From staff reports
CARLISLE - Three factors, none of them working in Mifflin County's favor, played into the Huskies' 77-44 loss to Commonwealth Division opponent Carlisle Wednesday.
As identified by Mifflin County coach Aaron Gingrich, Carlisle's outstanding first-half shooting, the Thundering Herd's 3-2 zone and early foul trouble for the Huskies' Curtis Jerzerick and Hunter Wright all culminated in the lospided outcome.
Gingrich further explained that it was because of the Thunder Herds' small court that it was able to break out the zone defense for the first time this season, which shut down Mifflin County.
Hunter Wright and Evan Seby each scored nine points to lead the Huskies. Seby was responsible for three of the Huskies' five 3-pointers.
In JV action, Mifflin County fell, 53-45.
Mifflin County (2-3, 1-3) hosts State College Friday.
Jersey Shore 32,
MIDDLEBURG - Shooting woes were the Mustangs' downfall Wednesday, as 18 percent shooting from the floor resulted in a 32-20 loss to Heartland Conference opponent Jersey Shore in girls basketball action.
Chloe Wagner was the only Mustang to near double digit scoring with her team-high nine points.
Other Midd-West scores included Brianna Beiler (3), Morgan Shirk (5), Kayla Keister (2) and Paige Kauffman (10>
Midd-West (2-2) hosts Selinsgrove Saturday.
Ninth-grade team: Mifflin County 47, Carlisle 21. Riley Rittenhouse was the high scorer with 15 points.
Ninth-grade team: Carlisle 30, Mifflin County 23. Ryan Walker was the high scorer with seven points. Mifflin County hosts Holidaysburg today.