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Mercury Roundup (Feb. 10): Lapetina, Miceli helps Perkiomen Valley escape Pottstown 54-53

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Perkiomen Valley 54, Pottstown 53 >> After falling behind in the first quarter Wednesday, the Vikings came on strong enough to overtake the Trojans and win their PAC divisional crossover game.

With Tyler Lapetina and Dominic Miceli each hitting for 17 points, PV erased Pottstown’s initial 12-4 lead with Kameron Parks adding another 10. Corey Cottman claimed a share of game scoring honors for Pottstown with 17, heading a trio of double-figure scorers that included Jahzeel Watson (15) and Niles Bunn-McNeil (11).

Methacton 53, Boyertown 39 >> Brett Byrne scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Warriors past the Bears in a PAC Liberty game Wednesday.
Cole Hargrove kicked in with 14 rebounds and four assists for Methacton, which got another eight boards from Ryan Baldwin. Tre Deguglielmo led the Bears with 13 points and nine rebounds, and David Leh kicked in with another 10 points.

Girls basketball

Spring-Ford 80, Upper Merion 8 >> Emily Tiffan headed a quartet of double-figure scorers that set the tone for the Rams’ PAC divisional crossover romp over the Vikings Wednesday.

Tiffan hit for 20 points in helping Spring-Ford bolt to a 39-1 halftime lead. Anna Azzara followed with 11 points, and Kylie Lee and Katie Tiffan each added 10.

Riley Anderson was UM’s leading scorer with five points.

Methacton 56, Phoenixville 36 >> Mairi Smith contributed a double-double to the Warriors’ PAC divisional crossover victory against the Phantoms Wednesday.

Smith had 10 rebounds to go with her 12 points, one of three Methacton players to score in double figures. Nicole Timko led the way with 20 points, one night after going over the 1,000-point career mark, and Tori Bockrath kicked in with another 10.

Aubrie Breisblatt got game scoring honors for Phoenixville, hitting for 25.

Owen J. Roberts 70, Upper Perkiomen 26 >> Avery White singlehandedly outscored the entire Indian lineup, her 28-point outing key to the Wildcats’ victory in PAC divisional crossover action Wednesday.

Alexa Vogelman kicked in with another 14, and Gabbi Koury added 11, as Roberts went into the fourth quarter up 68-15. Hannah Keeney had 14 points to head Upper Perk.

Perkiomen Valley 67, Pottstown 41 >> The Vikings had four players in double figures as they defeated the Trojans in Wednesday’s PAC divisional crossover action.

Jennifer Beattie was leading scorer with 20 points, Naiya Daisey and Emma Miley both scored 15 and Ella Stein added 10 points toward the effort.

Pottstown’s Trinell Watson led her team with 17 points and Tamaya Jarrett added 13.

Oley Valley 40, Daniel Boone 31 >> Kelsey Biehn scored 13 points to lead the Lynx past the Blazers in Wednesday’s non-divisional Berks League action.

Jenna Heasley scored 13 points for Boone, which got another nine from Allyson Boyer.

Wrestling

Spring-Ford 75, Pope John Paul II 3 >> The Rams swept the two contested weights with the Golden Panthers, added in forfeits in the other 11 brackets and came away from Wednesday’s PAC divisional crossover match with their third shutout of the season.

Zach Needles scored an 8-4 decision on Alan Alexander at 152, and DeJuan Francis added a pin at 215 to run their league record to 9-0 on the winter. At 4-0 in the Liberty Division, they are the league’s lone unbeaten program.

Perkiomen Valley 66, Upper Merion 3 >> Gavin Pascoe (152), Luke Ricci (160), Nate Gey (189), Grant Euker (215) and Vincent Corropolese (285) reeled off pins for Perk Valley in a win Tuesday over Upper Merion.

Upper Merion’s Ayden Cheng won the only other contested bout, taking down PV’s Aidan Stratton at 126 pounds.

Spring-Ford 69, Phoenixville 3 >> Dominic Ortlip (120), Gus Carfagno (132), Anthony Attilio (145) and Jack McGill (160) secured pins for the Rams in Tuesday’s PAC Crossvover victory over Phoenixville.

Ryan Lepore added a win for Spring-Ford, defeating Jake Geiger at 138 pounds. Owen Koch picked up Phoenixville’s lone win, defating Xavier Cushman, 4-3, at 172 pounds.

Owen J. Roberts 72, Pope John Paul II 3 >> The Wildcats had a slight edge on the understaffed Golden Panthers in contested weights from Tuesday’s PAC divisional crossover match.

Francis McCoy’s pin at 215 negated the 11-4 decision Alan Alexander posted for PJP at 160.

Upper Perkiomen 52, Pottstown 12 >> Winning seven of eight contested bouts propelled the Indians past the Trojans in Tuesday’s PAC Frontier Division matchup.

UP (3-0), With a 3-2 edge in forfeits, got pins from Robert Carpenter (120) and Damon Faraco (285) along with decisions by Shane Freeh (132), Keaton Durning (152), Daniel Hawkins (160), Sorek Svanson (189) and Tommy Flud (215) to stay even with Phoenixville atop the Frontier standings. Pottstown saw Mason Miller score a second-period fall at 145.

Boys swimming

Methacton 94, Boyertown 80 >> Tommy Gibbs won two individual events Wednesday to lead the Warriors in their PAC meet with the Bears.
Gibbs took the 50 free (22.49) and 100 fly (52.80), in addition to swimming a leg of Methacton’s winning 400 free relay (3:17.12). Boyertown’s firsts were scored by Tarry in the 200 IM (2:08.96), Connor Stoudt in the 500 free (5:28.09) and Noah Vivian in the 100 breast (1:02.87).

Girls swimming

Methacton 104, Boyertown 69 >> Madison Wimmer won a pair of individual races to key the Warriors’ victory over the Bears in Wednesday’s PAC meet.

Wimmer scored her firsts sin the 200 free (2:03.90) and 500 free (5:32.01), and she swam the anchor leg on Methacton’s winning 400 free relay (4:06.31). Gabby McKee and Angie Nelson were Boyertown’s stars, each winning two races — McKee the 200 IM (2:14.54) and 100 free (55.54), Nelson the 50 free (26.65) and 100 breast (1;12.07) — while swimming legs of the Bears’ first-place 200 medley (1:59.74) and 200 free relay (1:48.55).

Boys bowling

Wilson 2, Daniel Boone 1 >> Though they had a 2,822-2,809 edge in team scoring, the Blazers were topped by the Bulldogs in Wednesday’s Berks League match.

Alex Horton rolled a 698 series for Boone that was high score overall. Josh Hart followed with a 598, and Evan Miller 542.

Girls bowling

Daniel Boone 3, Wilson 0 >> The Blazers rode a 2,157-2,139 advantage in team scoring to Wednesday’s Berks League victory over the Bulldogs.
Kristin Fitzcharles was Boone’s top scorer with a 519 series.

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