Danville 70, Williamsport 56
Amber Renz and Jaynelle Robinson went toe-to-toe in the none-league match-up in Williamsport.
Robinson scored more than Renz with 32 to Renz’s 30, but Danville pulled out the road victory. The Ironmen erased a first-quarter deficit, out-scoring the Millionaires by 10 in the second quarter.
Mount Carmel 61, Benton 25
BENTON — The Red Tornadoes held just a 5-point lead after one quarter, but exploded down the stretch to cruise to the rout of the Tigers on Monday night.
Ali Varano led Mount Carmel with a 22-point performance while Marua Fiamoncini and Jen Bolick each added eight.
Benton was held to single-digits all four quarters and the Red Tornadoes built a 26-12 halftime lead.
The win improves Mount Carmel to 7-2 on the season.
Southern Columbia 54, Bloomsburg 49
CATAWISSA — Southern Columbia trailed by six heading into the fourth quarter but flipped the script in the final frame for a HAC crossover win.
Mackenzie Clark led the Tigers with 12 points, scoring six points in the fourth quarter to spark the comeback victory. Rachel Seidel led the Panthers with 14 points.
Loyalsock 65, Selinsgrove 43
LOYALSOCK — Selinsgrove trailed early after the first quarter and were unable to comeback, falling to Loyalsock in the HAC crossover game.
Jess Kerstetter led the Seals with 11 points and Becca Bausinger knocked down two 3-pointers for Selinsgrove.
Greenwood 44, East Juniata 26
MILLERSTOWN — Mallory Fortenbaugh led the way for the Wildcats with 13 points and Morgan Kauffman added 12 — including going a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line — as Greenwood defeated its Tri-Valley League rival.
East Juniata’s Maddie Trego led the Tigers with 10 points.
Mifflinburg 53, Central Columbia 38
MIFFLINBURG — It was just a 7-point game heading into the fourth quarter, but the Wildcats scored 21 to get past Central Columbia in the HAC crossover game.
Julia McArdle-Coe led Mifflinburg with 13 points while teammate Kayla Kline scored 12. The win improves the Wildcats to 7-2 on the season.
Taylor Knorr led Central Columbia with 11 points.
Juniata 62, Halifax 55
HALIFAX — Juniata used balanced scoring with four players finishing with double-digits points to beat Halifax in a Tri-Valley League tilt.
Carly Burns led the Indians with 16 points and Kylee Sorichetti scored 14 for Halifax.
Mount Carmel 50, Sunbury Christian 24
NORTHUMBERLAND — Ben Scicchitano and Tommy Lynott combined to nearly outscore Sunbury Christian by themselves, as the duo accounted for 23 points in the Red Tornadoes’ win.
Sciccitano led the Red Tornadoes (3-2) with 13 points.
The Eagles (5-4) were led by Blake Spangler-Jones’ 12 points. Spangler-Jones also grabbed down six rebounds in the loss.
Midd-West 68, Northumberland Christian 40
MIDDLEBURG — Ascher Marks found his long-range game with six 3-pointers to lead Midd-West to the non-league win.
Marks finished with a game-high 26 points while Gabe Bahner led Northumberland Christian with 12 points.
Meadowbrook Chr. 59, Grace Prep 26
MILTON — Kurtis Klodnicki helped lead the Lions’ offense, scoring a team-high 17 points while Tyler Baughman added 13 in a win over Grace Prep.
Meadowbrook Christian (4-2) led 31-14 at the half and held Grace Prep to single-digits in the final three quarters. No Grace Prep player scored in double-figures on the night.
Lourdes 69, Weatherly 45
WEATHERLY — Rachel Schultz had a huge night for the Red Raiders, scoring 26 points while Carmella Bickell added 17 and Bailey Trell scored 11 to lift Lourdes to a win over Weatherly.
Lourdes used a 28-point third quarter to pull away for good.
The Red Raiders improve to .500 at 5-5 on the year.
Southern Columbia 45, Selinsgrove 24
CATAWISSA — It was the quickest match of the night as Southern Columbia’s Blake Marks took just six seconds to pin Selinsgrove’s Anthony Showers at the 152-pound bout.
Marks’ pin was one of eight on the night, as the Tigers pinned Selinsgrove opponents six total times in the win.
Southern Columbia (5-2) got pins from Shane Casey (106), Todd Lane (120), Brett Shepherd (126), Bryce Harger (132), Kent Lane (138) and Marks (152).
The Seals drop to 2-2 on the year and are back on the mat today at Midd-West.
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