Boys basketball wrap: Carter powers Pottsgrove to Radnor tourney title

By DAVE KURTZ

Pac-10pasports.com

RADNOR – Tournament Most Valuable Player Bryce Carter scored 10 points to lead Pottsgrove to a 46-39 victory over host Radnor for the championship of the Walt Katuzny Tournament Wednesday night.

The Falcons (4-4 overall) built a 21-13 halftime lead and held on to take the title as Vince Quigley and Marcus Marshall hit for 12 points apiece.

Coatesville 74, Spring-Ford 56 – The Rams saw a 36-32 lead evaporate in the midst of a 29-12 Coatesville blitz during the third quarter as the Raiders captured their own Coatesville Holiday Tournament.

All-tournament team selections Steve Joyce (22 points) and Zameer McDowell (9) led the way for Spring-Ford (5-4 overall), which self-destructed at the free throw line by hitting just 7 of 19 attempts.

Phoenixville 59, Delco Christian 55 – Mike Jones (17 points), Greg Hughes (11) and Jake Lynch (10) all hit double figures for the Phantoms (5-3 overall) in their Marple-Newtown Tournament consolation victory.

Christopher Dock 42, Upper Perkiomen 35 – J.D. Ricapito dropped 10 points and Kyle Saylor added 9, but it wasn’t enough as the winless Indians fell to 0-9 with the loss in the consolation game of the Walt Katuzny Tournament at Radnor.

Pope John Paul 60, Gospel of the Grace 36 – The Golden Panthers blew open a tight game with a 33-12 sprint in the second half to improve to 5-3 overall. Jeff Evans (13 points), Dave Cotellese (11 points), Brent Mahoney (10 points, all in fourth quarter) and Paul Mills (9 rebounds, 8 points) led the way for PJP.

Abington 59, Methacton 58, OT – The Warriors suffered an overtime loss in the consolation game at the Chris Smith Memorial Tournament at North Penn. Evan Galloway (16 points), Ryan McKee (12), Scott Markle (10) and Mike Handley (10) all reached double figures for Methacton, which fell to 4-5 overall.

Upper Moreland 61, Owen J. Roberts 59 – For the second straight night, the Wildcats went to the wire, but the outcome was the same during a consolation game loss at the Great Valley Holiday Tournament.

Matt Worley’s field goal with 2.7 seconds left was the difference for Upper Moreland. Mark Henry (19 points, 14 rebounds), Tyler McGrath (12 points) and Ryan Megay (10 points) paced OJR (1-8 overall).