The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

December 13, 2013

Area roundup: Mackenzie Clark's 21 leads Southern girls to win against Montgomery

By The Daily Item
The Daily Item

MONTGOMERY — With several members of the Class A state runner-up girls soccer team on the roster, Southern Columbia began its season with the first of what could be a plethora of wins in 2013-14.

Mackenzie Clark scored 21 points to lead the Tigers to a 54-48 HAC cross-over victory over Montgomery.

Clark scored 15 of her points in the first half as Southern (1-0) 33-19 lead at the break.

Down the stretch the Tigers were just as deadly. They connected on 6-of-8 free throws in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Rebecca Lyash added 11 points for Southern, eight of which came in the second quarter. Haley Levan added nine points and 11 rebounds for the Tigers.

Corrine Shaffer tallied 24 points for Montgomery.

Shikellamy 52, Lourdes Reg. 51 (2 OT)

SUNBURY — It was a back-and-forth affair, but in the end Shikellamy held off Lourdes just enough to come away with a 1-point double-overtime win for their second straight win after starting the year with a loss.

Kelsey Zimmerman led the Braves (2-1) with 16 points, including a team-high four 3-pointers, while Kierra Smith added 14 points.

Lourdes was led by Bailey Trell’s 18 points and a 16-point effort by Rachel Schultz that included six rebounds and three steals.

Line Mountain 55, Newport 35

MANDATA — The Eagles’ defensive pressure, especially in the second and third quarters, shut down the Buffaloes en route for the Tri-Vallley League win.

Line Mountain (2-3 overall) limited Newport to just nine points in the middle two quarters. On the other side, the Eagles tallied 32 points to take a 51-22 lead into the fourth.

Offensively, Colleen Troutman tallied 18 points and Joelle Snyder added 14 for Line Mountain.

Troutman was one of the Eagles defensive leaders in the game as well. She pulled down 10 rebounds to give the team three players in double figures in that category.

Madison Lagerman collected 11 rebounds, as did Madeline Reed. Snyder grabbed seven steals for the Eagles.

Halifax 70, Upper Dauphin 50

HALIFAX — A near triple-double by Paige Miller lifted the Wildcats to the TVL victory.

Miller tallied 17 points and had 13 rebounds and eight assists for Halifax (3-0, 2-0 TVL). Morgan Cox added 15 points and Brianna Turner had 14 for the Wildcats, who shot 18-for-29 from the field in the second half.

Taylor Brown paced Upper Dauphin with 20 points.


Mount Carmel 44, North Schuylkill 42

MOUNT CARMEL — Ben Scicchitano scored 14 points and Zack Tocyloski added 13 in the Red Tornadoes’ season-opening non-league victory.


 Warrior Run 36, Lewisburg 33

LEWISBURG — Despite a furious comeback attempt by the Green Dragons, the Defenders got out to a big lead before holding on for the HAC-II win.

Following a pair of decisions at 145 and 152 pounds by Andrew Walker and Masen Wagner, Warrior Run got out to a 30-18 lead.

The Green Dragons closed the gap behind pins from Max Reed (160) and Logan Aikey (170), but the team fell short when Nicholas Bernstein only decisioned Hunter Stroup in the 195-pound bout, 6-2.

Jersey Shore 45, Midd-West 28

MIDDLEBURG — The Lancers won six of the final eight bouts to pull out the nonleague win over the Mustangs. Corey Stauffer picked up a pin at 113 pounds, as did Andrew Zerby at 152 and Zach Longacre at 220 pounds for Midd-West.

Benton 45, Mount Carmel 36

BENTON — The Tigers won the final three bouts of the match, including two by pin, to take the nonleague victory. The Red Tornadoes had one pin on the night — by Domenico Stellar at 220 pounds.