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Mercury roundup (Dec. 2): Daniel Boone boys basketball mounts comeback over Pottsgrove on opening night

Daniel Boone's Brendan Gaines (4) dribbles to Pottsgrove's end of the court during the Falcons' boys basketball invitational on Friday. Gaines scored 22 points to help the Blazers mount a 70-62 comeback after having trailed by 18 points at halftime. (Evan Wheaton - MediaNews Group)

BOYS BASKETBALL

Daniel Boone 70, Pottsgrove 62
Highlights: Having trailed by 18 points at the half, Daniel Boone rallied to a win over Pottsgrove at the latter’s invitational tournament. The Falcons were outscored 47-21 in the second half. Brendan Gaines scored 22 points in the effort while Mason Sacarello put up 18. Harrison Delissaint added 14 points.

Daniel Boone: Delissaint 4 4-6 14, Pinchok 3 2-4 10, Gaines 5 9-13 22, Kedis 0 0-0 0, Rodriguez 0 0-0 0, Sherman 0 0-0 0, DiGiacono 3 0-0 6, Sacarello 6 6-6 18. Totals 21 21-29 70
Pottsgrove: Simon 0 2-2 2, Jones 3 4-6 10, Tibbs 0 0-0 0, Doctor 2 0-0 6, Rinda 5 4-4 17, Clark 0 0-0 0, Ward 8 1-2 21, Rosenberger 0 0-0 0 , Marshall 1 0-0 2, Phillips 2 0-1 4. Totals 21 1-17 62.
Daniel Boone 7 16 20 27 – 70
Pottsgrove 18 23 6 15 – 62
3-point goals; Gaines 3, Pinchok 2, Delissaint 2; Doctor 2, Rinda 3, Ward 4

Upper Merion 52
New Hope Solebury 17
Highlights: Upper Merion eased to a win in its season opener Friday. Qwynne Seals scored eight to lead the balanced Vikings.

New Hope Solebury: Keddie 1 1-1 3, Wilson 0 0-0 0, Hanley 1 0-0 2, Nettles 0 0-0 0, M Miller 1 0-0 2, H Miller 1 0-0 2, Ross 1 1-2 3, Massimino 1 2-2 5. Totals 6 4-5 17.
Upper Merion: McFadden 1 0-0 3, Wynne 2 0-0 5, Nelson 2 1-3 5, Smiley 3 0-3 7, Cherry 0 0-0 0, Seals 3 0-0 8, Hirshorn 3 0-0 7, Cole 1 4-4 7, Swayze 0 0-0 0, Zimmerman 0 1-2 1, Davis 2 3-4 7, Holmes 0 0-0 0, Riley 1 0-0 2. Totals 18 9-16 52
New Hope Solebury 4 2 7 5-17
Upper Merion 12 18 12 10-52
3-point goals: Massimino; Seals 2, McFadden, Wynne, Smiley, Hirshorn, Cole.

Perkiomen Valley 58,
Central Bucks South 54
Highlights: Julian Sadler amassed 27 points to fuel the Vikings to an opening night win over Central Bucks South. Dylan Valentine was the only other double-digit scorer with 11 points for the Titans.

Perkiomen Valley: Thear 2 3-4 7; Hansen 3 1-2 9; Brady 1 0-0 2; Sadler 6 13-20 27; Nelson 2 2-4 6; Murphy 1 0-0 2; Tagert 2 0-0 5. Totals 17 19-30 58
Central Bucks South: McCusker 2 5-7 9; Valentine 4 3-4 11; Vahzantan 2 0-0 4; Granite 2 2-2 4; Wheeler 3 1-2 9; Meinel 6 9-10 15. Totals: 19 19-24 54
Perkiomen Valley 13 11 17 17-58
Central Bucks South 9 12 10 23-54
3-point goals: Wheeler 2, Hansen 2; Sadler 2, Tagert 1

Pope John Paul II 47,
Central Bucks West 45
Highlights: The Golden Panthers made a comeback behind efforts from Trey Rogers (14 points) and Dom DeMito (12 points). The Bucks, down two points with 11 seconds left, had a chance to tie it with a trip to the line but two missed free throws kept the game from going to overtime.

Pope John Paul II: DeMito 5 2-2 12; Rogers 5 0-0 14; Zavertnik 2 0-0 5; Reed 1 0-1 2; Bass 2 2-2 6; Mondillo 3 1-2 8. Totals: 18 5-7 47
Central Bucks West: Cashman 4 2-6 10; Fountain 0 0-1 0; McGlone 1 0-0 3; McKenna 1 0-1 2; Gugger 2 0-2 4; Engle 5 6-8 19; Phillips 2 0-1 4; Wisinowski 0 2-2 0. Totals: 15 10-21
3-point goals: Rogers 4, Zavertnik, McGlone, Engle 3

Alliance Christian 58,
Calvary Baptist 51
Highlights: Cole Boyles scored 17 points and made 14 steals. Aiden Wise put up 15 points with seven rebounds and four assists.

