McKeon, Malachi power Pope John Paul II to tournament title; Boyertown comes up empty

Pope John Paul II 67, Marple-Newtown 56 – Tournament MVP Drew McKeon fired in 27 points with five treys as the Golden Panthers (7-2) rolled to the championship of the Marple-Newtown Holiday Tournament with the victory over the hosts Saturday.
McKeon had opened the tournament with 26 points in a 70-55 triumph over Penn Charter, and kept up the hot shooting with the stakes at their highest.
Other key offensive contributors for PJP were Tyshere Malachi with 14 points and Vince Tulli with 11.
PJP (67) – White 1 2-4 4, Malachi 4 4-6 14, McKeon 9 2-2 27, Green 3 1-2 7, Tulli 4 2-2 11, Smrek 1 0-0 2, Yasneski 1 0-0 2, Totals 23 11-14 67.
Marple-Newtown (56) – Gardler 7 3-4 19, Tansey 2 2-2 7, Pettinelli 3 2-2 10, Tubin 2 1-2 5, Khammassi 5 3-5, O’Brien 0 0-0 0, McKee 1 0-0 2. Totals 20 11-15 56.  
PJP                                    23 16 14 14 – 67
Marple-Newtown               10 11 14 21 - 56
3-point goals: McKeon 5, Malachi 2, Tulli, Gardler 2, Pettinelli 2, Tansey
 
Pennridge 60, Boyertown 53 – The Bears (5-4) fell short in the championship game of the Boyertown Holiday Tournament Saturday night, doomed by an ineffective offense that produced just 20 points in the first three quarters.
Naval Academy appointee Sean Yoder cashed a game-high 22 points and Jonathan Post added 20 for the Rams (9-2), who withstood a scoreboard-tilting comeback that saw Boyertown ring up 33 points in the fourth quarter.
Aarick Salata netted 17 points and Mason Marinello chipped in with 14 to help fuel the late rally that ultimately fell short for Boyertown.
Pennridge (60) – L. Yoder 1 0-1 2, Dominic 2 0-0 4, S. Yoder 6 7-10 22, Croyle 0 0-0 0, Fisher 4 0-1 8, P. Gillespie 1 0-0 2, J. Gillespie 1 0-0 2, Post 7 5-8 20. Totals 22 12-30,
Boyertown (53) – Smith 0 0-0 0, Salata 4 6-6 17, Marinell 4 4-4 14, Obarow 1 1-4 3, Kiefer 1 0-0 2, Borgmann 2 5-6 9, Diguglielmo 2 3-4 8, Metcalf 0 0-0 0, Martin 0 0-0 0, Totals 14 19-24 53.
Pennridge           8 15 13 24 – 60
Boyertown          6   3 11 33 – 53
3-point goals: S. Yoder 3, Post; Salata 3, Marinello 2, Diguglielmo
 
North Royalton (OH) 42, Owen J. Roberts 38, OT – Sa’vaughn Davidheiser recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats (4-7) in their overtime loss at the KSA Holiday Disney Classic in Orlando, Fla.
OJR, which finished the trip 1-2, was unable to overcome poor shooting in falling to the Ohio entry in its tournament finale. The Cats misfired at a 25 percent (13-51) clip including a 17 percent (5-29) effort from beyond the arc.
Ryan Sayers hit three triples and scored a team-high 15 points for OJR, which also got solid contributions from Nick Massa (3 assists, 3 steals), Marcus Martin (4 rebounds, 4 assists) and Ryan Glenn (5 rebounds).
North Royalton (42) – Limer 7 0-0 17, O. Abuhamdah 4 0-0 9, Bunsey 3 0-0 7, Evanko 2 1-2 5, Kmetz 2 0-0 4, Bielak 0 0-0 0, Carlin 0 0-0 0, A. Abuhamdah 0 0-0 0, Totals 18 1-2 42.
Owen J. Roberts (38) – Sayers 5 2-3 15, Davidheiser 4 2-2 11, Massa 2 0-0 4, Martin 0 2-2 2, Iyoob 1 0-0 2, Lucas 0 2-2 2, Glenn 1 0-0 2, Defibaugh 0 0-0 0, Totals 13 8-9 38.
North Royalton        6 15  9  9  6 – 42
Owen J. Roberts    12 12  6  8  2 – 38
3-point goals: Limer 3, O. Abuhamdah, Bunsey
 
Upper Merion 63, Harriton 55 – The Vikings raised their overall record to 5-3 with the nonleague win Thursday, keyed by the double figures scoring of Dom Breece (20 points, 3 treys) and Lukas Kim (12, 3 treys).
Also for Upper Merion, which turned an 18-15 first-quarter deficit into leads of 27-24 and 39-33 in the second and third quarters, Chris Clark and Ty Jones scored 9 points each.
Harriton (55) – Stewart 3 0-0 8, Chestnut 6 0-0 12, Lowry 3 3-4 11, Ranson 4 0-0 9, Torbeck 1 0-0 3, Tabasso 6 0-0 12. Totals 23 3-4 55.
Upper Merion (63) – Jones 3 3-4 9, Kim 3 5-6 12, Bauman 1 0-0 3, Tornetta 3 0-0 6, Cha. Clark 0 0-0 0, Breece 8 1-2 20, Shepperd 0 4-4 4, Chris Clark 2 4-6 9. Totals 20 17-22 63.
Harriton                 18   6   9 22 - 55
Upper Merion         15 12 12 24 – 63
3-point goals: Stewart 2, Lowry 2, Torbeck, Ranson; Breece 3, Kim, Bauman, Chris Clark