Tourney is the Word as Winter Sports Begin
Berwick Boys Basketball Tournament First Round
Hughesville 53, Montoursville 38
With a smothering defense the Spartans limited the Warriors to 11 first half points while the balanced Spartan offense scored 16 first quarter points and 11 second quarter points for a 27-11 halftime lead.
The Spartan scoring was led by Brian Gerney (4, 6-6, 16 points) while teammates Rezin Davis and Addison Hanford added 10 points each. The Spartans were hot from beyond the arc getting (6) three pointers led by Gerney and Davis with two each and one each from Jordan Holmes and Greg Taggart. Vincent Molesky was the only Warrior in double figures with 18 points. With the win the Spartans advanced to the tournament championship game against Wyoming Seminary.
Wyoming Seminary 36
The Spartans remained perfect on the young season winning the championship of the Berwick Tournament on Saturday defeating Wyoming Seminary 53-36.
Trailing 8-7 after a quarter the Spartans outscored Wyoming Seminary 18-11 in the second quarter for a 25-19 halftime lead. The Spartans finished the game on a 28-17 run.
Holmes led with 12 points while teammate Hanford added 10 points. The Spartans got three pointers from Holmes and Davis. Montoursville defeated host team Berwick 60-30 in the consolation game. The Spartans next action will be at presstime when they host Athens.
Muncy Rotary Classic
Warrior Run 64,
Muncy 39 First Round
With a front line averaging 6 feet, the Lady Defenders pounded the smaller Lady Indians in the paint jumping out to a 21 point lead (32-11) at halftime. Led by double-doubles from Kristin Keiser (7, 6-9, 21 points and Maddi Goodell (3, 5-7, 11 points) the Lady Defenders using their size advantage picked up easy points on layups.
Muncy’s Kelsi Chuprinski (5, 6-9, 16 points) tried to keep her team in the game scoring her teams first 7 points, grabbing five first quarter rebounds against Warrior Runs huge front line.
The Lady Defenders turned up the defense in the first half limiting Muncy to four field goals while forcing 11 turnovers. Playing three freshmen the young Lady Indians settled down in the second half playing Warrior Run even (32-28) with better shot selection, passing and defense. Warrior Run advanced to the tournament championship game against Northeast Bradford, a 42-40 winner over Loyalsock. Muncy and Loyalsock matched up in the consolation game.
The Lady Lancers defense held the Lady Indians to single digits in all four quarters winning the consolation game. Loyalsock had two players in double figures led by Keely Henninger (6, 2-4, 20 points) and Porshia Wilson (7, 0-2, 14 points) while teammate Sami Lane added 9 points.
Loyalsock led 14-7 after a quarter and 25-16 at the half. The Lady Lancers ended the game on a 34-16 run. Chuprinski led with 8 points while teammates Danielle Berninger and Courtney Ebner added 5 points each. Loyalsock got a two three pointers from Henninger while Jaylen Jones had a three pointer for Muncy. The championship was won by Warrior run 34-32 over Northeast Bradford.
Jersey Shore 57, Montgomery 35
The Lady Red Raiders led 10-9 after a quarter but were outscored 18-8 in the second quarter to trail 27-18 at the half. Jersey Shore finished the game on a 30-to-17 run.
The Lady Bulldogs had three players in double figures led by Julia Stevenson’s game high 22 points, Sarah Griggs 14 points and Tanya Siford with 13 points.
Abby Schneider had 12 points for the Lady Red Raiders while teammate Kelsey Lynch had 6 points.
Montgomery had five three pointers led by three by Schneider and one each from Lynch and Hannah Level. The Lady Red Raiders will next see action on Wednesday when they host Bucktail.
Warrior Run 37,
In a close hard fought match the Indians suffered a 37 -32 loss to the Defenders on Saturday.
The Defenders got pins from Chris Pfirrian (135), Tyler Hain (160), Trevor Snyder (215) and Andrew Yetter (103). Recording decisions for the Defenders was Elias Biddle (145), Jared Watson (119) while Jeff Stroup got a forfeit at (130).
The Indians got pins from Cody Schreck (189), Heath Strickland (112), Ryan Fay (285) while Wes Gottshall recorded a technical fall at (125). Muncy got decisions from Aaron Fry (140), Frank Smith (152) and Ryan Hembury (171).