NORTHUMBERLAND — One week ago Northumberland Christian’s Alyssa Wesner broke the school record for points scored by a female. Now, she’s the school’s overall all-time leading scorer.
Wesner tallied 16 points to break Dan Knauss’ career mark to lead the Warriors to a 32-22 Allegheny Christian Athletic Association win over Columbia County Christian on Tuesday.
Wesner now has 1,811 career points. Knauss had a total of 1,795 he set in 2005. In addition, Wesner also had 16 rebounds and 10 steals.
Bethany Severn added nine points and 18 rebounds for the Warriors (5-4, 1-1 ACAA).
Sunbury Christian 66, Juniata Mennonite 27
NORTHUMBERLAND — Nineteen of Torri Erdman’s game-high 24 points came in the first half as the Eagles cruised to the Allegheny Christian Athletic Association win.
Tiffany Billings and Abby Daddario added 18 and 15 points, respectively, for Sunbury Christian (6-1, 3-0 ACAA). Erdman added 12 rebounds and Billings had seven caroms for the Eagles.
Line Mountain 43, Greenwood 36
MILLERSTOWN — The Eagles got back into the win column behind a 15-point first quarter that was fueled by five points from Madison Lagerman, who finished with 12 points to lead Line Mountain in the Tri-Valley League matchup. The Eagles are 2-4 overall, while Greenwood is 0-5, 0-3 in league play.
Minersville 39, Lourdes Regional 28
COAL TOWNSHIP — A slow start by the Red Raiders resulted in the Schuylkill League loss to the Battlin’ Miners. Rachel Schultz scored eight points to lead Lourdes.
Shikellamy 63, Mifflinburg 24
SUNBURY — Brothers C.J. and Ernie Tyler combined for 36 points to lead the Braves to a Heartland-I victory over the Wildcats.
C.J. Tyler led the way with 20 points for Shikellamy (2-2, 1-0 HAC-I), which got out to a 32-12 lead at the half. A 25-point third quarter later sealed the deal for the Braves.
Mifflinburg suffered its first loss of the season and the Wildcats are now 4-1, 0-1.
Lewisburg 54, Hughesville 30
LEWISBURG — The Green Dragons got the job done both offensively and defensively to beat the Spartans in a HAC-II matchup.
Travis Conrad scored 17 points and Erich Kline had 10, and both players also pulled down seven rebounds apiece for Lewisburg (4-0, 1-0 HAC-II). Sam Allen added 13 points and eight boards in the win.
“I thought we did a real nice job on the boards,” said Lewisburg coach John Vaji. “Jesse Flannery also did a great job handling the pressure from Hughesville.”
Tristan Jeffries led Hughesville (4-2, 0-1) with 15 points.
Danville 65, Midd-West 21
DANVILLE — Danville stormed to a 44-9 halftime lead and 12 Ironmen broke into the scoring column.
Matt McConnell scored a game-high 11 points for Danville (2-1), while Scott Heeter had 10. Bret Berg and Zach Kozick each added nine for the Ironmen.
Southern Columbia 79, Warrior Run 65
CATAWISSA — Zack Klock scored 23 points and Bryce Parry had 22 to propel the Tigers to the HAC-II victory.
Mike Klebon added 16 points for Southern (1-1, 1-0 HAC-II), which took control of the game thanks to a 23-11 third quarter.
Colin Foresman also scored 22 points for Warrior Run (1-2, 0-1).
Milton 67, Jersey Shore 63
JERSEY SHORE — Chad Diggan had a game-high 24 points in the Black Panthers’ HAC-I victory. Michael Jacobs added 19 points for Milton.
Sunbury Christian 45, Juniata Mennonite 28
NORTHUMBERLAND — Blake Spangler-Jones, Ashton Bartlett and Jackson Snyder each scored 11 points to lead the Eagles to the ACAA victory.
Spangler-Jones and Bartlett both added five rebounds, while Karch Carey had six boards for Sunbury Christian (3-6, 2-2 ACAA).
Columbia Co. Chr. 54, Northumberland Chr. 41
NORTHUMBERLAND — Ethan Funk brought it against Northumberland Christian as he scored 20 points to lead Columbia County to the ACAA win.
Damian Gittens tallied 11 points for the Warriors (4-7 overall).
Mifflin County 48, Shikellamy 15
LEWISTOWN — Aside from a few individual wins by the Braves, the Huskies won the non-league match.
Freshman Nick Gittens won for Shikellamy (3-4) at 106 pounds to improve to 8-2 on the season. Also for the Braves, John Rohrbach won at 160 to also improve to 8-2 while Dwayne Pepper won at 195 to improve to 7-2.
Lewisburg sweeps boys/girls meets
LEWISBURG — Caitlin Foley, Emily Maxwell and Lisa Steinhubl won four events apiece to lead the Green Dragons to a 121-49 rout of Jersey Shore.
On the boys side, the Green Dragons beat the Bulldogs 90-56 behind five swimmers — Thomas Brouse, Adon Shapiro, Sean Walker, Michael Sumfest, Kyle Shutt — who had at least two wins apiece.
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