Pope John Paul II rallies by Boyertown; Buzzer beaters lift Spring-Ford, Perkiomen Valley

Pope John Paul II 43, Boyertown 38 – Justin Green deposited a game-high 14 points and Luke McCarthy added 13 as the Golden Panthers used a late surge to secure their sixth straight victory in PAC crossover action Saturday.
Trailing 29-27 entering the fourth quarter on the road, PJP took over with a 16-9 edge in the final frame behind 5 points each from McCarthy and Drew McKeon and four from Justin Green.
For the Bears, who have dropped three straight on the heels of a nine-game winning streak, Tre Diguglielmo finished with 11 points while Alex Obarow and Aarick Salata chipped in with 8 points each.
PJP (43) – K. Green 0 0-0 0, McCarthy 4 3-4 13, Workman 2 2-2 6, McKeon 2 2-2 8, Haffey 1 0-0 2, J. Green 6 1-2 14, Smrek 0 0-0 0, Totals 15 8-10 43.
Boyertown (38) – R. Marinello 0 0-0 0, M. Marinello 1 0-0 2, Salata 3 2-2 8, Hummel 0 0-0 0, Diguglielmo 5 0-0 11, Metcalf 0 2-2 2, Obarow 3 2-4 8, Kiefer 2 1-2 5, Schaefer 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 7-10 38.
PJP                           7  10  10  16 – 43
Boyertown               11    7  11   9 - 38
3-point goals: McCarthy 2, McKeon 2, J. Green, Diguglielmo
 
Spring-Ford 63, Phoenixville 61, OT – Zack Skrocki scored 18 points, including the game-winning field goal with 3 seconds left in overtime, to carry the Rams to the PAC crossover win.
Skrocki’s clutch bucket answered a game-tying score by the Phantoms’ Mike Memo, who finished with 13 points.
Phoenixville had forced the extra session when Kade Breisblatt hit one of his three treys with 17 seconds remaining in regulation to forge the 58-58 standoff.
In addition to Skrocki, Pat Kovaleski (15 points), Michael Fitzgerald (12) and Tre Medearis (11) posted double figures for Spring-Ford. Breisblatt and Chris Weiah scored 11 points each and Steven Hamilton chipped in with 10 for the Phantoms to support Memmo’s team-high 13.
Phoenixville (61) – Hamilton 4 2-6 10, McDonnell 0 0-0 0, C. Weiah 5 1-1 11, Allain 3 0-2 8, Kopko 2 4-6 8, Memmo 4 2-3 13, Breisblatt 4 0-0 11, M. Weiah 0 0-0 0, Totals 22 9-18 61.
Spring-Ford (63) – Medearis 4 3-8 11, Kovaleski 5 5-7 15, Fitzgerald 4 1-4 12, Skrocki 8 2-2 18, Wright 0 0-0 0, Santiago 1 0-0 3, Cooke 0 0-0 0, Kressley 32 0-3 4. Totals 24 11-22 63.
Phoenixville            18  15  10  15   3 – 61
Spring-Ford             21    9  14  14   5 – 63
3-point goals: Memmo 3, Breisblatt 3, Allain 2, Fitzgerald 3, Santiago
 
Perkiomen Valley 52, Pottstown 50 – Aidan Gansz buried a 15-foot-jumper from the free throw with 4 second left in regulation to lift the Vikings past the Trojans in PAC interdivisional action.
Gansz’s shot capped a stirring comeback from a 28-21 halftime deficit for Perk Valley, which got things even at 33 with a 12-5 run in the third quarter before delivering the late-game drama.
For the hard-luck Trojans, Donovan Towson poured in a game-high 25 points, including a three-pointer the preceded Gansz’s game-winner.
Tyler Lapetina nailed four three-pointers to finish with 20 points and Gansz chipped in with 16 for the Vikings, offsetting the scoring of Towson and Robert Burress (10 points) for Pottstown.
Pottstown (50) – Burress 2 6-10 10, Towson 7 9-11 25, Sibilly 0 0-0 0, Smallwood 2 0-0 4, Bass 3 1-2 7, Cottman 1 0-0 2, Watson 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 16-23 50.
Perk Valley (52) – Quinn 1 0-0 2, Parks 2 3-7 7, Kohler 1 0-0 2, Dougherty 1 1-2 3, Debebe 1 0-0 2, Lapetina 7 2-2 20, Gansz 6 4-4 16, Micelli 0 0-0 0, Basile 0 0-0 0, An. Martinez 0 0-0 0, Totals 19 10-16 52.
Pottstown               13  15    5   17 – 50
Perk Valley               9  12   12  19 - 52
3-point goals: Towson 2, Lapetina 4
 
