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Mercury Roundup: Spring-Ford girls scorching from 3, rout Pottsgrove 76-24

Girls basketball

The Spring-Ford girls basketball team was at its point-scoring best Tuesday afternoon.

The Rams continued off their 2021 season by rolling Pottsgrove, 76-24. Three players combined for 50 points, all hitting double figures, as Spring-Ford bolted to a 48-15 halftime lead and sewed up the lopsided victory by playing shutout defense in the fourth.

Abbey Boyer led the way for the Rams with 19 points, 15 of them coming off 3-point baskets. Emily Tiffan was a close second with 17, and Lucy Olsen added another 14.

Mac Pettinelli chipped in with another seven in this non-divisional pairing of PAC schools.

Pottsgrove’s top scorer was Sierra Potts, collecting all nine of her counters off long-distance baskets.

Owen J. Roberts 35, Phoenixville 33 >> The Wildcats managed a come-from-behind victory in their season opener, earning a PAC crossover win over the Phantoms.

Avery White scored six of her game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter as OJR came back from a seven point halftime deficit (23-16). Gabbi Koury was OJR’s second-leading scorer with eight points.

Phoenixville’s scoring from only three players, getting 16 points from Dylan McAteer and 14 from Aubrie Breisblatt.
Berks Catholic 47, Daniel Boone 12 >> Keziah Brantley scored four of her game-high 11 points in the first quarter as the Saints breezed past the Blazers in Tuesday’s Berks League crossover game.

Jenna Heasley again emerged as Boone’s leading scorer with seven points.

Boys basketball

Spring-Ford 61, Pottsgrove 41 >> Nate Santiago and Zack Skrocki combined to almost match the Falcons’ entire point production Tuesday in leading the Rams to the non-divisional PAC game victory.

Santiago claimed game scoring honors with 20 points — 12 of them came off 3-point baskets — while Skrocki added another 18. For Pottsgrove, McMenamin Ryan had a game-high 16.

Wrestling

Spring-Ford 76, Upper Merion 0 >> The Rams opened the 2021 season by rolling over the undermanned Vikings in Tuesday’s non-divisional match between Pioneer Athletic Conference schools.

Alongside the eight forfeits it received, Spring-Ford scored four falls and a major decision. Franny Undercuffler had the fastest of the Rams’ three first-period drops, needing just 47 seconds to get the slap in the 189-pound finale.

Other falls were scored by Jeremy Wentworth (215), Ryan Lepore (138) and Zach Needles (152). Quintin Smith completed the hosts’ point production with his major at 126.

Boys swimming

Boone splits >> The Blazers went 1-1 in Tuesday’s Central Penn League tri-meet with Wilson and Twin Valley. Boone was handled by the Bulldogs 113-63 but subsequently rolled past the Raiders 136-10.

Chris Guiliano gave the Blazers a sweep of the 100 free (46.30) and the 100 back (55.91). Against TV, he also swam legs of Boone’s winning 200 medley (1:45.09) and 200 free (1:37.82) relays while Matt Ferenz was a double-winner in the 200 IM (2:12.53) and 500 free (5:14.37), and he participated in the Blazers’ 200 medley and 400 free relays.

Ty Czeiner gave Boone top honors in diving against Wilson with a score of 159.35 points.

Girls swimming

Boone goes 1-1 >> The Blazers split Tuesday’s Central Penn League tri-meet with Wilson and Twin Valley. Boone was outswum by the Bulldogs 142-40, but it broke even with a 111-19 win over the Raiders.

Erin Goudie swept the 100 with a time of 1:02.89 while placing first in the 200 free against TV (2:05.84). Shailla Mejia was a two-event winner for the Blazers, taking the 200 IM (2:18.24) and the 100 back (1:03.89).

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