Down to the Wire: Hoops Season Comes to an End This Saturday
Hughesville 65, Mount Carmel 55
The Spartans trailed 13-6 after a quarter but knotted the score at 28 at the half with a 20-15 second quarter. After winning a hard fought third quarter 17-to-13 the Spartans finished off the Red Tornadoes with a 20-14 game ending run for the big win. Brian Gerney led all scorers with (29 points) while teammate Rezin Davis added (19 points) for the Spartans.
The Red Raiders took control from the opening tip leading 29-12 after a quarter and 48-16 at the half. Montgomery went on a game ending 32-13 run for the win. The Red Raiders had two players in double figures led by Joel Worthington’s game high (22 points) while Logan Budman added (15 points). Montgomery had six 3’s including (3) from Worthington, (2) from Travis Kennedy and (1) from Budman.
Gerney scored a game high (23 points) in the Spartans big 64-49 win over Lewisburg on Wednesday. Gerney combined for 52 points last week in wins over Mount Carmel and Lewisburg. After trailing 18-13 after a quarter the Spartans went on a 25-13 second quarter run for a 38-31 halftime lead.
Leading 50-41 starting the fourth quarter the Spartans finished the game on a 14-8 run for the final margin of victory. Davis (16 points, 3-3’s) and Bryan Hoover (10 points, 2-3’s)) scored in double figures for the Spartans. The Spartans improve to (15-4, 9-2 HAC-II) and remain in contention for Heartland-II conference championship.
Sullivan County 83, Montgomery 55
With four players in double figures led by Jason Stoner’s game high (18 points), Tyler Hinojosa (17 points), Kyle Gleockler (15 points) and Nic Wilmkins (14 points) the Griffins overwhelmed the Red Raiders.
The Griffins led 18-6 after a quarter and took a commanding 42-18 lead at the half. The Griffins finished the game on a 41-37 run. Worthington led the Red Raiders with (11 points) while Logan Budman, Travis Kennedy and Quinn Fry added (8 points) apiece.
St. John Neumann 74, Muncy 52
Neumann led 10-8 after a quarter extending their lead to 31-23 at the half. After a 19-19 third quarter the Golden Knights ended the game on a 24-10 turning a close game in to a double digit win. The Indians were led by Zach Martin (16 points) and Tyler Smay with (13 points) and got three pointers from Smay and Doug Zehner. Muncy drops to (6-12) on the year.
Montgomery 68, Meadowbrook 57
Montgomery (8-10) stayed alive in the playoffs by taking a 19-17 first quarter lead but trailed 37-36 at the half. Led by the tandem of Fry and Worthington with (19 points) each Montgomery came out smoking in the third quarter with a 19-9 run for a 56-45 lead at the turn for home. The third quarter proved to be the difference in the game as the teams battled to a 12-12 fourth quarter. Travis Kennedy also scored in double figures for the Red Raiders with (12 points).
With the win the Spartans (16-4, 10-2) climbed into a three-way first place tie with the Lancers and Mount Carmel in the Heartland II conference standings. The game went back and forth and be decided by Hoover hitting both ends of a 1-and-1 with 5.9 seconds left after a Lancers missed shot that have tied the game. After the Spartans extended their lead to 47-42 with :43 to go the Lancers made it interesting as Isaac Bittle hit a three pointer with :19 left cutting the deficit to 47-45.
Antoine Ellison-Love forced a Spartan turnover and Bittle got a chance to tie the game or put his team ahead with 5.9 seconds left but Addison Hanford got a hand in face on his shot from the right wing and Hoover got the rebound setting up his game winning free throws. Hughesville had two players in double figures led by Gerney with (16 points) and Davis with (15 points).
Montgomery 55, Bloomsburg 39
The Red Raiders continued their push for a District 4 Class A playoff berth with the 55-39 win over Bloomsburg on Saturday. After a 13-6 first quarter lead the Red Raiders lead 19-16 at the half. The Red Raiders finished the game on a 36-23 run picking up the big win. Logan Budman (21 points) led two Red Raiders in double figures while teammate Worthington added (16 points). Montgomery improves to (9-10) and travels to Millville at presstime.
Sullivan County 64,
After trailing 18-17 after a quarter the Griffins outscored the Indians 39-20 in the middle quarters for a 56-38 lead starting the fourth quarter. Muncy win the fourth quarter 12-8 but could not make up the deficit losing by fourteen. Sullivan County’s balanced scoring was led by Gleockner’s game high (17 points), Stoner (16 points) and Nic Wilkins with (11 points). The Indians were led by Tyler Ruby (14 points) and Zach Martin with (11 points). Muncy drops to (7-13) on the season.
CMVT 45, Muncy 35
The Lady Indians had no answer for Justine Hooks game high (20 points) and Tiffany Danelli (15 points) as the duo combined for 35 of CMVT’s 45 points. CMVT lead 13-to-9 after a quarter and 25-15 at the half. he two teams battled to a 20-20 second half but the Lady Indians could not close the gap losing by 10.
Kayla Miller led Muncy with (15 points) while Danielle Berninger added (9 points). Courtney Ebner had a strong game on the boards with (10) rebounds. Muncy had four 3-point FGs including (3) by Miller and (1) by Berninger.
The Lady Spartans started well leading 9-6 after a quarter but saw the Lady Ironman go on a 45-17 run over the final three quarters in the loss on Tuesday night. Hughesville was led by Hannah Stom (8 points) while Megan Arthur added (5 points).
