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Mercury Girls Basketball Roundup: Rantz, Owen J. Roberts sink Perkiomen Valley

She got to the foul line only one time Tuesday.

But Diana Rantz made the most of her opportunity, coming up big for the Owen J. Roberts girls basketball team in its game with Perkiomen Valley.

Rantz, fouled at the end of the game, hit both shots with no time left to overturn PV’s 45-44 lead. She finished with 11 points behind teammates Olivia LeClaire’s 15.

The Vikings’ offense was headed by an 11-point showing from Sara Nijssen and 10 from Gabby Marinacci.

Pottsgrove 68, Pottstown 45 >> Even with a double-double by Kiyah Cotton, the Trojans fell to the Falcons in their PAC Frontier Division contest.

Cotton finished the night with 20 points and 10 rebounds while Pottstown got another 12 from DaZah Regusters. Pottsgrove had a quartet of double-figure scorers in Sierra Potts (16), Riley Simon (13) and Summer Walker and Sydney Mowery (12 apiece).

Pope John Paul II 59, Upper Perkiomen 22 >> Kaitlyn Mundy was the bright spot for the Indians in their PAC Frontier Division loss to the Golden Panthers.

Scoring 12 points with help from a 6-for-8 effort at the free-throw line, Mundy was the game’s lone player to hit double figures. Lauren Ciuba was PJP’s scoring leader with nine.

Methacton 54, Boyertown 46 >> Nicole Timko headed a trio of double-figure scorers that propelled the Warriors past the Bears in their PAC Liberty Division pairing.

Timko hit for a game-high 20 points, followed by Abby Penjuke (15 points) and Sydney Hargrove (11 points, eight rebounds). Boyertown’s leading scorer was Julie Smith with 16.

Spring-Ford 70, Norristown 25 >> Lucy Olsen and Hailey Hudak headed a Ram lineup that got scoring from nine different players to roll over the Eagles in PAC Liberty Division play.

Olsen was the game’s scoring leader with 20 points, 12 of them coming from 3-point range. Hudak kicked in with another 10 to help Spring-Ford open a 30-3 lead in the first quarter.

Phoenixville 49, Upper Merion 29 >> Ameerah Green bounced back from her lowest stat line of the season  with one of her finest offensive games, keying the Phantoms’ victory over the Vikings in PAC Frontier Division play.

Green scored 29 points with five rebounds and three steals. Aubrie Breisblatt contributed nine points while Nai Green continued her dominance around the boards with 13 rebounds.




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