Tuesday's Pa. roundup: Villa Maria girls beat West Chester Rustin

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The Villa Maria girls’ basketball team beat West Chester Rustin, 69-58, in the semifinals of the District 1 Class 5A playoffs on Tuesday.

Catholic Academies MVP Paige Lauder scored 33 points to lead Villa Maria past West Chester Rustin, 69-58, in the semifinals of the District 1 Class 5A playoffs on Tuesday.

Abby Walheim added 19 points for the Hurricanes, who will play an undefeated West Chester Henderson team in Saturday’s final. The Warriors got past Mount St. Joseph, 61-42, to secure their spot in the championship game.


Denae Carter had a game-high 17 points as St. Basil cruised past Notre Dame Green Pond, 55-24, in the semifinals of the District 1-11 Class 3A tournament. Casey Remolde finished with 14 points for the Panthers, who will play North Schuylkill in Saturday’s final.


Jennifer Kremp registered 18 points as Jenkintown advanced to the District 1-12 Class 1A final with a 57-32 victory over Christian Academy. Mia Kolb added 13 points for the Drakes, who will play Sankofa Freedom on Saturday.

Sankofa Freedom outlasted Phil-Mont Christian, 47-46, behind Zahrah Green’s 19 points. Marayiah Roher ended with 17 points for the victor.


Jordan D’Ambrosio poured in 21 points as Springfield (Delco) took a 53-45 decision over Radnor in a District 1 Class 5A playback game. Ellie Mueller had 21 points in defeat.

Upper Merion won 42-39 over Penncrest in Tuesday’s other Class 5A playback contest.

Boys’ Basketball

Rodney Carson and Mikeal Jones had 19 points apiece as Girard College took down Plumstead Christian, 61-43, in the District 1 Class 1A semifinals.

Girard College will face Faith Christian in Friday’s final after the Lions defeated Phil-Mont Christian, 72-60. Landon Coyle and Charles Ervin each ended with 15 points for Faith Christian.


Jahmir Brickus netted 22 points and Coatesville held off Upper Darby, 64-55, in a District 1 Class 6A playback game. Both teams have already qualified for states.

In other Class 6A playback action, Sean Yoder and Colin Post each recorded 18 points to lead Pennridge past Norristown, 61-51. Coatesville and Pennridge will play for fifth place on Friday, while Upper Darby meets Norristown in the seventh-place game.

Meanwhile, Ward Roberts finished with 22 points as Bensalem needed overtime to beat Downingtown East, 55-47, in a Class 6A playback contest. The win means the Owls will participate in the state playoffs for the first time since 2011.

Neshaminy will also play in states for the first time since 2011 after defeating Conestoga, 59-55. Chris Arcidiacono scored 22 of his 33 points in the first half for the Redskins, who will battle Bensalem in the ninth-place game on Friday.

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