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.