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.
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.
Nonleague. Isabella Ross had 15 points and pulled down 14 rebounds for Neumann-Goretti in its 44-35 win at Central.
Upper Dublin's Taylor Bryant scored 17 points in a 52-48 win at Lansdale Catholic, who got 16 points from Shea Wassel.
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.
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.