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Harkins, Henderson shoot by Great Valley; Downingtown East falters down the stretch

Henderson 60, Great Valley 54 – Sage Harkins poured in 20 points, Jordan Laudato added 12 and Luke Weirman chipped in with 10 as the Warriors recovered from a sluggish first quarter to post the victory in the opening round of the Great Valley Holiday Tournament Thursday night.
Trailing 19-12 after the opening period, Henderson drew within 30-29 at the break before taking control for good at 46-40 with a 17-10 edge in the third quarter. Laudato had 7 of his 12 points in the pivotal frame.
For the Patriots, who would get no closer than 5 down the stretch. Will Fredrick scored 18 points and Gavin Frankenheimer added 14.
Henderson, which faces Upper Dublin in Friday’s championship game (7 pm), shot 56 percent from the floor including 5-9 on three-balls. Great Valley draws Pottstown (70-59 loser to Upper Dublin) in the consolation game at 5 pm.
Henderson (60) – Dinacci 1 0-0 3, Bertrando 0 0-0 0, Fay 0 0-1 0, Weirman 4 1-10 10, Harkins 5 8-12 20, Gray 0 4-4 4, Briglia 1 0-0 3, Armstrong 2 0-0 4, Laudato 5 2-3 12, Brooks 2 0-0 4, Totals 20 15-30 60.
Great Valley (54) – Collins 0 0-0 0, Wellener 0 0-0 0, Stehle 2 2-2 7, Tairiol 1 0-0 2, Burgess 0 0-0 0, Frankenheimer 4 6-9 14, Prevost 3 0-2 6, Thomas 1 3-4 5, O’Donnell 1 0-0 2, Fredrick 5 7-8 18.
Totals 17 18-25 54.
Henderson        12 17 17 14 – 60
Great Valley      19 11 10 14 – 54
3-point goals: Harkins 2, Dinacci, Weirman, Briglia, Stehle, Fredrick
 
Norristown 54, Downingtown East 47 – The Cougars (3-3) were unable to hold an 8-point lead in the fourth quarter of their loss at the Reading Holiday Tournament.
Tariqu Kalim finished with a game-high 21 points to lead D-East, which faces Steelton-Highspire Friday (6 pm) in the consolation game at Reading.
For the Eagles, who shot 14-15 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to seal the deal, Vernon Tubbs (15 points), Tyler Lyons (10) and Aaron Reddish (10) hit for double figures.
D-East (47) –  Caggiano 2, Owsik 3, Riley 2, Rowe 8, Kalim 21, Burton 2, King 9
Norristown (54) – Tubbs 15, Sanford 2, Lyons 10, Reddish 10, Edwards 3, Allen 8, Anderson 2, Kinney 4
D-East                   7 11 13 15 – 47
Norristown           7 13   6 28 – 54
3-point goals: Kalim 2, King; Lyons 3, Reddish 2
 
Daniel Boone 61, Bishop Shanahan 59 – Joe O’Malley hit for 21 points and Brian Ibarguen added 13 with three treys but it wasn’t enough as the Eagles (2-8) fell short in the consolation game of the Crossover Showcase at Millersville University.
Chaunce Johnson posted a double-double with 28 points and 16 rebounds for the Blazers (4-5), who went 13-18 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to claim the win.
Bishop Shanahan (59) – Ibarguen 4 2-3 13, Chenard 3 1-2 8, O’Malley 10 1-2 21, Dougherty 0 0-0 0,  Bertolami 1 1-1 4, Fongheiser 0 4-6 4, Kresefski 0 2-2 2, Smyth 0 5-6 5, Starkey 0 0-0 0,  Filipone 1 0-0 2, Totals 19 16-24 59.
Daniel Boone (61) – Johnson 8 11-15 28, Hinkle 3 1-1 8, Okuniewski 1 6-8 8, Surkosky 1 0-0 2, Tranovich 4 2-2 12, McDonnell 0 0-0 0, Tindall 0 0-0 0, Wagenmann 1 1-2 3, Totals 18 21-28 61.
Bishop Shanahan       12 13  12 22 – 59
Daniel Boone              10  23 13 15 – 61
3-point goals: Ibarguen 3, Chenard, Bertolami
 
Rustin 72, Neshaminy 40 – The Golden Knights rolled to easy win in the opening round of the Rustin Winter Classic as Taj Asparagus (14 points), Jake Nelson (13), Jacob Barksdale (11) and Ivy Pettit (11) all hit for double figures. Holding a narrow 26-21 halftime lead, Rustin took charge with a 27-point third quarter led by Barksdale’s 8 to move on to Friday night’s championship game against Souderton.
 
West Chester East 59, Olney Charter 51 – Andrew  Carr hit for 30 points as the Vikings captured the victory in the opening round of the Penncrest Tournament. WC East faces tournament host Penncrest for the tourney championship Friday at 7:30 pm.
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