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Mercury roundup (Dec. 3): Pottstown boys basketball downs Daniel Boone at Pottsgrove Invitational

BOYS BASKETBALL

Pottstown 77
Daniel Boone 49
Highlights: The Trojans improved to 2-0 at the Pottsgrove Falcons Invitational over the Blazers behind strong performances from Sadeeq Jackson (18 points) and Abdul Jackson (16 points). Jullian Beasley added 11 for Pottstown. On the heels of a 22-point performance the night prior, Brendan Gaines led Daniel Boone with 17 points and three shots from deep.

Pottstown: Young 1 0-0 2; Beasley 4 0-0 11; Lyons 1 0-0 2; Elliot-Moore 5 1-1 13; Palmore 3 0-0 6; Whitehurst 0 2-2 2; Phillips 2 2-4 6; S. Jackson 7 4-5 18; A. Jackson 6 3-9 16; Bostic 1 0-0 2. Totals: 29 12-21 77
Daniel Boone: Delissaint 1 0-0 2; Gaines 6 2-5 17; Kedis 2 0-0 5; Sherman 1 0-0 2; DiGiacomo 4 2-2 10; Allison 0 0-2 0; Sacarello 4 3-6 11; Hallman 1 0-0 2. Totals: 19 7-15 49
Pottstown 20 25 20 12-77
Daniel Boone 18 13 5 13-49
3-point goals: Beasley 3, Elliot-Moore 2, A. Jackson, Gaines 3, Kedis

Spring-Ford 46, Bishop Shanahan 37
Highlights: Spring-Ford bounced back at State College with a win over Bishop Shanaan led by Jacob Nguyen (16 points). E.J. Campbell also had a second straight double-digit scoring game with 10 points for the Rams. Both drained a pair of 3-point shots and Spring-Ford didn’t allow a single shot from 3-point range from the Eagles.

Spring-Ford: Little 1 1-2 3; Campbell 4 0-0 10; Nguyen 6 2-2 16; Kelly 3 2-3 8; Lewis 1 2-2 4; Banks 1 0-0 2; Mokonchu 1 0-0 2: Totals: 17 7-9 46
Bishop Shanahan: Rodner-Tims 6 1-4 13; Federico 6 0-0 12; Alexander 1 2-3 4; Scaggs 1 0-0 2; Boyce 1 2-3 4; Demaio 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16 5-10 37
Spring-Ford 13 10 12 10-46
Bishop Shanahan 11 4 6 16-37
3-point goals: Campbell 2, Nguyen 2

Harriton 46, Phoenixville 33
Highlights: After a stalemate first quarter, Harriton held Phoenixville to single-digit scoring for three quarters in a win over the Phantoms. Christian Cervino scored 11 points for Phoenixville.

Harriton: Chadcowski 2 0-0 6; Abrams 4 1-1 10; Kubish 6 1-2 13; Goerlich 2 1-1 6; Smith 3 2-2 9; Sullivan 1 0-0 2. Totals: 18 5-6 46
Phoenixville: Baratta 2 0-0 5; Brown 3 0-0 6; C. Cervino 5 0-0 11; Absher 2 1-2 5; Lebisky 1 0-0 2; McClintock 1 2-3 4; Green 0 0-0 0; Rankin 0 0-0 0; A. Cervino 0 0-0 0; Meadows 0 0-0 0Carruthers 0 0-0 0; Leo 0 0-0 0; O’Donnell 0 0-0 0. Totals: 14 3-5 33
Harriton 10 17 15 4-46
Phoenixville 10 8 8 7-33
3-point goals: Chadcowski 2, Abrams, Goerlich, Baratta, C. Cervino

Perkiomen Valley 50,
Central Bucks West 27
Highlights: Julian Sadler scored a game-high 15 points for Perkiomen Valley in a win over Central Bucks West at the SOL/PAC Tipoff at Central Bucks South. The Vikings defense limited the Bucks to single-digit scoring and a scoreless fourth quarter.

