By The Daily Item
It’s been weeks since Selinsgrove last tasted victory on the hard court, but on Friday the Seals broke out of their slump to edge Midd-West, 34-31, in a Heartland-I matchup.
Jess Kerstetter and Kelsey VanBuskirk scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, to lead Selinsgrove (2-15 overall), which out-scored Midd-West (5-10) 19-0 through the middle two quarters.
Chloe Wagner scored 15 points to lead the Mustangs, which almost rallied back from a double-digit deficit by out-scoring the Seals 19-9 in the fourth quarter.
Danville 50, Jersey Shore 35
JERSEY SHORE — Sophomore forward Amber Renz recorded her 17th double-digit scoring game of the season as the Ironmen beat the Bulldogs for the HAC-I win.
Renz scored 22 points and Maddie Moro added eight points for Danville (17-1 overall).
Shikellamy 44, Shamokin 37
COAL TOWNSHIP — The Braves inched closer to qualifying for the District 4 playoffs after they edged the Indians for the HAC-I victory.
Kelsey Zimmerman scored 18 points to lead Shikellamy (9-6 overall), which has home games with Danville and Central Mountain next week, along with a road game at cross-river rival Selinsgrove.
Line Mountain 62, Newport 45
NEWPORT — Colleen Troutman’s 19 points and seven rebounds helped lift the Eagles to the Tri-Valley League victory.
Jessica Zimmerman added 14 points and five steals, plus Joelle Snyder had 10 points for Line Mountain (6-8, 6-4 TVL).
Loyalsock 54, Southern Columbia 47
WILLIAMSPORT — A better start to the game by the Lancers gave them a big early lead over the Tigers, and the HAC-II victory.
Mackenzie Clark tallied 16 points for Southern (12-4 overall), which trailed 20-9 after the first quarter and 36-21 at the half.
Sunbury Christian 49, Meadowbrook Chr. 36
MILTON — Torri Erdman posted a double-double and Becky Gingrich almost did the same as the Eagles took the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association victory.
Erdman had 24 points and 12 rebounds, plus Gingrich scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds for Sunbury Christian (9-3, 7-1 ACAA).
Emily Benfer scored 18 points to lead Meadowbrook (5-6, 2-4).
Montoursville at Warrior Run
TURBOTVILLE — The HAC-II matchup was postponed and moved to today.
Meadowbrook Chr. 68, Sunbury Christian 40
MILTON — Blake Spangler-Jones may have out-dueled Austin Schott in the game, but the Lions still prevailed in the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association game.
Schott scored 20 points to lead Meadowbrook Christian (9-5, 5-1 ACAA). Dakota Pickett added 14 points for the Lions.
Spangler-Jones led Sunbury Christian (10-6, 6-2) with 27 points.
Central Columbia 37, Milton 28
MILTON — With the Black Panthers desperately needing a win to qualify for the District 4 duals, the Blue Jays stymied their opponents and took the HAC cross-over win behind a couple of late pins and a 13-4 major decision by Lewis Williams in the final bout at 126 pounds.
Milton (6-7), which got a 12-3 major decision from Zack Bennett at 145 to represent its best result of the night, needs to beat Warrior Run at home today in order to qualify for the district tournament that begins next week.
Warrior Run 40, Benton 33
TURBOTVILLE — The Defenders picked up a huge HAC-II win over the Tigers with help from William George’s pin at 170 pounds in the next-to-last bout of the night. Wes Cupp (220) added a pin for Warrior Run.
New Oxford Tournament
NEW OXFORD — Line Mountain and Southern Columbia have a combined seven wrestlers still alive for a championship as the first day of the tournament wrapped up on Friday.
For Line Mountain, Collin Klinger (106), Brendan Renn (167), Rayce Boyer (195) and Garrett Kieffer (285) have advanced into the championship semifinals.
Southern’s wrestlers who advanced to today’s semis are Shane Casey (106), Brett Shepard (126) and Todd Lane (120).