Sammy Stipa and the Spring-Ford girls basketball team finished the 2012-13 season in championship form.
In their return to action Friday, both player and squad showed they haven't lost a step from that title run.
Stipa singlehandedly outscored the entire Eden (N.Y.) lineup, and the Rams flexed their offensive muscle as they opened the season at the KSA Beach Bash Tournament. Together, they rolled up a 72-14 rout of Eden in the tourney.
Stipa netted 15 points to head a quartet of double-figure scorers for Spring-Ford. The defending PIAA Class AAAA champions got 13 from Maggie Locke, 11 from Shelby Mueller and 10 from Abby Beyer to start off their visit to the tourney at Paradise Island, Bahamas.Boyertown 40, Lower Dauphin 27: Maria Garofolo's 12-point outing headed the Bears as they opened the season with an opening-round victory in the Muhlenberg Tournament.
Behind Garofolo, Boyertown got nine points from Dee Terry and six apiece from Jordan Webb and Abby Kapp. Those efforts complemented a stingy defense that kept LD scoreless in the first quarter and down by a 19-5 count in the first half.Hill School 56, Perkiomen School 52: Rachel Salter scored 20 points while Jackie Anyanwu added 10 as The Hill School overcame two double-digit efforts by Stephanie Falcone and Nicole Pupillo in a 56-52 victory in its non-league season opener.
Pupillo and Falcone, who led the Perkiomen School with 21 points each, rallied the Perkiomen School to a 46-43 lead after facing a seven-point half time deficit. However, the Blues held the Panthers to six points in the fourth quarter to come out with the victory.
Jasmine Nyce, starting at point guard for the first time, had eight points for the Hill. Salter had two 3-pointers.Conestoga 55, Upper Perkiomen 26: The game slipped away from Upper Perk early with the Indians trailing 35-18 at the half in their season opener at the Upper Merion Tip-off Tournament.
Holly Crossin was the Tribe's lone scorer in double digits, with 12 points.
Upper Perk will play the loser of Upper Merion/Marple Newtown, 1:30 p.m., Saturday, in the consolation game.Methacton 39, Council Rock South 30: Methacton was not about to lose its season opener on its home court and held off visiting C.R. South down the stretch in the Methacton Tournament.
Kelly Glatthorn led the Warriors with 17 points and also had six steals. Jenna Carroll grabbed 13 rebounds and scored seven points.
Methacton will take on Mount St. Joseph's, 4:30 p.m., Saturday, in the championship game. Pottsgrove 61, New Hope Academy 28: Alliyah Austin scored a team-high 17 points to lead the Falcons to the Oley Valley Tip-Off Tournament victory.
Pottsgrove faces the host Lynx in Saturday's 3 p.m. tourney title game.Owen J. Roberts 59, Solanco 42: Owen J. Roberts stormed out to a 35-20 lead in the opening half and cruised on for the season-opening win at the Twin Valley Tournament,
Nikki Testa led the Wildcats with 24 points, including three 3-pointers. Rebecca Painter also finished in double figures with 16 points, while Theresa Walsh chipped in nine.
The Wildcats will play Twin Valley in the championship game at 6 p.m., Saturday.West-Mont 41, Calvary Baptist 25: Jenny Lenko and Kylie Stimson turned in double-doubles to help the Wings handle the host team in the Calvary Baptist Tournament.
Lenko had 17 points and 13 assists, with Stimson hitting for 15 points and clearing 19 boards, as West-Mont won a Calvary tourney opener for the first time. It will face Plumstead Christian in the 2:30 p.m. championship game.Central York 51, Daniel Boone 27: Central York proved to be too much for Daniel Boone as the team ran off to a 29-16 halftime lead en route to a victory in the Penn Manor Tournament. Maria Shellenberger led Central York with 13 points.
The Blazers made a run and cut the Central lead to 32-23, but poor foul shooting kept the Blazers from making any further noise.
Daniel Boone freshman Taylor Keys, playing in her first varsity contest, notched a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Shelby Vanderslice also had 10 points for the Blazers. Gwynedd Mercy 53, Perkiomen Valley 41: With a 23-7 edge in fourth-quarter scoring, Gwynedd Mercy pulled away from the Vikings en route to victory in their North Penn Tournament opener.
