Christian Academy

got a solid defensive effort when it was needed most in a nonleague basketball game yesterday.

The Crusaders shut out host

King's Christian

(N.J.) in the final quarter and earned a 38-26 victory.

Christian Academy trailed King's going into the final quarter, 26-23, but used a 15-0 scoring surge down the stretch to grab the win.

Lauren Atkins paced the Crusaders with 14 points.

In other nonleague games:

St. Pius X

pulled away from host

New Hope-Solebury

in the final quarter and earned a 65-60 victory.

The Winged Lions outscored the Lions down the stretch, 21-15, and got 15 points from Melissa Mansur.

Britt Franchetti dropped in 18 points and lifted

Interboro

past visiting

Paulsboro

(N.J.), 55-49.

Cecily Scavicchio picked up 18 of her game-high 27 points in the second half and boosted

Garnet Valley

to a 51-38 win over visiting

Octorara

.

Megan DiAntonio added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Jaguars.

Spring-Ford

outscored visiting

Hatboro-Horsham

in the third quarter, 18-5, and got past the Hatters, 53-31.

Megan Bedard led the way for the Rams with 18 points.

Lauren Fretz was one of nine

Faith Christian

players to score, and the Lions beat visiting

Calvary Christian

, 64-33.

Fretz scored 17 points and was joined by Kristin Kennedy, Chelsea Romig and Kayla Young with 10 points each.

Central.

Pookie Gallagher and Kelly Kiefer each scored nine points to lead

Haverford High

past host

Penncrest

, 42-37.

Del-Val.

Kacie O'Neill collected 15 points to lead

Sun Valley

past visiting

Chester

, 54-46.

The Vanguards outscored the Clippers in the second quarter, 19-8.

Ches-Mont.

Alyssa Brown sank both ends of a one-and-one with 1.5 seconds remaining and gave

Unionville

a 44-43 win over visiting

Bayard Rustin

.

Brown finished the game with 19 points.

Oxford

got 20 points from Meghan Tait and downed visiting

Kennett

, 46-40.

Shante Evans scored 25 points and sparked

West Chester Henderson

past host

West Chester East

, 39-28.

Pioneer Athletic.

Lauren Ricapito dropped in 21 points and sparked

Upper Perkiomen

to a 45-41 win over visiting

Owen J. Roberts

.

The Indians outshot the Wildcats at the free-throw line, 16-3.

Bicentennial.

Taylor Cullen and Rakita Thomas each struck for nine points and boosted

Bristol

over visiting

Morrisville

, 34-26.

The Warriors held the Bulldogs to a single point in the second quarter.

Catholic Academies.

Sarah McGorry collected nine of her 20 points in the third quarter and led

Mount St. Joseph

to a 52-32 win over host

Nazareth Academy

.

McGorry also came through with 10 rebounds, six steals and four assists. The Magic put the game away in the third quarter with a 20-6 scoring run.

In another league game, Sarah Kazarnowski picked up 15 of her 21 points in the second quarter and led

Villa Joseph Marie

past visiting

Sacred Heart

, 69-33.

The Jems raced to a commanding lead in the first quarter, 19-5, and built a 39-16 lead by halftime.

Penn-Jersey.

Rebecca Yasner led a balanced

Barrack Hebrew

scoring attack with 12 points, and the Cougars handled visiting

International Christian

, 36-12.

Barrack held the Titans to single digits in every quarter.

Beach Ball Classic.

In Myrtle Beach, S.C.,

Central

got seven points each from Jillian Barrett, Renee Deas and RaeShelle Drayton, but lost to

Victory Christian

(N.C.), 61-26, in a second-round game.

Christopher Dock Tournament.

Ashley Rosario scored four of her 23 points in overtime and boosted

Harry S Truman

past

Phil-Mont Christian

, 47-43, in a semifinal game.

In the other semifinal, the host Pioneers shut out Upper Moreland in the second quarter and dropped the Golden Bears, 53-20.

Breanna Derstine led Dock with 12 points.