Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Philadelphia Public League Boys Basketball Semi-Finals – Lincoln vs. Math, Civics & Sciences-2-22-22

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Good afternoon and welcome in to the semi-finals of the philadelphia public league chris markowitz here for the sports fan base network this matchup the first of two here today and in our first contest it's abraham lincoln taking on math civics and science starting lineups for each teams we'll .

Take a quick look for the rail splitters starting at guard a senior number two chris murray starting at guard a sophomore number 10 to seem right starting at guard a senior number 11 tamir powell starting at guard a junior number 12 rashaan lockhix and starting at forward a senior number 24 iamir thomas .

The rail splitters win the tip and they'll have possession going right to left on your screen dressed in yellow let's meet the starters for math civics and science as the three is up and good thomas off to a hot start mcs is starting trent middleton jahim .

Bethea hassin burton naier poplar and khalif crawley jr foul on the floor burton bumped on his way to the basket and it's against murray checked out the falaz on number 12 rashaan lock hicks inbound from the baseline happy to have you with us .

Lincoln the defending runner-up in the public league three on the way around the rim and out for middleton floorboard picked up by lincoln thomas runs the floor throws up the lefty runner and it goes i mere thomas came into today as the leading scorer for the rail splitters .

Averaging 15 points per contest he has all five to start the contest for chris murray production burton was able to shake past lock hicks but couldn't hang on to the rock pressure here by mcs right travels and that's excellent defense by poplar .

bethea into the lane to the corner open tray yes and poplar with all five points for mcs time out on the floor with 5 53 to play in the first quarter we're even at five you're watching the philadelphia public league semifinals on the sports fan base .

Network 5 53 to play here in the first quarter lincoln and mcs tied at five apiece chris markowitz here for sfbn it's the first of two semifinals in the philadelphia public league that we'll have on tap for you here tonight lincoln comes into this contest at 13-5 overall 6-1 in public league action mcs .

At 18-7 overall 9-1 in league play thomas lost it picked up by crawley junior fast break here for mcs and poplar with another deuce mayor poppler going off here tonight for mcs he has all seven of their points poplar on the year a solid score .

For the mighty elephants here's a whistle and a travel is called so after lincoln got off to a five nothing run to start the contest mcs has scored seven unanswered and they've got the basketball after a turnover .

Bethea up top swings to the right wing zone defense here from the rail splitters poplar nice feed and the flip by burton a seam burton a sophomore who averages nine and a half points per contest gets his first basket tonight and it's a four point lead for mcs .

three on the way too strong from thomas scoreboard rolls over the baseline and mcs has it once again poplar tries another trey that one too strong and the rebound goes to right .

Nice drive the finish off target tamir trout got inside poplar couldn't keep it in it goes out of play and we'll stay on this side of the floor 3 31 remains in the opening stanza wild shot no whistle on the other end middleton blocked the rebound to poplar loose ball .

Saved out to presley three on the way no good for crawley junior the big fella couldn't connect from downtown near steel here powell lost it it's a tie up mcs was trying to call a timeout .

And it looks like that is the call mcs able to whistle a timeout so we'll take a break 305 left to play in the first quarter and the mighty elephants ahead 11-5 mcs ahead of lincoln 11-5 with 305 to play in the first quarter chris markowitz here for the sports fan base .

Network happy to have you with us here tonight for the public league semifinals lincoln scored the first five points of the contest but the rail splitters are scoreless in the last four and a half minutes of action as unready for the pass was middleton 17-foot j on the other end drops through .

For powell so lincoln finally on the board once again here in the first and that ends in 11-0 run by mcs presley can't finish crawley lost it and we'll stay here packed crowd here tonight and a perfect environment for .

Playoff basketball in the public league inbound to middleton the runner no good crawley got his hand on it but can't secure it .

So lincoln has possession with 2 28 to go in the first light press by mcs good ball movement open trey left short .

Trout got a good look from distance but couldn't connect johnson fresh out onto the contest lost the ball and it's taken away as right is fouled in transition by johnson that fouled the first against mcs here .

