's box-and-one defense on Brittany Perfetti paid off in a 35-28 nonleague basketball win over Lower Merion Township neighbor
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
, 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
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.
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
got 18 points from Michelle Patkin in a 46-42 win over visiting
Sarah Homan scored 24 points for
in its 61-24 win at
Ayeshia Powell made two free throws with 47 seconds left in overtime for the game's final points in
'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
Sami Borcky scored 14 points and Kacie O'Neill added 13 as host
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
in a 67-17 win over visiting
Community Academy of Philadelphia
A 1-2 punch helped
, 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
Martin Luther King
Three players reached double figures for host
in its 65-10 win over visiting
. 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
build a big early lead in a 47-38 win at
. Robeson got out of the gate early with a 16-5 run and never trailed.
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
. Jenny Knoebel's 11 points topped all scorers.
Olivia Haggerty found the rims to
's brand-new gymnasium to her liking in a 39-24 win over visiting