Heading into Saturday's District 1-AAAA girls basketball tournament playback game against Penn Wood, Methacton's Tejarra Ellis had scored just 14 points in her previous six games.

Against the Patriots, though, Ellis went from little-known reserve to star of the show.

The 5-foot-7 junior erupted for a season-high 16 points and also grabbed nine rebounds as Methacton rallied for a 53-51 overtime victory to keep its PIAA tourney hopes alive.

The Pioneer Athletic Conference runner-up Warriors (19-8) play host to Souderton Wednesday at 7 p.m. in a state qualifer.

Senior center Jenna Carroll scored 16 points — to move within 13 of 1,000 for her career — and also had 11 rebounds and senior point guard Kara Steinke contributed nine points for Methacton, which trailed by five in the final seven minutes and had to survived a missed layup attempt by Penn Wood at the regulation buzzer.

Indiah Cauley scored a team-high 16 points for Penn Wood (17-6), which also got 15 points from Lorna Caesar and 10 points from Dahnye Redd.


Holy Ghost Prep 65, Phoenixville 52: Matt England scored a game-high 28 points as the top seeded Firebirds turned back the ninth seed Phantoms in a District 1-AAA quarterfinal.


Phoenixville (8-16) cut a 40-30 lead after three quarters to 58-52 on Mike Anthony's 3-pointer with 36 seconds left before Holy Ghost Prep scored the game's final seven points.

Eric Wallace scored a team-high 15 points on five 3-pointers for Phoenixville (8-16), which also got 12 points from Marquis McDuffee.


Muhlenberg 67, Ursinus 65: In the final game of the season, the Bears felll short in their quest for a fourth-straight win.

Ursinus (4-14 Centennial, 6-19,) saw both senior guard Jesse Krasna and sophomore guard Malik Draper score 18 points. Krasna's 18 points pushed him over the 1,000-point mark, with the basket coming with 6:41 left in the second half.

Senior guard Pat Vasturia and senior forward Ryan Adams both scored eight points in their final game in an Ursinus uniform.

Muhlenberg (16-9, 11-7 Centennial), who will advance to the Centennial Conference playoffs next week, got 18 points from Malique Killings and 13 points from Alec Stavetski.

Ursinus held Muhlenberg without a field goal in the final 3:57, but, could not pull away.


Muhlenberg 76, Ursinus 66: Sophomore forward Jessica Porada recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 13 points and 14 rebounds, but the Bears (8-10, 11-13) fell in their Centennial Conference finale

Alyssa Polimeni and Libby Lannon both scored 13 points and contributed five steals.

At 14:38 left in the first half, Diamond Lewis hit a three point shot to give Ursinus the 13-10 lead. But the Bears couldn't hold on as Muhlenberg led at halftime 38-30.

The Bears shot 39.1 percent (25-of-64) from the field and 30 percent (6-of-20) from behind the arc, while the Mules shot 60 percent (27-of-45) and 45 percent (4-of-9) from the three-point line.