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Mercury Roundup (Jan. 16): Methacton’s Timko ties program record in win over Pottstown

Nicole Timko is on the fast track to a banner 2021 girls basketball season.

In Methacton’s game with Pottstown Saturday, Timko equalled one program record and moved closer to a career milestone. Her overall performance went a long way toward the Warriors rolling up a 75-32 victory in this non-divisional Pioneer Athletic Conference pairing.

Timko’s game-high 20 points put her total at 898, moving her closer to becoming the school’s latest 1,000-point scorer. Nine of the Warrior junior’s points came off a trio of 3-point baskets, tying her for the program record at 159.

Timko also chipped in with four assists and four steals, helping Methacton (1-1) open a 47-18 lead in the first half.

The Warriors’ offense got a boost from Mairi Smith’s double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds. Kayla Kaufman chipped in with nine points and 10 rebounds while Allie Hazlett added seven points and eight boards.

Tamya Jarrett was Pottstown’s leading scorer with 12, Calista Daye hitting for another nine.

Pottstown 59, Upper Perkiomen 48 >> On Friday, Calista Day’s 23-point, 15-steal, six-rebound performance, the Trojans grabbed a league victory in their season opener for the first time since 2010.

Trinell Watson added 17 points, eight rebounds and six steals; and Tamya Jarrett chipped in 16 points, seven rebounds and five steals in the Frontier Division win.

Upper Perk freshman Erin States dazzled in her varsity debut, scoring 28 points to lead all scorers.

Schuylkill Valley 48, Daniel Boone 8 >> Abbey White scored 11 points and Sarah Gilbert had 10 as the Panthers romped over the Blazers in Saturday’s non-divisional matchup between Berks League member schools.

Jenna Heasley had a majority of Boone’s points, scoring five on the afternoon.

Boys basketball

Schuylkill Valley 59, Daniel Boone 41 >> Michael Mish scored six of his season-high 16 points in the third quarter Saturday as the Panthers (4-1) pulled away from the Blazers in a non-divisional pairing of Berks League member schools.

Larnell Towson scored a game-high 20 points for Boone, which fell off SV’s pace in a 28-17 second half.

Exeter 58, Daniel Boone 35 >> Joey Schlaffer scored 20 points, and Colin Payne had 16, as the Eagles handled the Blazers in Friday’s Berks League game.

Dalton Cymbalski had nine points for Boone.

Wrestling

Pottstown 33, Pope John Paul II 15 >> In a matchup of undermanned Pioneer Athletic Conference teams — four weights had no entries —  the Trojans’ numerical edge was a factor in their victory over the Golden Panthers.

PJP took two of three contested weights, Alan Alexander scoring a first-period pin at 160 and Jake Rau a shutout decision at 215. Devon Green won by decision at 189 for Pottstown, which had eight competitors to the Panthers’ four.

Daniel Boone 47, Camp Hill 20 >> Nolan Brown, James Hogan, Canton Dolla, Dean Houser and Gavin Richard each won by pin to help the Blazers roll the Lions in Saturday’s non-league match.

Richard had the team’s fastest fall, needing just 12 seconds to get the slap at 120. Brown (138) and Hogan (145) also got their drops in the first period, separated by one second (Brown 1:51, Hogan 1:52). Tucker Hogan (172) and Colin Leahy (285) added major decisions in their respective boys to help Boone extend its record to 2-0 on the season.

Boys swimming

Muhlenberg 107, Daniel Boone 54 >> Chris Guiliano was a two-race winner for the Blazers in Friday’s Central Penn League meet with the Muhls.

Guiliano scored his firsts in the 200 IM (1:56.94) and the 100 breast (1;03.71). He also swam the anchor leg of Boone’s winning 400 free relay, which included Matt Ferenz, Justin Eves and Nick Antolis.

Girls swimming

Muhlenberg 124, Daniel Boone 50 >> Shailla Mejia was the bright spot for the Blazers in Friday’s Central Penn League meet with the Muhls.

Mejia scored a pair of wins for Boone, taking the 200 IM in 2:19.19 and the 100 breast in 1:11.17.

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