Thurs. Pa. girls and boys: Shipley milestones set

Posted: February 01, 2014

It took all of about 45 seconds on Thursday afternoon for host Shipley to halt its girls' basketball game twice, distribute a pair of honorary game balls, and twice celebrate school history.

Sox Alexander became the school's all-time leading scorer, and Colleen Walsh hit her 200th career three-pointer in a 63-19 win over George School in a Friends Schools League game.

Alexander, a senior bound for St. John's, eclipsed Erin Venafra's mark of 1,290 points set in 2002. She finished with seven points and now has 1,297 for her career.

Walsh, also a senior, reached the milestone on the game's first possession. She became the first Shipley girls' player to hit 200 threes.

Inter-Ac. Caitlin Clark shot 11 for 14 from the foul line, and her 15 points guided Notre Dame past host Penn Charter, 54-49. Alex Kane added five rebounds.

Boys' Basketball

First-year team New Foundations needed to win its final nine games of the season to secure a spot in next week's Public League Division E playoffs.

And the ninth win came down to the final seconds.

Travon Williams hit four free throws in the final minute to seal New Foundations' playoff hopes with a 55-50 win.

Also in the Public League, Constitution finished on a 13-0 run to rally past host Philadelphia Electrical, 60-49. The Generals trailed by a point with 5 minutes, 8 seconds left. Ahmad Gilbert scored eight points in the third quarter.

Del-Val. Jeff Padilioni scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Penn Wood cruised past visiting Academy Park, 72-48. Addison Scott had five assists.

Monteverde Invitational. Math, Civics and Sciences slipped past Ocala Vanguard (Fla.), 56-55, in Orlando, and the Mighty Elephants will be rewarded with a date Friday night against the nation's No. 1 team.

Samir Doughty scored 16 points, and Donovan Barnes had five assists.

MC&S will play host Montverde Academy at 8 p.m. Friday.

Wrestling

Bishop McDevitt clinched its second District 12 Class AA title in the last three years with wins over Palumbo and Archbishop Carroll.

Joshua Velez-Arce earned pins in both of his bouts. The Lancers downed Palumbo, 66-17, and Carroll, 66-7.


mbreen@phillynews.com

@matt_breen

comments powered by Disqus
|
|
|
|
|