Gleason’s key basket gets Bonner & Prendie revenge on Carroll

UPPER DARBY — Bonner & Prendergast needed somebody to make a shot in the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s Catholic League game against Archbishop Prendergast.

The Pandas saw their cozy 15-point advantage at the end of the third quarter, punctuated by a Dakota McCaughan buzzer-beater from beyond the arc, sliced to three points with 1:52 to play in regulation.

Archbishop Carroll’s Grace O’Neill defends against Bonner & Prendergast’s Dakota McCaughan in the second half Tuesday. The Pandas went on to win 47-40, McCaughan had 11 points, six assists and two steals. (PETE BANNAN – DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA)

Alexis Gleason had been held without a shot in the fourth quarter when she received the ball inside the paint, made a move and laid up an easy deuce with 33.9 left on the clock. It was only one basket, but the Pandas needed someone to right the ship.

“Oh, we wanted it bad,” said Gleason, a junior forward. “We were throwing the ball away and not making good decisions. We really had to calm things down, set our offense up, don’t try to rush. I got the ball and was able (to get the basket). Confidence is a big thing.”

Despite a 26-point performance by Carroll junior Erin Sweeney, Bonner & Prendie held on for a 47-40 victory.

Last season, the Pandas (3-1, 1-0 PCL) lost twice in blowout fashion to the Patriots, once in the regular season and a second time in the Catholic League playoffs. Revenge was on the Pandas’ minds Tuesday night.

“I’ve never beaten them and I’m a senior,” said guard and co-captain Maeve McCann, who had four of her six points in the final quarter. “They’re definitely a really good team and we’ve always wanted to beat them. It’s also a big rival of ours. It’s definitely a win that sets the tone for our season and proves that we’re a different team from last year.”

Sweeney, the team’s second-leading scorer, shouldered the load Monday night for the Patriots, who were without senior forward Harlem Jennings. Sweeney had 11 of Carroll’s 13 points at intermission.

Freshman Grace O’Neill, who is the niece of former Carroll coach Chuck Creighton, finished with six points, including a 3-pointer in the four quarter to kickstart the Patriots’ 12-0 run. Mary DeSimone hit a pair of treys in the final stanza, but by and large it was the hot shooting of Sweeney that helped keep Carroll (3-3, 1-1) afloat. The do-everything junior drilled a 3-pointer from the elbow to pull Carroll within two points, 41-39, after Gleason’s layup.

Archbishop Carroll’s (24) Grace O’Neill drives to the basket in the fourth quarter as Bonner & Prendergast’s Dakota McCaughan defends. 

McCann answered by dribbling the length of the floor and hitting a layup with 40 seconds to go. Carroll threw the ball away on its next possession, which allowed the Pandas to clinch the victory from the foul line.

“We had to stay calm and make sure we kept our energy up,” said Bonner & Prendie forward Ariana McGeary, who tallied eight points. “It was a big (win) for us.”

McCaughan, the Pandas’ exciting junior guard, scored all 11 of her points in the second half. But she was particularly dangerous when setting her teammates up with on-the-money passes. McCaughan led the Pandas with six assists and two steals, and she made four free throws in the waning seconds to seal the win.

Reagan Dolan came off the bench to score six points for the Pandas.

“We’re rotating four guards in Dakota, Maeve, Bridie (McCann) and Alexis Eagan. It does keep us pretty fresh,” B&P coach Tom Stewart said. “Then we have Reagan Dolan playing for us, a sophomore, who didn’t play last year. Then we have McGeary and Gleason, so we have a solid seven this year.

“Towards the end, we kind of lost sight of what we were trying to do defensively. We had to pull it together. No. 22 (Sweeney) is such a good player, she is 5-10 and can shoot the 3. We caught a break because Jennings didn’t play. … It’s a big win. Carroll beat us twice last year, so it was good to get one of them back.”




Dougherty, O’Neill, Sweeney pace Archbishop Carroll

Karli Dougherty only had one field goal, but it came at just the right time, and Grace O’Neill was calm under pressure at the free throw line as Archbishop Carroll outlasted previously unbeaten Staten Island Academy, 66-63, in double overtime in the second day of the She Got Game Classic in Baltimore.

Trailing by two as time wound down in regulation, Dougherty, a sophomore, put back an offensive rebound to send the game into overtime. After the teams remain tied through the first overtime, O’Neill, a freshman, hit a pair of clutch free throws in the second extra session to seal the victory. O’Neill finished 6-for-8 from the line.

Junior Erin Sweeney did yeoman’s work on offense. The junior hit five 3-point field goals and scored a career-high 36 points to lead the Patriots (3-2 overall, 1-0 Catholic League). Senior guard Mary DeSimone backed Sweeney with 11 points.

 




Delco Girls Basketball: Springfield hangs on to beat Harriton

Springfield breathed a sigh of relief after Friday night’s 51-48 Central League victory over Harriton.

The Cougars were cruising along through three quarters, but the visiting Rams stormed back to make things interesting in the fourth period. The Rams outscored the Cougars, 25-12, in the final eight minutes of regulation.

Ultimately, Springfield was able to hang on and overcame a 7-for-20 effort from the free-throw line.

Jordan D’Ambrosio scored a team-high 14 points and Rachel Conran netted 13 for the Cougars, who are the reigning Central League champions.

Alyssa Long had a solid floor game, pairing four points with nine rebounds. Belle Mastropietro added seven points and five assists.

Elsewhere in the Central League:

Garnet Valley 65, Ridley 22 >> The Jaguars held the visiting Green Raiders (0-4) to nine points over the final three quarters to win easily and improve to 3-0 on the season.

Jillian Nagy poured in a game-high 14 points to go with four rebounds, two assists and two steals.

All-Delco forward Emily McAteer, who recently became the program’s all-time scoring leader, scored 10 points. Brianne Borcky (four assists), Abby Anderson (three assists) and Madi McKee all chipped in with eight points for the Jags.

Morgan Chapman paced Ridley with six points.

Erin Doherty (25) scored 11 points in Haverford’s 42-20 rout of Conestoga.

Haverford 42, Conestoga 20 >> Erin Doherty and Sara Walsh scored 11 points apiece to lead the way for the Fords, who held the Pioneers to six points or less in every quarter. Christina O’Halloran added seven points.

In nonleague action:

Sacred Heart 62, Chester 28 >> Jaycee Webster’s 19-point performance powered the Lions, who led 33-12 at halftime. Kayleigh Doyle and Kyra Quigley netted 13 points apiece.

Monique Colbert posted nine points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers (0-3).

