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Mercury Boys Basketball Roundup: Brown’s buzzer-beater lifts Pottstown over Pottsgrove

Anthony Brown swished a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Pottstown boys basketball team a 76-75 win over Pottsgrove in a Pioneer Athletic Conference Frontier Division contest Tuesday.

In a game that saw his team go from a 17-16 first-quarter lead to a 39-38 halftime deficit, Brown led the Trojans (1-1 PAC, 1-3 overall) with 29 points. Aaron Diamond chipped in with another 21.

Justin Robinson scored 20 for the Falcons (1-1, 2-2), who got 17 from Mike Ziegler, 16 from Jason Hein and 13 from Khaliym Smith. It was part of a double-double for Hein, who pulled down 15 rebounds.

Pope John Paul II  54, Phoenixville 36 >> Vincent Viney and Ricky Bearden combined for 29 points to lead the Golden Panthers over the Phantoms in their PAC Frontier Division pairing.

Phoenixville’s Quinn Dana and Brendan Jenkins guard Pope John Paull II’s Vince Viney. (Barry Taglieber – For Digital First Media)

Viney had a game-high 15 points — a majority of them scored in the third quarter — followed by Bearden’s 14. Brady Aselton netted 10 to lead Phoenixville, which saw a 9-5 first-quarter advantage reversed to a 17-15 halftime lead for PJP.

Norristown 52, Owen J. Roberts 46 >> Bolstered by a trio of double-figure scorers, the Eagles overtook the Wildcats in the second half to come away with the victory in PAC Liberty Division play.

Roberts, getting 13 points apiece from Shyheed May and Sean Praweckyj, got out to a 31-23 lead on Norristown in the first half. But it was outscored 29-15 down the stretch, with Vernon Tubbs’ 16 points good for game scoring honors.

Methacton 80, Spring-Ford 75 >> David Duda had the hot hand as he scored 28 points while the Warriors held off the host Rams for a PAC Liberty win.

Duda had six 3-pointers, four in the third quarter alone. Noah Kitaw added 18 for Methacton.

Noah Baker had a team-high 25 for Spring-Ford, which got as close as 75-73 with 33 seconds left but couldn’t complete the comeback. Also in double figures for the Rams were Nestor Diaz (14), Ryan Hagan (12) and Robert Bobeck (10).

Boyertown 43, Perkiomen Valley 41 >> Jerry Kapp hit for a game-high 18 points to lead the Bears past the Vikings in PAC Liberty Division play.

Zach Benning added another 11 points to help Boyertown rally for the victory in an 11-7 fourth quarter. Tyler Strechay was the high scorer for PV with 16.

Upper Perkiomen 71, Upper Merion 56 >> Ryan Kendra and Liam Boyle scored a combined 39 points to lead the Tribe to a PAC Frontier Division win over the Vikings.

Kendra scored 21 points while Boyle added 18 with a pair of 3-pointers as Upper Perk used a 44-30 second-half advantage to seal it. Will Walker added 11 points. Tyjay Shepherd paced Upper Merion with 14 points while Austin Moucer followed with 11.

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