Masterman gave host Kensington everything it could handle, but the Tigers held on in their season debut to beat the visiting Blue Dragons, 70-69, in a nonleague basketball game Monday.
Kensington held a 12-point lead with 2 minutes, 20 seconds left in the game thanks in part to a 24-point effort by Kyle Richardson. But Masterman (1-1) nearly pulled off a come-from-behind win behind 27 points each from Tyler Hunt and Mike Sturdivant. Devon Finney chipped in with 21 points for Kensington.
In other nonleague action:
Jabreil McLeod scored 24 points and helped Olney get past visiting Palumbo, 83-75.
McLeod went 7 for 7 from the free throw line and scored 11 points in the third quarter when Olney held a 56-55 lead. Anthony Wallace countered with 31 points for the Griffins, including 19 points in the second half, and pulled down 12 rebounds. Teammate Mike Sawan added five three-pointers and scored 18 points.
Steven Dominello notched 16 points and sparked Bishop McDevitt to a 54-43 win over visiting Saul. Kenyatta Long added 10 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and three steals for the Lancers.
Jack Kinniry came through with 21 points and led Jenkintown past host Bristol, 50-39.
Isaiah Baker contributed 27 points and 10 rebounds to lift Episcopal Academy past visiting Delco Christian, 60-48.
The Churchmen outscored the Knights down the stretch, 16-9. Nick Griffin paced Delco with 29 points.
Freshman guard Steve Vasturia collected 18 points and boosted St. Joseph's Prep past visiting Philadelphia Electrical, 68-53.
The Hawks closed out the game with a 23-11 scoring run. Devante Chance paced the Chargers with 19 points.
Donte Goodman scored six of his 19 points in the opening quarter and helped Sayre beat host Edison, 67-52.
Markeith Mont struck for 23 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists as World Communications cruised past visiting Bok, 63-46.
Fateem Glen added six points, six blocked shots and 14 rebounds for the Stallions.
Christopher Dock shut out visiting Calvary Baptist in the first quarter and went on to earn a 42-20 victory.
Stevie Tyson scored 11 points for the Pioneers.
Lincoln broke a 37-37 tie in the third quarter and went on to beat visiting Mastbaum, 85-61.
The Railsplitters grabbed a 64-52 lead in the third quarter and held the Panthers to nine points down the stretch.
Rickey Savage scored 25 points and was one of 13 players to score for Lincoln.
Catholic Blue. Tony Chennault picked up 19 points for Neuman-Goretti in an 82-43 whipping of visiting Lansdale Catholic.
Tri-County. Damien Williams notched 13 of his 33 points in the third quarter and boosted Phelps past host Del-Val Friends.
Williams scored all but six of the Lions' points in the third quarter when his team was building a 50-38 lead. Renier Riddick chipped in with 21 points for Phelps while Yazan Muasher contributed 25 points for the Dragons.
In other league games:
Zakee Wood accounted for 20 points, including 12 points in the final quarter, to spark Mercy Vocational to a 55-44 win over visiting Collegium.
Wood added six assists and made five straight free throws down the stretch.
Bruce Brittingham dropped in 10 of his 19 points in the third quarter and led Perkiomen School past host Barrack Hebrew, 58-37.
Edison improved its record to 3-0 after taking a pair of nonleague victories.
The Owls downed visiting Cardinal Dougherty, 60-18, and trampled visiting Abington Friends, 55-15.
Against Dougherty, Chariel Rivera pinned at 171 pounds in 29 seconds; Zedekian Montanez earned a 27-second pin at 152 pounds against Abington Friends.
Communications Tech's Brooke Garrett was too much for Elverson to handle in a Public League girls' basketball game Monday.
The forward scored 21 points and pulled down 20 rebounds in the 50-16 win over Elverson.
Garrett, a senior, now has career figures of 760 points and 543 rebounds.
In other league games:
Tyniqua Henderson scored 26 points and Tamyra Lewis added 22 as Dobbins rolled to a 62-32 win at Fels.
Guard Shannon Lamar scored eight of her game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter to lead Frankford to a 75-43 win at Northeast.
Kensington went on a 17-7 outburst in the second quarter and outlasted host Washington, 37-32. Jazmine Lopez scored 13 of her 24 points during that second quarter for the Tigers.
Amber Hall led the Eagles with 12 points.
Chikilra Goodman had a triple-double, including 34 points, for Bodine in its 54-10 win at Philadelphia Academy Charter. Goodman added 12 rebounds and 10 steals.
Edison made seven three-point shots in a 51-23 win at Martin Luther King.
Parkway made the short trip to Masterman and came away with a 49-41 win thanks, in part, to Brittany Brown's eight points in the second quarter.
Host Central beat neighborhood rival Girls High, 49,-32, as Najah Jacobs had 14 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots.
Tiffany Then, a freshman point guard, had 18 points and five assists in Paul Robeson's 46-26 win over visiting Philadelphia Electrical.
Palumbo got half its points from the guard tandem of Elizabeth Herezi and Maryellen Paul in a 40-25 win over visiting High School of the Future. Herezi and Paul scored 10 points each.
Antoinette Robinson had 17 points and seven steals for University City in a 51-40 win at Southern.
Brittany Hrynko had 19 points for Engineering and Science in a 65-25 win over visiting Mariana Bracetti.