From staff reports
EPHRATA - Despite wrestling without a complete starting lineup, Mifflin County went 4-1 at the Ephrata Duals on Saturday, good enough for a third-place finish.
Mifflin County defeated Daniel Boone (51-30), Columbia (66-16) and Ephrata (57-22) before falling to eventual champion Downingtown East by a 46-20 score. The loss dropped them into the third-place bout where the Huskies defeated Hempfield, 35-33.
This is the second year in a row that Downingtown East has been the stumbling block for the Huskies, who are repeating in the bronze medal spot. Downingtown East defended its crown with a 51-16 victory over Garden Spot in the finals.
Hayden Hidlay (3-0), Isaac Underhill (4-0), Noah Stewart (5-0), Timmy Pearce (4-0) and Noah Myers (5-0) were undefeated on the day, while Brandon Fultz (4-1), Mike Bielski (3-1), Trey Hartsock (3-2) and Jeff Murphy (2-1) had winning records as well.
WYALUSING - Juniata went 4-1 and placed second Saturday at the Wyalusing Rams Wrestling Duals.
The final match, against the host school, couldn't have been closer - It was a 36-all tie after 14 bouts, but Wyalusing Valley got the point to win on the fifth tie-breaking criteria, greater number of six-point decisions (falls, defaults, forfeits and disqualifications). Wyalusing had five to Juniata's four.
The Indians scored huge wins over Sayre and Elk Lake, and got to the last match thanks to a squeaker over Athens, 40-39.
Boiling Springs 51,
BOILING SPRINGS - A difficult second quarter likely cost Greenwood a title at the Paul Corby Tip-Off Tournament Saturday.
The Wildcats struggled in the second, watching a one-point lead from the opening stanza wither away as they were outscored 11-5 in the second. Boiling Springs never trailed after the break.
Greenwood (1-1) travels to Upper Dauphin Tuesday.
Southern Huntingdon 35
THREE SPRINGS - Three Juniata players broke into double figures and the Indians earned the first victory of the Al Ream era, knocking off host Southern Huntingdon in the consolation game of its own tournament, 48-35.
Logan Knepp led the scoring with 15 points, but freshmen Justin Mingle and Tyler Clark contributed 13 apiece, including a 5-for-8 effort at the line by Clark.
The Indians (1-1) travel to Carson Long today.
Juniata Mennonite School 44, Cambria County Christian 37
JOHNSTOWN - Molly Arnold scored 12 points and was named the tournament MVP as Juniata Mennonite won the Cambria County Christian tournament as they defeated the host school in the final, 44-37.
The Lions rode the play of Arnold and Lauren Breon as well as a strong first quarter to top Cambria County Christian and improve to 3-0 on the season.
"(In the first) we played the best quarter of basketball we've played," Juniata Mennonite coach Andy Meiser said. "That quarter we began to put some things together."
The Lions able to get six girls in the scorebook, while Cambria County Christian only had two players score.
For Meiser it was that kind of day.
"That was sort of the story," Meiser said. "They had two girls score and we had six."
Lauren Breon made the all-tournament team for her offensive contributions.
The Lions will take the floor next on Tuesday when they travel to Watsontown Christian at 6:30 p.m.