The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 25, 2014

H.S. roundup: Sam Allen's 21 lift Lewisburg boys to win

By The Daily Item

LEWISBURG — It was twice as nice for Lewisburg when the Green Dragons faced Mount Carmel in a Heartland-II matchup on Saturday.

Lewisburg almost doubled up Mount Carmel to take a 65-33 victory — the Green Dragons second win over the Red Tornadoes by almost identical scores this season. In the first matchup Lewisburg won, 65-36.

Back-up junior guard Tanner Host came off the bench to score all 10 of his points in the first half to help get the Green Dragons (14-1, 7-1 HAC-II) out to a 34-16 halftime lead.

“Tanner gave us a lift and he came in the first half with great energy,” said Lewisburg coach John Vaji. “He was very active and he gave us a huge boost. Tanner did a great job for us.”

Sam Allen led the Green Dragons with 21 points, plus Will Sigl added nine points and 11 rebounds and Nick Costagliola chipped in six points and seven assists.

Christian Kelley led Mount Carmel (6-6, 4-3) with 10 points.

Mifflinburg 42, Selinsgrove 39

SELINSGROVE — Trailing by seven at the half, the Wildcats put together a fourth-quarter comeback to beat the Seals for the HAC-I victory.

Jeremy Uscowskas and Jordan Wagner scored 13 and 10 points, respectively, to lead Mifflinburg (7-7 overall), which out-scored Selinsgrove (1-12, 1-7 HAC-I), 16-7 in the final period.

Ethan Fadale led the Seals with 14 points.

Danville 63, Milton 51

MILTON — Despite Milton seven 3-pointers, Danville held on to defeat the Black Panthers in a HAC-I matchup to stay within striking distance of Shamokin in the league.

Phil Stemm had a monster night for the Ironmen (9-4, 6-1 HAC-I) by posting a double-double with 24 points and 12 boards. Stemm also added six blocked shots in the win.

Dan Seebold added 13 points and Zach Kozick contributed another 11.

Milton was led by Wade Heidel’s 17 points and Ethan Baker’s 13.

Warrior Run 47, Montoursville 32

MONTOURSVILLE — The Defenders picked up a solid HAC-II road win over the Warriors behind 12 points apiece from Zach Miller and Callen Foresman.

Warrior Run (4-9 overall) completed the win by out-scoring Montoursville 25-12 in the second half.

Loyalsock 77, Southern Columbia 57

CATAWISSA — The Lancers blew open a close game and took the HAC-II matchup by scoring 25 points in both of the second and third quarters.

Mike Pastore scored 17 to lead Loyalsock. Mike Klebon had 13 points for Southern.

East Juniata 39, Greenwood 32

COCOLAMUS — The Tigers took the low-scoring Tri-Valley League matchup to sweep the season series with the Wildcats for the first time in many years.

Bailey Coder led East Juniata (15-0, 11-0 TVL) with 13 points and Nick Lorenz was held to 10 for the Tigers.

Greenwood falls to 13-4, 10-3.

Halifax 54, Juniata 51

MIFFLINTOWN — Dan Osenbach scored 16 points and Hunter Hilinski had 15 to help the Wildcats pull out the TVL win over the Indians. Koby Bowman and Connor Schadel also scored in double figures for Halifax (9-7, 7-5 TVL).


Halifax 68, Schuylkill Haven 35

HALIFAX — Kylee Sorichetti scored 10 points and had eight rebounds and six steals to lead the Wildcats to the non-league win. Halifax improves to 12-5.


Warrior Run 45, Milton 27

MILTON — The Defenders head into the District 4 Duals on a high note after they got out to a big lead to beat the Black Panthers in a HAC cross-over matchup.

Warrior Run (12-4) took a 33-0 lead after six bouts behind pins from Wes Cupp (220), Jared Miller (106), Bradly Styer (113) and Zack LeBarron (126).

Milton (6-8) got some big wins late in the match on pins from Ryan Preisch (182) and Gage Heller (195).

Bald Eagle Area 54, Shikellamy 21

MILL HALL — Tyler Hepler picked up a pin at 113 pounds over Bald Eagle Area’s Mike Kachik in 1:15, but the wins for the Braves were far and few between in the loss to drop Shikellamy to 7-7 overall.

Nick Cashdollar picked up a win via decision at 132 while Tristan Paul pinned Caleb Bell in 1:46 at the 145 bout for the Braves. Shikellamy’s only other win came at 220, when Dwayne Pepper won by forfeit.

New Oxford Invite

NEW OXFORD — Southern Columbia and Line Mountain had a total of five placewinners as the Tigers and Eagles finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 28-team tournament.

Leading the way for Southern was Blake Marks, who captured the 152-pound title with a 15-0 technical fall in 4:57 over Susquehanna Township’s Aurthur Watkins.

Also for the Tigers, Shane Casey was second at 106 and Todd Lane was third at 120 after he took an 11-3 major decision in his consolation final over Hanover’s Jacob Garland.

For Line Mountain, Collin Klinger took third at 106 with a 1-0 decision over Milton Hershey’s David Wells, while Cameron Newman was third at 113 following an 8-5 decision over New Oxford’s Zurich Storm.


Shikellamy and Selinsgrove split

SELINSGROVE — The Braves won 4-0 on the boys side of the HAC matchup, but the Seals grabbed a 4-0 win in girls action.

Earl Malick and Noah Thomas both had a 600 series to lead the Shikellamy boys (19-1). Malick had the high game on the day with a 265.

In girls, Alana Eisenhart rolled a 606 series behind games of 214 and 244 to lead Selinsgrove (16-8).

Midd-West all but sweeps Danville

DANVILLE — The Mustangs all but swept the Ironmen in HAC action after winning the boys match, 4-0; and taking the girls match, 3-1.

Chris Houtz rolled a 662 series (231-219-212) and Luke Zimmerman had a 619 (202-233-184) to lead Midd-West.

On the girls side, Jenna Yarger out-bowled Danville’s Indeah Lewis, 717-704, to lead the Mustangs.