The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

December 28, 2013

High school roundup: Allen leads Lewisburg in tournament opener


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BOYS BASKETBALL

WELLSBORO -- A big double-double by Sam Allen got Lewisburg off to a hot start in the Wellsboro Holiday Tournament on Friday as the Green Dragons took a 73-25 first-round victory over Montoursville.

Allen had 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Jesse Flannery had seven points and seven assists, and Matt Fedorjaka tallied 11 points for Lewisburg (6-0), which plays either Jersey Shore or Wellsboro for the title today at 7:30 p.m.

Pine Grove Holiday Tournament

n Danville 72,

New Hope Charter 63

PINE GROVE -- Led by Phil Stemm's game-high 25 points, a total of four players scored in double figures in the Ironmen's first-round win.

Austin Renz added 14 points for Danville (3-1), while Zack Kozick and Shayne Riley chipped in 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Danville next faces the Mahanoy Area-Pine Grove winner in today's final at 7:30 p.m.

Penns Valley Tournament

n Central Mountain 57,

Mifflinburg 49

SPRING MILLS -- The Wildcats were outscored by nine points in the second quarter and they fell behind by double digits at the half to lose the first-round matchup.

James Zack scored 13 points, and Clark Sheakley added 11 points for Mifflinburg (4-2), which plays the Penns Valley-Bellefonte loser today at 5:30 p.m.

Perry County Holiday Tournament

n Greenwood 52,

Susquenita 39

ELLIOTTSBURG -- Adam Harrison scored 18 points, and Noah Lebkicher added 11 as the Wildcats took the first-round win. Greenwood (5-2) plays host West Perry in the championship game today at 7:30 p.m.

Non-tournament

n Hollidaysburg 66,

Shikellamy 51

HOLLIDAYSBURG -- The Golden Tigers outscored the Braves 30-11 in the final quarter to pull away for the nonleague victory.

Austin Mowery led Shikellamy (3-4) with 12 points, while Garrett Kemberling and Derek Amerman both added 10 points for the Braves.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Knights of Columbus Holiday Tournament

n Southern Col. 47,

Lourdes Regional 41

n Hamburg 41,

Shamokin 29

COAL TOWNSHIP -- Six players scored at least six points for the Tigers to lift them to a first-round victory over the Red Raiders.

Reba Lyash led Southern (5-0) with nine points.

Carmella Bickel paced Lourdes (3-4) with 17.

In the Hamburg and Shamokin contest, the Indians were held to just nine first-half points in the loss.

Southern will face Hamburg in the final today at 6 p.m.; while Lourdes plays Shamokin in the consolation game at 3.

Penns Valley Tournament

n Mifflinburg 56,

West Branch 35

SPRING MILLS -- Kayla Kline had a big first half, and Sara Stauffer had a big second half for the Wildcats, and it all added up to a dominating first-round victory.

Kline scored 11 of her game-high 19 points in the first half before Stauffer tallied 11 of her 17 points in the second half for Mifflinburg.

Stauffer also had six assists, five steals and four blocks for the Wildcats, who play either Penns Valley or Bellefonte in the championship game today at 7 p.m.

Vo-Tech Booster Club Tip-Off Tournament

n Norry Chr. 46,

Col. Montour Vo-Tech 39

BLOOMSBURG -- Bethany Severn's double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds gave the Warriors the tip-off tourney championship after it was postponed from the beginning of the season.

Jordan Carr added seven points and 23 rebounds for Northumberland Christian (7-3), which also got 12 points from Bailey King.

Non-tournament

n Mount Carmel 57,

Bloomsburg 35

BLOOMSBURG -- Ali Varano scored 14 points, and Jordan Winhofer added 13 to lead the Red Tornadoes to the nonleague win. Mount Carmel improves to 5-1.

WRESTLING

n Boling Springs Holiday Tournament

BOILING SPRINGS -- Lewisburg had three individual champions to finish in third place in the team standings with 161 points. Boiling Springs won the title with 232 points, and Bedford was second with 210.

The titleists for the Green Dragons were Brian Friery at 106 pounds, Logan Aikey at 170, and Jon Ward at 220. Each wrestler went 2-0 on the day after receiving a bye in the quarterfinals.

Other top finishers for Lewisburg were Jordan Gessner (1-1), second at 113; Max Reed (2-1), second at 160; and Nick Bernstein (2-1), third at 182.