Boys basketball

Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Bishop McDevitt at Berks Catholic (Boys basketball)
 1st Qtr2nd Qtr3rd Qtr4th QtrFinal
Bishop McDevitt487726
Berks Catholic131091446
Highlights: Luis Garcia scored a game-high 14 points and second-seeded Berks Catholic’s relentless defense never eased up on ninth-seeded Bishop McDevitt in a victory in the District 3 Class 4A championship tonight at Giant Center.

The title was the third for the Saints in their seven seasons.

Berks Catholic led by 11 at halftime and extended that throughout the fourth quarter.

Keba Mitchell had nine points, 10 rebounds and six blocked shots for the Saints; Casey Jack had seven rebounds and five assists.

The Saints (26-2) will face the District 12 fourth-place team in the opening round of the PIAA Tournament March 9.

The Saints got off to a fast start, scoring the first nine points. They held the Crusaders without a field goal for the first five minutes, and to 1-of-13 shooting in the opening quarter.

The Saints stretched their lead to 17-6 two minutes in the second quarter after back-to-back assists by Jack.

Berks Catholic’s largest lead of the first half came at 23-10, with 1:50 left, after Jack scored on a drive.

The Berks Conference champs set a school record with their 22nd straight win.

The championship game was the 17th for Saints’ coach Snip Esterly, who now has 12 titles, including nine at Central Catholic.

The championship is the third for the Saints, who won the Class AAA title in their first two seasons, 2012 and 2013.

For a complete report, read Mike Drago's story in the print edition of the Reading Eagle or on-line at

Bishop McDevitt Stats
Stuart, 350000406
Kelly, 083602113
Lee, 2113403317
Davis, 393400609
Smith, 031200201
Marisco, 040001510
Pilsitz, 010201100
Ninosky, 000000100
Ward, 020000100
Jones, 000000000
Totals 84310180728326
Berks Catholic Stats
Garcia, Luis3 41066012014
Mitchell, Kyran12 252224318
Jack, Casey13 252701756
Mitchell, Keba14 4914001019
Dabney, Tre23 390003516
Hagelbarger, Jack2 010001400
Painton, Luke11 002200000
Martin, Tyler 25 000000000
Gaspari, Nicholas4 001200001
Derr, Terrance5 000000200
George, Brandon21 000000100
Pane, Clemente24 000000000
Moffatt, Andre1 000000000
Totals 1539142321038844