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Hometown Heroes Summer Tournament: Round 1, Day 4

Ed Pinckney and the boys from the Bronx are the pride of New York, and the Severance Region.

Join us throughout the month of July as we matchup some of the best Villanova players of All-Time. This year they’re representing their hometowns and high schools, so be sure to check in daily to vote for your favorite players and the team that represents your home town!

Welcome back to another day of the VU Hoops 2019 Summer Tournament: Hometown Heroes. Be sure to check out our Tournament Hub for an interactive hometown map, updated bracket, and links to our tournaments from previous seasons. Now onto today’s voting!

I know many of us thought Josh Hart’s team could be dominant, but in yesterday’s match they got 123 of 124 votes. The #2 Maryland: DC Suburbs team will be joined in the Sweet 16 by #1 Central Philadelphia, #5 South & Central USA, and #3 West Philadelphia.

We close out the first round with the Severance Region, where two of the eight teams had to advance through the Play-In round. We’ll see if either of them can pull off big upsets to continue on with the final spots in the Sweet 16.

Severance Region

#1 Washington DC vs #8 Western Pennsylvania

The Washington DC team has some notable players in George Raveling and George Leftwich, but the real draw are the three Herron brothers. Middle brother Keith finished his Villanova career as the school’s leading scorer, and now sits 3rd on the all-time list. Western PA features Villanova’s 5th all-time leading scorer in Doug West, and already have a win under their belts from the Play-In round.

#1 Washington DC Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
George Leftwich 1965 Washington, DC 10.5 4.1 x x x
George Raveling 1960 Washington, DC 9.8 12.1 x x x
Keith Herron 1978 Washington, DC 18.5 4.8 x x x
Larry Herron 1977 Washington, DC 14.9 5.9 x x x
Reggie Herron 1979 Washington, DC 2 0.2 x x x
Steve Lincoln 1980 Washington, DC 3.6 1.3 1.7 x x
Thomas Hoover Jr. 1961 Washington, DC 6.4 9.3 x x x

#8 Western Pennsylvania Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Chris Masotti 1991 Hermitage, PA 0.4 0.4 0.3 0 0
Doug West 1989 Altoona, PA 14.8 4.6 1.9 0.9 0.4
Frank Dobbs 1984 Pittsburgh, PA 5.1 1.8 1.4 x x
James Fahey 1957 Erie, PA 8.7 8.9 x x x
Kenneth Reeher 1945 Sharon, PA x x x x x
Richard Griffith 1957 Hollidaysburg, PA x x x x x
William Dunlap 1957 Pittsburgh, PA 1 1 x x x

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Sweet 16?

This poll is closed

  • 95%
    #1 Washington DC
    (145 votes)
  • 4%
    #8 Western Pennsylvania
    (7 votes)
152 votes total Vote Now

#4 Northwest Philadelphia vs #5 North Jersey: NYC Suburbs

The Northwest Philly team spans the ages, including Paul Arizin, Alvin Williams, Chubby Cox, and fan favorite Darryl Reynolds. They’ll face a talented squad from North Jersey that includes Tom Sienkiewicz, Kenny Wilson, and Corey Stokes.

#4 Northwest Philadelphia Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Alvin Williams 1997 Philadelphia, PA 10.9 3.7 4.2 1.5 0.3
Chubby Cox 1975 Philadelphia, PA 9 4.7 x x x
Darryl Reynolds 2017 Philadelphia, PA 2.7 3.3 0.3 0.3 0.6
Frank Gaidjunas 1967 Philadelphia, PA 5.1 4.6 x x x
Joe Turk 1967 Wyndmoor, PA 2.2 1.1 x x x
John Weglicki 1950 Wyndmoor, PA 7.4 x x x x
Paul Arizin 1950 Philadelphia, PA 20 x x x x

#5 North Jersey: NYC Suburbs Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Corey Stokes 2011 Bayonne, NJ 9.8 3.3 0.9 0.7 0.3
Dario Pia 1947 Union City, NJ x x x x x
Dominic Cheek 2012 Jersey City, NJ 7.6 3.3 0.8 0.7 0.2
Ernest Melofchick 1942 Bayonne, NJ x x x x x
Kenny Wilson 1989 Jersey City, NJ 10.1 2 4.6 1.1 0
Roscoe Harris 1995 Bayonne, NJ 4.2 1.2 0.7 0.3 0.1
Thomas Dolan 1951 Union City, NJ 1.3 x x x x
Tom Sienkiewicz 1981 Jersey City, NJ 11.1 1.7 x x x

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Sweet 16?

