Perkiomen Valley, Methacton tune up for PAC playoffs with easy wins

Perkiomen Valley 67, Pope John Paul II 44 – Senior sharpshooter Tyler Strechay poured in 29 points and fellow senior Zach Krause added 13 for the Vikings in their Senior Night PAC crossover romp.
Perk Valley, which faces Pottsgrove in the PAC quarterfinals Wednesday at Spring-Ford, was never really threatened after building a 33-20 halftime lead. In addition to Strechay and Krause, seniors Blaise Blomstrom, AJ Hansen, Connor McShea, Bryce Streeper and Ian Streeper were also honored.
For the Frontier Division champion Golden Panthers, who draw a first-round bye in the PAC tournament as the No. 2 overall seed, Tyshere Malachi hit for 15 points and Sean Bustynowciz added 11.
Pope John Paul II (44) - Malachi 6 1-2 15, White 1 0-0 2, Williams 0 4-4 4, McKeon 1 0-0 3, Bustynowicz 5 0-0 11, Green 2 0-0 4, Green 1 0-0 3. Totals 17 5-6 44.
Perkiomen Valley (67) - Parks 1 0-0 2, Strechay 9 9-9 29, Krause 5 1-2 13, Hansen 2 0-0 5, I Streeper 3 2-2 8, B Streeper 2 0-0 4, Blomstrom 1 0-0 3, Dougherty 1 0-0 3, Lapetina 0 0-0 0, Gansz 0 0-0 0, Quinn 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 12-13 67.
PJP           7 13 16   8 – 44
PV           14 19 18 16 – 67
3-point goals: Malachi 2, McKeon, Bustynowicz, Green; Strechay 2, Krause 2, Blomstrom, Hansen, Dougherty
 
Methacton 63, Upper Merion 47 – Jeff Woodward cashed 18 points and David Duda added 11 as the Warriors tuned up for the PAC playoffs with their 11th straight win.
Methacton, which will face Spring-Ford in the quarterfinal round Wednesday night at 7:45 pm, used a 19-9 surge in the third quarter to build a 47-34 advantage after leading by just three (28-25) at the break.
Dom Breece finished with 11 points and three triples for the Vikings.
Upper Merion (47) - Jones 3 0-0 6  Kim 3 0-0 6  Lindelow 0 0-0 0  Choi 2 0-0 4  Bowman 1 0-0 3  Breece 4 0-0 11 Shepperd 4 0-1 9  Chris Clark 3 0-0 8  Chaz Clark 0 0-0 0  Tornetta 0 0-0 0  Totals:  20 0-1 47.
Methacton (63) - Kropp 2 0-0 5  Eberly 2 1-2 5  Girardo 3 0-1 6  Duda 5 0-0 11 Timko 2 1-2 6  Christian 4 0-0 8  Smith 0 0-0 0  Hazlett 2 0-0 4  Woodward 7 4-6 18  Byrne 0 0-0 0  Melle 0 0-0 0  Laconi 0 0-0 0 Penjuke 0 0-0 0   Totals:  27 6-11 63.
Upper Merion      12 13  9  13 – 47
Methacton           17 11 19 16 – 63
3-point goals: Breece 3, Chris Clark 2, Shepperd, Bowman; Kropp, Duda, Timko
 
Kutztown 52, Upper Perkiomen 42 – The Indians were held to one point in the opening quarter, eventually drawing back within 31-27 after three periods before fading down the stretch in the nonleague loss
Brett Miller, Macauley Swenk and Brody Case combined for 24 points and six triples to pace Upper Perk (2-2), which had a strong performance from beyond the arc with 11 three-pointers in their season finale.
Kutztown (52) – Graff 1 1-2 3, Floyd 3 5-7 11, Gehris 3 6-8 12, Fegley 3 6-8 12, Jean-Baptiste 5 0-0 12, Sheetz 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 18 52.
Upper Perk (42) – Plessi 2 0-0 6, Flack 1 1-2 4, Miller 3 0-0 9, Kupchak 2 0-0 6, Swenk 3 0-0 8, Case 2 2-2 7, Decker 1 0-2 2. Totals 14 3-6 42.  
Kutztown              12  4 15 21 – 52
Upper Perk             1 11 15 15 – 42
3-point goals: Jean-Baptiste 2; Miller 3, Plessi 2, Kupchak 2, Swenk 2, Flack, Case