Friday, March 13, 2009

APB, Where are they now?

With Washington and Beaver Falls set to play in Saturday's PIAA Class AA boys quarterfinal at North Allegheny, it's appropriate to look back at the March, 6 2005 first-round state game between the two powers.

Beaver Falls defeated Wash High, 72-70, on a last-second shot by Jack Anderson to end the Prexies' season.

The Varsity Letters issues an All Points Bulletin for one of that game's former stars – Wash High's Romone Barnes.

Against the WPIAL champs, Barnes was a monster and his floater with six seconds left tied the game, 70-70. He slashed his way to 24 points in his final varsity basketball game and Barnes drew considerable praise from the opponent following the game. Barnes ended up a third-team all-stater that year and was runner-up to Fort Cherry's Dan Davis for Observer-Reporter's Player of the Year honors.

Anyone knowing of Barnes' whereabouts is urged to contact the Varsity Letters.


Anonymous said...

monie is still in washington hoopin on the weekends with all the other wash high alum. catch us for an interview sundays at the lemoyne center. it would make a good story.

Nixon said...


Which Wash High team was better?
2001 or 2005?????

2001 lost to Wilkinsburg in the quarterfinals of the WESTERN PIAA, but defeated 2000 state champs Shady Side Academy in the 2nd round.

mike_kovak said...

Well, the 2001 team got it done in states.

I really liked the talent on the 2005 team.

Maybe the 2009 team is the best of the decade.

Anonymous said...

Mike is right. the talent was so deep on that team that year. They lost to jeannette in the wpials. Wash high only shot 4 free throws up until 2 minutes left. We had mostly all slashers and never saw the line. the 13 point lead on jeannette was evaporated by the officiating. Also had beaver falls beat in the piaas to until a last second shot. we lead almost the entire game. We were called for 5 traveling violations in the 4th which were legit but Lance Jeter walked at least 8 times himself and it was never called. Beaver went on to win title that year.also during te early 2000's and up to 2008 double AA was loaded with real good teams. Not diminishing what these guys has accomplished but there wasnt those real dominant teams this year. everyone seems around equal moreso.