Academy Park forces 3-way tie for Del Val title

The Del Val League will have three champions this year.

With Academy Park’s rousing 88-55 victory over Penn Wood Friday, the Knights will share the title with the Patriots and Interboro. The trio finished with identical 6-2 records in league play.

Mahya Woodton stole the show for AP (11-11 overall) with 35 points. Shantalay Hightower, who made four 3-pointers, finished with 21 points and Taylor Flores scored a career-high 17 for the Knights, who broke the game open with a 21-9 run in the second quarter.

Brianna Moore netted 14 points to lead the Patriots (10-10).

In another Del Val game:

Interboro 49, Chichester 30 >> The Bucs (12-10 overall, 6-2 league) won their share of the Del Val title — only the third league crown in team history — as Gina McNamee (13 points), Amanda Floyd (10) and Marta Walewska (10) all scored in double digits.

Erica Brant led the Eagles with 11 points.

After 23 years, Chichester coach Mike Carrafa is stepping down from his post. He’ll stay busy during the basketball season watching his daughter, Lauren, continue her playing career at Immaculata.

In the Ches-Mont League:

Sun Valley 72, Octorara 28 >> Rachel Miller, Kate Lannon and Ally Giannakarios made the most of their senior night and final game as teammates. Lannon led the way with 19 points and 13 rebounds, Miller scored a career-high nine points and Giannakarios tossed in seven. Abby Seasock contributed 14 points for the Vanguards (7-15, 3-9).

Lannon finishes her outstanding career as the second-highest  scorer in program history with 1,519 points, behind only Kristy Sipple, who scored 1,618 points. Lannon ranks 13th in Delco girls basketball scoring history.

In the Inter-Ac League:

Episcopal Academy 55, Agnes Irwin 20 >> Reilly Wright scored 10 of her game-high 12 points in the first quarter to lead the Churchwomen (14-8, 11-1) to a share of the Inter-Ac championship.

Olivia Dirks tossed in 10 points and Elodie Furey finished with nine points and six rebounds. Luca Mamula scored nine points, while Raeleen Keffer-Scharpf added five points and seven boards.

Germantown Academy 54, Notre Dame 27 >> The Irish (13-11, 7-5) trailed by single digits late in the third quarter, but were outscored, 19-3, in the final period. Casey Walsh poured in a team-high 11 points in the losing effort.

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