Timko, Methacton rally past Perkiomen Valley; McKeon delivers for Pope John Paul II in OT - updated

Methacton 53, Perkiomen Valley 51 – The Warriors rallied from 9 down at halftime to record their seventh straight win and further tighten the PAC Liberty Division race Saturday morning.
Trailing 32-23 at the break, Methacton cut the deficit to 42-39 after three before a 14-9 edge in the fourth quarter sealed the deal. Erik Timko knocked down four three-balls and led all scorers with 18 points while teammates David Duda (13) and Ben Christian (10) also scored in double figures for the Warriors.
Perk Valley, coming off a 52-50 win over Norristown Thursday, got 11 points each from Tyler Strechay, Zach Krause and AJ Hansen but had its winning streak end at 7, joining Methacton at 6-2 and in second place in the Liberty, one game back of division leader Norristown (7-1).
Methacton (53):  Kropp 1 1-1 3  Eberly 1 0-0 3  Girardo 0 0-0 0  Duda 5 1-1 13  Timko 5 4-4 18  Christian 3 3-4 10  Woodward 1 4-8 6  Totals:  16 13-18 53.
Perk Valley (51):  Blomstrom 0 0-0 0  Parks 3 1-1 8  Hansen 5 0-0 11  B. Streeper 1 1-2 3  Strechay 4 1-1 11  I. Streeper 3 1-2 7  Krause 4 0-0 11  Totals:  20 4-6 51
Methacton     15   8 16 14 – 53
Perk Valley    12 20 10   9 – 51
3-point goals: Timko 4, Duda 2, Eberly, Christian; Krause 3, Strechay 2, Parks, Hansen
 
Pope John Paul II 61, Phoenixville 58, OT – Drew McKeon had 5 of his 10 points in overtime, including a clutch three-pointer to put the Golden Panthers ahead to stay in the taut PAC Frontier contest.
Tyshere Malachi led PJP with 19 points while Justin Green and Chris White came up with 12 apiece. For the Phantoms, Dylan Clark deposited 13 points and Colton Brown and Clay Kopko scored 10 each.
PJP (61) – Malachi 5 6-9 19, White 5 2-2 12, McKeon 3 2-2 10, Bustynowicz 2 4-6 8, Green 5 1-2 12. Tulli 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 15-20 51.
Phoenixville (58) – Weiah 1 0-0 2, Johnson 1 0-0 2, Ortiz 1 0-0 2, Palcko 1 2-3 4, Allain 3 0-0 7, Mammo 1 0-0 2, Hamilton 2 0-1 6, Brown 3 2­-2 10, Kopko 3 2-4 10, Clark 5 1-3 13. Totals 21 7-13 58.
PJP                  11 12  13 16  9 - 61
Phoenixville      4  21 10 17  6 – 58
3-point goals: Malachi 3, McKeon 2, Green; Clark 2, Kopko
 
Spring-Ford 69, Boyertown 48 – The Rams used a quick start and balanced attack to post the PAC Liberty triumph as Noah Baker scored 19 points, Robert Bobeck netted 15 and Tyler Scilingo added 13.
For the Bears, who never recovered after falling behind 14-7 after one quarter, 27-18 at the break and 47-29 heading into the fourth quarter, Dawson Smith connected for 11 points and Hunter Borgmann chipped in with 10.
Spring-Ford (69) – Bonanni 0 0-0 0, Medearis 2 3-3 7, Scilingo 5 0-0 13, Hagan 1 1-2 4, Bell 0 1-2 1, Kovaleski 2 0-0 4, Beard 1 0-0 3, Santiago 1 0-0 3, Skrocki 0 0-0 0, Baker 8 2-3 19, Bobeck 5 5-9 15. Totals 25 12-19 69.
Boyertown (48) – Barnes 0 0-0 0, Salata 2 2-3 6, M. Marinello 2 4-6 9, Obarow 2 0-0 4, R. Marinello 0 0-0 0, Leh 1 0-0 3, Schaeffer 0 0-0 0, Martin 0 0-0 0, Smith 4 3-3 11, Kiefer 2 1-2 5, Borgmann 4 2-10 10. Totals 17 12-19 48.
Spring-Ford        14  13  20 22 - 69
Boyertown           7  11  11 19 - 48
3-point goals: Scilingo 3, Hagan, Beard, Santiago, Baker, M. Marinello, Leh
 
Norristown 59, Owen J. Roberts 50 – Mickeel Allen posted a double-double with 24 points and 19 rebounds in the PAC Liberty win for the front-running Eagles, who used a 35-22 second-half edge to reverse a 29-24 deficit.
Also for Norristown, which held a 39-16 rebounding advantage while shooting 41 percent (21-51) from the floor including 0-14 from beyond the arc, Nazir Kinney posted 15 points and 6 rebounds while Xavier Edwards collected 8 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 3 steals.
The Wildcats, who had 12 less shots than the Eagles because of the rebounding dispcrepency, were led by Nick Massa (21 points, 4-8 FG, 13-15 FT) and Sa’vaughn Davidheiser (14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists).
Norristown (59) – Allen 8 8-9 24, Kinney 5 5-5 15, Edwards 3 2-2 8, Anderson 1 2-2 4, Lyons 1 0-0 2, Sanford 1 0-0 2, Reddish 1 0-0 2, Etheridge 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 17-18 59.
OJR (50) – Massa 4 13-15 21, Davidheiser 4 4-4 14, Sayers 3 1-2 10, Martin 1 0-0 2, Demech 1 0-0 2, Lucas 0 1-2 1, Iyoob 0 0-0 0, Glenn 0 0-0 0, Kuhl 0 0-0 0, Totals 13 19-23 50.
Norristown       12  12  13 22 - 59
OJR                    8  20   7  15 - 50
3-point goals: Sayers 3, Davidheiser 2
 
Pottsgrove 54, Upper Perkiomen 43 – Khaliym Smith dropped 14 points, Jimal Springfield hit for 13 and Manny Clark added 12 as the Falcons overcame an early deficit to post the PAC Frontier win.
The Indians, who were led by Hunter Flack’s game-high 16 points, led 12-10 after one quarter before the Grove gained the lead for good at 25-22 and 38-33 with strong showings in the middle periods.
Pottsgrove (54) – Springfield 4 5-10 13, Clark 5 2-2 12, Smith 3 8-8 14, Applebach 2 2-2 8, Kaiser 0 4-4 4, White 1 1-2 3. Totals 15 22-28 54.
Upper Perk (43) – Plessi 2 0-0 4, Flack 6 3-4 16, Miller 1 0-0 3, Kupchak 2 0-2 4, Swenk 3 0-0 7, Case 2 0-0 5, Decker 2 0-1 4. Totals 18 3-7 43.
Pottsgrove          10 15 13 16 – 54
Upper Perk         12 10 11 10 – 43
3-point goals: Applebach 2, Flack, Miller, Swenk, Case