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Muncy Rolled by Neumann; H-Town Drops Dragons

By Staff | Jan 14, 2009

Hughesvlle’s Jamal Beechey (left) picked up a pin at 140 against Montoursville’s Alex Bowes last Thursday night in Montoursville. The Spartans suffered their first dual loss, 37-25.

by Bill Geiser

Boys Basketball

St. John Neumann 56, Muncy 50

In a hard fought game Neumann led 12-10 after a quarter and 27-19 at the half. The teams played a 17-14 third quarter as Neuman took a 44-33 lead to the fourth quarter.

Muncy rallied in the fourth quarter 17-12 pulling to within 51-47 on a Steve Shoup Layup with 1:35 remaining but turned the ball over with :45 left and saw Jeff Eck make two free throws giving Neuman 54-47 lead.

Dribbling towards the Hughesville goal, an unidentified Sparatan, assisted by a teammate as Loyalsock defense attempts to steal the ball. Hughesville lost in a rousing fourth-quarter game, 59-57. (photo by Joshua Fry)

Muncy got to within 54-50 with :08 remaining on a three pointer from Doug Zehner but Persun sunk two free throws for the final margin of victory.

Zehner led the Indians with 11 points while Zach Martin and Bryan Parrish added 10 points each. Muncy drops to 3-6 and travels to Sullivan County at presstime.

Sullivan County 54, Montgomery 30

The Red Raiders had no answer for Sullivan County’s Jason Stoner (20 points, 7 steals, 8 rebounds, 4 steals) who willed his team to a 22-17 halftime lead with 16 points and four steals.

The Griffins put the game away starting the third quarter on a 19-4 run and led 44-30 starting the fourth quarter. The Griffins pitched a shutout (10-0) in the fourth quarter for the win. The Red Raiders got a strong game from from Quinn Fry with 13 points. Montgomery drops to 3-5 on the season.

Hughesville 60,

Lewisburg 38

After falling behind 12-11 after a quarter the Spartans won the second quarter 17-11 taking a 28-23 halftime lead. The Spartans kept the pressure on in the third quarter (17-8) for a 45-31 lead to the fourth quarter.

Rezin Davis had a game high 20 points for the Spartans while Brian Gerney scored in double figures with 15. Logan James was the only Green Dragon in double figures with 12 points. The Spartans will host Loyalsock Monday night in a game between two district heavyweights.

Loyalsock 59,

Hughesville 57

by Dan Winkleman

The Spartans’ defense was no match for the Lancers’ offense. It was a close one, but the Lancers came out on top, 59-57.

Early on, the Loyalsock Lancers took an early 8-3 lead. The only time they lost the lead was for 20 seconds in the second quarter. The Spartans remained tenacious throughout the game. With just 26 seconds remaining, Hughesville forced a turnover and hit a critical 3-pointer, bringing the score to 59-57.

Down by two and with only 17 seconds remaining, the Spartans forced another turnover. Without a timeout, Bryan Hoover tried for a three-pointer to give his team the win. The ball hit the rim and fell to the ground as Loyalsock’s players and fans erupted into cheers.

This wasn’t an easy win for the Lancers; and their coach, Ron Insinger, knew it. “It’s really special here because this is a very, very difficult place to win and we beat a great team,” said Insinger.

Girls Basketball

CMVT 43,

Montgomery 32

Montgomery tried to fight back winning the second quarter 9-8 and the third 14-13 to trail 32-25 after three quarters but saw CMVT finish ;the game on a 11-7 run for the eleven point victory. Justine Hook had the hot hand for CMVT with (18 points) while Charlene Hook added (10 points). Montgomery was led by Abby Schneider with (14 points) while Kazzi Sauers and Casey Drick added (4 points) each. Montgomery’s next action will be Wednesday when they travel to Benton.

Loyalsock 57,

Hughesville 18

The Lady Lancers seized control of the game after a 20-3 first quarter and never left up cruising to the easy win 57-18 over the Lady Spartans on Thursday night. Defense was suffocating as they held Hughesville to seven field goals and single digits in all four quarters.

Leading 20-3 after a quarter the Lady Lancers outscored Hughesville over the final three quarters 37-15 led by Keely Henninger (14 points), Molly Kirby (11 points) and Sami Lane with (9points).

The Lady Spartans were led by Alyssa Rogers (6 points) and Hannah Stom with (5 points). Hughesville won the JV game 31-24 led by Greta Newhart with (10 points). Hughesville drops to 1-9 on the season.

Montgomery 47,

Sullivan County 30

The Lady Red Raiders led 11-4 after a quarter but saw the Lady Griffins climbed back in the second quarter to trail 23-16 at the half. Montgomery came out firing in the third quarter 11-4 taking a 34-20 lead starting the fourth quarter.

The Lady Red Raiders balanced scoring saw three players in double figures led by Abby Schneider (14 points), Kelsey Lynch (11 points) and Casey Drick with (10 points). Carissa Myer was the only Sullivan County player in double figures with a game high (20 points). Montgomery improves to 3-8 on the season.


Montoursville 37, Hughesville 25

Defending state champion Luke Fry (119) got the Warriors off to a good start with a pin over Nik Mull followed by a David Batkowski (125) 4-3 decision over Logan Sherlinski giving the Warriors the lead for good.

Montoursville also got wins from Ben Carey (135), Caleb Lomax (145), Eli Rusczyk (152), Sam Shaheen (189), Nick Dawson (215), Josh Albert (285) and Caleb Pearson (103).

Picking up wins for the Spartans were Tyler Snyder (130), Jamal Beechey (140), Dakota May (160), Dakota Snyder (171) and Cody Asher (112). The Spartans drop to 7-3 on the year.

Montgomery 42,

Loyalsock 25

The Red Raiders swept the season series defeating the Lancers for the second time this season with a 42-25 victory on Thursday night. The Lancers started well getting pins at (215) from Pat Green and (285) from Nick Hepburn.

The Red Raiders won the next three matches with Tucker Gordner (103) forfeit, Jacob Kramer (112) decision and Ricky Colon (119) forfeit.

The teams split the final eight matches with the Red Raiders getting wins from Seth Bartlett (130), T.J. Minier (135)Josh Galentine (140), Garrett Shnyder (145) and Dakota Deem (160). Loyalsock got wins from Drew Reed (125), Brad Baily (152), Derrick Hicks (175) and Andy Engler (189). Montgomery improves to 7-3 on the season.