Pa. Girls: Thurs. Pa. girls: No.200 for Downingtown West coach

Posted: January 11, 2014

With their ex-coach a win shy of 200, many former Downingtown West girls' basketball players returned to take in Thursday night's Ches-Mont League game against visiting Downingtown East.

And thanks to Maddie Dew's 16 points, they did not leave disappointed, as David Johnson earned his 200th career victory with a 32-25 triumph.

"Great that it happens to be against East," Johnson said.

Katy Steffen aided Dew with 10 rebounds, and the Whippets closed out the win with key free throws.

Johnson said he was pretty sure it was his assistants who reached out to his former players.

"It's great to see them for whatever reason," the 11th-year coach said. "Things happened to line up tonight."

Central. Mollie Reynolds hit two free throws with 30 seconds remaining to seal Haverford High's 41-38 win at Upper Darby. She also had three steals, and Samantha Estes grabbed seven rebounds.

Maddy Tessier-Kay hauled in 12 rebounds and blocked six shots as Conestoga turned away visiting Ridley, 38-31. Sophomore Ellie Mack scored 17 of her game-high 20 points in the second half.

Catholic Academies. Kalee Fuegel's 10 points and 10 rebounds helped host St. Basil hold off Merion Mercy, 46-39. Fuegel went 6 for 6 from the foul line and had seven steals.

Ches-Mont. Ciara Forde scored 11 points to pace Bishop Shanahan past visiting Coatesville, 53-50.

Del-Val. Haley Sipple scored 12 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter and the forward grabbed 10 rebounds to lift Chichester over visiting Academy Park, 43-36.


mbreen@phillynews.com

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