Saturday's Pa. roundup: Souderton girls beat Plymouth Whitemarsh in SOL semifinals

Souderton’s Alana Cardona puts up a shot against Plymouth Whitemarsh in last year’s PIAA Class 6A quarterfinals.

Alana Cardona filled the stat sheet with 22 points, 13 rebounds, and two blocks as Souderton cruised past Plymouth Whitemarsh, 66-26, in the Suburban One League semifinals. Megan Bealer had 11 points for the Indians, who also beat Plymouth Whitemarsh in last year’s PIAA Class 6A quarterfinals.

Souderton will face Central Bucks South in Monday’s final. The Titans defeated Abington, 43-39, in the other semifinal contest.


Lucy Olsen had 19 points as Spring-Ford beat Methacton, 58-39, in the Pioneer Athletic Conference semifinals. Rachel Christman and Cassie Marte added 11 and 10 points for the Rams, who will play Perkiomen Valley in Wednesday’s final. The Vikings took down Pope John Paul II, 65-54, in the other semifinal game.


Jennifer Kremp and Amelia Mulvaney had 14 points apiece as Jenkintown closed out the regular season with a 47-13 win over The Christian Academy. The Drakes went 21-1 overall and a perfect 12-0 in the Bicentennial League Constitution Division.


Eileen Piombino scored her 1,000th career point in Sacred Heart Academy’s 54-26 victory over Dock Mennonite.

Boys’ Basketball

Naheem McLeod scored a game-high 26 points as Plymouth Whitemarsh defeated Pennridge, 79-55, in the Suburban One League semifinals. Ish Horn added 22 points for the Colonials, who will face Central Bucks West in Monday’s championship game.


Nasir Ford notched his 1,000th career point and ended with 26, but Pennsylvania School for the Deaf fell to American School for the Deaf, 60-43, in the ESDAA Tournament.


Lyle Tipton poured in 30 points as Phil-Mont Christian took down Friends Select, 65-58. The Falcons went 17-for-21 from the foul line.


Carlos Palacio recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead Phelps past Perkiomen School, 57-44. Zuri Peyton and Yagizhan Selcuk added 13 points apiece.


Calvin White had 17 points as MaST Charter ended the regular season with a 54-50 triumph over Church Farm. Sean Allendorf ended with 13 points.


Many local schools competed at the PTFCA Indoor Track Carnival, one of the biggest regular season indoor invitationals in Pennsylvania.

The Owen J. Roberts girls’ relay team of Morgan Shronk, Kenzie Kurtz, Mary Bernotas, and Hannah Kopec won the 4×800 in a state qualifying time of 9:46.46. Chester’s Kamani Johns captured first in the 400-meter dash in 59.77, Penn Wood claimed first in the 4×400-meter relay, Christina Warren of Perkiomen Valley won the 60-meter hurdles in 8.76, and Grace Lanouette of Conestoga secured first in the 60-meter dash in 7.62.

On the boys’ side, Liam Conway of Owen J. Roberts set a new indoor personal record on his way to winning the 800-meter dash in 1:55.01. It was a new meet record and the top time in Pennsylvania so far. Armonte Paulk of Hill-Freedman World Academy won the 60 (6.96), 200 (22.34), and 400 meters (50.03).

In the relays, Chester took first in the 4×400, Penn Wood captured the 4×800, and Spring-Ford finished ahead of the pack in the distance medley.