The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

February 12, 2014

HAC moves girls basketball playoff games

By The Daily Item

COAL TOWNSHIP — GIRLS BASKETBALL

Due to forecasted bad weather on Thursday the semifinals of the Heartland Athletic Conference Tournament have been pushed back to Friday, and they will be played at Shamokin High School.

As of press time on Tuesday, neither the participating teams nor the times of the games were announced.

The girls championship game will be played along with the boys HAC final on Saturday at Williamsport High School at times to be announced. The boys semifinal games are scheduled for Friday at Montoursville High School.



Danville 56,

Midd-West 15

DANVILLE — The Ironmen clinched the HAC-I title after they jumped out to a 28-8 halftime lead as 10 different girls scored in the game.

Amber Renz led Danville (20-2, 12-2 HAC-I) with 19 points and Paige Harris added 10 for the Ironmen.

Danville will play in the HAC Tournament beginning Friday. The Ironmen’s opponent is yet to be determined.



Lewisburg 46,

Southern Col. 42 (OT)

CATAWISSA — Roughly four minutes after Akilah McFadden hit a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime, she made three free throws in the extra period to give the Green Dragons the HAC-II victory.

Led by McFadden, who finished with 10 points on the night, Lewisburg (10-12, 4-10 HAC-II) rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second half.



Shikellamy 44,

Jersey Shore 11

JERSEY SHORE — Next up for the Braves in the District 4 playoffs after they finished their regular season by crushing the Bulldogs in the HAC-I matchup.

Kelsey Zimmerman scored 14 points and Andrea Amerman had 10 in the win for Shikellamy (13-8 overall).



Mifflinburg 57,

Selinsgrove 37

MIFFLINBURG — The Wildcats out-scored the Seals 28-12 in the first half en route to the HAC-I win.

Julia McArdle-Coe scored 15 points and Kayla Kline had 11 to lead Mifflinburg (17-5).



Halifax 74,

Line Mountain 49

HALIFAX — Fourteen points apiece from Morgan Cox and Kylee Sorichetti lifted the Wildcats to the Tri-Valley League win.

Cox also had six rebounds and six assists for Halifax (17-5, 14-2 TVL), plus Brianna Turner added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats.

Joelle Snyder scored a game-high 21 points and Colleen Troutman had nine points and13 rebounds for Line Mountain (9-12, 8-8).



Greenwood 55,

Millersburg 48

MILLERSTOWN — Morgan Kauffman and Anna Weger scored 15 and 13 points, respectively, to lead the Wildcats to victory.



Sunbury Christian 45,

Columbia County Chr. 35

NORTHUMBERLAND — Tori Erdman and Becky Gingrich both posted double-doubles to lead the Eagles to the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association win.

Erdman had 13 points 12 rebounds, while Gingrich had 11 points and 11 rebounds in her first double-double of the season for Sunbury Christian (16-4, 12-1 ACAA).



Walnut Street Chr. 33,

Northumberland Chr. 32

JERSEY SHORE — Anna Howe banked in a 3-pointer with just four seconds left on the clock to lead Walnut Street to the ACAA victory.

Howe finished with 10 points, while her sister, Emily, led Walnut Street Christian with 12 points.

Calista Ulmer led Northumberland (17-6, 10-3) with 12 points.



BOYS BASKETBALL

Mifflinburg 48,

Bellefonte 45

MIFFLINBURG — Led by James Zack’s 12 points and a balanced scoring effort from six other players, the Wildcats took the nonleague victory.

Jordan Wagner and Clark Sheakley both added nine points apiece in the win for Mifflinburg (8-12).



East Juniata 61,

Millersburg 36

MILLERSBURG — The Tigers set the school record for wins in a season as they completed their Tri-Valley League season by routing the Indians.

Bailey Coder powerd East Juniata (20-0, 16-0 TVL) with 30 points and 12 rebounds. Nick Lorenz added 20 points and 10 assists.



Sunbury Christian 38,

Columbia County Chr. 36

NORTHUMBERLAND — Needing a win to qualify for the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association playoffs, the Eagles did just that by rallying to edge the Jaguars in the fourth quarter.

Sunbury Christian (14-9, 10-3 ACAA) out-scored Columbia County Christian, 13-9, in the final period to win.

Karch Carey led the Eagles with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Jed Stuck had 12 points and five rebounds and Blake Spangler-Jones scored four points to go along with eight rebounds.

Columbia County’s Ethan Funk led all scorers with 18 points, including his 1,000th career point.



Norry Chr. 46,

Walnut Street Chr. 31

JERSEY SHORE — Even though the team won’t be playing in the ACAA tournament next week, Troy Harris and the Warriors still found a way to roll to the late-season victory.

Harris, a junior forward, had a triple-double of 10 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocks. Hugh Hayner led Northumberland (7-14, 6-5) with 15 points and Austin Moore added 11 rebounds.



WRESTLING

Hughesville 31,

Montoursville 27

HUGHESVILLE — In the final bout at 138 pounds, Zach Fry survived freshman Nolan Ott with a takedown in overtime for a 2-0 decision as the Spartans took the win and claimed the Heartland-II championship in the process.

Ethan Barnes earned a critical 5-2 decision over Ben Cerney at 220 for Hughesville (18-6, 6-1 HAC-II).