Perkiomen Valley: Harken 1 0-0 2; Thear 3 0-0 6; Hansen 2 1-2 5; Rodriguez 0 0-0 0; Brady 1 0-0 3; Hollingsworth 0 0-0 0; Sadler 7 1-1 15; Murphy 2 0-0 5; Shawaluk 1 0-2 2; Nelson 1 0-0 2; Iskandarani 1 0-0 2; McKinney 3 2-2 8. Totals: 22 4-7 50
Central Bucks West: Cashman 1 0-0 3; Fountain 3 0-0 6; McGlone 3 0-0 6; McKenna 0 1-2 1; Slaymaker 1 1-2 3; Gugger 1 0-0 2; Engle 3 0-0 6. Totals: 12 2-4 27
Perkiomen Valley 6 16 12 16-50
Central Bucks West 10 10 7 0-27
3-point goals: Cashman, Brady, Murphy

Upper Darby 56, Methacton 51
Highlights: Upper Darby scored 23 points in the fourth quarter to mount a comeback over Methacton in the Interboro Tip-Off Tournament championship. Sal lemello (12 points), Matt Christian (10) and Cam Chilson (10) reached double-digit figures for the Warriors.

Methacton: Daddazio 1 0-0 2; Lagana 0 1-2 1; Conrad 0 0-0 0; Iemello 6 0-1 12; Spang 3 2-2 8; Chilson 4 1-2 10; Hermann 2 0-2 4; Christian 3 1-3 10; Hull 1 2-2 4. Totals 20 7-14 51
Upper Darby: Slaughter 3 6-7 12; Mulbah 2 0-0 4; Parks 0 0-0 0; Prince 1 0-0 3; Meyers 7 8-10 24; Hodges 1 0-0 3; Joyner 4 1-1 10; Brown 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 15-18 56
Methacton 15  10 14 12-51
Upper Darby 13 10 10 23-56
3-point goals: Christian 3, Chilson, Myers 2, Hodges, Prince, Joyner

Upper Perkiomen 48, West Perry 37
Highlights: Sean Badea and Dan Carpenter both scored 14 points apiece for Upper Perkiomen in a win over West Perry. Armani Avant-Brown added 10 points for the Indians, who scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to pull away late.

Upper Perkiomen: Williams 0 0-0 0; Avant-Brown 4 2-2 10; Keyser 3 1-2 7; Badea 5 3-5 14; Rieg 0 0-0 0; Bosler 1 0-0 3; Carpenter 5 2-2 14. Total 18 8-11 48
West Perry: Quaker 0 0-0 0; Middleton 7 0-0 18; Sanno 1 0-0 2; Twigg 4 0-0 10; McKeever 3 0-0 7; Snook 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 0-0 37
Upper Perkiomen: 7 17 4 20-48
West Perry 17 8 7 5 – 37
3-point goals: Badea, Bosler, Carpenter 2, Middleton 4, Twigg 2, McKeever

Pottsgrove 60, Downingtown East 54
Highlights: Gabe Rinda hit six 3-pointers and amassed 22 points in a win for Pottsgrove over Downingtown East at the Falcons Invitational.

Alliance Christian 64, High Point 63 (OT)
Cole Boyles hit a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime for Alliance Christian over High Point in the Calvary Baptist Tip Off Tournament. Boyles had seven points and seven rebounds while Aiden Wise amassed 27 points with four assists.

Penn Charter 62, Hill School 55
Highlights: Despite a game-high 20 points from Justin Molen, the Blues fell to reigning Inter-Ac champion Penn Charter. Eight of Penn Charter’s field goals came from 3-point range while Molen drained four threes himself. Hill now sits at 3-2 and will host George School at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Hill School: Cameron 1 3-4 5; O’Neil 3 1-2 9; Gerhart 3 2-3 8; Meachem 2 0-0 5; Molen 6 1-4 20; Field 1 1-2 3; Barney 2 0-0 5. Totals: 8 8-15 55
Penn Charter: K. Shiaholster 2 4-6 10; Gee 2 0-0 4; Schomn 2 0-0 6; T. Shiaholster 4 3-4 13; Smith 0 0-0 0; Butler 6 3-5 15; Cotton 3 0-0 8; Bryson 3 0-0 6. Totals: 22 10-15 62
Hill School 17 9 17 12-55
Penn Charter 12 19 17 14-62
3-point goals: O’Neil 2, Meachem, Molen 4, Barney, Shiaholster 2, Schomn 2, Shiaholster 2, Cotton 2

GIRLS BASKETBALL

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

Northampton 41, Owen J. Roberts 29
Grace Lesko’s 22-point afternoon propelled Northampton to the championship of the OJR tipoff tournament Saturday. Asya Price was OJR’s lone player in double figures with 11 points.

