Mercury Roundup (Feb. 3): Olsen becomes Spring-Ford’s greatest scorer; Methacton’s PAC win streak halted at 30

Girls Basketball

Already with the girls’ career scoring record in her name, Spring-Ford’s Lucy Olsen broke the school’s all-time mark Wednesday against Boyertown.

Olsen scored 23 points in the Rams’ 70-11 Pioneer Athletic Conference Liberty Division win, bringing her career total to 1,393 career points, the most by any Rams basketball player — boy or girl — to play at the school.

“It’s crazy, I don’t think it’s hit me yet. I just love playing basketball with my teammates, they’ve helped me get here,” Olsen said. “I don’t really think about scoring the points – I didn’t even remember that I needed 22 points. It’s just fun to go out and play basketball with my team.”

Olsen passed the 1,392 career points of 2001 graduate Mike Brock. Last week Olsen passed the girls’ record previously held by 2014 graduate Sammy Stipa (1,366).

“Over the years I’ve had different roles,” said Olsen, who missed the last two games after suffering an ankle injury on Jan. 27. “Freshman and sophomore years my role was more facilitator and ball-handler. Last year I feel I had to step up my scoring a bit more. This year, we have five scorers on the court. It’s not easier necessarily, but I’m looking for everyone else and we’re all looking for each other to find the greatest shot. We have a really good team that is working really well together.”

Spring-Ford’s balanced scoring included seniors Emily Tiffan (13) and Abbey Boyer (10) and freshmen Anna Azzara (9) and Katie Tiffan (8).
Spring-Ford improved to 8-0 (6-0 PAC Liberty).

Ashley Kapp led the Bears (1-3, 2-3) with six points.

Methacton 51, Perkiomen Valley 36 >> Nicole Timko had another big night for the Warriors (4-2, 3-2 PAC Liberty), her 19 points leading the charge in Wednesday’s PAC Liberty victory over the Vikings (1-4, 0-3 PAC Liberty).

Mairi Smith added a double-double for Methacton with 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Alli Hazlett nearly posted one herself with a nine-point, nine-rebound performance. Cassidy Kropp chipped in eight in the win.

Emma Miley led PV with 13 points, while Naiya Daisey (12) and Hannah Salazar (9) combined for seven threes.

Pottstown 60, Upper Perkiomen 55 >> Trinell Watson’s 24-pont, 10-rebound performance guided the Trojans (2-4, 2-2 PAC Frontier) to their second win of the season in Wednesday’s PAC Frontier Division contest over the Indians.

Tamya Jarrett followed with 16 points and handled ball handling duties for the Trojans down the stretch. Regina Fleming added 10 points off the bench and Calista Daye chipped in eight points and eight steals.

Rounding out Pottstown’s all-around effort were Mikyla Brandon, who grabbed 11 boards to go with her two points, and Kailyn Jarrett, who set the ton defensively.

Upper Perkiomen’s Hannah Keeney (19) and Erin States (18) had big scoring nights for the Indians.

Phoenixville 46, Upper Merion 4 >> Seniors Aubrie Breisblatt and Nailah Green combined for 25 points in a PAC Frontier rout Wednesday.

Breisblatt scored 15, Green 10 while Jamie Michaud chipped in 6 for Frontier first place Phoenixville (5-0, 5-1).

Boys Basketball

Perkiomen Valley 38, Methacton 35 >> Tyler Lapetina’s 17 points and a strong defensive effort led the Vikings (2-2, 2-1 PAC Liberty) to a Pioneer Athletic Conference Liberty win on Wednesday.

PV’s win snapped a 30-game league win streak for the three-time defending PAC champ Warriors (3-1, 2-1 PAC Liberty), whose last PAC loss came Jan. 13, 2019 against Norristown.

Kameron Parks chipped in seven, and Brayden Basile and Ethan Kohler both added six for the Vikings in the low scoring affair.

Methacton’s Cole Hargrove scored 14, while Steven Penjuke added seven and Jason Price chipped in six.

Pottstown 61, Upper Perkiomen 33 >> A quartet of Trojans reached double figures in Wednesday’s PAC Frontier win over the Indians.

Jahzeel Watson tallied 16 points, Corey Cottman 14, Nyles Bunn-McNeill 13 and Darius Smallwood 10 for Pottstown (3-4, 3-2 PAC Frontier). Dan Carpenter scored 12 for UP.


Upper Perkiomen 58, Pope John Paul II 14 >> Though the Indians won nine forfeits, the two teams split the only two matches wrestled.

PJP’s Alan Alexander won a major decision (20-7) over Upper Perk’s Soren Svanson at 172 pounds. At 215, UP’s Damon Faraco earned a major decision (11-0) over PJP’s Jake Rau.

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