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Fri. Pa. boys'; roundup: Frankford tops McDevitt

Chris Williams is a defensive specialist for Frankford, but the defender turned offensive in the Pioneers' 80-76 overtime, nonleague shootout against Bishop McDevitt on Friday night.

Chris Williams is a defensive specialist for Frankford, but the defender turned offensive in the Pioneers' 80-76 overtime, nonleague shootout against Bishop McDevitt on Friday night.

Opening the McBride Tournament at Haverford School, Williams erupted for a career-high 21 points, supporting a 29-point game by teammate Imire Taylor. Taylor, a 6-foot shooting guard, made five three-pointers in the contest and scored seven of the Pioneers' 11 points in overtime.

In the second game, Haverford School whipped Gospel of Grace, 81-45, with points from 11 players, including Semaj Reed with 18.

Dave Mercer Invitational. Host Hill School needed overtime to win its opening game in the eight-team tournament, 62-55, over the Perkiomen School. Josh Heyliger (23) and Hans Brase each had a basket and two foul shots in the 9-2 extra period.

Chestnut Hill dropped into the consolation bracket with a 34-31 quarterfinal loss to Calvert Hall (Md.). Chestnut Hill's Malik Garner was the game's only double-figure scorer with 20 points.

Make A Wish Tournament. Shipley used a solid inside game to subdue Penn Charter, 50-42, in the event at Germantown Academy. The Gators' Chima Nwakpuda had 16 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals, while Zac Tillman added 17 points and 10 boards, and Isaiah Baker added nine rebounds.

Suburban One. Down by eight points with a minute to go, Cheltenham used pressure defense to stun host Upper Dublin, 60-59. Nafis Walker (21) made two clinching foul shots with eight seconds left.

Wissahickon erupted for a 20-9 third quarter and pulled away from host Plymouth Whitemarsh for a 52-41 win. Jordan Reed led the assault with 17 second-half points.

Central Bucks East outlasted host North Penn, 49-48, as Ryan O'Neil collected 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 blocks.

Central Bucks West used Tyler Schechter's 21 points and a 16-5 run to turn a 23-23 halftime tie into a 39-28 lead en route to a 56-49 win over visiting Souderton.

Zac Fitzgerald saved all of his seven points for the fourth quarter, helping Council Rock South lock up a 57-52 win over visiting Truman. Will Faccenda had 16 points and P.J. Gallo snagged 10 boards.

Aaron Morgan's 20 points and three steals combined with Aaron Goodman's 16 points and nine rebounds to push Council Rock North past visiting William Tennent, 58-40.

Ches-Mont. Unionville's Brandon Rusinque tossed in 10 points in a 17-11 fourth quarter that rallied the Indians to a 47-44 win at Bishop Shanahan.

Bicentennial. New Hope-Solebury used Leo Massimino's eight rebounds and four steals, and Spenser Tinkel's five rebounds and four assists to rally from a two-point halftime deficit and beat host Springfield (Montco), 64-57.

Pioneer Athletic. Pottsgrove outscored host Pottstown by a combined 29-11 in the fourth quarter and overtime, including 12 points by Johnny Fowler, for a 62-51 win.

Unbeaten Perkiomen Valley (4-0) finished a 62-48 win over visiting Boyertown with a 24-16 fourth quarter, including 10 points by Erik Ragusa (15).

Nonleague. Steve Vasturia connected on four three-pointers in the opening quarter, igniting St. Joseph's Prep's 84-41 win over visiting Mastery Charter South. Prep made a dozen threes for the second straight game on 48-percent marksmanship.

Archbishop Ryan handed visiting Washington a 54-37 setback as Nick Aughenbaugh had nine points and eight rebounds, and Christian Rivera scored eight of his 10 points after halftime.

Fa'Teem Glenn posted 12 points, 10 assists, and 4 steals while guiding World Communications past host Lincoln, 65-49. Lincoln's Adonis Rosario collected 17 points and 14 boards.

Engineering & Science followed Omari Franklin's 16-point, 10-rebound double-double to a 55-34 win at Martin Luther King.

Girard College dominated the second half by a 36-24 margin and beat host Jenkintown, 51-35. Nick Jones gave Girard 11 rebounds, and Tyreek Peoples notched 20 points, 6 assists and 5 boards.

Najee Miller scored 10 points and hauled in 10 rebounds in Christopher Dock's 62-32 win over visiting Center for Student Learning.


St. Joseph's Prep needed Criteria H, the first points of the match, to win the tiebreaker and beat visiting Northeast after the teams battled to a 37-37, nonleague deadlock. Kyle Donnelly moved up to 120 pounds for the final bout and earned a second-period pin to knot the score.

Public. Casey Quigley's second-period pin at 152 pounds started Central toward a 36-30 win over visiting Frankford. Dave Digreros clinched the verdict with an 8-3 decision at 145 pounds.

Washington turned first-minute pins by Guiseppe Marrero (138 pounds), Eldar Karmiev (160), Ibragim Ibragimov (170), and Matthew Lacour (182) into a 51-21 win over visiting Olney.