In the first quarter under two minutes to play in the opening stanza as lock hicks puts it on the deck guarded by pressly lock hicks in a double team passes out of it and trout gets blocked shot goes into the hands of lock hicks his shot falls .

And it's a two-point game after lock hicks gets his first bucket tonight lockhicks a junior averaging 12 and a half points per game pressure here johnson finds presley middleton throws it away lockhicks alone on the other end and it's an easy layup as we're back even .

This time 11 apiece 11-11 make-a-wish here on tuesday as johnson drives inside and double dribbles mcs went on an 11-nothing run now lincoln on a 6-0 stretch here with a minute and 10 left to play in the first quarter .

Lock kicks euros into the lane no good great defense by middleton who got a piece of it presley hands it off the layup and the foul for jahim bethea what a finish inside by the 6-2 senior first basket tonight for bethea .

And he's at the line for one more bethea connects to complete the old-fashioned three-point play it's a 14-11 lead for mcs with 44 seconds to go in the first quarter lincoln with possession and if they want the rail splitters can .

Hold for the final shot instead lockhix throws up a 17-foot runner put back doesn't go oh man thomas almost brought the rim down presley on the other end and he's fouled the foul is against king iii check that that's on tamir powell so tamir powell guilty of the shooting .

Foul and it sends chauncey presley to the line presley a junior averaging eight points and two rebounds per game into the game now for mcs is amid snead sneed a five-nine senior guard he replaces bethea .

the clock is paused with 27 and a half seconds to play here in the first pressly drains both free throws and it's a five-point advantage for mcs coach lindsey telling the rail splitters to move slowly here and hold for the final possession of the quarter .

Lock hicks on the drive behind the back to the corner right got it what a play naseem right off the dime from lock hicks poplar oh man right over thomas .

One second to play in the quarter and that'll do it nine points for nair poplar in the first quarter and mcs ahead of lincoln by four we'll step away you're watching the philadelphia public league semifinals on the sports fan base network hi i'm tommy green former pitcher for the philadelphia phillies when i was in .

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Will continue to support the community for more information contact payroll service solutions at 215-624-0922 or 866-pay easy second quarter here in the semi-finals of the philadelphia public league mcs taking on lincoln chris markowitz here for sfbn and as we enter the second stanza it's a four point lead for mcs .

Who has possession of the basketball and the mighty elephants were led in the first quarter by nair poplar who had nine points to lead all scorers on the drive is presley his layup no good rebound goes to right .

Lincoln with its first possession of the quarter open layup and it goes the ball movement pays off and naseem wright drops it in for two loose balls stolen away fast break chance for thomas who can't connect on the dunk .

So a missed chance for two easy points but he's fouled i'm here thomas unable to throw down the stuff as he was hanging on the rim but he got his own miss and was fouled on the putback so it's a chance for freebies meanwhile mcs is complaining that it .

Should have been a technical foul for hanging on the rim as thomas no good on the first thomas a versatile senior he averages 15 points a game to go along with 11 and a half boards and four blocks he also averages five steals per contest so he .

Does it all for the rail splitters no good on both free throws but the rebound goes to powell he finds thomas and he's fouled again and this foul is against poplar so i'm here tom is persistent in the paint and he's earned two more free throws .

With 6 43 to play in the first half subs in for both teams crowley jr and bethea return for mcs rodney shelton the 6-7 junior into the game for lincoln thomas connects on the second here so he's one .

For four from the line and it's a one-point contest snead nifty handles drops it off and crowley all lost the ball on his way up fouled on the putback he'll go to the line but both teams now with opportunities for slam dunks that are missed .

khalif crawley fumbled at the goal line but got the shot back so he could laugh about it later after these free throws crawley listed at 69 235 no good on the first .

End of the game now for lincoln is naeem colston thomas goes to the sideline crawley goes one for two and it's a two-point advantage for mcs powell to lock hicks .

good ball movement and the triple off target rebound goes to burton his shot blocked the outlet pass stolen back by crawley wild action here burton on the drive kicks to the corner .

Middleton can't finish crawley has the second chance he powers inside and throws in the baby hook khalif crawley jr with his first field goal today and a timeout taken by lincoln with 5 45 to play in the first half we'll step away you're watching the public league semis on sfbn 5 45 left to play in the first game of .

