Since the school opened in 1954, East Juniata’s boys team had never captured a Tri-Valley League championship — until Thursday.
With Nick Lorenz and Bailey Coder both scoring more than 20 points, East Juniata rolled to its first TVL title by routing Newport, 67-46.
In addition, Coder became the team’s second 1,000-point scorer this season by scoring 22 points for the Tigers (18-0, 14-0 TVL). Coder added 16 rebounds and nine blocks on the day as well.
Lorenz led East Juniata with 24 points and David Brantley chipped in 11 points in the win.
Jersey Shore 83, Danville 74
JERSEY SHORE — The Ironmen kept the game within reach, but ultimately a 32-point fourth quarter by Jersey Shore proved to be the difference, as the Bulldogs won the Heartland Athletic Conference-Division I matchup.
Phil Stemm led the charge for Danville (12-6, 9-3 HAC-I) against Jersey Shore (12-6, 7-3) with 22 points while Zach Kozick added 15 and Austin Renz contributed 14.
Greenwood 54, Millersburg 35
MILLERSTOWN — With help from Adam Harrison’s 14 points, the Wildcats took the TVL victory. Greenwood improves to 15-5, 11-3 in league play.
Halifax 73, Line Mountain 57
HALIFAX — Hunter Hilinski and Koby Bowman combined for 40 points in the Wildcats’ TVL win over the Eagles.
Dylan Barthalomew scored 17 points and Elijah Zablosky added 14 in the loss for Line Mountain (2-17, 2-11 TVL).
Williams Valley 56, Lourdes Regional 45
TOWER CITY — The Red Raiders mustered just 20 points in the first half as they fell in the Schuylkill League matchup. Kenny Pawelizyk led Lourdes (10-11 overall) with 17 points.
Belleville Menn. 49, Northumberland Chr. 34
NORTHUMBERLAND — Austin Moore scored 10 points and Troy Harris pulled down eight rebounds, but the Warriors fell in the non-league matchup. Northumberland Christian falls to 6-13.
Sunbury Christian 69, Watsontown Christian 29
NORTHUMBERLAND — Blake Spangler-Jones came close to getting a triple-double, but he was just one of four double-figures scorers for the Eagles in their ACAA win.
Spangler-Jones scored 10 points to go along with his eight assists and seven rebounds, while Karch Carey led Sunbury Christian (12-8, 8-3 ACAA) with 16 points.