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Delco Roundup: DiBona powers Marple Newtown to sixth straight win

The good times continue to roll for the Marple Newtown girls basketball team.

Ellie DiBona scored a game-high 14 points as the Tigers won their sixth straight game with Thursday’s 57-30 rout of Upper Darby.

DiBona sank four 3-point baskets. Haley Levy netted 12 points and dominated the glass with 13 rebounds. She also shot 9 of 10 from the free-throw line. Nikki Mostardi added eight points, while Mary O’Brien and Brooke Impriano had six each.

Marple (8-2) jumped out to a 32-7 lead at halftime.

Aubrey Ennis paced the Royals (1-9) with 11 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals. UD was playing without Alliyah Jean-Baptiste, who is the team’s second-leading scorer and top defender. Kareemah McCafferty stepped up with eight points and two assists.

In other Central League action:

Garnet Valley 47, Harriton 39 >> Emily Olsen filled up the stat sheet for the Jags. The sophomore posted 18 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks.

Freshman Haylie Adamski tallied 12 points, two assists and two steals. Senior guard Ava Possenti made five steals to go with five points and two assists.

Strath Haven 41, Lower Merion 34 >> The Panthers overcame a three-point halftime deficit and outscored the host Aces, 26-16, in the final two periods.

Freshman Maryella Gill topped all scorers with 12 points for the Panthers. Sophomore Laura Shea recorded a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds, while senior Grace Smith had five steals.

In the Del Val League:

Academy Park 69, Penn Wood 28 >> A balanced offense spurred the Knights to a shellacking of the Patriots.

Ten players scored at least two points and none finished in double figures. Zaira Taylor, Alaysia Kinlaw, Kiala Bright and Emani Banks led the way with nine each for the Knights, who held a 21-0 lead after the first quarter. Jada Kinlaw and Jayla Davis added eight points apiece.

Ani Roscoe had nine points for the Patriots.

Chester 46, Chichester 45 >> Shyne Hall and Ja’mya Muhammad each netted 12 points to lead the visiting Clippers past the Eagles.

Damiyea Moyet poured in a game-high 21 points and Dujawana Jones pitched in with 11 for Chi.

In the Catholic League:

Bonner-Prendergast 54, Archbishop Ryan 49 >> Bridie McCann continued her dominant stretch of play for the Pandas. The senior guard scored a game-high 24 points on the heels of back-to-back 30-point performances.

Riley Donohue did most of her damage when it mattered most, scoring 10 of her 15 in the fourth quarter. Laila Farmer added eight points for B-P.

Cardinal O’Hara 70, Little Flower 23 >> The Lions (9-3), who received scoring contributions from 11 players, were up 46-9 at the half.

Maria McCallen scored a career high 10 points. Maggie Doogan, the reigning Daily Times Player of the Year, managed 19 points and nine rebounds. Sydni Scott ended with eight points one game after scoring the 1,000th point of her career.

Archbishop Carroll 65, Conwell-Egan 31 >> Eleven players got in on the scoring fun for the Patriots (9-3), who darted out to a 49-17 lead at intermission.

Grace O’Neill led all players with 16 points. Taylor Wilson tossed in 13 points and sister Brooke finished with 12 points and eight rebounds.

In the Ches-Mont League:

Unionville 56, Sun Valley 35 >> A slow start doomed the Vanguards, who couldn’t keep up with the visiting Longhorns.

Aliceia Whitfield had 13 points, three steals and two assists for the Vanguards. Freshman Brielle Wright chipped in with seven points and Melana Timmes paired six points with seven rebounds.

Boys Swimming

Gabe Green gave a triple-winning performance despite Upper Darby’s 96-87 setback to Harriton.

Green helped the Royals 200 medley relay to victory in 1:47 and was a solo winner in the butterfly and breaststroke.

Other winners for Upper Darby included Luke Olmstead (medley relay, individual medley), Brock Green (medley relay, 100 free) and Sebastian Valle (500 free).

Girls Swimming

Harriton won all but two races en route to a 123-53 victory over Upper Darby.

UD’s Elise Olmstead claimed first place in diving with a score of 152.90. Kylah Ward was victorious in the breaststroke with a time of 1:20.26.

Kate Levensten participated in all three winning relays for the Rams and came out on top in 100 freestyle. Sydney Levensten took first place in the butterfly, 50 free and 400 free relay.


TJ Stanowski (138), Nikko Partsanakis (160) and Connor McCarney (285) all record pins in Penncrest’s 40-27 Central League decision of Lower Merion.

Shane Worley earned a technical fall victory at 113 pounds for the Lions.




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