The philadelphia public league boys semi-finals chris marquez here for sfbn lincoln with the basketball trailing mcs 21-17 and after this game we'll have the second semi-final match-up between immotep and west philadelphia immotep the reigning champions west philadelphia a talented squad this year .

As the basket goes for burton here's a steal lock hicks no good second effort up and in for powell and just like that we're even at 21 a piece so lincoln causing turnovers .

As sneed lost it into the backcourt and it's another giveaway by mcs inbound to lock hicks who takes his time on the perimeter lock hicks throws it away but hustles after the loose ball and we'll stay here the officials say middleton made the last touch .

As a sub comes in for mcs it's bethea lock hicks gets it inside balls loose mcs with numbers on the break layup no good it was strongly contested griffin with little room to breathe right on the other end no good but the follow tapped in by rodney shelton big .

Number 20. middleton knifes inside and gets fouled that foul is on colston that's his first and six fouls now on lincoln as a team so their next .

Will have them over the limit middleton averages 13 points a contest this year he's the lead scorer for mcs five points for him in this contest tonight but he misses both free throws lock hicks across the timeline his pass stolen by middleton numbers the other way .

And a great defensive play by lock hicks to strip the ball from bethea possession will stay with mcs but that takes away a wide open layup corner triple too strong and the rebound is loose it goes to bethea on the baseline middleton fouled once .

Again and it's on number 44 colston that's his second so two more free throws for middleton as the gym is being filled to capacity now both immotep and west philadelphia have pulled up to the building .

middleton 0 for 4 from the free throw line in a matter of 30 seconds lincoln with the basketball as we're halfway through the second quarter lock kicks deep trey back iron bethea great find and the layup .

Goes on a reverse by isaiah griffin nifty finish by the 6'4 junior but lockhicks with the reverse answer how did rashan lockhix finish that basket a crafty drive and an even better finish inside .

Bethea to presley up top bethea too strong lock hicks with the rebound and then a late whistle for a foul comes in they get bethea with the contact four team fouls now against mcs .

it's gonna be a side out for lincoln with 304 to play in the second quarter the rail splitters lead by two lock kicks to the corner three on the way got it powelled from distance and it's a five-point advantage for .

Lincoln bethea outside presley too strong right from 17. no good and crowley jr unable to haul in the rebound open trey off target bethea lost it lock hicks got in to take it .

Away along with tamir powell reverse layup blocked by crowley jr it goes off right and we'll head the other direction that's a great defensive play by khalif crawley jr mcs with possession and two minutes and 17 seconds remaining here in the second quarter .

into the game now for mcs is a seam burton burton in the corner drops it off crawley jr gets it to go khalif crawley jr with a big man move .

On the low block tough shot on the other end drops through the iron tamir powell had to readjust in midair what got it to fall regardless five point lead for the rail splitters a buck 34 left to play in the first half presley spins inside but the floater is off target .

corner triple no good for jenkins putback doesn't fall but shelton is fouled and that foul is on burton first personal foul on burton 15 foul against mcs and it's two freebies for rodney shelton .

shelton with the basket in the contest into the game now for mcs is isaiah griffin who replaces presley shelton no good on both free throws jamir trout waits at the scorers table he was set to replace shelton assuming he had made the free throw .

Trap in the corner griffin passes out of it bethea too strong taps it towards the hoop that doesn't fall another shot rims off and the ball kept alive by poplar mcs will reset bethea comes to a jump stop and swings back out .

To poplar 45 seconds to play in the quarter mcs in no hurry crawley jr on a face-up here comes the double team and a travel is called thought for a second they were going to get a foul call but they call it travel and that's great defense by rashaan lockhix who came in on the double team to help against .

Crawley jr 35 seconds to play here in the first half and lincoln will have the basketball ahead by five subs in for both teams tajir davis checks in for the rail .

Splitters and boswell back on the floor for mcs 23 seconds to play in the first half jenkins guarded by burton 10 to play four to shoot .

