Local roundup: King’s double-double lifts Sullivan County girls to win

Sullivan County’s Jessica King helped lift the Griffins with a 14-point, 16-rebound double-double in their victory over Pottsville Nativity, 47-42, in the first round of the girls basketball PIAA Class A tournament.

The win comes a day after the Sullivan County boys also defeated Pottsville Nativity.

Mykenzie Malacusky was huge for Sullivan County, scoring 21 points while swiping away a team-high seven steals.

Cowanesque Valley struggled offensively and lost to Lebanon Catholic in the Class A tournament, 65-16.

• Firing in 12 second-half goals, the Lycoming College men’s lacrosse team broke open a two-goal game at halftime with three players finishing with hat tricks as Lycoming scored its most goals in a game since 2013 in a 17-8 win against King’s.

Sophomore Drew Collins led Lycoming with four goals and an assist and junior Andrew Ream and senior Garrett Huff both had three goals.

Bucknell raced out to a six-goal lead in the first quarter and defeated Holy Cross, 12-4. Senior Will Sands became the third Bison to reach the 200-point milestone. He had a goal and three assists in the win.

• In boys basketball, North Penn-Mansfield couldn’t defeat Ridgway, losing in the first round of the PIAA Class AA tournament, 55-42.

Mansfield hung with Ridgway majority of the game, as the Tigers only trailed by five entering the fourth quarter and held a brief one-point lead at halftime.

• Miles Moore recorded his first career three-hit game and Connor Van Hoose had another double-figure strikeout performance on the mound, but Villanova rallied past Bucknell, 6-4, in college baseball in the Bison’s first of five spring break games in Florida.

Luke Hartman also had a multi-hit game as the Bison outhit the Wildcats, 11-8.

Mansfield dropped its Florida opener to Rockhurst, 18-9.

Rockhurst scored eight runs in the first inning to jump out to a big lead. The Hawks went on to score three more runs in the second inning to extend the lead to 11-0.

Rockhurst continued to plate runs with another in the third and four more in the fourth inning.

• The Bucknell women’s lacrosse team trailed by four goals with 12:16 remaining in regulation, but George Washington held on for a 16-9 victory.

Bucknell freshman Eve Calabria came off the bench to record the first five points of her collegiate career, netting four goals and an assist.

• At the Virginia Beach Blast, Penn College split two games, losing to SUNY Fredonia, 8-1, in the first game before bouncing back with a 5-4 win over Shenandoah University.

In the loss, Lexi Heritgage and Mikenna Lyons both had two hits. Montoursville grad Kelsea Dangle had the team’s only run when she hit a home run in the bottom of the second that gave the Wildcats a brief 1-0 lead. Dangle also threw six innings.

Against Shenandoah, Penn College loaded the bases in the first inning and took a 4-0 lead thanks to an Alyssa Gentile grand slam and held off the Hornets late.

Mansfield notched split two games in Cary, S.C. Mansfield beat Shaw in the first game, 12-7, and lost to Virginia State, 9-1.

Senior Raechel Sterner came through in her first at-bat with a one-out RBI single to cut the Bear’s lead to 2-1 at the bottom of the first in game one. Leah McGovern followed suit sending in Sterner and Koryn Wickwire to put Mansfield ahead 4-2 entering the second before Shaw went on to win.

• Bucknell’s Emily Konishi had a hat trick and Colleen Barron, Nina Benson, Sarah Mooney and Regina Younger all had a goal as the Bison went 1-1 at the Aztec Invitational.

Bucknell defeated Sonoma State, 7-3, and lost to No. 11 UC San Diego, 8-4.


Sullivan County 47,

Pottsville Nativity 42

Sullivan County (47)

Alexis Randall 0 2-6 2; Sophia Springman 1 1-2 3; Bethany Beinlich 0 1-2 1; Jessica King 4 6-14 14; Leah Beinlich 1 0-1 2; Mykenzie Malacusky 5 9-12 21; Stefanie Kramer 1 2-2 4. Totals 12 21-39 47.

Pottsville Nativity (42)

Morgan Matlock 1 0-0 3; Julia Klembara 1 1-2 3; Samantha Heenan 3 0-1 7; Kaitlyn Zemantuski 0 0-0 0; Madison Rushannon 1 4-4 7; Bayley McClure 0 3-4 3; Tori Hunyara 4 0-0 8; Madison Clarke 2 3-77; Allison Clarke 1 2-4 4. Totals 13 13-22 42.

Sullivan County 11 10 10 16 — 47

Pottsville Nativity 12 15 4 11 — 42

3-point goals: Sullivan 2 (Malacusky 2), Pottsville Nativity 3 (Matlock 1, Heenan 1, Rushannon1 ).


Lycoming 17, King’s 8

King’s 1 2 3 2 — 8

Lycoming 2 3 6 6 — 17

Lycoming goals: Drew Collins (4), Andrew Ream (3), Garrett Huff (3), Shain Quigley (2), Tyler Thompson (2), Aiden Kirkendall (2), Brandon Waden (1). Lycoming assists: Connor Riorden (1), Andrew Ream (1), Travis Rode (1), Drew Collins (1), Tyler Thompson (1).

King’s goals: Brian Steiger (4), Jared Gambino (2), Alec Martin (1), Holden (1). King’s assists: Brock Johnson (1), Jared Gambino (1), Brian Steiger (1).

Shots on goal: Lycoming 27, King’s 17. Saves: Lycoming (Michael Tenant 8, Tim O’Connor 1) 9, King’s (Matt Basile) 10.

Records: Lycoming (3-2), King’s (1-3).


SUNY Fredonia 8,

Penn College 1

Fredonia 003 022 1 — 8 11 1

Penn College 010 000 0 — 1 9 6

K. Yudin, L. Collorone (7) and E. Fitzsimmons. Kelsea Dangle, Kassie Winters (7) and Alyssa Gentile. W: Yudin (2-0). L: Dangle.

Top SUNY Fredonia hitters: M. Keeler 3-4, 2B, RBI, run; K. Yudin 2-4, 2 runs; K. Dennis 2-3, 2 RBIs, 2 runs. Top Penn College hitters: Mikenna Lyons 2-3; Lexi Heritage 2-4; Kelsea Dangle, HR.

Records: SUNY Fredonia (3-0), Penn College (5-7).