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Area Cagers Eye Playoffs

By Staff | Jan 27, 2009

Surrounded by South Williamsport Mounties, Muncy senior Zach Martin attempts to retrieve the ball during last Saturday night's game. (Colburn)

Boys Basketball

Hughesville 71,

Warrior Run 22

The Spartans had 14 players score as they crushed the Defenders by 49 points on Tuesday. Leading (15-4) after a quarter, the Spartans scored the knockout punch with a (29-2) second quarter for a (44-6) halftime lead. Brian Gerney (11 points) led the Spartans while adding (2), Kyle Stubbs and Gregg Taggart added 3 pointers. The Spartans improve to (10-3, 4-2 HAC II).

Muncy 62,

Benton 43

Led by a big game from Zach Martin (24 points) the Indians took a 1-point (14-13) lead after a quarter the Indians went on a (20-11) second quarter run for a (34-24) halftime lead.

The Indians finished the game on a (28-19) run for the 19-point victory. Muncy was hot from beyond the arc with six 3’s from Dan Murphy (3), Doug Zehner (2) and (1) from Tyler Ruby. The Indians improve to (5-8) on the season.

South Williamsport 53, Montgomery 52

After falling behind (10-3) after a quarter the Red Raiders fought back over the final three quarters but could never get over the hump losing a one point (53-52) heartbreaker to the Mounties on Tuesday. The Red Raiders got strong performances from Logan Budman and Travis Kennedy with (12 points) each and three pointers from Budman, Joel Worthington and Darren Dewalt. Nick Koletar led the Mounties with a game high (18 points). Montgomery drops to (3-8) and will next travel to Benton on Thursday.

Muncy 75,


With four players in double figures including Zehner’s game high (17 points), Martin (13 points), Nate Fox (12 points) and Tyler Smay (11 points) the Indians jumped out to a 13-4 first quarter lead.

After winning the middle quarters 31-26 the Indians ended the game on a 31-15 run for the final margin of victory. The Indians were hot from beyond the arc with (9) 3’s including Fox with (4), Zehner (2), Ruby (2) and Murphy (1).

Hughesville 68,

Mount Carmel 46

The Spartans offense came out smoking in the first half Thursday against Mount Carmel taking a 17-7 first quarter lead and led 37-14 at the half, never looking back for the big 22-point win.

The Spartans had three players in double figures led by Davis’s game high (20 points), Addison Hanford with (12 points) and Gerney (10 points) while shooting a blistering 11-for-19 from the charity stripe.

The Spartans got five 3’s including (2) each from Davis and Greg Taggart and (1) from Dylan Lesher. Hughesville improves to (11-3, 5-2 HAC-ll).

Hughesville 64,

Central Columbia 42

Davis provided the offensive punch with (28 points, 4-3’s, 8-10 from the line) while Hoover added (9 assists) and played tough defense on

Leading 19-11 after a quarter the Spartans gave themselves some breathing room with a 12-4 second quarter for a 31-15 halftime lead. The Spartans closed the second half on a 33-27 run for the 22-point victory.

Gerney had a good game for the Spartans with (14 points, 4-3’s, 2-2 from the line) while Gregg Taggart added (9 points, 1-3 pointer). The Spartans were hot from beyond the arc with (9) 3’s including Davis (4), Gerney (4) and Taggart with (1). Hughesville shot a spectacular 13-for-16 (81%) from the line. Hughesville improves to (12-3, 6-2 HACII) and will next travel to Midd-West on Thursday.

St. John Neumann 83, Montgomery 60

The Golden Knights picked up their 12th win of the season over Montgomery on Saturday. Neumann jumped on the Red Raiders 22-12 after a quarter and keep the pressure on in the second quarter 24-10 for a 46-22 halftime lead.

The Red Raiders outscored Neumann 38-37 in the second half but it was not enough in the loss. Quinn Fry had a big game for Montgomery with (20 points, 4-3’s, 2-4 from the line) while teammate Travis Kennedy and Darren Dewalt added (8 points) apiece.

Girls Basketball

Hughesville 44,

Danville 40

After a low scoring first quarter (7-5) the Lady Spartans outscored the Lady Ironman (13-10) in the second quarter for a (20-15) halftime lead. Leading (28-21) after three quarters the Lady Spartans saw Danville close the game on a (19-16) run but held on for the four point win.

Hughesville was led offensively by Hannah Stom (12 points) and Megan Arthur with (11 points).

Hughesville improves to 2-12 on the season.

Benton 57, Muncy 32

In was all Benton from the opening tip leading 22-6 after a quarter and 35-14 at the half while defensively holding the Lady Indians to single digits in three of four quarters in the win on Wednesday.

The Lady Indians were led by Ala Miller (16 points) Courtney Ebner with (6 points).

Southern Columbia 36, Hughesville 25

The Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Spartans in every quarter en route to the eleven point win on Wednesday. The Lady Tigers led 11-7 after a quarter and 21-16 at the half. Southern won a low scoring third quarter 5-3 before finishing the game on a 10-6 run for eleven point win. Alyssa Rogers led the Lady Spartan offensive attack with (11 points). Hughesville had three 3’s including (1) from Rogers and (2) from Megan Arthur. Aly Oley led the Lady Tigers with (13 points).

South Williamsport 52, Montgomery 24

Trailing 14-8 early the Lady Red Raiders fell behind 23-10 at the half. The Lady Mounties came out firing in the third quarter and finished the game on a 29-14 second half run for the final margin of victory. Casey Drick was the only double digit scorer for the Lady Red Raiders with (12 points) while South was led by Tierney Pfirman with a game high (14 points).

