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CHA gets past PC for first league wrestling match victory

In the heavyweight match, Penn Charter’s Tyler Mercer (left) and Will Emery of CHA each look for an opening for a takedown move.

Going into last Friday’s Inter-Ac wrestling meet at Penn Charter, both the host Quakers and the Chestnut Hill Academy Blue Devils owned 0-3 records in league competition.

In the next-to-last match of the day, sophomore Matt Rubin recorded a pin at 152-lbs., sealing a 41-33 victory for the visitors. CHA’s overall record in dual meets rose to 4-6, while Charter’s mark slipped to 7-9-1.

The 171-lb. bout led off the affair, and here Charter senior Tharail Singleton rode a first-period takedown all the way to a 2-0 decision over Blue Devils junior Ethan Wang. At 189 lbs., Chestnut Hill quickly took the lead in the meet with junior Brendan Spearing’s 12-second pin of Quakers senior Nick Cassizzi, but the visitors handed the points right back to PC by forfeiting the 215-lb. contest to Alex Cohen, a junior on the host team.

GA survives stiff challenge from Irish

RIVALS BECOME TEAMMATES Senior guards Devon Kane of the Academy of Notre Dame (left) and Jesse Carey of Germantown Academy were on opposite sides in last Thursday’s tooth-and-nail tussle, but they’ll be playing together at Villanova University next year.

For the most part, the Irish of the Academy of Notre Dame successfully implemented their slow-it-down strategy in last Thursday’s Girls Inter-Ac league conflagration at Germantown Academy. The host Patriots did not spend nearly as much time with the basketball as they are used to, and in contrast to GA’s prolific output during a 92-62 win over Princeton’s Hun School two days earlier, the Pats only put up a total of 28 points against traditional league archrival Notre Dame.

The Irish, however, scored just 27 points in the contest, and hopes of notching their first win over Germantown in this millennium died with the final buzzer.

A relatively modest total of 13 points for guard Maggie Lucas (five rebounds, five steals) and an eight-point showing for another junior, forward Tory Thierolf, helped GA achieve an overall record of 21-0. Both teams had brought 6-0 league records into the contest, and afterwards Notre Dame headed home with an overall mark of 16-6, despite eight points apiece from a pair of seniors, guard Devon Kane and forward Fiona Flanagan.

 

Mount passes second test against Nazareth, Villa

Senior guard Jen Sabia was the Mount’s high scorer in wins over Nazareth and Villa Maria last week.

Last Tuesday basketball fans filled the stands and lined several of the wall of the Mount St. Joseph Academy gym, watching the Magic perform in their last major home game of the regular season.

The contest was an Athletic Association of Catholic Academies rematch against Nazareth Academy, whom the Mount had beaten on a last-second shot in a Jan. 6 road game. The Magic had a little more room to spare this time, defeating the Pandas, 40-33, with balanced scoring from Jen Sabia (11 points, six rebounds, four assists), Elle Hagedorn (nine points, eight rebounds), Mary Jo Horgan (nine points, four rebounds), and Shannon Bridges (eight points).

Two days later, Mount St. Joe had a closer scrape out at Villa Maria Academy, trailing by a point at the start of the fourth quarter but then coming on to beat the Hurricanes, 41-37. Sabia had another 11-point afternoon, and the winners received 10 points from Smith, nine from Hagedorn, eight from Horgan, two from Bridges, and one from Meg Rothwell.

Ending their week with Saturday’s 59-40 victory over another AACA club, Merion Mercy, the Mounties closed out the month of January with a record of 13-0 in the league, and 21-0 overall.

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Penn Charter girls take third, GFS fifth at MASA Tourney

Girls from area schools enjoyed a good deal of success at last weekend’s Middle Atlantic Squash Association Tournament in Lawrenceville, N.J., but in the end Episcopal Academy took top honors as a team for the ninth year in a row.

The nine players on each squad were seeded in nine different divisions, and with winners in four divisions and one runner-up, the EA Churchwomen compiled a total of 29 points to beat out host Lawrenceville School, which won four division titles and finished with 26.5 points. Episcopal junior Libby Eyre proved the best of the best, winning the Division 1 championship over Chloe Blacker of Pingry School (Martinsville, N.J.), 11-5, 11-7, 11-0.

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