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Huskies drop road contest to Spartans

From staff reports

HERSHEY — The Mifflin County High School boys basketball team held a narrow lead early, but a big second quarter by the Spartans shifted the game in Milton Hershey’s favor as the Huskies dropped a 60-41 Mid-Penn Keystone Division game on Saturday night.

The Huskies trailed by eight at the half but could only muster five points in the fourth as the Spartans pulled away late, behind nine points from Malachi Thomas. Kenny Emile scored a game-high 22 points in the victory, while Thomas added another 16 for Milton Hershey.

Mifflin County’s Conner Zimmerman scored a team-high 17 points and hit four 3-pointers, but was held scoreless in the fourth.

The Huskies hit nine threes in the losing effort. Owen Wise scored nine points and Landen Eichhorn had six.

The Huskies return to action on Wednesday night, when they travel to Cedar Cliff for a Mid-Penn Keystone Division contest.

Milton Hershey 60, Mifflin County 41

MILTON HERSHEY

Kenny Emile 8 0-0 22, Malachi Thomas 7 0-2 16, Alejandro Beriquete 4 2-2 11, Xyshon Lewis-Edwards 3 0-2 7, Larry Onabanwo 1 0-0 2, Jason Burney 0 1-2 1, Richard Mitchell 0 1-2 1, John Regis 0 0-2 0. Totals: 23 4-12 –60.

3-point goals: Emile 6, Thomas 2, Beriquete, Lewis-Edwards.

MIFFLIN COUNTY

Conner Zimmerman 6 1-2 17, Owen Wise 3 0-0 9, Landen Eichhorn 2 0-0 6, Aidan Reed 1 2-4 4, Cade Penepacker 1 0-0 2, Tagg Silfies 1 0-0 2, Alex Kline 0 1-2 1, CJ Gill 0 0-0 0, Quinton Hepner 0 0-0 0. Totals: 14 4-8 –41.

3-point goals: Zimmerman 4, Wise 3, Eichhorn 2.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

MH 12-20-11-17 – 60

MC 14-10-12-5 –41

Girls basketball

Juniata 60, Philipsburg 21

PHILIPSBURG — The Juniata girls basketball team used a strong shooting performance from Mackenzie Bennett on the way to a 60-21 victory over the Mounties on Saturday evening in a non-conference girls basketball contest.

Bennett outscored the Mounties all by herself, scoring a game-high 27 points in the victory. Ava Shearer also scored in double figures in the win for the Indians. Talon Walton scored eight as well for Juniata.

Juniata took a 22-14 lead into the locker room before outscoring Philipsburg 38-7 in the second half.

Juniata returns to action Tuesday when it hosts Newport for a Tri-Valley League girls basketball game.

Juniata 60, Philipsburg 21

JUNIATA

Mackenzie Bennett 12 0-0 27, Ava Shearer 4 2-3 10, Talon Walton 4 0-0 8, Mariska Beward 2 0-0 4, Reagan Lowrey 1 1-2 4, Haley Mummah 1 1-2 3, Autumn Clark 1 0-0 2, Shalelyn Armstrong 1 0-0 2, Anna Mae O’Brien 0 0-0 0. Totals: 22 4-7 — 60.

3-point goals: Bennett 3, Lowrey.

PHILIPSBURG

Khendyl Sharrer 4 2-4 10, Camden Potter 4 0-1 9, Cassie Butterworth 1 0-0 2, Ivy Reed 1 0-0 2, Lauren Sinclair 0 0-0 0, Audrey Smith 0 0-0 0, Abby Ramage 0 0-0 0, Lily Warlow 0 0-0 0, Olivia Gallaher 0 0-0 0, Maddy Malinich 0 0-0 0, Bella Minarchick 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 2-9 –21.

3-point goals: Potter.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

JUN 14-8-20-18 –60

PO 8-6-5-2 –21

Belleville Mennonite 66, Forbes Road 21

BELLEVILLE — The Belleville Mennonite girls basketball team rode a dominant effort from Sonya Yoder, who scored a game-high 34 points to power the Thunder to a convincing 66-21 win over Forbes Road on Saturday afternoon.

The Thunder had three players score in double figures, as Chloe Renno and Karina Renno scored 15 points and 13 points, respectively. Natalie Yoder also added four points for BMS.

Belleville Mennonite played suffocating defense early, outscoring the Cardinals 14-3 in the first before pushing the advantage to 38-12 by halftime. BMS outscored the Cardinals 28-9 in the second half.

Ginnah Kendall scored 12 points for Forbes Road.

“We played a more complete game today,” Thunder coach Brian Renno said. “We ran the floor more intelligently and finished better around the rim.”

The Thunder (4-5, 3-2 ACAA) travel to Bedford CIA on Tuesday.

BMS 66, Forbes Road 21

BMS

Sonya Yoder 13 3-6 34, Chloe Renno 7 1-1 15, Karina Renno 5 0-0 13, Natalie Yoder 2 0-0 4, Miriam Stoltzfus 0 0-0 0, Chloe Sunderland 0 0-0 0. Totals: 14 4-7 –66.

3-point goals: Yoder 4, K. Renno 3.

FORBES ROAD

Ginnah Kendall 4 1-3 12, Taylor Small 3 0-0 7, Kayla Baker 1 0-0 2, Brooke Martz 0 0-0 0, Brenna Snyder 0 0-0 0, Joslyn McConaughey 0 0-0 0, Katie Hess 0 0-0 0, Camryn Home 0 0-0 0, Alexis Doyle 0 0-0 0, Sarah Schepis 0 0-0 0, Morgan DeShong 0 0-0 0, Emma Skiles 0 0-0 0, Kadee Oakman 0 0-0 0, Gracie Foster 0 0-0 0. Totals: 8 1-3 –21.

3-point goals: Kendall 3, Small.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:

BMS 14-24-19-9 –66

FOR 3-9-6-3 –21

Wrestling

Juniata Duals

MIFFLINTOWN — The Juniata High School wrestling team split its dual competition on Saturday at the Juniata Duals, picking up victories over Hollidaysburg and West Branch, while dropping decisions to Bald Eagle Area and Susquenita.

The Indians topped the Golden Tigers of Hollidaysburg, 31-27, behind pins from Casey Smith (120) and Taylor Smith (126), while Jonathan Kauffman (215), Cade Sweitzer (285), Joey Bomberger (106) and Daniel Painter (132) all picked up wins. Painter also scored bonus points with a major decision over Jacob Brua.

Juniata won the dual despite forfeiting three weights. There was no match at 152 pounds.

The Indians other victory came over West Branch, with Juniata pulling out a 41-27 win.

Josh Bomberger, Taylor Smith and Daniel Painter pinned their opponents, while Jonathan Kauffman, Joey Bomberger and Casey Smith won by forfeit.

Juniata fell to Bald Eagle Area 50-11, with the lone victories coming from Taylor Smith and Jonathan Kauffman. Susquenita topped Juniata, 40-30, with Casey Smith, Taylor Smith and Cade Sweitzer winning by fall, while Daniel Painter and Jonathan Kauffman won by forfeit.

Bald Eagle Area finished in first place out of nine teams, while Selinsgrove and West Perry followed.

The Indians return to action on Wednesday when they host Line Mountain.

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