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December 16, 2013

Area roundup: Late flurry lifts Danville girls past Central Columbia

ALMEDIA — GIRLS BASKETBALL

With the outcome of the game in doubt, the final couple of minutes of regulation turned into a showcase of what Danville can do offensively.

The Ironmen out-scored the Central Columbia Blue Jays by 12 points in the final 1 minute and 27 seconds to take the Heartland Athletic Conference cross-over game, 52-43, on Monday.

Danville (3-0) was down by nine points at the half, but the Ironmen out-scored Central 16-9 in the third period to make the game interesting.

All total, the Ironmen out-scored the Blue Jays 34-16 in the final 16 minutes of the game.

Amber Renz one again led Danville with 18 points, while Paige Harris and Sara Naessig added 12 points apiece for the Ironmen.

Madeline Murtin and Allison McCracken both tallied 11 points for Central (2-1).

Southern Col. 32, South Williamsport 25

CATAWISSA — It wasn’t the prettiest win, but it was a win nonetheless as the Tigers hit some key free throws in the fourth quarter to hold on and take the HAC cross-over matchup.

Mackenzie Clark tallied 14 points for Southern (2-0), which hit on seven of 11 free throws in the final period to put the game away.

Mifflinburg 52, Bloomsburg 47

MIFFLINBURG — The bulk of the scoring for the Wildcats came from three girls — Julia McArdle-Coe, Kayla Kline, Emily Hess — as they beat the Panthers for the HAC cross-over win.

McArdle-Coe and Hess both tallied 16 points, while Kline added 14 points for Mifflinburg (2-1).

Kline also chipped in eight rebounds and McArdle-Coe had seven caroms.

Minersville 85, Lourdes Regional 43

MINERSVILLE — The Red Raiders kept the game close through the first quarter, but from there the Battlin’ Miners ran away for the Schuylkill League victory.

Rachel Schultz had 14 points and Carmella Bickel tallied 11 points for Lourdes, but the Red Raiders let a six-point first-quarter deficit grow to more than 20 points by halftime.

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