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Mercury Girls Basketball Roundup: Pottsgrove, Methacton go 2-0 as tournament hosts

Pottsgrove 48, Upper Darby 35 >> The Falcons opened up a 32-10 halftime lead and eased to a 2-0 start at their home tournament.
Riley Simon was 7-for-7 from the free-throw line and led Pottsgrove with 13 points. Sydney Mowery and Summer Walker added 10 each.

Pottsgrove 48, Upper Darby 35
UPPER DARBY: McCafferty 0 0-0 0, Forrester 5 3-5 15, Kannel 1 1-2 3, Espinosa 0 0-0 0, Johnson 1 0-0 2, Sullivan 4 0-2 8, Asalca 0 0-2 0, Ennis 3 0-0 7. Totals 14 4-11 35.
POTTSGROVE: Makins 0 0-4 0, Fretz 1 0-0 2, Ludwig 2 0-0 5, Walker 5 0-2 10, Hunter 0 1-2 1, Potts 2 1-2 7, Simon 3 7-7 13, Mowery 5 0-0 10.
Upper Darby 5 5 14 11-35
Pottsgrove 19 13 7 7-48
3-point goals: UD-Forrester 2, Ennis; Pg-Potts 2, Ludwig.


Methacton 54, Ridley 40 >> The hosts claimed the championship of the 12th annual Methacton Tip-Off Tournament thanks in part to 19 points from sophomore Nicole Timko and a double-double from Sydney Tornetta (14 points, 10 rebounds).

Timko and Tornetta were named to the all-tournament team. Freshman Cassidy Kropp chipped in 11 points and Sydney Hargrove had six points and nine rebounds. McCaughan scored 13 for Ridley.

Methacton 54, Ridley 40
RIDLEY: Kylie McNicholas 0 0-0 0, Lindsey Boyd 2 0-0 6, Savanna Moss 0 1-2 1 ,Morgan Chapman 2 2-6 6, Makenzie Griffith 0 0-0 0, Dakota Mccaughan 5 2-3 13, Shannen Hinchey 4 2-4 12, Shea Mcnamara 0 0-0 0, Amirah King 1 0-0 2, Madison Chapman 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 7-15 40.
METHACTON: Cassidy Kropp 3 5-5 11, Sydney Tornetta 6 1-7 14, Caroline Pellicano 2 0-0 4, Sydney Hargrove 3 0-0 6, Nicole Timko 7 2-2 19, Tori Bockrath 0 0-0 0, Allie Hazlett 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 8-14 54.
Ridley 10 10 11 9-40
Methacton 15 19 9 11-54
3-point goals: R-Boyd 2, Hinchey 2, McCaughin 1; M-Timko 3, Tornetta 1.


Cardinal O’Hara 57, Perkiomen Valley 39 >> The Vikings dropped to 0-2 with a loss to Cardinal O’Hara, a PIAA quarterfinalist a year ago. Uhmaris Baker was the leading scorer for the Lady Lions with 11 points including three 3-poiners. Sam Randazzo came from the bench to contribute 9 points for Cardinal O’Hara. Perkiomen Valley’s Emma Miley was leading scorer for her team and the game with 13 points.

Cardinal O’Hara 57, Perkiomen Valley 39
PERKIOMEN VALLEY: Beattie 3 0-0 8, Daisey 1 2-3 5, Salazar 1 3-4 5, Quoos 0 0-1 0, Miley 4 3-3 13, Marinacci 1 4-4 7, Hallissey 0 0-0 0, Ramsey 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 13-17 39.
CARDINAL O’HARA: Blanch 1 0-0 3, Baker 4 0-0 11, Stelabotti 0 0-0 0, Scott 3 0-1 8, Boylan 4 0-0 8, Huseby 2 0-0 4, Welde 2 2-2 6, Doogan 4 0-0 8, Randazzo 4 1-2 9. Totals 24 3-5 57.
Perkiomen Valley 15 3 14 7-39
Cardinal O’Hara 18 13 14 12-57
3-point goals: PV- ; CO-Baker 3, Scott 2, Blanch


Phoenixville 58, Chester 7 >> The Phantoms won by blowout to finish 2-0 at the Phoenixville tournament.
Aubrie Breisblatt scored 15 and was named to the all-tournament team and Nailah Green added nine. Angelina Williams of Phoenixville was named Tournament MVP.


Springdale Prep 63, Hill School 26 >> Hill was handled by Springdale Prep in the championship game of the 17th annual Hill Girls’ Basketball Tournament Saturday.
Junior Elena Mendez scored nine and sophomore Aine Farrell added six for Hill (1-4).


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.


 

Upper Merion 60, Pottstown 41 >> Sophomore Trinell Watson scored a career-high 26 points for Pottstown but it wasn’t enough to overcome PAC rival Upper Merion in a non-league meeting at the Great Valley tournament. Senior Katie Frey scored 14 and freshman Riley Anderson 13 for the victorious Vikings.

Upper Merion 60, Pottstown 41
POTTSTOWN: KJarrett 0 0-0 0, Watson 8 10-11 26, TJarrett 5 1-1 11, Lamarre 0 0-0 0, Darcy 0 0-0 0, Brown 0 0-0 0, Hampton 2 0-0 4, Bryant 0 0-2 0. Totals 15 11-14 41.
UPPER MERION: Canete 0 0-0 0, Anderson 4 5-5 13, Wellington 3 0-0 6, McCabe 0 0-0 0, LeGendre 4 0-0 8, Borgaei 0 0-0 0, Eaton 1 0-0 2, Omoque 1 0-0 2, Frey 4 6-8 14, HFoster 2 2-2 6, JFoster 3 1-3 7, Donovan 1 0-0 2. Totals 23 14-18 60
Pottstown 9 14 6 12-41
Upper Merion 21 12 10 17-60
3-point goals: none


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.

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