Powell kicks three at the horn yes kyrie jenkins knocks down the trifecta at the buzzer and lincoln takes an eight-point lead to the locker room for halftime we'll take a break and return with third quarter action you're watching the philadelphia public league semi-finals on the sports fan base network .

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there welcome back in to the public league semifinals in boys basketball where lincoln leads mcs 33-25 as we enter the second half lincoln with the ball to start chris markowitz here for the sports fan base network this .

Game the first of two we have covered for you in the boys semis here tonight as immotep takes on west philadelphia next and you can follow that game on a separate youtube link lincoln was led in the first half by tamir powell who scored nine points to lead all scorers the team wright had seven lock kicks and thomas each had six .

Jenkins hit a triple and for mcs they were led by nair poplar still on the opening possession middleton drops it off for bethea and his left hand layup goes lockhicks picked up by bethea lockhix was impressive in the first half had six points and distributed the ball .

Well open triple for thomas too strong here thomas hit a three early but has struggled from distance in this game burton off of hesitation crawley jr doubled by hicks and it's stolen by thomas lock hicks .

With another another double team to force a crawley junior turnover khalif crawley jr has been held in check with five points throughout the contest lock hicks to the high post wright drives inside and he'll shoot two from the line foul is on poplar .

So it's free throws for right and the first one goes three fouls now in the contest on poplar rebound goes to mcs crawley jr 4-3 too strong .

On the other end lock hicks got them all rashaan lock hicks with the triple and it's a 10-point lead for the rail splitters their largest of the contest bethea to crawley junior mathea was open for a give and go instead crawley jr guilty of the offensive foul .

Thomas beat him to the spot and took the charge so the foul's on number 25 kolith crawley jr and it's a turnover possession to lincoln now a timeout is taken by mcs with 5 55 to .

Play in the third will step away you're watching the public league semifinals on sfbn 5 55 to play in the third quarter here in the public league boys basketball semifinals abraham lincoln leads math civics and science 37-27 chris markowitz here for the sports fan base network and it's been a .

Great environment here at the school of the future and fun basketball as well lincoln trailed by six points midway through the first quarter but the round splitters have been dominant in the last two quarters of action .

Both teams were briefly walking back out onto the floor now they are on the sidelines huddled once again here lincoln trying to get back to the public league finals for the second year in a row a long wait for this timeout to come to a close and .

It's because the officials have gathered at the scorers table and there might be an issue with the scoreboard oh i see what it is the fouls on the board don't reflect accurate totals because the fouls from the first half .

Were left on the scoreboard so the officials are trying to have the scoreboard operator change the total listed they're putting 10 fouls for each team on the board i'm assuming because they can't get it back down to zero so they'll just work from there with .

Team fouls mcs guilty of two team fouls here in the third quarter so the officials put a 12 up on the board again remember forget the one at the beginning there it's just two team fouls on the scoreboard .

For mcs here in the second half so after a long break in action will return and lincoln will have the basketball ten point lead for the rail splitters with 5 55 to play in the third lock hicks swings to powell and he's .

Across the timeline easily steal taken away by poplar and he's fouled poplar comes up hobbled and rolled his foot at the end of the play .

And it's an inbound for mcs after the foul middleton into bethea middleton 4-3 yes trent middleton .

With a steal can't come away with it but middleton with his first basket from distance he had 10 three-point shots in a row at halftime in warm-ups and another timeout on the floor with 5 34 to play in the third quarter we'll take another break you're watching the public league semis .

On sfbn 5 34 left to play in the third quarter lincoln with the basketball ahead by seven chris markowitz here for the sports fan base network and the air poplar on the sideline for mcs he went off hobbles during the last timeout powell from 12 feet blocked from behind .

burton over to presley presley off the window trouble on the inbounds and it's a whistle possession stays with lincoln and no foul is given but there was a lot of contact there end of the game now for lincoln is .

Jameer trout he replaces tamir powell murray gives it up good ball movement trout with a drop off shot rejected and then a fouls called on the second effort right got blocked .

But was fouled on the second try bethea pleading his case he didn't think that was a foul but it's free throws here for naseem wright it was a fast moving first half of action but the game has slowed down a .

