NEWPORT - McKenzie Truitt had 16 points to lead all scorers as East Juniata's girls basketball squad topped Newport 51-32 Friday in Tri-Valley League play.
"'Kenz had a nice night tonight," Tigers coach Travis Quici said. "She shot real well from the floor. ... McKenzie really stepped up tonight."
Kayla Pellman had 11 points for the Tigers.
"Kayla Pellman hit a couple of 3s early that really got us going," Quici said. "I also thought Paige Robinson played well tonight. It was just a total team effort."
Newport won the JV game, 36-30.
East Juniata (4-11) hosts Line Mountain Tuesday.
Juniata Mennonite 44,
New Covenant 31
PORT ROYAL - Juniata Mennonite's girls basketball team held New Covenant to just three first half points en route to a 44-31 Allegheny Christian Athletic Association victory on Friday evening.
The visiting Flames drew within six late in the contest against the Lions bench, but coach Jeff Auker re-inserted his starting unit to ensure the victory.
"We started out really strong," Auker said. "We definitely had the height advantage and controlled the boards inside."
Christa Auker led Juniata with 15 points while Jenny Zimmerman tallied 12.
Juniata Mennonite (7-2, 5-1) travels to Sunbury Christian on Tuesday.
MIDDLEBURG - A rough first half for the Midd-West girls basketball team was only the beginning of a long Friday evening. The visitors from Shikellamy scored early and often en route to a 61-14 Heartland Conference victory over the Mustangs.
Christina DiBartolomeo led the locals with seven points.
Midd-West (5-8, 3-4) returns to the court Tuesday against Jersey Shore.
Belleville Mennonite 58, York Country Day 44
YORK - Nate Metzler scored 19 points and J.D. Spicher added 13 to lead the Belleville Mennonite boys basketball team to its second straight victory - a 58-44 Susquehanna Independent Athletic Conference triumph over York Country Day.
The Trojans played without sophomore point guard Garrett Byler who missed the trip due to an illness.
"Not having Garrett was a big deal," Trojans coach Larry Kauffman said. "They recognized it right away and put the pressure on us."
Belleville Mennonite held a six-point lead at halftime, but Kauffman didn't think his team played up to its potential until late in the game.
"We really didn't start playing well until the fourth quarter," he said. "We missed some shots early, but they started falling for us. It's just nice to get a win and we'll take it and run."
The locals (6-8) entertain Juniata for the third time this season on Tuesday evening in Belleville.
Mount Union 60,
WILLIAMSBURG - Friday night proved to be anything but a letdown for the Mount Union boys basketball team.
Fresh off a home win over fellow Inter-County Conference power Juniata Valley, the Trojans continued their hot streak with a 60-42 win over Williamsburg.
"It was a solid road win after a three-game week," Mount Union coach Joe Komir said.
The Loners proved to be the reliable scoring options as Antwaun led all scorers with 20 points and Mydell added 15.
But the real story was the Mount Union defense.
"We played very good defense tonight," Komir said. "We forced 18 turnovers."
Dalson Heinrich had 10 points to lead Mount Union's JV squad in a 39-32 loss to the Blue Pirates.
Mount Union (12-3, 9-0) hosts Bellwood-Antis Monday.
New Covenant 45,
Juniata Mennonite 32
PORT ROYAL - Things seemed to be going according to plan for the Juniata Mennonite boys basketball team after one quarter on Friday evening. The Lions had a 12-3 lead after eight minutes, but the Greyhounds stormed back to record a 45-32 victory.
"We came out and started trapping and got a nice lead," Lions coach Dennis Zimmerman said. "We went man-to-man in the second quarter just to work on it, but that was the end. We quit taking care of the ball, we stopped boxing out, and we just got really sloppy in the second half. That's all it took."
Luke Showers had 11 points to lead the Lions' attack.
Juniata Mennonite (1-10) travels to Sunbury Christian on Tuesday.
Huntingdon, Lewistown at Indian Valley
BURNHAM - Huntingdon's boys and girls swimming teams each went 2-0 on Friday afternoon against Lewistown and Indian Valley. The Bearcat girls topped the Panthers 53-36 and beat the Warriors 66-14. On the boys side, Huntingdon topped Lewistown 59-25 and defeated Indian Valley 60-11. Lewistown's girls beat Indian Valley 43-13 and the followed suit with a 37-16 win.
Two more Lewistown members qualified for the district meet. Meghan Becker won the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:41.31 and 100 backstroke (1:14.78). In addition, Avery Craig's time of 2:07.43 in the 200 freestyle also was good enough to meet the district qualifying time.
Other winners on the day included Sarah Bonson (100 freestyle, 100 butterfly), Becker (200 individual medley, 100 backstroke), Kylie Miller (50 freestyle) on the girls side. Craig had victories for the boys team in both the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly while Cody Dunmire took a pair of seconds in the 50 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke.
"We're getting there - each week the times are getting better," Panthers coach Nancy Craig said. "It was a great swim meet with Huntingdon. We swam independently at Huntingdon for years and years. We wanted to thank the Huntingdon swim team. It was an extra meaningful meet."
And the Warriors felt very similarly.
"It was a big deal for us since we felt like a part of Huntingdon's team and they really made us feel that way," Warriors coach Connie Welch said. "Even though we had three teams there, it really felt more like one team and it was nice to host Huntingdon for a change."
For the Warriors, two individuals won their event. Kiara Noland took first in the girls 100-yard breaststroke with a winning time of 1:26.90. Thomas Andrie was first to touch in the boys 50 freestyle.
Erin Fite also had a good day, qualifying for districts in both the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke.
A: Lewistown 40,
Central Mountain 34
B: Central Mountain 25, Lewistown 21
MILL HALL - Ashleigh Williams had 25 points and Paige Laughlin had 10 to lead Lewistown's junior high girls basketball team to a 40-34 win at Central Mountain Friday.
The 'B' game went the way of the Wildcats, however, 25-21. Bryce Papp had 11 points for Lewistown.
Lewistown (A: 13-1, B: 8-6) host Bellefonte Tuesday.
A: Indian Valley 29,
Penns Valley 26
B: Indian Valley 23,
Penns Valley 19
SPRING MILLS - Indian Valley's junior high boys basketball team won a tight 29-26 decision over homestanding Penns Valley on Friday afternoon. Hunter Wright's 19 points led the Warriors (5-5).
The locals completed the sweep in the 'B' contest with a 23-19 victory over the Rams. Blake Hunter led the way with nine points as the Warriors improved to 5-6 on the season.