From staff reports
HARRISBURG - Jessa Wright scored 12 points but Mifflin County couldn't make enough shots to beat Central Dauphin East Friday.
The Huskies trailed 17-4 early in the second quarter, but roared back and took the lead before the Panthers took it back.
"They came out with a lot of fire," Mifflin County coach Roger Herto said of the Huskies' opponent. "We came back and took the lead a few times. We just really struggled to make shots."
Mifflin County guard Ashleigh Williams and guard/forward Rebeka Knable were held to nine points after scoring 35 against the Panthers at home.
Wright also was held to half her 24 point total from the last meeting, a Huskies win.
Mifflin County was able to hold Central Dauphin East guard Michaela Gelbaugh to 13 points, but this time she got some help. Panthers forward Brittnay Robinson scored a game-high 20 points to pace the East offense.
"They are a very good team," Herto said. "We just have to put this one behind us."
The Huskies (10-9, 7-7 Commonwealth Division) travel to Central Mountain Monday night.
East Juniata 48, Line Mountain 39
COCOLAMUS - Caitlin Hoover was the senior who stepped up big time for East Juniata Friday night.
Hoover scored 13 points and lifted the Tigers in a strong second half for a 48-39 win over Line Mountain in a Tri-Valley League girls basketball game.
"We challenged the girls at halftime," East Juniata coach Travis Quici said. "Caitlin Hoover played fantastic in the second half. We tried to do some things with her offensively and she stepped up."
The 27-point second half where East Juniata took over was a compilation of three things, Quici said.
"It was a combination of Caitlin's play in the second half, Megan made two of her three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and Shelley (Gabel) off the bench stepping up when we needed her to," he said.
East Juniata (12-8, 9-6 TVL) will complete its regular season slate Tuesday when the Tigers host Newport.
Shikellamy 35, Midd-West 27
MIDDLEBURG - Morgan Shirk scored eight points but Midd-West fell to Shikellamy in a Heartland Conference girls basketball game Friday night.
A strong second quarter drew the Mustangs to within two points at the half, down 14-12, but they couldn't overtake Shikellamy in the second half.
Andrea Amerman scored a game-high 11 points and hit the only three of the night for the Braves.
Midd-West will take the floor again Monday night when they host Bucktail.
Mount Union 58, Williamsburg 44
MOUNT UNION - The Trojans went home Friday night pleased with their defensive effort against Inter-County Conference opponent Williamsburg.
In the 58-44 win, Mount Union played a very clean game - only sending the Blue Devils to the line twice - and it translated into the girls basketball victory.
"They're playing defense with a lot more heart," Mount Union coach Jenny Cunningham said, describing the game as a complete team effort.
Offensively, Tynita White paced the Trojans with her game-high 22 points. Ashley Foor chipped in with 17 and Aaliyah Gilbert-Walker notched 11 to round out Mount Union's double-figure scorers.
Stephania Stewart hit 14 in Mount Union's 45-42 JV win.
The Trojans (11-9) host Claysburg-Kimmel Tuesday.
Halifax 55, Greenwood 32
MILLERSTOWN - Morgan Kauffman scored 14 points but Greenwood came up on the short end of a 55-32 loss to Halifax.
Halifax took a strangle hold on the game with a 23-point explosion in the third quarter, led by Kylee Sorichetti, who scored six in the quarter.
Mallory Fortenbaugh and Hattie Kuhns each scored eight points for the Wildcats.
Greenwood will close its regular season on Tuesday night when they host Millersburg.
Milton 58, Midd-West 32
MILTON - Zach Schrader scored nine points, but Midd-West fell 58-32 to Milton Friday night in a Heartland Conference boys basketball game.
Logan Feltman led the way for Milton, draining six threes and scoring a game-high 20 points.
Ascher Marks was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line, but couldn't supplement that effort with any other scoring.
Milton won the junior varsity 43-37 in overtime.
Midd-West will host Warrior Run Tuesday night.
Mount Union 44, Northern Bedford 28
LOYSBURG - A handful of forfeits proved beneficial to Mount Union, which received four of them while giving just one in a 44-28 win over Inter-County Conference opponent Northern Bedford Friday.
The Trojans also got a few solid wins, including first-minute falls by Darrian Stapleton (220) and Tyler Long (145); Jake Boozel added bonus points in a shutout technical fall at 126.
Mount Union coach Corey Wertz said there were things his team needed to work on.
"We need to get in the practice room. We've had three matches this week with no practice," he said.
Mount Union (20-5) hosts Moshannon Valley Monday.
*Ninth grade: Central Dauphin East 27, Mifflin County 22. High scorer, Laiken Turner, seven points. The Huskies are 19-1.
*Ninth grade: Mount Nittany 42, Mifflin County 38. High scorer, Nelson Cook, nine points.
*Eighth grade: Mount Nittany 32, Mifflin County 27. High scorer, Carson King, 15 points.
*Seventh grade: Mifflin County 32, Mount Nittany 21. High scorers, Tyreen Smalley and Nathan Poche, nine points each.