Methacton’s DeOrio scores 1,000th point in loss to Souderton

Ryan DeOrio’s biggest inspiration on the hardwood came when she was a mild-mannered freshman.

From the sideline, she watched as teammates Jenna Carroll and Kelly Glatthorn surpassed the 1,000 point mark for their respective careers.

On Saturday night, it was finally her turn.

DeOrio scored her 1,000th career point in Methacton’s 55-47 loss at home against Souderton. 

“I had a lot of help from all of my teammates throughout the years who always believed in me,” she said. “My coaches always pushed me to be my best and my family has always supported me throughout my entire career.”

With 2:56 left in the third quarter, the senior guard took it up the length of the court, drove it to the basket and finished with her left hand to hit the plateau and become just the sixth female in program history to reach 1,000. DeOrio had entered the night just 10 points shy of the mark.

“Seeing Jenna Carroll and Kelly Glatthorn do the same my freshman year, put that kind of goal in the back of my mind,” she said.

For the night, the senior guard finished with a team-high 15 points, including a pair of 3-pointers while Sydney Thompson followed with eight. Souderton’s offensive attack proved to be too much, with three scorers hitting double figures.

Megan Walbrandt posted 13 points while Alana Cardona and Megan Bealer had 12 apiece as Souderton turned around a three-point halftime deficit with a 20-point third quarter. The Indians outscored Methacton 37-26 during the second half.

Boyertown 54, Abington 49 >> Abby Kapp surpassed the 1,500-point mark for her career as the Bears beat the Ghosts in a non-conference clash.

Alli Marcus led the way with 16 points and five assists while Katie Armstrong followed with 14 points and a pair of 3-pointers. Boyertown trailed 27-25 at the half, but used a 17-8 advantage during the third quarter to create enough cushion. Kapp wound up with eight points and 10 rebounds. Elizabeth O’Leary paced Abington with 20 points while Kassondra Brown had 13.

Unionville 41, Owen J. Roberts 36 >> The Wildcats dropped a non-conference matchup against the Indians.

Grace Schrof led the way for Unionville while Maddie Shanahan followed with 10 points. Diana Rantz had a team high 15 points for OJR, which led 16-14 at the half but was outscored 16-5 in the third. Olivia Leclaire scored seven.

Perkiomen Valley 52, Downingtown East 26 >> The Vikings were firing on all cylinders during their non-conference win over the Cougars.

Megan Jonassen scored a game-high 20 points while sharpshooter Alex Blomstrom connected four times from deep for 14 points. PV used a 31-6 advantage during the second half — holding East scoreless during the third quarter — to get the win.

Bella Smuda led East with eight points.

Pottsgrove 45, Bensalem 35 >> Diana Randleman hit for a game-high 22 points to key the Falcons’ non-league victory over the Owls.

Jenna Yerger added 12 points for Pottsgrove, as the only other player to reach double figures. They were key to the Falcons opening a 34-17 halftime lead, then weathering Bensalem’s 18-11 scoring edge in the second half.

Penn Wood 41, Norristown 40 >> The Patriots just barely held on to claim a non-conference win over the Eagles.

Beyonce Collins notched a game-high 16 points for Norristown, which trailed 32-31 entering the final frame. Ashley Schools followed with nine including a 3-pointer. Carlie Andrews and Brianna Moore paced Norristown with 16 and 15 points, respectively.

Donegal 57, Daniel Boone 41 >> The Blazers played Donegal close in the first half, only to see their non-league guests pull away down the stretch to claim victory.

Madison Spitko scored 14 to lead Boone, which trailed Donegal by just one point (24-23) in the early going. Rachel Robinson hit for 21 points to head a trio of double-figure scorers for Donegal.

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