Upper Perkiomen 46, Owen J. Roberts 29 – Sean Boyle knocked down six three-pointers to post 31 points, single-handedly outscoring the entire OJR team all by himself as the Indians secured the PAC interdivisional triumph.
Will Hurlock led the way with 10 points for the Wildcats, who were unable to respond to deficits of 18-10 after one quarter and 26-15 at the break.
OJR (29) – Coroniti 1 2-2 5, Fryer 0 0-0 0, Hurlock 4 0-0 10, J. Bolyn 1 0-0 3, Jenkins 1 0-0 3, McLean 1 0-0 3, Johnson 0 2-2 2, Fanucci 0 0-0 0, B. Bolyn 1 2-3 4. Totals 9 6-7 29.
Upper Perk (46) – Flack 2 5-8 9, Kupchak 1 0-2 2, Kendra 0 0-0 0, Hurlbrink 0 0-0 0, Aron 0 0-0 0, Boyle 9 7-7 21, Clancy 2 0-0 4, Cupitt 0 0-0 0, Shaak 0 0-0 0, Wallace 0 0-1 0. Totals 14 12-17 46.
OJ Roberts             10   5  11   3 – 29
Upper Perk             18   8  11   9 – 46
3-point goals: Hurlock 2, Coroniti, J. Bolyn, McLean, Boyle 6
 
Methacton 85, Pottsgrove 32 – Fueled by a dominating start, balanced scoring attack and deadly long-range shooting, the Warriors won their 10th straight with the PAC crossover rout.
Erik Timko and Owen Kropp led the way with 15 points each and Jeff Woodward dropped 10 for Methacton, which knocked down 11 three-pointers and was never seriously challenged after bolting out to leads of 24-4 and 53-10 in the opening two quarters.
For the Falcons, Ryan McMenamin and Luke Kaiser contributed 7 points each.
Pottsgrove (32) - Allen 0 0-0 0, McMenamin 2 1-2 7, Dyches 2 0-0 4, Stringer 2 0-0 5, Sisko 0 0-0 0, Ja Thompson 1 0-0 3, Glaze 0 1-2 1, Kaiser 3 1-4 7, White 0 0-0 0, Smythe 1 0-2 2, Je Thompson 1 0-1 3, Totals 12 3-11 32.
Methacton (85) – Kropp 6 1-2 15, Eberly 3 0-0 9, Byrne 2 0-0 5, Hargrove 2 2-2 7, Timko 5 2-2 15, Baldwin 4 1-2 9, Woodward 5 0-0 10, Hopwood 3 0-0 8, Merola 2 0-0 4, Trafford 0 0-0 0, Penjuke 2 0-1 4, E. Meyer 0 0-0 0, Totals 34 6-9 85.
Pottsgrove              4    6    9  13 – 32
Methacton            24  29  18  14 – 85
3-point goals: Pottsgrove (5) – McMenamin 2, Stringer, Ja Thompson, Je Thompson. Methacton (11) – Timko 3, Kropp 2, Eberly 2, Hopwood 2, Byrne, Hargrove
 
Upper Merion 74, Norristown 64 – Nick Shepperd posted a game-high 25 points and grabbed 8 rebounds as the Vikings used a balanced scoring attack with four players in double figures to end a three-game slide against the neighborhood rival Eagles in PAC crossover action.
Dom Breece (17 points), Ty Jones (15) and MJ Tatom (11) also had strong showings for Upper Merion, offsetting the 18 points apiece cashed in by Norristown’s Nizer Kinney and Willie Anderson.
Norristown (64) – Paulino 4 2-2 10, Johnson 1 0-0 3, Anderson 6 6-7 18, Kinney 7 3-4 18, Middleton 1 0-0 2, C. DiNolfi 1 1-2 3, Etheredge 3 1-1 7, Stead 1 0-0 2. Totals 24 13-16 64.
Upper Merion (74) – Jones 4 7-11 15, Kim 0 1-2 1, Bowman 1 0-2 2, Breece 7 2-3 18, Shepperd 8 8-10 25, Tatom 3 4-5 11, McLaughlin 0 2-2 2. Totals 23 24-35 74.
Norristown          11  19  13  21 – 64
Upper Merion      12  18  16  18 – 74
3-point goals: Kinney, Johnson, Shepperd, Breece