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.
Pottsville 35, Shamokin 27
COAL TOWNSHIP — The Crimson Tide won the close matchup behind 20 points from Sadie Cresswell. Shaylee Pesarchick led the Indians with 10 points.
Greenwood 45, Newport 24
MILLERSTOWN — A 20-point first quarter got the Wildcats off and rolling for the Tri-Valley League win. Nikki Willi led Greenwood with 12 points.
Milton 55, Montoursville 36
MILTON — Logan Feltman and Travis Krall scored 13 points apiece to lead the Black Panthers to the HAC cross-over win. Milton improves to 2-3.
Warrior Run 59, Montgomery 46
TURBOTVILLE — With three of its players scoring in double figures, the Defenders took the HAC cross-over game and they picked up their first victory of the year.
Callen Foresman led Warrior Run (1-2) with 16 points, while Lance Pealer added 15 points and Zach Miller chipped in 12 for the Defenders.
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College wrestling: Penn State claims Big Ten title
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Men's basketball: Minnesota defeats Penn State
Austin Hollins had 14 points and three steals in his last scheduled home game, a fitting senior spark for Minnesota in an 81-63 victory over Penn State on Sunday to set up a rematch between these teams in the first round of the Big Ten tournament.
H.S. swimming: Seven area swimmers headed to states
Mifflinburg’s Adriana Grabski has plenty of gold medals — seven district and four state to be precise — but the senior will eye up another two to round out her illustrius high school swimming career at the 2014 PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships in the Girls AA finals, which begins Friday at Bucknell University.
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Girls basketball: Mifflinburg falls in first round
If she had played it by the book, Kelly Griffith would have emptied her bench late in Saturday’s game and given the Mifflinburg reserves some token state playoff time.
Boys basketball: Lewisburg falls on buzzer-beater
Lewisburg’s Jesse Flannery just laid on the court looking up, as if hoping maybe, just maybe, the basket didn’t just happen.
AAA Wrestling: Shikellamy's Pepper takes fifth in the state
Saturday was a memorable day for Shikellamy wrestling fans.
Girls basketball: Bower girls lead Millville past Upper Dauphin
Like a sprinter, Maci Bower exploded forward with her finish line in sight at the other end of the floor.
Girls basketball: Scranton Prep's pressure is too much for Danville
Scranton Prep’s pressure defense often prevented Danville from getting its offense started.
AA state wrestling: All 3 Southern wrestlers take silver
Blake Marks knows what is is like to win in sudden and dramatic fashion. He did it Friday night in the PIAA Class AA 152-pound semifinals.
AA state wrestling: 3 Southern Tigers march into finals
The Lane family had all the makings of a family reunion to be held today in the Giant Center in Hershey.
Girls basketball: Mount Carmel prevails behind big fourth quarter
To hear her mother explain it, Ali Varano hates to lose more than she wants to win. That’s just how the Mount Carmel senior is wired.
Wrestling: Shikellamy's Pepper still has shot at 3rd place
Dwayne Pepper grudgingly admitted that he has a reason to smile.
Girls basketball: Warrior Run falls to Dunmore in first round of states
At a time when her teammates were struggling offensively, Steph Shamburg took one last shot at extending the Warrior Run season and the most productive scoring career in program history.
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