Christian Academy 36, Coventry Christian 22 >> Grace Gormley played lockdown defense at guard and scored 11 points to help the Crusaders (4-0) to their fourth consecutive win.

Britney Dike had 12 points for TCA, which outscored the host team 22-10 in the second half.

Deasia Speaks added a career-high eight points in the victory.

Radnor 57, Harmony (Fla.) 27 >> The Raiders are soaking up the sun in Orlando the next two days and playing winning basketball along the way.

Ellie Mueller netted all 12 of her points in the third quarter to go with four steals. Holy Holtsberg scored eight points and Brienne Williams tossed in seven for Radnor (2-1).

Avon Grove 33, Penn Wood 29 >> Poor ball control doomed the Patriots (1-3), who committed 25 turnovers.

Jada Hutt notched a double-double, 13 points and 11 rebounds. Raquel Curry contributed 10 points, five rebounds, four steals and two assists. Ashley Cyrus pitched in with six points, three steals and an assist.

Bishop Shanahan 52, Episcopal Academy 33 >> The Churchwomen were in striking distance at halftime, but the host Eagles pushed their lead to 11 points early in the third quarter and never looked back.

Amanda Purcell had a team-high 12 points and Bella Piselli finished with eight points for Episcopal (2-3).

Sammie Carter scored 15 of her 30 points in the fourth quarter for Shanahan.

In the Inter-Ac League:

Notre Dame 57, Baldwin 32 >> The Irish (5-0, 1-0) had little trouble winning their league opener. Maggie Pina poured in a game-high 21 points and Mandy McGurk chipped in with 12. Maeve McErlane contributed with eight.

In the Catholic League:

Archbishop Carroll 54, Lansdale Catholic 52 >> The Patriots battled back from a 32-25 deficit at halftime, narrowing the gap to three points at the end of the third quarter. Carroll (2-1) regained the lead in the fourth and sealed the win on the strength of Mary DeSimone’s four free throws in the last minute.

Erin Sweeney fronted the Patriots with 20 points. Grace O’Neill chipped in with 13 points and Harlem Jennings had 11. Carroll had 21 rebounds, including seven by Karli Dougherty. 

West Catholic 61, Cardinal O’Hara 48 >> The Lions trailed 27-9 at the end of the first period and never recovered. Sydni Scott (14 points) and Amaris Baker (12) reached double figures in scoring. 




Main Line boys’ basketball squads tip off 2018-19 campaign

The 2018-19 Main Line boys’ high school basketball season features several strong teams coming off record-setting 2017-18 campaigns, such as Lower Merion, which advanced to the PIAA state tournament for the eighth consecutive year – the longest current streak in PIAA Division 6A.
Gregg Downer, now in his 29th year as Lower Merion head coach, leads a group of Aces who are looking to make more history this winter.
The Aces are off to a 3-0 start this season (as of Wednesday), winning two games in the McDowell Tip Off Tournament in Erie, then defeating Haverford High Tuesday, getting out to a 39-11 halftime lead. In the season opener Dec. 7, the Aces defeated Taylor Allderdice 68-52, then the following day defeated host McDowell, 76-68, in overtime, with 6-5 senior guard Jack Forrest scoring 26 points and winning tournament MVP honors.
Lower Merion (24-6 last winter) is a very seasoned team, featuring 11 seniors, five of whom have been with the team for four years. Two of them are 1,000 point scorers – Forrest, and 6-2 point guard Steve Payne, who reached the milestone in the championship game of the McDowell Tip Off Tournament. Both are coming off stellar junior campaigns.
Forrest, who recently committed to Columbia University for basketball, last winter averaged 18.1 ppg and 5.2 ppg for the Central League champions, tied an LM single-season record with 73 treys (40 percent from behind the arc) and received All-Central League first team honors.
Payne, also a first team All-Central League selection last winter, became the first Lower Merion player since Kobe Bryant to lead Aces in all three categories (18.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 5.2 apg) in a single season, and made 54 treys while shooting 44 percent from behind the arc.
Unfortunately, the Aces hit a bump in the road a few minutes into the Tuesday night win against Haverford – Forrest went down with an ankle sprain and is expected to be out for at least a month. Forrest was off to a great start this season, tallying 20 points and 14 rebounds in the season opener, then scoring 26 points in the McDowell Tip Off Tournament championship game.
Without Forrest, the Aces still have a solid senior lineup, including Payne, 6-5 center Josh Martin, 5-11 wing Darryl Taylor, 6-1 guard Julian Hairston, 6-3 guard Matt O’Connor and 6-0 guard Theo Henry. Another 6-0 senior, Villanova football commit Jalen Goodman, is on the squad as well.
Here’s a beginning-of-the-season look at the other Main Line high school boys’ basketball teams:

Archbishop Carroll
Head coach: Francis Bowe Jr., first year.
Last year’s record: 20-8 overall, 10-3 Catholic League.
Key returnees: 6-5 senior guard Luke House, 6-2 senior guard Kiyl Mack, 6-1 senior guard Shawn Johnson, 6-4 senior guard Cole Burkitt, 6-3 senior guard Padraig Casey.
Others to watch: 6-5 junior forward Tairi Ketner, 6-0 junior guard Zaiair Jenkins-Johnson, 6-7 sophomore forward Anquan Hill.
Lost to graduation: Keyon Butler (Chestnut Hill), Devon Ferrero (Bloomsburg), Justin Anderson (Phelps), AJ Hoggard (Huntingdon Prep).
Outlook: Bowe, who lists the Patriots’ biggest strengths as experience and depth, said, “The biggest key to our success this season is to build off of the success of last year’s team. Senior leadership will drive this team. The outlook is very bright for the program.”

Conestoga
Head coach: Mike Troy, 13th year.
Last year’s record: 16-10.
Key returnees: 6-1 senior guard Zachary Lezanic, 6-1 senior guard Shane Scott, 6-2 senior guard Milt Robinson, 6-4 senior forward Evan Medley, 6-5 senior center Wes Brace.
Others to watch: 6-0 senior guard Scott Martin, 6-3 junior guard Connor Steele, 6-7 sophomore Andrew Fox.
Lost to graduation: Charlie Schappell (playing at Dennison), Mike Erickson, Colin McFillin.
Outlook: The senior-laden Pioneers return five of their top seven players, have good team speed and according to Troy are an unselfish group who can push the ball and also looks for the extra pass to get the best open shot. “Experience will be a key in the close games this year,” said Troy. “This team has a bright outlook. Our goals include a return to the state playoffs. Our biggest keys to success include playing excellent team defense, rebounding, and playing up tempo offensively and using our team speed. Our outside shooting is also a strong point, so another key forn us is making the extra pass and find the open man for the shot.”

