SOL Girls' Basketball Wrap (1-5-13)

Check out Saturday’s SOL girls basketball results.

The Trojans had a little score to settle when they faced the Rams in a non-league battle on Saturday.
“In our recent fall league, Pennridge tied us up to go into overtime on a last-second three-pointer and then made a halfcourt shot to beat us by one with no time left,” coach Rodney Cline said. “Needless to say, we used that for motivation this afternoon. The girls came ready to play from the opening tip.”
Once again, according to Cline, the Trojans’ defense set the tone.
“We forced Pennridge to commit 26 turnovers,” the Trojans’ coach said. “Daria Earland (seven steals) and Rachel Stone (six steals) led the team in steals.
“Meredith Bryne was an enforcer in the paint with five blocked shots.”
Stone stayed hot from the floor, contributing 16 points, which included a pair of three-pointers. Daria Earland added 13 points while Dominique Earland had 10 points.
Cline went on to credit Sierra Eskridge for her performance.
“A coach always loves a player who does the little things that do not get all the press, and our player today was Sierra Eskridge, who had seven boards and five assists while adding six points,” he said. “We were fortunate enough to get everyone in the game, which allows our team to grow in its entirety.
“This was a great effort from the girls, especially coming off an emotional win (against Cheltenham) the night before. We are proud of the win but understand we still have a lot of work to do.”
Alex Villella let the Rams with 12 points.
While the Rams fell to 1-8 overall, the Trojans evened their record at 5-5.

The Patriots held on to win a low scoring contest against the Jems on Saturday. They led 8-6 at the end of one quarter and took a 14-12 lead into halftime. It was still a two-point game heading into a final quarter (20-18) that saw the Jems outscore the Patriots 9-8.
Junior Karoline White led the Patriots with 11 points, which included a 5-for-8 effort at the foul line. Katelyn Miller added eight points and Courtney Webster, five points.
With the win, the Patriots upped their record to 6-4.
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The Colonials rebounded from an emotional one-point loss to Upper Merion less than 24 hours earlier to earn the decisive non-league win over Central. The Colonials led 15-11 at the end of one quarter and took a 25-22 lead into halftime.
Central was propelled by the deadly long-range shooting of Symantha Marrero, who buried three three-pointers and also connected on 3-of-3 from the charity stripe after being fouled while shooting from beyond the arc.
The Colonials had a 38-32 advantage after three quarters and closed it out with a 22-7 tear.
“In the second half, Rachel Konowal shut out Marrero,” coach Daniel Dougherty said. “In addition to Konowal, it was the defense of Maya Thomas and tough rebounding of Simone Jacques and Kayla Wisniewski.”
Konowal also scored all eight of her points after the intermission. Thomas contributed 10 points, four assists, one blocked shot and three steals. Jacques added 15 points and 14 rebounds in an impressive effort while Wisniewski had 12 points and eight rebounds. Laurie Givnish added eight points, including a pair of three-pointers.
With the win, the Colonials upped their record to 3-5.