From staff reports
MILLERSTOWN - Greenwood got 11 points each from Hattie Kuhns, Anna Weger and Mallory Fortenbaugh and dispatched Tri-Valley League opponent Upper Dauphin for its fifth-straight win.
"I think that we're starting to gain a lot of confidence," Greenwood coach Amy Davidson said. "They know they can win the games we need to."
The keys for the Wildcats during the win streak has been balance and defense.
A strong third quarter where it held Upper Dauphin to just two field goals was the difference in the win.
"We pride outselves on our defense," Davidson said. "We switch it up a lot to catch everyone off guard. The girls work extremely hard in practice."
Greenwood's team features a total of 18 players that are either freshmen or sophomores, so they continue to learn and mature as the season moves along.
The Wildcats (8-7, 7-3) hope to continue the strong defensive play that has seen them hold five straight teams under 40 points on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. when they travel to East Juniata, who they beat to begin the streak.
Halifax 52, Juniata 42
HALIFAX - Turnovers cost Juniata Thursday night in a 52-42 loss at Halifax in a Tri-Valley League boys basketball game.
The Indians played a solid defensive game, but couldn't take advantage of the opportunities they were given, said coach Al Ream.
Juniata got strong efforts from Josh Parson (16 points) and Logan Knepp (15 points), but it couldn't keep up with Halifax in the middle quarters, being outscored 22-15.
Juniata took the junior varsity game by a 44-42 score.
The Indians will be off for the weekend before traveling to Lancaster Country Day on Tuesday.
Mount Union 54, Tyrone 19
TYRONE - Mount Union rode five pins to a 54-19 win at Tyrone in a wrestling match Thursday night.
Bryton Stidfole (106 pounds), Sage Moist (120) Dylan Smith (152), D.J. Bookwalter (182) and Darrian Stapleton (220) all earned pins for the Trojans.
Mount Union earned five other wins, bringing its total to 10 on the night.
The Trojans took the junior varsity match, 73-19.
The Trojans will be back at it Saturday when they take part in the Juniata Duals.
Midd-West 62, Williamsport11
WILLIAMSPORT - Dalton Klingler started things off for Midd-West, which dominated Williamsport Thursday night in a wrestling match by a 62-11 score.
The Mustangs got seven pins on the night, highlighted by another win for Alex Lieberman.
Tanner Ebright, Alexander Tittle and Corey Stauffer all notched wins in different fashions.
Ebright got a 17-2 technical fall, while Tittle got a disqualification and Stauffer added a forfeit win.
Midd-West will hit the mats again on Saturday at the Bellefonte Duals.
Girls: Cedar Cliff 100, Mifflin County High School 75
Boys: Cedar Cliff 68, Mifflin County High School 64
CAMP HILL - The Mifflin County boys swimming team narrowly missed beating Cedar Cliff Thursday afternoon, walking away with a 68-64 loss.
The girls team also fell to Cedar Cliff by a 100-75 margin.
The Huskies were led by 200 IM wins from Evan Becker and Ali McCurdy.
Becker also took the 100 back stroke, grabbing Mid-Penn and district times in the event and was a part of the first place 200 medley relay team, along with Zack Bonson, Drew Kline and Shane Sennett.
Kline also earned a second win in the 200 freestyle.
"All of the swimmers had an amazing night and really contributed to the close score," Mifflin County coach Amy Houtz said. "It was really great to compete with Cedar Cliff, because they are closer in size and technique to our team. This really made for a wonderful atmosphere for both teams to compete."
The boys 400 free relay team of Kline, Sennett, Bonson and Becker dropped seven seconds off its previous time.
The Huskies will be back in the pool Thursday when they host Central Dauphin.
Ninth-grade team: Mifflin County 41, Hollidaysburg 32; high scorer - Ericka Lepley, 15 points. The Huskies are now 14-0 on the season.
Central Dauphin East 40, Mifflin County 31; high scorer - Nelson Cook,12 points.
Mifflin County 66, Chambersburg 28; winners for the Huskies (10-1) included Josh Snook, Keith Shearer, Lucas Earnest, Trevor Taylor, Jonah Kile, Hunter Michaels, Trent Hidlay, Drayson Sullivan, Scout Kyper, Isaac McClay, Austin Haubrick and Gavin Paterson.
Mount Union 73, Tyrone 19; Trojans to notch falls included Bryce Smith, James Woods, Avery Kyler, Nathanael Morgan, Elijah Atherton and Evan Fortney.