Muncy Crushed by Spartans,
The Red Raiders built an early lead winning the first four matches with Josh Gallantine (140) major decision, Garrett Shnyder (145) pin, Harry Shuey (152) decision and Dakota Deem (160) decision.
The Red Raiders also got wins from Bobby Hecknauer (189) pin, Chris Bartlow (285) pin, Tucker Gordon (103) forfeit and Seth Bartlett (130) major decision.
Montgomery completed the tri-meet sweep with a 66-18 win over CMVT, winning nine of 12 matches including pins from Shuey, Deem, Hecknauer, Bartlow, Colby Bosch, Gallantine, Shnyder.
Also winning for Montgomery were Brandon Prosck (189) forfeit, Gordner, forfeit, Jake Kramer (112) forfeit and Bartlett, forfeit.
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After the Griffins won the first match by Brian Smith at (103) the Indians swept the remaining matches for the dominating win. Muncy got pins from Heath Strickland (112), Andrew Gilchrist (119), Wes Gottschall (125) and Aaron Fry (140). The Indians received eight forfeits including Cody Barto (130), Zach Strickland (145), Frank Smith (152), Ryan Hembury (160), Cody Schreck (171), Tim Taylor (189), Ryan Fay (215) and Eric Roberts (285). Muncy improves to 15-4 on the season.
The Spartans flexed their muscles with eight pins that saw the two teams combine for 11 falls in 14 matches. Montgomery started strong taking a 15-6 lead but back-to-back pins by Chet Ritter (285) and Jacob Fry (103) gave the Spartans the lead for good.
Also recording pins were Jamal Beechey (140), Dakota Snyder (171), Brad Foust (215), Robert Voneida (119), Logan Sherlinski (125) and Daniel Foresman (135).
Recording pins for the Red Raiders were Shnyder, Deem and Kramer while recording decisions were Shuey, Hecknauer and Bartlett. Hughesville improves to 8-3 on the season.
In a classic between two District IV heavyweights and backyard rivals the Spartans came away with a heartthrobing 2-point victory over Muncy, breaking a 2-year losing streak to the Indians.
Trailing by five the Spartans got a big win from freshman Nik Mull (112) over Gilchrist giving his team momentum getting wins in three of the final four matches including a Sherlinski pin over Cody Barto and Tyler Snyder’s (130) decision over Adam Gochnauer.
The lone win for the Indians in the final four matches was a Gottschall pin. Also picking up wins for the Spartans were D. J. Foresman (135) forfeit, Dakota Snyder (171) major decision, Ethan Showers (189) major decision, Brad Poust (215) decision, Ritter, decision.
Picking up wins for the Indians were A. Fry decision, Z. Strickland pin, F. Smith, major decision, Hembury pin, H. Strickland pin and Gottschall pin.
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The Griffins were strong early in the light weights getting wins from Brian Smith (103) pin, Nartcy Nitcznski (119) pin and Dana Woodruff (125) pin. After Kramer recorded a pin and a forfeit by Bartlett, the Red Raiders won six of the final seven matches for the win. Forfeit wins in the final run started with Gallantine, Shnyder, Kyle Deisher (152), Shuey, Hecknauer , and Chris Bartlow (285).
Sullivan County 62,
After trailing 13-12 after a quarter the Indians saw the Griffins explode for 23 second quarter points taking a 36-22 halftime lead. The Indians never recovered as Sullivan County outscored the Indians (26-18) over the final two quarters for the victory. The Indians had two players in double figures led by Zach Martin (14 points) and Steve Shoup with (12 points).
In a game between coaching brothers Greg Wilt (Muncy) and Matt Wilt (Montgomery) the Indians would come out with a hard fought 57-39 victory. After controlling the game for 2-plus quarters the Indians saw the Red Raiders led by Steve Pysher (9) third quarter points cut the deficit to five starting the fourth quarter.
