Free-throw accuracy was the order of the day, and it allowed Shipley to get past visiting Episcopal Academy, 55-49, in a nonleague boys' basketball game Tuesday.

Ky Howard scored almost half of his 21 points from the free-throw line for the Gators, converting 10 of 11 attempts from the line. The senior guard also scored seven points in the third quarter when Shipley (3-1) took a 42-30 lead. The Gators converted 14 of 15 free throws in the game.

John Carney, a 6-foot-7 power forward, added 12 points and nine rebounds, and junior forward Isaiah Baker chipped in with seven points and 10 rebounds.

Dan Mengel paced the Churchmen with 17 points. Episcopal also excelled at the free-throw line, knocking down 8 of 10 attempts.

In other nonleague games:

William Boyer dropped in 12 of Valley Forge's 17 points in the first quarter, propelling the Trojans to a 61-43 win over visiting Del-Val Friends.

Valley Forge jumped out to a 17-4 lead in the opening quarter and held a 33-16 advantage at halftime. Boyer finished the game with 19 points and Kingsley Braggs scored 15 points on five-three pointers.

Arthur Borgerhoff scored 19 points for the Dragons.

Mike Brown and John Loughery led a balanced Penn Charter scoring attack with 12 points each and the Quakers went on to beat host Germantown Friends, 61-43.

Penn Charter grabbed a 12-8 lead in the first quarter and built a 30-16 margin by halftime. Gilman Myran scored 13 points for the Tigers.

Academy of the New Church rolled in the first quarter and went on to beat visiting Solebury School, 66-50.

Junior Savon Goodman, who recently made an oral commitment to play at Villanova, scored 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Rakeem Christmas chipped in with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Lions, who sprinted to a 20-5 lead in the first quarter.

Blake Bozeman dropped in 22 points for the Spartans.

Malik Garner, Bob Keyes and Luke Mulaney each scored 10 points for Chestnut Hill Academy, but Lawrenceville (N.J.) used a 14-5 scoring run in the final quarter to beat the host Blue Devils, 54-39.

Eric Fanning struck for 36 points and sparked Perkiomen School to a 62-50 win over host George School.

Fanning converted 15 of 17 free-throw attempts and scored 11 points in the first quarter when the Indians were building a 16-15 lead.

Bruce Brittingham picked up eight of his 21 points in the final quarter for Perkiomen.

The Cougars got 14 points from Jeff Huang.

Kyle Gibson collected 13 points for Christian Academy, but the Crusaders fell to Baptist High (N.J.), 50-42.

Penn-Jersey. Jason Clayton scored 24 of his game-high 38 points in the second half for Mercy Vocational, but the Monarchs fell to host Doane Academy (N.J.), 66-48.

Girls' Basketball

Jessica Ginyard scored 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as Pennsylvania School for the Deaf topped visiting New York School for the Deaf, 29-26, in a nonleague game.

In other nonleague games:

Junior point guard Stephanie Heys made five of her eight shots from the field and finished with a game-high 13 points to lift George School past host Perkiomen School, 31-25. The Cougars (2-1) won without attempting a free throw.

Abington Friends outlasted host Baldwin, 30-26, despite 12 points from the Bears' Sloan Warren.


Luke Brooman pinned his opponent in 1 minute, 10 seconds as host Episcopal Academy opened the season in fine style with a 54-24 nonleague win over Friends' Central.

Another impressive win for the Churchmen came at 130 when Matt Lasensky won by fall in the second period

In another nonleague match, Alex Becker pinned at 119 pounds in 46 seconds and helped Westtown beat host St. Andrews (Del.), 60-14.