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January 20, 2013

Area roundup: Lewisburg beats Southern Columbia, tightens HAC-II girls race

GIRLS BASKETBALL

LEWISBURG — The race for the Heartland-II title just got a little tighter as Lewisburg upended Southern Columbia 45-39 on Saturday night.

Emily Conrad scored 15 points and Lois Lesher had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Lewisburg (10-3, 5-2), which moved into a tie for second place with Southern (11-3, 5-2).

Montoursville and Mount Carmel are tied for the division lead with 5-1 league marks.

Mallory Tomaschik led the Tigers with 14 points.

Selinsgrove 54, Mifflinburg 51

SELINSGROVE — Despite a big second quarter by the Wildcats, the Seals were able to hold on and take the HAC-I win.

Selinsgrove (6-7, 4-3 HAC-I) led 15-7 after one, but Mifflinburg bounced back with a strong second quarter to lead 27-26 at the half.

Kierstin Craig-Sovic led Selinsgrove with 19 points. Mifflinburg was led by Kayla Kline’s 22 points.

Shamokin 45, Milton 36

COAL TOWNSHIP — A strong start by Olivia Bonshock got the Indians out to a double-digit halftime lead and the HAC-I win over the Black Panthers.

Bonshock 13 of her game-high 20 points in the first half as Shamokin (7-5, 5-1 HAC-I) led 28-17 at the break.

Emily Baker scored 11 points to lead Milton (7-6, 6-2).

Danville 39, Midd-West 12

MIDDLEBURG — Seven days after pulling off a big upset over the Shamokin Indians, the Mustangs couldn’t do it two weeks in a row as the Ironmen took the lopsided HAC-I win.

“We played great defense to hold Danville to 39 points, but we had problems offensively,” said Midd-West coach Dave Fadale.

Danville freshman forward Amber Renz outscored Midd-West (5-8 overall) all by herself with a game-high 21 points. Siobhan Bross added 10 points for Danville (10-2).

BOYS BASKETBALL

Greenwood 62, Newport 31


NEWPORT — Brothers Ryan and Nick Kerstetter combined for six 3-pointers and 26 total points as the Wildcats took the Tri-Valley League win.

Ryan Kerstetter led Greenwood (15-2, 11-0 TVL) and his brother with 16 points. Josh Ferguson added 13 points for the Wildcats.

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