COCOLAMUS - On Monday, East Juniata took a tough loss to Midd-West in girls basketball. Tuesday, the Tigers redeemed themselves with a big 46-29 win over Millersburg.
"It was definitely a bounce back game from last night," East Juniata coach Travis Quici said. "The girls really showed character tonight in their comeback."
Quici credited the fact that many of his girls scored Tuesday, his team's protection of the ball on offense and the team's strong rebounding in the win.
The Tigers were led offensively Hannah Erickson, who had a game-high 12 points.
"Hannah played great tonight. The first three games she struggled, but she came into her own tonight," Quici said.
The JV team took Millersburg 34-23.
East Juniata (3-1, 3-0) hosts Upper Dauphin in another Tri-Valley League game on Thursday.
Line Mountain 43, Greenwood 36
MILLERSTOWN - Greenwood continues to struggle in girls basketball action Tuesday night as the Wildcats took a 43-36 loss to Tri-Valley League opponent Line Mountain.
Greenwood's Emily Fisher hit five field goals and went 2-for-5 from the line to tie Line Mountain's Madison Lagerman for a game-high 12 points.
Greenwood continues to search for a win when the Wildcats host Newport Thursday.
Sunbury Christian 66, Juniata Mennonite 27
SUNBURY - It was a rough outing for the Juniata Mennonite girls basketball team as the Lions took a 66-27 loss to Sunbury Christian in Allegheny Christian Athletic Association action Tuesday.
Sunbury Christian took a giant 51-11 lead after the first half, and the Lions were never able to overcome the deficit.
"Pretty much every open look they had in the first half, they hit it," Juniata Mennonite coach Andy Meiser said of Sunbury Christian.
Despite the difficult first half, Meiser was proud of the way his team came back and defended in the second half, holding Sunbury Christian to just 15 points.
"I was encouraged by our man-to-man defense," Meiser said.
Juniata Mennonite (3-3, 1-2) is idle until Jan. 8 when the Lions visit Walnut Street Christian.
Sunbury Christian 45, Juniata Mennonite 28
SUNBURY - It's hard to play sloppy and win. The Juniata Mennonite boys basketball team learned this the hard way in its 45-28 Allegheny Christian Athletic Association loss to Sunbury Christian Tuesday.
"We took ourselves out of the game, and were never able to regain our composure," Juniata Mennonite coach Dennis Zimmerman said.
The Lions fell behind to a score of 25-10 after the first half, and although they were able to improve their scoring a little bit in the second half, were never able to get back in the game.
Juniata Mennonite's Caleb Gehman led the game in scoring with 13, but Zimmerman said that overall it felt as if his team was too frustrated and was unable to bring it together.
"It just seemed like the guys kind of gave up," Zimmerman said.
Juniata Mennonite (3-3) travels to Watsontown on Thursday.
Danville 66, Midd-West 21
DANVILLE - Danville's effective half-court trap overwhelmed the Mustangs Tuesday as Midd-West dropped a Heartland Conference boys game to the Ironmen, 66-21.
The Mustangs turned the ball over 19 times and shot only 21 percent from the field. Danville also dominated the boards, pulling down 34 rebounds to Midd-West's 24.
Mount Union 68, Juniata Valley 3
MOUNT UNION - Mount Union wrestling rolled to its fourth straight win Tuesday, topping Inter-County Conference opponent Juniata Valley by an impressive score of 68-3.
The match started with a double forfeit, but seven pins and one technical fall later, Mount Union brought it all to the mat in its huge win over the Hornets.
Cory Kylor notched his 15-0 technical fall at the 170 weight class, and his fellow Trojans with pins included Tyler Foor (120), Kord Aurand (132), Tyler Long (145), Jeremy Hess (152), Darrian Stapleton (182), Devon Kylor (195) and Philip Kyle (220).
It took Hess less than a minute to earn his pin.
Mount Union (4-0, 3-0) hosts West Branch on Thursday for more ICC action.
Girls: Carlisle 115, Mifflin County 52
Boys: Carlisle 134, Mifflin County 27
CARLISLE - Megan Becker and Sarah Bonson each had a pair of individual victories, the highlights for Mifflin County's swim team in a loss - both boys and girls - to Commonwealth Division foe Carlisle.
Despite the score, Mifflin County coach Connie Welch said, there was reason to cheer.
"We had another great meet tonight. I know people are thinking things are going to be hard in the Mid-Penn," she said. "We have some small wins as we go through the meet."
For Becker and Bonson, that meant firsts in all their individual events - the 100-yard breaststroke and 200 individual medley for Becker; the 200 freestyle and 100 butterfly for Bonson. Also, Welch noted, second-year swimmer Allison Besch managed a second and a third.
Evan Becker had a pair of seconds for the boys, in the 200 IM and the 500 freestyle.
"Even though they may not have won their individual races tonight, they qualified for districts," Welch noted.
The Huskies (0-2, boys and girls) visit State College Thursday.
Mount Union 88, Juniata Valley 12: Winners for Mount Union were Evan Fortney, Dylan Smith, D.J. Bookwalter and Jonathan Atherton.
Mifflin County 73, Shikellamy15: Winners for Mifflin County were Keith Shearer, Clayton Wolfgang, Andrew Wert, Noah Myers, Trent Hidlay, Kyle Smith, Jonah Kile, Dalton Hildebrandt, Austin Emel, Quentin Milllikin, Isaac Maclay, Trey Hartsock, Matt Lash and Galvin Patterson. Mifflin County's record is 7-1.