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Laughlin scores 30-plus points (again) in Garnet Valley win

With one of its best players out due to illness, Garnet Valley leaned on the offensive exploits of Austin Laughlin in Saturday’s 69-55 triumph over Collegium Charter.

Laughlin picked up the slack and then some as Brandon Starr was unable to play. For the third time this season, Laughlin eclipsed the 30-point mark, scoring 33 points on eight field goals, including four from long distance. He was 10-for-12 at the charity stripe.

Connor O’Brien added 12 points and Danny Guy contributed 11 for the Jaguars (10-4).

Chester 67, Harrisburg 54 >> The Clippers (9-2) went on a 15-2 run in overtime, shooting 9-for-9 at the free-throw line. Jamar Sudan had six of his 20 points at the stripe and Jordan Camper finished with 10 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks. Michael Smith (15 points) and Brian Randolph (10) also played well for the Clippers.

In other nonleague action:

Penncrest 46, Oxford 37 >> Tyler Norwood continues to defy whatever opposing defenses throw his way. The Penncrest star scored 11 of his game-high 27 points in the fourth period as the Lions (12-2) won their 12th in a row. Justin Ross added nine points in the victory.

Ridley 64, Chichester 56 >> Jimmy Bramwell pumped in 21 points and Damir Fleming tossed in 14 to power the Green Raiders (7-6). James Hendricks poured in 21 points for Chichester, while teammate Daquan Granberry went 13-for-13 at the free-throw line and finished with 19 points.

Glen Mills 48, Church Farm 47 >> Kenyon Cooper led the Bulls (7-4) with 19 points and five assists, James Timmons added 13 points and Myron Sanders tossed in 10. Ja’Qualyn Kelly paired four points with nine rebounds. Church Farm hit a 3-pointer as time expired for the final margin.

Haverford School 75, Spring-Ford 63 >> Kharon Randolph swished four consecutive free-throw attempts late in the fourth quarter to lift the Fords (14-1) to their 11th straight win. Randolph paced the Fords with 19 points, while Gavin Burke and Christian Ray chipped in with 16 apiece. Asim Richards logged 10 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots.

Springfield 76, Pottsgrove 51 >> Kyle Sullivan dropped in 20 points and Justin Collins had a solid all-around night with nine points, six rebounds and three blocks for the Cougars (7-6). Kyle Long played a solid floor game with eight points, six rebounds and five assists.

Radnor 34, Interboro 29 >> The Bucs held a six-point advantage after three quarters, but couldn’t close the deal and snap their lengthy losing streak. Mason Ressler led Radnor with 10 points.  Tarjah Faikai scored a game-high 12 points for Interboro.

Penn Wood 57, Downingtown West 52 >> The Patriots (5-5) battled back after trailing by nine points in the first quarter. Kairi Jones led all players with 15 points and Jay Fitzgerald had all of his 12 points in the second half.

Norristown 52, Haverford 49 >> Trey Blair did most of his damage in the fourth quarter for the Fords (1-12), scoring eight of his team-high 19 points.

In the Bicentennial League:

Delco Christian 63, Lower Moreland 54 >> TJ Tann enjoyed his best single-game performance of the season with 25 points to propel the Knights (7-6, 5-4) back above the .500 mark. Jordan Parks (12 points) fell a rebound shy of a double-double and Tyler Penley dumped in 12 points for DC.

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