Girls basketball wrap: Spring-Ford, Pope John Paul II stay perfect in PAC-10


ROYERSFORD – Spring-Ford blew out to a 28-point halftime lead behind the hot-handed shooting of Meagan Yates and never looked back en route to a 62-35 pasting of Owen J. Roberts Tuesday night.

Yates had 15 of her 16 points in the opening half for Spring-Ford, which improved to 3-0 in the Pioneer Athletic Conference Liberty Division and 8-1 overall. Also hitting double figures for the Rams were Sarah Payonk with 16 points and Sammy Stipa with 10.

The Wildcats (0-3 Liberty, 1-7 overall) were led by Bri Benton with 13 points and Anna Janisch with 11.

Pope John Paul II 47, Upper Perkiomen 28 – Taylor Bearden and Devin Casey scored 8 points apiece and the Golden Panthers (3-0 Frontier, 3-3 overall) broke open a 24-16 halftime lead with a 13-2 surge in the third quarter.

Upper Perk (0-3 Frontier, 2-6) got a game-high 15 points from Stacey Auckland, but it wasn’t enough to counter the depth that resulted in 10 PJP players getting into the scoring column.

Perkiomen Valley 36, Methacton 25 – The Vikings used a strong start and balanced scoring attack to improve to 2-1 in the Liberty, 3-6 overall.

Sam Pagel (9 points), Colleen Smith (8) and Ali Zajac (8, 2 treys) paced PV, which led 11-2 after the first period and held on for the win.

Kelsey Watson’s 6 points was tops for Methacton, which fell to 1-3 in the Liberty and 1-9 overall.

Great Valley 35, Pottsgrove 26 – Marisa Kinneer had 9 of her 11 points in the second half but the Falcons (3-6, 1-2 Frontier) fell apart during that stretch, getting outscored by the Patriots 24-15 after intermission in suffering the nonleague loss.