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Imhotep hosts Shoot for the Stars, Inc. annual showcase

January 6, 2017 GMT

If you’re a high school basketball fan in the Philadelphia area, you’ll have a chance to watch some of the top scholastic basketball teams play in the Shoot for the Stars, Inc. annual high school basketball showcase. There will be four games and eight outstanding teams battling for bragging rights in the area on Saturday, Jan. 7 at Imhotep Charter High School, 6201 North 21st Street. The tickets cost $10.00. There will be four games in this showcase.

In the first game, Math, Civics & Sciences will play Bonner-Prendergast at noon. MC&S is led by its top scorer Malik Archer.The 6-foot-3, 180-pound senior, is averaging 25.3 points a game. The Mighty Elephants are one of the top schools in the city. Dylan Higgins and Ajiri Johnson are the key players for Bonner-Prendie.

In the second contest, Engineering and Science will battle Glen Mills at 1:30 p.m. E&S has some terrific players in Robert Dubose and Akello Mosby who have been major contributors. Myron Sanders and Kenyon Cooper will be the players to watch for Glen Mills.

The third matchup will feature Delaware Valley Charter and Penn Wood at 3 p.m. Del-Val Charter has one of the best teams in the area. A year ago, they won the Public League and city championship. Del-Val Charter is off to a another great start. The team has some brilliant players such as Mahki Morris and Antwuan Butler. Morris played a huge role in the team’s success last year. He is a great outside shooter. Penn Wood has three solid players with Vincent Smalls, Pernell Ghee and Kairi Jones.

After this game, there will be a special ceremony to honor Temple basketball great Lynn Greer and former Drexel University head coach Bruiser Flint for their contributions over the years.

In the last game, Imhotep Charter will face Rock Creek Christian Academy from Upper Marlboro, Md. at 5 p.m. Imhotep Charter has played well this season. The Panthers’ only loss was to Neumann-Goretti, one of the top teams in the city. Imhotep Charter has two magnificent players with Daron Russell and David Beatty. Rock Creek Christian Academy will be led by standout Terrance Browning.