Phoenixville's girls basketball team dropped a 52-32 verdict to host Upper Perkiomen in Pioneer Athletic Conference action Tuesday night in Red Hill.

The Indians led throughout the contest. They were ahead 10-5 after one quarter and 21-15 at halftime before outscoring the Phantoms 30-17 in the second half.

Kelly Moser led the Phantoms with 10 points and Chelsea DiFebbo followed with eight.

Lauren Ricapito (14), Melissa Brinckman (11) and Morgan Ricapito (10) reached double digits for the Indians.

Phoenixville (1-10, 4-16) had won the earlier game against the Indians at Phoenixville back on Dec. 15 for the Phantoms' lone victory in league action.

Spring-Ford 59, Boyertown 41: Allie Kakareka scored 15 points and Lindsey Berzins added 13 as the Rams defeated the Bears.

Kakareka shot 3-for-5 from beyond the arc and Berzins had one trey. Jess Yates added eight points with two triples. Jasmin Hinnant chalked up nine points and nine boards for the Rams, who used a 16-7 run in the second period to take a 31-20 halftime lead. The Rams then outscored the Bears 15-6 in the third quarter.

Sarah Bennet (11) and Mary Kate Murphy (10) led the scoring for the Bears.

The Rams are now 9-2 and are one-half game behind Owen J. Roberts (10-2) for first place in Division I of the Pioneer Athletic Conference.

Boys basketball

Great Valley 58, Garnet Valley 50: Zach Eckley scored 14 points and Michael Donatoni and Doug Palmer tabbed 11 each to lead undefeated Great Valley past the host Jaguars in Concordville.

Eckley made two treys and shot 2-for-2 at the foul line. Donatoni shot 7-for-9 from the charity stripe.

The Patriots are now 10-0 in the Southern Chester County League and 20-0 overall.

Great Valley trailed at the outset 9-2 with Palmer, the 6-foot-5 senior center, on the bench with two early personal fouls. The Patriots still battled back to take a 24-21 halftime lead.

"The kids really responded," said Great Valley coach Jim Nolan.

Tim Lang led Garnet Valley with 19 markers while Brett Douglass had 12 and J.J. Rapczynski 11 for the Jaguars.


Girls-Upper Perkiomen 109, Phoenixville 73; Boys-Upper Perkiomen 83, Phoenixville 78: Phoenixville's Dana Keller and Meg Smith each won two individual events and swam on a winning 200 medley relay in the Phantoms' loss to the Indians at the Phoenixville Area YMCA pool.

Keller won the 100 fly (1:09.50) and 100 breast (1:20.34) while Smith took the 50 free (:29.59) and 100 free (1:06.67). Christine Major, Keller, Alexis White and Smith swam the relay that won in 2:16.73.

White took the 200 IM (2:46.80) and Major won the 500 free (6:322.27).

The boys finished closer to the Indians, led by Alex Ziev and Matt Heverly. Ziev won the 200 IM (2:24.30) and 100 fly (1:06.13). He swam the second leg of the winning 200 medley relay (2:11.54) and anchored the winning 200 free relay that finished in 1:54.14.

Heverly finished first in the 200 free (2:15.43) and 100 breast (1:12.67), swam the third leg of the 200 medley relay and the third leg of the 200 free relay.

Wanzell Flemming, Ziev, Heverly and Matt Pelligrino swam the 200 medley relay. Pelligrino, Flemming, Heverly and Ziev swam the 200 free relay.


Penn State Abington 73, Valley Forge Christian College 72: Steve Pierantozzi scored 17 points with one trey and grabbed 12 rebounds, but the Patriots fell to the Lions in Charlestown Township.

Rafael Twiggs (15, two treys), James Fulton (11) and Justyn Mitchell (11) also hit double figures for the Patriots. Keith Watkins handed out eight assists and Mitchell had three steals and three blocked shots.

Jamal Oliver (27, three treys), Marvin Dutton (14) and Scott Brandt (11) were hight men for Penn State Abington, which led 38-31 at halftime.

The Patriots shot 8-for-19 at the foul line to the Lions' 16-for-28.

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