Methacton issues strong statement behind Woodward, Duda; Perkiomen Valley, Spring-Ford, Norristown bounced

(1-7) Methacton 64, (2-1) Hazleton  42 -  The two-time Pioneer Athletic Conference champion Warriors used a dominating first quarter and balanced scoring attack to secure the PIAA Class 6A opening round victory Saturday evening at Wilkes University.
Going wire-to-wire for the win, Methacton (23-7) bolted out to a 22-4 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looking back in easily dispatching the District 2 champions.
Jeff Woodward posted a double-double with 14 points including the 1,000th of his career, 12 rebounds and 7 blocks for the Warriors, who face (12-2) Boys Latin in the second round Wednesday at a site and time to be determined.
Other key contributors at the offensive end for sharp-shooting Methacton (11 three-balls) were David Duda (18 points, 5 treys), Ben Christian (13 points, 2 treys) and Brett Eberly (10 points, 3 treys, 9 assists).
Boys Latin (23-5) advanced to its date with Methacton by taking care of PAC entry (1-5) Norristown 79-69 in overtime Saturday.
Methacton (64) - Kropp 2 0-0 4  Eberly 3 1-2 10  Girardo 1 0-0 2  Duda 6 1-2 18  Timko 1 0-0 3  Laconi 0 0-0 0  Penjuke 0 0-0 0  Christian 4 3-3 13  Smith 0 0-0 0  Hazlett 0 0-0 0  Woodward 5 4-10 14  Totals: 22 9-17 64.
Hazleton (42) -  Vayda 5 0-2 11  Wolk 1 1-2 3  Campbell 3 0-0 6  D’Angelo 0 2-2 2  Franek 5 3-4 15  Moranta 0 0-0 0  Norman 1 0-0 2  Melendez 0 0-0 0  Seigendall 1 0-4 3  Totals:  16 6-14 42
Methacton      22 17 11 14 – 64
Hazleton          4  11 12 15 – 42
3-point goals: Methacton (11) – Duda 5, Eberly 3, Christian 2, Timko. Hazleton (4) – Franek 2, Vayda, Seigendall
 
(11-1) William Allen 52, (1-8) Perkiomen Valley 46 – Top senior guns Zach Krause and Tyler Strechay were brilliant in what turned out to be their parting shots, combining for 37 points and 7 three-balls in the Vikings’ season-ending setback in the opening round of the PIAA Class 6A playoffs at Freedom High School in Bethlehem.
After grabbing narrow leads of 9-5 and 18-17 in the opening two quarters with the game’s tempo and pace right in its wheelhouse, Perk Valley entered the final frame in a 30-30 stalemate.
But William Allen (18-9), the District 11 champions, took charge with a 12-1 run at the start of the fourth quarter and the Vikings never got closer than three the rest of the way to end their season at 20-10.
Perkiomen Valley (46) - Parks 2 3-3 7, Strechay 7 0-2 17, Krause 7 2-3 20, Hansen 0 0-0 0, I Streeper 1 0-0 2, B. Streeper 0 0-0 0, McShea 0 0-0 0, Totals 17 5-8 46.
William Allen (52) - Ellis 1 2-2 5, Copeland 2 0-0 5, Adames 5 2-2 12, Ozuna 2 4-7 8, Stewart 2 0-0 4, Adderly 1 4-10 6, Young 5 1-2 12, Stout 0 0-0 0, Totals 18 12-22 52.
Perk Valley               9   9 12 16 – 46
William Allen            5 12 13 22 - 52
3-point goals: Krause 4, Strechay 3, Ellis, Copeland, Adames, Young
 
(12-1) Roman Catholic 92, (1-9) Spring-Ford 48 – The high-powered and defending state champion Cahillites took no prisoners in their PIAA Class 6A opening round demolition of the Rams Saturday at Cardinal O’Hara.
Jalen Duren dropped a game-high 22 points while Division I recruits Hakim Hart (St. Joseph’s) and Seth Lundy (17 points) also helped trigger the onslaught for the two-time Philadelphia Catholic League champions, who extended their winning streak to 15.
Making its third state playoff appearance in five years, Spring-Ford fell behind 28-8, 46-22 and 73-33 through the first three quarters and was never much of a threat, ending its solid season at 19-10.
Senior forward and 1,000-career point scorer Noah Baker finished his stellar career in Royersford with 16 points while junior guards Tyler Scilingo and Pat Kovaleski chipped in with 12 and 9 points, respectively, for the Rams - who qualified for states by winning two straight elimination games in playbacks by a combined three points - 59-57 over CB West and 62-61 over Cheltenham.
Spring-Ford (48) – Kovaleski 9, Santiago 3, Fitzgerald 3, Baker 16, Bell 1, Bobeck 2, Bonanni 2, Scilingo 12
Roman (92) – Lundy 17, Hart 18, Duren 22,, Maska 8, Perez 9, Wild 5, Williams 7, Brown 2, Anderson 2, Flach 2
Spring-Ford            8 14 11 15 - 48
Roman Cath.         28 18 27 19 – 92
 
(12-2) Boys Latin 79, (1-5) Norristown 69, OT – After unleashing a 24-13 run in the fourth quarter to force the extra session, the Eagles ran out of gas in suffering the season-ending loss in the opening round of the PIAA Class 6A playoffs at Lincoln High School in Philadelphia.
Norristown, which got double figures from Tyler Lyons (16 points), Nizer Kinney (16), Xavier Edwards (14) and Aaron Reddish (11), completes its impressive season at 21-7 after Boys Latin posted a decisive 15-5 edge in the overtime period.
Norristown (69) – Sanford 2, Reddish 11, Lyons 16, Kinney 16, Etheridge 2, Edwards 1, NA 8
Boys Latin (79) – Vinson 22, Brown 4, Clark 17, Corley 10, Lawson 8, Mims 7, Pierce 9, Savage 2
Norristown          13 14 13  24  5 – 69
Boys Latin           18 17 16 13 15 - 79