Abington, ranked sixth in The Inquirer's girls' basketball top 10 for Southeastern Pennsylvania, surivived a nonleague scare Wednesday to beat visiting Central Bucks South, 59-57.

The Titans lost when they shot an airball on the game's final play, a three-point attempt.

The Ghosts (5-0) were led by senior Emily Leer's 22 points.

Sophomore Aiyannah Peal added 17 points, nine assists and six rebounds.

A 6-foot-2 guard/forward, Leer is arguably the area's most versatile performer because of her inside-outside talents. She averaged 15 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game last season while leading the Ghosts to a 20-7 record and second place in the Suburban One League National Conference.

Abington fell one win short of qualifying for the Class AAAA state tournament last season.

A four-year starter, Leer is headed to Villanova. Her sister, Liz, starred at Abington and is a junior forward at American.

Central Bucks South   12141615-57

Abington   19101416-59

CBS: Brooke Eife 2, Brittany Kaewell 11, Nicole Mummert 7, Kaycee Schaefer 12, Katelyn Schneider 12, Gabrielle Vass 13.

A: Lovelle Faison 3, Emily Leer 22, Aiyannah Peal 17, Jessica Schmidt 2, Jamie Shectman 13, Chynna West 2.