This poll is closed

  • 74%
    #4 Northwest Philadelphia
    (113 votes)
  • 25%
    #5 North Jersey: NYC Suburbs
    (38 votes)
151 votes total Vote Now

#3 Long Island vs #6 New York State & Ohio

The Long Island team is full of Champions. Tom G. Brennan averaged a double-double for his career, while other fan favorites include Jason Fraser, Gary McLain, Patrick Farrell, and Chuck Everson. They’ll face a team comprised of Ohio and all the non-NYC parts of New York. That team features the trio of Omari Spellman, Eric Eberz, and Greg Woodard.

#3 Long Island Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Chuck Everson 1986 Brentwood, NY 1.7 1.5 0.2 0.2 0.2
Gary McLain 1985 Hempstead, NY 6.7 1.3 4.8 x x
Jason Fraser 2006 Amityville, NY 5.9 5.8 0.6 0.3 1.6
John Cirino 1956 Malverne, NY 7.6 7.5 x x x
Michael Bosl 1999 Oyster Bay, NY 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0
Mike Claxton 2005 Hempstead, NY 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.3 0
Patrick Farrell 2016 Rockville Centre, NY 0.3 0.2 0 0.1 0
Steve Krines 1966 West Hempstead, NY 1.4 0.9 x x x
Thomas G. Brennan 1952 Hicksville, NY 11.3 12.5 1.3 x x
Tom Greis 1990 Huntington, NY 11.2 5.4 0.9 0.3 1.8

#6 New York State & Ohio Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Brian Harrington 1985 Pound Ridge, NY x x x x x
Eric Eberz 1996 Buffalo, NY 11.6 3.6 1.3 0.7 0.2
Greg Woodard 1992 Rochester, NY 10.3 2.3 1.1 0.4 0.1
Jay Underman 1978 Elyria, OH 1.8 1.4 x x x
Joe Cremo 2019 Scotia, NY 4 1.8 1.2 0.4 0.1
Leon Wojnowski 1970 Buffalo, NY 1.2 1.3 x x x
Omari Spellman 2018 North Royalton, OH 10.9 8 0.8 0.7 1.5

Poll

Which Hometown Team advances to the Sweet 16?

This poll is closed

  • 47%
    #3 Long Island
    (73 votes)
  • 52%
    #6 New York State & Ohio
    (80 votes)
153 votes total Vote Now

#2 The Bronx vs #7 Baltimore & Northern Maryland

The Bronx features an amazing trio of Ed Pinckney, Allen Ray, and Corey Fisher. Add in other fan favorites like Gary Massey, and it’s easy to see how this team will be tough to take down. But an early upset could be in the works, as Phil Booth and Daniel Ochefu’s Baltimore team look to continue building on their Play-In victory.

#2 The Bronx Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Allan Ray 2006 Bronx, NY 15.6 3.2 2 1.1 0.1
Anthony Pelle 1993 Bronx, NY 3.1 2.5 0.2 0.2 1.2
Ash Yacoubou 2013 Bronx, NY 2.6 1.8 0.4 0.2 0.1
Corey Fisher 2011 Bronx, NY 12.1 2.4 3.5 1.3 0.1
Ed Pinckney 1985 Bronx, NY 14.5 8.6 1.8 1.5 2
Frank Power III 1954 Bronx, NY x x x x x
Gary Massey 1989 Bronx, NY 6.6 3.2 1.1 1.5 0.3
Gerard Trapp 1974 Bronx, NY 4 2 x x x
Robert Powers 1956 Bronx, NY 9.3 2.9 x x x

#7 Baltimore & Northern Maryland Roster

Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Player Last Season Hometown PTS REB AST STL BLK
Daniel Ochefu 2016 Baltimore, MD 7.2 6.6 1.3 0.8 1.3
Denny Grace 2018 Catonsville, MD 0.1 0.3 0 0 0
Derrick Snowden 2004 Baltimore, MD 6.7 2 2.7 1.2 0.1
Isaiah Armwood 2011 Baltimore, MD 2.4 2.9 0.3 0.4 0.6
Lloyd Rice 1940 Frederick, MD x x x x x
Phil Booth 2019 Baltimore, MD 10.2 2.6 2.5 0.7 0.1
Reggie Bryant 2002 Baltimore, MD 7.6 2 1.7 0.5 0.1
Tom Grace 2005 Catonsville, MD 0.3 0.2 0.1 0 0

Poll

Which Hometown Team will advance to the Sweet 16?

This poll is closed

  • 83%
    #2 The Bronx
    (132 votes)
  • 16%
    #7 Baltimore and Northern Maryland
    (27 votes)
159 votes total Vote Now

Be sure to check back every weekday this month to see who advances and vote on the next round of matchups. For more, be sure to check out our Tournament Hub with an interactive hometown map, updated bracket, and links to our tournaments from previous seasons. Thanks for participating in the VU Hoops 2019 Summer Tournament!