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Pa. Girls | Friends' Central girls hold off Episcopal

Friends' Central's box-and-one defense on Brittany Perfetti paid off in a 35-28 nonleague basketball win over Lower Merion Township neighbor Episcopal Academy yesterday.

Friends' Central

's box-and-one defense on Brittany Perfetti paid off in a 35-28 nonleague basketball win over Lower Merion Township neighbor

Episcopal Academy


The host Phoenix took turns putting multiple players on Perfetti, EA's all-time leading scorer, and the results were impressive. She was held to five points.

At all times, at least one member of the Friends' Central team shadowed Perfetti, while the other four played zone.

Still, the Phoenix had to score at the other end of the court, and did so primarily due to the efforts of Talia East, a 6-foot-2 sophomore, who scored 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.

In other nonleague games:

Sophomore point guard Megan Tuffy had nine points and four rebounds to lead

Franklin Towne Charter

to a 35-28 win over visiting

Friends Select



beat visiting


, 50-35, getting 28 points from 5-foot-3 junior point guard Shanah Miller.

Sharae McCottry scored 12 points and dished out 10 assists as

Girard College

earned a 45-33 win at




went on a 13-0 run in the third quarter to put away visiting


, 45-23. Shakira Russell scored seven of her game-high 18 points in that quarter for the Trojans (3-0), who also got seven points from Kareema Connell.

Archbishop Ryan

shot 24 for 26 at the line in a 57-42 win at


. Megan Tole's 14 points led the Ragdolls.

Carmen Tyson-Thomas scored 25 points to lead


to a 64-39 win over visiting



Stern Hebrew

got 18 points from Michelle Patkin in a 46-42 win over visiting

St. Mary's


Sarah Homan scored 24 points for

Delco Christian

in its 61-24 win at

Renaissance Academy


Ayeshia Powell made two free throws with 47 seconds left in overtime for the game's final points in

Simon Gratz

's 61-59 win over


. The points were the 31st and 32d of the game for Powell. She also contributed 14 rebounds and three blocked shots. Vera McNeil added 11 points for the Bulldogs (1-2), who won their first game of the season. Frankford's Dionne Harris led all scorers with 35 points.

Casey Downie's 12 points helped

Hill School

beat visiting

George School

, 51-35.

Sami Borcky scored 14 points and Kacie O'Neill added 13 as host

Sun Valley

held off

Springfield (Delaware County)

, 52-50. O'Neill's three-pointer with a minute left put the Vanguards in front.

Melissa Benson, Katie Moffett and Kellie Lorence all scored 12 points for

Little Flower

in a 67-17 win over visiting

Community Academy of Philadelphia



A 1-2 punch helped


knock out


, 72-31. Edna Marant scored 23 points to lead the Maroon Wave and Tyeshia Carroll added 22 points. Sarai Nathaniel led the Indians with 20 points.


is off to a 3-0 start after beating visiting


, 56-34. Helen Levins was too much inside for the Lions, scoring 15 points and dishing out four assists.

Kimberly Tanner's 11 points helped


win at

Martin Luther King

, 45-42.

Three players reached double figures for host


in its 65-10 win over visiting

Mariana Bracetti

. Shakira Goodman led the way with 18 points, while Jasmine Elum added 15 and Laneisha Murcheson chipped in with 14 points.

Jillian Guidemann led the way with nine points as

Philadelphia Academy Charter

cruised to a 26-19 win over

Math, Civics and Science


Shawna Crawford's 24 points helped

Paul Robeson

build a big early lead in a 47-38 win at

Philadelphia Electrical

. Robeson got out of the gate early with a 16-5 run and never trailed.

Pioneer Athletic.

Aiesha Harper's 35 points powered


to a 63-53 win at

St. Pius X


Suburban One American.

Twelve players scored for host


in its 49-19 win over

Upper Moreland

. Jenny Knoebel's 11 points topped all scorers.


Olivia Haggerty found the rims to

Solebury School

's brand-new gymnasium to her liking in a 39-24 win over visiting

Villa Victoria

(N.J.). Haggerty knocked down three three-pointers and finished with 13 points to lead the Spartans, playing their second game in their new home, the John D. Brown Athletic Center.