Penn State commit Seth Lundy scored 18 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, as Roman Catholic High School defeated La Salle College High School 64-50 in the Philadelphia Catholic League title game Monday night.
Lundy is the top-rated recruit in Penn State's 2019 men's basketball class, the latest in a line of Roman players to sign with head coach Patrick Chambers. And like those before him, Lundy has had tremendous success at the high school level against top competition.
Roman started the game off on a 14-2 run, which included an early three by Lundy on the right wing. He received a pass, appeared to signal for a screen to come for him, and when his defender briefly checked to his left to anticipate the pick, Lundy fired in the jumper.
The early and middle periods of the game were primarily led by St. Joseph's commit Hakim Hart and 2020 four-star guard Lynn Greer III, who holds an offer from Penn State. Greer in particular dominated the offense, in what is his last game of the 2018-19 season. Greer is ineligible for PIAA play, as he transferred to Oak Hill Academy before deciding to transfer back to Roman in the fall. Consequently, at times it appeared that he was trying to get his money's worth in his final showcase of the season.
The Philadelphia Catholic League championship is always a bit of a showcase. The game is played every year the Palestra on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in front of a sold out crowd of nearly 10,000 local fans, with many college coaches in attendance. Chambers, for his part, was there with associate head coach Keith Urgo.
Where Lundy really shined was in the final frame. After La Salle battled back from a 17-point deficit to get the score to 40-30, Lundy took over. Two dunks, including an impressive slam through contact from two defenders, sandwiched a three pointer in an 8-point run that essentially sealed the win for Roman. His last dunk with less than two minutes remaining signaled the start of the celebration for the raucous Roman faithful.
After Konrad Kiszka cut the lead to 40-30 with 7:39, Roman's Seth Lundy @llseth23 went on a personal 8-2 run that put the Cahillites up 48-32 with 5:30 left— Andrew Robinson (@ADRobinson3) February 26, 2019
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The season is not over for Roman, as the 6A PIAA tournament awaits. With Greer ineligible, the Cahilites and head coach Matt Griffin (Chambers' point guard during his time as head coach at Boston University) will lean more heavily on seniors Lundy and Hart to lead the way. And if Monday's win was any indicator, Lundy will be more than up to the task.