COCOLAMUS - Nick Lorenz and Bailey Coder each put 21 points on the scoreboard as East Juniata bamboozled Halifax from the floor in a 70-41 Tri-Valley League boys basketball victory.
Lorenz was good for five of 12 shots the Tigers hit from behind the arc as the home team blasted the Wildcats through three quarters. Halifax matched East Juniata's 18 in the final stanza as both benches hit the court.
"We shot pretty well last night. It's the first time we've seen a traditional zone, though. They tried to play a 3-2," East Juniata coach Brock Anders said. "Defensively we played outstandingly for three quarters. We held their high scorer to nine points."
Anders said the Tigers were set up by a bevy of steals, and aided by their own generosity once they had the ball.
"We shared the ball pretty well. This is probably one of the most unselfish teams I've coached," Anders said.
Dillon Leonard also hit double figures for East Juniata, scoring 10.
The Tigers (6-1, 4-0) host the Juniata County Christmas Tournament Thursday and Friday.
Line Mountain 53, Juniata 42
MIFFLINTOWN - Juniata's boys basketball team managed decent offensive production against Line Mountain Saturday.
But, the Eagles were on fire, too - especially in a 24-point fourth quarter - and took away a 53-42 Tri-Valley League victory.
Scott Sneath put up 18 points for the Indians in the loss, not enough to match Line Mountain's Bill Breinich, who dropped a trio of treys on the way to 18 points to lead the game. Juniata got good secondary scoring from Zack Graybill and Logan Knepp, but again saw only a handful of players find the bucket.
The Eagles also won the battle at the charity stripe, going 21-of-27.
Juniata (0-5) heads to East Juniata for the Juniata County Christmas Tournament Thursday.
Selinsgrove 34, Midd-West 22
MIDDLEBURG - Midd-West continues to look for a girls basketball win in the Heartland Conference after struggling against HAC-1 for Selinsgrove Saturday.
The Seals headed home with a 34-22 victory, mainly because they had more players who scored - each team had one in double figures, and they were close: Allie Camp's 10 for the Mustangs was a point behind Selinsgrove's Kierstein Craig-Sovic.
The Seals also won the JV game, 31-22.
Midd-West (1-3) will see its second Tri-Valley League team of the season when the Mustangs play Juniata in the opening round of the Juniata County Christmas Tournament Thursday.