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Delco Roundup: Laventure’s pin lifts Upper Darby over Springfield

Julien Laventure needed just 57 seconds to score a pin at 285 pounds Wednesday, the points that Upper Darby needed to get the better of Springfield, 33-27, in a Central League match.

Darlington Yeah’s pin at 189 put Upper Darby in position, but Ethan Johnson responded with a pin at 215 to get Springfield even again. Rizve Likhon (120), Samuel Kimmel (132) and Gadiel Galindo (160) added pins for the Royals.

Springfield hung tough. Thomas Clifford scored a pin at 126. Nick Trettina claimed an overtime win at 138. Pins by Tommy Rush at 145 and Peyton Scott at 172 kept the pressure on.

In nonleague action:

Episcopal Academy 42, Father Judge 33 >> With the match on the line, Fernando Loor pinned Robert Baker in 5:19 at 132 pounds to get EA the win.

EA won three of the first four matches to bank a lead, with Flynn Kearney and William Hohn winning by fall at 145 and 160, respectively. Vern Holley’s heavyweight pin stemmed the tide of momentum from the Crusaders, and Michael Young followed with a pin at 106 to build the advantage.

Girls Basketball

Katrina Valencia and Kate Galica combined for 25 points as Conestoga topped Upper Darby, 44-20, in the Central League.

Valencia scored 13 points to go with three rebounds and three assists. Galica paired 12 points with four rebounds and three assists.

Alliya Jean Baptiste led Upper Darby with nine points.

Boys Basketball

Ryan Mackey scored 23 points as Conestoga earned a 49-33 win over Upper Darby.

The Pioneers led 21-3 after one quarter and never looked back. Nadir Myers led Upper Darby with 12 points. Semaj Chery added six.

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