Jessica Rotella scored just three points but earned MVP honors while directing the Archbishop Prendergast girls' basketball team to a 46-30 win over Merion Mercy yesterday in the championship game of the Haverford High Sports Hall of Fame Tournament.
Rotella grabbed seven steals, and teammates Jenna Gassew (12 points) and Brittany Merkle pulled down seven rebounds apiece.
Gassew was named to the all-tournament team, along with Merion Mercy's Katie Sherry.
Pennsbury won the consolation game, 66-41, over the host Fords as Kelly Rebert scored 16 points and Lacey Balascsak made the all-tournament team with 14 points.
Catholic League. Cardinal O'Hara broke open a close game with a 20-8 fourth quarter in which Nicole Daly scored seven of her nine points, sealing a 47-31 verdict at Neumann-Goretti.
O'Hara, which got 15 points from Natasha Cloud, made 19 of 28 foul shots to Neumann's 2 of 6.
Nonleague. Tamara Moskowitz's 20-point performance topped a list of nine players who scored for Barrack Hebrew in a 55-52 success at Stern Hebrew, which got a game-high 21 from Aviva Koloski.
Aquil Younger saved 10 of his game-high 30 points for overtime, carrying West Catholic past host Archbishop Ryan, 55-49, in a nonleague contest.
Ryan, buoyed by Brendan Ostaszewski's 16-point game, overcame a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit for force the extra period, but Younger had two baskets and made six of seven foul shots in OT.
Monsignor Bonner rallied from a 31-19 halftime deficit and knocked off host Cardinal Dougherty, 54-49. Keefer Francis contributed 12 points, Jamal Melvin posted 10 points and six rebounds, and Karonn Davis snagged 9 boards for the Friars.
Etan Weinstein made both ends of a one-and-one foul situation with 17 seconds left for his only points of the game to put the finishing touches on Barrack Hebrew's 54-15 win at Stern Hebrew.
Monsignor Bonner 10 9 18 17 - 54
Cardinal Dougherty 11 20 8 10 - 49
MB: Karonn Davis 7, Keefer Francis 12, Joseph McGinn 5, Jamal Melvin 10, Christopher Morrison 3, Richard Reigner 3, Scott Slade 11, Dan Vanderslice 3.
CD: Brandon Brown 7, Ryan Colbert 4, Art Comas 11, Dawan Earl 4, Christian Gibbs 10, Sahimir Thomas 3, Brandon Wims 10.
West Catholic 14 6 14 5 16 - 55
Archbishop Ryan 10 7 5 17 10 - 49
WC: Yuri Burton 2, Vincent Ho 6, Teron Johnson 4, Julian Lee 5, Kiwan Murray 8, Aquil Younger 30.
AR: Nick Aughenbaugh 2, Eric Fleming 11, Anthony Magallanes 9, Chris McMonagle 6, Brendan Ostaszewski 16, Tim Raucheisen 1, Christian Rivera 4.
Barrack Hebrew 15 10 13 16 - 54
Stern Hebrew 10 6 16 19 - 51
BH: Tal Ben-Maimon 10, Dan Gabbay 16, Ron Gabbay 10, Lonei Keil 1, Jon Pressman 11, Daniel Saewitz 4, Etan Weinstein 2.
SH: Leon Aboudi 12, Hillel Berkowitz 2, Laibel Greenberg 4, Aaron Kallush 5, Jake Marcus 12, Rocky Seftel 1, Benji Toaff 15.
Haverford High Tournament
Pennsbury 15 17 19 15 - 66
Haverford High 10 12 11 8 - 41
P: Lacey Balascsak 14, Kersten Formento 5, Stephanie Gray 4, Jackson 3, Molly Phillips 4, Lauren Pisauro 6, Quake 2, Kelly Rebert 16, Victoria Taylor 7, Lindsey Weaver 5.
HH: Chelci Asbury 7, Marcella Carrozza 4, Moira Corrigan 4, Jaclyn Gantz 4, Ruth Garrett 3, Ali Hostler 5, Dana Janney 3, Catherine McGowan 2, Caroline Price 9.
Merion Mercy 10 6 5 9 - 30
Archbishop Prendergast 5 14 11 16 - 46
MM: Meg Andruszko 1, Margaret Corzel 2, Natalie DiCocco 8, Caroline Feenane 3, Brigid Klarich 4, Martha Pannepacker 2, Katie Sherry 6, Hillary Tordy 4.
AP: Lindsay Cras 5, Ingrid Fitzgerald 10, Jenna Gassew 12, Brittany Merkle 6, Jessica Rotella 3, Sara Smith 4, MaryKathleen Sullivan 6.
Cardinal O'Hara 14 9 4 20 - 47
Neumann-Goretti 7 4 12 8 - 31
CO: Natasha Cloud 15, Nicole Daly 9, Marikate Gardler 7, Maureen Leahy 12, Marissa Manning 2, Mackenzie Rule 2.
N: Megan Edwards 2, Maureen Fiocca 7, Christina Furia 2, Michaila Hatty 9, Tonya Russo 4, Adrianna Sciascia 7.
Barrack Hebrew 13 12 20 10 - 55
Stern Hebrew 12 11 11 18 - 52
BH: Arielle Belfour 12, Si Ben-Mamon 2, Jackie Drobny 6, Samara Gordon 2, Sarah Gordon 2, Jackie Khutorsky 5, Tamara Moskowitz 20, Molly Segal 2, Davida Vogel 4.
