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December 28, 2013

Local roundup: Krall, Milton rout North Schuylkill for tournament title

By The Daily Item

BOYS BASKETBALL

MILTON -- Travis Krall led four Black Panthers in double figures, and Milton won its Orange and Black Tournament, 62-46, over North Schuylkill on Saturday with the help of a strong first quarter.

The Black Panthers (4-4) led 19-5 after the first period and extended their lead to 34-13 at the half.

"We had a real, real crisp offensive start," said Milton coach Gene Bruno. "We played our best first half of the year, took them out of their offense, and we played very balanced offense."

Logan Feltman added 14 points for the winners, while Ethan Baker and Wade Heidel each scored 10.

n Southern Columbia 35,

Northwest 31

MILTON -- The Tigers got off to a little bit better start than the Rangers to escape with the consolation game of the Milton Holiday Tournament.

Mike Klebon tallied 13 points to lead Southern, which outscored Northwest 27-16 in the first half.

Penns Valley Holiday Tournament

n Mifflinburg 43,

Bellefonte 42

SPRING MILLS -- Bellefonte made a late rally, but Logan Finsterbush staunched the comeback attempt by picking up a key rebound with only seconds left on the clock to preserve Mifflinburg's lead and the win in the consolation game.

Finsterbush finished with eight blocks, six rebounds and six points for Mifflinburg (5-2), which also got 14 points from Jeremy Uscowskas and 10 from Clark Sheakley, the latter was named to the all-tournament team.

"It was a real physical game. We were up by nine points after the third but Bellefonte's defensive pressure created some turnovers," said Mifflinburg coach Andre' Roupp. "We were able to execute our offense and we made some easy baskets down the stretch."

Wellsboro Holiday Tourn.

n Lewisburg 40,

Wellsboro 33

WELLSBORO -- The Green Dragons completed their title run through the tournament by getting a game-high 20 points from Sam Allen.

"It was a very hard-fought game. We jumped up big and Wellsboro fought back -- and it's a credit to our guys that we kept our composure (at the end)," said Lewisburg coach John Vaji.

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