The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 13, 2013

Area roundup: Midd-West girls shock Shamokin

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Midd-West 34, Shamokin 22


COAL TOWNSHIP — Midd-West claimed perhaps one of its most unusual wins in recent memory against defending District 4 Class AAA champion Shamokin on Saturday.

The Mustangs were held scoreless in the second quarter, but they still beat the Indians 34-22 in the Heartland Athletic Conference-Division I contest.

“This is a huge win for our program. Shamokin is one of the top teams in the league,” said Midd-West coach Dave Fadale. “Our girls are learning to play with some toughness.”

Despite the scoreless second period, Midd-West (5-5, 2-3 HAC-I) only trailed 11-8 at the half.

In the second half, Mikayla Beiler took over the game for the Mustangs by scoring 15 of her game-high 19 points. Beiler also had seven steals, plus Allie Camp added eight rebounds and five steals.

Shamokin falls to 6-5, 4-1.

Danville 57, Selinsgrove 40

SELINSGROVE — Freshman forward Amber Renz continued her successful first season by scoring 20 points in the Ironmen’s HAC-I victory over the Seals.

Siobhan Bross and Erica Heath added 11 and 10 points for Danville (7-1).

Selinsgrove (5-6, 3-2 HAC-I) also got 20 points from senior forward Kierstin Craig-Sovic and 10 rebounds from Jess Kerstetter.



Montoursville 45, Southern Columbia 33

MONTOURSVILLE — A low-scoring first half doomed the Tigers in the HAC-II matchup against the Warriors.

Montoursville (8-2 overall) led 18-8 at the half. The Warriors got 12 points from Kirsten O’Malley.

Mallory Tomaschik scored 17 points for Southern (10-2).



Lewisburg 60, Hughesville 24

LEWISBURG — Maria Kelleher knocked down three 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 19 points in the HAC-II victory for the Green Dragons.

Lois Lesher added nine points for Lewisburg (7-3, 3-2 HAC-II).



Milton 37, Jersey Shore 31

JERSEY SHORE — Led by Emily Baker’s 14 points and five rebounds, the Black Panthers edged the Bulldogs in a closely-contested HAC-I matchup.

Brooke Swartz pulled down seven rebounds and Katelyn Gensel had five for Milton (6-5, 4-1 HAC-I).



Lourdes Regional 69, Bucktail 40

COAL TOWNSHIP — Nikki Komara posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds as the Red Raiders cruised.

Rachel Schultz added 21 points and seven rebounds, while Bailey Trell had 18 points, eight assists, six rebounds and five steals for Lourdes (11-2).



BOYS BASKETBALL

Mount Carmel 73, Sunbury Christian 31


NORTHUMBERLAND — After a solid start, the Eagles couldn’t keep up with the Red Tornadoes and they fell in the nonleague matchup.

Ben Scicchitano led Mount Carmel with 13 points and Zac Tocyloski added 12 points.

Karch Carey had eight points and seven rebounds for Sunbury Christian (6-8).



Midd-West 58, Col. Montour Vo-Tech 48

MIDDLEBURG — The Mustangs got a much-needed spark from Ascher Marks to beat the Rams in a nonleague game.

Marks connected on all six of his shots in the first half to finish with 12 points for Midd-West (3-7). Colton Keister led the Mustangs with 14.



WRESTLING

Hughesville 44, Mifflinburg 30


HUGHESVILLE — The Wildcats led 24-15 through eight bouts, but the Spartans pulled away behind a technical fall win by Dakota Nixon (145 pounds) and consecutive falls by Matt Herr (152), Kyle Barnes (160) and Robert White (170) to put it away for the HAC crossover win.

Mifflinburg (3-3) had pins from Patrick Wetzel (106) and Cole Walter. Hughesville (6-6) also had falls by Jacoby Foresman (220) and Zach Fry (120).



BOWLING

Shikellamy sweeps Central

SUNBURY — Powered by a 600 series from all but one of their bowlers, the Braves beat the Blue Jays 3-1 at Strike Zone Lanes.

The top two series for Shikellamy (10-2) belonged to Noah Thomas (235-228-201—664) and Earl Malick (206-287-167—660).

For the girls, Shikellamy (9-3) got a 500 series from Beth Roush (195-173-221—589) and Becka Klock (179-179-212—570).