COCOLAMUS - Lauren Maguire scored a career-high 20 points - and matched her career best with four 3-pointers - as East Juniata stunned Belleville Mennonite, 52-13, in a non-league girls basketball game Friday.
"She had a fantastic night," East Juniata coach Travis Quici said of Maguire. "She got started early. She does a little bit of everything for us."
Maguire dialed three of her long-distance calls in the first period, in which the Tigers accumulated 20 points. Quici said he went into the game worried that his team wouldn't focus, especially after a difficult setback the previous night.
Belleville Mennonite coach Ally Zook said the Trojans' point guard will return to the lineup for the next game - coincidentally, against East Juniata, when the two meet in the opening round of the Juniata County Christmas Tournament Thursday.
The Trojans fall to 1-4. East Juniata is 4-2.
Shikellamy 63, Midd-West 34
SUNBURY - Shikellamy took the lead early in its Heartland Athletic Conference boys basketball game against Midd-West, and the Mustangs never rebounded from the deficit in the 63-34 loss.
In fact, rebounding was one of the Mustangs' greatest problems. Shikellamy got 25 rebounds to Midd-West's 19, and this had an unfortunate impact on the Mustangs' game. The Mustangs also struggled with their defense.
Shikellamy's Ernie Tyler had a game-high 14 points. Midd-West's Andrew Karchner led the Mustangs with 9.
In the JV game, Shikellamy topped Midd-West, 65-62. Midd-West's Ascher Marks had a game-high 22 points.
Midd-West (1-3, 0-2) will compete in the Juniata County Christmas Tournament Thursday and Friday.
Mount Union 59, West Branch 44
MORRISDALE - After a loss to Bald Eagle Area on Wednesday, the Mount Union boys went into their Inter-County conference basketball game against West Branch looking for a win.
That's exactly what the Trojans got.
In the 59-44 contest, Mount Union took a 13-11 lead after the first quarter, and never gave it up.
The determining point of the game, however, was the second quarter, in which the Trojans added a lot of padding to their lead by outscoring West Branch 23-10.
A major part of Mount Union's offense was Kahlil Fortson, who finished the night with a game-high 22 points.
Mount Union (5-2, 2-1) hosts Northern Bedford on Thursday.