The Daily Item
LEWISTOWN -- A career night by junior guard C.J. Tyler wasn't enough for Shikellamy as it played host Mifflin County in the finals of the revamped Holiday River Tournament on Friday.
Tyler scored a career-high 26 points and was named the tournament's Outstanding Offensive Player, but the Braves fell short of the Huskies 61-56.
Mifflin County (6-4) outscored Shikellamy (4-4) 18-10 in the third quarter.
Senior Ernie Tyler added 10 points and freshman Derek Amerman chipped in a career-high 14 for the Braves. Ernie Tyler was also named to the All-Tournament team.
Holiday River Tournament
n Octorara 77,
LEWISTOWN -- The Seals were outscored 23-6 in the first quarter as they fell to the Braves in the tourney's consolation game.
"We dug too deep of a hole in the first quarter and we couldn't get out of it," said Selinsgrove coach Ray Moyer.
Dillon Hoke led Selinsgrove (3-4) with 16 points and he was named to the All-Tournament team, while Bobby Lamont added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Seals, who also had David Aurand earn the tourney's Sportsmanship Hustle Award.
Pine Grove Tournament
n Danville 68,
Pine Grove 28
PINE GROVE -- Zach Kozick scored nine points in the first quarter to help the Ironmen get out to a 25-point lead and the consolation game victory.
Kozick finished with 13 points and Bret Berg scored 15 for Danville (5-2).
Penns Valley Tournament
n Central Mountain 57,
SPRING MILLS -- The hot hand of Central Mountain's Cole Renninger was responsible for 31 points and a first-round victory over Mifflinburg.
Mifflinburg (4-3) started to fall behind in the second quarter when Renninger began to take the game over. Central Mountain outscored the Wildcats 19-5 in the period to pull away.
"We played a tough defensive first half, but we ended up giving up some easy fast breaks and some easy looks to Renninger in the second quarter, and that's where the game kind of got away from us," said Mifflinburg coach Andre' Roupp. Mifflinburg will play the Bellefonte-Penns Valley loser in today's consolation game at 6 p.m.
n Lewisburg 43,
MONTOURSVILLE -- A double-double from Sam Allen propelled the Green Dragons to the title.
Allen scored 19 points and had 10 rebounds and he was named to the All-Tournament team along with Travis Conrad.
Jesse Flannery dished out 10 assists and Erich Kline added 11 points, the latter also being named the tourney's MVP.
n Lourdes Regional 59,
Line Mountain 26
COAL TOWNSHIP -- Zack Oquendo had 16 points and Matt Savitski scored 15 to lead the Red Raiders to the opening-round win.
Lourdes (6-1) next plays the Shamokin-Minersville winner today at 8:30 p.m. for the championship.
Juniata County Tourney
n East Juniata 57,
COCOLAMUS -- Three players scored in double figures for the Tigers as they claimed their tournament with a close victory over the Mustangs (2-4).
Dillon Leonard scored 15 points and Nick Lorenz had 12 to lead East Juniata (8-1). Leonard was named to the All-Tournament team while Lorenz was the tourney's MVP.
Perry Co. Tournament
n Greenwood 46,
West Perry 28
ELLIOTTSBURG -- Thirteen points from Ryan Kerstetter and 10 from Josh Ferguson lifted the Wildcats to an opening-round win. Greenwood (6-2) plays Susquenita in the championship game at 7:30 tonight.
CMVT Holiday Tourn.
n Nativity 60,
Meadowbrook Chr. 36
BLOOMSBURG -- Tyler Baughman's four 3-pointers and 16 points weren't enough as the Lions fell in an opening-round game. Meadowbrook (3-4) next plays the loser between Columbia Montour Vo-Tech and Weatherly today at 6 p.m.
n North Schuylkill 50,
CATAWISSA -- Ethan Baker and Michael Jacobs scored 12 points apiece in the loss for Milton, which faces Northwest at 6 today.
n Southern Columbia 54,
CATAWISSA -- Bryce Parry's 15 points helped give the Tigers the opening-round win. Southern will play North Schuylkill in the final at 7:30.
n So. Williamsport 80,
Warrior Run 63
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT -- The Mounties pulled away for the regular-season win by out-scoring the Defenders by 13 points in the final quarter. Collin Foresman scored 15 points for Warrior Run (1-5).
Judy Knorr Tournament
n Central Columbia 53,
BERWICK -- Both Laura Long and Jess Kerstetter almost posted triple-doubles, but it wasn't enough as the Seals fell in an opening-round game.
Long had 17 points and nine rebounds, while Kerstetter scored 12 points and pulled down seven boards for Selinsgrove (3-5), which plays the loser between Bethlehem Freedom and Berwick at 6 today.
Juniata County Christmas Tournament
n Midd-West 56,
COCOLAMUS -- Led by Mikayla Beiler's game-high 18 points the Mustangs took the tourney's consolation game. Allie Camp added 17 points for Midd-West (2-4).
Penns Valley Holiday Tournament
n West Branch 53,
SPRING MILLS -- Kayla Kline scored 25 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Wildcats.