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Huskies dominate West Perry, 68-26

ELLIOTSBURG — The Mifflin County girls basketball team dominated in all facets on Tuesday night, dismantling West Perry, 68-26, in a non-league matchup in Elliotsburg.

The Huskies (9-9) hit 10 3-pointers and Marissa Gingrich, Brianna Bodtorf and Mya Aumiller each scored in double figures in the victory.

“One of the best things after not playing well last night was to get back on the court,” Mifflin County coach Roger Herto said. “We started slow, only had 11 points in the first quarter, but we played well on defense. Multiple people contributed and we had three in double figures. We moved the ball well tonight and at times I thought we passed too much. We were able to do more with Molly in there and we’re trying to gain some momentum here heading into the postseason next week.”

Mifflin County’s Molly Wagoner made her first start of the season against the Mustangs, scoring eight points while contributing on the defensive end.

“Molly (Wagoner) made her first start back in three years, so that was awesome to see. She played 10 or 11 minutes, had eight points and a couple of blocks. She changes the game when she is in there. We’re able to do more defensively when she’s in there so I’m excited to see what we can do as she gets more involved.”

The Huskies wrap up the 2021 regular season on Friday when they welcome Bellefonte for a non-league District 6 contest.

Mifflin County 68, West Perry 26

MIFFLIN COUNTY

Marissa Gingrich 5 0-0 13, Brianna Bodtorf 4 2-4 11, Mya Aumiller 4 2-2 10, Emma Weaver 3 0-0 9, Molly Wagoner 4 0-0 8, Kate Knable 3 0-0 8, Hanna Rittenhouse 1 2-2 5, Emma Yeager 1 0-0 2, Tessa Pavlova 1 0-0 2, Halle Rittenhouse 0 0-0 0. Totals: 26 6-8 — 68.

3-point goals: Gingrich 3, Weaver 3, Knable 2, Hanna Rittenhouse, Bodtorf.

WEST PERRY

Ella Goodling 5 1-1 11, Bridgette Cless 1 2-2 5, Alexis Hockenberry 1 0-0 3, Maggie Zeigler 1 0-0 3, Alexis Frederick 1 0-0 2, Camryn Smeigh 1 0-0 2, Anna Horn 0 0-0 0, Alyssa Hockenberry 0 0-0 0, Madelyn Weibley 0 0-0 0, Lauren Foster 0 0-0 0. Totals: 10 3-3 — 26.

3-point goals: Cless, Zeigler, Alexis Hockenberry.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

MC 11-19-22-16 — 68

WP 4-5-12-5 — 26

Boys basketball

Bellefonte 61, Mifflin County 48

BELLEFONTE — The Mifflin County boys basketball team raced out to an early lead but couldn’t withstand a strong second half by the Red Raiders in a 61-48 loss in a non-league game against Bellefonte on Tuesday night.

The Huskies led 18-6 after one but the Red Raiders cut the Mifflin County lead to just three at the half. Bellefonte outscored Mifflin County 42-26 the rest of the way.

The Red Raiders were scorching hot from the free-throw line, knocking down 25-of-29 (86.2 percent) of its shots at the line in the victory. The Red Raiders’ Kroell hit 12 free throws in the fourth and Bellefonte made 18-of-21 shots at the line to ice the game in the fourth.

Mifflin County (4-14) will close out the regular season on Friday at Huntingdon before advancing to the District 6 playoffs next week.

Note: First names for Bellefonte were not provided.

Bellefonte 61, Mifflin County 48

BELLEFONTE

B. Eckely-Jones 6 8-8 22, T. Kroell 2 13-14 18, N. Way 6 3-5 16, G. Brungard 1 0-0 2, L. Fisher 1 0-0 2, A. Ebeling 0 1-2 1, C. Crissman 0 0-0 0, G. Fravel 0 0-0 0, D. Cox 0 0-0 0. Totals: 16 25-29 — 61.

3-point goals: Eckely-Jones 2, Way, Kroell.

MIFFLIN COUNTY

Cade Penepacker 5 3-6 14, Ty Felmlee 5 0-0 12, Owen Wise 2 3-4 9, Conner Zimmerman 1 2-2 4, Jace Shoemaker 0 4-4 4, Landen Eichhorn 1 0-0 3, Cole Knable 1 0-0 2, Alex Kline 0 0-0 0, Eli Pennebaker 0 0-0 0. Totals: 15 12-16 — 48.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BEL 6-13-18-24 — 61

MC 18-4-9-17 — 48

Central Columbia 67,

Midd-West 57

BLOOMSBURG — A tough second quarter doomed the Mustangs as Midd-West fell, 67-57 to Pennsylvania Heartland Conference rival Central Columbia on Tuesday night in Bloomsburg.

The Blue Jays outscored the Mustangs 18-4 in the second and maintained that margin the rest of the way despite a 3-point barrage by the Midd-West (6-13, 2-6) offense. The Mustangs hit 11 3-pointers, including three each from Braedon Reid, Griffen Paige and Noah Romig in the loss.

Reid led the Mustangs with 23 points, while Stefan Leitzel scored 12 points and added nine rebounds and three steals. Paige led the Mustangs in assists with six.

The Mustangs now turn their attention to the District 4 Class 4A quarterfinals, when they travel to Danville to face the Ironmen on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Central Columbia 67, Midd-West 57

CENTRAL COLUMBIA

Dylan Harris 9 0-0 23, Russell Gump 9 3-3 21, Garrett McNelis 6 0-0 13, Eli Morrison 2 0-0 4, Logan Welicom 2 0-0 4, Carter Crawford 1 0-0 2, Pete Lanza 0 0-0 0, Cameron Day 0 0-0 0, Connor McKinnon 0 0-0 0, Dylan Gregory 0 0-0 0, Andrew Beagle 0 0-0 0. Totals: 29 3-3 — 67.

3-point goals: Harris 5, McNelis.

MIDD-WEST

Braedon Reid 7 0-1 17, Stefan Leitzel 5 2-2 12, Noah Romig 3 0-0 9, Griffen Paige 3 0-0 9, Chris Fisher 2 0-0 6, Hunter Wolfley 1 0-2 2, Easton Erb 0 0-0 0. Totals: 22 2-5 — 57.

3-point goals: Paige 3, Romig 3, Reid 3, Fisher 2.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

CC 20-18-14-15 — 67

MW 15-4-21-17 — 57

Lourdes Regional 75, Juniata Christian 35

COAL TOWNSHIP — The Juniata Christian boys basketball team’s season came to an end on Tuesday night as the Lions fell to Lourdes Regional in the quarterfinals of the District 4 Class A playoffs, 75-35.

Juniata Christian trailed 19-10 after one quarter of play before Lourdes Regional’s lead swelled to 40-21 at the half. The Loss ends the Lions’ season.

No statistics were made available.

Swimming

Mifflin County and Juniata High School each had swimmers qualify for the District 6 championships that will be held later this week.

Mifflin County’s Rachel King qualified in the 200-yard freestyle and the 50-yard freestyle, while Ella Stuck qualified in the 200-yard freestyle and the 100-yard butterfly. The District 6 Class 3A championships will be held at State College at 4:45 p.m. on March 5.

Juniata’s Emily Houtz qualified for the District 6 Class 2A championships on March 6 in Hollidaysburg. Houtz qualified in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard backstroke.

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