NEWPORT - Dillon Leonard hit a stunning six threes and scored 20 points - second best on his team for the night - as East Juniata pummeled Newport in a 61-33 Tri-Valley League boys basketball game, garnering a win that clinched a District 4 playoff spot for the Tigers.
"He had two threes in the first quarter. It was a lot off of our unselfish passing," said East Juniata coach Brock Anders, noting that six players scored in the opening stanza.
Nick Lorenz scored 21 in the win. The Tigers' Bailey Coder was slowed on the floor, making Leonard's contribution even more valuable.
"They doubled and tripled him a lot and made it difficult most of the night," Anders said. "The guys on the perimenter responded well."
Newport won the JV game 56-29; East Juniata's Jared Shirk and Anthony Finkbiner each scored 10.
The Tigers (11-2, 7-1) travel to Upper Dauphin Saturday.
Greenwood 41, Millersburg 34
MILLERSBURG - Greenwood found itself in a place it isn't very often Monday - trailing in Tri-Valley League boys basketball game.
But the Wildcats came alive in the second half, putting up 25 points for a 41-34 victory over host Millersburg.
Greenwood coach Kent Houser said the Indians had a game plan and executed it well.
"We started to get a couple turnovers and get some easier baskets" in the second half, he said. "That really was the difference. They did a nice job of making sure we didn't get clean looks."
Ryan Kerstetter scored 12 for the Wildcats and Tyler Fegley 10.
Millersburg got the edge in the JV game, 35-30.
Greenwood (13-2, 9-0) hosts Upper Dauphin Thursday.
Upper Dauphin 69, Juniata 34
ELIZABETHVILLE - Juniata got scoring from a lot of people - the Indians just didn't get a lot of scoring. That was the story in a 69-34 loss to Upper Dauphin in a Tri-Valley League boys basketball game Monday.
"I like the balance. I just wish everybody had about five more points each," Juniata coach Nate Geibel said.
Among the seven who had a line in the score book, Logan Knepp was tops with nine points. The Indians struggled when Scott Sneath picked up three quick fouls early in the game, forcing a change to a freshman point guard, Geibel said.
Upper Dauphin also won the JV game, 61-45.
Juniata hosts Carson Long Friday.
Mount Union 38, Williamsburg 35
MOUNT UNION - Mount Union played well at the free-throw line, hitting 17 of 26 tries, which helped propel the Trojans to a 38-35 Inter-County Conference win over Williamsburg in girls basketball Monday.
Tynita White scored 17 to lead all players, and hit nine of those free throws.
"We got fouled a lot. Our rebounding was excellent tonight. We played good defense in the second half," Mount Union coach Jenny Cunningham said.
Williamsburg won the JV game, 28-21.
Mount Union (6-5, 3-3) hosts Claysburg-Kimmel Wednesday.
Halifax 40, Midd-West 28
MIDDLEBURG - Midd-West's brief winning streak was slowed Monday when Halifax visited, and took away a 40-28 non-league win in girls basketball.
The Wildcats had a strong second half, shooting 9-of-10 at the line in the fourth after Morgan Cox, who led the game with 18 points, scored more than half of those in the third.
Mikayla Beiler scored 11 to lead the Mustangs, and fell just short of a double-double with nine steals.
Halifax won the JV game 41-40 in double overtime.
Midd-West (5-6) travels to Shikellamy Wednesday.
Boys: Mifflin County 4, Bishop McDevitt 0
Girls: Mifflin County 4, Bishop McDevitt 0
HARRISBURG - Mifflin County bowlers picked up a pair of wins against a school that is a member of the Mid-Penn Conference in the first match the Huskies bowled in District 3.
The boys and girls both blanked Bishop McDevitt, 4-0, Monday.
High game for the boys came from Dominick Stuck, who bowled a 185 as part of a 469 series, also the match high. The girls saw Makayla Pearce rolled a 171 in her first game on the way to a 455 series. Kate Pecht had the high game, a 174. Six of the eight scoring bowlers were above 400 in the match.
That makes two wins in a row for the boys, who had a 4-0 victory over Milton at home Saturday. The girls fell to the District 4 visitors.
The boys are now 9-9 overall. The girls are 6-12.
* 9th grade: Park Forest 67, Mifflin County 45. High scorer, Cade Attick 14 points.
* 8th grade: Park Forest 30, Mifflin County 18. High scorer, Ryan Walker 6 points.
* 7th grade: Park Forest 16, Mifflin County 15. High scorer, Cade Shoemaker 5 points. Mifflin County travels to Central Dauphin Thursday.