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Main Line wrap-up: three hoopsters reach 1,000 career point milestone

Villa Maria Academy’s Abby Walheim scored the 1,000th point of her high school career in the first half of the Hurricanes’ 70-25 win against Merion Mercy Academy Tuesday. Paige Lauder scored a game-high 14 points, while Walheim and teammate Faith Iacone each scored 12 points to pace the Hurricanes.
Academy of Notre Dame’s Mandy McGurk scored her 1,000th career point in the Irish’s 54-31 win against Baldwin School Jan. 4. McGurk, who finished with 19 points, tallied her 1,000th point at the 2:07 mark of the second quarter, making the second free throw of a one-and-one. Maggie Pina chipped in with 10 points in the victory.
Episcopal Academy’s Matt Dade scored the 1,000th point of his high school career Tuesday in the Churchmens’ 60-56 loss to Penn Charter Tuesday. Dade tallied a career-high 35 points, hitting 14 baskets, including two 3-pointers. Teammate Colin Chambers chipped in with nine points for the Churchmen (8-8, 1-1 Inter-Ac).
In other Main Line high school spotrts action (note – the Main Line high school wrapup is compiled from game results sent to Main Line Media News and our sister publications by the teams):
Boys’ basketball
Episcopal Academy lost to Shipley, 55-51, Jan. 5. For the Churchmen, Matt Dade scored 23 points and teammate Alex Capitano tallied 13.
One day earlier, the Churchmen defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 60-56. Matt Dade tallied 21 points, Alex Capitano scored 14 and teammate Colin Chambers chipped in with 13.
Friends’ Central (9-6) defeated Valley Forge Military Academy, 65-33, Monday, led by junior Mason Mosley (14 points), junior Omar Nichols (11 points) and senior captain Bryce Spriggs (12 points). The Phoenix led at halftime 32-13. Sophomore Ryan Ellison came off the bench to score six points.
The Phoenix lost to Abington Friends, 64-60, Jan. 4. Edward Holland tallied 23 points and Mason Mosley scored 15.
Harriton defeated West Chester Henderson, 59-57, Jan. 5 on a last second shot in which Michael Stewart drove to the basket and passed to Khari Ransom for the game-winner. Leading scorers for the Rams were Khayri Ransom (21 points), Alex Torbeck (17 points) and Marcus Bradley-Lowry (15 points).
Haverford School edged Germantown Academy, 54-53, Tuesday. Christian Ray hit two free throws in the final four seconds to seal a home win for unbeaten Haverford. Ray finished with 16 points. Jameel Brown scored eight of his team-high 22 points in the fourth quarter for the shorthanded Fords (14-0, 2-0), missing two starters for the game.
Radnor defeated Garnet Valley, 51-39, Tuesday. Lewis Robinson scored 21 points (10 in the fourth quarter) to go with five rebounds and six assists as the Raiders (7-4, 4-2) won their fourth straight. Jack D’Entremont added eight points and 11 rebounds.
Girls’ basketball
Academy of Notre Dame defeated Agnes Irwin, 74-28, Monday. The Irish jumped on the Owls early, outscoring AIS, 22-8, in the first quarter and taking a 41-15 lead into the locker room at halftime. Mandy McGuirk led a balanced attack with 18 points. Allie Lynch added 12 points and Maggie Pina pitched in with 11. A total of 10 players scored for the Irish. Katie Anderson led Agnes Irwin with 15 points.
Harriton defeated Upper Darby, 53-29, Tuesday. Christina Brown led the Rams with 17 points.
Radnor defeated Interboro, 65-23, Jan. 5. Brienne Williams had a career high 17 points, and Cierra Hopson added a career high 11 to lead the Raiders to this road nonleague win. Eliie Mueller chipped in 14 points and 10 rebounds to aid the cause for the Raiders (7-2, 3-2).
One day earlier, Radnor lost to Strath Haven, 50-42. Ellie Mueller had 14 points and 14 rebounds – and Julia Rigolizzo added 13 for the Raiders.
