SOL Boys/Girls Basketball Wrap (1-6-20)

Check out the recaps for SOL boys/girls basketball teams in action Monday.




Luke Vliet was in some kind of offensive groove. The senior guard buried three three-pointers in the first quarter – 11 points overall – to propel the Indians to a 23-8 lead. By halftime, Vliet had 19 points, and the Indians led 37-19.

“We came out and shot the ball really well, and that was the reason for our hot start,” Rock North coach Jesse Krasna said. “We moved the ball really well and got really, really good wide open looks.

“Luke Vliet was on fire to start the game. He’s been a really good leader for us all year long, and he always comes to play, so he stepped up big.”

The Indians’ coach made two changes to his lineup – inserting both Sean Mealey and Connor Rushing into the starting lineup.

“Sean Mealey really hadn’t played much all year, and he’s a senior for us, and we said, ‘You’ve been playing great at practice, you’ve been playing really hard,’ so we gave him his opportunity, and he really stepped in and gave us a toughness defensively and an intelligence offensively. He really played great.

“Connor Rushing is a junior that had been playing jayvee to start the season. He has been so focused at practice and working really hard. He’s really put it all together the past couple of weeks. He came out and really did a nice job attacking the rim, played under control and found his teammates. Those two guys were really, really key for us.”

Vliet led all scorers with 21 points. Hunter Wan had 10 points, and Bernie Parent added nine, Connor Rushing had eight, and Mikey Sylvester chipped in six.

“We told our guys that we’ve got to believe,” Krasna said. “Sometimes when you lose close games, you doubt your abilities, but we believe in these guys, and they showed why the coaching staff believes in them tonight.

“We played with a lot of toughness like we have been, and we were able to create some offense off our defense and got some easier looks. It was that combination that got us off to a really fast start. Our kids know we have a tough test tomorrow against CB South, so it was good to start the week off with a win and hopefully keep the momentum going.”

For the Spartans, Gabe Harris scored nine points to lead the way.

Council Rock North (2-7, 1-3 SOL) will travel to Central Bucks South for a non-league game Tuesday, and Springfield Township (5-6, 1-3) will be on the road at Upper Moreland Tuesday.

Springfield Township      8-10-7-6   31

Council Rock North     23-14-7-15   59

Springfield Township (31) – Amir Williams 2 1-1 5; Jay Joseph 2 1-3 5; Ethan Hamilton 1 2-2 4; Declan Farley 1 0-0 3; Micah Woods 0 0-2 0; Andrew Kennedy 0 1-2 1; Austin Maggioncalda 1 0-0 2; Gabe Harris 4 1-2 9; Dylan McKenzie 1 0-0 2; Totals 12 6-13 31.

Council Rock North (59) – Bernie Parent 4 0-0 9; Luke Vliet 7 2-4 21; Hunter Wan 4 0-1 10; Connor Rushing 3 2-2 8; Mikey Sylvester 2 2-4 6; Austin Stalker 0 1-2 1; Logan Saifer 0 2-2 2; Sean Clancy 0 0-2 0; Totals 20 11-19 59.

3-point goals: Springfield Twp – Declan Farley, CRN – Luke Vliet 5, Hunter Wan 2, Bernie Parent.





Mikaela Reese had a big night for the host Indians, posting a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds to go along with five assists and two blocks.  Reese scored 10 points in a first half that saw the Indians open up a 26-15 lead over their visitors. Olivia Schneider added seven points in the half. 

Souderton outscored Rock North 14-7 in the third quarter to go on top 40-22.

In addition to Reese, Schneider and freshman point guard Casey Harter both had eight points. Schneider also had nine rebounds.

For Rock North, Anna Cairone scored eight of her team’s 15 first-half points and finished with a team high 10 points. Jaden Wan added seven.

Souderton (6-4, 1-3 SOL) will travel to Pennridge on Tuesday, and Council Rock North (3-8, 2-2) will host Central Bucks South in a non-league game Tuesday.

Council Rock North     7-8-7-9   31

Souderton             11-15-14-9   49

Council Rock North (31) – Anna Cairone 5 0-0 10; Kristen Polinsky 1 0-0 3; Emma Benson 1 2-2 5; Jaden Wan 4 0-0 8; Abby Jones 2 1-3 5; Totals 13 3-5 31.

Souderton (49) – Jordan Zimmerman 2 0-0 4; Erin Bohmueller 1 0-0 2; Olivia Schneider 3 2-4 8; Casey Harter 2 3-4 8; Hannah Alderfer 1 2-2 4; Hayley Fenchel 2 0-0 4; Mikaela Reese 6 5-7 19; Totals 17 12-17 49.

3-point goals: CRN – Kristen Polinsky, Emma Benson, Souderton – Mikaela Reese 2, Casey Harter.



For the second time in as many games, Emily Chmiel scored 29 points to lead the Patriots, and point guard Mia Salvati had a big night of her own, scoring a season-high 23 points.

“Mia has been playing really well, and we’re really happy for her,” coach Liz Potash said. “She’s been playing for us since she was a freshman on varsity, and it’s the first year she’s running the point. I saw her play a ton of AAU games this summer, and we just watched her progress. She’s put a lot into it, and she had a great game.

