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Ferguson, Shea power unbeaten Henderson to first district title

(1) West Chester Henderson 41, (3) Villa Maria Academy 32 – The unbeaten Ches-Mont champion Warriors claimed the first District 1-5A girls basketball title in program history behind Grace Ferguson’s 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks Saturday at Temple University’s Liacouras Center.

Abby Shea added 10 points for Henderson (28-0), which shot 13-for-16 from the free throw line down the stretch to seal the deal.

Other key contributors for the Warriors, who grabbed a lead at 14-10 they would never relinquish with a 6-0 run at the start of the second quarter, were Maddie DePrisco with 9 points and 3 steals and Erin Torrance with 7 rebounds and the lone trey of the defensive struggle.

Villa Maria (32): Ryan 2 0-0 4, A. Walheim 3 6-9 12, Lauder 4 3-5 11, M. Warley 1 3-5 5,
Henderson (41): DePrisco 1 7-8 9, Thompson 0 8-10 8, Torrance 1 0-0 3, Shea 4 2-6 10, Ferguson 5 1-2 11.

Villa Maria      10  4  7 11 – 32
Henderson      8 14  2 17 – 41
3-point field goal: Torrance

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