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Sacred Heart holds off W.C. East in fourth quarter


Sacred Heart Academy’s big three delivered Thursday afternoon.

Eileen Piombino, Kyra Quigley and Kayleigh Doyle were the difference makers for the Lions in a 63-56 nonleague victory over West Chester East.

Piombino, a senior guard, poured in a game-high 24 to go with four assists and three steals. Quigley, a junior center/forward, registered a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. She also notched four blocks and three assists.

Doyle had the best game of her young career, scoring a personal best 14 points, including eight combined points during Sacred Heart’s 32-18 run across the second and third quarters. Piombino netted 14 of her points over that span.

The reigning District 1 Class 2A champion Lions led by as many as 18 points in the second half. East stormed back in the final periods thanks to five 3-point field goals. The Lions were able to withstand a strong effort by East’s Mackenzie Richardson, who banked five treys and scored 20 points.

In other nonleague action:

Imhotep Charter 49, Penn Wood 37 >> The Patriots (1-2) were outscored 18-10 in the second quarter and never recovered despite Carle Andrews’ 18 points and six boards.

Raquel Curry had seven points and Jada Hutt chipped in with four points, six rebounds and a blocked shot. Ashley Cyrus (two points, four steals, three assists) and Saleia Matthews (four points, three assists) had solid floor games.

Harry S. Truman 77, Interboro 48 >> Amanda Floyd paced the Bucs with 14 points and Madison Diehl scored seven of her nine points in the third quarter. Hailey Wittorf added eight points Keri Barnett finished with seven.

In a Catholic League game:

Bonner & Prendergast 69, St. Hubert 54 >> Maeve McCann paced the Pandas (2-2) with a game-high 16 points. Dakota McCaughan poured in 13 points and dished four assists.

Emily Monaghan and Alexis Gleason chipped in with 12 points and seven rebounds apiece. All four of Monaghan’s field goals were from long distance.

In the Ches-Mont League:

Unionville 61, Sun Valley 27 >> Abby Seasock hit four 3-pointers on the way to a team-high 14 points for the Vanguards. Grace Schrof poured in 28 points for the Indians.



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