Southern defeats Palumbo in boys hoops

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Dayon Warren is fouled as he makes a basket during the second quarter of the Rams’ 69-36 victory over Academy at Palumbo. Photo/Mark Zimmaro

The South Philadelphia High School boys basketball team defeated Academy at Palumbo, 69-36, on Tuesday in Philadelphia Public League action to continue its impressive start to the 2021-22 season.

Yassir Joyner scored a game-high 22 points including four 3-pointers to pace the Rams to the victory. Seniors Dayon Warren and Jabree Coleman each chipped in 16 points for Southern (6-1 record) as the Rams broke the game open in the second half after leading 32-19 at halftime. Southern shot 11-for-12 from the free-throw line.

Yassir Joyner brings the ball up court. Joyner led all scorers with 22 points in Southern’s win. Photo/Mark Zimmaro

D.J. Gilliam scored a team-high 10 points for the Griffins.

Check back later this week for a story on South Philadelphia High School basketball.