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Boys look to clear up playoff picture

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by James bunting Special to the Press in Sports

The Catasauqua boys basketball team is heading to the Colonial League and District 11 playoffs, but their first destination remains a mystery as of press time.

If Wilson (11-5 in the Colonial League) defeats Notre Dame-Green Pond (12-4) on Wednesday, Feb. 7, which comes after Press deadlines as well as with the threat of a winter storm, the Rough Riders will travel to Wilson for the Colonial League playoff opener on Saturday, Feb. 10 as the No. 5 seed.

If Notre Dame defeats the Warriors and Catty beats Northwestern, the Rough Riders would host the quarterfinal contest against Wilson as the No. 4 seed.

Moravian Academy clinched the Colonial League’s West Division with a 65-62 win over Catty on Friday, Feb. 2. The Rough Riders held a 35-27 lead at halftime, but the offense stalled in the third quarter, allowing the Lions to take control in the second half.

Moravian’s Jordan Holmqvist scored 21 points in the contest, with Abel Saft chipping in all eight of his points in the fourth quarter.

Senior Isiah Graves continues to lead the Lehigh Valley in scoring. Graves dropped 25 points in the effort, followed by Jaylen Green with 17.

Following the late-season loss of Cullen Bond, coach Eric Snyder is looking to a variety of players to fill the senior’s role. Andrew Brett nailed three 3-pointers in the first quarter against Moravian and finished with a season-high 13 points.

In the District 11 playoff picture, Catty sits in the No. 3 seed in class 3A as of press time. Valley Forge Military Academy and Notre Dame-Green Pond are at the top of the classification, followed by the Rough Riders, Pine Grove, New Hope-Solebury and Northern Lehigh.

Graves has unofficially moved to No. 2 on Catty’s all-time boys scoring list, passing Jerome Maiatico (1,396 points), Walt Winch (1,396) and Tim Superka (1,410). Larry Miller remains atop the Rough Riders’ record book with 2,722 career points.