Pa. Girls: Fri. Pa. girls: Shipley reaches FSL final

Chasing after a loose ball are Franklin Towne Charter's Alexis O'Neill (left) and Northeast's Briyah Hill, as the Vikings' Tahira Vance (21) and FTC's Madeline Cepparulo (25) look on in the third quarter. Northeast won, 54-48. ELIZABETH ROBERTSON / Staff
Chasing after a loose ball are Franklin Towne Charter's Alexis O'Neill (left) and Northeast's Briyah Hill, as the Vikings' Tahira Vance (21) and FTC's Madeline Cepparulo (25) look on in the third quarter. Northeast won, 54-48. ELIZABETH ROBERTSON / Staff
Posted: February 09, 2014

After winning its third consecutive Friends Schools League title last winter, the Shipley girls' basketball squad has no intentions of stopping its dominance anytime soon.

Martine Fortune registered a double-double in the Gators' 65-27 semifinal victory over visiting Friends' Central on Friday afternoon.

Fortune scored 14 points, pulled down 13 rebounds, and blocked five shots. Teammate Nia Holland added 11 points.

Iyanna McCurdy paced Friends' Central with 14 points.

In the other semifinal, Alexa Middleton's 22-point, 14-rebound performance propelled Abington Friends over visiting Germantown Friends, 65-38.

Bianca Adams tallied four points and dished out 11 assists for Abington Friends. Caroline Myran led Germantown Friends with 13 points.

Abington Friends will play Shipley at 6 p.m. Saturday at Haverford College in the Friends Schools League championship game.


Westtown 49, Academy of the New Church 20: Naomi Jimenez scored 10 of her team-high 14 points in the first half of Westtown's semifinal triumph over visiting Academy of New Church.

Younger sister Eunice Jimenez added 11 points. Lucy Raymond scored 17 for Academy of the New Church. Westtown will host Friends Select in the championship game at 4 p.m. Monday.


West Chester Rustin 67, Unionville 31: Adashia Franklyn sparked a big second quarter for the Golden Knights in their home victory. Franklyn scored six of her 16 points to help West Chester Rustin outscore Unionville, 16-7, in the second.

Courtney Warley contributed 13 points for the Golden Knights. Micayla Flores led Unionville with 15.

Sun Valley 37, Great Valley 34: Kate Lannon led all scorers with 17 points and also pulled down 10 rebounds as Sun Valley slid past visiting Great Valley. Ashlyn Smith topped Great Valley with 13 points.


Episcopal Academy 49, Springside Chestnut Hill 32: Sarah Abbonizio sank three three-pointers before halftime as Episcopal Academy surged past visiting Springside Chestnut Hill.

Abbonizio led the Churchwomen with 12 points. Elodie Furey scored just two points but grabbed eight rebounds.

Essence Walden scored a team-high 11 points for the Blue Devils.


William Tennent 58, Truman 39: Nikki Alden's game-high 22 points allowed visiting William Tennent to defeat Truman.

Angie Pomponio was the Panthers' second-leading scorer with 15 points.

During the loss, Truman's Khristaijah Jackson reached the 1,000-point mark. Jackson finished the contest with 20 points.

Neshaminy 59, Pennsbury 21: Morgan Goldenbaum scored all 14 of her points in the first half of Neshaminy's home rout.

McKenna Mullin led Neshaminy with 15 points. Megan Schafer added four points and dished out 11 assists.


Upper Dublin 45, Upper Merion 29: The Cardinals clinched their second straight Suburban One American title with the home victory.

Regan Gallagher came up big with 11 points and seven rebounds for the Cardinals, and Allison Chernow and Larissa Reyes each contributed 10 points.


Merion Mercy 45, St. Basil 35: Caroline Corzel scored all 12 of her points after halftime to help the Golden Bears defeat visiting St. Basil.

Corzel was especially efficient from the free-throw line, where she made all nine of her attempts. Gabby Heinsinger led Merion Mercy with 13 points.

Gwynedd Mercy 48, Nazareth Academy 23: The Monarchs spread the wealth in this road victory. Jessica Campbell scored a team-high 12 points, Tara Dingley and Dia Veneziano each scored eight, and Emily Sullivan contributed seven.


Calvary Christian 54, Calvary Baptist 15: Senior forward Kendra Stum recorded her 1,000th point during Calvary Christian's home rout.

Stum reached the milestone in the third quarter on a free throw. Stum finished with 14 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and four blocks.

Phil-Mont Christian 59, Christopher Dock 39: Keyen Green scored a career-high 26 points to go along with 17 rebounds to help Phil-Mont Christian defend its home court. Jana Goodman contributed 17 points, nine coming in the first quarter.


Northeast 54, Franklin Towne Charter 48: Lauren Willis piled up 27 points in Northeast's victorious home effort.

Ciera Nimmons came close to a double-double with 12 points and eight rebounds.

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