Boys hoops: Boyertown, Pope John Paul II, Perkiomen Valley extend winning streaks

Boyertown 57, Spring-Ford 46 – David Leh pumped in 18 points, Christian Renninger contributed 16 and Tre Diguglielmo also hit double figures with 10 as the Bears earned their fourth straight win in PAC Liberty action Tuesday night.
Boyertown took charge with a 21-10 second-quarter edge, fueled by Renninger’s 9 points, going up 29-20 at the break and closing out the decision with a 17-13 advantage in the fourth quarter after the visiting Rams had crept within 40-33.
Spring-Ford guard Zack Skrocki led all scorers with 19 points on the strength of four triples, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a fourth straight loss following a lengthy COVID pause for the Rams.
Spring-Ford (46) – Skrocki 6 3-4 19, Irby 0 0-0 0, Turner 3 0-0 6, Campbell 0 1-2 1, Lewis 1 1-2 3, Santiago 2 0-0 4, Kressley 2 0-0 4, Huntington 1 0-0 2, Schauder 3 0-1 7. Totals 18 5-9 46.
Boyertown (57) – Marinello 0 0-0 0, Salata 0 2-4 2, Hummel 1 0-1 2, Diguglielmo 3 4-4 10, Leh 7 2-2 18, Kapp 2 0-0 5, Renninger 6 2-3 16, Kiefer 1 0-0 2, Schaefer 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 10-14 57.
Spring-Ford             10  10  13  13 – 46
Boyertown                8  21  11  17 – 57
3-point goals: Spring-Ford (5) – Skrocki 4, Schauder. Boyertown (5) – Leh 2, Renninger 2, Kapp
 
Pope John Paul II 65, Pottstown 60 – The unbeaten Golden Panthers continued building on the best start in program history, riding a strong start and balanced scoring attack to their 10th straight win.
Kevin Green hit four triples and finished with 21 points for PJP, which also got strong performances at the offensive end from Justin Green (13 points), Luke McCarthy (11) and JP Baron (10).
For the Trojans, who fell behind 33-20 at the break before staging a second-half comeback that fell just short, Jahzeel Watson led the way with 17 points followed by Corey Cottman and Terryce Phillips with 15 each.
The loss was the fifth in six games for Pottstown, with an average margin of defeat a mere four points during that span, including two one-point losses at the start of the run.
PJP (65) – K. Green 6 5-5 21, McCarthy 4 2-2 11, Wells 2 0-1 4, Workman 2 0-1 4, Baron 4 2-2 10, Haffey 1 0-0 2, J. Green 5 3-3 13. Totals 24 12-14 65.
Pottstown (60) – Bostic 0 0-0 0, Oister 3 0-0 8, Smallwood 2 0-1 5, Watson 6 5-8 17, Cottman 5 5-11 15, Palmore 0 0-0 0, Phillips 7 1-3 15. Totals 23 11-23 60.
PJP                  12  21  17  15 – 65
Pottstown          8  12  24  16 – 60
3-point goals: PJP (5) – K. Green 4, McCarthy. Pottstown (3) – Oister 2, Smallwood
 
Perkiomen Valley 61, Methacton 45 – The PAC Liberty Division leading Vikings stretched their winning streak to six with the wire-to-wire victory as Tyler Lapetina hit for a game-high 21 points, Kameron Parks dropped in 15 and Dominic Miceli netted 14.
Ryan Baldwin cashed 11 points, Steven Penjuke added 9 on a trio of three-balls and Jason Price and Cole Hargrove chipped in with 8 each for the Warriors, who fell behind 11-3 by the end of the first quarter and were unable to climb from that hole.
Perk Valley closed out the success with a 39-30 edge in the second half, including a 15-for-18 performance from the free throw line in a 26-20 fourth quarter to seal the deal.  
Methacton (45) – Price 3 1-1 8, Merola 0 2-2 2, Hopwood 1 0-0 2, Byrne 2 1-2 5, Hargrove 3 2-4 8, Penjuke 3 0-0 9, Christian 0 0-0 0, Baldwin 4 3-5 11. Totals 16 9-14 45.
Perk Valley (61) – Basile 0 0-0 0, Parks 4 7-9 15, Kohler 1 0-0 2, Debebe 2 4-6 9, Lapetina 8 4-6 21, Miceli 5 4-4 14, Alex Martinez 0 0-0 0, Quinn 0 0-0 0, Pelzer 0 0-0 0, Totals 20 19-25 61.
Methacton               3  12  10  20 – 45
Perk Valley            11  10  14  26 - 61
3-point goals: Methacton (4) – Penjuke 3, Price. PV (2) Lapetina, Debebe
 
Pottsgrove 55, Upper Perkiomen 35 – Shawn Majors poured in a career-high 25 points, including 13 in a victory-sealing fourth quarter that carried the Falcons to their second win in PAC Frontier action.
Manny Allen added 13 points for the Grove, which bolted out to leads of 12-6 after one quarter, 25-13 at the break and 34-17 heading into the final frame. For the winless Indians, Adam Shaak led the way with 13 points.
Pottsgrove (55) – Allen 5 2-2 13, Majors 9 5-5 25, McMenamin 1 0-1 2, Dyches 0 0-2 0, Stringer 2 0-0 4, Sisko 0 0-0 0, Thompson 2 0-0 5, S. Rinda 1 0-0 2, Kaiser 2 0-1 4. Totals 22 7-11 55.
Upper Perk (35) – Aron 2 1-4 5, Rehiel 0 0-0 0, Simms 0 0-0 0, Nguyen 0 0-0 0, Shaak 4 5-6 13, Hanney 0 0-0 0, Hurlbrink 1 0-0 2, Clancy 2 0-0 5, Reig 0 0-0 0, Cupitt 2 0-0 4, Montero 0 0-0 0, Carpenter 3 0-1 6, Keyser 0 0-0 0, Totals 14 6-11 35.
Pottsgrove             12  13  9  21 – 55
Upper Perk              6    7  4  18 - 35
3-point goals: Pottsgrove (4) – Majors 2, Thompson, Allen. Upper Perk (1) – Clancy