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Mercury Girls Basketball Roundup: White, Owen J. Roberts cruise by Coatesville in opener

Owen J. Roberts 64, Coatesville 23 >> The host Wildcats cruised in their season opener, getting 21 points from Avery White to advance to the OJR tournament championship Saturday.

Hannah Clay and Brooke Greenawald added eight points apiece for OJR in a rematch of last year’s District 1-6A playoff first round.
OJR, which built a 30-10 halftime lead, meets the winner of Council Rock South and Northampton in the final at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Phoenixville 25, Conestoga 23 >> The Phantoms’ fourth-quarter rally was just enough in its opener against the Pioneers. Angelina Williams scored 10 of her 12 points in the final frame as Phoenixville dug out of a deficit after scoring only 11 points in the first three frames and went 4-for-19 from the free-throw line.

Aubrie Breisblatt chipped in seven points for Phoenixville.

Katharine Gay had 13 points to lead Conestoga.

Boyertown 49, Emmaus 42 >> Ashley Kapp’s 21 points led the Bears to victory in their non-league opener at Emmaus. Amber Marburger added 14 points and five rebounds for Boyertown.

Pottsgrove 55, Reading 50 >> Riley Simon’s 15 points paced the hosts Falcons in a win Friday in the Pottsgrove Tip-off Tournament.

After trailing 10-8 after the first quarter, the Falcons held leads of 24-18 at halftime and 40-30 after three quarters before holding off Reading in the fourth.

Sierra Potts added nine for Pottsgrove, all of which came on three 3-point shots. Sydney Mowery added eight points and Justine Fretz and Summer Walker both contributed seven points in the winning cause.

Methacton 60, Kennett 18 >> Nicole Timko outscored Kennett by herself as the sophomore guard hit six 3-pointers en route to 26 points in the Warriors’ dominant win to open the 12th annual Methacton Tip-Off Tournament.

Sydney Tornetta added 11 for Methacton, which built a 30-11 halftime lead. Cassidy Kropp had four points, five steals and five rebounds.

Methacton meets Ridley in the championship at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Hill School 57, Princeton Day 33 >> Cynthia Williams finished with 21 points and Aine Farrell added 12 points Friday to lead Hill into the Hill Girls’ Basketball Tournament championship game.

In their first home game of the season, the Blues raced out to an 8-0 advantage–highlighted by a steal and layup by Farrell and a three-pointer by freshman Courtney Bodolus. Williams scored nine points in the first quarter as Hill pushed its lead to 23-8, and she added seven more in the second to put Hill ahead 40-13 at halftime.

Great Valley 67, Pottstown 39 >> Tessa Liberatoscioli (15 points, 8 rebounds) and Gia Sioutis (12 points, 5 rebounds) led the Patriots past the Trojans in their respective openers.

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