Lot here in the third quarter due to fouls as right drops in the first right goes one for two the rebound is in the hands of middleton presley for crawley junior .

Middleton fouled and it will be an inbound for mcs fala's on right this game is slowed to a grinding halt right now in the third .

into crawley junior and he throws it away pass intended for bethea lockhicks to the other end of the floor and that's a goaltend murray put it up and bethea touched it after it hit the backboard .

Into the game for mcs number 22 hadir boswell as middleton lost it on a spin presley gets it back for a moment but lincoln ends up with possession right fouled in transition oh he's bald as crawley jr with nowhere to land he jumped on the play .

And the foul called against boswell looked like that was on crawley jr 4 23 left to play here in the third quarter lincoln with the ball trout can't handle the pass and it's stolen by middleton who flushes at the .

Rack trent middleton came out of nowhere to flush it home for mcs murray tough step back foul they give pressly the foul and mcs with five team fouls and just three minutes and 55 seconds of action here .

In the third murray hits the first what a dunk on the other end a moment ago by trent middleton as trout couldn't handle the pass to him at the top of the key cleanly it went into the backcourt trout didn't want to touch it to allow for a backcourt .

Violation to occur but trent middleton snuck in from behind picked up the ball and went in for the dunk similar to that play against james harden from earlier this year as murray knocks in both free throws the lead back up to 8 for lincoln .

Griffin gets inside and he's fouled so it's a parade to the free-throw line for both teams here in the third quarter fouls being given out left and right and griffin will shoot a pair from the line .

Isaiah griffin with two points in the contest this evening and now a whistle by the officials is it's a packed house here and we're trying to direct the crowd on .

The baseline underneath the close basket one for two trips to the line for griffin lock hicks tumbles and he's called for a travel this has turned into a grinded out style of play for both teams here in the third quarter .

bethea for the inbound from the baseline gets it in and that is boswell middleton no good the follow doesn't go for boswell murray picks up the loose change murray took an extra step no whistle .

It stays with lincoln powell gives it up three on the way too strong thomas had a good look middleton glides inside no good off glass and thomas lost it on the baseline mcs keeps the basketball .

3 17 left to play here in the third quarter bethea will throw in from the baseline too high for boswell he has to go into the backcourt to retrieve it middleton fouled on the drive and this foul is against powell four fouls in the half now against .

Lincoln crowley jr back into the contest to replace boswell crawley jr splash khalif crawley jr with a tray steal by mcs but it's taken away by right .

on the other end powell too strong bethea knifes inside lost it stolen by hicks lock hicks with the steal and murray glides in with the euro rashaan lockhix with another beautiful defensive play to set up a fast break .

For lincoln and the rail splitters have a six point lead corner trey air ball powell over to right lost it thomas with the rebound open triple .

Around the rim and out and murray gets the rebound looked like he went over the midport line he's fouled on the drive mcs thought that was a back court but the whistles were silent and it's two free throws here for murray six fouls against mcs here in the second .

Half the next we'll have them over the limit murray with five points here in the third quarter griffin goes to the sideline for mcs replaced by poplar with 206 left to play in the third .

Murray makes both free throws and shelton returns to take his place middleton inside trapped guarded by three tries a shot it's blocked loose ball goes to burton he gets blocked lincoln with numbers .

Layup and the foul an incredible finish by tamir powell through contact and he'll go to the line with a chance for one more mcs over the limit now that's the seventh foul against .

The elephants here in the third and a long pause as powell waits to line up his free throw too strong bethea with the rebound fight for the board jump ball and the arrow favors mcs these two teams fighting tooth and nail right now .

bethea through a double team mathea no good well defended the whole way shelton was there to reject him at the rim and now a whistle before the drive lincoln calls the timeout with a minute .

27 left to play in the third we'll step away you're watching the public league semifinals on sfbn a minute 27 left to play in the third quarter chris markowitz here for the sports fan base network lincoln with the basketball out of a timeout and the rail splitters lead mcs .

By 10. it's been a grinded out style of play here in the second half after a relatively mild first half of action but these two teams have turned up the physicality there have been 12 total fouls handed out in the third quarter alone .

