Wed. Pa. boys' roundup: Malvern Prep rallies, wins in OT

Malvern Prep rallied from seven points down in the fourth quarter to force overtime and handed visiting St. Joseph's Prep its first loss of the basketball season, 65-62, in a nonleague game Wednesday.

Malvern (8-0), ranked No. 7 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, outscored fifth-ranked Prep (5-1) by 11-8 in the extra period. Brendan Kilpatrick (27 points) provided a 57-55 lead on a three-pointer with 3 minutes left, and Steve Perpiglia (24) converted a one-and-one with 10 seconds left for a five-point lead.

Steve Vasturia led the Prep with 20 points among four Hawks in double figures.

In other nonleague action, Glen Mills got a dominating performance in the middle from 6-foot-9 senior center Raheem Harvey, who piled up 22 points, 28 rebounds, 10 blocked shots, and five steals as the Bulls beat visiting Bensalem, 68-63.

Pottsgrove capitalized on 17 Episcopal Academy turnovers to secure a 53-51 win at home. The Falcons' balanced offense featured Johnny Fowler's 13 points, Robert Stiles' 11, and Ramon Frederick's 10.

Conwell-Egan's 56-49 win over visiting Princeton Day featured Jamal Nwaniemeka's 13 points, 10 rebounds, eight steals, and five blocked shots.

Marple Newtown stormed back from a three-point halftime deficit to whip visiting Upper Merion, 62-48. Ryan Furst (17) and Pat McGee (10) grabbed nine rebounds apiece, and Andrew Brandt (16) had eight boards.

Konlan Krick scored 20 points, and Brian Stinson added 12 points and seven rebounds for Exeter during a 55-47 win at Boyertown. The Bears' Kale Wrigley tossed in 18 points.

Bicentennial. Christopher Dock spotted visiting Plumstead Christian a 22-11 halftime lead before rallying to win, 45-41. Alex Geistdorfer and Tyler Denlinger ignited the comeback with six points each in a 19-8 third period.

 

Wrestling

Quakertown's Matt Hunter edged Pennridge's Nick Pyott by 4-3 in a key bout at 195 pounds that helped Quakertown squeeze past visiting Pennridge, 39-33, in a Suburban One League matchup.

The Panthers also got pins by Alex Brulliea (120 pounds), Tyler Seislove (145), Matt Stoneback (152), and Matt Jorgensen (285).

Also in the Suburban One, pins in the upper weights by Troy Jones (195), Connor Weiss (220), and Kevin Yannes (hwt.) fueled Wissahickon's 70-10 triumph over visiting Cheltenham.

Pioneer Athletic. Spring-Ford swept visiting Pope John Paul II, 73-0, with first-minute pins by Nick Suero at 106 pounds, Chase Brown at 113, Adam Dombrowsky at 132, and Jason Dombrowsky at 138.

Nick Giangiulio started Perkiomen Valley's 70-6 win over visiting Phoenixville with a pin in 1:03 at 145 pounds. Derek Buckley hurried to a 43-second fall at 120.

King of the Mat Tournament. Upper Perkiomen won in Winston-Salem (N.C.) by beating host Jordan-Matthews (N.C.), 46-15. Ray Young (160) and Chris Cornwell (195) had first-period pins.

Public. Frankford's John Martinez scored a 9-7 overtime victory against Edison's Irvins Ortiz at 195 pounds to clinch the host Pioneers' 43-33 win. Frankford's Kyle Mallon had a 30-second pin at 106.

With the match tied at 38, Martin Luther King's Rafael Nembhard pinned Mariana Bracetti's Felix Cabrera in 1:15 to clinch host King's 44-38 win.

Franklin Towne Charter flattened host Mastery Charter, 48-29, with a pin in 1:14 from Brian Roberts at 152 pounds.

Nonleague. Upper Dublin won nine of 10 bouts from Stephen Volovar's pin at 132 to Yale Alpert's forfeit at heavyweight and downed host Chichester, 54-22.