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Mercury Girls Basketball Roundup (Feb. 27): Phoenixville clinches Frontier title with win over Upper Merion

The Phoenixville girls basketball team poses for a picture after clinching a Frontier Division championship with a win Saturday at Upper Merion High School.

Standings, Scoring Leaders, District Rankings

Phoenixville 51, Upper Merion 23 >> The Phoenixville girls basketball team has long played second or third fiddle in the Pioneer Athletic Conference’s Frontier Division.

On Saturday, the Phantoms made sure that was the case no more.

Led by 22 points from senior Nailah Green and 14 from senior Aubrie Breisblatt, Phoenixville defeated Upper Merion to finish off a 9-1 showing in the Frontier and clinch its first division title in at least a decade.

Gianna Thaxton added nine points, and Dylan McAleer chipped in six for the Phantoms in the winning effort. Adrianna Lamesta led UM with eight points.

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Boyertown 33, Pope John Paul II 31 >> A pair of threes down the stretch by Madison Konnick helped the Bears pull out a PAC crossover win Saturday over the Golden Panthers.

Ashley Kapp led Boyertown with 14 points, knocking down four threes. She was followed by Mikayla Moyer with eight and Konnick with six. PJP’s Kallan Bustynowicz led all scorers with 17 points.

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Spring-Ford 49, Upper Dublin 46 >> Though they received their closest test to date, the Rams (17-0) stayed unbeaten with a 49-46 overtime win over UD in non-league action Saturday.

Spring-Ford’s Lucy Olsen poured in 22 points and Abbey Boyer and Anna Azzara both had eight. Jess Polin had a game-high 23 points for UD (16-3), including five 3-point shots.

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Pottsgrove 49, Conrad Weiser 47 >> Riley Simon netted a game-high 16 points as the Falcons moved their win streak to eight with Saturday’s non-league win.

Sierra Potts added 11 and Rachel Ludwig 9 for Pottsgrove, both making a three 3-point shots.

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Villa Maria 46, Owen J. Roberts 38 >> Faith Iacone and Ally Trebelev combined for 25 points in Villa’s non-league win over the Wildcats on Saturday.

Avery White and Gabbi Koury led OJR with 13 points apiece.

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Central Bucks East 40, Methacton 39 >> The Warriors (13-3) had their 12-game win streak snapped by the Patriots (13-1) in non-league action Saturday.

Emily Chmiel scored 22 points For CB East, which outscored Methacton 21-14 in the second half. Nicole Timko had 13, Cassidy Kropp had 12 and Mairi Smith finished with 10 to lead the Warriors.

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Pottstown 52, Upper Merion 49 >> Riley Anderson’s 26-point outing couldn’t quite power the Vikings to their first win of the season in a PAC Frontier loss to the Trojans on Saturday.

Trinell Watson scored 15, Tamya Jarrett 13, Mikyla Brandon 10 and Calista Daye 9 for the Trojans in a well-rounded effort.

Pottstown’s four PAC wins this season are their most since a a 5-8 mark in the league in 2011-12.

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