Pa. Girls: Sat. Pa. girls: Shipley wins 4th straight FSL crown

Posted: February 10, 2014

Sox Alexander and Colleen Walsh finished their Friends Schools League girls' basketball careers Saturday afternoon the only way they've ever known: with a victory.

Shipley secured its fourth consecutive league title by downing Abington Friends, 71-35, in the championship game at Haverford College.

The victory means seniors Alexander (11 points) and Walsh (14) will leave Shipley with a perfect 40-0 league record during their four seasons with the Gators.

Shipley's Nia Holland led all players with 20 points.

Catholic Academies. Caroline Corzel passed to Gabby Heinsinger, who laid in the winning basket from the left side with two seconds remaining, and Merion Mercy edged visiting Villa Maria, 42-40.

The victory creates a play-in game for the final spot in the league playoffs. The Golden Bears will visit Gwynedd Mercy at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the winner advancing to the semifinals.

Ches-Mont National. Paige Warfel scored 13 points as Downingtown East clinched the Ches-Mont National regular-season title with a 40-30 victory over visiting West Chester East.

Suburban One National. Megan Schafer dished out seven assists and scored 10 of her 13 points in the first quarter as Neshaminy clinched its second consecutive league title with a 63-35 victory at Bensalem.

Michael Harris ground out 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 3 blocks and Gabby Nolan chipped in nine assists as Abington turned away visiting Council Rock North, 53-42.

Pioneer Athletic Conference. Shelby Mueller had 18 points and five assists and Maggie Locke had 10 points and nine rebounds as Spring-Ford knocked off Upper Perkiomen, 64-18, in the conference semifinals.

Central League. Myonie Williamson racked up 16 points and eight rebounds as Radnor clipped visiting Lower Merion, 54-49. Nique Glasgow led the Aces with 14 points.

Bicentennial Independence. Siani McNeil scored a career-high 17 points and nabbed five steals to power Delco Christian over Calvary Christian, 53-40.

Nonleague. St. Peter's recruit Sajanna Bethea piled up 38 points and 17 rebounds and hit a go-ahead three-pointer late in the second half during Pennsbury's 67-63 overtime victory over visiting Norristown. Briana Hedgepeth led Norristown with 22 points.

Jana Goodman scored field goals on three consecutive possessions with three minutes remaining to turn a one-point deficit into a six-point lead for Phil-Mont Christian, which held on for a 53-48 victory at Perkiomen School. Goodman finished with 28 points and 14 rebounds, and Keyen Green added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Indiah Cauley poured in 36 points to power host Penn Wood past Plymouth Whitemarsh, 87-51.

Swimming

Gwynedd Mercy's Allie Szekely set pool records in the 100-yard butterfly (56.68 seconds) and the 200 backstroke (56.40) at the Catholic Academies swimming and diving championships, hosted by Upper Dublin.

Villa Maria took the team championship with 573 points. Villa Maria's Olivia Giampetro won the 50 freestyle (25.34) and anchored the winning 200 medley relay team.


mmacyk@phillynews.com

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