An upset victory over cross-river rival Shikellamy was within Selinsgrove’s grasp in Wednesday’s Heartland-I matchup, but C.J. Tyler and the Braves had other plans.
The conference clash went into overtime, and that’s when Tyler took over. He scored seven of his game-high 20 points in the extra period to lead Shikellamy to a 52-49 victory and get to within a win of the postseason.
The win by the Braves (10-8, 7-3 HAC-I) spoiled one of the best games the Seals (2-13, 1-8) have played this year.
“Tyler played really well in overtime,” said Selinsgrove coach Mike Stebila. “It was one of the better games our guys have played. The guys are playing as a team and getting better as the year goes on.”
Bryce Bartol added 12 points for Shikellamy, which can qualify for the District 4 playoffs with a win over Shamokin at home on Saturday.
Ethan Fadale tallied 14 points and Andy Ryan scored 13 for Selinsgrove.
Jersey Shore 47, Midd-West 38
JERSEY SHORE — The Mustangs rebounded after a slow start, but they couldn’t keep the momentum as the Bulldogs held on for the HAC-I win.
Andrew Karchner led Midd-West (3-11, 0-8 HAC-I) with 11 points. Brody Smith paced Jersey Shore (8-7, 5-3) with 13.
Shamokin 45, Danville 33
COAL TOWNSHIP — The Ironmen held a small halftime lead against HAC-I division leader Shamokin, but the Indians used a 15-point third quarter to get past Danville and keep the Ironmen from punching their ticket to the District 4 playoffs for at least another game.
After leading 16-14 at the half, Shamokin (14-2, 9-1 HAC-I) outscored Danville (10-5, 7-2) in the second half, 31-17.
Zach Kozick was the only Danville player to get into double-digits, recording a team-high 13 points.
Zach Moyer led Shamokin with 13 while Jake Weaver added 12 points.
Shikellamy 57, Central Mountain 38
SUNBURY — The Braves got to within one step of qualifying for the District 4 playoffs after they cruised to the non-league win over the Wildcats.
Kelsy Zimmerman led Shikellamy (10-7) with 14 points. Kierra Smith and Alexa Moore added 13 and 12 points, respectively, for the Braves.
Shikellamy can punch its ticket into the postseason by beating rival Selinsgrove on the road Friday.