From staff reports
ELIZABETHVILLE - Victoria Varner scored 22 points and Juniata used a strong second half to defeat Upper Dauphin 63-31 in a Tri-Valley League girls basketball game Thursday.
Juniata scored 37 of its 63 points in the closing half.
"We definitely had a slow start down there," Juniata coach Meghan Geedey said. "We overcame a slow start and made a few adjustments. We took over the game in the second half."
Maddie Zendt scored 14 points for Juniata, while Carly Burns added 13.
The Indians (8-1, 6-0) will play Monday at 7:30 p.m. when they host Newport.
East Juniata 51, Newport 31
NEWPORT - It's not always easy to point out one particular quarter of a basketball game that determines the winner.
Thursday, that was not the case when East Juniata topped Newport, 51-31.
After taking a slim 18-16 lead into the half, the Tigers put up an outstanding 23 points to Newport's four in the third quarter to take a giant lead for the eventual win.
Three-pointers were the name of the game in East Juniata's offense, as Megan Graybill connected on four, and teammates Val Leonard, Laurel Amey and Caitlin Hoover collected one a piece. Graybill had a game-high 14 points.
East Juniata (4-3, 3-3 Tri-Valley League) hosts Millersburg on Monday.
Greenwood 44, Millersburg 31
MILLERSBURG - Greenwood put away a win in Tri-Valley League girls basketball action Thursday, when the Wildcats jumped to an early lead and never looked back in their 44-31 contest with Millersburg.
Morgan Kauffman led the Wildcats with 13 point while teammate Anna Weger also helped spark the offense with her three treys and a 2-pointer for 11 more points.
Greenwood (5-7) travels to Lancaster Country Day on Saturday.
Shikellamy 45, Midd-West 13
MIDDLEBURG - Midd-West gave up bonus points in half the bouts it wrestled against Shikellamy Thursday, and it resulted in a lopsided 45-13 loss for the Mustangs.
In the Heartland Conference matchup, Tanner Ebright (138 pounds) came within one point of a gaining a technical fall over Jared Brown in their 16-2 bout, and that was the biggest win any Mustang posted.
Alex Lieberman (182) and Corey Stauffer (113) both collected decisions for Midd-West's other two wins.
The Mustangs will travel to Williamsport Jan. 16.
Mount Union 52, Glendale 6
FLINTON - The Mount Union wrestling team thrashed Glendale 52-6 at Glendale High School Thursday night.
Robbie Steel lost a close 9-8 decision to Bradon Hughes of Glendale to start the night, but everything went great for the Trojans after that.
Curtis Jury picked up a shutout 4-0 decision over Tanner Martz at 138 pounds to turn the tide in Mount Union's favor.
D.J. Bookwalter and Darrian Stapleton pinned their opponents, as did 285-pounder Nikolas Smith.
The Trojans got technical fall wins from Sage Moist and Jake Boozel and sailed to the lopsided win.
The Trojans will hit the mats Saturday when they compete in the Line Mountain tournament.
Mifflin County 49, State College 41; winners for Mifflin County (8-1) included Christian Fisher, Clayton Wolfgang, Jonah Kile, Hunter Michaels, Drayson Sullivan, Trent Hidlay, Scout Kyper, Isaac McClay, Austin Haubrick and Cole Middaugh.
Mount Union 61, Glendale 33; Andrew Todaro and Nathanael Morgan earned pins
Ninth-grade team: Mifflin County 51, Hollidaysburg 41. Laiken Turner was the lead scorer for Mifflin County (10-0) with13 points.