Fleming’s fast start propels Ridley past Upper Darby

Damir Fleming scored 12 of his game-high 20 points in the first quarter as Ridley capped its season with a 61-51 win over Upper Darby.

Fleming’s early offense helped the Green Raiders (11-11 overall, 8-8 Central League) run out to a 17-5 lead that they wouldn’t relinquish.

Liam Thompson scored 12 points, and Jimmy Bramwell added 10 for Ridley.

Noah Walker led Upper Darby (6-15, 5-11) with 15 points. Magd Adelwehab added 13, and Bayir Hodges tallied 10.

In nonleague action:

Christian Academy 44, Friends Select 29 >> Jalen Sherrill paired 16 points with seven steals, and Sam Geathers added 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists as the Crusaders (8-13) put the clamps on defensively by limiting Friends Select to 12 first-half points.

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