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Reporter Boys Basketball Roundup: Methacton, Wissahickon roll to wins; Spring-Ford edges Pennridge

Methacton 54, Central Bucks West 34 >> Erik Timko connected on four 3-pointers in scoring a game-high 20 points while Methacton shut out Central Bucks West in the second quarter as the Warriors rolled to a seventh straight win in Saturday’s nonleague contest.

Jeff Woodward added 17 points while Owen Kropp chipped in eight points for Methacton (10-1, 4-0 PAC Liberty), who trailed 15-8 after a quarter but proceeded to blank West 13-0 over the next eight minutes to lead 21-15 at halftime. The Warriors extended their advantage to 40-26 entering the fourth.

Jack Neri knocked down 4 3-pointers in pacing the Bucks (7-4, 1-2 SOL Continental) with 16 points while Owen Haney had nine points. West had its three-game win streak snapped.

Wissahickon 67, Central 35 >> Wissahickon jumped out to a 26-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and routed Central to break a three-game losing skid.

Matt Compas collected a game-high 16 points for the Trojans (4-8, 2-2 SOL American), who led 43-17 at halftime. D’Shan Love finished with 11 points while Harrison Williams scored seven of his nine points in the first quarter.

Devon Jones’ 14 points paced Central.

Spring-Ford 42, Pennridge 39 >> Spring-Ford built a 33-26 lead after three quarters then denied Pennridge fourth quarter comeback try to earn the road nonleague victory.

Michael Fitzgerald finished with 12 points to pace Spring-Ford (7-5, 2-2 PAC Liberty), which won its third in a row. Patrick Kovaleski added nine points.

Christian Guldin led Pennridge (8-2, 3-0 SOL Continental) with 14 points while Luke Yoder had 11 points.

Shipley School 60, Germantown Academy 52 >> Shipley’s Khai Champion finished with a game-high 24 points as the Gators held off Germantown Academy for a nonleague win.

Jordan Longino scored nine of his team-high 17 points in the fourth for GA (7-5), which lost its second straight. Tayshaun Mack and Casey Traina both had 12 points for the Patriots.

Khalil Farmer added 13 points for Shipley (6-5, 1-0 Friends Schools League), which led 31-24 at halftime before GA pulled to within 43-29 at the end of the third. But Shipley outscored the Patriots 17-13 in the fourth. The Gators have won two straight and four of its last five.

Central Bucks East 57, New Foundations Charter 46 >> Joe Jackman scored 13 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter as Central Bucks East pulled away for a nonleague victory.

Jack Hamilton finished with 11 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and four assists for the Patriots (7-5, 2-2 SOL Continental), who have won two straight and five of their last six.

East led 28-17 at halftime. New Foundations cut the margin to four (36-32) at the end of the third before the Patriots outscored the Bulldogs 21-14 in the final quarter.

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