By The Daily Item
MIFFLINBURG -- Shikellamy picked a fine way to get its first win of the season, and hand Mifflinburg its first loss, when the Braves edged Mifflinburg, 53-45 in overtime, to take the Heartland-I matchup on Wednesday.
Mifflinburg (3-1, 0-1 HAC-I) missed a chance to win the game at the end of regulation, and Shikellamy sophomore guard Derek Amerman made the Wildcats pay.
Amerman hit a 3-pointer at the outset of overtime to get the Braves off and running.
"I credit Shikellamy's defensive pressure. They got us out of sync and we pressed ourselves and we got out of our flow and didn't execute," Mifflinburg coach Andre' Roupp said. "Shikellamy really executed and hit their shots. They played a good game."
C.J. Tyler scored 15 points and Garrett Kemberling added 13 for Shikellamy (1-3, 1-0). Amerman finished with five points for the Braves.
Jordan Wagner and James Zack scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Wildcats, while Jeremy Uscowskas, Logan Finsterbush and Clark Sheakley each pulled down eight rebounds in the loss.
n Lewisburg 50,
HUGHESVILLE -- Four Green Dragons scored in double figures in the HAC-II matchup.
Will Sigl led Lewisburg with 13 points, Jesse Flannery had 11 and Matt Fedorjaka and Sam Allen had 10 apiece.
n East Juniata 49,
Mount Union 47
MOUNT UNION -- The Tigers scored 20 points in the first quarter and they needed every one of them to hold on for the nonleague win.
Nick Lorenz tallied 21 points and Bailey Coder had 11 for East Juniata (4-0).
n Warrior Run 50,
TURBOTVILLE -- Twenty-nine combined points from Steph Shamburg and Abby Fisher lifted the Defenders to the HAC-II victory.
Shamburg led Warrior Run (4-0, 1-0 HAC-II) with 15 points.
Kirsten Blakeslee paced Lewisburg (2-1, 0-1) with 12 points.
n Milton 55,
MILTON -- Maggie Wetzel's all-around game consisted of 11 points, eight rebounds and six blocks, and it helped the Black Panthers take the HAC-I win.