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Mercury Girls Basketball Roundup: Spring-Ford clips North Kansas City

Spring-Ford 46, N. Kansas City 40 >> The Rams opened play in the She Got Game Tournament by topping their Missouri opponent.

Abby Goodrich led Spring-Ford with 14 points, one more than teammate Rachel Christman’s 13. They were key to the Rams taking a 26-24 halftime lead.

Parkdale 41, Boyertown 31 >> The defending PIAA Class 6A champion Boyertown girls basketball team began the season with a 41-31 loss against Parkdale (MD) Friday night in the She Got Game Tournament in Washington, D.C.

Leading 22-21 after three, the Panthers utilized a decisive 19-10 advantage during the fourth quarter to put it away. Drew Calhoun scored a game-high 21 points with three 3-pointers while Ragan Johnson followed with 11 points in the win.

For Boyertown, Kylie Webb scored a team-high 10 points while Julia Smith scored nine.

Owen J. Roberts 65, Conrad Weiser 36 >> Olivia Leclaire headed a trio of double-figure scorers who propelled the Wildcats past the Scouts in the season-opening Lady Wildcat Classic.

Leclaire hit for a game-high 18 points to help Roberts bolt to a 39-20 first-half lead. Diana Rantz and Hannah Clay chipped in with a respective 16 and 12 points for the ‘Cats. With the win, OJR will play Northampton, an 80-41 winner over Harry S. Truman, in the championship game at 6 p.m.

Pottstown 44, Lancaster Mennonite 34 >> Ebony Reddick was the runaway scoring leader for the Trojans as they handled Lancaster Mennonite in the opening round of the Twin Valley Tournament.

Reddick hit for a game-high 21 points as Pottstown bolted to a 21-11 halftime lead. The locals will face Solanco, a 46-40 winner over Lancaster Mennonite, for the tourney championship at noon.

Pottsgrove 61, Collegium Charter 39 >> The Falcons got points from all but two of the 11 players seeing action in their Pottsgrove Tip-Off Tournament opener.

Riley Simon led the way for the locals with 17 points, going 12-for-15 from the foul line. Emma Yaccarino chipped in with another 10 off 6-for-6 free-throw shooting as the Falcons padded their 27-19 halftime lead with a 44-20 second half.

Oxford 44, Methacton 39 >> With a concerted fourth quarter, the Hornets overtook the Warriors to win their opening-round game at the Methacton Tournament.

Jill Zerbe had 11 points to lead the host team, which took a 34-32 lead into the final frame only to be outscored down the stretch, 12-5. Methacton will play Ridley at 3 p.m. in the tourney’s consolation game.

Norristown 55, Upper Darby 46 >> Toyvanah Wright headed a trio of double-figure scorers who lifted the Eagles to victory over the Royals.

Wright hit for 17 points to help Norristown to a 27-19 halftime lead. Beyonce Collins added another 13, and Brooke Heim 10.

Springfield-Delco 50, Upper Merion 23 >> The Vikings were handled by Delco in their season opener.

Maddie Harvey was UM’s scoring leader with eight points.



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