Archbishop Carroll scored early and often Saturday to beat Spring-Ford, 57-37, in the first round of the PIAA Class AAAA girls' basketball tournament.

The Patriots jumped off to a 20-4 lead after the first quarter at Council Rock South, thanks in large part to Lexi Stover, who scored 10 of her 11 points in the period.

Julia Gantz led the Patriots with 13 points. Keara McNulty went 8 for 8 from the free-throw line and finished with 12 points.

PIAA Class AAA First Round

Cassie Sebold led Archbishop Wood to victory, netting 16 points as the Vikings put away Northeastern, 62-41, at Archbishop Ryan.

Kate Connolly scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Aubree Brown had eight points and eight rebounds.

Merion Mercy 54, Mastery North 47 - Caroline Corazel powered the Golden Bears' offense at Southern, scoring 16 points and finishing 7 for 8 from the free-throw line.

Gabby Heinsinger scored 13 points. Valez Jackson contributed 12 points and was 6 for 6 from the line.

PIAA Class A First Round

Keyen Green and Tracey Goodman were a force to be reckoned with in Phil-Mont Christian's 54-19 win over Greenwood at Cheltenham.

Green led the Falcons with 19 points, including 10 in the first quarter. The junior was 4 for 4 from beyond the arc.

Goodman added 18 points. Lauren Tipton contributed eight points.

Kayla Griffin dished out six assists.

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