MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel dominated the second half, and sent the Blue Raiders to just their second loss of the season.

The Red Tornadoes (14-2) trailed 23-17 at the break, but outscored Palmerton, 23-12 in the second half.

Alyssa Renninger scored a game-high 22 points to lead Mount Carmel, while Ava Chapman added 10 points. Mount Carmel iced the game by shooting 10-of-11 from the line in the final stanza.

Hannah Barry scored 15 points to lead Palmerton (15-2), whose only other loss came to Jim Thorpe on Jan. 3.


Mount Carmel 40, Palmerton 35

Mount Carmel (14-2) 40

Ava Chapman 1 8-10 10; Jenna Pizzoli 1 2-3 4; Katie Witkoski 2 0-0 4; Alyssa Reisinger 8 6-10 22. Totals: 12 16-23 40.

3-point goals: None.

Did not score: Karli Berkoski, Abby Kolkis, Sydney Reed, Rachel Witkoski.

Palmerton 35

Sydney Frantz 1 1-2 3; Hannah Barry 6 0-0 15; Megan Matsko 0 2-2 2; Mikayla Pengelly 1 2-3 4; Bethie Morgan 4 1-1 9; Courtney Connell 1 0-0 2. Totals: 13 6-8 35.

3-point goals: Barry 3.

Did not score: Kelsey Balliet.

Score by quarters

Palmerton;15;8;3;9 — 35

Mt.Carmel;9;8;7;16 — 40

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