Academy Park’s Hightower scores career-high 33 in win over Chichester

Shantalay Hightower had a game to remember Tuesday night.

The Academy Park guard poured in a career-high 33 points and made six 3-point field goals to lead the Knights to a 72-49 Del Val League victory over Chichester Tuesday.

Mahya Woodton had 13 points for the Knights (3-8, 1-0), who scored 47 points in the second half. Erica Brant (13 points), Cierra Riggs (13) and Lauren Carrafa (10) all reached double figures for the Eagles (2-5).

In other Del Val League action:

Penn Wood 60, Chester 45 >> Carle Andrew powered the Patriots (4-5, 1-0) with 22 points, three steals and two assists. Brianna Moore had a tremendous floor game with seven points, seven steals and seven assists. Saleia Matthews added 11 points and Khalia Gordon posted 10 points, six rebounds, six steals and four assists for Penn Wood.

Shod’Deah Kelly scored a team-high 14 points for the Clippers.

In the Ches-Mont League:

Sun Valley 60, Kennett 41 >> The Vanguards trailed by 11 points after the first quarter, but outscored the visiting Blue Demons the rest of the way, 56-30.

Kate Lannon was a difference maker. The senior scored 15 of her game-high 20 points after halftime and grabbed 13 rebounds. Abby Seasock tossed in 11 points, Maya Jacyzyn had nine and Maddie Michael added eight for the Vanguards (3-8, 1-4), who went 15-for-20 from the free-throw line.

In the Central League:

Springfield 56, Harriton 43 >> Kylynn McNichol’s Cougars sprinted out to an 18-4 lead after the first quarter against Kacy McNichol’s Rams. The McNichol twins celebrated their birthday Tuesday by coaching against each other for the first time.

Maggie O’Connell paced the Cougars (10-1) with 18 points and six rebounds, while Belle Mastropietro contributed 12 points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists. Jordan D’Ambrosio had nine points and five boards for Springfield, which has won eight in a row.

Harriton’s Sophie Grady led all players with 28 points.

Radnor 60, Penncrest 48 >> Nicole Massimino took control of the game with 10 of her game-high 20 points in the first quarter. Allison Lanzone paired seven rebounds with 18 points, while Elli Mueller had a big night on the boards with 17 rebounds to go with eight points and four steals. Holly Holtsberg added eight points and nine rebounds for the Raiders (7-2, 6-1), who have won seven in a row.

Megan Arndt scored 13 points, Kate Russo had 12 and Grace Harding finished with 10 for the Lions (7-4).

Garnet Valley 66, Ridley 31 >> Another game, another win for the undefeated Jaguars (10-0, 7-0).

Brianne Borcky had 15 points to lead Garnet, which had 13 assists on 25 field goals. Nicole Barnes added nine points and six assists, while Borcky dished four assists. Morgan Falcone and Sydney Fail also scored nine points for the Jags.

Hailee Mayer had four 3-pointers and 15 points for Ridley.

Marple Newtown 41, Strath Haven 20 >> Twin towers Natalie Ayoub and Devon Adams did most of the damage for the Tigers (6-5). Adams netted a game-high 16 points to go with seven rebounds and Ayoub finished with 12 points and seven boards. Halle Robinson added eight points for Marple, which led at halftime, 23-8.

Margot Hotham led the way for the Panthers with seven points.

Lower Merion 64, Upper Darby 33 >> Emma Blewett swished a trio of 3-point field goals and scored a team-high 14 points for the Royals, who struggled at the free-throw line (12-for-25).

Conestoga 38, Haverford 27 >> The Fords outscored the host Pioneers by three points after halftime, but a poor shooting performance ultimately proved too much to overcome.

Erin Doherty and Lindsay Lane scored six points apiece for Haverford (4-8).

In the Inter-Ac League:

Agnes Irwin 38, Baldwin 35 >> Gianna Napoleon’s 3-pointer tied the game late in the fourth quarter and Katie Anderson made the game-winning field goal in overtime for the Owls. Anderson tallied a team-high 17 points and Napoleon chipped in with 10 as the Owls registered their first conference win of the season.

Episcopal Academy 51, Penn Charter 33 >> The Churchwomen (7-5, 4-0) took the lead to stay with a 12-0 run to close out the second quarter. Luca Mamula netted six of her game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter. Olivia Dirks tossed in nine points and Seanna McNamara added six points and six rebounds. Elodie Furey chipped in with four points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.

In the Catholic League:

Bonner & Prendergast 62, Bishop McDevitt 32 >> Nyah Garrison fronted a balanced scoring attack for the Pandas (9-3) with 15 points. Maggie McPeak dumped in 10 points, while Alexis Gleason and Dakota McCaughan each had eight for Prendie, which held a 39-12 scoring advantage after halftime.

Archbishop Carroll 60, Conwell-Egan 18 >> The Patriots (8-1) returned to the win column one day after suffering their first defeat of the season. Maggie Pina led the way with 21 points, while Molly Masciantonio (three assists) and Kaitlyn Roccio each scored eight.

In the Bicentennial League:

Christian Academy 47, Delco Christian 8 >> Danay Cooks-Green dropped in a game-high 12 points and Lindsay Haseltine had 11 for the Crusaders (9-2, 5-1), who held the visiting Knights scoreless in the first and second quarters. Grace Gormley added 10 points in victory.

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