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Mercury Boys Basketball Roundup (Jan. 23): Methacton’s Woodward breaks program scoring record

Jeff Woodward didn’t waste much time Thursday night.

With a layup early in the first quarter of Methacton’s 88-47 win against Pottstown, the Warriors’ senior and 2018-19 Mercury All-Area Player of the Year took over the top spot on the program’s career scoring chart.

In attendance for Woodward’s milestone night was Andrew Smith who set the previous record of 1,289 points during the 1993 season.

Erik Timko hit for a team-high 23 points and Woodward added 13 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference crossover win. Owen Kropp and Brett Eberly each chipped in with 11 points to help Methacton (9-0 division, 18-1 overall) go 14-0 in league play.

Robert Burress led the Trojans with 13 points.

 

Perkiomen Valley 46, Upper Perkiomen 33 >> The Vikings used a fourth-quarter scoring surge to pull away from the Indians and win Thursday’s PAC divisional crossover matchup.

Aidan Gansz scored 11 points to help PV win the stretch run, 15-7, and expand the 31-26 lead it held through three frames. Hunter Flack gave UP a game-high 13 points.

Boyertown 55, Phoenixville 47 >> Tre Diguglielmo and Mason Marinello combined for 34 points to lift the Bears to victory over the Phantoms in Thursday’s PAC divisional crossover game.

Diguglielmo’s 21 points, good for game scoring honors, were complemented by Marinello’s 13. Phoenixville, which went into the fourth quarter holding a tenuous 34-33 lead, got a 14-point outing from Michael Memmo and 10 more from Chris Weiah.

Owen J. Roberts 62, Pottsgrove 49 >> Keyed by Jalen Lucas’ game-high 19 points Thursday, the Wildcats rolled to victory over the Falcons in their PAC divisional crossover game.

Pottsgrove got 14 points from Messiah Smythe and 12 from Zion Dyches.

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