A dominant second half helped Pennsbury beat Lower Merion, 53-41, in the main event of the Philadelphia Inquirer/Scholastic Play-by-Play Tipoff Classic on Saturday at Philadelphia University.
The Falcons, ranked seventh in the preseason in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, went on a 40-16 run to wipe out what was a five-point deficit after one quarter.
Derrick Woods scored 18 points and Cameron Jones added 12. Mehki Bryant and Juan Perez Jones each had eight.
Corey Sherman led Lower Merion with 12.
Also at the showcase:
Chris Clover's double-double of 28 points and 12 rebounds carried St. Joseph's Prep to a 56-32 win over Bartram.
Zane Martin and Lamarr Kimble combined for 15 of No. 3 Neumann-Goretti's 20 fourth-quarter points in a 55-45 victory over Philadelphia Electrical. The Saints used a 20-12 run in the period to put the game away. Quade Green had 18 points, Martin scored 14, and Kimble had 10.
Haverford School's Levan Alston scored his 1,000th career point, but the fifth-ranked Fords fell to Calvert Hall (Md.), 77-48. Alston had 16 points.
Anthony "Chic" D'Angelo Coaches vs. Cancer Tipoff. Stevie Jordan scored 24 points and had six assists to lead Conwell-Egan to a 60-44 championship victory over host Bristol. Vinny Dalessandro added 12 points and eight rebounds.
Archbishop Ryan Tipoff. Austin Chabot scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds, and host Ryan rallied from down six in the first quarter to beat Lincoln, 50-42. Izaiah Brockington also had 18 points.
Tommy Strasburger's 14 points helped Central Bucks East get past Bensalem, 39-33.
Germantown Community. Ray Leon scored 19 and Andrew Aldridge had 18 to lead host Germantown Friends by Cardinal O'Hara, 58-39. Mike Buckmire's defense helped the Tigers to a 40-14 advantage in the middle quarters.
Great Valley Tipoff Shoot-Out. Mark Miller went 10 for 11 from the foul line, including 5 for 5 in the fourth, to secure host Great Valley's 44-38 championship win over Boyertown. Doug Strang scored 15 points.
Ghosts Tipoff Classic. Amir Hinton's 18 points paced host Abington in a 48-38 championship win over Upper Darby. Matt Penecale added 11 points.
Harrisburg Tipoff. Malik Jackson scored 24 points, and Addison Scott had 23 points, five rebounds, and five assists to guide Penn Wood past Freire Charter, 80-54.
Hatters Tipoff Classic. Zeke Sloan scored 13 points, and Hatboro-Horsham won its own tournament by beating Lower Moreland, 46-33.
PAC-10/Suburban One. Tim Waddington tied a school record with six three-pointers, and Central Bucks South won at Pottstown, 68-65. Waddington scored 24 points. Rich Duvivier led Pottstown with 33.
Cal Reichwein poured in 22 points, and Central Bucks West rode a big second half to a 55-40 defeat of Spring-Ford.
Rabberman. Spencer Tinkel sank four three-pointers to pace New Hope-Solebury past host Council Rock South, 50-46, in the title game. He scored 19 points.
Colin Mulvaney scored 20 points, and Jenkintown topped George School, 52-37, in the consolation.
Radnor Tipoff. Nick Alikakos scored 32 of his 34 points in the first half, and Episcopal Academy rolled to the championship by beating Roxborough, 77-35.
Red Jenkins Tipoff. Samir Doughty (26 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists) nearly had a triple-double in Math, Civics & Science's 63-53 triumph over Annandale (Va.) at Woodson High in Virginia.
Upper Dublin Invitational. Tournament MVP Tim Guers scored 19 points and Sam Lindgren added 17 as Germantown Academy blitzed to the title with a 61-49 triumph over the host.
Nonleague. Tom McLoone's 14 points led a balanced effort for Bonner-Prendergast in a 51-44 win over visiting Springside Chestnut Hill.
Haverford School had seven champions and nine finalists en route to winning the New Hope-Solebury Invitational. Upper Dublin placed second.
Haverford School's winners were Chase McCollum (120 pounds), Stephen Tornetta (126), Freddy Corradetti (132), Chris Kober (170), Richie Souders (182), L.J. Barlow (195), and Mike Kober (220).