The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


December 8, 2013

H.S. roundup: Mifflinburg wins with balanced scoring, good defense

By The Daily Item


MIFFLINBURG -- A balanced scoring effort, in addition to some good defense, paved the way for Mifflinburg's 48-39 victory over Milton in the championship game of the Mifflinburg Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday.

Jeremy Uscowskas led Mifflinburg (2-0) with 13 points, while James Zack and Clark Sheakley added 11 points apiece for the Wildcats. Sheakley and Logan Finsterbush also pulled down five rebounds apiece in the winning effort.

Ethan Baker led Milton (1-1) with 17 points.

"We played real solid defense, especially in the first quarter by controlling their inside game and the boards with Finsterbush and Sheakley," said Mifflinburg coach Andre Roupp. "We executed down the stretch versus Milton's press. Now we just have to knock some free throws down."

The Wildcats were just 15-of-30 from the free throw line.

Zack and Uscowskas were named to the All-Tournament team for Mifflinburg. The other members of the team were Baker and Travis Krall from Milton, Tyler Mitcheltree from Hughesville, and Kellan Masser from Line Mountain.

Hughesville won the consolation game over Line Mountain, 75-40. The Spartans scored 48 second-half points.

Masser and Dylan Bartholomew both tallied 11 points for Line Mountain.

Kim Harven Tournament

n Sunbury Christian 53,

Huntingdon Christian 31

HUNTINGDON -- A near triple-double by Karch Carey propelled the Eagles to the tournament championship.

Carey scored 22 points and had 14 rebounds and seven blocks for Sunbury Christian (3-1). Carey earned the tournament MVP.

Also for the Eagles, Jackson Snyder added 13 points and was named to the all-tournament team.

Belleville Mennonite Tip-Off Tournament

n Great Commission 64,

Northumberland Chr. 53

BELLEVILLE -- Three players scored in double figures for Northumberland Christian, but the Warriors couldn't keep up with Great Commission as they fell in the consolation game.

Hugh Hayner tallied 22 points to lead Northumberland (0-3), while Ryan King and Troy Harris added 14 and 13 points, respectively.

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