Muncy, Hughesville Game This Friday
by Bill Geiser
Hughesville 60, Athens 38
The Spartans remained perfect (3-0) on the young season as Rezin Davis (7, 6-7, 21 points) led the Spartan offense while Brian Gerney added 9 points.
After a 12-10 first quarter lead the Spartan offense exploded for 22 second quarter points while their defense limited Athens to 7 points for a 34-17 halftime lead.
The Spartans finished the game on a 26-21 run for the 22-point win. Hughesville shot well from beyond the arc hitting five 3’s from Davis, Gerney, Bryan Hoover, Jordan Holmes and Greg Taggart. Hughesville won the JV game 78-46.
Muncy 75, Warrior run 28
The Indian defense dominated holding the Defenders to single digits in all four quarters in a 75-28 win on Tuesday. Dan Murphy’s game high 21 points led three Indians in double figures including Doug Zehner 16 points and Bryan Parrish with 11. Muncy jumped out early leading 25-9 after a quarter and 48-15 at the half. Zehner was hot from beyond the arc with (4) 3’s while teammates Murphy, Parrish and Tyler Smay had one each. It was the first win for Muncy’s new head coach Greg Wilt.
Jersey Shore 75, Montgomery 51
The Bulldogs lead 21-8 after a quarter and 41-21 at the half in the 24 point over Montgomery on Tuesday.
The Red Raiders got solid games from Quinn Fry (13 points) and Logan Budman and Joel Worthington with 10 points each. Montgomery had three (3 pointers) including two from Worthington and one from Darren Dewalt. Jersey Shore won the JV game 57-50.
Montgomery 54, Bucktail 48
Led by Worthington’s 18 points, the Red Raiders picked up their first win of the season. The Red Raiders fell behind 17-11 after a quarter and trailed 31-24 at the half.
Turning up the defensive intensity in the second half they held Bucktail 15 points while their offense did their job scoring 15 points each in the third and fourth quarters for the big win. Montgomery was hot from beyond the three point line led by Worthington with four, Q. Fry with three and Kennedy with one.
Fry joined Worthington in double figures with 14 while Kennedy added 6. Montgomery’s next action will be Thursday when they host Warrior Run.
Muncy 79, CMVT 25
The Indians dominated from the start jumping out 23-8 after a quarter and lead 44-10 at the half. Muncy did not let up in the second half finishing the game on a 35-15 run for the fifty four point win.
Dan Murphy (20) and Doug Zehner with a game high 26 points led the Muncy offense while Bryan Parrish added (11). The Indians were hot from beyond the arc getting 3’s from Murphy, Zehner and Andrew Murphy with three each, Tyler Smay with (2) and (1) from Tyler Ruby. The Indians will next host their backyard rival Hughesville Spartans this Friday night.
Hughesville 91, Jersey Shore 67
In a close hard fought first half the Spartans led 23-22 after a quarter and after getting outscored 22-21 in the second quarter saw the game tied at 44 at the half.
The Spartans came out with offensive and defensive intensity in the second half holding the Bulldogs to 23 second half points while lighting up the scoreboard for 47 points with 23 in the third quarter and 24 in the fourth.
The Spartans had three players in double figures including Gerney’s game high 22 points, Hanford with 18 while Eiswerth added 13. The Spartans had six three pointers led by Davis and Gerney with 2 each while Holmes and Taggart had one each.
Hughesville 43, Liberty 37
The Lady Spartans got a hard fought six point win over Liberty on Tuesday. Hughesville lead 20-10 at the half and 32-21 after three quarters. Liberty made a fourth quarter run winning the quarter 16-11 as the Lady Spartans held on for the win. Alyssa Rogers led the Lady Spartan offense with 15 points while teammates Hannah Stom and Megan Arthur added 8 points each. Hughesville got 3’s from Arthur (2) and one from Rogers.
Bucktail 43, Montgomery 33
Bucktail came out firing taking a 13-2 first quarter lead and led 23-11 at the half. Montgomery rallied in the third quarter winning the quarter 15-9 to cut Bucktails led to 32-26 at the turn for home. Bucktail regained the momentum and outscored the Lady Red Raiders 11-7 in the fourth quarter for the ten point win.
Montgomery had two players in double figures Casey Drick and Kelsey Lynch with 10 points each in the losing effort. The Lady Red Raiders got 3 pointers from Drick (2) and Kazzi Sauers (1). Bucktail remains perfect at (4-0) while Montgomery drops to (0-2). Montgomery’s next action will be when they travel to Warrior Run on Saturday.
Millville 55, Hughesville 51
The Lady Spartans suffered a tough overtime loss to Millville on Wednesday. The Lady Quakers led 10-7 after a quarter and stretched their lead to 24-15 at the half.
After winning the third quarter 11-10 Millville took a 35-25 lead to the fourth quarter. The Lady Spartans rallied to win the fourth quarter 20-10 to tie the score at 45 and send the game to overtime.
