By The Daily Item
DANVILLE -- The stock of the Danville boys basketball team continues to rise in the latter parts of the season, especially after the Ironmen dismantled Mifflinburg for a 75-50 Heartland-I victory Thursday.
Austin Renz tallied 21 points, and Zack Kozick had 20 points to lead Danville (8-4, 5-1 HAC-I), which had four players in double figures. Phil Stemm chipped in 17 points, and Dan Seebold added 10.
James Zack led Mifflinburg (6-7, 2-6) with 23 points, and Clark Sheakley added 14 for the Wildcats.
n Warrior Run 61,
BENTON -- The Defenders put three players in double figures to cruise to the HAC cross-over victory.
Lance Pealer led Warrior Run (3-9) with 16 points, while Zach Miller and Jared Bender added 14 points apiece for the Defenders.
n Shamokin 65,
Jersey Shore 60
JERSEY SHORE -- After Zach Moyer scored all 20 of his game-high points through the first three quarters, the Indians needed to hold off the Bulldogs to take the HAC-I win.
Ryan Sebasovich helped Shamokin (13-2, 8-1 HAC-I) keep its lead by scoring eight of his 16 points in the final period. He also had four assists.
Cody Confair and Ryan Eck both had 16 points for Jersey Shore.
n Lourdes Regional 51,
Northumberland Chr. 42
COAL TOWNSHIP -- Larry Czeponis scored 18 points with 10 rebounds and three assists to help lead the Red Raiders to the non-league win.
Jordan Fobia added 17 points in the win for Lourdes (8-8). Gabe Bahner had 15 points for Northumberland Christian.
n Greenwood 56,
MILLERSTOWN -- Seth Ferguson hit three 3-pointers among his game-high 13 points in Greenwood's Tri-Valley League win.
The Wildcats (13-3, 10-2 TVL) took control with a 32-17 run over the middle quarters.
"The whole game was a nice, steady effort by everybody," said Greenwood coach Kent Houser. "We avoided that one bad quarter that has hurt us."
n Upper Dauphin 68,
Line Mountain 56
MANDATA -- With Matt Miller's team-high 22 points leading the way, the Trojans ended the first half and the game with 20-point quarters to beat the Eagles for the TVL victory.
Mac Ney added 15 points for Upper Dauphin, which out-scored Line Mountain 45-32 in the second and fourth periods.
Kellan Masser led all scorers with 24 points for Line Mountain (2-14, 2-9 TVL). Dylan Barthalomew added 13 points for the Eagles.
n Montgomery 61,
Meadowbrook Chr. 54
MILTON -- The Lions faltered in the second and third quarters, scoring just 24 points to 33 for the Red Raiders, who went on for the non-league victory.
Tyler Baughman and Kurtis Klodnicki tallied 16 points apiece to lead Meadowbrook Christian (8-5).
n Sunbury Christian 55,
Watsontown Christian 19
WATSONTOWN -- The Eagles had little difficulty taking the ACAA matchup behind 15 points from Blake Spangler-Jones and 10 from Jackson Snyder.
Spangler-Jones also had 10 rebounds and Snyder pulled down six boards, plus Karch Carey added nine points and 12 rebounds in the victory for Sunbury Christian (10-5, 6-1 ACAA).
n Millersburg 62,
Newport 59 (OT)
MILLERSBURG -- Christian Wingard drained a tying 3-pointer with 20 seconds left in regulation, and Millersburg edged Newport in overtime.
Christian Keiter and Mark Simpkins scored 14 and 13, respectively, to lead the Indians (6-9 overall).
n Sunbury Christian 59,
Watsontown Christian 8
WATSONTOWN -- Faith Gingrich had a double-double, and Torri Erdman nearly had a triple-double in the Eagles' Allegheny Christian Athletic Association win.
Gingrich scored 12 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, while Erdman had 15 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for Sunbury Christian (8-3, 6-1 ACAA).
n Mifflinburg 50,
MIFFLINBURG -- While the Mustangs were still hanging around midway through the HAC-I matchup, the Wildcats got a pin from Noah Kuba at 126 and a technical fall from Cooper Wagner at 132 to blow the meet wide open.
Beginning with those two victories, Mifflinburg (7-6, 4-2 HAC-I) won the remaining three bouts to put the contest away.
Midd-West (7-18, 2-4) got pins from Jerry Lewis (182) and Zach Longacre (220), plus a technical fall from Dalton Klinger (120).
n Southern Columbia 42,
BLOOMSBURG -- Trailing by four with two bouts remaining, the Tigers took the HAC-II match thanks to a pair of forfeits it won at 182 and 195. Adam Feudale (220), Shane Casey (106) and Blake Marks (152) got pins for Southern.
n Warrior Run 54,
Mount Carmel 21
MOUNT CARMEL -- The Defenders began the match with a pair of forfeits, and after adding six pins along the way, the visitors cruised to the HAC-II victory. William George (160), Wes Cupp (220), Matt Kilgus (285), Jared Miller (106), Eric Hunt (113) and Zack LeBarron (126) for Warrior Run.