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Midd-West tops Benton, MC adds to meet

From staff reports

BENTON — The Midd-West girls basketball team used suffocating defense and a consistent shooting night on its way to a dominant 52-15 victory over Benton Area on Monday night.

The Mustangs (1-1) got off to a hot start and held a commanding 27-9 lead at the half.

Midd-West hit five 3-pointers in the victory while limiting Benton to just four field goals from the floor.

Six different players scored for Midd-West in the victory. Alexis Walter led the Mustangs with 17 points while adding a pair of threes. Bella Fave added 12 points while Alyssa Snyder and Rylee Shawver each scored eight.

Benton’s Willow Pursel led the team with nine points.

Midd-West returns to play on Friday when it travels to Shamokin Area.

Midd-West 52, Benton 15

BENTON

Willow Pursel 2 5-6 9, Amber Hughes 2 0-3 4, Rylan Hartkorn 0 2-2 2. Totals: 4 7-11– 15.

3-point goals: none.

MIDD-WEST

Alexis Walter 6 3-3 17, Bella Fave 5 0-2 12, Rylee Shawver 3 1-6 8, Alyssa Snyder 4 0-2 8. Totals: 21 5-15 — 52.

3-point goals: Walter 2, Fave 2, Shawver.

Score by quarters

MW — 12-15-8-17 — 52

BA — 3-6-4-2 — 15

Wrestling

The Mifflin County wrestling team added to its home dual meet against State College, adding Lower Dauphin and Bishop McDevitt into the mix for a quad-meet. The meet is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at Mifflin County.

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