Mekhi Clemons matched his season high with 17 points and the Perkiomen Valley boys basketball team shut out Pottsgrove during the third quarter en route to a 48-43 Pioneer Athletic Conference victory Tuesday night.

Purnell Wilson scored 15 points for defending league champion PV (4-4 PAC-10, 6-8 overall), which trailed 22-16 at the half but scored all eight points of that frame and eventually pulled away for its third straight victory.

Jaden Wade led Pottsgrove (4-4, 5-10) with 11 points.

Spring-Ford 66, Phoenixville 50: The Rams were hot from 3-point range, hitting 10 times from long distance en route to rolling up a PAC-10 victory on the Phantoms.

Gary Hopkins led the way for Spring-Ford (8-0, 13-1) with his 19-point effort, though Mike Olsen got the bulk of his 13 off three buckets from outside the arc. Nick Stanek (eight) and Noah Collins (six) also hit pairs of 3-pointers to help the Rams build a 34-24 halftime lead.

Eric Wallace was particularly adept at long range for Phoenixville (2-6, 5-10), sinking five 3-point buckets in finishing with a game-high 21 points.

Methacton 71, Upper Perkiomen 49: Opening a 25-point lead in the first half, the Warriors coasted to victory over the Indians in their PAC-10 matchup.

Zach Jenkins had 13 points, and Joe Ruhl 12, to head a balanced offense that helped Methacton (7-1, 9-5) go up by a 37-12 count at the half. Tom Dyer and Dillon Alderfer chipped in with nine and eight, respectively, while Justin Ardman and T.J. Tornetta added seven apiece and Chris McCarthy six.

Isaiah Stokes had a game-high 16 points for UP (0-8, 1-13), heading a trio of double-figure scorers that included Nate Weinstein (12) and Matt Ruskey (10).

Wilson 77, Daniel Boone 49: With the Blazers trailing by only four points after the first quarter (24-20), Wilson went on a rout in the second stanza, outscoring Boone, 20-6, in the second period for a 44-26 halftime lead. And the Bulldogs cruised on for a Berks Conference win, upping their record to 6-0, 13-1.

Keyon McCutchen led the Blazers with 11, while Kenny Worthington scored 10, with Boone (4-2, 7-6).

Perkiomen School 57, Barrack Academy 34: Four players scored in double digits for Perkiomen School as they used a 33-point first half to edge Barrack Academy on Tuesday afternoon. Chandler Junk and Ja'ren Hampton led all scorers with 13 points while Antonio Coleman and Paulius Zalys chipped in 11 and 10, respectively.

Perkiomen (5-6 overall) built up a 33-18 advantage entering the half, then poured in on in the third quarter as it outscored Barrack 18-7 to build a comfortable 51-25 advantage entering the final frame.

Ari Yosef led Barrack Academy with 13 points. Shawn Martin and Sammy Turk-Tolub each added six points.

Woodlynde 47, West-Mont Christian 38: Though Justin Fredericks and Devon Jackson led the way with 14 points apiece, the Wings came up short of Woodlynde School in their Tri-County League contest.

Gospel Grace 69, Pope John Paul II 68: Mikey Cianciulli scored 20 points and James Bleming scored 10 points for the Golden Panthers (7-7) in the non-league loss.

 

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

 

Spring-Ford 62, Phoenixville 30: Molly Hynes scored a season-best 16 points while Sammy Stipa and Shelby Mueller both scored in double figures as Spring-Ford utilized a 33-point first half to set the pace in its win on Tuesday night.

Phoenixville's Nomi Washington finished with 15 points — including four 3-pointers — but Spring-Ford's (8-0, 11-2) defense stymied the Phantoms (3-5, 5-9) in the second and third quarters, limiting the team to 10 points in that span. Meanwhile, Stipa poured in 12 while Mueller controlled the post, adding 13 points including her third 3-pointer of the season.

In its PAC-10 contests, Spring-Ford has outscored its opponents 518-223 — winning by an average margin of 38 points per game.

Methacton 60, Upper Perkiomen 35:Jenna Carroll headed a trio of double-figure scorers that helped the Warriors run away from the Indians in the second half of their PAC-10 victory.

Carroll hit for 14 points as Methacton (6-2, 10-4) got other help at the offensive end from Kelly Glatthorn (12 points) and Ryan DeOrio (11). Holly Crossin put in a game-high 15 for UP (3-5, 5-8), which fell off its hosts' pace after halftime, 33-17.

 

Boyertown 58, Pottstown 30: With 11 players getting into the scoring act, the Bears used offensive balance to roll up a PAC-10 victory on the Trojans.