Sacred Heart Academy showed no signs of rust in its first game in 10 days, defeating Villa Joseph Maria, 62-42, Monday. Kyra Quigley paced three players in double figures with 19 points and pulled down 13 rebounds and blocked five shots. Jaycee Webster hit three 3-point field goals and finished with 16 points. Kayleigh Doyle chipped in with 11 points and six assists. Sacred Heart (6-4, 2-2) outscored VJM, 46-30, in the final three quarters to break the game open.
Tuesday, the Lions defeated Sun Valley, 57-24. Jaycee Webster and Kyra Quigley scored 13 points apiece in the victory.
Haverford High (boys) defeated Penncrest, 98-83, Jan 3. David Abrahams (200 medley relay, 200 IM), Jacob Timme (200 medley relay, 100 breaststroke), Jackson Graham (100 butterfly, 200 free relay) and Zach Given (200 medley relay, 100 backstroke) all registered double wins for the Fords.
The Haverford High girls defeated Penncrest, 95-83, Jan. 3. Julia Curran, Elsley Hazell, Brooke Jamieson and Laura Seavey swam a time of 2:06.11 to win the 200 medley relay and put the Fords on path to victory. Hazell claimed top honors in the butterfly with a time of 1:09.38, and added a third win in the 100 breaststroke (1:17.97). Curran bested the competition in the 400 freestyle (4:51.89). Haverford’s Grace Myers won the 200 free in 2:16.14.
Malvern Prep defeated Haverford School, 103-81, Tuesday. Matt Magness was a quadruple winner taking the 200 and 400 freestyle and was part of the winning 200 and 400m freestyle relays for the Friars. Ryan Maher, Lou Franzone Connor Cary were triple winners for Malvern Prep (1-0 in the Inter-Ac, 4-1 overall). For the Fords, Antonio Octaviano swept the 200 IM and 100 breast, and Brian Brennan was first in the 100 fly.
Conestoga defeated host Great Valley, 42-21, at the Great Valley Invitational Tournament Jan. 5. Pioneer falls were registered by Tommy Duffy (113 pounds), Liam Matson (160) and Severin Johnson (182). Morgan Lofland earned a technical fall at 132 pounds, and Frederick Mucklow got a 12-0 major decision at 138 pounds.
Harriton had several good performances at the Great Valley Invitational Tourment Jan. 5 Junior Luke Fink (132 pounds) went 3-0 with two pins and junior Roberto Lesser (145 pounds) went 3-0 with one pin.
At the Jim Thorpe Christmas Tournament, Luke Fink placed second at 132 pounds, and Roberto Lesser finished first at 145 pounds, going 3-0.
Lower Merion lost to Penncrest, 45-31, Jan. 3. For Lower Merion, Andrew Coughlin (126 pounds), Nathan Bradway (106) and David Igwe (160) earned pins, James Lledo (170) got a 13-4 major decision victory and Christian Hodges (132) won a 7-0 decision.
Indoor track
Radnor had strong performances at The Kevin Dare Invitational at Penn State University Jan. 5.
Ethan Zeh paced the boys with a second place finish in the mile. Zeh clocked 4:23,45 which meets the qualifying standard for the state championship meet in February. Frank Brown also achieved the state standard in the mile. Brown and Zeh combined with Chris Belz and Luke O’Malley to place fourth in the 1,600 meter relay.
In girls events, Keara Seasholtz ran a personal best time of 5:23.78 in the mile. Bridget Dougherty also ran her best time in the mile. Abigail clocked a 2:28.7 for her top indoor time. Lucy Henkle (62.6) and Grace Frigerio (64.7) both had season best times in the 400 meter. Mariah Smith and Maddie Ryan both had strong performances in the 60 and 200 meter dashes. In the girls 1,600 meter relay Henkle, Frigerio, Idiculla, and Seasholtz combined for a 4:12.6 time, which is only a few seconds off the state qualifying guidelines.



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