St. John Neumann 44, Muncy 34
Muncy played well over the final three quarters, losing (34-31) but could not make up the first quarter deficit. Kelsey Chuprinski led Muncy with (11 points) while Ebner added (8 points).
Sullivan County 45
In a back and forth battle the Lady Griffins led 14-to-13 after a quarter and 27-21 at the half. The Lady Red Raiders came out smoking in the third quarter (13-2) taking a lead 34-27 to the fourth quarter. Montgomery was led by the one-two punch of Casey Drick and Kazzi Sauers with (17 points) each while Jenna Bachman added (8 points). Sullivan was led by Riley Gavett’s game high (19 points) while Corissa Meyer added (16 points).
Montgomery 34, Bloomsburg 31
The Lady Red Raiders had no players in double figures but got balanced team scoring led by (9 points) each from Casey Drick and Kazzi Sauers while Hannah Lovel added (8 points). The Red Raiders got 15 of their points from beyond the arc including Sauers with (3) and Drick with (2). Montgomery led the whole game, 11-6 after a quarter and 20-16 at the half. The second half was evenly won by Bloomsburg 15-14 but the Lady Black Panthers could never get the game tied or take the lead. Montgomery will host Muncy at presstime.
Central Columbia 57, Hughesville 9
The Lady Blue Jay defense smothered Hughesville’s offense holding them scoreless in the first quarter and to two points each in the second and fourth quarters crushing the Lady Spartans on Friday night. With their defense doing the job the Bloomsburg offense scorched the Lady Spartan defense for 57 points. H. Stom led the Lady Spartans with 6 of their 9 points for the game.
Sullivan 57, Muncy 48
After falling behind 15-7 after a quarter the Lady Indians battled back with a 18-14 second quarter to pull to within 29-25 at the half. The Lady Griffins took a 49-34 lead with a 16-9 third quarter at the turn for home. The Lady Indians won the fourth quarter 14-12 but could not close the gap losing by nine. Sullivan County hade three players in double figures led by Reilly Gavitt’s game high (23 points) while Carissa Meyer and Darcy Systock added (12 points) each. Breanne Phillips led the Lady Indians with (14 points) while Ala Miller added (11 points) and Kelsi Chuprinski had (10 points).
The teams split the first six matches with the Spartans winning at Chet Ritter (285) pin, Cody Asher (112) pin and Tyler Snyder (125) major decision while the Wildcats won with David Sheesley (103) pin, Zane Rowe (119) pin and Ethan Midkiff (130) pin.
The Spartans won the next four matches with D. J. Forseman (135) decision, Jamal Beechley (140) forfeit, Alec Barnes (145) forfeit and Dakota May (152) pin. Dave Snook (160) broke the Spartan run with a decision before Ethan Showers (171) picked up a decision for the Spartans. The Wildcats won the final two matches with Jake Heater (189) decision and Derek Wiand (215) pin.
Muncy 45, South Williamsport 33
After losing the first two matches to Tim Maeshak (215) a fall and Scott Baily (285) a fall Heath Strickland (103) broke the Mountie run with a fall. South picked up a win from Leroy Harman (112) a fall before the Indians won at (119) by Andrew Gilchrist a fall and Wes Gottschall (125) major decision. Muncy won five of the last eight matches with wins from Eric Frey (135) tech fall, Zack Strickland (140) a fall, Frank smith (145) a fall, Ryan Hembury (160) a fall and Brent McMahon (171) a fall.
In a back-and-forth match the Indians won the first three matches with Adam Gochnauer (130) pin, Aaron Fry (135) pin and a Zach Strickland (140) technical fall. Kyle Deischer (145) broke the Muncy run with a decision followed by a Harry Shuey decision at (152). Muncy won five of the final nine matches getting wins from Ryan Hembury (160) forfeit, Cody Schreck (189) pin, Erik Roberts (285) forfeit, Brandon Yohn (103) pin and Andrew Gilchrist (119) pin. The Red Raiders got wins from Dakkota Deem (171) forfeit, Bobby Hecknauer (215) pin, Jacob Kramer (112) decision and Seth Bartlett (125) major decision.
Mount Carmel 42, Hughesville 31
Getting wins from Kyle Higgins (189) pin, Derek Urbanavage (215) pin and Chris Steck (285) decision the Red Tornadoes scored the final 15 points of the match in the (42-31) win over Hughesville on Saturday. Picking up wins for Mount Carmel were Michael Saukattis (103) inj. def.; pins by Nicholas Dusendschine (112), Shane Wondoloski (125) and decisions from Matthew Zigarski (130).
Picking up wins for the Spartans were Nikolas Mull (119) pin, Daniel Foresman (135) major decision, Jamal Beechey (140) pin, Alec Barnes (152) decision, Dakota May (160) pin and Dakota Snyder (171) decision.
Warrior Run 45, Montgomery 27
The Defenders recorded seven falls from Darrin Heddings (103), Jeff Stroup (119), Bryson Brooke (130),Chris Pfirman (135), Tyler Hain (145), Taylor Anspach (152) and Trevor Snyder (213) and decisions from Brent Frey (160). Picking up wins for the Spartans were Nicholas Mull (119) pin, Daniel Foresman (135) major decision, Jamal Beechey (140) pin, Alec Barnes (152) decision, Dakota May (160) pin and Dakota Snyder (171) decision.