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After putting Spartan basketball on the map with a four-year school record (83 wins) the seniors went out with a bang, clinching at least a share of the HAC-II championship.
Over the last four years the seniors have led the Spartans to two District IV Class AA Championships and a CSC-II championship. After leading 16-12 after a quarter senior guard Rezin Davis caught fire in the second quarter with (3) 3 pointers starting a 17-1 Spartan run for a 37-19 halftime lead. The teams battled to a 15-15 third quarter while the Spartans won the fourth quarter 17-13 ending the game on a 7-0 run hitting big free throws down the stretch.
Davis led three Spartans in double figures with a game high (24 points) while Brian Gerney (12 points) and Bryan Hoover (10 points) rounded out the Spartan balanced attack. The Spartans were hot from beyond the arc with (7) 3’s led by Davis with (5) and (1) each from Hoover and Jordan Holmes. Hughesville improved to (17-4, 11-2 HAC-II).
South Williamsport 69, Montgomery 54
After falling behind 15-8 after a quarter the Red Raiders rallied 28-22 in the second quarter and trailed 37-36 at the half. The Mounties regained the momentum with a 16-5 third quarter taking a 53-41 lead to the fourth quarter. South finished off the Red Raiders with a 16-13 fourth quarter for the final margin of victory.
Both teams shot well from beyond the arc with Montgomery getting seven 3’s including (2) each from Darren DeWalt and Joel Worthington and (1) each from Travis Kennedy, Quinn Fry and Logan Budman.
Worthington led the Red Raiders with a game high (23 points) while Fry added (11 points) and DeWalt with (10 points).
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Spartan offense was hitting on all cylinders from the start with 55 first half points while the defense smothered the Defenders holding them to 6 first half points. The Spartans defense did not let up in the third quarter holding the Defenders scoreless while the Spartans ended the game on a 22-13 run. The Spartans got 24 of their 77 points from beyond the arc with 3’s from Davis (17 points) with (4) while Hoover (10 points) and Gerney (10 points) with (2) each.
With the win the Spartans (18-4, 11-2) share the HAC-II conference championship with the Loyalsock Lancers a 52-49 winner over Mount Carmel on Saturday.
The Lady Indians played solid defense in the first half holding the Lady Red Raiders to (11 points) taking a (28-11) halftime lead. The teams battled to a (11-11 third quarter before Muncy put the game with a game ending (10-4) fourth quarter run for the win.
The Lady Indians had three players in double figures led by Breanne Phillips game high (12 points) while teammates Danielle Berninger and Kelsi Chuprinski added (11 points) each.
Chuprinski had the only Muncy 3 pointer while Kazzi Sauers had (2) 3’s for the Lady Red Raiders. Casey Drick led Montgomery with (11 points) while Sauers added (10 points).
Mount Carmel 51, Hughesville 24
Mount Carmel led (12-6) after a quarter and (25-16) at the half. The Lady Red Tornado’s offense came out on fire in the third quarter with (20 points) while their defense held the Lady Spartans scoreless for a commanding (45-16) lead starting the fourth quarter.
The Lady Spartans won the fourth quarter (8-6) but never recovered from the third quarter losing by t27 points. The Lady Spartans were led by Megan Arthur with (14 points, 4-3 pointers) while Hannah Stom added (6 points).
South Williamsport 59, Montgomery 35
The Lady Mounties completed a perfect Heartland III season, taking control from the start leading 15-7 after a quarter and 29-18 at the half. South finished the game outscoring the Lady Red Raiders 30-17 for the 24-point win. Casey Drick had a good game for the Lady Red Raiders with (16 points) while Kazzi Sauers added ( 8 points).
Southern Columbia 56, Hughesville 44
The Lady Tigers roared out to a 20-9 first quarter lead and led 30-12 at the half. The Lady Spartans outscored the Lady Tigers in the second half 32-26 but never recovered from the 18-point halftime deficit.
Megan Arthur led the Lady Spartans with (15 points) while Alyssa Rogers, Christy Heimbach and Hannah Stom added (7 points) apiece. The Lady Spartans ended the season at (2-20).