Northampton: Beenders 1 0-0 2, Christman 0 0-0 0, Hurst 2 0-0 4, Yellen 3 4-4 11, Steirer 1 0-0 2, Lesko 7 5-9 22, Schraeder 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 9-13 41.
Owen J. Roberts: Price 4 3-4 11, Grimm 0 0-0 0, Martins 1 0-0 2, Winnick 0 0-0 0, Koury 2 2-5 6, Smith 2 0-0 4, A Clemson 1 3-5 6. Totals 10 8-14 29.
Northampton 11 10 7 13 – 41
Owen J. Roberts 11 3 8 7 – 29
3-point goals: Lesko 3, Yellen; Clemson

Easton 54, Boyertown 15
Easton: Megan Evalyse Cole 7 0-0 16, Elias 4 0-0 10, Samantha Pastore 4 0-0 9, Janessa Starling 2 0-0 6, Kourin Carew 2 1-2 5, Olivia Keckler 1 0-0 2, Ava Mohammed 1 0-1 2, Liama Cole 1 0-0 2, Anye Stanton 1 0-0 2, Nat Amato 0 0-0 0, Tung Gurleen 0 0-0 0, Karsen Hippert 0 0-2 0. Totals 23 1-5 54.
Boyertown: Hannah Adamski 1 3-4 5, Nicole Shimukonas 1 0-0 3, Harper Glennon 1 0-2 2, Madelyn Weaver 1 0-0 2, Grace Heacock 1 0-0 2, Carlie Schweizer 0 1-2 1, Chloe Wolfe 0 0-0 0, Courtney Schweizer 0 0-0 0, Maeve Coyle 0 0-0 0, Adyson Sinclair 0 0-0. Totals 5 4-8 15.
Easton      19    17    10    8-54
Boyertown   1     6     2     6-15
3-point goals: Elias 2, Starling 2, Cole 2, Pastore 1; Shimukonas 1

Perkiomen Valley 73,
Red Lion 35
Highlights: Led by sophomores Bella Bacani (16 points), Quinn Boettinger (13 points) and Grace Galbavy (12 points, six blocks), Perkiomen Valley routed Red Lon. Grace Masser scored 19 points for the Lions in part by six shots from 3-point range.

Perkiomen Valley: A. Stein 0 1-2 1; Bacani 6 1-2 16; Smith 3 2-2 9; E. Stein 3 2-3 8; L. Stein 4 0-1 8; Kupetz 1 0-0 2; Matasich 1 0-0 2; Fowler 0 2-2 2; Boettinger 5 3-5 13; Galbavy 4 4-4 12. Totals: 27 15-21 73
Red Lion: Virata 0 1-4 1; Miller 0 0-4 0; Keene 0 0-2 0; Pompaning 0 1-2 1; B. Carr 0 4-6 4; Masser 6 1-2 19; Gordon-Bey 2 0-0 4; Yerger 0 0-0 0; Axe 1 4-12 6; C. Carr 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 11-32 35
Perkiomen Valley 16 21 23 13-73
Red Lion 10 11 8 6-35
3-point goals: Bacani 3, Smith, Masser 6

Pope John Paul II 41,
Penn Wood 34
Highlights: Aubrey Delpha (12 points) and Elena Colliluori (10) led Pope John Paul II to an opening-day win over Pennwood. The Golden Panthers held the Patriots to single-digit scoring in three quarters.

Pope John Paul II: E. Colliluori 4 0-2 10; Delpha 4 4-8 12; Albeck 2 1-2 5; Nilles 1 2-4 4; Bell 4 0-0 8; Benincasa 0 0-1 0; Fitzgerald 0 0-0 0; Platt 0 0-3 0; Tammaro 1 0-0 2. Totals: 16 7-20 41
Penn Wood: Rascoe 3 0-0 6; Gillis 4 3-4 11; Cobbs 1 0-0 2; Johnson 0 0-0 0; Caple 1 1-1 4; Morris 1 0-0 2; Marah 0 0-0 0; Blackwell 3 0-0 9; Stokes 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13 4-5 34

Pope John Paul II 12 8 12 9-41
Penn Wood 5 7 14 8-34
3-point goals: Colliluori 2, Caple, Blackwell 3

Methacton 58, Harriton 44
Highlights: The Warriors won their eighth of 14 Warrior Tip-Off Classics, as well as the last four after a win over Harriton. Cassidy Kropp put up 17. Reana Torres (15 points) and Abby Arnold (12) also scored double figures for the Warriors.

