By The Daily Item
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.
Shamokin 38, Mifflinburg 34
MIFFLINBURG — Josh Pappas scored 14 points and Ryan Sebasovich added 10 as the Indians improved to 16-2 with the HAC-I victory.
The Wildcats (7-11) were led by Jeremy Uscowskas’ 11 points.
Shikellamy 62, Bloomsburg 48
BLOOMSBURG — The Braves picked up the HAC cross-over win on the strength of Kelsey Zimmerman’s team-high 20 points, plus 17 points from Alexa Moore.
Norry Christian 51, Belleville Mennonite 37
NORTHUMBERLAND — Bailey King scored 15 points and Bethany Severn had 14 to lead the Warriors to the non-league win.
Bethany Conklin chipped in a career-high eight points in the win for Northumberland (15-5), while Jordan Carr added eight rebounds.
Sunbury Christian 68, Watsontown Christian 21
NORTHUMBERLAND — Tori Erdman’s all-around productive day included a game-high 20 points, plus seven steals, six rebounds and six assists as the Warriors took the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association win.
Faith Gingrich added 14 points for Sunbury Christian (13-4, 10-1 ACAA).
Midd-West 44, Milton 28
MIDDLEBURG — Key pins by Zach Longacre at 220 pounds, Adam Zerby at 285 and finally Corey Stauffer at 113 helped the Mustangs beat the Black Panthers for the HAC-I victory.
Lewisburg 42, Benton 27
BENTON — The Green Dragons clinched their HAC cross-over win over the Tigers behind a pin from Trey Delbaugh at 138 pounds, plus a decision by Aaron VanSikle and two forfeits.
Southern Col. 66, South Williamsport 18
CATAWISSA — The Tigers picked up six pins and five forfeits to roll to the HAC-II victory.
Central Columbia 45, Mount Carmel 27
ALMEDIA — Four Blue Jays picked up pins as they held off the Red Tornadoes in a HAC-II dual meet. Jake Klinger (285), Evan Williams (113), Lewis Williams (126) and Cameron Farr (160) all had falls for Central.
For Mount Carmel, Gabe Bogutskie earned his team’s only pin at 170 pounds.
Danville 94, Jersey Shore 82
DANVILLE — Kasey Getkin and Megan Lynn helped the Ironmen pull out a victory in a HAC matchup.
Getkin won the 200-yard IM and the 100-yard butterfly, while Lynn took the 200-yard freestyle.
Danville 97, Jersey Shore 84
DANVILLE — Joe Malafronte took two events (200-yard IM and 100-yard breaststroke) as the Ironmen held off the Bulldogs.