Senior John Seidman’s fast start helped Haverford pull out a 50-46 victory on the road over Strath Haven in Central League boys basketball action Thursday. Seidman scored 13 of his game-high 17 points in the first half, seven in the pivotal second quarter when the Fords outscored the Panthers, 20-9, to open up a 29-21 halftime lead. Seidman is now 6 away from 1,000 for his career. Junior JR Newman (right) added 11.
Super sophomore Jaden Jauregui led Strath Haven (5-3) with 13 points (11 coming in the 4th quarter). Luke Edwards added 12 and Rob Guilday 10.
Senior Luke Edwards tallied 12 for the Panthers.
GARNET VALLEY 62, PENNCREST 40 >> Carl Schaller got off to a slow start but he did not stay cold for long.
Schaller scored 21 of his game-high 22 points in the final three quarters to help the Jaguars pull away. Schaller was especially productive in the second and fourth quarters. He had eight points in the second period and nine in the final frame.
Justin Langan hit four three pointers and added 14 points for the Jaguars.
Saahir Lee paced Penncrest with 14 points while Ben Stanton chipped in 13.
In nonleague action:
IMHOTEP 66, CHESTER 65 >>
The Clippers could not hold on to a three-point, third quarter lead. The Panthers outscored Chester, 26-19, in the fourth period to erase a 46-40 deficit.
The Clippers had a chance to win it but a final shot was off the mark. Fareed Burton Jr. led Chester with 22 points. Karell Watkins chipped in with 15, while Jameel Burton Jr. and Isaiah Freeman added 10 points each.