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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AA state wrestling: All 3 Southern wrestlers take silver
Blake Marks knows what is is like to win in sudden and dramatic fashion. He did it Friday night in the PIAA Class AA 152-pound semifinals.
AA state wrestling: 3 Southern Tigers march into finals
The Lane family had all the makings of a family reunion to be held today in the Giant Center in Hershey.
Girls basketball: Mount Carmel prevails behind big fourth quarter
To hear her mother explain it, Ali Varano hates to lose more than she wants to win. That’s just how the Mount Carmel senior is wired.
Wrestling: Shikellamy's Pepper still has shot at 3rd place
Dwayne Pepper grudgingly admitted that he has a reason to smile.
Girls basketball: Warrior Run falls to Dunmore in first round of states
At a time when her teammates were struggling offensively, Steph Shamburg took one last shot at extending the Warrior Run season and the most productive scoring career in program history.
LIVE updates from PIAA wrestling
The Daily Item will post updates throughout the day from the PIAA Wrestling Championships on Friday
Women's basketball: Bucknell loses in Patriot League quarterfinals to Holy Cross
In winning two games over Holy Cross during the regular season, Bucknell saw very little of the Crusaders’ zone defense. Unfortunately for the Bison, they saw a lot of it in Thursday’s Patriot League quarterfinal at Sojka Pavilion.
Men's basketball: Penn State smothers Northwestern
Penn State coach Pat Chambers struggled to explain why his Nittany Lions have experienced success on the road during Big Ten play.
H.S. wrestling: Shikellamy's Pepper wins opener in Class AAA tourney at Hershey
Dwayne Pepper thought that if he had an advantage in the preliminary round Thursday night in the PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships, it was his aggressive style.
H.S. wrestling: Two area wrestlers stay alive with consolation wins in Class AA tourney
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Wrestling: Six Valley grapplers advance to quarterfinals in Class AA
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Bob Garrett's Talking Points column: Time to clean Penn's Creek
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Power lifting: Pfleegor repeats as state champion
In two short years, the Milton High junior has won nine titles and three state power-lifting championships.
H.S. girls basketball: Mifflinburg arrives at district pinnacle early
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