Abing­ton out­paces Coun­cil Rock North boys, girls

The Advance of Bucks County - - SPORTS - By Steve Sherman

Buck­sLo­calS­ports Ed­i­tor Coun­cil Rock North didn’t fare as well in its re­cent bat­tle with Sub­ur­ban lne League (SlL) Na­tional Con­fer­ence ri­val Abing­ton as it did in its SlL opener.

Af­ter open­ing its league cam­paign Dec. 14 with a 53-45 vic­tory at Wil­liam Ten­nent, the Rock fell hard Dec. 18, los­ing by 13 points to the dal­lop­ing dhosts, who out­paced the In­di­ans in ev­ery pe­riod but the third.

Led by An­thony Lee (18 pts.) and Jor­dan Sim­mons (16), Abing­ton got out to a 32-25 half­time edge. While the Rock closed the dhosts’ lead to six points by the end of the third pe­riod, Abing­ton won go­ing away af­ter outscor­ing the In­di­ans 1811 in the fi­nal frame.

Se­niors Kyle McCloskey (18 pts.) and Bran­don Knotts (1T) led the scor­ing for North, which suf­fered it first loss of the sea­son. Also con­tribut­ing to the scor­ing ef­fort for the In­di­ans were ju­nior Rip En­gel (8 pts.) and se­nior Ryan Baker (6). Josh McWil­liams also chipped in with two points.

Mean­while, four play­ers reached dou­ble dig­its for the dhosts in­clud­ing An­thony Durham (15 pts.) and Matt Penecale (10). Jiere Mor­risey (4) and Michael drif­fin (1) also contributed to the Abing­ton cause.

North falls to 3-1 on the sea­son and 1-1 in the SlL Na­tional Con­fer­ence. The dhosts (T-0, 3-0) re­main un­beaten in the SlL in­clud­ing a more re­cent win over Ne­shaminy, which is win­less at 0-6.

Rock’s girls team also lost to Abing­ton, by a 61-53 score.

Jess der­ber (20 pts.) and Madi­son At­tana­sio (14) led the of­fense for the Lady In­di­ans. Deja Rawls (1T pts.), Michael Har­ris (13 pts.) and Sammy Lochner (13) led the way for the dhosts, who are now 4-2, over­all, 2-0 in the SlL.

North evened its mark in the SlL with a 69-31 vic­tory over Tru­man last Fri­day night at home. Tara darfield (15 pts.) and Michaela Fin­neyfrock (13) led the scor­ing at­tack for the Lady In­di­ans.

Krista Camp­bell was also a big con­trib­u­tor with 11 points, six steals and four as­sists. der­ber pitched in with nine points and eight re­bounds.

UP­DATE: The North boys bounced back with a pair of wins Dec. 21 and 22, out­pac­ing SOL Na­tional ri­val Tru­man last Fri­day night, 64-53 and Holy Ghost on Satur­day. The fn­di­ans’ at­tack was led by En­gel with 19 points, and McCloskey (17 pts.) and Knotts (14) reached dou­ble dig­its for Rock. North used an 18-9 sec­ond pe­riod to build a 37- 20 half­time lead. The Tigers cut the fn­di­ans’ lead to 46-35 by the end of the third pe­riod but were un­able to dig out of the hole they cre­ated in the first half. Merdic Green led Tru­man (4-3, 2-1: SOL) — which suf­fered it first loss in the Na­tional Con­fer­ence — with 25 points.

Engle (22), Knotts (13) and McCloskey (10) led the way to a 58-43 win over Holy Ghost last Satur­day at Haver­ford High School.

West Vir­ginia men’s soc­cer play­ers Eric Schoenle and Uwem Etuk are among a group of 54 NCAA Di­vi­sion f col­lege se­niors who are in­vited to par­tic­i­pated in the 2013 Adi­das MLS Player Com­bine.

The duo will take the field in Fort Laud­erdale from Jan. 11 to 15 and are el­i­gi­ble for se­lec­tion in the 2013 Su­perDraft pre­sented by Adi­das set on Jan. 17 in fn­di­anapo­lis at noon.

Schoenle, a two-year Al­lAmer­i­can from Yardley, played in 17 games at West Vir­ginia last sea­son, lead­ing the Moun­taineers with six goals, in­clud­ing two gamewin­ners. He re­cently com­pleted his four-year ca­reer with 75 games played, 14 goals, five as­sists, 33 points and seven game-win­ning goals.

“f’m hon­ored to be se­lected as a part of the com­bine,” said Schoenle, a prod­uct of Penns­bury and Yard­leyMake­field Soc­cer. “To be se­lected among the top se­niors in the coun­try is a huge honor for me. The past four years at WVU have really helped me pre­pare for my fu­ture. With­out the sup­port of the coaches and staff at WVU, f don’t know if f would have had this op­por­tu­nity, and for that f am and grate­ful to them.”

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Ne­shaminy grad Jay Col­bert got back out onto the field this year for the New Hamp­shire foot­ball team.

Photo by Steve Sherman

Rock North ju­nior has the hot hand for the In­di­ans.

Eric Schoenle, of Yardley, has been in­vited to the MLS Player Com­bine set to take place in Jan­uary.

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