And on the inbounds it's a turnover foul off the ball shelton guilty of an illegal screen so 16 fouls now against the rail splitters and their next will put them over the limit bethea returns for mcs and replaces burton .

This is the first of two semi-final matchups on the boys bracket that we're covering tonight the next will be immotep taking on west philly you can catch both right here on sfbn .

bethea kicks middleton too strong the put back doesn't fall for poplar fight for the rebound and it's a jump ball the arrow favors mcs so we'll stay here one minute left to play in the third .

Sneed blocked rejection by colston another baseline inbound for mcs and there's not a lot of room on the baseline sub in for lincoln wright rejoins the action .

Crawley jr travels tough sledding today for crawley junior on the interior he's been guilty of a number of offensive fouls and travels now so a couple turnovers for him 55 seconds left to play here in the third quarter .

Lincoln with the basketball facing a full-court press by mcs lock hicks fouled in transition so it will be free throws for him that foul on snead so lockheed's at the line shooting a one-and-one .

No good the rebound goes to right and he's fouled and checked that it was trout who got fouled on the second effort so a and one or no this would be two free throws it was a shooting foul trout at the line for two and fasten your seat belts for the .

Fourth quarter i have a feeling that it's going to be quite the journey given the fact that mcs is already over the limit and lincoln's next foul will put the rail splitters over the limit both free throws fall for trout it's a 12-point lead for the rail splitters their largest today .

bethea no whistle he thought he was fouled lockhix leads the break right blocked but the follow goes for colston 14 point lead for the rail splitters lock kicks with another steal here's the lob and the reverse drops through for right .

Lincoln on a six-nothing run lockhees with another steal and another deuce for right the rail splitters losing their mind down the stretch in the third middleton drives inside and it's a blocking foul against colston but an eight-nothing run has the abraham lincoln fans here in attendance going .

Crazy listen to this crowd the rail splitters ahead by 18 clock is paused with eight minutes to play in the third rashawn lock hicks with three steals in a matter of 20 seconds trent middleton at the line shooting two .

And it's been a rough night for middleton davis into the contest for lincoln he replaces colston both free throws off the mark fight for the board and wright picks it up right glides inside and he's fouled .

The seam right with a chance to make it a 20-point contest he'll shoot a pair from the line foul is on poplar and what a quarter it's been for right six points for him now the rail splitters have scored 24 points .

Here in the third free throw no good poplar up to presley too strong and we'll head to the fourth the rail splitters ahead by 19 and eight minutes away from their second consecutive trip to the public league championship game we'll see if mcs has an answer you're .

Watching the public league semifinals on the sports fan base network hi i'm tommy green former pitcher for the philadelphia phillies when i was in high school it was very important to me to show scouts what i could do my friends at payroll service solutions are huge supporters of high school sports and the sports fan base network .

If you're a small to medium-sized business in need of a payroll company contact payroll service solutions not only will they take care of you they will continue to support the community for more information contact payroll service solutions at 215-624-0922 or 866-pay easy lincoln leads mcs by 19 points as we .

Return to action here in the fourth quarter chris markle was here for the sports fan base network the rail splitters led the mighty elephants 33-25 at halftime and lincoln outscored mcs 24-13 in the third quarter to build on their lead mcs with a steep hill to climb here .

In the final eight minutes of regulation the rail splitters made it to the public league championship game a year ago and lost to imotep they're trying to get back for the second year in a row here and what a job jamel lindsey has done with this unit mcs a talented squad in its own right .

so the mighty elephants are going to have to fight to get back into this one lockhix across the timeline guarded by snead and rashaan lockhix has been the player to watch tonight for lincoln he's forced a number of turnovers .

Played great defense and been the facilitator on offense the rail splitter is in no hurry here contact in the corner and the officials say out of bounds so no foul either offensively or defensively just the turnover by lock hicks .

Presley airballs the runner crawley junior fouled on the spin and they get right with it lincoln is over the limit so crawley jr will go to the line shooting a one and one .

charlie jr hits the first and this is exactly what mcs needs a couple free throws with the clock paused crawley makes both free freebies it's a .

