Friday's Pa. roundup: Emily McAteer leads Garnet Valley to state playoff win

Garnet Valley's sophomore duo, Brianne Borcky (left) and Emily McAteer (right), bring the ball downcourt against Haverford January 3, 2017. TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer

Emily McAteer recorded a double-double with 28 points and 13 rebounds Friday as the Garnet Valley girls’ basketball team knocked off Elizabethtown, 56-53, in the PIAA Class 6A first round. Morgan Falcone and Nicole Barnes had 7 points each for the Jaguars, who erased a 10-point halftime deficit. Garnet Valley will meet Upper Dublin in Tuesday’s second round.

In other 6A action, Becca Margolis delivered with 21 points, six rebounds, and four steals as Council Rock North downed Nazareth, 47-34. Mackenzie Tinner added 17 points for the victors. The Indians allowed just three field goals in the second half. Council Rock South will take on Central Bucks South on Tuesday.

Kassondra Brown poured in 25 points as Abington topped Wilson, 59-44. Sam Brusha added 10 points for the Ghosts, who closed the game on a 16-4 run. Abington will battle Freedom on Tuesday.

Megan Jonassen scored a team-high 12 points in Perkiomen Valley’s 59-42 loss to Freedom. Kyra Jefferson led all scorers with 17 points for the Patriots.

Lucy Olsen scored 14 points for Spring-Ford in a 50-35 loss to William Allen.

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St. Basil received scoring from 10 players in a 74-21 victory West Philadelphia in the PIAA Class 3A first round. Maria Storck led the Panthers with 12 points, who will play Holy Redeemer on Tuesday.

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Kyra Quigley posted 16 points and 12 rebounds as Sacred Heart Academy rolled past Tacony Charter, 57-32, in the PIAA Class 2A first round. Carina Fichera added 14 points for the Lions. Sacred Heart Academy will play the winner of Math, Civics and Science and Mahoney Area.

Boys’ Basketball

Tyler Norwood scored nine of his 20 points in the fourth quarter as Penncrest defeated Shippensburg, 49-36, in the PIAA Class 5A first round. The Lions will play Northeastern on Tuesday.

In other 5A action, Kevin Dodds scored 21 points to lead Bishop Shanahan to its first state playoff win since 1995 with a 76-38 triumph over Hershey. Dodds also recorded his 1,000th career point. Thomas Ford chipped in 14 points for the Eagles. Bishop Shanahan will take on Milton Hershey on Tuesday.

Karell ended with 20 points as Chester took down Martin Luther King, 61-47. Rahmee Gilbert contributed 14 points for the Clippers. Chester will face the winner of Abington Heights and Garden Spot on Tuesday.

Isaiah Wong finished with 22 points as Bonner-Prendergast upended New Oxford, 56-45. Ajiri Johnson added 10 points for the Friars. Bonner will play William Penn on Tuesday.

Sean Sylvester scored 17 points as Holy Ghost Prep fell to William Penn (District 3), 63-59. The Firebirds missed a three-pointer with four seconds left to tie game. Jack Elliot added 13 points for Holy Ghost. Kyree Generett paced William Penn with 26 points.

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Patrick Robinson scored a game-high 25 points as Conwell Egan beat Wilson, 73-58, in the PIAA Class 4A first round. The Eagles will play the winner of Bethlehem Catholic and Greater Nanticoke Area on Tuesday.

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Scott Spann finished with 25 points as Sankofa Freedom cruised to a 80-59 victory over Girard College in the PIAA Class 1A first round. Derrius Ward and Khalil Turner contributed 18 and 14 points, respectively, for the Warriors. Sankofa will play the winner of Lourdes Regional and Greenwood on Tuesday.

In other 1A action, Charles Ervin scored 14 points in Faith Christian’s 80-34 win over Berks Christian. The Lions will play the winner of Lincoln Leadership and Millville on Tuesday.

Wrestling

The PIAA Class AAA state individual wrestling quarterfinals were held at Giant Center in Hershey on Friday, and six local wrestlers advanced.

Kyle Waterman of Council Rock South (106 pounds), Killian Delaney of West Chester Henderson (113), Doug Zapf of Downingtown West (120), Tyler Williams of Souderton (132), Ryan Vulakh of Pope John Paul II (145) and Josh Stillings of Pennridge (182) all won by decision.