Devon Prep
Head coach: Jason Fisher, fifth year.
Last year’s record: 8-14.
Key returnees: 5-8 junior point guard Nick Crowe (missed most of last season with injury), 6-2 sophomore guard Eamon Walsh (10.5 ppg as a freshman).
Others to watch: 6-6 junior forward Scion Dorsey (transfer from Haverford School), junior Kevin Walton.
Outlook: Fisher said, “This is our first year in the Catholic League so we are not really sure what to expect. We know it will be a challenge but one that we are looking forward too. We have upgraded our schedule significantly and play a lot of 5A/6A local schools (Pope John Paul, Upper Merion, Shanahan, Math/Civics/Science) in attempt to prepare us for the PCL. We return and add a lot from last year, but we are still a young team.
“I have been involved in basketball for a long time and I can say for sure that this is one of the hardest working teams that I have ever been around. There is a nice group of four seniors – Jablonski, Rullo, Walker and Belden – who have gone through the program and know what is expected. They do a great job leading the younger guys.”

Episcopal Academy
Head coach: Craig Conlin, ninth year.
Last year’s record: 11-15 overall, 3-7 Inter-Ac League.
Key returnees: 6-6 senior forward Matt Dade; 6-4 senior forward Jack O’Reilly, 6-4 junior guard Alex Capitano, 6-0 junior guard Colin Chambers.
Others to watch: 5-10 senior guard Jalin Meachem, 6-1 senior guard John McElwee, 6-3 senior forward Luke Lesher, 6-2 junior forward Andrew Alikakos, 6-1 sophomore guard/forward Malcolm Folk, 6-0 sophomore guard Will Delaney.
Lost to graduation: guard Justin Hershey, center Colin Phillips.
Outlook: Conlin listed EA’s biggest strengths as working together as a team and shooting the ball. “Our goals are to play hard, play smart, and play together,” he said, “If we compete and trust the process of improving everyday, we should have a successful season. Our biggest concern will be injuries, depth and scoring options.”

Friends’ Central
Head coach: Ryan Tozer, seventh year.
Last year’s record: 12-13 overall, 4-3 Friends’ Schools League.
Key returnees: 6-1 senior guard Bryce Spriggs, 6-4 senior forward Myles Robinson, 6-1 junior guard Omar Nichols, 5-11 junior guard BK Kothari, 5-11 junior guard Mason Mosley, 5-9 junior guard Brandon Banadda, 6-3 sophomore guard/forward Edward Holland.
Others to watch: 6-4 sophomore forward Ryan Ellison, 5-11 sophomore guard Basim Horshaw, 5-11 sophomore guard Diego Spielman-Rodriguez, 6-3 sophomore forward Isaiah Waddington, 6-1 sophomore guard Thabo Tsotetsi, 6-0 sophomore guard Tom Foley.
Lost to graduation: forward Josh Friday (Oberlin College), forward Toure Mosley-Banks (Covenant Prep), forward Jordan Friday (Oberlin College).
Outlook: Tozer said, “We are an undersized but experienced team. We will be a tough out each night because of our ability to shoot the three. If we can share the ball, defend hard, and rebound well, we will surprise a lot of teams this season.”

Harriton
Head coach: Kyle Sample, second year.
Last year’s record: 6-16 overall, 4-12 Central League.
Key returnees: 5-10 senior point guard Michael Stewart, 6-2 junior guard Markus Bradley-Lowry, 6-2 junior guard Lance Chestnut.
Others to watch: 6-0 senior guard Lazarus Louca, 6-3 junior guard Alex Torbeck, 6-5 junior forward Michael Tabasso.
Lost to graduation: Luke Glickman, Nicholas Bugbee.
Outlook: Sample said, “Our biggest strengths are versatility and length. The biggest keys to our success will be playing with heart and hutle, defense and rebounding. Our biggest challenge as a team is to communicate at all times – we call it ‘Sharing information on the court.’”

Haverford School
Head coach: Bernie Rogers, fourth year.
Last year record: 23-6, Inter-Ac champions.
Key returnees: 5-10 senior guard Gavin Burke, 6-6 senior guard Christian Ray, 6-5 senior center Asim Richards, 6-2 senior guard Jameer Nelson.
Lost to graduation: Kharon Randolph (playing basketball for Holy Family), TJ Malone (playing lacrosse for Penn State), Bob Stratts (playing soccer for Skidmore), Will Yoh, Tom Bagnell, Joe Dignazio, Nasir Smith.
Outlook: Rogers said, “We are a veteran team with a a lot of skill and poise. Our biggest challenge will be to stay hungry, ready and focused.”

Malvern Prep
Head coach: John Harmatuk, sixth year.
Last year’s record: 18-8 overall, 8-2 Inter-Ac.
Key returnees: 6-1 junior guard Deuce Turner (first team All-InterAc as a sophomore), 6-0 sophomore guard Rahdir Hicks, 5-11 junior guard Spencer Cochran, 6-0 senior guard Tygee Leach (Lehigh football commit), 6-6 sophomore post player Fran Oschell.
Outlook: Harmatuck said, “We have young but experienced guards. We are fast, and shoot the ball well. Pressure defense will be the key. We hope to build on last year’s record. We play as tough a non-conference schedule as anyone in the city. This should help us prepare for league play.”

Radnor
Head coach: Jamie Chadwin, third year (also coached at Immaculata University).
Last year’s record: 3-17.
Key returnees: junior guard Jack d’Entremont, sophomore guard Lew Robinson, senior guard Bennet Mueller, senior guard Doug Campbell.
Others to watch: senior guard Sean Mullarkey.
Outlook: Chadwin said, “We are eager to continue our progress from the end of last season. We’ll need to generate some consistency on both ends of the floor.”

Shipley
Head coach: Phil D’Ambrosio, seventh year.
Last year’s record: 14-13.
Key returnees: 6-10 senior center Ray Somerville, 6-6 senior forward Chaz Owens, 6-1 senior guard Grant Jacoby, 6-0 junior guard Khai Champion, 5-8 junior point guard Amyr Henry, 5-11 junior guard Joe Gruzinski, 6-2 junior forward Randall Brown.
Others to watch: 6-1 junior guard Eli Smith, 6-3 freshman guard Khalil Farmer.
Lost to graduation: point guard Sam Sessoms (Binghamton University), forward Tom Sobelman, forward Ronan Higgins.
Outlook: D’Ambrosio said, “We have a good core of guys back from last year’s team, so we will rely on that experience to help us get through this season. With the addition of two newcomers (Eli Smith and Khalil Farmer) we feel as though we have enough pieces in place to compete night in and night out. We will play up-tempo and look to play inside out within the half-court. Our biggest key to success will be our chemistry and how unselfish can we be. In addition to that, we will have to defend, rebound and make shots.”