17 point lead for lincoln murray over the timeline lock kicks guarded by snead lock hicks his pass finds powell off a deflection sneed playing the role of a pest defensively hook shot falls for thomas .

And that's a big basket for imeer thomas 19 point lead once again johnson no good from the mid range crawley jr drops it in on a second chance right fouled on the drive so this will be free throws for lincoln six and a half minutes to play in the .

Fourth right hits the first and it's an 18-point contest the seem right with 15 points in this game .

No good on the second free throw bethea knifes inside and drops it in off a soft touch right with the answer the same right with another tough finish in the paint .

Bethea drops it off for crawley junior and he's got the bucket as both teams are trading baskets here in the fourth lock kicks deep two off target sneed to bethea turnover thomas with the steal .

I'm here thomas with the finish and he flexes his muscles on the other end it's a turnover once again thomas behind the back felden transition and he'll shoot a pair of free throws thomas getting the crowd involved as he's at the line with a chance for two .

Lincoln trying to run away with it here in the fourth subs in now for both teams shelton replaces lock hicks trout in as well for lincoln burton returns for mcs thomas goes one for two from a line and .

It's a 19 point lead for lincoln their largest today presley no good rebound colston trout glides in no good on the layup .

The rebound to shelton his shot wild presley can't finish but he's fouled so it's free throws for chauncey presley with 504 left to play and mcs down by 19. .

Law kicks back into the game for lincoln he replaces powell presley no good on the first and lincoln thought it was a one-on-one the officials say no it was a shooting foul two free throws here .

second free throw gets the bounce for pressly and subs in for lincoln as .

Jenkins goes to the sideline number 25 malachi montgomery checks in for the first time today trout can't finish but the putback rims off that was number 34 don martin who couldn't connect .

Now a whistle on the baseline jump ball and we'll stay here and the officials end up changing it the arrow favors mcs burton over to bethea bethea can't finish lock hicks in a hurry foul on the drive .

and that foul is on burton lincoln ahead by 18 as we crawl down the stretch here in the fourth quarter and lockheed drops in the first 10 points unofficially today for rashaan .

Lockhix he's been the spark plug for the rail splitters he's had a number of steals and assists he's come in and blitzed crawley jr in the low post on several double teams to force turnovers as he knocks down both free throws and .

It's a 20-point contest presley short and the rebound goes to martin lock hicks in transition it's an easy deuce for rashaan lock hicks 13 points now for number 12 of lincoln bethea to the baseline griffin with the reverse .

turnover on the inbound middleton no good but the putback goes for right so mcs gets four points in a matter of five seconds thomas no good on the runner gets his own board but no good on the second effort middleton pull up trey yes .

Trent milton drops in a triple and a timeout taken by mcs with 3 48 to play the officials calling it a two no check that they are calling it a three we'll take a break you're watching the public league semifinals .

On sfvn i saw this 69-53 is the score with 348 to play lincoln ahead of mcs when we went to break it read 69-54 but the officials checked at the scorers table and the long jump shot trent middleton .

Hit before he went to a commercial break was actually ruled a two-point basket turnover trout gives it away the layup oh it's missed presley had a chance to make things interesting on the other end now the layup falls for lincoln davis with the basket and it's an 18 point lead for the rail splitters .

Corner triple for pressly no good burton no good rebound to griffin fight for the ball on the baseline and it's taken away by martin turned over and griffins fouled on a very wild sequence there .

so sloppy basketball here in the fourth quarter a lot of turnovers and fouls by both teams but lincoln doesn't care the rail splitters ahead by 18. they just want to see time tick off the clock here mcs .

Needs to play basically a perfect ball game the mighty elephants have to control the basketball when they have possession look for quality shots and then forced turnovers once they score griffin at the line shooting two .

griffin hits both and it's a 16 point game davis up ahead and it's nearly stolen by bethea saved by jenkins jenkins lost it .

burton blocked and the ball goes out of bounds last touch burton a great hustle play by tajir davis to get back and swat burton's attempts 257 left in regulation lincoln with .

Possession trout to the corner open triple air ball pressly with the layup and it's a 14-point game montgomery lost it gets it back fight for the loose ball martin picks it .

