Pa. Girls: Sat. Pa. girls: O'Hara ekes out win

Posted: January 13, 2014

Mia Farmer helped Cardinal O'Hara complete its 48-47 comeback win over Rancocas Valley at the Scholastic Play-by-Play Classic girls' basketball showcase Saturday at Philadelphia University.

Farmer, a senior guard bound for George Washington University, hit a pull-up floater from the lane with 5.7 seconds remaining. Rancocas Valley rushed down the court to get one last shot, but missed a layup as time expired.

O'Hara trailed by 13 at halftime. Farmer finished with a team-high 20 points. Mary Sheehan and Hannah Nihill led the Lions defense with five blocks and five steals, respectively.

In other action at the showcase:

Katie Melvin turned in an all-around performance to help Harriton squeak past Notre Dame, 48-44. The senior was named game MVP with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals. The Rams used a big second quarter, outscoring the Irish, 15-3, to take a 23-15 lead into halftime. Alex Kane led Notre Dame with a game-high 20 points and was named team MVP. Harriton has won eight of its last nine games.

Radnor senior guard Myonie Williamson scored a school-record 36 points in a 61-39 victory over Chester. Williamson shot 16 for 18 from the free-throw line and pulled down 10 rebounds. Radnor went 22 for 26 from the line.

Neumann-Goretti used a big third quarter to come back and defeat Life Center, 63-56, and stay undefeated. After trailing by three at halftime, the Saints (11-0) scored 28 points in the third quarter to take the lead. Ciani Martin and Ella Awobajo each scored eight points in the period.

Villanova recruit Adrianna Hahn scored 32 points to lead Ursuline Academy to a 60-54 win over Abington. Ursuline outscored the Ghosts, 27-14, in the second half. Michael Harris led Abington with 13 points and 15 rebounds.

Germantown Academy eased past Villa Maria, 57-39, for its fourth consecutive win. The Patriots outscored the Hurricanes by 27-11 in the first half and cruised the rest of the way. Olivia Gorman scored 25 points, Margaret Anne Hubbell added 19, and Lauren Oeth grabbed nine rebounds and dished out five assists for GA.

Pioneer Athletic. Owen J. Roberts won at Upper Perkiomen, 43-38. The Wildcats got off to a rough start, scoring just three points in the first quarter, but bounced back to outscore the Indians in each of the next three periods.

Jenna Carroll had 8 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 blocks for Methacton in a 56-26 win at Pottsgrove. Alliya Austin led Pottsgrove with 14 points.

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