Debo Hits Thousand Point Plateau in New Brighton

R.J. Debo getting ready to release the shot that would put him in the record books.

(New Brighton, PA) On Friday evening, the basketball faithful gathered in the Main Gymnasium at New Brighton Area High School had plenty to cheer about, even though the Lions dropped an exciting game to the visiting Warriors of Mohawk, 62-54.  That’s Because senior forward Ronald “R.J.” Debo scored his 1000th career point during the third quarter.  Debo needed just 19 points to achieve the milestone and gave everybody reason to celebrate when a three pointer launched from just  a bit to the left of the center of the arc settled into the net.   Debo led the scoring for the New Brighton Lions, finishing the night  with 25 points.


R.J. Debo and New Brighton High School Principal Ryan Yates.

The game was stopped momentarily as High School Principal Ryan Yates presented R.J. with a special crimson and gold game ball.  Afterwards, players and fans gathered in the gym lobby for a brief celebration.

Debo became just the tenth boys basketball player in New Brighton High School history to score over a thousand career points.



Central Valley 57, Ambridge 45

Central Valley got off to an early roll, and cruised to a 57-45 victory over Ambridge in 2-AAAA action Friday night.

The win places the Warriors at 3-3 in the section (8-4 overall), while Ambridge drops to 2-4 in the section (4-8 overall).

Josh Kline of Central Valley and Nick Campalong of Ambridge were selected as tonight’s CCBC Players of The Game.

Union 71, Rochester 68

The loss of a 16-5 lead and a questionable call in the final minute sank the Rochester Rams in Section 1-A action against the Union Scotties, by a final of 71-68.

The loss drops the Rams to 3-2 in the section (9-3 overall), while Union improves to 4-1 (9-3).

Caleb Collins of Rochester and Union’s K’von Huddleston were selected as tonight’s CCBC Players of The Game.