The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 24, 2013

High school roundup: Shikellamy Braves pounce on the Wildcats

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---- — MIFFLINBURG -- Shikellamy has been eyeing-up a District 4 playoff spot, and the Braves got a big boost in that effort by defeating Mifflinburg 69-38 in a Heartland-I matchup on Wednesday.

Austin Mowery and C.J. Tyler scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, for Shikellamy (8-6, 6-2 HAC-I), while Ernie Tyler added 12 points in the win.

The trio also combined for eight 3-point goals, five of them coming in the first half as Shikellamy 25-9 after the first quarter.

"Shikellamy shot the lights out and played very physically. They moved the ball well on offense and they found the open man," said Mifflinburg coach Andre' Roupp. "They knocked down shots that they created for themselves. They were 5-of-6 on 3-pointers at the half -- that was tough to come back from against a good team like Shikellamy."

Braden Lee and Jeremy Uscowskas both scored eight points for Mifflinburg (6-7, 2-5).

Lewisburg 65, Hughesville 51

HUGHESVILLE -- Travis Conrad and the rest of the Green Dragons were dishing it out the assists against the Spartans en route to taking the HAC-II victory.

Conrad scored nine points and handed out seven assists, and Lewisburg (13-1, 7-1 HAC-II) as a team had 20 assists on the 25 field goals that were scored.

"I thought the boys played very well and we made nice passes to open guys," said Lewisburg coach John Vaji.

Mike Driscoll and Erich Kline both scored 17 points to lead the Green Dragons.

Tristan Jefferies had 24 points to lead Hughesville (8-7, 5-3).

Danville 80, Midd-West 46

MIDDLEBURG -- The Ironmen had five players who scored in double figures as they cruised past the Mustangs for the HAC-I victory.

Bret Berg led Danville (11-2, 8-0 HAC-I) with 22 points, while Scotty Heeter added 19 and Zach Kozick had 13 for the Ironmen.

Colton Keister and Kahill Brooker scored 14 and 13 points, respectively, for Midd-West.

Southern Columbia 49, Warrior Run 41

TURBOTVILLE -- Mike Klebon scored 17 points and Matt Klock added 15 as the Tigers took the HAC-II win.

Jared Bender scored 12 points to lead Warrior Run (1-12, 0-8), which trailed by nine at the half.

Southern improves to 5-7, 3-5.

Milton 64, Jersey Shore 48

MILTON -- Ethan Baker scored 17 points and led three players in double figures for the Black Panthers in the HAC-I win. Michael Jacobs and Chad Diggan tallied 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Milton (10-4, 6-1 HAC-I).

Mount Carmel 47, Montoursville 31

MOUNT CARMEL -- Ben Scicchitano scored 10 points in the Red Tornadoes' HAC-II victory. Mount Carmel improves to 7-6, 4-4 in league play. Montoursville falls to 2-12, 2-5.


Shikellamy 40, Jersey Shore 33

JERSEY SHORE -- A career night for Cory Yerger helped lead the Braves to the HAC-I win.

Yerger scored a game-high 21 points for Shikellamy (10-5, 5-3 HAC-I), including 12 points in the first quarter as the Braves got out to an 18-11 lead.

"Every time Jersey Shore would answer and get (the score) close, Yerger would come up with a big basket," said Shikellamy assistant coach Dave Ritchie.

Kayla Allen led Jersey Shore (6-7 overall) with 14 points.

Southern Columbia 61, Williamsport 57

CATAWISSA -- Aisha Evans scored 20 points for the Millionaires, but if it wasn't for Haley Levan it could've been worse as the Tigers took the nonleague win.

Levan, and the box-and-1 defense the Tigers utilized, limited Evans to just four points in the second half as Southern (13-3) pulled ahead in the third quarter.

Mallory Tomaschik led the Tigers with 19 points and Kayla Lavella had 17 in the victory.

Montoursville 41, Lourdes Regional 36

COAL TOWNSHIP -- The Warriors exploded for 19 points in the fourth quarter to fend off the Red Raiders for the nonleague win. Bailey Trell and Nikki Komara scored 11 points apiece for Lourdes (14-3).


Warrior Run 72, Danville 3

DANVILLE -- Aside from an overtime decision picked up by Danville's David Burke at 152 pounds, the HAC crossover match all but belonged to Warrior Run, which compiled six pins, a technical fall and a major decision on the night.