Cathedral Prep made a run for the ages in 2021, capturing the program’s first state title since 1993.
That was represented on the Pennsylvania Sports Writers Class 5A Boys’ Basketball All-State teams, as sophomore Khali Horton was named first-team and senior Liam Galla second-team.
Coach Steve Piotrowicz was named the Class 5A Coach of the Year.
Both Galla and Horton averaged 14.4 ppg.
Horton supplemented that with 6.2 rpg. on 52 percent shooting, while Galla averaged 7.0 rpg. and shot 37 percent from three.
The Ramblers beat Meadville for the D10 title before rattling off wins over DuBois, a stunner over WPIAL champion New Castle and Lower Dauphin, before dominating Archbishop Ryan, 69-49 in the state championship game.
Horton saved his best for last, scoring 25 points in the state title game victory.
Piotrowicz, a Prep alum, guided the Ramblers to a state championship in his second year as head coach. The Ramblers came together late in the season, playing their best basketball when it mattered the most, capped by the dominant win over Archbishop Ryan in the state championship game.
Ryan’s Aaron Lemon-Warren was named Player of the Year.
Aaron Lemon-Warren, 6-5 Sr., Archbishop Ryan (POY)
Karell Watkins, 6-5 Sr., Chester
Khali Horton, 6-8 Soph., Erie Cathedral Prep
Rodney Gallagher, 5-11 Soph., Laurel Highlands
Braden Reynolds, 6-2 Sr., Chartiers Valley
Justin Edwards, 6-6 Soph., Imhotep
Griffin Barouk, 6-5 Sr., Bayard Rustin
J.J. Miles, 6-1 Sr., Bangor
Mike Dunn, 6-3 Sr., Trinity
Christian Tomasco, 6-9 Sr., Archbishop Ryan
Liam Galla, 6-5 Sr., Erie Cathedral Prep
Fareed Burton, 5-11 Sr., Chester
Rhamir Barno, 6-0 Soph., Imhotep
Jayden Statum, 6-0 Jr., Shippensburg
Ty Burton, 5-10 Fr., Lampeter-Strasburg
Nate McGill, 6-4 Sr., Northern
Mike Wells, 6-3 Jr., New Castle
Denzel Figueroa, 6-5 Jr., Engineering & Science
Coach: Steve Piotrowicz, Cathedral Prep