings said in a statement. “That being said, I have been approached many times over the years to offer an SCBL Girls fall league. After contacting some coaches directly, I have decided to offer SCBL Girls in Fall 23.”
As a preview of a new league, Jennings is hosting a “preview game” for interested girls on October 30.
As for the boys’ league, here are the most recent results courtesy of Jennings:
Louisville 60, Georgetown 48… Tyler Beck 21 points for Louisville; Ryan Kearney 16 for Ohio State.
Lafayette 72, Villanova 52… Sean Daubert 29 points for Lafayette; Jaxon Loper 25 for Villanova.
Duke 67, Georgetown 45…TJ Lawrence 14 points for Duke; Blake Nassry 31 for Georgetown.
Co-players of the week: Tyler Beck ’26 (freshman, Parkland HS); Sean Daubert (first year student, Emmaüs HS).
Honorable Mention: Ryan Kearney ’26 (Freshman Parkland HS); Blake Nassry (Freshman, Parkland HS); Jaxon Loper (Grade 8, Northeast MS); Noah Bass ’28 (7th grade, Pocono Mountain West Jr. High)
Cavaliers 69, Lakers 58… Dwayne Chess 24 points for the Cavaliers; Laz Carrasquilla 11 for the Lakers.
Grizzlies 82, Nets 70… Jaedyn Kametz 24 points for the Grizzlies; Chris Ray 28 for nets.
Celtics 82, Sixers 79… Blake Hargrove 33 points for the Celtics; Austin Frey 20 for Sixers.
Player of the week: Blake Hargrove (Freshman, Liberty HS).
Honorable Mention: Chris Ray (Senior, Moravian Academy); Austin Frey (Senior, Lehigh Valley Christian)
Jennings said of the NCAA Division players who are in Parkland’s pipeline, “The NCAA Division is littered with a lot of potential college talent if they continue to develop. Nassry, Beck, Lawrence, Kearney could become stars later in their high school careers. They are all quite advanced.
As for the NBA division, he said, “I would like to highlight college student-athletes. Moravian Academy’s Chris Ray is a tireless worker and a gym rat. I would expect him to be a Colonial League star. And a new name, Lehigh Valley Christian’s Austin Frey is a tough scorer who could turn his stellar play in the SCBL into a few wins for the little Christian school this winter. He will be aided by talented sophomore Jacob Lewis, also from LV Christian.
Jennings added that this Sunday will mark the final round of regular season games.
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