Spring-Ford's 22-year old record for most points in a basketball game finally fell as Zameer McDowell poured in 44 points in the Rams' 75-40 Pioneer Athletic Conference victory over visiting Phoenixville on Tuesday night.
McDowell, a junior, made 18 of 28 shots from the field and all of his 8 foul shots to eclipse the mark set by Greg Vuotta in 1989. McDowell also grabbed 18 rebounds.
Also in the PAC-10, Boyertown outrebounded visiting Upper Perkiomen by 26-11, including 9 boards by Scott Dennin, during a 56-44 win.
Inter-Ac. Faced with the possibility of its first loss for the second time in 11 days, Malvern Prep again fashioned an improbable rally and stunned visiting Haverford School, 61-53, in double overtime.
The Friars (15-0), ranked No. 4 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, trailed by seven points with 3 minutes left before knotting the score at 50-50 on Dennis Gabert's basket.
In the second OT, Steve Perpiglia and Brendan Kilpatrick had four points apiece. Perpiglia finished with 11 points and seven assists, and Kilpatrick had 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Malvern rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final minute against La Salle on New Year's Eve.
Germantown Academy's Julian Moore had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Nick Lindner chipped in with 14 points and five assists in the Patriots' 57-45 win at Episcopal Academy.
Friends Schools. Westtown claimed its sixth straight win, 54-52, over third-ranked Friends' Central in a triple-overtime marathon at Westtown as Daniel Ochefu scored four points in the final OT. Jeremy Schulkin scored 19 points and Lenny Klein hit a pair of ket three-pointers.
Academy of the New Church, ranked No. 10, dumped host George School, 69-42, as Dinjyl Walker (29) and Daniel Pittman combined for 26 points in a 39-10 first period.
Bicentennial. Mike Hutson hit a third-quarter three-point basket that made him the fourth player at Phil-Mont Christian to reach 1,000 career points, punctuating a 75-58 win over visiting Calvary Christian. Hutson finished with 29 points.
Bristol, scoreless in the first quarter and down by seven at halftime, rallied past host Delco Christian, 53-49, behind 26-for-29 foul shooting.
Jake Cohen tossed in 25 points, and Mike Mangan had 21 points and 6 rebounds as Lower Moreland dealt visiting Springfield (Montco) a 70-55 setback.
Jenkintown held host Plumstead Christian scoreless for the first 7 minutes of a 39-32 win. Matt Dawsons' nine points, and seven each by Pat Stillmun and Teddy Hudson offset a 21-point game by Plumstead's Max Drake.
Christopher Dock's Najee Miller and Tyler Denlinger (12) had four rebounds each in a balanced attack that fueled a 53-41 win over visiting MaST Charter.
Suburban One. Jordan reed got loose for 38 points and 7 rebounds, including 26 second-half points, leading Wissahickon's 61-51 triumph over visiting Upper Merion. Tanoh Kpassagnon added 16 points and 10 boards.
Central Bucks South saw a 9-point fourth-quarter lead disappear, but came back with a 10-5 overtime period and edged host Central Bucks East, 62-57. South was 8-for-8 at the foul line in OT.
Bensalem needed two overtimes to secure a 58-54 win at Abington. Deion Jones tied the game in regulation, and Dovanta Newkirk's layup in the second OT gave the Owls a four-point lead.
Two three-pointers and 7-for-9 foul shooting propelled Derek Dyer to a 23-point game as Central Bucks West beat visiting Hatboro-Horsham, 68-58.
North Penn converted 21 of 22 foul shots during a 64-52 win at Quakertown. Wes Brooks gave the Knights 25 points.
Del-Val. Unbeaten Chester (10-0) opened its league schedule with a 64-42 win at Academy Park. Erikk Wright and Rashan Dejarnette scored 11 points apiece.
Glen Mills' Raheem Harvey had 13 points and 19 rebounds, and Xavier Couthen's 18 points and 11 boards carried the Bulls past host Chichester, 68-54.
Central. Haverford High's Kevin Gladstone donated 20 points and 9 rebounds to Haverford High's 41-28 win over visiting Strath Haven.
Conestoga's Jared Seltzer and Joe Viviano worked inside for 10 rebounds apiece and the Pioneers held off visiting Marple Newtown, 53-47.
Public. Sayre (8-3, 5-1) handed host Bok (7-2, 6-1) its first Division D loss, 82-79, capped by Ikeem Dickerson's 4-for-6 foul shooting down the stretch. Dickerson's 32 points edged Bok's Sean McLean (29) for game scoring honors.
Martin Luther King won its 10th game, 44-41, over visiting Hope Charter when Malik Paulk hit a clinching three-pointer with 2.6 seconds left.
Paul Robeson had six players in double figures, led by Nate Hargust's 15 points, three steals and three assists, to offset a 33-point game by FitzSimons' Brandon Jiles and take a 100-67 win. Richard Lemon added 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Down by four points at halftime, Kensington rallied to beat visiting Swenson, 53-42, as Roberto Betancourt scored 10 fourth-quarter points. Jaleele Robinson posted 10 points and 14 boards.
Imhotep Charter outscored visiting Boys' Latin by 16-5 in overtime for a 60-49 win. Khyree Wooten scored 8 in OT, and Brandon Austin tied the game with 7 seconds left in regulation.
Esperanza's 57-54 win over visiting Masterman featured Shaquille Bowman's 25 points and 27 rebounds, and four drawn charges by Edwin Lugo, who got the last with 18 seconds left.
Roxborough stayed unbeaten in Division C (7-0) via a 55-45 win over visiting Carroll in which Josh Anderson had 12 points and eight rebounds.
Leading by three points with 3 seconds left, Parkway West's Michael Pearson stole the ball and clinched a 50-47 win over visiting Elverson. Larry Webster poured in 33 points.
Dache Tolbert scored 11 of his game-high 15 points in a 39-2 first-quarter blitz that powered Sankofa Freedom past visiting CAPA, 68-19.
Demetrius Davenport hit buzzer-beating threes at the end of each of tghe first two quarters and finished with 29 points for Palumbo in a 51-46 triumph at Audenried.
Malik Starkes (17) turned two last-minute steals into clinching dunks as Math, Civics & Sciences trimmed host Bartram, 57-54.
Ben Franklin slipped past visiting World Communications, 51-48, as Amid McGill and Charles Davis each made two foul shots in the final minute.
Tri-County. Phelps won the showdown between the league's top two teams, 57-49, over visiting Collegium with Will Watts' 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Zach Hagan's 11 points and 7 assists.
Nonleague. Unbeaten Girard College (10-0) followed Tyreek Peeples' 25 points, eight assists and five rebounds to a 77-58 win over visiting Doane Academy.