From staff reports
HARRISBURG - Jessa Wright and Rebeka Knable each made free throws in the closing minutes of overtime to give the Mifflin County girls basketball team a critical 62-60 Mid-Penn Commonwealth road win over Central Dauphin.
"I told the girls that we need to find a way to beat an upper-echelon team," Mifflin County coach Roger Herto said. "Tonight we found a way to do that. I'm really proud of them."
Ashleigh Williams scored a game-high 24 points for the Huskies and showed some serious toughness.
"Ashleigh's been a game," Herto said. "She took an elbow and sucked it up and played through it."
Herto pointed to a defensive switch midway though the game that caused Central Dauphin to make some mistakes.
The Huskies outscored Central Dauphin 15-9 in the final quarter to force overtime.
Mifflin County will host Harrisburg on Friday night.
Juniata Mennonite 37, Walnut Street Christian 26
JERSEY SHORE-Valarie Meiser scored 13 points for Juniata Mennonite as the Lions defeated Walnut Street Christian 37-26 in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association girls basketball game Tuesday.
The key for Juniata Mennonite was the play of the second unit when star forward Molly Arnold was in foul trouble.
With Arnold out of the game, the Lions down two points and when she re-entered her team was enjoying a five point lead.
"The second unit did an outstanding job," Lions coach Andy Meiser said. "They did a real nice job plugging the gap."
Juniata Mennonite trailed at halftime and outscored Walnut Street 22-9 in the closing half due to better ball movement.
Meiser employed a match-up zone to limit Walnut Street's best player, Emily Howell, to only 10 points.
"Holding her to 10 points was an accomplishment," Meiser said. "She's a real nice player."
Bethany Saner led the Lions with 16 rebounds on the night.
Juniata Mennonite (5-1, 2-1) won its first game back after a 26-day layoff, but is back in action Friday against Sunbury Christian.
Line Mountain 38
MILLERSTOWN - Greenwood used a balanced effort to defeat Line Mountain 43-38 on Tuesday night in a Tri-Valley League girls basketball game.
Mallory Fortenbaugh and Morgan Kauffman each scored 10 points to lead the way for the Wildcats.
Greenwood will be in action again Thursday when the Wildcats host Upper Dauphin.
East Juniata 79,
Line Mountain 46
HERNDON - Nick Lorenz scored a season-high 33 points and East Juniata used a strong 28 point fourth quarter to bury Line Mountain 79-46 in a Tri-Valley League boys basketball game Tuesday night.
"We saw some adversity for the first time in a while," East Juniata coach Brock Anders said. "We were able to stifle them defensively with six points in the fourth quarter."
Bailey Coder added 22 points on the night and was a perfect 4-for-4 from the foul line and Jeremy Pannebaker chipped in 10 points, draining two threes along the way.
East Juniata started strong with a 22-point opening quarter, but allowed Line Mountain to stay in the game the middle two quarters before the fourth quarter explosion.
The Tigers (10-0, 7-0) will look to stay perfect on the season when take on Lancaster Country Day at home Friday.
Millersburg 57, Juniata 52
MILLERSBURG - Logan Knepp and Justin Mingle each scored 18 points, but Juniata fell to Millersburg 57-52 in a Tri-Valley League boys basketball game Tuesday.
Three crucial second chance opportunities for Millersburg are what cost Juniata down the stretch.
"In the fourth quarter, they crashed the boards harder than we did," Juniata coach Al Ream said. "The effort was there. The kids played hard."
Juniata (6-4, 4-3) will resume conference play Thursday night when it travels to Halifax.
Greenwood 54, Halifax 36
HALIFAX - Once Greenwood kept Halifax away from the free throw line, it had no trouble coming away with a 54-36 Tri-Valley League boys basketball win on Tuesday night.
"We quit parading them to the foul line in the second half," Greenwood coach Kent Houser said.
That difference allowed Greenwood to outscore Halifax 30-11 in the second half.
Houser also credited the bench with keeping Greenwood in the game during the second quarter while the starters were piling up fouls.
Greenwood (8-4, 6-2) will host Line Mountain tonight at 7:30.
Walnut Street Christian 44, Juniata Mennonite 24
JERSEY SHORE - Adrian Martin scored 16 points but Juniata Mennonite School came up on the short end in an Allegheny Christian Athletic Association boys basketball game Tuesday.
The Lions fell 44-24 to Walnut Street Christian.
"We had a lot of inexperience out there," Lions coach Dennis Zimmerman said. "It was like starting over (after a 26-day layoff)."
Bad passes that became turnovers plagued Juniata Mennonite throughout the game, he said.
The Lions (1-5, 1-2) take on Sunbury Christian Friday.
Girls: Chambersburg 106, Mifflin County 64
Boys: Chambersburg 110, Mifflin County 51
BURNHAM - Ali McCurdy, Zach Bonson and Evan Becker each won events and made district times as the Mifflin County boys (110-51) and girls (106-64) each fell to Chambersburg in a Mid-Penn conference swim meet.
Both the boys and girls 400-yard freestyle relay teams each brought home first-place finishes.
The boys team consisted of Drew Kline, Shane Sennett, Zack Bonson and Evan Becker. The girls 400 free team included McCurdy, Allison Besch, Claire Mulke and Jenna Kile.
"I thought the swimmers performed very well tonight," Mifflin County coach Amy Houtz said. "We are entering the busiest part of the our season and they are competing tremendously well and improving with each meet."
Houtz was also impressed with the effort of some of the younger swimmers.
"Shane Sennett swam a wonderful 500 time even though he was under the weather, dropping 15 seconds from his time," Houtz said. "Claire Mulkey and Jackelyn Fultz also had a wonderful meet - they are both freshman."