Phoenixville 59,
Kennett 39
Highlights: Max Lebisky put up 19 points and went 7-for-7 at the line in Phoenixville’s opening win over Kennett. Deacon Baratta scored 13 points with four shots from deep for the Phantoms.

Kennett: Talbet 3 0-0 6; Halanos 0 1-2 1; Pelletive 7 0-0 18; Holt 1 4-4 6; Lower 1 0-2 2; Dwenworth 0 1-3 1; Schommoher 3 1-6 7. Totals: 15 7-17 39
Phoenixville: Absher 1 4-4 6; Yurick 0 0-1 0; Green 1 0-0 2; Baratta 4 1-2 13; Brown 3 0-0 7; C. Cervino 3 1-1 7; Lebisky 6 7-7 19; McClintock 2 1-2 5. 20 14-17 59
Phoenixville 19 13 17 10-59
Kennett 10 9 10 8-39
3-point goals: Baratta 4, Brown, Pelletive 4

West Chester East 61,
Spring-ford 59 (OT)
Highlights: Highlights: Spring-Ford lost in double-overtime in the State College Tip-Off Tournament Friday night. E.J. Campbell (15 points), Jacob Nguyen (14) and Tommy Kelly (13) paced the Rams offensively. West Chester East found a bulk of its points at the line with 18-of-35 free throws made.

Spring-Ford: Campbell 6 2-2 15; Nguyen 4 0-0 14; Kelly 4 3-3 13; Lewis 2 0-1 4; McKenna 1 0-0 3; Zollers 4 2-3 10. Totals: 21 7-9 59
West Chester East: Sherlock 1 1-2 3; Ramos 3 1-3 8; Kushner 3 7-8 13; Cochran 4 7-10 18; Gallagher 1 2-4 4. Totals: 12 18-35 61
Spring-Ford 12 8 11 20 8-59
West Chester East 7 10 20 14 10-61
3-point goals: Campbell, Nguyen 3, Kelly, McKenna, Ramos, Cochran 3

Methacton 61
Emmaus 59
Highlights: The Warriors opened the season with a win Friday at the Interboro Tip-Off Tournament. Alex Hermann and Matt Christian each scored 18 points for Methacton, which shot 24-for-36 from the free throw line. Will Barber scored 31 for the Hornets.
Methacton 15  11 16 19 61
Emmaus 5 22 10 22 59
Methacton: Daddazio 0 0-0 0, Lagana 0 4-6 4, Conrad 0 0-0 0, Iemello 3 0-0 6, Spang 1 0-2 2, Chilson 1 7-10 9, Hermann 5 6-8 18, Christian 5 3-4 18, Hull 0 4-6 4 , Totals 15 24-36 61
Emmaus: Ko 1 0-1 2, Csensits 1 1-2 3, Fotta 0 0-0 0, McCourt 0 0-0 0, Muckey 1 0-0 2, Harris 1 0-0 2, Lake 0 0-0 0, Darville 4 4-6 12, Nunez 2 2-2 6, Curley 0 1-2 1, Santos 0 0-0 0, Barber 13 4-7 31 Totals 23 12-20 59
Methacton 15 11 16 19 – 61
Emmaus 5 22 10 22 – 59
3-point goals: Christian 5, Hermann 2, Barber

Tulpehocken 51,
Upper Perkiomen 48
Tulpehocken advanced to the championship game of its Tip-Off Tournament with a win over the Indians on Friday night. The Trojans will face the winner between Pequea Valley and West Perry on Saturday while Upper Perk will take on the loser.

Norristown 60,
Wissahickon 46
Highlights: Jonathan Brooks scored 18 points and Jayden Byrd provided 12 in Norristown’s opening win over Wissahickon. Myon Kirlew (11) and Miles Daniels (10) both reached double-digit scoring for the Eagles. Earl Stout put up 16 points for Wissahickon Jaylon Williams added 15.

Norristown: Byrd 2 8-9 12, Wise 2 0-0 4, Gordon 1 0-0 2, Brooks 9 0-2 18, Kirlew 4 1-4 11, Young 1 0-0 3, Daniels 4 0-0 10. Totals: 24 9-15 60
Wissahickon: Williams 5 1-2 15, Ryan 2 0-0 4, Vacchiano 3 1-1 9, Stout 6 4-5 16, Slackman 1 0-0 2. Totals: 17 6-8 46
Norristown 8 13 18 21-60
Wissahickon 5 13 18 13-46
3-point goals: Daniels 2, Young, Kirlew, Williams 4, Vacchiano 2

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Owen J. Roberts 60
Collegium Charter 15
Highlights: Host OJR cruised to a season-opening win at the OJR tip-off tournament Friday. Gabbi Koury and Asya Price scored 18 and 13 points, respectively, for the Wildcats. Ava Clemson added nine and Abby Smith eight for OJR.
OJR meets Northampton in the tournament final Saturday at 1:45 p.m.

