|Methacton's Jenna Carroll (13) rushes to save the ball from going out of bounds in front of Pope John Paul II's Ellen Chernaskey during their PAC-10 girls basketball semifinal at Spring-Ford Saturday night. (Photo by Tom Kelly III)|
By Darryl Grumling
ROYERSFORD — For the better part of Saturday night’s Pioneer Athletic Conference girls basketball semifinal, Pope John Paul II proved it was talented enough to hang with favored Methacton.
Unfortunately for the Golden Panthers, they also showed they still have some work to do in the shot selection and crunch-time composure departments.
Methacton’s wealth of big-game experience wound up being the biggest factor why the Warriors were able to rally for a 58-49 victory over up-and-coming Pope John Paul II at Spring-Ford.
Senior forward Kelsey Watson scored a game-high 21 points and junior center Jenna Carroll had 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds as Liberty Division runner-up Methacton (20-4) advanced to Wednesday’s PAC-10 championship against Liberty champ Spring-Ford (21-2) — which defeated Upper Perkiomen 69-20 in the other semifinal.
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