Comeback paves way for Sacred Heart’s double-OT win at Jenkintown Tournament

Country Day School of the Sacred Heart trailed by 13 points with five minutes to go Tuesday at the Jenkintown Tournament.

Undeterred, the Lions made a furious run.

Spurred by 13 unanswered points, including Kyra Quigley’s game-tying layup to force overtime, Sacred Heart climbed all the way back to defeat Springfield (Montco) in double OT, 53-47.

Caitlin Hughes evened the score with a 3-pointer in the second extra session, then Eileen Piombino made a nifty reverse layup to put Sacred Heart (7-1) ahead to stay with 2:15 left. Piombino powered the Lions with 19 points and four assists.

Kayleigh Doyle and Jaycee Webster made clutch 3-point baskets to jumpstart the Lions’ comeback bid in the fourth period. Quigley finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Webster added nine points.

Sacred Heart meets Jenkintown in the championship game Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

At the Interboro Tournament:

Sun Valley 58, Motivation 10 >> The Vanguards (2-4) snapped a four-game losing streak behind Maddie Michael’s 15 points and Abby Seasock’s

Ridley’s Gina D’Ambrosio, right, goes up for a shot as Simon Gratz’s Chynah Perry defends Tuesday. D’Amborsio and Ridley claimed a 59-22 win to advance to the championship game of its holiday tournament Wednesday.

11. Ally Giannakarios chipped in with eight for the Vanguards, who held Motivation to two points after the first quarter.

Interboro 54, Motivation 14 >> Motivation volunteered to play a doubleheader after Bartram no-showed its scheduled game with the Bucs.

Amanda Floyd led all scorers with 15 points and grabbed six rebounds for Interboro (3-3). Amber Seaman scored 14 points on four 3-pointers, and Dashanae Flippen hauled in nine rebounds.

Interboro and Sun Valley play in the championship game Wednesday at 7 p.m.

At the Wildwood Boardwalk Classic:

Haverford 41, Atlantic Christian 33 >> Erin Doherty paced the Fords with 13 points and four rebounds, while Lindsay Lane added 12 points. Brianna Blair had a game-high seven rebounds to go with five points, and Annalena O’Reilly played well on defense.  

Haverford (3-5) plays Gwynedd Mercy in the Ray Martin Memorial championship game Wednesday afternoon at 3:30.

At the Ridley Holiday Tournament:

Ridley 59, Simon Gratz 22 >> Brenna Harrison scored a career-high 10 points, and Izzy Hamlin registered 12 points and six rebounds for the Green Raiders (3-4), who play Pennsbury in the title game Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Paige Gabriele netted nine points, and Shannon Mckee tossed in eight in the victory.

Pennsbury 40, Strath Haven 24 >> The Panthers scored just 12 points in each half and couldn’t keep up with the Falcons. Morgan Crain had a nice game for Haven with 16 points, including three 3-point field goals.

At the South Hunterdon “Over the River” Tournament:

New Hope-Solebury 53, Christian Academy 29 >> The Crusaders (6-1) couldn’t recover from a listless first quarter in which they were outscored by their Bicentennial League rivals, 18-5. Lindsay Haseltine and Grace Gormley led the way with eight points apiece for TCA, which suffered its first setback of the season.

At the West Chester University Holiday Classic:

Ridley’s Dana D’Ambrosio, center, attempts a shot in traffic in Tuesday’s 59-22 victory over Simon Gratz.

Oxford 42, Upper Darby 28 >> The Royals were plagued by poor shooting in the first and third quarters, when they tallied only one point. Emma Blewett kept them afloat with a team-high nine points. Gabby and Jessica Liberio each added six points for UD, which plays Bishop McDevitt in the consolation game Wednesday.

At the LVBR Challenge at East Stroudsburg University:

Harrisburg 58, Penn Wood 34 >> Carle Andrews dropped in a team-high 22 points, but that wasn’t enough for the Patriots (2-4). Andrews also had four rebounds and two steals, while Saleia Matthews scored seven points.

In Central League action:

Radnor 67, Harriton 41 >>  Ellie Mueller is making Radnor coach Mark Jordan look like a smart man.

The freshman starter was impressive, registering career highs in points (16) and rebounds (14) to help Radnor win its fourth in a row.

Senior Nicole Massimino continued her torrid start to the season with a game-high 21 points and eight steals for the Raiders (4-2, 3-1 Central), who led at halftime, 41-22, and held the visiting Rams to one point in the final quarter.

Allison Lanzone chipped in 14 points.

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