Collegium Charter: Alexander 2 0-0 4, Beasley 2 0-3 4, Carter 1 2-5 5, Ferguson 0 0-0 0, Harris 0 0-0 0, Towles 0 0-0 0, Schuibbed 0 0-0 0, Warren 1 0-0 2, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Kennedy 0 0-0 0. Totals 6 2-8 15.
Owen J. Roberts: Price 6 1-3 13, K Clemson 1 0-0 2, Grimm 0-0 0, Martins 2 0-0 4, Bolger 0 0-0 0, Karas 2 0-0 4, Winnick 1 0-0 2, Gallagher 0 0-0 0, Koury 8 2-3 18, Stone 0 0-0 0, Smith 4 0-0 8, Hayes 0 0-0 0, A Clemson 4 0-0 9, Terlesky 0 0-0 0. Totals 28 3-6 60.
Collegium Charter 4 2 2 7-15
Owen J. Roberts 14 19 15 12-60
3-point goals: Carter; A Clemson.

Methacton 56
Ridley 41
Highlights: Mairi Smith supplied a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds and Cassidy Kropp scored 17 with seven assists and Methacton opened the year with a win at the 14th Annual Lady Warrior Classic Friday. Methacton meets Harriton at 4:30 p.m. in the championship on Saturday.

Ridley: Erin Galanaugh 1 2-4 4, Moyin Ogbo 0 0-0 0, Nikki McMenamin 0 0-1 0, Keira Small 0 0-0 0, Abbi Hinchey 2 0-0 5, Macie Clarke 1 2-4 5, Adria Kitzinger 2 4-6 8, Kyla Carney 4 0-1 9, Jamie Wojciehowski 1 0-0 2, Marina Stewart 0 0-0 0, Peyton Berger 4 0-0 8, Morgan Smith 0 0-0 0, Kylee Smith 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 8-16 41
Methacton: Ashley Fisher 0 0-0 0, Cassidy Kropp 7 3-10 17, Morgan Coupe 1 1-4 3, Abby Arnold 0 3-4 3, Margaret Toaso 0 0-0 0, Reana Torres 3 2-2 10, Ava Cingiser 1 0-0 2, Jenna Kaufman 0 0-0 0, Courtney Freese 0 0-0 0, Mairi Smith 9 3-3 21. Totals 21 12-23 56
Ridley 7 15 6 13-41
Methacton 20 9 14 13-56
3-point goals: Hinchey, Clarke, Carney, Torres 2

Great Valley 33,
Upper Merion 13
Highlights: Gia Sioutis and Laura Lum both scored a game-high 10 points apiece for Great Valley in its home tournament win over Upper Merion. Lum scored the lone 3-point goal of the game.

Upper Merion: Maiden 0 1-2 1; Anderson 2 1-2 5; Fuquay 1 1-2 3; Callison 1 0-0 2; Smith 0 0-1 0; Eaton 1 0-0 2. Totals 4 3-7 13
Great Valley: Flynn 0 0-2 0; Buzan 0 1-4 1; DiPrinzio 3 0-0 6; Sioutis 4 2-2 10; Maslowski 2 0-2 4; Lum 4 1-2 10; Fredrick 1 0-2 2; Magee 0 0-2 0. Totals 14 4-16 33
Upper Merion 3 6 2 2-13
Great Valley 12 2 15 4-33
3-point goals: Lum.

Perkiomen Valley 67,
Freedom 16
Highlights: Grace Galbavy scored 16 points and Quinn Boettinger added 14 Friday night for the Vikings in the first round of PV’s Tip-Off Tournament. Maliya Gonzalez led Freedom with seven points. Perk Valley will face Red Lion Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Freedom: McNell 1 0-0 2, Sena 0 1-2 1, Gonzalez 3 0-0 7, Stewart 1 0-0 2, Brodie 0 0-0 0, Heinemann 0 0-0 0, D’Amico 0 0-0 0, Cortez 0 0-1 0, Macilroy 2 0-0 4, Totals 7 1-3 16
Perkiomen Valley: A Stein 2 0-0 5, Bacani 3 0-0 7, Smith 3 0-0 9, E Stein 1 0-0 2, L Stein 3 0-1 7, Kupetz 1 1-4 3, Matasich 1 0-0 2, Fowler 1 0-0 2, Boettinger 5 3-5 14, Galbavy 7 1-2 16, Total 27 5-11 67
Bethlehem Freedom 7 5 0 4 – 16
Perkiomen Valley 21 18 14 14 – 67
3-point goals: Gonzalez, A Stein, Bacani, Smith 3, L Stein, Boettinger, Galbavy

