By Carter Fillman
Entering this season, there might not be more of a striking difference between two teams in the Catholic League than there are between La Salle and Cardinal O’Hara.
Looking back to last season, the Explorers ventured into the Catholic League championship before being upended by Roman Catholic, then made it to the state semifinals before falling to Pennridge. That group was led by seniors Zach Crisler (Rice), Konrad Kiszka (Prinecton), Allen Powell (Rider), and Titus Beard (Georgian Court) who led the school to a 17-0 start. Those four, with the addition of multiple other seniors, made up approximately 83% of the Explorers’ scoring on the year. The lone returner and starter is 5-10 senior guard Jake Timby, who recently committed to play at Catholic University.
On the flip side, Cardinal O’Hara was in the cellar of the PCL narrowly missing the opportunity to snag one of the final playoff spots as they finished 3-11 in league play. But that’s not to say they weren’t competitive, as they played tight games in losses to Carroll (72-70), McDevitt (73-68), Ryan (45-40), and the aforementioned La Salle (70-64).