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Weds. Pa. Roundup: Souderton’s Picard stars in hoops tourney at Disney

There was no stopping Souderton's A.J. Picard once he touched down in Florida and the Souderton boys' basketball team was the beneficiary.

There was no stopping Souderton's A.J. Picard once he touched down in Florida and the Souderton boys' basketball team was the beneficiary.

Picard dropped in 22 points and led the Indians to the Grey Division championship of the KSA Tournament with a 65-44 win over Freedom (Fl.) at Disney World's Wide World of Sports Complex Wednesday.

Picard was named the most valuable player of the tournament after scoring 80 points over three victories. Souderton (8-0) grabbed a 14-5 lead in the opening quarter and held a 36-16 advantage by halftime.

Athletes Helping Athletes Tournament. Sophomore Aaron Goodman of Council Rock North scored 21 points and was named the most valuable player of the tournament after the host Indians beat Archbishop Ryan, 53-43.

Mike Pincus scored 13 points and boosted Central Bucks South to a 44-36 win over Massapequa in the consolation game. Pincus was named to the all-tournament team.

Augustinian Shootout. Lamon Church struck for 17 points and led Malvern Prep to a 71-37 win over St. Augustine (Calif.) in Ontario.

The Friars jumped out to a 27-12 lead in the first quarter when Church dropped in 8 points. He also collected six assists, six steals and six rebounds.

Best of Best Tournament. Chris Stokes dropped in 18 points to lead Math, Civics & Science to the tournament title with a 68-54 win over Bardstown (Ky.) in Franklin, Ky.

The Mighty Elephants pulled away in the third quarter with a 20-9 scoring run.

Boardwalk Classic. David Vining collected 17 points and helped Owen J. Roberts beat Wildwood Catholic, 55-39, in a Frank McAlarnen Memorial Bracket semifinal game at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Teammate Mark Henry added 16 points.

Boyertown Bears Classic. Tim Abruzzo converted seven of Pennridge's 11 three pointers and scored 30 points as the Rams beat Governor Mifflin in overtime, 74-63, in the consolation game.

Mike Guldin went 10 for 11 from the free throw line and added 23 points for Penridge.

Chris Smith Memorial Tournament. Wes Brooks collected 15 points and helped host North Pen beat Downingtown West, 47-38, in the championship game.

Jordan Carter nailed the game-winning shot with two seconds left and handed Methacton a 46-44 win over Engineering & Science in the consolation game. Carter finished the game with 20 points.

Harriton Tournament. Mike Marvin scored a career-high 37 points and lifted Hatboro-Horsham past Mastery Charter South in overtime, 62-53, in the consolation game.

Marvin and Darrin Oliver converted back-to-back one-and-one's in overtime to give the Hatters a 6-point lead.

Jack Schott Tournament. Tyler Juchno of Holy Ghsot Prep dropped in 22 points and was named the most valuable player of the tournament after the Firebirds downed Neshaminy, 67-58, in the championship game.

Shawn Church accounted for 17 points and lifted Ridley past Downingtown East, 54-32, in the consolation game.

Juenger Tournament. Rashaan Hollman scored just 6 points, but was named the tournament's most valuable player after Haverford School downed Oxford, 53-46, in the championship game at Haveford High.

Jordan Tucker chipped in with 14 points and sparked Academy Park to a 64-45 win over Haverford High in the consolation game.

Lake Worth Tournament. Patrick Furst scored 24 points and Anthony Salvitti added 21 points for Central Bucks West in a 65-56 overtime victory over Lake Worth (Fl.) in the consolation game.

Lewistown Tournament. Pat Evans scored 18 points and Lamont Clark was named the tournament MVP as Octorara downed Lewistown, 63-40, in the championship game. Clark scored 12 points and Evans was named to the all-tournament team.

North Catholic Play-by-Play Tournament. In a showcase game, the host Falcons beat Susquehanna Township, 73-60, behind 24 points from Jaleel Mack.

Penncrest Tournament. The host Lions got 27 points from Andrew Radomicki and beat West Chester Henderson in the championship game, 69-44.

Radomicki scored 14 points in the first half, matching the output of the Warriors.

Maurice Watson picked up 18 points and lifted Boys' Latin past Sun Valley, 56-35, in the consolation game.

Triangle Club Tournament. Austin Curry struck for 20 points and Cameron Ayers added 16 points to give Germantown Academy a 57-43 win over La Salle in the championship game at Norristown.

Unionville Tournament. Zach Ross, Miles Holmes and Mike Johnson dominated the fourth quarter and led the host Indians to a 59-52 win over West Chester East in the consolation game.

Ross scored half of his 18 points down the stretch, Holmes added 7 of his 17 points and Johnson collected all of his 4 points in the final quarter. Ross also converted six three pointers. Allen Ringgold added 8 points and 11 rebounds for the Indians.

Valley Forge Christian College Holiday Tournament. Justin Robinson scored 19 points and D.J. McFadden added 13 points for International Christian in an 83-63 win over Grace Brethren (Md.) in the championship game.