St. John Neumann 47, Montgomery 32

Montgomery hung tough trailing 15-8 after a quarter and 25-15 at the half. After winning the third quarter 7-6 the Lady Red Raiders saw Neumann finish the game on a 16-10 run for the victory. Montgomery was led by Casey Drick and Kazzi Sauers with (10 points) each. Montgomery drops to (3-13, 2-5) for the season.

Warrior Run 31, Hughesville 17

The Lady Spartans came out smoking taking a 11-0 first quarter lead. The lead was shorted lived as Hughesville saw the Lady Defenders come out just as hot winning the second quarter 15-0 for a 15-11 halftime lead. The two teams battled to a 4-4 third quarter tie before the Lady Defenders took control of the game in the fourth quarter finishing the game on a 12-2 run for the win. The duo of Kristin Keiser (15) and Maddi Goodell (10) scored 25 of the Lady Defenders 31 points. Megan Arthur led the Lady Spartans with (7 points) while Alyssa Rogers added (6 points). Hughesville drops to 2-14 and will newt host Lewisburg on Tuesday.

South Williamsport 71, Muncy 28

The Lady Mounties again showed why they will be a tough out in the upcoming tournament cruising to an easy win over Muncy on Friday. South took control from the start leading 29-5 after a quarter and 47-9 at the half. Muncy played better in the second half but saw South finish the game on a 24-19 run to end the game. Kelsi Chuprinski led Muncy with (11 points) while Jaylan Jones added (8 points).


Montgomery 36,

Lewisburg 32

The Red Raiders (11-3) fine season continued with a big four point win over Lewisburg on Tuesday. With the outcome of the match hanging in balance the Red Raiders got a fall from Kyle Deisher (145) clinching the win. Also recording falls for the Red Raiders were Bobby Hecknauer (215), Jacob Kramer (112), Colby Bosch (125) and Seth Bartlett (130). Recording decisions for the Red Raiders were Chris Bartlow (285) and T J Minier (135).

Muncy 55, Loyalsock 18

The Indians got back to back pins from Frank Smith (145) and Ryan Hembury (152) in the win over the Lancers on Thursday. Recording wins for the Indians were Brandon Yohn (103) forfeit, Heath Strickland (112) decision, Andrew Gilchrist (119) forfeit, Adam Gochnauer (130) forfeit, Aaron Fry (135) forfeit, Zach Strickland (140) major decision and Ryan Fay (215) forfeit. Picking up wins for the Lancers were Drew Reed (125), Brett McMahon (160), Derrick Hicks (171), Andy Engler (189) and Nick Hepburn (285).

Benton 62, Montgomery 15

Picking up wins for the Red Raiders were Bobby Hecknauer (169) pin, Seth Bartlett (125) decision and Harry Shuey (152) pin. Montgomery drops to 11-5 on the season.

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The Red Raiders won four of five matches in the tournament and was Pennsylvania’s first place finisher.

Montgomery 69, Boliver-Richburg (NY) 11

Picking up wins for the Red Raiders were Jacob Kramer (112) forfeit, Richard Colon (119) forfeit, Colby Bosch (125) forfeit, Seth Bartlett (130) forfeit, Troy Minier (135) pin, Garrett Shnyder (140) pin, Kyle Deischer (145) pin, Harry Shuey (152) pin, Dakkota Deem (160) pin, Allan Stover (171) decision, Bobby Hecknauer (189) forfeit and Brandon Prosock (215) forfeit.

Montgomery 58, Wellsville (NY) 13

Montgomery won 10 of 12 matches including Gordner pin, Jacob Kramer forfeit, Colby Bosch forfeit, Seth Bartlett tech fall, Troy Minier pin, Joshua Galentine forfeit, Joshua Galentine pin, Harry Shuey tech fall, Allan Stover decision, Brandon Prosock forfeit, Hecknauer decision and Bartlow pin.

Montgomery 51,

Addison (NY) 21

After losing two of the first three matches the Red Raiders got untracked winning nine of the final eleven matches starting with Colby Bosch (125) forfeit, Seth Bartlett (130) forfeit, Troy Minier (135) forfeit, Garrett Schnyder (140) decision, Dakota Deem (160) pin, Allan Stover (171) pin, Brandan Prosock (189) forfeit, Bobby Hecknauer (215)decision and Christopher Bartlow (285) pin.

Montgomery 40 , Alfred Almond (NY) 28

The Red Raiders won their fourth straight match of the tournament with the win over Alfred Almond (NY). After winning the first three matches by an average of 44 points the Red Raiders faced their toughest opponent defeating Alfred Almond by fourteen. Montgomery got falls from Jacob Kramer (112), Kyle Deisher (145), Bobby Hecknauer (189), Brandon Prosock (215) and Christopher Bartlow (285). Also picking up wins were Tucker Gordner (103) forfeit, Seth Bartlett (130) decision, Troy Minier (135) decision and Garrett Shynder (140) major decision.

Canisteo-Greenwood (NY) 40, Montgomery 29

The Red Raiders suffered their first and only loss of the tournament in their final match of the day losing to Canisteo-Greenwood (NY) by eleven. In a back and forth match the Red Raiders got falls from Garrett Shnyder (140) and Babby Hecknauer (189) while getting decisions from Jacob Kramer (112), Seth Bartlett (130), Harry Shuey (152) and a forfeit win by Allan Stover (171).