Boyertown 41,
Downingtown East 28
Highlights: Carlie Schweizer scored a game-high 15 points and was the only player to reach double-digit scoring in Boyertown’s Tip-Off tournament win against host Downingtown East. All four of Schweizer’s field goals were from 3-point range. Madelyn Weaver added nine points.

Boyertown: Ca. Schweizer 4 3-5 15; Wolfe 1 3-4 5; Bieber 1 0-0 2; Glennon 2 0-0 4; Weaver 4 0-0 9; Adomski 2 0-0 4; Co. Schweizer 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15 6-9 41
Downingtown East: Aldridge 1 0-4 2; Ardoline 2 0-0 6; Bell 1 0-0 2; Hewitt 2 0-0 4; Johnson 0 2-4 2. Totals 11 3-10 28
Boyertown 6 11 12 12-41
Downingtown East 8 4 6 10-28
3-point goals: Ca. Schweizer 4, Weaver, Ardoline 2

Calvary Baptist 57,
Alliance Christian 15

Phoenixville 55,
Downingtown West 28

Daniel Boone 48
Antietam 19
Highlights: Aayla Hofer scored 13 points to lead Daniel Boone in the Antietam Tip-Off Tournament.on Friday night. Liv Welker added nine points and Julianna Hall eight for the Blazers. Airyana Jones led the Mounts with nine.

Daniel Boone: Tritz 1 0-0 2, Okuniewski 2 0-0 4, Germany 0 0-0 0, Hall 4 0-1 8, Glass 1 0-0 2, Parrott 2 0-1 4, Welker 3 2-6 9, Hofer 4 5-10 13, Fetrow 1 2-4 4, Goodhart 1 0-0 2, Totals 19 9-22 48
Antietam: Gonzalez 1 0-0 2, Santiago 1 4-7 6, Williams 0 0-0 0, Zyber 0 0-0 0, Reyes 0 2-2 2, Jones 4 1-2 9, Totals 6 7-11 19
Daniel Boone 12 15 14 7 -48
Antietam 4 4 7 4 – 19
3-point goals: Welker

Upper Perkiomen 40,
Tulpehocken 34
Highlights: Upper Perkiomen opened its season with a win in the Tulpehocken Tip-Off Tournament on Friday night. Erin States led all scorers with 17 points for the Indians and Abigail Davidheiser added nine. Breanna Claman led the hosts with 15 points and Mahala Ruffner scored 10.

Upper Perkiomen: Kearney 0 0-0 0, Davidheiser 3 2-4 9, States 7 1-3 17, Fabian 2 0-0 4, Cahill 0 0-0 0, Pfander 2 0-3 4, Lagenbeck 1 0-0 2, Rossaigela 2 0-0 4, Totals 17 3-10 40
Tulpehocken: Matias 0 0-0 0, Taveras 0 1-2-1, Ryan 0 4-4 4, Wolfe 0 0-0 0, Batz 0 0-0 0, Pugh 0 3-5 3, Ruffner 4 2-4 10, Evans 0 1-2 1, Claman 3 8-15 15,Totals 7 19-32 34
Upper Perkiomen 16 4 7 13 – 40
Tulpehocken 9 15 3 7 – 34
3-point goals: Davidheiser, States 2, Claman

Hill School 58,
Madeira School 13
Highlights: Hill School won its opening game of its home tournament in a rout of Madeira School. Annabella Schafer (13 points), Sammie Faella (11) and Anastasia Krafczek (10) all provided double-digit scoring for the Blues, who held Madeira School scoreless in the third quarter.

Madeira School: Muir 1 0-0 2; Bloom 1 0-1 2; Wu 2 1-4 7; Carnahan 1 0-0 2. Totals: 5 1-5 13
Hill School: Cabot 1 1-1 3; Faella 4 2-3 11; Bodolus 3 0-0 7; Krafczek 4 2-2 10; Neiswender 0 2-2 2; Eilberg 1 0-1 3; Schafer 5 3-4 13; Ludwig 3 0-0 6; Hebert 0 2-2 2; Bressi 0 1-2 1; Schindler 0 0-0 0. Totals: 21 13-17 58
Hill School 26 11 18 3-58
Madeira School 2 3 0 8-13
3-point goals: Faella, Bodolus, Eilberg, Wu 2

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