McFadden was named the tournament MVP.

Walt Katuzny Tournament. Chima Nwakpuda contributed 20 points and Ky Howard added 19 points for Shipley in a 71-32 win over Radnor in the championship game.

Nwakpuda scored 12 points and Howard added 11 points in the first half. Howard was named the MVP of the tournament.

Charles Robinson came through with 22 points and helped Upper Perkiomen beat Christopher Dock, 59-49, in the consolation game.

Williamsport Tournament. D.J. Irving struck for 20 points and Juan'ya Green chipped in with 18 points for Archbishop Carroll in a 70-39 win over Westhampton Tech (N.J.) in the championship game.

Green was named the most valuable player of the tournament after grabbing eight rebounds and collecting four steals and Irving was named to the all-tournament team.

Nonleague. Sabree Astillero was 6 for 7 from three-point range and picked up 27 points to lead Kenedy-Kenrick past visiting Saul, 71-34.

Girls' Basketball

Abington coasted to a 40-26 win over Shawnee in the title game of the Delsea (N.J.) Classic behind tournament MVP Aiyannah Peal, who scored 14 points. Teammate Emily Leer, who added 14 points and seven rebounds, made the all-tourmament team for the unbeaten Ghosts (7-0).

Penn State Tournament. Host State College used a 21-13 first-half run to get off to a good start in a 48-38 title-clinching victory over Strath Haven.

Boyertown Bear Classic. Colleen O'Malley had 16 points and 10 rebounds as Great Valley coasted past Pennridge, 44-26, in a consolation-round game.

Marple Newtown Tournament. Kahleah Copper scored 24 points and added 15 rebounds for Girard College in a 50-29 consolation-round win over Octorara.

Daytona Beach Classic. In Florida, Jenna Gassew scored 20 points and Jessica Rotella added 17 for Archbishop Prendergast in a 58-42 consolation-round win over Fleming County (Ky.). Both made the all-tournament team.

Marple Newtown Tournament. The host Tigers needed MVP Denise McKeown's 18 points to take the title, beating Academy Park, 46-43.

Naples Daily News Shootout. In Naples (Fla.), Kelly Scull had 16 points in Council Rock North's 73-11 win at Southwest Miami (Fla.). Lauren Gold scored the game's first 10 points and helped the the Indians jump to a 30-2 lead.

Pickerington Tournament. In Pickerington (Ohio), Erin Shields scored 23 points and made the all-tournament team, leading Archbishop Carroll to a 63-42 win over Solon (Ohio).

Punxsutawney Tournament. Sarah Godfrey scored 15 points for William Tennent in a 58-46 consolation-round win over the host school. Emily O'Donnell added 12 points for the Panthers, who got 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals from Ashley Alden.

Reading Invitational. Host Reading had eight players score in a 60-37 consolation-round win over Conestoga. The Pioneers were led by Katie Dunn's 16 points.

St. Pius X Tournament. Senior guard Maureen Hawkins was named tournament MVP after Cardinal Dougherty beat North View (Ga.), 50-47, for the title.

Unionville Tournament. Lizzy Carney's 20 points earned her the MVP trophy of her school's own tournament, helping the Indians past Phoenixville, 40-28, for the title. Carney made eight of her 12 free throws.

Alexa Weaver's 16 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots carried Delco Christian to a 44-36 win over Haverford High in a consolation game.

Nonleague. Penncrest got 12 points from Maura Waldron in a 40-35 win over visiting West Chester East.

Monet Constant had 12 points and Kira Ogden added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Cheltenham in its 50-27 win over visiting Perkiomen Valley. The Panthers (8-0) had 11 players score.

Norristown scored 11 of the game's first 13 points in a 65-50 win at Penn Wood. The Eagles were led by Natasha Matthews' 18 points.


Great Valley's Mike Chawaga missed the beginning of the season due to injuries, but returned with a vengeance at the Bob Rohm Duals in Bloomsburg.

Chawaga went 5-0 with three pins at 171 pounds. Teammate John Cassels also went 5-0 at 119 pounds. The Patriots beat Southern Columbia, 40-27, but lost to Central Columbia, 48-21, fell to Palmyra Area, 35-30, lost to Wilkes-Barre Meyers, 41-25, and dropped a 40-30 decision to Smithtown.

Truman Duals. Anthony DiPietro, Ed Partikevich and Ciril Abraham each went 4-1 for Northeast as the Vikings beat Cardinal Dougherty, 76-6 and downed Holy Cross (N.J.), 48-24, but lost to New Hope-Solebury, 42-30, lost to William Tennent, 43-24 and fell to the host Tigers, 59-9.

Governor Mifflin Tournament. Mike McCall (103 pounds), Anthony White (145 pounds), A.J. Vizcarrondo (215 pounds) and Jeremy Rieth (285 pounds) took individual titles for North Catholic and the Falcons placed second with 157.5 points.