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Carr keys West Chester East; Downingtown East, Great Valley upends Rustin

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West Chester East 76, Bishop Shanahan 53 – The Vikings rode a swift start, sturdy defense and balanced scoring to  the Ches-Mont League National Division romp Thursday night.
It was virtually a done deal after WC East grabbed an 18-point lead (23-5) out of the gates. Andrew Carr hit for a game-high 22 points to pace the Vikings, who also got 13 points each from Tym Richardson and Gibby Trowery, 12 from Ben Delaney and 8 from Brendan Merten.
For the Eagles, Joe O’Malley scored 10 points and Phil Chenard chipped in with 9.
WC East (76) – Trowery 4 3-4 13, Delaney 5 2-3 12, Dedda 0 0-0 0, Kushner 0 0-0 0,  Carr 7 7-9 22, Merten 3 0-0 8, Richardson 5 2-2 13, Anderson 3 0-0 6, Dutton 0 0-0 0,  Hefferan 1 0-0 2, Totals 28 14-18 76.
Bishop Shanahan (53) – Bertolami 1 0-0 2, Kresefski 0 0-0 0, O’Malley 4 1-1 10, J. Starkey 2 2-2 7, Chenard 3 1-2 9, Dohmson 0 0-0 0,  D. Starkey 2 0-1 5, Smyth 2 0-0 4, Filipone 1 0-0 2, Ibarguen 1 4-4 6, Dougherty 0 2-3 2, Fungheiser 2 2-2 6.
WC East         23 15 22 16 – 76
Shanahan        5  11 22 15 – 53
3-point goals: Trowery 2, Merten 2, Carr, Richardson; Chenard 2, O’Malley, J. Starkey, D. Starkey
 
Great Valley 57, Rustin 51 – The host Patriots established control with a 22-7 burst in the first quarter, keyed by 9-13 (69 percent) shooting from the floor, in their Ches-Mont American victory.
Gavin Frankenheimer and Jake Prevost netted 13 points each and Josh Stehle added 12 to pace Great Valley (2-6 league, 11-8 overall), which closed things out down the stretch when both Frankenheimer and Josh Burgess canned two free throws apiece after Rustin (6-3, 12-7) had closed within 49-43 on a Jake Nelson trey at the 1:28 mark.
Ivy Pettit hit all 10 of his free throw attempts and led all scorers with 19 points while Jake Barksdale chipped in with 14 for the Golden Knights, whose hopes for a Ches-Mont playoff bid suffered a crippling blow with the loss.
Rustin (51) – DeMarco 0 0-0 0, Pettit 4 10-10 19, Nelson 2 3-10 8, Barksdale 5 4-4 14, Pew 0 0-1 0, Hickson 3 1-2 10. Totals 14 18-27 51.
Great Valley (57) – Wellener 1 0-1 3, Frankenheimer 3 5-8 13, Prevost 5 1-5 11, Fredrick 3 2-2 9, O’Donnell 3 1-1 7, Burgess 0 2-4 2, Stehle 5 0-0 12, Totals 20 11-21 57.
Rustin                     7 14  8 22 – 51
Great Valley          22 14  6 15 – 57
3-point goals: Hickson 3, Pettit, Nelson, Stehle 2, Frankenheimer 2, Wellener, Fredrick
 
Downingtown East 57, Avon Grove 37 – The Cougars used a 15-2 run off the opening tip to set the tone in their wire-to-wire Ches-Mont National victory.
Michael Caggiano, who had 13 points to share game-high honors with teammate David Rowe, came up big with four three-balls in the second half to keep the Red Devils at bay. Also hitting double figures for D-East (5-5 league, 10-8 overall) was Andrew King with 12 points.
D-East (57) – Caggiano 13, Riley 7, Rowe 13, Burton 2, Kalim 8, King 12, McClatchy 2.
Avon Grove (37) – Arnold 5, Morgan 4, Brown 3, Gallagher 6, Violette 2, Hauton 1, Zeigler 5, Russo 7, Greenjak 4.
D-East              15   11 12 19 – 57
Avon Grove       2   8  15  12 – 37
3-point goals: Caggiano 4, King, Arnold, Zeigler, Russo
 
Unionville 62, Oxford 17 – Drew Lenkaitis led the way with 13 points and Sean Rafferty added 9 in the Ches-Mont American romp for the Indians, who recorded a staggering 42-8 edge in the middle periods to blow things open.
Unionville (62) – Furey-Bastian 3 0-0 6, Kucharczuk 2 0-0 4, Neylon 1 0-0 3, Ash 2 2-2 6, Shanahan 0 0-0 0, Catrona 0 2-2 2, Hockenberry 2 0-0 6, Passarello 3 0-0 7, Dunn 2 0-0 4, Penn 1 0-0 2, Rafferty 3 3-3 9, Thornton 0 0-2 0, Lenkaitis 5 1-1 13, Whitlock 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 8-10 62.
Oxford (17) – Hagar 0 0-0 0, Sivels 0 0-0 0, Ruddy 1 2-2 4, Campbell 3 2-2 8, Toney 0 0-0 0, Rozich 0 0-0 0, Dukes-Vincent 1 0-0 3, McCartney 0 0-0 0, Booth 0 0-0 0, Repeto 1 0-0 2. Totals 6 4-4 17.
Unionville         9  16  26 11 – 62
Oxford               6   4   4   3 –  17
3-point goals: Hockenberry 2, Lenkaitis, Neylon, Passarello, Dukes-Vincent.
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