Katie Armstrong had 13 points to lead PV, which played GM to a 22-22 tie in the first half and trailed by a 34-30 count after three. Julianna Hoisington and Caitlyn Byrnehad scored 11 apiece for the Vikes.New Hope 36, Pottstown 27: A slow start proved the Trojans' undoing against New Hope Academy in the opening round of the William Tennent Tournament.
Tyler Thorne had 10 points to lead Pottstown, which trailed by a 9-3 count after one quarter and 22-8 at the half. The Trojans will play in the 5 p.m. consolation game.
Perkiomen Valley 48, Bishop Shanahan 41: Mekhi Clemons and Purnell Wilson combined for 28 points as the Vikings got their season off to a good start by topping Bishop Shanahan in their Great Valley Tournament opener.
Clemons had a game-high 15 points, and Wilson 13, to help PV come back from a 24-18 halftime deficit. Tyler Krause and Rasaan Stewart combined for another 15 in the opener.Great Valley 69, Boyertown 34: Villanova-bound Mikal Bridges scored 16 points to lead the Patriots past the Bears in the opening round of the Great Valley Tip-Off Tournament.
Boyertown faces Bishop Shanahan in Saturday's consolation.Daniel Boone 57, Cocalico 38: The 12-point outings of Kenny Worthington and Stephon Williams keyed the Blazers in their season-opening victory over Cocalico.
Boone bolted to a 29-19 lead in the first half, then went up 39-24 going into the fourth. Keyon McCutchen and Dan Downs chipped in with seven and six points, respectively, to the Boone cause.Phoenixville 64, Sun Valley 59: DeAndre Gadsden headed a trio of double-figure scorers that propelled the Phantoms past Sun Valley in the Delaware County Christian Tournament.
Gadsden netted 15 points, and Eric Wallace added 14 — all but two of them from 3-point range — to help Phoenixville take a 31-24 halftime lead. Christian Kelly chipped in with 11 as Phoenixville qualified for the championship game.Owen J. Roberts 71, Brandywine Heights 51: Matt Crider started the season off in style tallying 29 points, five boards and five assists in a season-opening victory against Brandywine Heights. Crider scored 24 of his 29 points during the first half as Owen J. Roberts coasted to a 44-16 halftime lead. Morgan Bailey finished the game with six rebounds for the Wildcats.
Jake DeLong led Brandywine with 19 points while going 3-for-8 from the charity stripe.
Owen J. Roberts will take on Twin Valley at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.Lansdale Catholic 65, Methacton 61: Andrew Riviello knocked down seven 3-pointers en route to a 23-point performance that led the Crusaders past the Warriors in the Pennridge Tip-Off Tournament.
Sean Mann scored a team-high 19 points for Methacton, with Zach Jenkins (14 points) and Justin Ardman (13) also hitting double figures. The Warriors face Saucon Valley in Saturday's consolation.Souderton 48, Perkiomen School 28: Carter Knight had 12 points while Steve Sosnowicz added eight of his own as Souderton overtook Perkiomen School in the Church Farm tournament.
The two teams were close throughout the first half before Souderton took control late in the game, outscoring Perkiomen 19-10 in the second half to take control of the game. Paulius Zalys led Perkiomen with 15 points but was limited to only three points in the second half. Church Farm School 64, Pottsgrove 53: Tyler Ofray scored a game-high 23 points to lead host CFS to the tourney victory over the Falcons.
Mike Fowler scored a team-high 13 points for Pottsgrove, which got eight points apiece from Marquis Barefield, Ryan Klotz and Jaden Wade. Pottsgrove faces Perkiomen School in Saturday's consolation.Calvary Baptist 41, West-Mont Christian 29: Justin Fredericks and Kyle Stroble scored 11 points apiece for the Wings in the Calvary Baptist Tournament opening-round loss.
Trevor Phil-Brack scored a team-high nine points for Calvary Baptist.Pope John Paul II 59, Springfield (Delco) 40: The Golden Panthers were money from beyond the arc, draining 11 3-pointers en route to the non-league victory.
James Bleming scored a game-high 20 points and nailed five treys, while Mikey Cianciulli hit four 3s on the way to a 15-point effort.
Collins led Springfield (Delco) with 16 points.