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2023 Billy Lake ALS Basketball Marathon Standouts

10/15/2023, 9:15pm EDT
By Chad Graham + Josh Verlin

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) &
Chad Graham (@CGraham_Sports)

DREXEL HILL — The 31st annual Billy Lake ALS Basketball Marathon took over the gym at Bonner-Prendergast on Saturday, with 10 games going one-by-one from 8 AM through 6 PM. CoBL was in attendance for all but the first two games, starting with two high-level girls matchups (Archbishop Wood vs. Notre Dame and Perkiomen Valley vs. Archbishop Carroll) and continuing through the afternoon’s boys games. 

Here’s who stood out in the games we watched:

Zuri Harris (2024 | Coatesville)
Harris and Coatesville locked down host Bonner in a 44-31 win early in the afternoon, looking good despite being down a few usual starters. The 6-0 lead guard has gotten quicker with the ball in his hands and as an on-ball defender, and he was pestering Bonner’s young backcourt all game long defensively, coming up with three steals — as well as three rebounds and three assists, plus 10 points — in the victory. 

Donovan Fromhartz (2025 | Downingtown West)
Fromhartz did his thing in scoring 14 points with six rebounds and two assists in a loss to Bonner, the only team to place twice on the afternoon. A 6-4 wing guard, Fromhartz played as one of the Whippets’ primary ball-handlers, working with Zeke Staz early and often in pick-and-roll situations and making a number of strong reads and passes. The typically strong shooter knocked in a couple 3-pointers and attacked the rim when defenders were slow to get through screens.

Tariq Jennings (2024 | West Catholic)
The Burrs couldn't bring home the win, but Jennings delivered a noteworthy performance. Still figuring out how to maximize his physical tools, he sliced his way down the baseline for a huge dunk to start things off. Next, the 6-6 wing went to work on the glass and on defense. He grabbed 8 boards to go along with 3 blocks. Later, as the Burrs mounted their comeback, Jennings further contributed in the scoring category. He drilled four threes in the second half, including a pull-up to put them within striking distance. The senior wing finished with 17 points. 

Abbie McFillin (2027 | Archbishop Carroll)
The youngest of three McFillin sisters who will all play for Carroll this season, Abbie McFillin is one of those types who piles up numbers without being super-obvious about it. That was indeed the case for the Carroll freshman in a close loss to Perk Valley, as she ended up with a game-high 17 points. Part of it was that she did it efficiently, shooting 7-of-9 from the floor (3-3 3PT), not needing many dribbles or fancy moves to get off her shot, just taking the ones she got and getting to the bucket when she had a lane. 

Grace Miley (above) looks well on her way back from an ACL tear. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Grace Miley (2025 | Perkiomen Valley)
Miley put together an all-around performance at the latest stop of her comeback tour. Getting the start against Archbishop Carroll, she moved with precision without the ball. Half of her 13 points came from her cutting or flashing to open space. Miley was a complimentary playmaker too. She showed great poise and vision as a passer, using height to see over the defense and exploit their mistakes. Then, as Carroll tried to inbound the ball to tie the game with just seconds left, Miley jumped the pass and took it the other way for two points, icing the game.

Marquis Peoples (2024 | Coatesville)
As Harris kept a steady hand on the Bonner game from his point guard position, Peoples made splash plays to carry them over the top. The under-the-radar senior picked off passes and scored fastbreaks layups. He secured defensive rebounds to end key possessions. Peoples even blocked a shot. Offensively, he knocked down a couple threes from deep and made two clutch free throws. Every time the Red Raiders needed a big play, there he was with one in-hand. 

Ava Renninger (2024 | Archbishop Wood)
Wood’s powerful point guard was running the show again for the Vikings on Saturday, leading them to a convincing win over Notre Dame despite the absence of a couple starters. The Fairleigh Dickinson commit’s all over the court, diving for loose balls and getting in passing lanes, in addition to staying actively defensively and facilitating the action. Offensively, she contributed 11 points, six assists and two rebounds, plus a block and a steal; she hit two 3-pointers and also completed a 3-point play.

