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August 21, 2014, 6:05 am

Catholic League’s best down to four teams

When the Catholic League finals take place at the Palestra on Wednesday night, Feb. 20, four of the league’s best basketball teams will battle it out for a chance to play for the league championship. In the first game, St. Joseph’s Prep (19-4) will face Roman Catholic (18-5) at 7 p.m. In the second contest, Archbishop Carroll (19-4) will play Neumann-Goretti (18-5) at 8:30 p.m.

St. Joseph’s Prep is coming off a big 74-57 win over La Salle last week. Miles Overton, son of former Dobbins, La Salle and NBA star, Doug Overton had a game-high 26 points. Overton’s teammate Stephen Vasturia tallied 23 points to help the team move into the Final Four of the Catholic League.

Overton and Vasturia will play Division I basketball next season. Overton, a 6-foot-4 senior, will head south to play at Wake Forest. Vasturia, a 6-foot-5 senior, will play major college basketball at Notre Dame.

Roman Catholic defeated Archbishop Wood, 55-44, to advance to the semifinals. Rashann London, a 6-foot-2 senior, had 17 points for Roman. Shep Garner chipped in with eight points.

Archbishop Carroll popped Archbishop Ryan, 69-53 in their playoff matchup. Derrick Jones led the way for Carroll with 22 points. Yosef Yacob had for the Patriots. Yacob, a 6-foot senior guard, also had eight rebounds and seven assists. He will be playing his college basketball at Division I Binghamton next season. Nick Jones had 13 points for Carroll.

Neumann-Goretti, defending Catholic League champion, defeated Bishop McDevitt, 85-54. John Davis was the team’s high scorer with 25 points. Davis, a 6-foot-6 forward, will play Division I basketball at Towson next season. Ja’Quan Newton, N-G’s explosive 6-foot-3 guard, had 19 points. Troy Harper contributed 14 points. Hanif Sutton, a great defensive player, finished with seven points.


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