Tues. Pa. girls’ roundup: GA dominates swim meet

Rachel Zilinskas earned a pair of individual titles to pace a dominating effort by the Germantown Academy girls' swimming team at the Inter-Academic League championships on Tuesday.

At Episcopal Academy, Zilinskas won the 100 freestyle in 53.58 seconds and added a 200 freestyle crown in 1:53.16.

She was one of three Germantown Academy swimmers to earn individual titles, including Kacie Ciampoli (200 individual medley) and Taylor Sneed (100 butterfly).

Other individual winners were Baldwin's Val Yoshimura (50 freestyle), Penn Charter's Lela Garner (100 backstroke), and Episcopal Academy's Rachel Repke (100 breaststroke).

Episcopal Academy took two of the three relays.

Girls' Basketball

Jade Williams scored 22 of her game-high 32 points in the first half as Rhodes topped visiting Germantown, 52-51, in a Public League game on Tuesday, giving the Huskies (6-5) their first-ever winning season.

The win capped a solid career for Williams, who finished with 948 points in four seasons as a starter. The Huskies (6-5) have been in existence as a girls' program for just those four seasons.

In other league games:

Architecture and Design led by just a 3-1 score going into the second quarter and earned a 23-18 win at Kensington behind Dennitten Ellison's nine points.

Jareia Keith scored 12 points for host University City in its 39-32 win over Paul Robeson.

The Jaguars, who got nine points and nine rebounds from Mykea Hall, await a playoff game on Friday against an undetermined foe.

Catholic. Sarah Curran had 18 points for Archbishop Carroll in a 65-50 win over visiting Lansdale Catholic.

Nicole Daly made two free throws with five seconds left in overtime to give Cardinal O'Hara a three-point lead in a 56-55 win at Archbishop Prendergast. The Pandas hit a two-pointer at the buzzer.

Eleven players scored for Archbishop Wood in a 56-29 win over visiting Conwell-Egan.

Inter-Ac. Megan Quinn scored 19 points to lead Episcopal Academy to a 51-35 win at Springside. The highlight for the Lions came when senior Brenna Coll scored the 1,000th point of her career.

Michelle Boggs led Springside with 14 points, while teammate Sidney Epps added 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Central. Host Lower Merion ran its league record to 15-0 with a 59-34 win over Marple Newtown as Lila Jones scored the game's first seven points and finished with 17.

Host Garnet Valley got 17 points from Coley Ricci in a 47-42 win over Springfield (Delaware County). Ricci scored 11 of her points in the first quarter when the Jaguars (13-7 overall, 10-5 league) jumped to a 17-8 lead.

The Cougars fought their way back into the game in the third quarter with a 17-7 run spurred by nine points from Olivia Kane, who finished with 12. Kelsi Chazin's 14 points topped the Cougars.

Suburban One American. Ciara Andrews scored 21 points to lead Cheltenham to a 69-32 win at Upper Moreland, clinching the third straight league title for the Panthers (18-3, 11-0). They have now won 23 titles in the last 25 years.

Host Upper Dublin ran its record to 19-3 with a 51-23 win over Wissahickon as Taylor Bryant scored 13 points.

Suburban One National. Ashley Alden's 14 points and 12 rebounds carried William Tennent past visiting Abington, 41-25.

Melissa Horn led the Panthers (14-6) with 13 rebounds.

Council Rock North senior guard Devin Gold scored 21 points and reached No. 1,000 for her career in a 68-39 win at Bensalem.

Council Rock South got 33 points and 16 rebounds from Alex Wheatley in a 65-44 win over visiting Pennsbury.

Del-Val. Academy Park set up a showdown for first place in the league on Friday night with a 58-48 win over visiting Penn Wood. The Vanguards (13-7, 7-0) got 14 points and 16 rebounds from Mercedes Vaughn and could clinch their first-ever league title with a win on Friday.

Bicentennial. Lafayette-bound Emily Homan scored 22 points to lead Delco Christian to a 38-32 win at Lower Moreland.

Christopher Dock outlasted visiting Springfield (Montgomery County), 39-36, as Jenessa Derstine scored 15 points. The Spartans' Elise DiFilippo also scored 15 points and reached the 1,000-point plateau for her career.

Catholic Academies. Bridget Sobon made two key baskets in the final quarter to lift host Nazareth Academy past St. Basil, 34-32.

Both teams will participate in the playoffs that begin on Saturday.

Hannah Rush scored 16 points and added five assists as Sacred Heart won at Merion Mercy, 44-41.

Danielle Singer led the Lions (10-11, 3-10) with seven rebounds.

Martha Pannepacker led the Golden Bears with 13 points.

Nonleague. Wylie Wilson had 22 points and 20 rebounds for Friends Select in a 57-21 win over visiting Community Academy of Philadelphia.

Host Downingtown East beat St. Mark's (Del.), 42-21, behind Kaitlyn Dougherty's 11 points. The Cougars host a Ches-Mont playoff on Saturday (3 p.m.).


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