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EJ edges out Midd-West in 34-21 win

From staff reports

MIDDLEBURG–The East Juniata Tigers defeated the Midd-West Mustangs in a low-scoring battle, played on Saturday, in Middleburg. The Tigers won the game 34-21.

Amara Brubaker continued her torrid scoring pace, netting a game-high 14 points. Alyssa Robinson added eight points for East Juniata, as well.

The Tigers got off to a great start, scoring 17 points, half of their total, in the first quarter alone. Robinson scored all eight of her points in the quarter, as Brubaker dropped six.

The Midd-West offense struggled to break through the notoriously stingy East Juniata defense, scoring just 11 points in the first three quarters combined.

Bella Fave led the Mustangs with nine points.

East Juniata 34, Midd-West 21

EAST JUNIATA

Amara Brubaker 7 0-0 14, Alyssa Robinson 3 0-0 8, Marissa Coudriet 2 1-2 5, Cypress Feltman 2 0-0 4, Isabel Naylor 1 1-2 3, Lexi Stuck 0 0-0 0, Carlee Barrick 0 0-0 0, Cadee Becker 0 0-0 0, Leah Sankey 0 0-0 0, Sara Brockbill 0 0-0 0, Grace Hibbs 0 0-0 0, Paige Ritzman 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 2-4 34.

3-point goals: Robinson 2.

MIDD-WEST

Bella Fave 4 0-0 9, Chloe Sauer 1 4-4 6, Rylee Shawver 1 2-2 4, Alexis Walter 1 0-0 2, Leah Ferster 0 0-2 0, Makenna Dietz 0 0-0 0, Carmyn Markley 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Snyder 0 0-0 0, Marlo Spriggle 0 0-0 0, Sage Phillips 0 0-0 0. Totals: 7 6-8 21.

3-point goals: Fave.

SCORE BY QUARTER

EJ: 17-5-10-2 34

MW: 4-0-7-10 21

Boys basketball

Midd-West 59, Benton 34

MIDDLEBURG–The Midd-West Mustangs offense exploded in the first quarter and never looked back. They defeated Benton 59-34, on Saturday, in Middleburg.

Braedon Reid led the way with 15 points, while Stefan Leitzel added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Cole Shutt also snagged 10 rebounds for the Mustangs.

The Mustangs defense also played at the top of their game, not allowing Benton to score more than nine points in a quarter until the fourth.

Midd-West 59, Benton 34

BENTON

M. Steward 6 1-2 14, V. Damante 4 2-4 10, J. Williams 1 1-2 4, G. Beeshline 1 2-2 4, L. Kester 1 0-0 2, C. Seward 0 0-0 0, B. Kocher 0 0-0 0. Totals: 13 6-10 34.

3-point goals: Steward, Williams.

MIDD-WEST: Braedon Reid 7 0-0 15, Stefan Leitzel 4 4-5 12, Cole Shutt 4 1-2 9, Easton Erb 1 2-2 5, Chris Fisher 2 0-1 5, Hunter Wolfley 2 0-0 4, Griffen Paige 2 0-3 4, Eli Swan 1 0-0 2, Noah Romig 1 0-0 2, Shawn Lightner 0 1-2 1, Trevor Sheaffer 0 0-0 0, Garrett Leitzel 0 0-0 0. Totals: 24 8-15 59.

3-point goals: Reid, Erb, Fisher.

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