COCOLAMUS - East Juniata took a difficult loss to Greenwood last week in boys Tri-Valley League basketball action, but Monday, when the Tigers got back in action with a 69-44 win over Millersburg, coach Brock Anders felt it was a nice recovery game.
A large force behind that recovery was David Brantley, who lit up the board 10 different times for a final game-high score of 23.
"He got himself in position to score, and it made it easy to score," Anders said of Brantley, further explaining that teammate Nick Lorenz had many assists to Brantley's buckets.
"We played great team defense from top to bottom. I think they followed the scouting report really well," Anders said.
Millersburg won the JV game, 41-32. Clayton Erhard had 14 points for the Tigers.
East Juniata (9-2, 5-1) travels to Line Mountain on Thursday for more TVL action.
Forbes Road 68,
Belleville Mennonite 32
BELLEVILLE - Forbes Road had four players in double digits by the end of the game, and after taking a 20-7 lead after the first quarter, was too much for the Belleville Mennonite boys to handle at home Monday.
Belleville Mennonite coach Doug Snook said the first quarter really set the tone for the rest of the game.
"The boys played hard, they just missed some shots in the first half," he said.
Noah Anders led the Trojans with nine points. Belleville Mennonite's best quarter was the fourth, in which the Trojans put together 12 points.
"All in all it was a good effort. The guys played hard," Snook said.
Belleville Mennonite (2-6) travels to Fannett-Metal today.
Line Mountain 36
MILLERSTOWN - Line Mountain showed up in Millerstown looking to knock the Greenwood boys off their perfect Tri-Valley League record.
Line Mountain failed.
In the 63-36 contest, the Wildcats went up 31-12 at the half, and they never slowed down to give Line Mountain a chance at the comeback.
"I thought we played really hard and moved the ball extremely well," Greenwood coach Kent Houser said of his team's first half performance.
In the offensive outburst, Greenwood's Tyler Fegley, Josh Ferguson, Adam Harrison and Ryan Kerstetter all scored in the double digits. Harrison also had 19 rebounds for the double-double, and Kerstetter led the game in scoring with 17.
Greenwood won the JV game, 51-35.
The Wildcats (10-2, 6-0) travel to Halifax on Thursday.
Newport 64, Juniata 40
MIFFLINTOWN - The Juniata boys took the court against Newport looking for their first Tri-Valley League win, but 21 turnovers later, they found themselves on the losing end of a 64-40 game.
"We came out and kind of the same thing as how we went with Halifax. We turned the ball over a lot," Juniata coach Nate Geibel said.
Juniata's Zack Graybill led the team in scoring with 15.
In the JV game, which Juniata won 41-38 in overtime, Justin Mingle was the lead scorer with 18.
Juniata (1-9, 0-6) travels to Millersburg on Thursday.
Forbes Road 60,
Belleville Mennonite 16
BELLEVILLE - A weak first half, in which the Belleville Mennonite girls only scored 3 points, made it impossible for the Trojans to keep up with Forbes Road at home Monday night.
The final score was 60-16. Belleville Mennonite was down 38-3 at the half.
"They came out a lot stronger in the second half," Belleville Mennonite coach Ally Zook said of her team. "They were more aggressive on the offense."
Belleville Mennonite's Becky Kauffman led her team with eight points. Forbes Road's Braylyn Hohman had a game-high 14 points.
The Trojans (1-9) travel to Fannett-Metal today.
Mifflin County 9th grade girls: Bishop Guifoyle 67, Mifflin County 56. Jessa Wright had a game-high 16 points.
Mifflin County 40, Hollidaysburg 39. Jessa Wright had a game-high 11 points. Mifflin County's record is now 11-1.
Mifflin County 9th grade boys: Altoona 52, Mifflin County 42. Cade Attick and Drew Williams had 12 points each.
8th grade: Altoona 31, Mifflin County 27. Nelson Cook had 11 points.
7th grade: Altoona 49, Mifflin County 23. Cade Shoemaker had 10 points.
Mifflin County travels to Central Dauphin East today.