Bristol's free-throw shooting turned out to be the difference in Tuesday's 40-32 Bicentennial League basketball win over visiting Plumstead Christian.

The Warriors, who were led by Nicole Cullura's 16 points, made 12 of their 17 free throws, while the Panthers got the the line 11 times, making four. Morgan Cullen added 14 points for the Warriors.

Public. Stephanie Kates drilled a three-pointer with three seconds left in regulation and Jill Geidemann made a pair of free throws in the final minute to give Philadelphia Academy Charter a 58-56 win over Community Academy of Philadelphia.

Tiffany Then's 18 points paced Paul Robeson in a 44-24 win at Kensington.

Inter-Ac. Alexa Gallagher, a senior guard, scored 11 points to lead host Germantown Academy to a 53-17 win over Baldwin in the league opener for both schools. The Bears had the game's leading scorer, Sloan Warren, who poured in 16 points.

Springside shot 26 for 40 from the line in a 58-51 win at Agnes Irwin.

Catholic Academies. Mary Jo Horgan scored 12 of her game-high 20 points in the first quarter to help Mount St. Joseph off to a 33-3 start in a 68-30 win at Merion Mercy. Cailin Schmeer also scored 10 first-quarter points for the Magic (3-0 overall, 1-0 league) and finished with 14 points.

Teammate Steph Smith added 12.

Senior point guard Jackie Thompson scored eight of her game-high 12 points in the second half to lead St. Basil to a 38-27 win at Villa Joseph Marie.

Friends Schools. Stephanie Heys scored six points in the fourth quarter and added two more in overtime as George School earned a 28-26 win at Abington Friends. Heys, who scored a layup off the overtime tip, led the Cougars (3-2 overall, 1-0 league) with 12 points. The Kangaroos forced overtime on Maria Savarese's three-pointer with six seconds left.

George School is now 3-2 overall, 1-0 league.

Nonleague. Isabella Ross had 15 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for Neumann-Goretti in its 44-35 win at Central.

Najah Jacobs also scored 15 points for the Saints (1-1).

Upper Dublin's Taylor Bryant scored 17 points in a 52-48 win at Lansdale Catholic, who got 16 points from Shea Wassel.

Sophomore point guard Sophie Rubin scored six of her 10 points in the third quarter to lead Kohelet Yeshiva past visiting Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, 37-11.

Jenna Crowley scored 24 points for Sun Valley in its 61-51 win at Penn Wood.

Barrack Hebrew got 13 points from Tamara Moskowitz in a 46-30 win at Germantown Friends, the first loss of the season for the Tigers (2-1).

The Cougars never trailed after jumping out to a 16-8 lead.

Julya Loder led the Tigers with 10 points.

Volleyball

Shelbey Manthorpe of Merion Mercy Academy was named Gatorade Pennsylvania player of the year, the third such player from the school to be honored.

The award recognizes both academic and athletic excellence. The Seton Hall-bound Manthorpe, a 6-foot-1 senior setter, recorded 972 assists and 280 kills in leading the Golden Bears to a 40-0 record and a state title.

Field Hockey

Mount St. Joseph was the lone Southeastern Pennsylvania field hockey team among the nation's top 50 in the final rankings released by topofthecircle.com. The Magic, who lost to Cocalico in the PIAA state Class AAA semifinals, finished No. 20. Emmaus was top-ranked in the nation.

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