SH: Shoshana Halperin 1, Aviva Koloski 21, Michelle Patkin 15, Tali Sved 7, Kala Weg 8.
CATHOLIC LEAGUE BLUE
Lansdale Catholic at Neumann-Goretti, 7
Phelps at Del-Val Friends, 3:45
Collegium at Mercy Vocational, 3:45
Perkiomen School at Barrack Hebrew, 4
Simon Gratz at Strawberry Mansion, 3:15
Sayre at Edison, 3:15
Masterman at Kensington, 3:15
Mastery Charter South at CAPA, 3:15
Mastbaum at Lincoln, 3:15
Phila. Electrical at St. Joseph's Prep, 3:30
Community Ac. of Phila. at Kennedy-Kenrick, 4:30
Plumstead Christian at Moravian, 6:30
Chichester at Sun Valley, 7
Math, Civics & Sciences at Norristown, 7
MaST Charter at Morrisville, 7
Lower Moreland at Springfield (M), 7
Calvary Baptist at Christopher Dock, 7:30
Mercy Vocational at Solebury School, 3:45
PUBLIC LEAGUE AA, A RED
Randolph at Swenson, 3:15
Imhotep Charter at New Media Charter, 3:15
Parkway at Masterman, 3:15
Bodine at Phila. Academy Charter, 3:15
High School of Future at Palumbo, 3:15
PUBLIC LEAGUE AA, A WHITE
Mariana Bracetti at Engineering & Science, 3:15
Freire Charter at Strawberry Mansion, 3:15
Ben Franklin at Math, Civics & Sciences, 3:15
Phila. Electrical at Paul Robeson, 3:15
Elverson at Communications Tech, 3:15
PUBLIC LEAGUE AAA
Roxborough at William Penn, 3:15
Bok at Franklin Towne Charter, 3:15
Del-Val Charter at Mastery Charter, 3:15
West Philadelphia at Esperanza, 3:15
Franklin Learning Center at Rhodes, 3:15
PUBLIC LEAGUE AAAA RED
Dobbins at Fels, 3:15
Frankford at Northeast, 3:15
Olney at Mastbaum, 3:15
Kensington at Washington, 3:15
PUBLIC LEAGUE AAAA WHITE
Girls High at Central, 3:15
Germantown at Simon Gratz, 3:15
Edison at Martin Luther King, 3:15
University City at Southern, 3:15
Overbrook at Bartram, 3:15
Barrack Hebrew at City Center, 4
Kimberton Waldorf at Renaissance Academy, 4
Academy of New Church at Princeton Day, 4:30
Calvary Baptist at Christopher Dock, 6
Norristown at Chester, 7
Springfield (M) at Lower Moreland, 7
Neshaminy at Conwell-Egan, 7:30
Upper Merion at Upper Perkiomen, 7:30
St. Joseph's Prep at Haverford School, 3:45
Phil-Mont Christian at New Life Ac., 3:45
Abington Friends, C. Dougherty at Edison, 3:30
Unionville at Rising Sun (Md.), 7
SUBURBAN ONE LEAGUE
William Tennent at Bensalem, 3
Truman at Council Rock South, 3
Pennridge at Abington, 3
Plymouth Whitemarsh at Norristown, 3
Pennsbury at Council Rock North, 3:30
Upper Dublin at Hatboro-Horsham, 3:30
Upper Moreland at North Penn, 3:30
Monsignor Bonner at Glen Mills, 3
Conwell-Egan at Neshaminy, 3
Archbishop Wood at Bonner-Prendergast, 6:30
Abington at Central Bucks South, 3:30
Pennridge at Cheltenham, 3:30
Wissahickon at Central Bucks West, 3:30
STATE CLASS AAA FINAL
At HersheyPark Stadium:
Selinsgrove vs. Manheim Central, 7
STATE CLASS A FINAL
At HersheyPark Stadium:
Bishop McCort vs. Clairton, 1
STATE CLASS AAAA FINAL
At HersheyPark Stadium:
La Salle vs. State College, 7
STATE CLASS AA FINAL
At HersheyPark Stadium:
Lancaster Cath. vs. Greensburg C. Catholic, 1
Selected by Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association.
Chris Campbell, Council Rock North
Chris Fischer, Altoona
Ryan Gil, North Allegheny
Rad Gunzenhauser, Mt. Lebanon
Will Kellar, Henderson
Joe Kush, North Hills
Chuck Lockwood, Dallastown
Brad Miles, North Penn
Logan Mohn, Governor Mifflin
Vince Perroze, Perkiomen Valley
Athlete of the Year: Brad Miles, North Penn
Coach of the Year: Kevin Kelly, Henderson
Reece Ayers, Tunkhannock; Sam Bernitt North Penn; Wade Endress, Altoona; Sam Hibbs, Hatboro Horsham; Tom Kehl, Father Judge; Gus McKenzie, Germantown Friends; Alex Monroe Indian Valley; Christopher O'Sullivan, St. Joseph Prep; Nick Scarpello, Central Bucks West; Juris Silenieks, North Hills.
Leigha Anderson, Cumberland Valley
Janie Augustyn, West Chester Henderson
Elaina Balouris, Hampton
Jenna Gigliotti, Norwin
Lindsay Kerr, Northwestern Lehigh
Katie Kinkead, Central Bucks East
Margo Malone, North Hills
Meghan McGovern, North Penn
Sara Sargent, Pennsbury
Amber Valimont, Hempfield Area
Athlete of the Year: Sara Sargent, Pennsbury
Coach of the Year: Randy Wilson, Central