CATAWISSA — Southern Columbia has become one of the first teams to qualify for a district playoff berth as the Tigers edged Central Columbia 41-36 in HAC-II on Wednesday.
Southern (11-2, 5-1 HAC-II) outscored Central by eight in the second quarter for a 22-15 halftime lead.
Kayla Lavella led the Tigers with 19 points.
Shikellamy 49, Midd-West 21
SUNBURY — Double-doubles from both Alexis Angstadt and Cory Yerger propelled the Braves.
Angstadt scored 17 points and had 10 steals, while Yerger tallied 14 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for Shik (9-4, 4-2 HAC-I).
Midd-West fell to 5-7.
Lewisburg 45, Loyalsock 30
WILLIAMSPORT — Maria Kelleher’s 25-point day included a 10-for-12 effort from the free throw line, and it helped the Green Dragons win.
Lois Lesher added five rebounds and five blocks to go along with her four points for Lewisburg (9-3, 4-2 HAC-II).
Warrior Run 61, Hughesville 26
HUGHESVILLE — Tay Parker led a trio of Defenders who scored in double figures in the HAC-II win over the Spartans.
Parker had 24 points to almost outscore Hughesville herself, but Abby Fisher and Steph Shamburg each scored 12 points.
Warrior Run improves to 7-5, 1-5 in league play.
Mifflinburg 70, Jersey Shore 43
MIFFLINBURG — Leading by just eight points at the half, the Wildcats poured it on in the second half to rout the Bulldogs.
Mifflinburg, which outscored Jersey Shore 40-21 in the second half, got 21 points from Sara Stauffer, 13 of which came after halftime.
Kayla Kline added 16 points for the Wildcats.
Mount Carmel 39, Montoursville 24
MONTOURSVILLE — Christina Perles and Isabella Stellar combined for 29 points as Mount Carmel rallied from a first-quarter deficit to hand Montoursville its first HAC-II loss.
The Red Tornadoes (9-2, 5-1 HAC-II) outscored the Warriors 28-9 over the final three quarters, including zero points in the fourth.
Upper Dauphin 52, Line Mountain 28
MANDATA — The Trojans dominated in the upper weights to defeat their nearby rival Eagles in a Tri-Valley League match.
Following Trey Campbell’s pin at 195 pounds, Upper Dauphin got pins from Zach Zerby at 220 and Payton Kennerly at 285 to take a 28-12 lead.
Britton Heim (152) and Erik Smeltz (182) both had pins for Line Mountain.
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Loyalsock tops Shikellamy
Dwayne Pepper sat on the ground, checking the spot of the ball.
Montoursville scores first Silver Bowl win after topping Mount Carmel
After back-to-back defeats, Mount Carmel head coach Carm DeFrancesco decided his team needed a little positive mojo early in their homecoming game with undefeated Montoursville. So with his team facing a fourth-and-2 from its own 38 on their first possession, DeFrancesco opted to go for it.
Green Dragons’ big plays in third doom Indians
The Lewisburg football team learned an important lesson Friday night at Kemp Memorial Stadium.
Early turnovers doom Selinsgrove against Berwick
One lesson learned from Selinsgrove’s game at Berwick was that Murphy’s Law doesn’t have to be in effect very long to produce catastrophic results.
Line Mountain drops fourth in a row
Todd Rothermel may want to keep digging into his playbook for new wrinkles to throw at opposing defenses.
Southern Columbia routs Muncy
One look at the scoreboard at Stan Schuyler Memorial Field would tend to think most coaches would brag about the offensive output displayed by their team.
Big first half lifts Mifflinburg
Much in the same fashion as Charles Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities,” the Heartland Conference game between Jersey Shore and Mifflinburg was the tale of two halves.
Danville, Dressler run over Central Columbia
Countless times on Friday night, Central Columbia fans could be heard screaming “tackle him!”
Scott Dudinskie on High School Girls Basketball: Collins loved the game
Enthusiastic. Prepared. Genuine. Did I mention enthusiastic?
That's the impression Southern Columbia girls basketball coach Kevin Collins made when we met in January.
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