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Downingtown East tops Unionville; Ferguson powers Henderson

Downingtown East 48, Unionville 35 – The Cougars (12-5)  seized control with a 17-8 run in the second quarter to go up 24-15 at the break and held on down the stretch to register the Ches-Mont League crossover win Saturday.
Bella Smuda connected for 18 points and Lauren Kent added 11 for D-East, offsetting Anna Iacocca’s team-high 13 points for the Indians (8-9), who self-destructed by shooting a horrific 21 percent (5-24) from the free throw line.
Unionville (35) – Heldt 0 0-0 0, Barrett 0 1-2 1, Baughan 0 0-0 0,  Iacocca 6 0-3 13, Dempsey 1 0-2 3, Robbins 1 0-0 2, Megill 1 0-0 2, Budow 0 2-8 2, Cresta 1 0-0 2, Towler 4 1-5 9, Brown 0 1-4 1. Totals 14 5-24 35.
D-East (48) – Denning 1 0-0 3, Person 0 0-0 0,  McFillin 1 5-6 7, Kent 3 5-9 11, Brennan 1 5-8 8, Wilson 0 0-0 0,  Smuda 6 6-9 18, Meakim 0 1-2 1, Geary 0 0-0 0,  Irwin 0 0-0 0,  Totals 12 22-35 48.
Unionville        7   8  5  15 – 35
D-East              7 17 10 14 – 48
3-point goals: Iacocca, Dempsey, Denning, Brennan
 
Henderson 44, Pope John Paul II 41 – The Warriors improved to 14-3 overall with the narrow nonleague victory, triggered by Grace Ferguson’s double-double of 23 rebounds and 13 points. Also chipping in with strong efforts for Henderson were Molly Manion (14 points, 7 rebounds), Michaella Meredith (13 points) and Kyla Campbell (8 rebounds).
Henderson (44) – DePrisco 0 0-0 0, Meredith 5 1-3 13, Manion 5 2-4 14, Campbell 1 2-2 4, Ferguson 5 3-6 13, Shea 0 0-0 0,  Totals 16 8-15 44.
PJP (41) – Sylvester 3 6-9 12, Crossan 0 1-2 1, Viney 0 0-0 0,  Shannon 0 0-0 0,  Kennedy 3 0-2 7, K. Ciuba 0 0-0 0,  L. Ciuba 2 2-2 6, Bustynowicz 7 0-0 15, Jackson 0 0-0 0,  Totals 15 9-15 41.
Henderson            12  9  9 14 – 44
PJP                          7  8  9 17 – 41
3-point goals: Meredith 2, Manion 2, Kennedy, Bustynowicz
 
Coatesville 54, Academy Park 46 – Sarah Huston led all scorers with 21 points and Kian Brown added a season-high 18 to lift the Red Raiders to the nonleague triumph. Trailing 35-33 entering the fourth quarter, Coatesville (7-11 overall) put things away with a 21-11 run in final frame.
Coatesville (54) – Huston 8  5-6 21, Peoples 0 2-4 2, Ellzy   1 0-2 3, Boggs 3 0-0 7, Rose  1  0-0 3, Brown 7 2-4 18, Totals 20 9-16 54.
Academy Park (46) – F. Taylor 3 0-0 7, S. Taylor 2 4-7 10, Kiasa 1 1-3 3, Anissa 0 4-4 4, Gabrielle 4 2-5 11
Lashay 2 6-8 11, Totals 11 17-27 46.
Coatesville            9 12 12 21 – 54
Academy Park     13  7 15 11 – 46
3-point goals: Brown 2, Boggs, Ellzy, Rose; S. Taylor 2, F. Taylor, Gabrielle, Lashay
 
Strath Haven 60, West Chester East 48 – Marissa McDonald connected for 18 points, Lauren Klieber added 11 and Megan Merten chipped in with 10 but it wasn’t enough as the Vikings (12-6) came up short in the nonleague encounter.
Holding a 35-30 lead heading into the fourth quarter, WC East was overtaken by a 30-13 closing burst as Strath Haven’s Alisha Lewis exploded for 17 of her game-high 29 points in the fourth quarter, including a 9-10 effort from the free throw line.
Strath Haven (60) – Lewis 8 9-10 29, Frazier 3 6-6 12, Wolgast 0 0-2 0, McNealy 4 0-0 10, Raymond 0 3-6 3, Trotter 3 0-2 6, Totals 18 18-26 60.
WC East (48) – Richardson 2 3-4 8, A. Douglass 0 0-0 0, Kerns 0 1-2 1, Klieber 2 7-8 11, M. McDonald 5 7-8 18, O. McDonald 0 0-0 0, Merten 5 0-2 10. Totals 14 18-24 48.
Strath Haven     14  14  2 30 – 60
WC East               9 10 16 13 – 48
3-point goals: Lewis 4, McNealy 2, Richardson, M. McDonald
 
Wilson 31, Rustin 27 – Kaya Burkhart had 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists to lead the Bulldogs to the nonleague verdict over the Golden Knights (11-5), who were led by Becca Magrone’s 9 points and Dikaya Daniels’ 7.
WC Rustin (27) – Palona 3 0-0 6, Gatto 1 0-0 2, Magrone 3 0-0 9, Peianyski 1 0-0 3, Daniels 3 1-4 7. Totals 11 1-4 27.
Wilson (31) – Burkhart 5 4-4 16, Holman 1 1-4 3, E. Doyle 2 0-0 4, A. Doyle 0 2-2 2, Fry 2 0-0 4, Westman 1 0-0 2, Shober 0 0-2 0. Totals 11 7-12 31.
Rustin            7  3  11  6 – 27
Wilson           7   8   9  7 – 31
3-point goals: Magrone 3, Pieanyski; Burkhart 2
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