Simon stellar for Pottsgrove in district setback

(1) Springfield (Delco) 36, (8) Pottsgrove 31 – Riley Simon delivered at both ends of the floor with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals but it wasn’t enough as the Falcons came up short in the quarterfinals of the District 1-5A tournament Friday night.

The Grove (18-7), which plays at (4) Villa Maria Academy Tuesday in a state-playoff qualifier, was within 15-13 at the break but never recovered after falling behind 26-17 heading into the fourth quarter.

Coming off a 31-26 opening round win over (9) Upper Moreland that ended a long postseason drought, the Falcons also got solid efforts from Sierra Potts (9 points) and Rachel Ludwig (9 rebounds).

For the Spartans, who move on to face (5) Mount St. Joseph Academy in the district semifinals Tuesday night (7:30 pm) at Harriton, Alexa Abbonizio led the way with 13 points. Mount St. Joseph advanced with a 47-41 triumph over (4) Villa Maria Academy.

Pottsgrove (31) – Makins 0 0-0 0, Fretz 2 0-0 4, Ludwig 1 0-0 2, Walker 0 0-0 0, Potts 2 4-4 9, Simon 5 2-6 12, Mowery 2 0-0 4. Totals 12 6-10 31.
Springfield-Delco (36) – A. Long 2 1-2 5, Abbonizio 3 6-6 13, Post 1 1-3 3, Conran 1 1-2 4, Aaron 1 1-3 4, Johnson 2 3-4 7, Valerio 0 0-0 0, Kreydt 0 0-0 0, Totals 10 13-20 36.
Pottsgrove        4   9   4  14 – 31
Springfield        7   8  11  10 - 36
3-point goals: Pottsgrove (1) Potts. Springfield-Delco (3) -Abbonizio, Aaron, Conran..