Elverson needed some help to pick up its first girls' basketball win in its short Public League history, 21-16, at Mariana Bracetti yesterday.

Help, as in a switching man-to-man, help defense.

"It was a sustained help defense," coach and athletic director Howard Waxman said. "That's something you usually see on the college level, but it's something, too, I've tried to instill here."

The Bulldogs posted some impressive numbers on the defensive side, limiting Bracetti to quarters of 4, 2, 5 and 5 points.

Almost half of the offensive production for the Bulldogs (1-2) came from one player, Toni Glover, who scored 10 points.

In other league games:

Mia Waring scored 35 points to lead Swenson to a 43-38 at High School of the Future.

Brittany Hyrnko scored 25 points and added seven assists for Engineering and Science in a 69-13 win over visiting Ben Franklin.

Wakia Murray's jumper with six seconds left gave host Mastbaum a 52-50 win over neighborhood rival Frankford. Murray finished with 10 points and 15 rebounds. Teammate Fatima Rone led the Panthers with 21 points. Frankford's Waynesha Griffin led all scorers with 22 points.

Desiree Palmer scored 23 points to power host Bartram to a 70-44 win over Martin Luther King.

Fels got 16 points from Portia Forbes in a 52-21 rout of visiting Kensington.

Monet Weekly's 16 points led host Strawberry Mansion past Philadelphia Electrical, 42-30.

Shawna Crawford's 21 points and seven steals lifted host Paul Robeson over Math, Civics and Science, 24-13.

Yasmeen Thompson had 16 points for Freire Charter in a 53-21 win at Communications Tech.

Roxborough remained unbeaten with a 51-20 win over visiting West Philadelphia as Sara Nathaniel scored 21 points. The Indians (4-0 overall, 2-0 league) scored all 16 fourth-quarter points to close out the game.

Janaa Pickard scored 14 points for host Central in a 65-20 win over Edison.

Quinnie Washington and Lynette Jones each scored 20 points for host University City in a 65-38 victory against Girls High.

LaShay Banks had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Prep Charter in a 65-25 win over visiting Franklin Learning Center.

Catholic.

Stephanie Holzer scored 17 points and Alyshia Womack added 12 as Cardinal O'Hara made the trip to Center City worthwhile by beating host Hallahan, 79-33.

Kerri Shields scored 24 points to lead a group of 11 Archbishop Carroll scorers in a 71-38 win over visiting Lansdale Catholic.

Penn-Jersey.

Freshman Tamara Moskowitz scored 20 points and added eight rebounds for host Barrack Hebrew in a 48-30 win over International Christian.

Nonleague.

Crystal Ross scored 13 points and Talia East added 18 rebounds and seven blocked shots as Friends' Central remained unbeaten with a 44-30 win over visiting Sacred Heart. East also scored six points for the Phoenix (8-0).

Academy of the New Church got 17 points from Kirsten Lindrooth in a 50-30 win at Perkiomen School.

Sydney Mallory's 22 points paced host Little Flower past Agnes Irwin, 71-49. Kellie Lorence added 17 points for the Sentinels. Emily Wetz collected 15 points and five assists for the Owls.