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The Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery Media Local Roundup (Jan. 10): Wissahickon tough enough against Cheltenham

Boys basketball
Wissahickon 63, Cheltenham 43: Dom Vacchiano, Will Kirkpatrick and Owen Coughlin matched the Panthers physciality in the paint as the Trojans picked up the SOL crossover win on Tuesday night. Vacchiano led Wiss with 25, Jaylon Williams added 18 and Earl Stout had 11.

Dock Mennonite 67, Calvary Christian 29: The Pioneers (12-1, 7-0) got scoring from 10 players as they remained unbeaten in BAL play. Hoyt Bultje pulled 10 rebounds in a real team effort for Dock.

Pennsbury 45, Souderton 33: In an SOL crossover contest on Tuesday night, the Indians dropped the game despite 10 points from Nate Hemsing and 9 more from James Blair.

Central Bucks East 50, Truman 22: Joey Giordano and Jake Cummiskey combined for 16 points in a 19-2 spurt in the second quarter on Tuesday night for East. Giordano finished with 8 points and 7 steals, while Cummiskey led the way with 13 points.

Pennridge 65, Neshaminy 62 (OT): Matt Campione poured in 26 points as the Rams rallied for the SOL crossover win on Tuesday night. Tommy Cramer added 12 points for Pennridge (8-5, 4-4), which will host Council Rock North on Friday night.

Upper Merion 62, Owen J. Roberts 48: Down by 2 at the half, the Vikings buckled down in the second half and picked up the PAC win on Tuesday night. Colin Hirshorn led the way with 11 points as Upper Merion went on a 37-21 second-half jaunt.

Methacton 67, Upper Perk 34: The Warriors (10-4) were led by 33 points from Matt Christian, including 29 in the first half on Tuesday night. Christian finished with seven 3-pointers as Methacton took a 48-21 lead into the break.

Girls basketball
Methacton 69, Upper Perkiomen 23: The Warriors jumped out to a 21-2 lead after one quarter and coasted to the PAC crossover win on Tuesday. Cassidy Kropp paced the Warriors (9-4, 5-1) with 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Mairi Smith added 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Calvary Baptist 47, Salem Christian 27: Aubryn Ridge scored her 1,000th point as Calvary won big on Tuesday night. Ridge only needed 3 points for the milestone and scored early on. She finished the game with 22 points, while Aubrey Hampton added 12 and Grace Leader 7.

Plymouth Whitemarsh 59, Lower Moreland 40: It was close for a quarter before the Colonials (11-2, 7-1) used a 20-11 second-quarter run to pull away on Tuesday night in an SOL crossover. Erin Daley was a one-person wrecking crew with 34 points and a career-high 14 rebounds. Abby Sharpe and McKenna Winland each scored 10 points and Sharpe is now 5 points shy of 1,000.

Archbishop Carroll 58, West Catholic 34: Carroll improved to 2-0 in the Catholic league with a convincing 58-34 win over West Catholic on Tuesday night Carroll led 30-14 at the half and never looked back. The Patriots were led by Taylor Wilson’s 21 points and 6 rebounds, Brooke Wilson’s 10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 steals, and Alexis Eberz’s 8 points and 6 rebounds. West was led by Mnina Reid’s 10 points, and Jaylin Moore’s 11 points.

Souderton 25, Pennsbury 18: The Indians locked down in the second half, holding the Falcons to 5 points, in posting the SOL crossover win on Tuesday night. Teya McConnaha led the way for Souderton with 7 points and 7 rebounds.

Wissahickon 53, Cheltenham 51: Kaitlyn McGeary poured in 20 points and 5 rebouds as the Trojans recorded the SOL crossover win on Tuesday night. Kyle Friedman added 16 points, while Claira Baldasano chipped in with 8 points and 10 rebounds.

Owen J. Roberts 50, Upper Merion 34: Kennedy Coles and Leveyda Fuqua combined for 30 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Vikings on Tuesday night in PAC action. Upper Merion was outscored 21-10 in the second half.

Girls swimming
Souderton 107, Central Bucks East 79: Jessica Burns was a double-winner on Tuesday as the Indians (7-2, 3-0) pulled out the SOL Colonial victory. Burns won the 200 IM (2:10.29) and 100 breast (1:05.34), while Amy Masciulli also took first place in the 100 fly (1:01.43).

Wissahickon 107, Abington 77: The Trojans won every event except diving on Tuesday in SOL Liberty action. Maddie Johnson won the 200 IM and 100 breast, while Sarah Pickel was a double-winner in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Ava Walters also took home a pair of wins in the 100 fly and 100 back.

Boys swimming
Souderton 101, Central Bucks East 84: William Stanczewski took first in the 200 free (1:48.84) and 100 breast (1:01.13) as the Indians picked up the win on Tuesday. Abraham Bleazard was also a winner in the 100 back (57.76) for Souderton.

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