Presenting 2018 All-Main Line girls’ soccer team

The Main Line high school girls’ soccer scene featured many noteworthy teams this fall, particularly Central League and PIAA District 1 4A champion Conestoga (19-2-2).

In the Inter-Ac, Episcopal Academy captured the PAISAA state championship; while Baldwin School (16-5-1) advanced to the PAISAA state finals, and was ranked 12th in the state and 19th in the Mid-Atlantic Region by TopDrawerSoccer.com.

In the Central League, Harriton (11-6-1), Lower Merion (9-6-1) and Haverford High (12-9-2) each had a strong season.

In the Friends’ Schools League, Shipley (9-6-2, 6-3) also enjoyed a fine season. Barrack Hebrew Academy (13-3) won the Tri-County League title.

Villa Maria Academy advanced to the PIAA District 1 3A championship game.

The All-Main Line high school girls’ soccer teams are selected by the coaches. Because Main Line Media News covers 19 high schools, the Main Line Media News sports staff limits the number of spots available to first team, second team and honorable mention — but follows the priority of coaches’ selections.
What follows are the 2018 All-Main Line high school girls’ soccer teams:

FIRST TEAM

Paige Mastripolito, Archbishop Carroll – senior forward, a first team All-Delco and All-Catholic League selection, scored 14 goals and dished out 11 assists in 16 games.

Gia Vicari, Baldwin School – Senior forward is the school’s all-time leader in goals (81) and assists (41), with 24 game-winning goals. Georgetown commit is All-American and first team All-Inter-Ac pick. Considered a creative, dynamic and skilled playmaker with a dangerous shot from distance.

Lauren Bracken, Baldwin School – Senior defender, the Polar Bears’ MVP and a first team All-Inter-Ac pick, was instrumental in Baldwin recording 13 shutouts this fall. Considered an excellent one on one defender, strong tackler, skillful dribbler, fine passer and anticipates plays well.

Natalie Sgro, Baldwin School – Senior defender, a first team All-Inter-Ac pick, scored 11 goals as a left back this fall. College of Charleston commit is noted for her athleticism, speed and versatility, and can get forward on the dribble in the attack and make strong recovery runs to shut down counter attacks.

Caitlin Donovan, Conestoga – Junior midfielder/forward, the Central League’s Most Valuable Player, tallied 26 goals on 42 shots and dished out nine assists. LaSalle University commit received PSCA All-State recognition, was United Soccer Coaches All-Region and United Coaches All-American.

Nia Scott, Conestoga – Senior center forward tallied 18 goals and dished out 11 assists for Central League and PIAA District 1 4A champions. A fine all-around athlete who is committed to University of Louisville for lacrosse, Scott scored both goals in the Pioneers’ District 1 championship game win.

Emily Wertz, Conestoga – Senior outside midfielder and co-captain came back from ACL tears the previous two seasons to provide excellent all-around play for the District 1 4A champions. The Susquehanna University soccer commit tallied 12 goals and dished out six assists.

Anna Salvucci, Episcopal Academy – Senior midfielder, a first team All-Inter-Ac and All-Delco selection, scored 13 goals and dished out nine assists for the PAISAA state champions. University of Connecticut soccer commit has been selected to play in the 2018 High School All-American game.

Raina Kuzemka, Episcopal Academy – Junior midfielder, a first team All-Inter-Ac and All-Delco selection, was an excellent all-around performer, shouldering much of the team’s defensive responsibility while contributing offensively (six goals, seven assists) as well.

Olivia Dirks, Episcopal Academy – Senior midfielder/forward and captain, a first team All-Inter-Ac and All-Delco Player of the Year, was the Most Valuable Player of the PAISAA state champions. Selected to play in the 2018 High School All-American game, she will play lacrosse for Penn State University.

Phebe Gunther, Friends’ Central – Senior center mid and co-captain, a first team All-Friends’ Schools League selection for the third consecutive year, has anchored the Phoenix’s midfield for the past four years and was team co-MVP. Will play soccer for Dickinson next fall.

Reilly Short, Harriton – Senior center back and captain, a first team All-Central League pick, was the Rams’ Most Valuable Player and was considered a huge part of their back line. Noted for her strong tackling and soccer IQ, she will play for Wesleyan University next fall.

Annalena O’Reilly, Haverford High – Senior midfielder, a first team All-Central League and All-Delco pick, was the Fords’ Most Valuable Player, scoring 16 goals in 23 games. Noted for her versatility, she also played defense and forward, depending on the game and the team’s needs.

Aviva Kosto, Lower Merion – Junior forward, a first team All-Central League selection, was the Aces’ Most Valuable Player on offense, scoring 12 goals in 16 games. Noted for her ability to hold the ball, involve others in the attack and finish with both feet.

Teresa Hegarty, Merion Mercy Academy – Senior midfielder and captain, a first team All-AACA selection, scored 14 goals in 18 games, while anchoring the midfield by controlling the tempo of the Golden Bears’ attack.

Grace Gordon, Shipley – Senior goalie and captain, a four-time first team All-Friends’ Schools League selection, was the Gators’ MVP for the third consecutive year, and an all-state selection this fall. Recorded 138 saves and seven shutouts. Will play for Drexel University next fall.

Alivia Hamilton, Shipley – Junior forward/midfielder, a repeat first team All-Friends’ Schools League selection, was a prolific scorer for the FSL contenders, tallying 20 goals in 17 games and dishing out eight assists. Valued for her all-around skills and leadership.

Sarah Goldblum, Villa Maria Academy – Senior striker and co-captain, a first team All-AACA selection, scored 11 goals and dished out 10 assists for a Hurricanes’ squad that finished second at the PIAA District 1 3A tourney.

Hannah Young, Villa Maria Academy – Junior defender and co-captain, a first team All-AACA pick, led the Hurricanes to seven shutouts and a team 1.21 goals-against average. Was Defensive MVP for a Hurricanes’ squad that finished second at the PIAA District 1 3A tourney.

 

SECOND TEAM

Academy of Notre Dame – Maggie O’Brien, senior midfielder.

Baldwin School – Relly Ladner, senior midfielder; Celia Page, senior defender; Simi Bleznak, senior goalie.

