Wed. Pa. girls: Bodine edges Franklin Towne

Posted: January 24, 2013

Tiana Singleton tossed in the game-winning layup just before the buzzer, sending Bodine to a 37-36 win over visiting Franklin Towne Charter in Public League girls' basketball.

After the Coyotes took a one-point lead with seconds remaining, Bodine's Sherry Rucker missed a shot, but Singleton grabbed the offensive rebound and her putback gave her team the victory.

In other Public League action:

Ben Franklin won at Swenson, 39-37, when Denise Johnson hit a layup with three seconds remaining. The Electrons were on defense, waiting for Swenson to take a final shot, when Johnson stole the ball in the backcourt and drove all the way for the winner.

Freire Charter junior guard Chelsea Woods reached the 1,000-point mark in a 58-37 rout of Overbrook. On top of her 27 points, Woods added 17 rebounds, nine steals, six blocks, and five assists. She is just 27 points from the school scoring record, held by current University of Houston center Yasmeen Thompson.

Engineering & Science junior Shana Owens scored 10 points and snared 14 rebounds in a 40-34 win over visiting Germantown.

Lauren Willis dropped in 34 points and assisted on another seven baskets in Northeast's 59-44 victory at Lincoln.

Sophomore Kyesha Fields almost outscored Audenried by herself, putting up 36 in Math, Civics & Sciences' 51-38 win.

Simon Gratz point guard Brinklea Barnes scored 21 points, and the Bulldogs rallied from an early deficit to beat host Olney, 51-35.

Philadelphia Electrical took advantage of senior center Tamika Joyner's 21 points and 15 rebounds to run away from Maritime Academy, 46-32.

Catholic. Conwell-Egan's Ashley Smith scored her 1,000th career point in a 75-29 rout of visiting Hallahan. Smith, a senior point guard, hit the milestone on a layup in the third quarter and finished with a game-high 19 points.

Sophomore guard Alyssa Monaghan took control early, scoring 11 of her game-high 13 points in the first quarter of Bonner-Prendergast's 51-40 win at Little Flower.

Shanice Johnson poured in 26 points as Cardinal O'Hara rolled past St. Hubert, 55-41.

Archbishop Wood's Maddie Tamburini made each of her eight free-throw attempts in the Vikings' 51-38 win over visiting Archbishop Carroll.

Central. Tied entering the fourth quarter, Springfield (D) pulled away from Ridley late in a 50-47 win.

Alex Poplowski scored 11 of her 19 points in the final period, hitting five clutch free throws as the game wound down.

Also in the Central League:

Radnor squandered an early 19-point lead before storming back to beat Haverford High, 49-43. Senior forward Lindsay Price scored a game-high 13 points, including five in the crucial fourth quarter, and added seven rebounds and seven steals.

Despite Strath Haven's furious second-half rally, Penncrest held on for a 53-50 road victory. Lauren Huggins led the Lions with 20 points, nailing all four of her free throws down the stretch to keep Strath Haven at bay.

Upper Darby's Dominique Williams scored 10 of her game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter as the Royals pulled away from Marple Newtown for a 44-34 win.

Suburban One. Briana Hedgepath scored eight of her 17 points in the fourth quarter, leading Norristown to a 50-47 comeback win over visiting Pennsbury.


Contact Ben Goldberg-Morse at bgoldbergmorse@philly.com.

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