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COAL TOWNSHIP -- After a pair of tough league losses earlier this week Shikellamy needed to get back to its winning ways, and the Braves did just that at Shamokin on Saturday.
Cory Yerger and Alexis Angstadt both scored 16 points to lead Shikellamy to a 48-30 Heartland-I victory, which dropped the Indians out of first-place tie in the division.
Angstadt got Shikellamy (12-7, 6-5 HAC-I) going by scoring 10 of her points in the first half. The Braves led 14-2 after one quarter.
Then in the second half Yerger took control, scoring 13 of her points, after Shamokin (10-8, 8-3) used a good second quarter to cut its deficit to six at half.
In addition, Raven Fatool collected 13 rebounds along with scoring five points.
Kelsey Yacko led the Indians with 16 points.
n Milton 51,
MIFFLINBURG -- Mackenna Miller, Karissa Brown and Emily Baker scored 12 points apiece for the Black Panthers (11-7, 9-2), who took over sole possession of first-place in Heartland-Division I.
Sara Stauffer and Kayla Kline both had 10 points for Mifflinburg.
n Jersey Shore 58,
SELINSGROVE -- Despite a double-double performance from David Aurand, the Seals couldn't overcome a third-quarter deficit and were eliminated from playoff contention with a HAC-I los.
"Shore just had a strong third quarter and we couldn't catch them," Seals coach Ray Moyer said.
Aurand recorded a team-high 17 points in addition to grabbing 10 rebounds.
The Bulldogs (9-8) led by one (28-27) at the half.
The loss drops the Seals to 5-12, 4-7 in the HAC-I.
n Danville 72,
DANVILLE -- Both Bret Berg and Zach Kozick had huge games as the Ironmen (14-2, 11-0) stayed undefeated in the HAC-I by pummeling Mifflinburg. Berg and Kozick each scored 22 points.
The Ironmen led by just two after the first quarter before outscoring Mifflinburg (7-10, 4-8) 44-7 in the second and third quarters.
Mifflinburg was led by James Zack and Jordan Wagner, each who scored seven.
n Lewisburg 58,
Central Columbia 28
LEWISBURG -- The Green Dragons put together a well-rounded game to rout the Blue Jays in HAC-II action.
Jesse Flannery scored 20 points, and Erich Kline chipped in 10 for Lewisburg (17-1, 10-1 HAC-II).
Central falls to 4-12, 4-6.
n Shikellamy 68,
SUNBURY -- A double-double by Zach Herbster helped the Braves take the HAC-I victory and qualify for the District 4 playoffs.
Herbster scored 14 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, while Austin Mowery led Shikellamy (11-6, 9-2) with 19 points.
Jake Weaver had 11 for Shamokin (4-13, 1-9).
n Milton 67,
MIDDLEBURG -- Chad Diggan scored 27 points and Michael Jacobs tallied 20 as the Black Panthers overwhelmed the Mustangs in HAC-I.
n Mount Carmel 71,
Southern Columbia 53
CATAWISSA -- Four players scored in double figures in the HAC-II victory by the Red Tornadoes.
Tyler Kwiatkowski had 17 points to lead Mount Carmel while three others tallied 11 apiece.
Mike Klebon led Southern with 20 points, while Matt Klock and Kyle Mostik each added 11 apiece.
n Shikellamy boys, Midd-West girls win
SELINSGROVE -- A 664 series by Randy Ripple helped Shikellamy's boys take a 3-1 victory over Midd-West.
In the game that Shikellamy (18-6) lost, a 1027-1015 win by Midd-West (12-13), the Mustangs got a 254 game from Derrick Martin and a 211 from Michael Kratzer.
For the girls, Midd-West beat Shikellamy 3-1 behind a 667 series from Jenna Yarger (209-230-228).
The Mustangs are 17-7, while the Braves fall to 14-10.
n Selinsgrove takes near sweep of Mifflinburg
SELINSGROVE -- The Seals almost swept the Wildcats by taking a 4-0 victory on the girls side and a 3-1 win for the boys.
Brynn Musser and Chelsea Wildt both had a 500 series to lead Selinsgrove (13-11). For Selinsgrove's boys (12-12), Trevor Petrich rolled a 581 series to lead the way.
Austin Miller led Mifflinburg (6-22) with a 650 series. He rolled a 233 in the second team game to prevent the Seals from sweeping the match.