Barrack Hebrew Academy – Yasi Stein, senior defender; Lexi Schachter, sophomore midfielder; Izzy Jacobson, sophomore midfielder/forward.

Conestoga – Calista Courtney, junior outside back; Sydney Sloan, senior outside back; Jordan Roe, senior center back.

Episcopal Academy – Laila Payton, junior center back; Lauren Cunningham, junior center back; Maddie Loughead, senior outside back.

Friends’ Central – Izzy MacFarlane, junior forward; Caroline Blackman, junior center back; Ryan Lynch, sophomore center mid.

Harriton – Sydney Kobak, senior striker; Sophie Edelblut, senior center midfielder.

Haverford High – Rebekah Cunningham, senior defender; Alison Durfee, senior goalie.

Lower Merion – Isabelle Kuszyk, senior center mid; Maya Massotti, sophomore midfielder.

Merion Mercy Academy – Liz Norton, junior defender; Michelle Giannini, senior defender.

Radnor – Melissa Massimino, junior central defender.

Shipley – Sarah Cotteta, junior center back.

Villa Maria Academy – Ashley Reilly, senior center midfielder; Maddie Byrne, junior center midfielder.

 

HONORABLE MENTION

Academy of Notre Dame – Katie Brennan, senior defender; Mandy McGurk, senior center defender.

Agnes Irwin – Natalie Pansini, junior striker/forward; Amelia Leyden, junior goalie.

Archbishop Carroll – Madison Henry, senior center back; Nicollette Cashin, sophomore goalie.

Baldwin School – Alex Loomis, junior midfielder.

Conestoga – Sarah Nselel, junior goalie; Annabel Schwartz, sophomore center midfielder; Reese Henderson, sophomore center back.

Friends’ Central – Jordyn Paszamant, freshman wing.

Harriton – Gaby Mazzoni, senior center midfielder; Camilla Trotti, freshman outside back; Josie Becker, freshman wing/striker.

Haverford High – Britt Riegler, senior defender.

Lower Merion – Ellie Ward, sophomore defender; Roberta Moger, freshman defender; Teresa Cato, sophomore defender.

Merion Mercy Academy – Caroline Sack, sophomore goalie; Caitlin Spillane, junior attacker.

Radnor – Ellie Reinhart, sophomore central defender; Lu Mackenzie, junior midfielder; Keara Seasholtz, junior midfielder.

Villa Maria Academy – Izzie O’Donnell, junior defender.




Lofton’s double-double leads Academy Park to win

Shermik Lofton went off for a career-high 26 points to go with 11 rebounds as the Academy Park suffocated Neshaminy by causing 18 turnovers in an 82-49 nonleague win Tuesday.

Naseim Harley scored 14 points to go with six rebounds, five assists and five steals. Tariq Marrero scored 13 points, and Abrahim Jabateh tallied a career-best eight points for the Knights (3-0).

Archbishop Carroll 78, Elmer Meyers 45 >> Luke House connected on five 3-pointers to score a game-high 21 points, part of 10 triples made by the Patriots (3-0).

Shawn Johnson poured in 15 points, Amiri Stewart added 14 points and Kiyl Mack and Tairi Ketner chipped in 10 points apiece.

Sun Valley 76, Collegium Charter 44 >> Vinny DeAngelo scored 19 points, and Isaac Kennon and Marvin Freeman added 14 apiece for the Vanguards (3-0), who spread things around with 11 players hitting the score sheet.

Phelps School 52, Episcopal Academy 51>> Alex Capitano scored a game-high 23 points, including three 3-pointers, and Matt Dade followed close behind with 22 points, but again the Churchmen couldn’t hold an advantage after three quarters, leading by three points.

Archbishop Carroll post-grad Justin Anderson scored 17 points for Phelps.

Downingtown West 61, Glen Mills 53 >> Aaron Thompson scored a team-best 19 points as the Battlin’ Bulls put together their best offensive performance of the year, but it wasn’t enough.

Jabriel Guinyard added 15 points for Glen Mills (0-3).

Avon Grove 49, Interboro 23 >> Damon Dukes scored eight points and Connor Hughes hit a pair of 3-pointers to tally six points, but the Bucs’ offense couldn’t get going, not helped by a 1-for-9 performance from the line by Interboro (1-3).

Math, Civics and Sciences 89, Chichester 45 >> Calvin Church scored a team-high 16 points to complement three assists and six steals, and Josh Hankins scored 12 points, but the Eagles (0-3) fell.

In the Bicentennial League:

Church Farm 49, Delco Christian 33 >> Tyler Rossini hit four 3-pointers and scored a team-best 18 points, but the rest of the Knights’ top scorers were muzzled in dropping their league opener.




Balzer, Haynes carry Germantown Academy past Archbishop Carroll

WHITEMARSH >> Germantown Academy girls basketball coach Sherri Retif often tells her players they are a team of stars.

Her point is that the Patriots don’t need to rely on just one or two players to score every point, grab every rebound or make every pass. Any one of them can turn things up in a given game, so they can keep opponents guessing too.

Tuesday afternoon, it was Jaye Haynes and Rachel Balzer’s turn and they more than delivered as GA turned in a strong second half to defeat visiting Archbishop Carroll 59-41.

“Coach Retif says after every game and every practice that this is a team of stars and it’s going to be one person’s night one night and someone else the next night,” Balzer, a senior guard and George Mason recruit, said. “We have so many weapons on this team that if one team tries to stop one of us, someone else is just going to go off.”

Germantown Academy’s Becca Booth goes to shoot as Carroll’s Hope Syron defends during their game on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Gene Walsh/Digital First Media

Carroll (1-1), which is on the younger side this year but not lacking in talent, started out great and worked its offense well to build a 10-2 first quarter lead. The PCL Patriots, led by returning starters Harlem Jennings and Erin Sweeney, ran their offense confidently for most of the first half.

Even after Balzer, who led GA (5-0) with 19 points, got hot to start the second quarter, Carroll managed to match GA. A stickback by Kharli Dougherty at the second quarter buzzer had Carroll down just 27-24 at the break.

“The ball movement was really good,” Carroll coach Renie Shields said. “The first half, we did a really good job moving the ball around. In the second half, when you’re not making shots, things start to get tight and the court gets really small. I think we made the court really small in the second half.”

Haynes had a quiet first half but she caught fire to start the third quarter. The junior guard scored the first seven points of the first half and her team’s first 13 as the Patriots outscored Carroll 13-4 to start the third.

One of the main things Haynes worked on this summer was increasing her range and the guard, an all-state pick last year, showed that off by hitting a pair of 3-pointers during her scoring spree.