Led by Dan Murphy (5 points, 3 assists) the Indians stopped the bleeding outscoring the Red Raiders 16-5 in the fourth quarter for the 18 point win. Murphy led all scorers with a game high (21 points, (3) 3’s) while teammate Zach Martin added (11 points). Montgomery was led by Joel Worthington (14 points) while Steve Pysher added (11 points)
Southern Columbia 79, Hughesville 77
The Spartans hung tough but had no answer for Bucknell-bound Colin Klebon (44 points) who hit the game winner in overtime. Southern led 22-12 after a quarter the Spartans fought back in the second quarter 23-18 to cut the deficit to 40-35 at the half.
With a 19-12 third quarter the Spartans would take a 54-52 lead at the turn for home.
Southern won the fourth quarter 12-10 knotting the score at 64 on two Klebon free throws sending the game to OT. Klebon became the hero in overtime hitting the game winner giving the Tigers the hard fought win. The Spartans were led by Holmes (22 points), Gerney (20 points) and Davis with (11 points).
Warrior Run 54,
The Lady Spartans trailed 19-15 at the half by saw Warrior Run go on 35-25 run to end the game for the fourteen point win. The Lady Defenders were led by Kristen Keiser (13 points) and Maddie Goodell (11 points). The Lady Spartans were led by Hannah Stom (13 points) and Megan Arthur with (12 points). Keiser and Goodall had three pointers for Warrior Run while Arthur had Hughesville’s only three.
Defense dominated the first half as Benton took a 15-9 lead. The Lady Tigers came out firing in the third quarter 14-4 taking a 29-13 lead starting the fourth quarter. Benton was led by Erin Kile with a game high 18 points while teammate Hannah Seeley chipped in 12 points. The Benton defense held the Lad Red Raiders to single figures in all four quarters and did not allow any double digit scorers. Montgomery was led by Kazzie Sauers 9 points and Abby Schneider with 5 points.
The Lady Red Raiders suffered a tough road loss to Bloomsburg on Wednesday. Bloomsburg outscored Montgomery in all four quarters but could not put the game away as the Lady Red Raiders hung tough. Casey Drick and Kelsey Lynch led the Lady Red Raidrers with 7 points each.
Central Columbia 47,
After taking a 14-10 first quarter lead the Lady Blue Jays went on a 15-0 second quarter run taking a commanding 29-10 lead at the half. Bloomsburg balanced scoring was led by Megan Novak (10 points) while Alyssa Dewalt and Shannon Phillips added (9 points) each. The Lady Spartans were led by Alyssa Rogers with (5 points) while Christie Heimbach, Hannah Stom and Lindsay Carroll added (4 points) each.
After leading 14-6 after a quarter the Lady Griffins went on a 20-7 second quarter run for a commanding 34-13 halftime lead. Sullivan County had three players in double figures led by Reilly Gavitts game high (23 points), Carissa Meyer (15 points) and Sara Lehman with (10 points). The Lady Indians were led by Breanne Phillips (13 points) and Kelsi Chuprinski with (11 points).
Mount Carmel 53,
The Mount Carmel defense controlled the game from start to finish holding the Lady Spartans to single digits in all four quarters for the big win on Saturday. The Lady Red Tornadoes jumped out early leading 10-4 after a quarter and 26-10 at the half. Mount Carmel finished the game on a 27-10 run for the final margin of victory. The Lady Spartans were led by Alyssa Rogers with (7 points) while Hannah Stom added (4 points).
The Lady Indians picked up their first win of the season with a 47-34 win over backyard rival Montgomery on Saturday. After a 11-10 first quarter the Lady Indians took a 23-17 halftime lead after outscoring the Lady Red Raiders 13-7 in the second quarter.
The teams played to a 10-10 third quarter before the Lady Indians finished the game on a 13-7 fourth quarter run for the final margin of victory. Muncy was led by Breanne Phillips (12 points) and Kelsi Chuprinski with (11 points). Drick led the Lady Red Raiders with (15 points) while Abby Schneider added (9 points).