Up jenkins drops it off that shot rejected by crawley jr and we'll head the other way so lincoln getting sloppy here down the stretch in the fourth the rail splitters with a number of turnovers and poor quality shots and it's allowing mcs to stay in the .

Ball game the rail splitters led by as much as 22 points here in the fourth and subs waiting to check in now for lincoln as we've got free throws for mcs .

at the line is poplar and he'll shoot too so the starters return for lincoln coach lindsey not liking what he saw from his secondary unit as they've allowed the rail splitter lead to diminish to 13 .

Points poplar can make it a 12 point game with this free throw no good but the tap in by crawley jr and it's an 11 point game mcs with all the momentum as poplar steals the pass his layup no good and the loose ball goes to thomas mcs had a chance to make it a single .

Point game they'll have that chance again but middleton is called out of bounds he stole the ball away had an open lane for a dunk but the officials whistle him over the sideline mcs has cut a 22-point lead .

In half here in the fourth quarter and this game which looked like it was basically over a few minutes ago has gotten very interesting down the stretch lock hicks fouled by middleton so lock hicks with a chance to make a .

Couple free throws here lockheed's no good on the first free throw 202 left to play here in the fourth the clock is paused lock kicks staring down a big free throw here a .

Chance to make it a 12-point game and lockheed's no good on both and he's whistled for a lane violation so mcs staying in the ball game here in the fourth quarter the rail splitters struggling as we get closer and closer to the end of the stanza .

middleton out of bounds and it's a turnover a minute 51 left to play here in the fourth inbound leads to a foul lock hicks bumped immediately in its free throws .

West philly both getting loose on the court behind us here as they are ready to tip off the second semi-final matchup of the day and some of the west philadelphia speed boys are actually watching on from the far baseline .

Lockheed hits the first here and that makes it a 12-point contest lock kicks two for two from the line and it's a 13 point lead for the rail splitters bethea over to poplar .

Bethea euros inside and the layup falls for pressley set up by bethea right up top to thomas and mcs needs to foul here fouls on middleton and it sends trout to .

The line with a minute 19 left to play in the fourth trout with a big hit on the first free throw trout hits both and it's a 13-point lead for the rail splitters bethea turns it over .

time running out for mcs here in the fourth near turnover lock hicks has it and wright slams it through the iron the seam right putting the finishing touches on it for the rail splitters middleton short on the pull of trey .

Lock hicks lost the ball for a second as he was celebrating with the crowd but they almost came in from behind to steal it and set its free throws and we've seen just about everything we could see in a basketball game here in the fourth quarter .

the lincoln crowd celebrating as they could feel it now the rail splitters on their way to another public league championship game appearance as lockhix makes it a 16 point lead 14 points for lockheeds as he's feeding into the crowd here .

one for two trips to the line for a lock hicks mcs hurries to the other end of the floor half court heave by carter's off target the rebound goes to burton he fires a trey air ball .

Foul on the floor and it's going to be free throws for carter lock kicks guilty of the personal not really a reason to foul here ahead by 18. check that ahead by 16 with 38 seconds to play sub into the game now for mcs it's .

Muhammad sisa carter goes one for two from the line mcs still has not called off the dogs here's a foul by carter so lockhicks will travel to the other end of the floor after a hard fallon transition .

And it's more free throws for the junior guard lockhix hits the first and we're waiting for subs to come in now some confusion off the ball 34 seconds to play on the clock .

Lock hicks hits two more free throws and the lead is up to 17 for the rail splitters carter air ball and all lincoln has to do is get it across the timeline here jenkins to the baseline the stuff goes .

Through shelton didn't get it cleanly but it rattled in three on the other end for burton no good and it's time to celebrate for the rail splitters as they're going back to the public league championship game .

For the second year in a row final score in this contest lincoln 82 mcs 63. that's going to do it for us in the first boys semifinal basketball matchup in the public league will meet the winner of our second .

Contest tonight as west philadelphia takes on immotep you could see that game on a separate link but for our crowd watching only this contest and for our team here at svn led by our producer kevin conley i'm chris markowitz saying so long and good night from philadelphia .

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