“I didn’t want to let this win go and I felt like I could dominate where I am right now and I got really passionate about it,” Haynes said. “We’re so strong together and have such a good core. We trust each other, which I love, because we have such good chemistry. People may think because we’re younger, we only have one senior and mostly junior, we may not be as competitive but we always show up.”

The highlight of the half for Haynes though was her layup after a long inbound pass by Balzer. While her older brother Jon, a senior wide receiver at North Penn, is the family football player, Jaye showed her route running skills on the post pattern and catch as Balzer hit her in stride for two of her 17 points.

“Our coach says we’re a team full of stars and we believe that up and down the bench,” Haynes said. “Lindsay (Putnam) can get hot, Sarah (DiLello) has amazing defense, Maddie (Burns) is so competitive and Becca (Booth) has improve so much. It’s no one person’s team, it’s all of us.”

Carroll made a good adjustment after Balzer’s second quarter spurt by switching Jennings over to guard her. While the senior sharpshooter didn’t score in the third, she blew the game open in the fourth quarter.

Archbishop Carroll’s Harlem Jennings pulls up to shoot during the Patriots’ game against Germantown Academy on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (Gene Walsh/Digital First Media)

Helping the cause was GA’s defensive pressure. Carroll still generated some quality looks, but the visiting Patriots weren’t able to hit them the same way they did in the first half. GA also forced some turnovers, led by point guard Maddie Vizza’s quick hands, that turned into transition scores.

“Once you start missing shots, that’s when everything else goes out the window,” Shields said. “You stop playing defense, you lose people in transition. We shot enough over the summer I know we’ll get back to shooting well, this was a bad shooting day.”

Shields noted that Balzer’s shooting spree, which saw the senior score eight straight to open the frame as part of an individual 10-2 run, was what finally did her team in.

A step-back three by Balzer put GA up 53-34 and when the senior was lifted a few minutes later, she and Retif shared a hug before she took a seat on the bench. Last year, Balzer struggled through a back injury that ended up requiring offseason surgery and by her own admission started this season slow, but felt really good after Tuesday’s effort.

“I feel faster, I’m able to explode off my right leg a lot more, I’m just able to move a lot better,” Balzer said. “Coach Retif and I watch film all the time and me from my sophomore year to junior year was a huge difference and now junior year to senior year is also a huge difference. I feel great.”

GA’s endgame is the PAISAA title that’s eluded them the past few years, but they’re also looking to repeat as Inter-Ac champions and once again have a pretty loaded schedule of nonleague games.

“Right now, I love how we trust each other the most,” Haynes said. “Our trust is there. None of us feel bad if we make a mistake, we all have each other’s back and we’re all there for each other.”

GERMANTOWN ACADEMY 9 18 27 14 – 59
ARCHBISHOP CARROLL 12 12 13 4 – 41
GA: Elle Stauffer 3 0-1 6, Maddie Vizza 3 0-0 8, Jaye Haynes 7 1-1 17, Rachel Balzer 7 1-3 19, Becca Booth 2 0-0 4, Maddie Burns 1 0-0 2, Lindsay Putnam 1 0-0 3. Totals: 24 2-5 59.
AC: Mary DeSimone 1 3-4 5, Hope Syron 1 0-0 2, Erin Sweeney 3 0-0 7, Grace O’Neal 5 0-0 12, Harlem Jennings 4 2-2 10, Kharli Dougherty 1 0-0 2, Rose Henry 1 0-0 3. Totals: 16 5-6 41.
3-pointers: GA – Balzer 4, Vizza 2, Haynes 2, Putnam; AC – O’Neal 2, Sweeney, Henry.




Forrester’s patience pays off as Upper Darby starts 2-0

RIDLEY TWP. — Jasmine Forrester had to sit on the bench with foul trouble in the third quarter of Upper Darby’s Central League contest Tuesday.

The junior guard was understandably frustrated. She had drilled a trio of 3-point field goals in the second period, and her layup early in the third gave the Royals a two-point advantage.

But with Forrester limited, Ridley scored 12 straight points to take an 11-point lead. Upper Darby, which had defeated Ridley last season for its only Central League victory, needed a spark.

UD coach Tony Zambino had to shuffle players in and out of the lineup all night. For the Royals to win, though, he needed to rely upon his newest player to pull the Royals out of a rut.

Forrester ignited a 10-0 spurt and the Royals eventually grabbed the lead on a Kaitlyn Johnson 3-point field goal late in the third quarter. Forrester nailed a pull-up jumper early in the fourth to put Upper Darby ahead for good on the way to a 65-57 victory.

The Royals improved to 2-0 for the first time since the 2009-10 campaign.

Forrester scored 27 of her game-high 29 points in the final three quarters in her Central League debut with the Royals. She transferred from Lower Merion at the beginning of the school year.

“Upper Darby has been like a family, a close organization,” said Forrester, who made four 3-pointers and added eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and one blocked shot. “It’s why I came out to the team, there’s a lot of energy. It’s really exciting. At Lower Merion, I was a varsity player but I knew coming here I could do what I am supposed to do. It feels like a dream come true.”

Ridley (1-2, 0-1 Central) trailed by nine points in the fourth period, but eventually took a short-lived lead on a pair of free throws by Morgan Chapman. On the ensuing UD possession, Forrester hit the go-ahead basket and the Royals scored the next eight points.

“I hope I bring energy and motivation. I just want everyone to play together, that’s my main goal,” Forrester said. “I don’t want to be stingy with the ball, I don’t want to be selfish.”

Zambino smiled at the notion of Forrester being more of distributor than a scorer.

“No,” he said, “We need her to score here for us and just continue to make plays.”

Upper Darby sophomore guard Gabby Liberio

When the Royals were seemingly down and out, Forrester put the team on her shoulders, but received plenty of assistance from guards Gabby Liberio (nine points, six rebounds, three steals), Aubrey Ennis (10 points, two steals) and Kaitlyn Johnson, who hit three treys and tallied 11 points off the bench. Forward/center Natalie Koskinas totaled eight points, nine boards and one block.

UD defeated Ridley on a buzzer-beater last year.

“I just think it’s the rivalry. I see it in other sports, too,” Liberio said. “I think we compete well against each other, so when we play each other it’s always a tough game and every time it gets real exciting. …

“Being 2-0, it’s new for us but it feels good. Jasmine obviously helps the team, but she fits right in, too. She helps in so many ways.”

Zambino was satisfied with his team’s ability to come back and go home with a well-earned win.

“It just shows that the kids have heart, character,” Zambino said. “We had to really manage the game, we had three girls with four fouls each and Jasmine was one of them. They showed a lot of heart and came back three times tonight.”

