Girls hoops: Methacton's Kaminski earns 300th win; Spring-Ford survives Pope John Paul II test - revised

 
Methacton 77, Upper Perkiomen 29 – Mairi Smith stuffed the stat sheet with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to key a balanced attack that carried the streaking Warriors to their eighth straight win and provided veteran coach Craig Kaminski with his 300th career victory Wednesday.
In his 19th season at the helm in Fairview Village after a nine-year stint as an assistant, Kaminski has compiled a 300-187 record (.616 winning percentage) during his stellar tenure.
Few of those 300 wins came much easier than Wednesday’s decision as the Warriors raced out to a 54-13 halftime lead and never looked back. Point guard Cassidy Kropp contributed 16 points and 6 assists and recent 1,000-point scorer Nicole Timko posted 15 points and 8 assists to bolster the Methacton effort.
For the Indians, freshman Erin States set the tone with 15 points.
Methacton (77) – Fisher 1 0-0 2, Kropp 7 1-1 16, Coupe 1 0-0 3, Burkholder 0 0-0 0, Connolly 0 1-2 1, Martino 2 0-0 5, Torres 0 0-0 0, Kaufman 3 0-0 7, Timko 6 1-1 15, Bockrath 1 0-1 2, Woolbert 0 0-0 0, Deal 0 0-0 0, Newman 0 0-0 0, Smith 7 3-4 17, Hazlett 3 3-5 9. Totals 31 9-14 77.
Upper Perk (29) – Kearney 0 0-0 0, Goodrich 0 0-2 0, States 7 0-2 15, Fabian 3 0-0 6, Rogers 1 1-2 3, Pfander 2 0-0 4, Keeney 0 1-2 1. Totals 13 2-8 29.
Methacton          25  29  12  11 – 77
Upper Perk           3  10    6  10 – 29
3-point goals: Methacton (6) – Timko 2, Kropp, Coupe, Martino, Kaufman. UP (1) - States
 
Spring-Ford 34, Pope John Paul II 30 – Fresh off the heels of clinching an unprecedented fourth straight PAC championship, the unbeaten Rams survived their sternest test of the season to improve to 14-0.
Lucy Olsen canned 12 points for Spring-Ford and Anna Azzara added 9 to offset Kallan Bustynowicz’s double-double of 11 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks. PJP, which also got solid contributions from Amelia Kennedy (8 points, 5 steals) and Tess Crossan (8 assists, 6 points) got as close as 31-30 on Kennedy’s steal and driving layup with 3:35 left but would get no closer. Olsen hit both ends of a one-and-one with 38 seconds left for a 33-30 edge and Mac Pettinelli provided the final margin with a free throw in the closing seconds.
Spring-Ford (34) – Olsen 4 4-5 12, Boyer 1 0-1 3, Azzara 4 0-0 9, E. Tiffan 2 0-0 5, K. Tiffan 0 0-0 0, Hudak 0 2-2 2, Pettinelli 1 1-2 3. Totals 12 7-10 34.
PJP (30) – Crossan 2 2-3 6, Kennedy 3 1-2 8, Owens 1 0-0 3, Ciuba 1 0-0 2, Bustynowicz 4 0-0 11, Jackson 0 0-0 0, Totals 11 3-5 30.
Spring-Ford                8  12  11   3 – 34
PJP                            8    8    6   8 – 30
3-point goals: Spring-Ford (3) – Boyer, E. Tiffan, Azzara. PKP (5) – Bustynowicz 3, Kennedy, Owens.
 
Perkiomen Valley 38, Phoenixville 32 – Emma Miley hit for a game-high 17 points to lead a balanced Vikings’ attack that included Naiya Daisey and Ella Stein with 8 points apiece.
There was very little separation in this PAC crossover battle, but Perk Valley was able to hold on behind a 22-17 advantage in the second half. Dylan McAleer led the Phantoms with 12 points.
Perk Valley (38) – Beattie 1 2-4 4, Daisey 3 2-2 8, Daye 0 1-2 1, E. Stein 4 0-0 8, Miley 8 0-0 17, A. Stein 0 0-0 0, Totals 16 5-8 38.
Phoenixville (32) – Michaud 2 2-2 7, McAleer 6 0-2 12, Green 3 0-1 6, Brown 0 0-0 0, Thaxton 0 0-0 0, Breisblatt 2 1-2 7, Flick 0 0-0 0, Totals 13 3-7 32.
Perk Valley            4  12  11  11 – 38
Phoenixville          6    9    9    8 - 32
3-point goals: PV (1) – Miley. Phoenixville (3) – Breisblatt 2, Michaud.
 
Pottsgrove 49, Boyertown 40 – The Falcons captured the PAC crossover decision behind a strong fourth quarter and balanced attack led by Riley Simon (11 points) and Sydney Mowery (10).
The Bears, who were within striking distance at 33-30 before the Grove posted a 16-10 closing run, got a game-high 20 points from Ashley Kapp and another 8 from Mikayla Moyer.
Boyertown (40) – Konnick 0 2-4 2, Schweiser 1 0-0 3, Moyer 4 0-0 8, Kapp 8 1-2 20, Hovey 2 3-4 7, Seyler 0 0-0 0, Smith 0 0-0 0, Wolfe 0 0-0 0, Totals 15 6-10 40.
Pottsgrove (49) – Fretz 3 2-2 8, Ludwig 3 0-0 6, Potts 1 4-4 7, Simon 3 5-7 11, Mowery 4 2-4 10, Makins 2 1-2 7. Totals 16 14-19 49.
Boyertown             12    9   9  10 – 40
Pottsgrove             12  13   8  16 – 49
3-point goals: Boyertown (4) – Kapp 3, Schweiser. Pottsgrove (3) – Makins 2, Potts.
 
Owen J. Roberts 64, Pottstown 50 – The Wildcats climbed above the .500 mark at 6-5 behind a 30-point outburst from junior guard Avery White and the complementary scoring of Alexa Vogelman with 15 points and Gabby Koury with 11.
Trinell Watson scored 15 points and Tamya Jarrett and freshman Mikyla Brandon added 13 apiece for the Trojans, who trailed by just 29-19 at the break before OJR took charge with a 24-13 edge in the third period.
OJR (64) – Price 1 0-0 2, White 12 3-4 20, Vogelman 3 9-11 15, Hannum 2 0-0 4, Koury 5 1-1 11, Wasson 0 2-4 2, Clemson 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 15-20 64.
Pottstown (50) – K. Jarrett 2 0-0 5, Watson 6 3-5 15, T. Jarrett 5 1-4 13, Lamarre 0 0-0 0, Daye 2 0-0 4, Braydon 5 3-5 13, Weller 0 0-0 0, Totals 20 7-14 50.
OJR             13  16  24  11 – 64
Pottstown     8  11  13  18 – 50
3-point goals: OJR (3) – White 3. Pottstown (3) – T. Jarrett 2, K. Jarrett.