Harriton: Dionne 0 0-0 0; May 0 0-0 0; Gastner 0 0-0 0; Kanzinger 1 1-4 4; Bacine 3 2-4 10; McFillin 5 3-4 13; Kasmer 1 1-2 4; Poli 0 0-0 0; McFillin 5 1-1 13. Totals 15 8-15 44
Methacton: A. Fisher 1 0-0 2; Kropp 5 4-5 17; Coupe 0 0-0 0; Arnold 4 2-2 12; K. Fisher 0 2-2 2; Toaso. 0 0-0 0; Torres. 5 0-0 15; Cingiser 0 0-0 0; Kaufman. 0 0-0 0; Hockenbrock 0 0-0 0; Forde 0 0-0 0; Freese 0 0-1 0. Totals 18 12-14 58
Harriton 12 5 14 13-44
Methacton 12 16 16 14-58
3-point goals: McFillin 2, Baccine 2, Kanzinger 1, Kasmer 1, Torres 5, Arnold 2, Kropp 1

Norristown 50, Pottstown 24
Norristown: Bennett 2 1-4 5, Douglas 6 5-8 18, Golston 4 0-0 9, Gollston-WItter 1 0-0 2, Guincici 0 0-0 0, Minick 4 4-10 12, Pugh 2 0-0 4. Totals 19 10-22 50.
Pottstown: Hill 0 0-0 0, Diaz 0 0-0 0, McClune 0 0-0 0, Jarrett 0 6-7 6, Miller 0 0-0 0, Weller 0 0-3 0, Brandon 5 8-9 18. Totals 5 14-16 24.
Norristown 5 11 13 21 – 50
Pottstown 8 7 6 3 – 24
3-point goals: Douglas, Golston.

WRESTLING

Pottstown Invitational >> Pottstown’s Devin Green was the host’s top finisher after taking third place at 160 pounds Saturday at the Pottstown Invitational. Green pinned Peddie School’s Andy Poljevka in 1:51 in the medal round.
Green fell in the semis to Jackson McMonagle of West Chester Henderson, which won the team championship.
Pottstown’s Malachi Jones also reached the semis but missed medal placement after losing in the consolation semifinals.
Pottsgrove had a pair of third-place finishers in Trenton Allen (152) and Dominic DeMeno (215). Allen won by major 11-0 over Haverford School’s James Campbell in the medal round while DeMeno pinned Penncrest’s Liam Stauffer in 0:37. DeMeno worked all the way back through consolations after falling in the quarterfinals. Anthony Testa made the semis at 107.
Also from the PAC, Norristown’s Doug Cawley placed fourth at 121 while Phoenixville did not have a medalist.

Top Hat >> Top seed Tucker Hogan ran the table at 189 pounds, capturing the championship with a 3-0 decision of Saucon Valley’s Jacob Jones at the Tom Best Memorial Top Hat tournament Saturday at Williamsport High School.
Hogan, third at 172 pounds at the state championships last year, bested senior Jones, who was PIAA 2A runner-up in 2021-22 with a 45-4 record.
Boone had three other placers in Nolan Stephen Brown (fifth at 139), Brett Marchiano (fifth at 152), Dean Houser (sixth at 127) and Jared Hewitt (seventh at 160).

Cumberland Valley Kickoff Classic >> Spring-Ford placed 20th in the team standings over the weekend. The Rams’ top finisher was Connor Hudak, who took fifth at 285.

Battle of Germantown >> Hill School saw William Antippas reach the 285-pound final and had five third-place finishers Saturday at Germantown Academy.
Antippas used two first-period pins to reach the heavyweight final where he fell to Blair Academy’s Carter Neves via pinfall.
Placing third for Hill were Kade Davidheiser (132), Cole Albert (138), Hunter Sloan (144), Colby Isabelle (165) and Aaron Meadows (285).

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