Paige Gabriele led the way for Ridley with 18 points. Shannen Hinchey added 14 points, while Danielle Simister, Makenzie Griffith and Chapman all contributed seven points.

In other Central League games:

Haverford 51, Lower Merion 18 >> A balanced effort paced the Fords (2-1) to a rout of the Aces. Erin Kelly led with 11 points, and Arden Guilfoil scored nine. Erin Doherty and Sara Walsh tossed in eight points apiece.

Springfield 61, Radnor 37 >> Jordan D’Ambrosio scored 17 of her 20 points in the first half, Alexa Abbonizio poured in 18 points and Rachel Conran scored 13 in a lopsided win for the Cougars (1-0).

Ellie Mueller led the Raiders (1-1) with 11 points.

Strath Haven 65, Harriton 54 >> Faith Raymond (15 points), Alisha Lewis (14) and Cayden Frazier (11) each scored in double figures for the visiting Panthers (3-0), who’ve already matched last season’s win total.

Marple Newtown 41, Penncrest 24 >> Lindsay Kane tallied 15 points and five assists as the Tigers (1-0) downed the Lions (2-1). Olivia Coary was 5-for-5 at the free-throw line and finished with 10 points.

Megan Arndt paced Penncrest with 11 points.

In nonleague action:

W.C. Rustin 34, Penn Wood 33 >> Dakiya Daniels made a desperation shot with six seconds left to propel host Rustin to the win. The Patriots (1-2) grabbed the lead moments earlier on a layup by Ashley Cyrus, who finished with nine points.

Jada Hutt totaled a team-high 10 points to go with nine rebounds, four steals and three blocks.

Notre Dame 55, West Catholic 46 >> All-Delco guard Mandy McGurk poured in 25 points and Maggie Pina added 14 as the Irish (3-0) stayed unbeaten.

Germantown Academy 59, Archbishop Carroll 41 >> Jaye Haynes scored 13 of her game-high 20 points in the third quarter to give GA the winning edge.

Grace O’Neill paced Carroll with 12 points, and Harlem Jennings chipped in with 10.

Avon Grove 54, Interboro 38 >> Amanda Floyd scored 11 of her 14 points from the charity stripe, and Riley Szatny had 11 points in the loss for the Bucs.

In the Catholic Academies:

Mount St. Joseph 52, Sacred Heart 35 >> Kayleigh Doyle and Sami Smith netted eight points apiece and Liz Franz tossed in seven, but the host Lions couldn’t overcome an early deficit.




Presenting 2018 All-Main Line boys’ soccer teams

The Main Line high school boys’ soccer scene featured many noteworthy teams this fall, particularly Inter-Ac champion Haverford School during the regular season, and PIAA 4A state runnerup Radnor in the post-season.
Radnor (20-4-2), the seventh seed in the PIAA District 1 4A tournament this fall (Conestoga was ranked No. 1), edged fifth seed Lower Merion for the fifth and final spot in the PIAA state tourney. At States, Radnor relied on airtight defense, holding opponents to one goal in a stretch of 292 minutes in the tourney, all the way to the final seconds of the championship final.
Two-time defending PIAA 4A state champion Conestoga (16-1), undefeated during the regular season and the top seed in the PIAA District 1 4A tournament, shockingly lost its district opener, ending its post-season abruptly.
Other strong Central League teams were Harriton (13-3-1, 8-2-1), led by Central League MVP Alex Kades; Lower Merion (18-4, 9-2); and Haverford High (11-7, 7-4).
Haverford School (13-2-4, 6-1-3), led by Inter-Ac MVP Griffin Wada, was the Inter-Ac champion and was nationally ranked as high as 12th. Episcopal Academy (13-4-3, 5-3-2) finished third in the Inter-Ac loop.
The All-Main Line high school boys’ soccer teams are selected by the coaches. Because Main Line Media News covers 19 high schools, the Main Line Media News sports staff limits the number of spots available to first team, second team and honorable mention — but follows the priority of coaches’ selections.
What follows are the 2018 All-Main Line high school boys’ soccer teams:

FIRST TEAM
Luke Smith, Conestoga – Senior goalie, a first team All-Central League selection and the Pioneers’ MVP, surrendered just four goals in 17 games, posting 12 shutouts.
Matt Rossi, Conestoga – Senior striker, a first team All-Central League selection, was the top scorer of the Central League champions, tallying seven goals in 17 games.
Nick Bello, Devon Prep – Senior forward, a first team All-Catholic League selection, finished his Tide career with a school-record 61 career goals. Noted for his speed, ability to control the ball and mental toughness.
Samuel Wilson, Episcopal Academy – Senior forward, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection for the second consecutive year, was a potent scorer for the Churchmen, scoring 21 goals in 18 games (eight Inter-Ac goals).
Harrison Malone, Episcopal Academy – Senior midfielder and captain, a first team All-InterAc selection, was a fine all-around player, dishing out 11 assists and scoring five goals as well as providing strength in the midfield.
Alex Kades, Harriton – Senior striker, the Central League MVP and an all-state selection for the second consecutive year, scored 21 goals, finishing his Ram career with 70 goals and 29 assists. Will be playing for University of Pennsylvania next fall.
Mikkel Anderson, Harriton – Junior forward, a first team All-Central League selection, scored 12 goals and dished out eight assists this fall (has 22 goals for his career).
Will Gardner, Haverford High – Senior forward and captain, a first team All-Central selection, scored nine goals, including overtime game-winners twice. Also dished out four assists and provided strong leadership.
Griffin Wada, Haverford School – Senior midfielder, the Inter-Ac Most Valuable Player and an all-state selection, will play soccer at the University of Chicago next fall.
Will Micheletti, Haverford School – Senior striker, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, scored 12 goals and dished out 11 assists for the Inter-Ac champions. Will play soccer for Franklin & Marshall next fall.
Isaac Brainsky, Lower Merion – Senior midfielder, a first team All-Central League selection, scored 11 goals and dished out 14 assists.
Harrison Bloch, Lower Merion – Senior forward, a first team All-Central League selection for the second consecutive year, tallied 15 goals and dished out four assists.
Zach Hurchalla, Malvern Prep – Senior midfielder/defender, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection, was the Friars’ MVP. Noted for his excellent ball winning, 1v1 defensive skills, leadership and versatility, the Bucknell commit tallied five goals and three assists.
Henry Cooke, Radnor – Senior goalie, a second team All-Delco and All-Central selection, allowed 0.7 goals per game this season to lead the Raiders’ red-hot post-season run. Noted for his consistent composure, excellent positioning and standout ability to read the game.
Ben Verbofsky, Radnor – Senior defender, the Raiders’ co-MVP and a second team All-Delco selection, was considered a lockdown defender, consistently shutting down the opponent’s best attacking threat.
Johnny Lenart, Shipley – Senior midfielder, a Friends’ School League co-MVP as well as a three-time first team All-FSL selection, was an all-state selection this fall. Noted for his versatility and leadership, he was the Gators’ MVP for the second consecutive year.

