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Mercury Boys Basketball Roundup: Boyertown opens with OT win

Boyertown 53, Central Bucks East 50 >> Tre Diguglielmo hit a 3-point basket in overtime to lift the Bears over the Patriots in Friday’s opening round from the Pennridge Tournament.

Boyertown took control early with a 17-4 lead that went to 27-24 into the half. The Bears led 37-34 lead after three quarters; with less than one second left in the game and down by three, Joe Hamilton hit a long “three” to send it to overtime.

Leading the Bears were Diguglielmo with 18 points (three 3-pointers) and eight rebounds, Alex Obarow chipped in with 12 markers and point guard and floor leader Aarick Salata added 10 points and was 6-for-8 from the stripe.

Spring-Ford 70, Central Bucks South 51 >> The Rams started the season off with a bang, running out to a 25-6 first quarter lead on the way to a rout at Central Bucks West as part of the PAC/Suburban One Challenge Friday.

Tre Medearis scored eight of his game-high 21 points in the first period. Nate Santiago knocked down five 3-pointers for 15 points while Zack Skrocki added nine points for Spring-Ford.

Central Bucks West 45, Perkiomen Valley 33 >> The Vikings were stifled by their Suburban One League foe Friday in the PAC/SOL challenge at CB West.

Tyler Lapetina scored seven points followed by Aidan Gansz with six points. The Bucks outscored PV by seven at the line.

Holy Ghost Prep 59, Pottsgrove 40 >> In a rematch of last year’s District 1-5A playoff nail biter that clinched a state playoff spot for Pottsgrove, a new-look Falcons’ group was overmatched to open up their season tip-off tournament.

James Thompson led Pottsgrove, which trailed 31-19 at halftime, with 11 points. Evan White added 10 points and Zion Dyches finished with eight points.

Unionville 62, Pope John Paul II 47 >> With a 21-6 edge in second-quarter scoring, the Indians overtook the Golden Panthers and rolled to victory in Friday’s opening round of their tournament.

PJP came out of the first quarter up 11-10, but Unionville kept it at bay in the second half. Luke McCarthy scored 13 points — he had three 3-point baskets in the process — to lead the Panthers, with Justin Green adding another 10.

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