Basketball is a team game, but Sunbury Christian Academy would have been able to get by with the services of just two of its players on Thursday.
Versus Cambria County Christian in Thursday’s opening-round game of the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association Tournament, Jackson Snyder and Blake Spangler-Jones combined for more than half of Sunbury Christian’s points to lead the Eagles to a 53-28 victory over host Cambria County.
Snyder led Sunbury (15-10) with 19 points. Spangler-Jones added 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Also for the Eagles, Karch Carey had 14 rebounds, five steals and four blocks, plus Jed Stuck had six assists to go along with five points.
Next up for Sunbury Christian is a matchup with Great Commission in today’s semifinals at 8 p.m.
Cambria Co. Chr. 54,
Northumberland Chr. 49
JOHNSTOWN — Northumberland was outscored by seven points in the fourth quarter as Cambria County made 12 of 15 free throws in the period to take the opening-round game.
Bethany Severn had a double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds to lead Northumberland Christian (18-8), and Jordan Carr added eight points and 24 rebounds in the loss.
Cambria County (19-2) was led by Taylor Campbell and her 27 points. Alexis Wolfe added 21 points in the win, 12 of which came in the fourth quarter.
Despite the loss, Northumberland Christian will play in a consolation game today at noon vs. Centre County Christian.
East Juniata 35
MANSFIELD — With three players scoring in double figures, Mansfield pulled out a Class A first-round victory over East Juniata.
Ali Hillson tallied 18 points to lead No. 2-seeded Mansfield (20-3), which plays the winner of Saturday’s game between Northeast Bradford and Bucktail.
Caitlin Hoover had 10 points to lead No. 7 East Juniata (13-9).