By The Daily Item
MILTON -- At the midway point of the season, both Milton and Shamokin have an eye towards the District 4 playoffs.
And even though the Black Panthers and the Indians have identical records, the two teams are at least momentarily heading in opposite directions.
Shamokin got a game-high 24 points from Liv Bonshock to down Milton, 53-33, in a Heartland-I matchup Friday.
Catie Pancher added 11 points, and Shaylee Pesarchick had 10 for Shamokin (7-7 overall).
Freshman Maggie Wetzel tallied 13 points for Milton (7-7), which lost its second game in a row.
n Lourdes Regional 58,
Williams Valley 34
COAL TOWNSHIP -- Freshman Carmella Bickel scored a career-high 23 points, while Bailey Trell and Rachel Schultz each added 15 in Lourdes' Schuylkill League win.
The Red Raiders (7-7) came to life in the second half, scoring 39 points -- 24 in the third quarter.
n Norry Chr. 53,
New Covenant 29
NORTHUMBERLAND -- Bailey King and Kyli Mahaffey both hit career-highs in points to lead the Warriors to the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association victory.
King tallied 15 points and Mahaffey had 13, plus Jordan Carr pulled down 10 rebounds in the win for Northumberland Christian (11-4, 7-1 ACAA).
n Lewisburg 61,
Southern Columbia 34
LEWISBURG -- After their hiccup against Loyalsock earlier this week, the Green Dragons got back on track and routed the Tigers for a HAC-II victory.
Lewisburg (12-1, 6-1 HAC-II) got 20 points from Sam Allen, 13 from Matt Fedorjaka, and 12 from Will Sigl in the dominating performance.
Mike Klebon led Southern (6-6, 4-3) with 13 points.
n Danville 59,
SELINSGROVE -- The Ironmen climbed out to a big lead in the first half, and then slammed the door in the HAC-I matchup by out-scoring the Seals 15-4 in the final period.
Zack Kozick led Danville with 18 points. Phil Stemm added 17 points in the victory for the Ironmen (6-3 overall).
Isaiah Rapp scored 12 points, and Andy Ryan had 10 for Selinsgrove (1-11, 1-6 HAC-I).
n Jersey Shore 57,
SUNBURY -- Down by 10 points at the half the Braves tied the game after three quarters of play, but the Bulldogs had enough at the end to pull out the HAC-I win.
Cody Confair had 16 points, plus Ryan Eck and Brady Smith had 14 apiece as only four players scored in the game for Jersey Shore (7-5, 4-2 HAC-I).
C.J. Tyler led Shikellamy (6-8, 3-3) with 18 points.
n East Juniata 66,
Lancaster Co. Day 26
COCOLAMUS -- The Tigers' best season in years claimed another distinction in the third week of January -- when the squad wrapped up a District 4 playoff spot with a dominating Tri-Valley League win over the visitors from Lancaster county.
With an 11-0 overall start to the season, East Juniata (8-0 TVL) earned its quickest playoff berth in school history.
In addition, Bailey Coder scored 16 points for the Tigers to move into ninth place on the school's all-time scoring list. David Brantley had 17 points to lead all scorers in the win.
n Greenwood 49,
Upper Dauphin 38
MILLERSTOWN -- The Wildcats won the close TVL matchup behind 14 points from Seth Ferguson and 11 from Tyler Fegley. Greenwood improves to 11-3, 8-2 in league play.
Mac Ney and Brandon Nestor paced Upper Dauphin with 10 points apiece.
n Nativity BVM 58,
Lourdes Regional 24
POTTSVILLE -- Nativity had little problem beating the Red Raiders for the Schuylkill League win. Larry Czeponis led Lourdes (7-7 overall) with 15 points and seven rebounds.
n Line Mountain 61,
MANDATA -- Kellan Masser had a game-high 25 points, plus Elijah Zablosky added nine points, 11 rebounds and five blocks to help give the Eagles their second win of the season.
Logan Ingram added 15 points, and Brady Michael chipped in seven points and four assists for Line Mountain (2-12, 2-7 TVL).
n Sunbury Christian 51,
Juniata Mennonite 20
McALISTERVILLE -- Blake Spangler-Jones scored 13 points to go along with six rebounds and five steals as the Eagles took the ACAA win. Adam Clemens added 12 points in the win for Sunbury Christian (9-5, 5-1 ACAA).
n Norry Chr. 44,
New Covenant 38
NORTHUMBERLAND -- Gabe Bahner and Austin Moore scored 11 points apiece as the Warriors took the ACAA win. Troy Harris and Skyler Maze also pulled down 12 and 11 rebounds, respectively, for Northumberland Christian (4-9, 4-4 ACAA).
n Meadowbrook Chr. 59,
Columbia County Chr. 44
MILTON -- Led by 16 points from Kurtis Klodnicki, the Lions rolled to the ACAA victory. Tyler Baughman and David Showers added 10 points apiece for Meadowbrook Christian (8-3, 4-1 ACAA).