The top two seeds in the East Penn Conference boys basketball playoffs will meet in Thursday’s league title game.
Allen, the No. 1 seed, beat No. 5 Parkland in overtime Monday, 66-61, while No. 2 seed Liberty improved to 20-4 this season when it beat No. 3 Central Catholic, 60-53 on Monday.
Joe Barnes scored a game-high 20 points for the Hurricanes, which led 24-21 at halftime but stretched the lead to 42-30 after three quarters. Fifteen of Barnes’ points came in that decisive third quarter.
Nick Filchner led Central Catholic (20-4) with 19 points.
The East Penn Conference and Colonial League held quarterfinal basketball playoff games over the weekend.
Both leagues have semifinals and finals set for this week.
In EPC boys action, top-seeded Allen beat Bethlehem Catholic 67-58 on Friday and will take on Parkland in the semifinals. The No. 5 seed Trojans topped No. 6 East Stroudsburg South, 57-52, on Saturday afternoon.
The other half of the boys bracket has No. 2 seed Liberty squaring off against No. 3 Central Catholic. The Hurricanes beat Freedom in the first round, while the Vikings beat Easton Friday.
The East Penn Conference basketball playoffs got underway Friday night despite two of the eight first-round games getting postsponed.
The top seeds advanced in both boys and girls.
The No. 1 Allen boys team beat No. 8 seed Bethlehem Catholic 67-58. The Canaries move on to Monday’s semifinals against either No. 4 East Stroudsburg South or No. 5 Parkland, which play Saturday at 2 p.m.
The 45th Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic is set for Saturday, March 28 at Northampton Community College.
Super Saturday will include four all-star basketball games featuring the top senior players from the Lehigh Valley area. It begins at 10:30 a.m. with the North vs. South girls game, followed by their boys counterparts at noon.
After the 1:30 Special Olympics Shoot Out, the West vs. East girls (2 p.m.) and boys (3:30 p.m.) games will finish off the day.
This is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section “Readers Pick The Oscar Recipients Contest” for the 92th Academy Awards.
- Antonio Banderas,
“Pain And Glory”
- Leonardo DiCaprio,
“Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood”
- Adam Driver,
- Joaquin Phoenix,
- Jonathan Pryce,
“The Two Popes”
- Cynthia Erivo,
- Scarlett Johansson,
- Saoirse Ronan,
- Charlize Theron,
Kenneth C. Davis presents a lecture and book-signing about his book, “Don’t Know Much about the American Presidents,” 1 p.m. Feb. 15, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
“Presidents Day Weekend is the perfect time to explore the American Presidency and how it has evolved,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Museum.
Davis will discuss the origins and development of the American Presidency.
Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074
Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards have been announced.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the 2020 Academy Awards ceremonies honoring 2019 theatrical motion picture releases, 8 p.m. (EST) Feb. 9, Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, and televised live on ABC-TV.
Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.
Thursday, February 6: Veal parmigiana over vermicelli, California vegetable blend, Italian bread w/ margarine. chilled pears.
Friday, February 7: New England clam chowder, smoked turkey-salami and provolone cheese on roll, cole slaw, ambrosia.
Monday, February 10:Cream of potato soup, Hungarian goulash, extra wide noodles, roasted Brussel sprouts, wheat bread w/ margarine, chilled apricots.
Dr. Matthew Pinsker presents a lecture, “Lincoln’s Greatest Moment: August 23, 1864,” 1 p.m. Feb. 8, Lehigh County Historical Society’s Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.
The lecture celebrates the 16th president’s birthday. Slices of Lincoln’s favorite white-almond cake made from Mary Lincoln’s original recipe will be available.
“This is an outstanding program for the whole family to celebrate the life of a great American president,” said Joseph Garrera, executive director of the Museum.
Time for “Rent”: The 20th anniversary production of “Rent” has two performances, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 9, State Theatre for the Arts, Easton. “For the past 20 years, ‘Rent’ has touched the lives of audiences around the world from Broadway to regional productions to high school auditoriums,” says Producer Stephen Gabriel. “Rent,” a reimagining of Puccini’s “La Bohème,” premiered off-Broadway in 1996 and transferred to Broadway, winning the 1996 Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, one of only five musicals to win both awards.