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Mercury Roundup (Nov. 20): Perkiomen, Hill earn tournament victories

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Saturday’s Games

Westtown Tournament

Hill School 78, Peddie School 66

Highlights: The Blues (1-1) bounced back for a 78-66 win over Peddie, seeinging five players score in double figures led by forward Augie Gerhart’s 24.

The Hill (1-1) took five charges on the day, including three by Graham Eilberg. Ethan Meuser chipped in with 12 points, Eilberg with 11 and 10 apiece from Anthony Wise and Trey O’Neil. The Blues used a fast start to build a 43-28 lead, then pulled away in the fourth after a hard-fought third quarter.

HILL SCHOOL: Eilberg 4 0-0 11, Menser 5 2-2 12, Wise 4 1-1 10, Hutchison 3 0-0 7, O’Neil 3 2-2 10, Gerhart 10 3-4 24, Meacham 1 0-0 2, Biggs 1 0-0 2, Totals 31 8-9 78.

PEDDIE SCHOOL: Jones 1 1-1 4, R. Coleman 1 2-2 5, Arnett 9 7-8 27, Samoura 4 4-4 14, Singer 0 2-2 2, N. Coleman 2 5-6 9, Naddelman 1 0-0 3, Okirodudu 0 0-0 0, Totals 18 21-23 

Hill School 24 19 13 22-78
Peddie School 12 16 14 24-66

3-point goals: Eilberg 3, O’Neil 2, Wise 1, Hutchison 1, Gerhart 1, Arnett 2, Samoura 2, Jones 1, R. Coleman 1, Naddelman 1.

Perkiomen School 71, West Nottingham Academy 31

Highlights: The Perkiomen School National team defeated West Nottingham Academy, 71-31 in the second round of the Westtown-Phelps invitational to advance to to Sunday’s title game against Phelps School at 3 p.m.

Perkiomen had a balanced attack as Thomas Haugh ‘23 led Perkiomen with 11 points, while dominating the glass and Ibra Bayu ‘22 chipped in with 10 points. Xaivian Lee ‘22 added nine points, and Luca Baratta drilled three 3-point shots off the bench for his nine points.

Friday’s Game

Perkiomen School 79, St. Marie Goretti 43

Highlights: The Perkiomen School National team defeated St. Maria Goretti (Md.) in the opening round of the Westtown-Phelps invitational.

Goretti played Perkiomen School tough in the first half, 34-27. After intermission it was all Panthers. Xaivian Lee (Princeton commit) led all scorers with 19 points While Bobby Rosenberger had 13 points off the bench, netting two 3-point field goals.

Thomas Haugh and Ryan Dunn led Perkiomen with their defensive intensity. swatting away a lot of the shots Goretti attempted. Both added high flying dunks on the way to 11 and 10 points, respectively.

PERKIOMEN SCHOOL: Pohlman 3 0-2 6, Lee 7 2-2 19, Dembele 2 1-2 5, Ryan 2 3-3 7, Dunn 4 0-2 11, Haugh 5 0-2 10, Koretz 0 0-0 0, Bayo 0 3-4 3, Baratta 0 0-0 0, Legris 0 0-0 0, Rosenberger 5 1-4 13, Dufort 1 2-2 5, Totals 29 12-23 79.

ST. MARIA GORETTI: Johnson 0 0-0 0, Oghene 2 0-0 4, Henderson 3 4-4 10, Alexander 3 0-0 7, Morris 0 0-0 0, Cheung 0 0-0 0, Allen 2 0-0 4, Cook 1 0-0 3, Ecuibe 0 0-0 0, Abessolo 3 1-2 7, Green 4 0-0 8, Herthian 0 0-0 0, Totals 18 5-6 43.

Perkiomen School 31 3 31 14-79
St. Maria Goretti 25 2 9 7-43
3-point goals: Lee 3, Dunn 3, Rosenberger 2, Dunfort 1, Alexander 1, Cook 1.

Covenant College Prep 61, Hill School 53

Highlights: Hill (0-1) overcame a slow start that saw them trailing 17-6 after a quarter to trail by just two at the half, 30-28.  A strong 3rd quarter had the Blues ahead 46-41 after a Covenant 3-pointer banked in to beat the buzzer. In the fourth, Hill failed to put the game away, hurt by some costly offensive rebounds, turnovers, and missed free throws. Hill plays MAPL foe Peddie School on Saturday in the consolation bracket at Noon.

HILL SCHOOL: Wise 0 0-0 0, Hutchinson 2 0-0 6, O’Neil 3 0-0 9, Cameron 1 3-4 6, Meuser 3 2-2 8, Gerhart 6 4-9 16, Eilberg 1 0-0 3, Meachem 1 2-2 4, Totals 17 11-17 53.

COVENANT PREP: Goode-Wright 2 1-2 6, Williams 5 2-2 15, Gileene 5 2-4 14, Green 7 1-3 16, Green 4 1-2 10, Totals 23 7-13 61.

Hill School 6 22 18 0-0
Covenant Prep 0 0 0 0-0

3-point goals: Hutchinson 2, O’Neil 3, Cameron, Meuser, Eilberg, Goode-Wright, Williams 3, Gileene 2, Green, Kirk.

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