Unbeaten Friends' Central got 17 points from 6-foot-8 junior Amile Jefferson in a 55-47 nonleague boys' basketball win at Malvern Prep, handing the Friars their first loss of the season on Wednesday.

The defending Friends Schools League champion Phoenix (4-0) also got 11 points from Devin Coleman and 10 more from Malique Killing.

The Friars (2-1) led, 39-38, going into the fourth quarter, but some aggressive defense forced a few turnovers that gave Friends' Central a 17-8 fourth-quarter run.

In other nonleague games:

Host Hill School got 19 points from Hans Brase in a 61-52 win over Haverford School. The Fords (1-3) got as close as six points in the fourth quarter and were led by Rashaan Hollman's 16 points.

Jabril Trawick had 27 points for Abington Friends in a 53-41 win at Episcopal Academy.

Girls' Basketball

Collegium Charter used a 12-2 run to open the second half and beat visiting Del-Val Charter, 31-18, in a Tri-County League game. The Cougars are 4-0 overall, 3-0 league.

In another league game, Nicole Davis scored 21 points to power host West-Mont Christian past Perkiomen School, 31-28.

Davis, who made seven of her eight free-throw attempts, is averaging 24.8 points over the Wings' first three games.

Nonleague. Host Hill School outscored Shipley, 9-6, over the final quarter, and that was enough to earn a 49-46 win. Stephanie Schultz carried the bulk of the scoring load for the Blues (2-1) with 18 points.

Shipley's Aja Ellison led all scorers with 19 points.


Host Penn Charter opened the dual-meet portion of its season with seven straight wins, starting in the 140-pound bout, to hand visiting Germantown Friends a 48-14 nonleague loss.

Host Hill School got key pins at 189 from Robert Dougherty and 275 from Eugene Alvey to beat visting West-Mont Christian, 34-12. Hill School also beat George School, 60-24, and Perkiomen School, 66-12.

Haverford School got three pins under 41 seconds to beat visiting Valley Forge, 51-20.

Daniel Tornetta got a 35-second pin at 135, while Zachary Trauger (215) registered a 36-second pin and David Denious took 40 seconds to deck his foe at 189.

Ice Hockey

Host Hill School got hat tricks from Marcello DeAngelis and Mark Constantine in a 6-5 Mid-Atlantic Prep League win over visiting Lawrenceville Prep (N.J.)

Goalie Al Endres kept the Blues in the game by turning away 32 shots.

In a girls' game, Hill School played Princeton Day School to a 1-1 tie.