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).
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.
Danville girls/Mifflinburg boys post wins
DANVILLE — Indeah Lewis and Caila Flanagan both rolled a 200 in the first team game to get the Ironmen off and rolling to a 4-0 win over the Wildcats.
Lewis finished with a 586 series and Flanagan had a 543 to lead Danville. Brianna Hollenbach had a 506 series for Mifflinburg.
On the boys side, Mifflinburg took a 3-1 victory behind a 584 series from Austin Miller.
The Ironmen’s Nate Lubeski led all bowlers with a 243 game and 622 series.
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