“They’re tough – they do put a lot of ball pressure, and she didn’t have many turnovers. She kind of withstood it all and had a really nice night, and Emily had another huge game – back-to-back 29-point efforts.”

The Patriots once again made a lot of trips to the foul line, finishing 20-of-24 from the charity stripe. Chmiel – who took 15 foul shots in Saturday’s win over Rustin – was 13-for-16 in Monday’s win. Salvati connected on 5-of-6.

Chmiel and Salvati led the Patriots to a 17-13 lead after one quarter, scoring nine and eight points respectively. Jaida Helm’s seven points kept the Ghosts in it. The Patriots – behind seven points from Aubrey DeAngelis – edged the Ghosts 19-17 in a high-scoring second quarter to go into halftime with a 36-30 advantage.

The Ghosts trimmed three points off that lead with a 15-12 third quarter and trailed by just a 48-45 score heading into the final frame. The Patriots closed it out with a 21-point fourth quarter. Chmiel had 10 points and Salvati had seven. The Ghosts were 9-of-10 at the foul line in the quarter.

Freshman Cire Worley’s 22-point effort – which included 14 second-half points - led the Ghosts. Sophomore point guard Khalis Whiting added 12 points.

“Emily Barry did an unbelievable job on Khalis Whiting,” Potash said. “I think she is so hard to guard, and I thought Emily really kept her in check. I know she ended up with 12, but for her, that’s low.”

Central Bucks East (7-3, 3-1 SOL) will travel to Quakertown Tuesday, and Abington (4-6, 2-2) will host Wissahickon Tuesday.

Abington                    13-17-15-12  57

Central Bucks East     17-19-12-21   69

Abington (57) – Cire Worley 8 4-4 22; Abril Browser 1 0-0 3; Allison Holden 1 0-0 3; Jaida Helm 4 0-0 9; Amanda Jackson 3 0-0 8; Khals Whiting 4 4-7 12; Totals 21 8-11 57.

Central Bucks East (69) – Gabby Wilga 1 0-0 2; Mia Salvati 8 5-6 23; Elise Duffy 0 2-2 2; Emily Chmiel 8 13-16 29; Emily Barry 1 0-0 2; Aubrey DeAngelis 5 0-0 11; Totals 23 20-24 69.

3-point goals: Abington – Cire Worley 2, Amanda Jackson 2, Allison Holden, Abril Browser, Jaida Helm, CBE – Mia Salvati 2, Aubrey DeAngelis.



The Golden Bears followed their upset of Upper Dublin with a no-doubt-about-it win over the visiting Lions. Any thoughts there might be a letdown were put to rest when the Bears blew the game open with a 15-3 second quarter.

Bean Hughes – who had 15 first-half points – ignited the Bears with 11 second-quarter points.

“There was definitely a fear of a letdown after Friday’s game,” UM coach Matt Carroll said. “No matter how much we tried to hammer home the point that we have to move on from Friday, it’s just human nature.

“Our seniors were 0-3 against Lower Moreland coming into tonight, so it was some extra motivation that I think we needed. We came out a little lethargic offensively, but coming as no surprise, our defense was ready to go. Eventually our defense led to offense, and it opened things up for us. Lower Moreland has some banged up players and is playing their third game in four days with another one tomorrow.”

In addition to Hughes, freshman EmmyFaith Wood had 11 points, and senior Emma Meakim added eight, including a pair of threes.

Upper Moreland (5-5, 2-2 SOL) will travel to Springfield Township on Tuesday.

Lower Moreland         4-3-10-5   22

Upper Moreland       8-15-12-8   43

Lower Moreland (22) – Phoebe Lynch 2 0-0 4; Alex Krustinger 1 0-0 3; Ceili Courduff 1 1-2 3; Jess Dugo 2 1-2 5; Tori Finnegan 1 0-0 2; Liz Neeld 2 0-0 4; Jess Shein 0 1-4 1; Totals 9 3-8 22.

Upper Moreland (43) – Kaiya Herb 1 0-0 2; Emmyfaith Wood 4 2-4 11; Emma Meakim 3 0-0 8; AbbyEllen Wood 2 0-0 4; Bean Hughes 6 2-4 15; Emma Hurley 1 1-2 3; Totals 17 5-10 43.

3-point goals: LM – Alex Krustinger, UM – Emma Meakim 2, EmmyFaith Wood, Bean Hughes.



The Owls led from wire to wire, opening up an 8-3 lead after one quarter and extending that to 22-9 by halftime.

Haley Keenan led all scorers with 18 points, and Emily Wineburg added 12. Chloe Munyon finished with eight points.

Bensalem (4-6, 1-3 SOL) will host Harry S Truman on Tuesday.

Bensalem        8-14-21-9   52

Norristown       3-6-17-6   32

Bensalem (52) – Averi McCoy 4, Pooja Singameni 12, Emily Wineburg 4, Mia Parker 2, Haley Keenan 18, Chloe Munyon 8, Delaney Bell 4.

Norristown (32) – Tay Wright 18, Tiann Bird 7, Nahtavia Dunlap 2, Ryan Morse 5.