NORTHUMBERLAND - Sam Morgan's 15 points, many of them on second chances, set the pace for Belleville Mennonite in a 49-34 boys basketball win over Northumberland Christian Thursday.
"He pretty much owned the boards," Thunder coach Larry Kauffman said. "He had to have at least 15 rebounds. Several points were stickbacks."
Noah Anders added 13 points in the win, with three successful shots from behind the arc.
Belleville Mennonite (4-13) hosts Sunbury Christian Saturday.
Upper Dauphin 64, Juniata 46
MIFFLINTOWN - Matt Miller put Juniata back on its heels, as the Indians were unable to stop the Upper Dauphin sharpshooter, who scored 25 points - 12 from 3-point land - as the Trojans took a 64-46 victory home in the Tri-Valley League boys basketball game.
The visitors were just shy of doubling Juniata's efforts in the first half.
"Their shots all fell and ours didn't," Juniata coach Al Ream said. "We were a step slow tonight."
It was, he said, symptomatic of being young and lacking practice thanks to the snow days.
"All the little things, we didn't do right tonight," he said.
The loss still leaves the Indians at 9-9 on the District 6 cutoff day, and Ream said his team is playoff bound.
"I've got to take this young team. We're .500 at this point," he said.
Upper Dauphin also won the JV game, 55-27.
Juniata - 7-8 in league play - could make it even on Saturday at Lancaster Country Day.
Greenwood 54, Millersburg 35
MILLERSTOWN - Adam Harrison's 14-point effort led nine Greenwood players who made the score sheet as the Wildcats topped Millersburg, 54-35, in a Tri-Valley League boys basketball game Thursday.
Greenwood kept all of Millersburg's players in single-digit scoring. Wildcats coach Kent Houser said his team shot well and moved the ball well.
"I thought we played really well in spurts," he said. "That kept us from any real long droughts."
The JV game was a close one; Greenwood won it 43-41 in regulation.
The Wildcats (15-5, 11-3) host Halifax Monday.
Williamsburg 63, Mount Union 53
WILLIAMSBURG - If you look at the first quarter score, you'd wonder how Mount Union got so close at the end.
The Trojan boys were down by 20 points - 23-3 - after one period Thursday, but held strong down the stretch. Still, Williamsburg won the Inter-County Conference basketball game, 63-53.
Mount Union coach Joe Komir said he was disappointed with the sluggish start, but pleased with how the kids fought back.
"There was no quit in them at all," he said. But, "This late in the season that shouldn't have happened."
The Trojans (11-9) visit Claysburg-Kimmel Monday.
East Juniata 38, Upper Dauphin 30
ELIZABETHVILLE - Maddie Trego's 10-point night led East Juniata as the Tigers qualified for the District 4 girls basketball tournament with a 38-30 win over Upper Dauphin in Tri-Valley League action Thursday.
The Tigers carried slim leads in each quarter over the home team. Upper Dauphin was held to just one trip to the free throw line.
"We played pretty solid defense tonight," East Juniata coach Travis Quici noted. "Our offense goes in spurts. We had a lot of looks."
The JV game went to Upper Dauphin, 48-25.
East Juniata (11-8) hosts Line Mountain Friday.
Midd-West 44, Milton 28
MIDDLEBURG - A young Milton squad, even receiving two forfeits, was unable to stop Midd-West in a 44-28 Heartland Conference dual meet Thursday.
Tanner Ebright, Alexander Tittle, Zach Longacre, Adam Zerby and Corey Stauffer all won by fall for the Mustangs, who also got majors from Michael Ettinger and Brody McLaughlin. Alex Lieberman beat Milton's Gage Heller in one of the better matchups, between a pair of wrestlers who stand to be postseason contenders.
Mount Union 57,
BELLWOOD - Bellwood-Antis handed two forfeits to Mount Union to start the night, and it just went downhill for the Blue Devils after that.
The Trojans pinned six opponents and won one of the two decisions in the Inter-County Conference match, which Mount Union won 57-15.
* Ninth grade: Altoona 53, Mifflin County 47. High scorer, Caleb Vega 12 points.
* Eighth grade: Altoona 49, Mifflin County 27. High scorer, Carson King 13 points.
* Seventh grade: Mifflin County 43, Altoona 35. High scorer, Eric Shilling 16 points. Mifflin County hosts Mount Nittany Monday.
* Mount Union 66, Bellwood-Antis 33: Pins by Caleb Morgan, Nathanael Morgan, Levi Hockenberry, Josh Boozel, Andrew Todaro, Bryce Smith.