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Pa. Girls: U. Merion wins title, Ridgeway is MVP

Upper Merion's Lisa Ridgeway was too much for Reservoir (Md.) to handle and, as a result, she and her teammates brought home two trophies from the Sherwood Holiday Tournament yesterday.

Upper Merion's Lisa Ridgeway was too much for Reservoir (Md.) to handle and, as a result, she and her teammates brought home two trophies from the Sherwood Holiday Tournament yesterday.

Ridgeway, the tournament MVP, scored 21 points and added 13 rebounds to lift the Vikings past Reservoir, 74-62, in the tournament title game.

It came one night after the Vikings (7-3) handled the host school, 54-35, in a first-round game.

Ridgeway was one of four Vikings who reached double figures as Brianna Alvarez added 15 points, Alex Galdi 14 and Cassidy Koenig 12.

The Vikings shot 16 for 22 at the line, while the Gators were only 7 for 13.

Brianna Bradford, a 5-foot-4 guard who has committed to the University of Pennsylvania, scored 29 points to lead the Gators.

Robert Hopf Tournament.

Catholic Academies teams put on a show in Jenkintown.

Sacred Heart beat host Jenkintown, 50-35, behind Devon Grinnan's 13 points, while Leah Kuczynski scored 15 points for Nazareth Academy in a 55-16 win over Bishop McDevitt.

The consolation game will pit Jenkintown vs. McDevitt at 2 p.m. Sacred Heart and Nazareth tip off at 5:30 for the title.

Unionville Tournament.

Octorara advanced to the final with a 54-44 win over Delco Christian as Erin Donnelly scored 26 points. She scored six of those points during a 14-4 fourth-quarter run that closed out the win.

The Braves will face familiar foe Unionville for the title as the Indians nipped Haverford High, 54-50, in the other semifinal. Moira McElvoy scored 16 points to pace the Indians.

Marshall Holiday Showcase.

In Richmond (Va.), Freire Charter pounded host John Marshall, 60-32, in a showcase game as Yasmeen Thompson scored 19 points. Dakia Manning added 10 points for the Dragons, who dropped a 57-50 decision to Hugenot (Va.) in a Friday night game.

Boardwalk Classic.

In the championship game of the Ocean Cup Bracket at Wildwood, N.J., Middle Township (N.J.) remained unbeaten with a 45-32 win over Kennedy-Kenrick. The Panthers ran out to a 10-2 lead and never trailed. Courtney Donovan led the Wolverines (2-7) with seven points.

In the John Carlson Bracket championship game, Archbishop Ryan coasted to a 68-46 win over Holy Spirit (N.J.) as Lauren Smith made all four of her three-point attempts and finished with 18 points to lead the Ragdolls. Megan Tole added 17 and Sarah Strybuc 16 in the win. Strybuc added 10 rebounds and six assists.

San Diego Surf 'N Slam.

Archbishop Prendergast scored the game's first 11 points in a 22-18 win over Sacred Heart (Calif.). The win advances the Pandas (6-3) to a date against Mercer (Wash.) in the second round tomorrow at noon, Philadelphia time.

Upper Darby got five three-pointers and 19 points from Diamond Beckford in a 59-46 win over Carlmont (Calif.) Teammate Dior Brown led all scorers with 23 points.

Lady Greyhound.

In Virginia Beach, unbeaten First Colonial (Va.) survived a strong challenge from St. Hubert to take the title, 33-27. Incredibly, the Bambis led, 2-0, after the first quarter against the 10-0 Patriots. St. Hubert was led by Megan Decker, who scored nine points.

Hempfield Holiday.

Oxford beat West York, 32-28, for the title as Becca Ruggear scored 18 points and was named tournament MVP.

State Farm Classic.

At West Chester University, Villa Maria got 14 points and 14 rebounds from Erin Mann in a 43-31 win over Cardinal Dougherty. Brooke Angelos added 15 points.


Monet Constant's 19 points led host Cheltenham past Northeast, 77-25.