SECOND TEAM
Archbishop Carroll – Nick Frederick, senior forward; Dom Massi, senior defender.
Conestoga – Nate Xu, junior midfielder; Jason Ivey, senior midfielder; Jack Murphy, senior defender.
Episcopal Academy – Trevor Manion, junior goalkeeper.
Friends’ Central – Ingram Dillingham, senior center mid; Mason Davis, senior center back.
Harriton – Evan Tracy, senior defensive center midfielder; Justin Nachman, senior center midfielder.
Haverford High – Aidan Tripler, junior midfielder.
Haverford School – Nick Pippis, senior midfielder; Mitchell Hark, junior defender; Luke Macione, junior midfielder.
Lower Merion – Ethan Blouin, senior center back; Wyatt Joseph, senior midfielder; Cole Sanchez senior midfielder.
Malvern Prep – Kellen Fitzgerald, senior defender; Matt Lamond, junior forward.
Radnor – Evan Majercak, senior defender; Eliot Hayes, senior midfielder.
Shipley –Brian McDaid, junior center back; Jimmy Fallon, junior holding midfielder.

HONORABLE MENTION
Archbishop Carroll – Jake Langley, senior goalie.
Conestoga – Jack Davis, senior defender.
Devon Prep – Connor Kelly, senior forward; Alex Furtek, senior defender.
Episcopal Academy – Rowan Brumbaugh, senior midfielder; Jack Pacera, senior forward; Gabriel Furey, senior midfielder.
Harriton –Filip Barun, senior center back; Robert Fleming, senior center back; Zach Shulman, senior goalie.
Haverford High – Alex Reardon, senior midfielder; Zach Signorello, senior defender; Duncan Riegler, sophomore midfielder; Cam Morse, senior forward.
Lower Merion – Shane Brown, sophomore midfielder; Andrew Weitz, senior goalie.
Malvern Prep – Logan Cattie, senior defender.
Radnor – Ben Engstrom, junior forward; Jackson Birtwistle, junior forward; Bobby Hydrisko, junior forward.
Shipley – Jude Corr, senior midfielder.

– Eddie Levin contributed to this article.




Stovall helps Chester Charter to upset of Strath Haven

Davon Stovall’s steely nerves at the line turned into one of Chester Charter School for the Arts’ biggest wins as a program Saturday.

Stovall was 4-for-4 from the free-throw line in the final two minutes to tally a team-high 10 points and lead CCSA to a 49-44 win over Strath Haven at the Media Tip-Off.

It’s the program’s first win over a Central League foe in its second year of existence.

Stovall also hit two 3-pointers. Jamihy Evans scored nine points, Bruce Rogers added eight and Tyler Howard paired seven points with 10 rebounds for the Sabers (1-1).

Luke Edwards led Strath Haven with 14 points, and Brady Mutz added 13.

Also at the Media Tip-Off:

Academy Park 57, Penncrest 52 >> Naseim Harley scored 17 points, including nine in the fourth quarter to lead the Knights to a 25-9 edge in the final frame for a comeback victory.

Derrick Northern scored all nine of his points in the fourth, and Tyriq Marrero added 12 points in the game for AP.

It took all of that to blunt the stellar game that Malcolm Williams had, going off for 34 points and 10 rebounds for the Lions (1-1).

At the Fred Pickett Classic:

Glasgow 61, Chester 54 >> Karell Watkins paired 25 points with 20 rebounds, and Rahmaad DeJarnette tallied 15 points, but the Clippers’ offense got off to a sluggish start in their opener.

At the McBride Classic:

Haverford School 71, St. Paul’s 53 >> Christian Ray followed up a 31-point outing late Friday night with 20 points Saturday as the Fords downed the visitors from Maryland to claim the tournament championship. Ray was named tournament MVP.

Gavin Burke sunk four 3-pointers to notch 21 points and land on the all-tournament team. Jameel Brown and MJ Atkins added nine points each, and Tyler Seward added eight.

At the Vanguard Tip-Off:

Sun Valley 60, Interboro 40 >> The afternoon following a double-OT win over Harriton, Marvin Freeman picked up the slack with 20 points to lead the Vanguards (2-0). Isaac Kennon scored 13 points on the way to earning tournament MVP honors.

Jared Dellipriscoli led Interboro with 13 points, and Terrance Hall added 11 points for the Bucs (1-1).

At the Delco Christian Invitational:

Norfolk Christian 69, Christian Academy 46 >> Jourdan Greene scored 16 points and Tehron Phillips added 12, but the Crusaders (1-1) fell in the final.

Delco Christian 55, Atlantic Christian 36 >> Obinna Nwobodo tallied a career-high 25 points to go with six rebounds, and Jackson Piotrowski paired 13 points with eight boards as the Knights (1-1) recovered from a double-OT loss to claim the consolation game. Jacob Bronkema added 12 points.

At the Radnor Tip-Off:

Henderson 51, Radnor 48 >> Lew Robinson scored a game-high 21 points, and Jack D’Entremont added 13 points, but the Raiders slipped in their opener.

At the Triangle Club Tip-Off:

Wissahickon 55, Episcopal Academy 53 >> EA led by eight at the half and held a slim lead entering the fourth quarter but couldn’t hang on down the stretch. Andrew Alikakos led the Churchmen with 14 points, Alex Capitano scored 13 and Matt Dade added a dozen points.

In nonleague action:

Archbishop Carroll 75, High School of the Future 46 >> Anquan Hill scored a game-high 18 points, Amiri Stewart added 16 and Cole Burkitt poured in a career-high 15 points as the Patriots (2-0) claimed a second win in as many days.

Ridley 58, Glen Mills 42 >> Malachi Williams hit three 3-pointers to tally 20 points, and Enoch Clark added 11 for the Green Raiders in their opener.

Aaron Thompson led Glen Mills (0-2) with 13 points.

Pottsgrove 75, Chichester 44 >> Calvin Church notched his second career-high in as many nights with 23 points to go with nine rebounds and five steals, but the Eagles (0-2) fell short. Josh Hankins added 10 points but struggled with foul trouble.