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The Reporter/Times Herald/Montgomery Media Local Roundup (Feb. 6): Bethea scores 40, Archbishop Wood tops St. Joseph’s Prep in OT

Archbishop Wood's Jalil Bethea (1) with the ball during the Vikings game against La Salle on Friday, Feb. 3, 2023. (Mike Cabrey/MediaNews Group)

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Archbishop Wood 77, St. Joe’s Prep 63: Jalil Bethea was a one-man wrecking crew, scoring 40 points as the Vikings rallied for the PCL overtime victory on Monday night. Bethea finished with six 3-pointers and scored 26 points in the second half where Wood rallied from a 32-24 halftime deficit. Bethea is the third Wood player to ever score 40, the last being Villanova grad Collin Gillespie.

Upper Merion 72, Bishop Shanahan 64: The Vikings came out of halftime with a 16-9 deficit burst and held on for the nonconference win on Monday night. Allen Cole paced Upper Merion with 24 points.

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Pottsgrove 33, Norristown 29: The Eagles led 18-13 after three quarters but could not make it hold up on Monday night. Briana Minick led Norristown with 11 points. Pottsgrove was led by Aaliyah Freeman with 14 points, 9 in the final frame.

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