Millville regained the momentum in the overtime period outscoring the Lady Spartans 10-6 for the hard fought four point win. he Lady Spartans Alyssa Rogers led all scorers with 24 points while teammate Megan Miller added 9.
Hughesville had five three pointers led by Rogers with (4) and Megan Arthur with (1).
Warrior Run 33, Montgomery 27
In a father-son battle the younger Weaver got the best of it this time as Jon led his Warrior Run Lady Defenders over his fathers Montgomery Lady Raiders in a close hard fought game 33-27 on Saturday.
Led by Kristin Keiser’s 11 points the Lady Defenders (3-1) are off to their best start in a decade while Montgomery drops to 0-3 on the young season. The teams battled tooth and nail all the way with the Lady Red Raiders leading 27-25 with two minutes to go. Warrior Run finished the game on a 8-0 run giving the Lady Red Raiders a heartbreaking six point loss.
Montoursville 38, Hughesville 19
The Lady Warriors played smothering defense holding Hughesville to single digits in all four quarters and 19 points for the game.
Tesa McKibben (17 points) almost outscored Hughesville by herself while Hannah Bohr added (11 points) for the Lady Warriors. Montoursville led 7-2 after a quarter and 23-6 at the half. The teams played an even second half won by the Lady Warriors 15-to-13. Hannah Stom had (6 points) for the Lady Spartans while teammate Erin Stom added 4 points. Hughesville won the JV game 26-23.
Bucktail 46, Muncy 36
The Lady Indians remained winless (0-3) on the young season with a tough loss to Bucktail on Saturday. In a close well played first half Bucktail would lead 11-8 after a quarter and 23-19 at the half. Outscoring Bucktail 13-8 in the third quarter the Lady Indians took a 32-31 lead heading to the fourth quarter. Kelsi Chuprinski led the Lady Indians with 13 points while teammate Danielle Berninger added 10 points.
Montgomery 44, Canton 30
The Red Raiders picked up a 44-30 win over Canton on Tuesday. Picking up wins for the Red Raiders were Harry Shuey (152), Dakota Deem (160), Allan Stover (171), Bobby Hecknauer (189), Tucker Gordner (103), Jacob Kramer (119), Seth Bartlett (130), Josh Galentine (140) and Garrett Shnyder (145). Winning for Canton were Caleb Route (215), Noah Confer (285), Dylan Killian (112), Nick Patton (125) and Garth Mahosky (135).
The outcome of the match was decided by a tiebreaker after the teams tied after all matches. After Cody Asher (112) pinned Thomas Miller in the final match the teams were tied in points.
The Spartans were awarded the win 40-to-39 on the tiebreaker with the most 6 point decisions (6-5) over the Indians. Picking up wins for the Spartans were Jamal Beechey (140), Blaine Johnson (152), Dakota May (160), Dakota Snyder (171), Ethan Showers (189), Jake Fry (103) and Cody Asher (112). Winning for Shamokin were Chris Pauzer (119), Josh Lahr (125), Brandon Pesarcick (130), Derek Shingara (135), Lee Supsic (145), Nick Domasnki (215) and Wes Tillot (285). The Spartans start 1-0 and will next host Warrior Run Thursday.
South Williamsport 6
The Indians crushed South 72-6 losing only one match. The Indians received eight forfeits including Wes Gottschall (125), Rex Kline (135), Adam Gochnauer (140), Aaron Fry (145), Frank Smith (160), Ryan Hembury (171), Ryan Fay (215) and Brandon Yohn (103). The Indians got pins from Andrew Gilchrist (119), Cody Schreck (189) and Zach Strickland (152) and decisions from Eric Roberts (285) and Heath Strickland (112). The Mounties only points of the match was a forfeit by Tyler Watts at (130). The Indians next action will be Saturday at the Midd-West Duals.
Warrior Run 30
The Spartans jumped on the Defenders early with wins from Chet Ritter (285), Jake Fry (103), R.J Voneida (119) leading 24-6 after wins from Logan Sherlinski (125) and Tyler Snyder (130). Warrior Run would not go away and stormed back with wins from Chris Pfirman (135), Bryson Brooke (140), Taylor Anspach (145), Elias Biddle (152) and took the lead 30-24 with a pin by Tyler Hain at (160). The Spartans regained the momentum with an Ethan Showers pin at (189) and clinched the win with a Brad Poust pin at (215).
Hughesville 42, Milton 34
Hughesville (3-0) remained perfect on the season with the win over the Black Panthers on Saturday. Recording wins for the Spartans were Cody Asher (112) forfeit, Tyler Snyder (130) pin, Daniel Forseman (135) pin, Jamal Beechey(140) forfeit, Dakota Snyder (171) pin, Ethan Showers (189) forfeit and Bradley Poust (215) pin. Winning for Milton was Eric Wolfe (103) pin, Brock Waughen (119) pin, Kody Koser (125) decision, Pat Shaw (145) decision, Cy Heller 152 Maj. decision, Vernon Roolness (160) pin and Chris Sampsell (285) pin.