Zeke Staz (2025 | Downingtown West)
The Whippets recognized that Staz had a mismatch inside, so they went to him early on and in a variety of ways. First they fed him in the left block where Staz eagerly posted up his man. He instantly compromised the defense with those touches, getting to layups over his left shoulder or drawing fouls. Staz was also effective in ball-screens. Whether he made contact on screen or slipped it, his ability as a roll-man was potent. He would catch the ball and continue on to the rim for two or he would catch them kick it back out to wherever the defense rotated away from. DWest's big man finished with 17 points and six rebounds. 

Anna Stein (2024 | Perkiomen Valley)
Being without three key players was no problem for the Vikings because the older of the Stein sisters was there to pick up the slack. With an increased usage, the newest Kutztown-commit played with an incredible sense of urgency. She initiated their offense off-the-bounce, getting to her jumper or all the way to the cup. Even when Stein wasn't scoring, she was grabbing boards and getting steals. 

Lena Stein (2025 | Perkiomen Valley)
It was certainly a good day for the Stein sisters, as Lena joined her sister with a standout effort in PV’s win over Carroll. The 5-10 wing’s well-rounded effort included 10 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals, as she was all over the court and involved in what seemed like every play. Stein did a great job getting to the bucket off the bounce and had a couple second-chance points, and made some really good passes in transition to lead to easy buckets — including a couple to her sister.

Colin Treude (above) had 20 points including a couple 3-pointers. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Colin Treude (2024 | Springfield-Delco.)
The Cougars’ starting center and York College commit started slow in Springfield’s 64-40 win over La Salle, but he got it going near the end of the first half and was outstanding in the second. The 6-5 post settled for a couple early jumpers but then started being more aggressive with the ball in his hands, taking it to the rim from the high post a few times while showing off nice touch on his floater on others; in the second half, he faced up once again and knocked down a couple 3-pointers as he made his final seven shots from the floor (8-12 FG, 2-4 3PT) to get to his 20 points, along with five rebounds and three assists. 

Kyree Womack (2024 | Bonner-Prendergast)
After taking a loss in the first leg of their back-to-back, the Friars got a spark from Womack in game two versus Downingtown West. The 5-10 lead guard brought the intensity from jump, driving for a layup on their first offensive possession. His ability to routinely got two feet in the paint and collapse the defense paid dividends for Bonner's five-out offense. As soon as Womack got a step on his man and drew help, he swung the ball back out for wide open threes. His balanced offensive approach, as well as his defensive playmaking were huge for them. He totalled 13 points, six assists, and four steals. 

Honorable Mention
Jake Adams (2024 | Springfield-Delco.), Aasim Burton (2024 | Cardinal O'Hara), Laquan Byrd (2024 | Father Judge), Zane Conlon (2025 | Devon Prep), Riley Davis (2027 | Academy of Notre Dame), Shane Doyle (2025 | Devon Prep), Alexis Eberz (2026 | Archbishop Carroll), Connor Fleet (2024 | West Chester Henderson), Korey Francis (2027 | Bonner-Prendergast), Kenny Gaitling (2025 | Bonner-Prendergast), Lauren Greer (2024 | Archbishop Wood), Kevair Kennedy (2025 | Father Judge), Chloe Knox (2025 | Academy of Notre Dame), Roman Kulesa (2025 | Central Bucks West), Derrick Morton-Rivera (2026 | Father Judge), Olivia Nardi (2025 | Archbishop Carroll), Nick Parisi (2025 | La Salle HS), Julian Phillips (2024 | Central Bucks West), Reggie Selden Jr. (2024 | Bonner-Prendergast), Joe Shields (2024 | La Salle HS), Sophia Topakas (2026 | Archbishop Wood), TJ Valletti (2027 | Springfield-Delco.), Devin Williams (2027 | Eastern)

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