MILTON — With both Milton and Mifflinburg at or near the .500 mark, the Heartland-I matchup on Friday was a crucial one.
The Black Panthers won the rumble in “The Jungle” by holding off the Wildcats’ second-half rally for a 50-47 victory.
Michael Jacobs scored 16 points and Chad Diggan had 12 for Milton (5-4, 2-1 HAC-I).
Mifflinburg (4-4, 0-3) out-scored Milton 26-23 in the second half to fall short of its comeback. Seth Derk led the Wildcats with 11 points.
Lewisburg 52, Montoursville 27
MONTOURSVILLE — The Green Dragons held the Warriors to just 13 first-half points and it resulted in the HAC-II victory.
Travis Conrad and Mike Driscoll both scored 14 points and Erich Kline led Lewisburg (8-0, 3-0 HAC-II) with 10 rebounds.
“I was just pleased with our defensive effort. I thought we did a very good job playing team defense and contesting shots,” said Lewisburg coach John Vaji.
Montoursville falls to 2-8, 2-1.
Danville 70, Shamokin 53
DANVILLE — A 19-point performanc from Bret Berg and 17 points from Zach Kozick helped lift the Ironmen to a HAC-I win over the Indians.
Austin Renz added 11 points for Danville. Shamokin was led by Austin Stine’s 17 points.
The Ironmen used a 22-point third quarter to help distance itself against the Indians.
Central Columbia 56, Warrior Run 44
TURBOTVILLE — A game-high 23 points from Dylan Hine lifted the Blue Jays to the HAC-II win.
Zack Miller tallied 13 points and Collin Foresman added 12 for Warrior Run (1-6, 0-3 HAC-II).
Jersey Shore 62, Midd-West 35
MIDDLEBURG — The Bulldogs spread the ball around as nine players scored in the HAC-I win over the Mustangs.
Kahill Brooker and Dyllan Folk scored nine and eight points, respectively, for Midd-West (2-5, 0-3 HAC-I).
Greenwood 70, Lancaster Country Day 18
LANCASTER — Josh Ferguson scored a game-high 21 points, while Ryan Kerstetter and Adam Harrison added 12 and 11, respectively, in Greenwood’s rout.
The Wildcats (9-2, 5-0 Tri-Valley League) build a 16-point lead in the first quarter and blanked TVL newcomer Lancaster Country Day in the fourth.