COAL TOWNSHIP — With the game tied at 34 with under two minutes left to play, Ernie Tyler’s put-back gave Shikellamy a lead and the Braves held on for a 44-34 Heartland-I win over Shamokin on Tuesday.
Following Tyler’s put-back, Shamokin missed its following shot and guard Chris Zimmerman was hit with two technical fouls and ejected — enabling Shikellamy to finish out the game at the free throw line.
Jersey Shore 59, Selinsgrove 54
JERSEY SHORE — The Bulldogs made a total of 15 foul shots in the game, including nine in the fourth quarter to hold off the Seals for the HAC-I win.
Selinsgrove (3-6, 2-2 HAC-I) relinquished the lead in the second quarter, although the Seals managed to cut their deficit to just one a couple times but couldn’t retake the lead.
Dillon Hoke paced Selinsgrove with 20 points.
Lewisburg 55, Central Columbia 46
ALMEDIA — Travis Conrad scored a game-high 28 points to propel the Green Dragons to the HAC-II win. Mike Driscoll added 12 points for Lewisburg (9-0, 4-0 HAC-II), and the two players combined for six 3-pointers.
Danville 67, Mifflinburg 22
MIFFLINBURG — The Ironmen jumped out to a 45-14 halftime lead to rout the Wildcats in an HAC-I matchup.
Scotty Heeter and Zach Kozick both scored 15 points to lead Danville (7-2, 4-0 HAC-I), while Austin Renz and Bret Berg also scored in double figures.
Mifflinburg falls to 4-5, 0-4 in league play.
Loyalsock 77, Warrior Run 31
TURBOTVILLE — The Lancers put their game into cruise control in the second and third quarter as they outscored the Defenders 48-9 to take the HAC-II victory.
Roger Wilson led Loyalsock (8-1, 4-0 HAC-II) with 22 points.
Zack Miller had 10 points for Warrior Run (1-8, 0-4).
Meadowbbrook Chr. 48, Northumberland Chr. 26
MILTON — Out of the five players who scored in the game for the Lions, three of them were in double figures to lead the team to the ACAA win.
Tyler Baughman scored 14 points and Graham Feaster added 12 for Meadowbrook (4-5, 4-0 ACAA).
Damian Gittens led Northumberland Christian with 10 points.
New Covenant 67, Sunbury Christian 49
MANSFIELD — Karch Carey had a double-double and Ashton Bartlett almost finished with one, but it still wasn’t enough for Sunbury (5-7, 4-3 ACAA).
Lourdes Regional 56, Weatherly 27
COAL TOWNSHIP — A 20-point, six-steal day from Rachel Schultz helped the Red Raiders win.
Nikki Komara added 10 points, and she had five rebounds, five steals, four assists and two blocks for Lourdes (9-2 overall).
Sunbury Christian 65, New Covenant 16
MANSFIELD — Abby Daddario scored 24 points, including four 3-pointers, in Sunbury Christian’s ACAA rout. Daddario also had six rebounds and five steals for the Eagles (10-1, 6-0 ACAA). Torri Erdman and Faith Gingrich added 18 and 15 points, respectively, for Sunbury Christian.
Meadowbrook Chr. 37, Northumberland Chr. 33
MILTON — Meadowbrook Christian shook off a seven-point deficit after the first quarter to come back and defeat Northumberland in an ACAA matchup.
Madison Burrows led the way for Meadowbrook Christian by scoring 17 points, while Northumberland Christian was led by Alyssa Wesner’s 14.
Lewisburg 52, Selinsgrove 24
LEWISBURG — Beginning with Brandon Smith’s major decision win at 220 pounds, the Green Dragons would reel off five straight wins to open up a huge lead and take the HAC cross-over matchup.
Lewisburg (4-1) began the match with a pin from Nicholas Bernstein at 170, and after Dante Taylor’s pin at 120 the Green Dragons had a 34-12 lead.
Brian Friery (113), Logan Aikey (145), Steven Gingher (152) and Max Reed (160) added pins for Lewisburg.
Tom Kramer (132), Andrew Boob (182) and Vitaly Ivankin (195) all had pins for Selinsgrove (1-4).
Williamsport 54, Danville 21
DANVILLE — The Millionaires won eight of the first 10 bouts that were contested to take the HAC cross-over win. Jay Brennan (152), David Burke (160) and Gunner Feldman (195) all got pins for Danville (0-3).
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Women's basketball: Bucknell loses in Patriot League quarterfinals to Holy Cross
In winning two games over Holy Cross during the regular season, Bucknell saw very little of the Crusaders’ zone defense. Unfortunately for the Bison, they saw a lot of it in Thursday’s Patriot League quarterfinal at Sojka Pavilion.
Men's basketball: Penn State smothers Northwestern
Penn State coach Pat Chambers struggled to explain why his Nittany Lions have experienced success on the road during Big Ten play.
H.S. wrestling: Shikellamy's Pepper wins opener in Class AAA tourney at Hershey
Dwayne Pepper thought that if he had an advantage in the preliminary round Thursday night in the PIAA Class AAA wrestling championships, it was his aggressive style.
H.S. wrestling: Two area wrestlers stay alive with consolation wins in Class AA tourney
Warrior Run’s Zack LeBarron won’t forget what last year’s early exit from the PIAA Class AA tournament taught him.
Wrestling: Six Valley grapplers advance to quarterfinals in Class AA
Getting to wrestle with the best in the state was a dream-come-true for Lewisburg’s Max Reed.
Bob Garrett's Talking Points column: Time to clean Penn's Creek
It's an excellent opportunity for Scouting groups and other conservationists to help clean areas that normally get little-to-no attention.
Power lifting: Pfleegor repeats as state champion
In two short years, the Milton High junior has won nine titles and three state power-lifting championships.
H.S. girls basketball: Mifflinburg arrives at district pinnacle early
Sara Stauffer couldn't wait a few years. She and Mifflinburg's other seniors needed Kayla Kline and Julia McArdle-Coe to be transcendent players this season.
Men's basketball: Army ends Bucknell's season in PL quarters
Army had the lead for a only few moments in the second half of Wednesday's Patriot League quarterfinal with Bucknell. But as it turned out, that was enough.
Women's basketball: Bloomsburg wins 17th straight game
The Bloomsburg University women’s basketball team is making another trip to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Final Four.
Former PSU assistant McQueary admits to ESPN he was sexually abused as a child
Mike McQueary told Penn State players in November 2011 that he was sexually abused when he was a child, ESPN The Magazine reported Tuesday.
H.S. wrestling: Southern cousins take talents to Hershey
They have wrestled all across the state, and the country. This week, cousins Kent and Todd Lane will be together on one stage.
Boys basketball: Tough schedule has Shamokin ready for state playoffs
All year long, Shamokin has had the same mentality: They want to go toe to toe with the best.
Women's basketball: Bucknell's DeBoer named Rookie of the Year
It has been a season of milestones for the Bucknell women’s basketball team, as the squad continues to elevate its level of play under second-year head coach Aaron Roussell, and the release of the Patriot League’s All-League teams and major awards on Tuesday was just one more testament to that fact.
College Basketball: Bucknell's Ayers is PL Player of the Year
Cameron Ayers entered his senior year with the unenviable task of replacing two-time Patriot League Player of the Year Mike Muscala as Bucknell’s go-to scorer.
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