 

Abby Kapp emerged as the game's lone double-figure scorer, giving Boyertown (3-2, 10-2) 10 points while Taylor Landis and Maria Garofolo each added eight. High scorer for Pottstown (0-7, 1-13) was Sidney Sanford with nine.

Perkiomen Valley 67, Pottsgrove 38:Perkiomen Valley got another strong effort from KT Armstrong as the senior delivered her second 20-point night in-a-row, scoring 21 in the Vikings' win in PAC-10 play.

Armstrong paced the Vikings as she hit two 3-pointers and went 5-for-5 from the charity stripe. Kelly O'Brien and Juliana Hoisington added 13 points and 12 points, respectively.

Karly Conrad led Pottsgrove (1-7, 4-9) with 15 points. Its the sixth time that she has scored in double figures.

Perkiomen Valley (3-5, 4-10) opened up a 27-18 halftime lead before outscoring the Falcons 40-20 in the second half. O'Brien and Hoisington joined Armstrong and Danielle Marino as they were honored in a Senior Night ceremony before the game.

Wilson 51, Daniel Boone 44: The Blazers took a 34-27 lead into the fourth quarter against the Bulldogs, only to see their Berks Conference guests rally down the stretch for the victory.

Ivory Bailey got all but two of her game-high 18 points in the final frame, and Kelly Ebner kicked in with another 16 to fuel the Wilson offense. High scorer for Boone was Shelby Vanderslice with 12.

Collegium 39, West-Mont Christian 36: Julia Miller's 18-point effort was the high point for the Wings as they were edged in Tri-County League play.

Kylie Stimson chipped in with another five for West-Mont (2-6, 3-9), which fell off Collegium's pace in the fourth quarter after pulling even through three. It had come out of first half down 25-21.

 

 

BOYS SWIMMING

 

Perkiomen Valley 101, Spring-Ford 64: With Logan Thorneloe and Anthony Crane each figuring on three wins, the Vikings swam past the Rams in their PAC-10 meet.

Thorneloe had individual firsts in the 200 IM (2:04.56) and 500 free (5:03.08) while swimming a leg of PV's winning 200 medley relay (1:44.23). Crane, in turn, won the 100 free (51.14) while swimming on the Vikes' first-place 200 medley and 200 free relay (1:37.66).

The big star for Spring-Ford was Oskar Ehrnberg, who took the 100 breast (1:04.11) and swam a leg of the Rams' winning 400 free relay (3:37.75) — their only winning performances.

 

 

GIRLS SWIMMING

 

Perkiomen Valley 88, Spring-Ford 82:With Mariana Bernal figuring on three of their first-place finishes, the Vikings edged the Rams in PAC-10 league action.

Bernal got individual firsts in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, with respective times of 2:23.32 and 1:12.97. She also swam a leg of PV's victorious 200 medley relay (1;58.01) alongside Samantha Schroeder, who had the Vikes' other individual first in the 100 free (57.03).

The loss spoiled an otherwise solid showing by Spring-Ford, which saw Rebecca Cubbler figure on four of its firsts. Cubbler won the 200 free (2:02.63) and 500 free (5:26.96) in addition to swimming legs of the Rams' winning relays in the 200 free (1:46.91) and 400 free (3:48.72).

 

 

WRESTLING

 

Wings go 1-2: Zach Coffey (126) scored three wins, and Austin Hallman (138) two during West-Mont Christian's four-way match at Academy of the New Church. The Wings (3-4) edged Abington Friends 31-30 while falling to Episcopal Academy (72-9) and host ANC (53-30).

 

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL

 

Washington 87, Ursinus 70: John Weston scored 22 points as Washington dealt the Bears a Centennial Conference loss.

Malik Draper scored a team-high 18 points for Ursinus (0-7, 2-12), which also got 12 points each from Ryan Adams and Trevor Norton and 11 points from Jesse Krasna.

 

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

 

Washington College 53, Ursinus 43: Washington got 12 points and 14 rebounds from Latisha Pledger as the Shorewomen (4-3 Centennial, 5-8) pulled away late from Ursinus (4-3 Centennial, 6-6) 53-43 in women's basketball play on Tuesday.

Ursinus was led by sophomore forward Jessica Porada who netted a team-high ten points and grabbed eight rebounds. Freshman guard Gianna Pownall and sophomore guard Caroline Shimrock each had seven points for UC.

Ursinus did lead by four midway through the first half, but trailed by two at intermission. Washington would eventually build the lead as high as 12 in the second half.

Ursinus will host Hopkins on Saturday.rs Ursinus hosts Ithaca on Sunday.