Patience paid off for Chestnut Hill Academy in a nonleague boys' basketball game against visiting Mercersburg Academy Saturday.

The Blue Devils held the ball over the last minute for the final shot, which turned out to be Andrew Kraft's 16-footer at the buzzer for a 49-47 win.

Malik Garner set up the winning play by driving into the lane and kicking the ball out to a wide-open Kraft.

Garner finished with 18 points to lead the Blue Devils.

In other nonleague action, Cameron Ayers scored 17 as Germantown Academy got off to a fast start and coasted to a 65-40 win over visiting Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore. Ayers only played in the first half, when the Patriots forged a 42-12 advantage.

Tom Noonan, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, made three three-pointers in scoring 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Penn Charter in a 62-58 win over visiting Del-Val Charter.

Bruce Brittingham picked up half of his 30 points in the third quarter to lead Perkiomen School to a 65-53 win at Doane Academy.

Basketball Tournaments

Bristol Coaches vs. Cancer. Ike Robinson of Conwell-Egan captured the MVP award and won the head-to-head duel by outscoring Truman's Eddie Valentine, 24-23, and the Eagles also received double-figure points from Andrew Schaefer (16), Mike Payne (12) and Devon Thomas (10) to capture the title, 67-60.

Ridley. Mike Coles capped his 17-point performance by draining a jumper with 14 seconds left, giving Chichester a 52-50 win over West Chester Henderson in the championship game.

Germantown Community. Ramadan Abdullah garnered MVP honors with 17 points and was joined on the all-tournament squad by teammate Dominique Twiggs (18 points), and Eddie Callender grabbed 14 rebounds as Germantown blistered Bodine, 49-38, in the championship game at Germantown Friends.

Wing guard Anthony Patterson scored four of his 23 points in overtime as Roxborough outlasted host Germantown Friends, 50-45, in the consolation. The Tigers' Gilman Myran tied it by making two free throws with 14 seconds left in regulation.

Friends Select. Esperanza needed 20 points from Joe McClain to beat host Friends Select, 37-33, for the title. McClain scored five of his points in the fourth quarter, making three of his four free throws in the final two minutes.

Interboro. Donte Williams poured in a game-high 32 points for Washington, but the Eagles could not dig out of a 20-2 hole in falling, 73-58, to New Media Charter in the championship game. Jemiel Parker (18 points), Joshua Stevens (15) and Harold Gordon (11) provided the bulk of the scoring for the winners.

George Rocco. Jack O'Neill picked up the MVP award by scoring 20 to lead Wissahickon over host Phoenixville, 66-56, in the title game.

Delco Christian. Senior center A.J. Adson scored 13 points and added 16 rebounds as Christian Academy earned a 50-32 win over Elkton Academy (Md.) in the third-place game.

Girls' Basketball

Brianna Butler was named MVP for leading Penn Charter to a 61-21 win over host Germantown Friends in the championship game of the Germantown Community Tournament.

Butler, a sophomore guard, led the Quakers with 13 points as they successfully defended their title.

Abington Lady Ghost. Emily Leer blocked St. Basil's final shot to perserve host Abington's 34-32 championship win. Leer finished with 12 points, 12 rebounds, six blocks and five steals to earn the MVP award.

In the consolation game, senior guard Stephanie Coleman finished with 17 points to lead Pottsgrove past Central Bucks West, 59-48.

Lady Lancer. Kim Herman's 20 points were more than enough for Sacred Heart, which took command early in cruising past host Bishop McDevitt, 41-24, in the championship game.

Bristol Classic. MVP Tanya Argueta scored 17 to lead Morrisville past host Bristol, 41-39, in the title game.

Delco Christian. Host Delco Christian won the title with a 56-39 win over Atlantic Christian (N.J.), as junior center Emily Homan earned the MVP trophy with 12 points, nine rebounds and eight blocked shots.

Methacton Lady Warrior. Lauren Ruhl's free throw with nine seconds left gave host Methacton a 33-32 win over Council Rock South for the title.

Taylor Bryant, Kristen Fuery and Curtina Goff each scored 11 points as Upper Dublin outlasted rival North Penn, 43-34, in the consolation game.

Shipley Brain Tree. Mary Jo Horgan had a career-high 19 points along with seven rebounds and four blocked shots as Mount St. Joseph cruised to a 41-21 win over host Shipley in the championship game.

Florida Invitational. In Orlando, Radnor surprised defending Florida state Class 6A champion University, 54-46, with Kelyn Freedman's 24 points and seven rebounds, and Hannah Rose Nussbaum's career-high 15 points.

Hatters. Tournament MVP Maggie Borski (12 points) and all-tourney selection Lindsey Fluehr (11) paced a balanced attack, as Nazareth Academy held off host Hatboro-Horsham, 45-34, in the title game.

Oreland Lions. At Springfield (Montgomery County), Erica Brown matched 10 points with 10 rebounds, and Denise Miller scored 15 as Marple Newtown topped Phil-Mont Christian, 45-36, in the consolation.

Calvary Baptist. Keri Roberts scored 14 as Plumstead Christian beat West-Mont Christian, 40-27, in the consolation game. Moravian Academy beat Plumstead Christian, 44-37, in the title game.

Springfield-Delco. The host Cougars took the tournament for the third straight year behind senior forward MyNeisha McKenzie, who scored 15 points and added 14 rebounds.

In the consolation game, Unionville got 14 points apiece from guard Lizzy Carney and center Kelli Anderson in a 60-37 win over Penn Wood.

Nonleague. Eireann Anastasi scored 20 as St. Hubert survived a 10-for-24 effort at the line in beating visiting Episcopal Academy, 46-38.

Ana White scored 21 of her 27 points in the second half for host Strath Haven in a 63-43 win over Academy Park.

Ellen Cannon's 17 points lifted host Villa Maria over Notre Dame, 39-34.

Upper Darby got 15 points and seven rebounds from Joune Reed in a 39-31 win over visiting Sun Valley.

Kristen Ralph scored 28 points and added 11 rebounds for host Conwell-Egan in a 52-51 win over Bensalem.

Indoor Track and Field

Tom Kehl of Father Judge and Chestnut Hill Academy's Dustin Wilson turned in impressive performances in winning their respective 3,000-meter races at the Track and Field Coaches Association competition at Haverford College.

Kehl won the Division I race in 8 minutes, 58.92 seconds, while Wilson dominated the Division II race, finishing in 9:01.16 - well ahead of Sal D'Angelo (Springfield, Montgomery County), who clocked a 9:20.14.


Westtown dominated the lighter weights - with Luis Colon (103 pounds), Emmanuel Arthur (112), Alex Becker (119) and Mick Sawyer (130) combining for three pins and a decision - in capturing the team title at the Chestnut Hill Academy Invitational.

Haverford High Duals. The host Fords cruised, winning all five matches by convincing scores.

The Fords, who had 10 athletes win five matches, shut out Delco Christian, Roman Catholic and Penn Wood. Their closest match was a 56-18 win over Marple Newtown.

Jim Thorpe Duals. Bob Meyers (125 pounds) and Tony Tolbert (152) each went 4-0 for Radnor, which posted victories over North Schuylkill, Panther Valley and host Jim Thorpe against a lone loss to Bethlehem Catholic.