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Sat. Pa. boys' and girls' roundup: Rally lifts Merion Mercy

Senior guard Julianne D'Orazio scored 12 points to lead a balanced offense, and Merion Mercy overcame a slow start and surged past Council Rock North, 48-35, Saturday in nonleague girls' basketball.

Senior guard Julianne D'Orazio scored 12 points to lead a balanced offense, and Merion Mercy overcame a slow start and surged past Council Rock North, 48-35, Saturday in nonleague girls' basketball.

Caroline Corzel, Tina DiGiacomo, and Christina O'Shea added eight points apiece for Merion, which overcame a 20-15 halftime deficit. C.R. North's Jessica Gerber led all players with 14 points.

In other nonleague action:

Delaware recruit Shanice Johnson collected 20 points, 13 rebounds, and 7 steals, but Cardinal O'Hara couldn't overcome a 10-point, halftime deficit and lost at home to Wilson-West Lawn, 63-60. Mia Farmer added 17 points for the Lions. Wilson went 27 for 35 from the foul line.

Micayla Flores, a sophomore forward, compiled 18 points and 11 rebounds to power host Unionville to a 49-40 victory over Interboro. Taylor Thames added 15 points, eight steals, and four assists for the victors. Olivia Encarnacion paced the Bucs with 19 points.

Coley Ricci had 15 points and five assists, and Jordan Ireland and Abby Lachman each contributed 14 points in Garnet Valley's 52-44 victory over West Chester Rustin. Adashia Franklin scored 19 for the visiting Golden Knights.

Kalee Fuegel topped a balanced offensive effort with nine points as St. Basil easily dispatched visiting Little Flower, 51-30. Meghan Petroski paced the Sentinels with nine points.

Villa Joseph Marie received 11 points from sophomore forward Colleen Coleman and rode a 22-point, first-half advantage to a 53-33 win at Conwell-Egan. Darrah Morrison added nine points and Sarah Madden and MaryKate Ridgway had eight apiece for Villa Joe. Meghan Horn's 11 points led the Eagles.

Ginneh Dickinson had 15 points and George School won in overtime at Westtown, 43-35. Jordan Weir led the Quakers with 23 points and sent the game to overtime by sinking two free throws with .8 seconds left in regulation.

G'Mrice Davis outscored Solebury School by herself, getting 33 points in Girard College's 50-30 home victory. Tavorsia Talley had 18 points for Solebury.

Abington Friends Coaches vs. Cancer. The host Kangaroos won the title with a 49-30 triumph over Bishop McDevitt. Lauren Gold led the way with 23 points and was named the tournament's most valuable player, and Alexa Bowman added nine. Sierra DaCosta scored 11 for McDevitt.

In the third-place game, Alexandra Thaler's 10 points helped Baldwin to a 35-28 win over Agnes Irwin. Baldwin rallied after trailing by two entering the fourth quarter.

Boys' Basketball

Junior guard Nelson Blickman scored 15 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to help Radnor hold off Unionville, 51-47, in a nonleague game.

The Red Raiders were leading by 49-47 when junior guard Terrance Quinn (eight points) rebounded a missed Radnor free throw, was fouled with six seconds left, and hit two free throws to secure the win.

Brandon Rusinque scored 16 points for the Indians.

In other nonleague games:

Nick Jones (14 points) topped five Archbishop Carroll players in double-figure scoring in the Patriots' 64-43 win at Malvern Prep. Ryan Ammerman notched eight points for the Friars.

Austin Harriott's 16 points and eight rebounds and Ray Leon's 12 points sent host Germantown Friends to a 51-48 triumph over GAMP. Tobias Stokes led the Pioneers with 16 points, and Mikhail Wilson had 14.

St. Joseph's Prep outscored Roxborough, 24-2, in the first quarter en route to a 67-42 road victory. Chris Clover (16 points), Stephen Vasturia (15), and Miles Overton (14) paced the Hawks. Isaiah King scored 10 for Roxborough.

Dylan Alderman scored 14 points and went 7 for 8 from the foul line in the fourth quarter and overtime in Bishop Shanahan's 56-54 win at Kennett. Devon Seeney (16 points) led Shanahan.

Nicholas Jones (14 points), Jihad Barnes (12), and Alonte Blackwell (11) reached double figures for Girard College in a 61-25 home win over Solebury School.

Penn Charter dropped Lawrenceville (N.J.), 70-62, behind Mike McGlinchey's 19 points and 12 rebounds.

Villa Showcase. Malik Starkes put in 18 points and Jeremiah Worthem chipped in 12, enabling Math, Civics & Sciences to dump South Shore (N.Y.), 65-42, in the tournament at Arcadia University.

Public. Olney, spurred by Tyheim Monroe (18 points, six rebounds) and Charles Brown (18 points), routed visiting Palumbo, 69-29.