Ray, Haverford School hold off Longino, Germantown Academy to stay unbeaten

By Kev Hunter

Unbeaten all season, Haverford School was uncatchable Friday night, staying firmly in front all evening long and withstanding a 35-point effort by Germantown Academy’s Jordan Longino to win 74-56 and climb to 19-0.

“I thought we were really, really good in spots,” Fords coach Bernie Rogers said, after his team improved to a perfect 7-0 in the Inter-Ac. “Longino’s pretty good. I thought we lost him a couple times, and he’s gonna burn ya.’ Other times, I thought we did a good job on him and he made some pretty tough shots.

“We had a spurt in the second and third quarters where we got three or four stops in a row and were able to break the game open a little bit.”

Haverford took an eight-point lead into the half and widened the gap to 17 in the third quarter. Christian Ray led the way for the Fords with a game-high 36 points and Jameel Brown and Jameer Nelson each had 14.

“I thought we made some good extra passes,” said Rogers, whose team created space to hit eight 3-pointers.

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