Originally posted on CBS Pittsburgh:
By Matt Popchock
From the first tip-off in December to the last one at the A.J. Palumbo Center, Lincoln Park looked like the best boys’ team in Class A. After two unsuccessful journeys to The Bluff, the Leopards finally proved it.
Lincoln Park (22-4) used its awesome size to overpower feisty Cornell, 74-57, at Duquense University in Friday evening’s WPIAL Class A Final, its first since the charter school for performing arts was opened in 2006.
Its first-ever Division I scholar athlete, towering forward and Temple recruit Devontae Watson, powered the Leopards with 17 points, 15 boards, and nine blocks before fouling out on a questionable call with three minutes left in the fourth quarter.
According to team sources, Watson enters the PIAA tournament with 982 career blocks, having already reached the 1,000 plateau in career points and rebounds. That unofficially ranks as the second-most career blocks…
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