Local roundup: Williamsport boys beat State College
In a game that saw 19 lead changes and nine ties, Williamsport defeated State College, 68-64, on Tuesday night in State College. Jahad Thomas led the Millionaires with 18 points while Isaiah Washington scored 13. State College’s Jason Costa led all scorers with 19 points.
In girls basketball, Central Columbia defeated Loyalsock, 48-40. Allie Pagana posted nine points in the loss.
Natalie Whitman scored 27 points for Bloomsburg in a 64-44 win over St. John Neumann. Emily Sholder led St. John Neumann with 17 points in the loss.
Jennifer Jackson scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as South Williamsport defeated Millville, 64-60. Maddi Bower led all scorers with 36 points in the loss for Millville.
Maria Kelleher scored 14 points and Lois Lesher added 10 as Lewisburg defeated Hughesville, 51-35. Kierra Croucher scored 12 points to lead Hughesville.
North Penn defeated Cowanesque Valley, 63-53, behind 19 points, 10 rebounds and six steals from Kaitlyn Gaverick. Haley Painter led Cowanesque Valley with 15 points in the loss.
Kim Daugherty scored 21 as Williamson defeated Liberty, 53-31. Cheyenne Jones added 16 points for Willimson in the win.
Molly Robinson scored 26 points as Sayre defeated Mansfield, 37-26. Molly Wood scored 11 points while Emily James added seven in the loss for Mansfield.
In wrestling, District 4 Duals runner-up Benton defeated Sullivan County, 55-22. The Tigers’ Matthew Welliver defeated Shawn Nitcznski, 7-2.
In girls swimming, Williamsport defeated Danville 94-71.
- In boys swimming, Williamsport won two relays to beat Danville, 95-80.
In women’s basketball, Penn College sophomore Jenna Matzinger had a double-double but the Wildcats fell to Penn State York, 70-54. Matzinger finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
In men’s basketball, Penn College freshman Nathaniel Brown notched a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, but the Wildcats fell to Penn State York, 66-55. Sophomore Scott Fenton led the Wildcats with 16 points and sophomore Jesse Newman had 13.
In women’s lacrosse, Lock Haven is ranked No. 10 in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Preseason NCAA Division II Coaches’ Poll.
Defending national champion LIU Post received 13 of 15 first-place votes and is ranked No. 1.
LeMoyne and Adelphi sit at No. 2 and No. 3. West Chester is ranked fourth.
Lock Haven went 11-6 last season and advanced to the PSAC semifinals after winning the PSAC regular-season title.
The Lady Eagles, who return five starters, open the 2013 season March 16 at Shepherd.
In college wrestling, Penn College junior Tyler Myers was named the Penn State University Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week for the third consecutive week and fourth time this season.
Myers, who wrestles at 157 pounds, went 3-1 last week with three pins. He placed second at the Jayhawk Open in Jamestown N.Y. In the championship bout, he was edged out by Tyler Button of Edinboro in a 10-9 decision.
So far this year, Myers has been dominant posting a 20-2 overall record with 16 pins. He is ranked third at 157 pounds in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association.