Girls basketball wrap: Boyertown defends home turf to reach tourney final; Spring-Ford suffers first loss

By DAVE KURTZ

Pac-10sports.com

Boyertown 68, Pennridge 27 – The Bears surged to a 17-5 lead by the end of the first quarter and kept up the heat, defending their home turf Tuesday night in the opening round of the Boyertown Holiday Tournament.

Kaitlyn Eisenhard (12 points), Sherrine Saber (11) and Kaley Snyder (11) all hit double figures for Boyertown (7-1 overall), which had 11 players get into the scoring column.

The Bears face Downingtown East for the tournament title Wednesday at 6. Downingtown East (6-2 overall) advanced with a 43-42 victory over Nazareth behind Kaitlyn Dougherty’s 14 points.

Daniel Boone 46, Spring-Ford 43 – The Rams’ perfect 5-0 start was ended by the Blazers in the opening round of the Spring-Ford Holiday Classic. Spring-Ford faces Hempfield at 6 Wednesday in the second round of the 3-day, 8-team, round-robin event.

Wilson-West Lawn 48, Perkiomen Valley 45, OT – The Vikings squandered a 24-12 halftime lead and fell to the hosts in the Wilson-West Lawn Tournament opener when freshman Bonnie Eversgerd drilled a trifecta at the end of the overtime period.

PV (2-5 overall) had tied the contest at 45 when Sam Pagel  buried a triple right before Eversgerd’s huge answer. Mikki Guiton led the Vikings with 12 points while Erin Hamm chipped in with 9.

Holy Spirit 45, Methacton 34 – Kelly Glatthorn scored 14 points and Maddy Parker added 7 rebounds and 6 points but it wasn’t enough to keep the Warriors from suffering the non-league loss at the Boardwalk Classic in Wildwood, N.J.

Methacton (1-7 overall), which got 6 points apiece from Alivia Reiche and Kelsey Watson, plays a consolation game with Camden (N.J.) Catholic Wednesday in Wildwood.

Plymouth Whitemarsh 57, Pope John Paul II 26 – The Golden Panthers fell into the consolation round of the George W. Smear Tournament at the Fellowship House in Conshohocken with the blowout loss. PJP is now 2-2 overall and will meet Norristown in Wednesday’s consolation clash.

Southern Lehigh 68, Pottsgrove 27 – The Falcons fell behind 22-3 by the end of the first quarter and had no answer for the host team in the Southern Lehigh Tournament. Marisa Kineen had 9 points to lead Pottsgrove (3-4), which faces Emmaus Wednesday in the consolation game at Southern Lehigh.

Haverford High 62, Phoenixville 45 – Aubree Flagg dropped 11 points and Gianna Bliss added 10 but it wasn’t enough as the Phantoms (2-5 overall) were clipped in the opening round of the Unionville Tournament.

The loss drops Phoenixville into a consolation game Wednesday with Frankford of the Philadelphia Public League.